20 Songs That Start With The Letter A

The first letter of the alphabet is the theme for this list and you will see a lot of interesting songs from a wide variety of genres! Most of the songs on this list are very familiar because they were performed by iconic artists who made a great impact on the music scene. Some of the songs listed have taken the musicians to the heights of fame.

Let’s see what the letter A has in store for us!

1. “A Little At A Time” by Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton - A Little At A TimeDolly Parton – A Little At A Time

This song was written by Dolly Parton that tells the story of a working woman trying to make ends meet. More than that, it’s a simple tale about how everybody goes through every single day and how they get by as they work to get the things they want. The message is sweet and simple – a little at a time is how we live our daily life.

2. “A Little More” by Alessia Cara

Alessia Cara- A Little More (Official Video)Alessia Cara- A Little More (Official Video)

“A Little More” is a story about wanting to have a deeper connection with your partner. Our lead vocalist gives a glimpse into her heart and shares how she wishes somebody will knock on her door to make us experience the things that we like. A part of the song that mentions, “take a drill into my brain” means we all need a little reassurance from the other person to make us realize that their feelings are also true.

3. “A Head Full Of Dreams” by Coldplay

Coldplay - A Head Full Of Dreams (Official Video)Coldplay – A Head Full Of Dreams (Official Video)

“A Head Full Of Dreams” is a song that has a wide-eyed look for the world. It speaks about positivity and that there’s good in almost everything but it just has to take a while before you realize it. It’s an emotionally beautiful song that reminds us to continue dreaming and look forward that at some point, it will all come true.

4. “A Moment Like This” by Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson - A Moment Like This (VIDEO)Kelly Clarkson – A Moment Like This (VIDEO)

This song by Kelly Clarkson expresses the feeling of being overwhelmed by the things that you have dreamt about before that finally come true. It could be love, a good relationship, or achievements. “Some people wait a lifetime”   but then the moment is finally there and the dream is present right before your very eyes.

5. “A Day Without Me” by U2

U2-A Day Without Me (Lyrics)U2-A Day Without Me (Lyrics)

The song is about transcending yourself and going beyond your ego. It’s about getting out of your usual self, finding your purpose and God’s will to serve others. You have come to a point that you realize that it’s the world of “self” and every once in a while you would like to experience “A Day Without Me” – a day where God just seems to carry everything and do the right things naturally.

6. “A Teardrop to the Sea” by Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi - A Teardrop To The Sea (Lyric Video)Bon Jovi – A Teardrop To The Sea (Lyric Video)

“A Teardrop To The Sea” by Bon Jovi speaks about things that will eventually become irrelevant as it all goes down to just a memory. It’s realizing that love is all you need and you wish that you have someone to pick you up when you’re down. The song tells you that sometimes you need to surrender everything to be with someone that you truly love. 

7. “A Winter’s Tale” by Queen

Queen - A Winter's Tale (Official Video)Queen – A Winter’s Tale (Official Video)

Freddie Mercury wrote this song while he was inside the “Duck House” where he observed a lot of things while looking out the window. The song has a dreamy, almost psychedelic feel. He talks about life and about the little time that he has left. This one is a great reminder to appreciate all the little things in life and wish to have more time to enjoy them.

8. “A Change of Heart” by The 1975

The 1975 - A Change Of Heart (Official Video)The 1975 – A Change Of Heart (Official Video)

This song speaks about falling out of love, regrets, and the fading feelings of infatuation for someone as you discover their flaws and imperfections. This song is a gradual realization of how your special person truly is as you take notice of the unpleasant things that made you fall out of love.

9. “A Woman’s Worth” by Alicia Keys

Alicia Keys - A Woman's Worth (Official HD Video)Alicia Keys – A Woman’s Worth (Official HD Video)

“A Woman’s Worth” by Alicia Keys is about women empowerment and self-esteem. It speaks about how important it is to be kind and treat your woman right. A real man realizes the value of a woman and is not afraid to please her in many ways. For all those out there looking to impress a woman, remember that treating her right is way more important than material things.

10. “A New Machine” by Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd - A New Machine/ "Terminal Frost" (Live Remix 2019)Pink Floyd – A New Machine/ “Terminal Frost” (Live Remix 2019)

“A New Machine” by Pink Floyd is a direct and simple song that is separated into two parts. The song is about a machine’s perspective about the life of a person. The machine gets tired of waiting to be used as it observes how the daily life of man is so busy and stressful. The machine is reminding its human that nobody lives forever so he better ask the machine for help to get things done

11. “A Fool In Love” by Ike & Tina Turner

Ike and Tina Turner - A Fool in LoveIke and Tina Turner – A Fool in Love

As the title suggests, this is the tale of a toxic love story where the woman continues to go over and beyond for her lover, even when he mistreats her. Sometimes in life, we experience a one-sided love that makes us happy or sad but only fools disregard everything else just to be with the person they love.

