20 Best Songs That Start with E

Whether E is the “Letter of the Day” or it’s a favorite letter in the alphabet, sometimes creating a playlist is the best way to commemorate this unique vowel. Following is a list of the twenty best songs that start with the letter E. 

“Everytime” – Britney Spears

The pop ballad “Everytime” features breathy vocals and asks for forgiveness for accidentally hurting a previous partner in its lyrics. Critics praised the song’s eerie lyrics and its organic feel in contrast to most of the tracks on its host album, and it garnered generally favorable reviews.

For Spears, “Everytime” is a really intimate song. Fans thought she penned the song as a critique of her romance with Justin Timberlake.

Britney Spears wrote and recorded the song “Everytime” for her fourth studio album, In the Zone (2003). On May 10, 2004, it was made available as the third single from the album.

“Elevation” – U2

While many people either love or loathe U2, this iconic rock group has remained the biggest band to come out of Ireland since they first formed in 1976. “Elevation” topped the charts when it was released off of their album “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” in 2000.

With bass heavy riffs courtesy of Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr on drums, and The Edge’s iconic guitar work, it’s no wonder “Elevation” gets the crowd on their feet whenever they start to play it.

“End Game” – Taylor Swift featuring Ed Sheeran and Future

No musical list could be complete without Taylor Swift. “End Game” features lyrics of longing and lust, and could possibly be one of the catchiest tunes to hit the airwaves in 2017.

What’s particularly fun about this song is the cameos from Ed Sheeran and Future. This adds to its universal appeal and makes it one of the most popular songs in Taylor Swift’s catalog. 

“Eraser” – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran is no stranger to decadence and life in the fast lane. “Eraser” speaks of the excess of fame and the night life musicians are accustomed to, and what happens when this lifestyle inevitable catches up with them.

While the beats are melodic and uplifting, the message behind this song is a great reminder about what happens when the excess of partying becomes too much. 

“Even Flow” – Pearl Jam

An iconic band that burst out of Seattle’s grunge scene, Pearl Jam is known for their raucous live shows and dedication to their craft.

“Evenflow” is a song about a homeless man who has been shunned from the rest of society and has found acceptance in his situation. Pearl Jam has never shied away from social commentary, and “Evenflow” is a great example of this.

“Every Breath You Take” – The Police

Once considered one of the top wedding songs, “Every Breath You Take” is actually a song about a man obsessed with a woman to the point of stalking her.

While not exactly the romantic ballad people once thought it to be, it’s still pretty catchy and has remained one of The Police’s most popular songs to this day. 

“Everything I Wanted” – Billie Eilish

“Everything I wanted” is one of Billie Eilish’s most personal songs she’s ever written.

Fame is not all it’s cracked up to be, and Billie Eilish does a great job of conveying her feelings about this as she grapples with balancing her personal life with the expectations put upon pop stars.

Featuring a dreamy, ethereal beat and soft piano cords, this song is perfect for rainy days and introspection. 

“Everything You Want” – Vertical Horizon

“Everything You Want” by Vertical Horizon was one of the hottest songs on the radio in the nineties.

While Vertical Horizon has since faded in popularity, they’re still active in the live music scene. “Everything You Want” remains one of the best songs about being in love with someone and that love not being reciprocated. 

“Everywhere” – Tim McGraw

Keeping with the theme of lost loves, “Everywhere” by Tim McGraw explores what happens when two people don’t share the same plans for their lives together and choose to go their separate ways.

In “Everywhere,” Tim McGraw sings about the love he still has for his ex and how he still “sees” her wherever he travels.

This old, familiar feeling of wondering what happened to a past love resonates with fans, and is a great song for those times when one is feeling nostalgic for the past. 

“Evergreen” – The Psychedelic Furs

This hidden gen by The Psychedelic Furs was released in summer of 2021 amid the era of lockdown and cancelled live events.

Richard Butler’s iconic voice lends depth to the lyrics which touch on the circle of life and what happens towards the end of it.

While some may think such lyrics are too sad for an iconic band known for pop hits in the eighties, this radio friendly song is sure to become a classic hit.

“E.T” – Katy Perry

Katy Perry’s song “E.T” is about a girl who falls in love with an extraterrestrial and notices his resemblance to the protagonist E.T. in the 1982 film of the same name by Steven Spielberg.

