20 Songs About the Sky

The sky blankets our world. It is like a covering that signifies and encompasses everything. The beauty of the sky is that it witnesses the good as well as the bad and covers everyone the same way. 

The magnanimous nature of the sky has convinced many musicians to compose songs. Like the sky itself, the tunes cover a wide range of topics and cater to a variety of genres and ages.

You will find some interesting music based on this theme, including some that refer to Christianity and spirituality. If you are ready to face the sky, keep on reading because these songs are worth listening to.

1. “Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra

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“Mr. Blue Sky” by Electric Light Orchestra is a part of the four-song symphonic piece called Concerto for a Rainy Day. It is the optimistic part of this concerto that heralds the clearing of bad weather. Mr. Blue Sky personifies good weather and represents prosperity and peace over the city. 

This musical masterpiece is a reminder that not everything will go our way as a society. However no matter how difficult it gets, the skies will clear up, the sun will shine and the world will become a happier place. 

2. “A Sky Full Of Stars” by Coldplay

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“A Sky Full of Stars” by Coldplay is about a guy who really loves a girl and puts her on a pedestal. He expresses his love for her by describing her as a sky full of stars; something amazing and worthy of adoration for those who see her.

Many of us have been in this exact same situation where we want to give everything that we have to our significant other. In this case, the love is so strong that the narrator vows to worship her even if she hurts him at some point. 

3. “Sky Full Of Song” by Florence + The Machine

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“Sky Full of Song” by Florence + The Machine is about someone who feels lonely despite having a lot of people around. There are many choices to make and many options to discover but our narrator seems to be waiting for someone nice by their side to move forward in life. 

The song comes from a place of pain and suffering for the singer. The people around her are not happy with the direction she is going in. her father and her lover are both upset with her and she feels stuck. This song will resonate with all those who want to move forward but are waiting for someone to be their anchor. 

4. “Spirit In The Sky” by Doctor and the Medics

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“Spirit in the Sky” by Doctor and the Medics contemplates the matters of death. The singer tells that if he/she were to die, it will be with the spirits in the sky, together with the other good souls who have come to heaven.

The song has Christian references and comments on how we have to work in this world to be with Jesus in the next. The strong theme behind this track is that people should think twice about their actions if they want to go to the sky (the promised land).

5. “Sky Pilot” by Eric Burdon & The Animals

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“Sky Pilot” by Eric Burdon & The Animals is a song about someone who piloted a plane during a war. The pilot has the most terrible view a man could ever face. They see the atrocities mankind commits against each other. 

The song can be deemed anti-war as well as anti-religious because the lyrics clearly indicate that war makes people do things that are condoned by religion and yet the chaplain gives his blessings to go into combat. A lengthy listen at seven minutes, the song is however an interesting listen. 

6. “Midnight Sky” by Miley Cyrus

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“Midnight Sky” by Miley Cyrus is about a girl who had been manipulated by her boyfriend several times until one day she decided to snap out of it. Miley later revealed that the song was about her divorce and the stigma of failure that is placed on women when a marriage fails. 

The Midnight Sky represents Miley’s journey towards freedom as she controls the narrative around her divorce and moves forward to find a happier life. 

7. “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” by The Beatles

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“Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” by The Beatles is about a guy singing accolades for a girl he seems to be in love with. The song has a happy vibe and the world seems to be a beautiful place because “Everyone smiles as you drift past the flowers”. The Beatles use their creative lyrics to describe the girl in a way that you can’t help but fall in love with her. 

8. “Blue Skies” by Willie Nelson

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“Blue Skies” by Willie Nelson is a tale of a man in love. When you are in love, nothing gives you more joy than seeing the person you love. Your heart is filled with pure joy.

This is what the song “Blue Skies” is all about. A man (or a woman) describes the way how it is to be in love.  They compare their feelings to the sky, which is bright and clear.

9. “Palace in the Sky” by Jake Shears

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“Palace in the Sky” by Jake Shears is one of those songs that puts a lighter note on challenges in life. The lyrics indicate that all is not well.