12. “A League Of Notions” by Al Stewart

Al Stewart -  A League of NotionsAl Stewart – A League of Notions

“A League of Notions” is based on the establishment of The League of Nations after the First World War. It talks about the Treaty of Versailles and how nations redrew their borders to suit the agreement. The League was not as effective as idealized because it could not prevent the disruption of the world’s security and peace and the world went on to endure the Second World War.

13. “A Place In This World” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift - A Place in This World (Audio)Taylor Swift – A Place in This World (Audio)

“A Place In this World” is about life’s ups and downs, and trying to find your place in this world. Taylor knows that she has to figure out things on her own and that there will be good and bad things along the way. It’s following your dreams no matter what happens as you try to make a place for yourself in this world.

14. “A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton

Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles (Official Music Video)Vanessa Carlton – A Thousand Miles (Official Music Video)

“A Thousand Miles” by Vanessa Carlton is about missing someone who is not present. The protagonist enthusiastically tells us that there is no problem in walking a thousand miles just to see that special someone. The singer shares her desires by ignoring people on the streets because her mind is too occupied. She just wants to get to the destination and her head is filled with thoughts of this person she is going to meet!

15. “A Little Less Conversation” by Elvis Presley

Junkie XL, Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation (Official JXL Remix)Junkie XL, Elvis Presley – A Little Less Conversation (Official JXL Remix)

Elvis Presley speaks for many people when he uses the lyrics in this song to express eagerness to go beyond words and conversation with a special someone. Our singer is getting bored of all the talks and the waiting game and wants to have immediate satisfaction as mentioned in the line “Girl, it’s getting late, getting upset waiting around”.

16. “A Man For All Seasons” by Al Stewart

Al Stewart - A Man For All SeasonsAl Stewart – A Man For All Seasons

This song by Al Stewart is about Sir Thomas More whom he called “The man for all seasons”. He was elected to the Parliament and later on become the Speaker of the House. Thomas came in conflict with the king and refused to go along with the plan. He was denounced as a traitor and was imprisoned in the Tower of London until he was executed. A year later his wife met the same fate.

17. “A Little Bit of Your Heart” by Ariana Grande

Ariana Grande - Just a Little Bit of Your Heart (Lyrics)Ariana Grande – Just a Little Bit of Your Heart (Lyrics)

This song by Ariana Grande is about a person who is experiencing a broken relationship. It’s knowing that you are being cheated on but you still choose to stay because you are desperately in love with that person. It’s a song for all those who have been betrayed in love and how the heart yearns even when they know it wouldn’t be reciprocated. All they want is a little bit of the heart.

18. “A Million Lights” by Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole -  A Million Lights ( Music Video)Cheryl Cole – A Million Lights ( Music Video)

“A Million Lights” is a song about missing someone that is beyond reach and hoping that somehow you’ll be together again. You can hear the sadness of being alone and the heartfelt desire to have someone to hold and be with you for the rest of your life. It is also looking forward to the future where you will finally be together and fulfill your hopes and dreams.

19. “A Thousand Years (Part Two)” by Christina Perri

Christina Perri ft. Steve Kazee - A Thousand Years, Pt. 2Christina Perri ft. Steve Kazee – A Thousand Years, Pt. 2

This song was written for the movie Breaking Dawn part 2 where the lovers Edward and Bella were afraid of their feelings for each other their love affair was rife with conflict. Edward waited forever to find Bella until events unfolded and he realized that they were destined to be together for eternity!

20. “A Year Without Rain” by Selena Gomez & The Scene

Selena Gomez & The Scene - A Year Without RainSelena Gomez & The Scene – A Year Without Rain

“A Year Without Rain” by Selena Gomez is about misery but not losing hope. It tells about the feeling of yearning for someone you loved forever but they are gone in an instant. The singer draws parallels with having no rain for a year and the heart being as barren as a desert. The song also conveys that there’s hope when the rain pours down and that someone special will be back in your life.


This is it! We have a list of 20 songs that starts with the letter A and as you may notice, the lineup of songs is kind of motivating as they mostly urge to reminisce, look forward, and move on to the future.

The variety of genres on this list is amazing as the list goes from one iconic artist to another over different periods of time. So which one of these songs did you play again. There are so many gems here that will become a part of your playlist. Best of luck!