It wasn’t the first time Perry had used an idea from a movie, but it was the most commercially successful: “E.T” became Perry’s first certified Platinum single and endures as one of her signature songs.

What makes this song unique is that it features an E.T. phone home sound effect as the chorus, while the narrator sings about calling E.T. and his response, “Who dat?”. 

“Everlong” – Foo Fighters

The song “Everlong” by Foo Fighters is an acoustic and bluesy rock song. It is about a man who falls in love with a woman that then leaves him.

It uses metaphors and comparisons to paint the picture of how his heart was broken after being rejected by her. This is a song that can be listened to by anyone, but it is a very good breakup song.

Instead of focusing on love, like most other breakup songs out there, this one focuses on heartbreak and the struggle to get over someone.

“Eternal Flame” – The Bangles

The song “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles is about a girl who sees her lover differently from the one she initially knew.

She builds her own self-esteem by describing that his love was something that “was not meant to be. It was eternal flame”.

It is a special song since it was the first song by this band to chart on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. However, it is not well known by many people.

“Everything Has Changed” – Taylor Swift

“Everything Has Changed” by Taylor Swift is about a girl who has become complacent in her relationship and doesn’t realize how things have changed. She says that she and her significant other’s relationship is perfect from the outside.

However, when she looks in the mirror, she realizes that changes need to be made. This song’s common theme is that the protagonist does not turn her relationship around from bad to good.

It is a deep song with a positive message of moving on when things don’t work out.

“Everything’s Not Lost” – Coldplay

The song “Everything’s Not Lost” by Coldplay is a bittersweet ballad about overcoming heartache and struggling to believe in oneself.

It uses music to describe the protagonist’s emotions and struggles, and the lyrics are powerful enough to make anyone who has ever struggled through heartache relate to them.

The song also describes how everyone is an individual and how vast experiences can be with the right attitude. This song is about looking for hope and having faith, even if it isn’t always easy.

“Everlasting Love” – Bob Seger

The song “Everlasting Love” by Bob Seger talks about a flawed but still compelling relationship. Seger compares the love in the song to a car that is old but continues to run.

It may not be pretty anymore, but it still gets him from point A to point B, which counts. The lyrics to this song are meaningful and sad but never really romantic.

It is a song that someone can listen to while at work because it doesn’t have any over-the-top drama or get them pumped up and focused.

“Everything” – Lifehouse

The song “Everything” by Lifehouse has a prevalent theme of love, but it is very different from any other song that talks about love. It also has a unique approach to love and how it is unattainable.

The protagonist in the song says that he would do absolutely anything for his love. He says that he would ride a bike, chop off his right arm, and even swallow a bullet for her.

This is a very powerful song because it truly shows the depth of love uniquely. It is not meant to be a romanticized love song. Instead, it is about the strength of an unselfish need for affection or acceptance.

“Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” – Rupert Holmes

“Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is an extremely emotional song. Singing about the death of an ex-girlfriend, Rupert Holmes uses his emotions to convey the true and honest effect an ex-lover has on your life.

This is a very well-known song, but not many people understand the depth of the lyrics. In this song, the protagonist is feeling lost without his ex-girlfriend and does not know how to move on.

The chorus is, “Don’t take the love from me. I can’t continue on”. This song is about how meaningful and significant the life of an ex could be, even after you have moved on from their relationship.

“Everything in Its Right Place” – Radiohead

The song “Everything in Its Right Place” by Radiohead does not necessarily talk about love but rather a troubled relationship. It gets into the details of what love could be like if it wasn’t emotional and based on the right place.

The song is about not being able to find a love that could be true, because all of the ones out there are flawed. Ultimately, it is about the truth and the idea that you can’t be with someone who is not “everything in its right place”.

It has a very electronic sound with a lot of synthesizing instruments, particularly the piano.

“Everybody’s Fool” – Evanescence

The song “Everybody’s Fool” by Evanescence is about a girl who knows that the boy she loves will commit suicide, and she decides to abandon him.

After he is dead, she realizes that her feelings of love are not genuine and that she was just chasing after him. She is also selfish in this song because she says that it will be her fault if he dies.

This song shows a variety of emotions from the protagonist. She is hurt and sad, but she is also confused and can’t understand her feelings. In a way, this song is very realistic, and it could happen in real life.


Born and raised in Austin, David is a dedicated writer and avid fragrance lover. When he's not trying out perfumes, he enjoys traveling and exploring new restaurants.

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