The stars align but there is a place in the sky that is burning. Some listeners believe  Shears is singing praises for his lady love while others feel he has hit a tough spot but manages the struggles in life instead of giving up. 

10. “Goodbye Blue Sky” by Pink Floyd

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“Goodbye Blue Sky” by Pink Floyd is another war song about an enemy warplane that drops bombs on civilians. An innocent child is saying goodbye to the blue sky because everything will be covered in ashes soon, as is the aftermath of all wars, unfortunately. The song is a sad reflection of the cruelty and tragedy that accompanies war. 

11. “Dancing In The Sky” by Dani and Lizzy

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“Dancing in the Sky” by Dani and Lizzy is about someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one. The singer assumes that their loved one must be in heaven and dancing since that is their favorite activity. The narrators of the song believe angels will give them company this time and not the singer.

12. “Timeless Skies” by Al Stewart

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“Timeless Skies” by Al Stewart is about someone who has been contemplating how their life has folded out. The singer remembers life as a kid and how he used to watch the sky from the fields.

Life may have changed and time may have passed but some parts of the world are exactly the same, including the timeless skies. This tune is one of those feel-good nostalgic songs that take you back to old memories.

13. “October Skies” by Mumford & Sons

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“October Skies” by Mumford & Sons is about someone who looks to the one he loves for strength to carry on. You can almost hear the yearning for the presence of their significant other through the lyrics. The October skies hold special meaning for the couple and they would like to be with each other to witness it together. 

14. “Watching The Sky” by Deep Purple

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Deep Purple’s song “Watching the Sky” is about a person who has abandoned their significant other because they feel the other person does not add value to their life. The lyrics indicate that this situation takes place in a hospital. The one who left still wonders if they made the correct decision, and all they can do is stare at the sky to ponder it.

15. “See The Sky About To Rain” by Neil Young

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Neil Young’s song “See the Sky About to Rain” is about someone who has been seeking glory, but he realizes that not everyone can enjoy the wonderful things in life. He strongly believes that he will prosper in life. He looks towards the sky for rain and to give him what he desires.

16. “Skyscraper” by Demi Lovato

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Demi Lovato’s song “Skyscraper” is about a girl who has escaped a toxic relationship; she is broken but steadfast in her resolve. The clouds are weeping for her, but she stands tall as a skyscraper. This is a genuinely inspiring song for all those who need it.

17. “The Sky Is A Neighborhood” by Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters - The Sky Is A Neighborhood (Official Music Video)Foo Fighters – The Sky Is A Neighborhood (Official Music Video)

The Foo Fighters’ song “The Sky is a Neighborhood” is about someone who recognizes the vastness of the planet, that the earth is larger than it appears. The singer aspires to conquer the skies and emerge victoriously; nevertheless, it is unclear whether he will succeed or not.

18. “Idaho Sky” by Carol McComb

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“Idaho Sky” by Carol McComb is a song about someone who considers Idaho a special place, most probably because something memorable or important happened to them there. The singer is reminiscing about the Idaho sky and is likely hoping to remember and revel in the feelings that come when we recall special events in life. 

19. “Sky’s The Limit” by American Authors

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The tune “Sky’s the Limit” by American Authors is about a little child who has ventured out into the world to live for himself, yet he is terrified of it. His father assures him that everything will be alright and that his capabilities are limitless. The song can serve as a motivational song for all those who have doubted their talents. 

20. “Alabama Sky” by Alabama

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Alabama’s song “Alabama Sky” is about a child who has lost their grandfather. The Grandpa was a farmer and was always talking to the youngsters. Now that he’s gone, all that’s left is the Alabama sky, which holds all of the singer’s memories of his grandfather.


You’ve seen a variety of songs about the sky up above; whether they have a happy or sad theme, they’re all about the sky. It is an adventure, and the sky holds the memories of all those who have lived before.

Some tunes equate the skies with being in heaven, which is undoubtedly a nice way for remembering people who have left this world. Thank you for taking the time to read this list, and hope you enjoy these super serene songs about skies!