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10 Best Songs That Start with V

10 Best Songs That Start with V

Music lovers are fiercely protective about their favorite songs, aren’t we? We staunchly defend our favorite artists, genres, and even instruments as we throw on those earbuds and prepare for a lively debate with anyone who dares challenge us. 

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The following list of songs is capped with the letter V--expect some valuable information and varied sounds to add some spice to your music list. Here are the 10 best songs that start with V we’ve found:

V-12 Cadillac by Jewel

Artist and songwriter Jewel knocks out this lighthearted listen with her V-12 Cadillac.

Fernweh Editions Candles

Portraying an easy breezy day on the beach, she pays homage to simpler days as she paints a perfect picture of sun, fun, and romantic possibilities.


Valentine by Olivia Newton John

Valentine is your quintessential schmaltzy ballad that talks about intimate connections with a loved one.

Standing the test of time, distance, and life’s changes, artist Olivia Newton-John promises that she will always love her “valentine”.


Valley Of Lost Souls by Poison 

Poison, that classic hair band who scored dozens of hits in the 80s, penned Valley Of Lost Souls to regale the struggle to climb out of the pits and into the Hollywood limelight.

Fortunately for them, their story has a happy ending and millions of hit singles to attest to their success.


Vampires, Mummies, & The Holy Ghost by Jimmy Buffett 

Jimmy Buffett’s songwriting genius is evident in the story he weaves through the lyrics of Vampires, Mummies, & The Holy Ghost.

Fernweh Editions Candles

In it, he discusses the fact that his own inner turmoil holds him back more than any external conditions and fears. Powerful stuff, Buffett.


Vanilla Sky by Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney’s lyrics may seem convoluted to some, but their poetic nature and powerful imagery beg to be sung, listened to, and enjoyed.

What he was referring to when he penned Vanilla Sky, we may never know. What millions have realized is that the Beatles have a monopoly on unique sound and lyrics that contribute to some truly great music.


Vegetables by Beach Boys 

Sometimes, lyrics are just crafted for the fun of it. The Beach Boys song, Vegetables is proof that some songs are just plain nonsense.

If you wrap up those lyrics with an iconic sound and demand that an award-winning band sing them, however, you have a winning combination. Choose your favorite veggie and dive on in.


Velvet Rope by Janet Jackson

Leave it to a member of the Jackson family to pen something poignant and thought-provoking.

Janet’s velvet sound lends itself perfectly to Velvet Rope, where she sings about the need to belong, and to “come inside the velvet rope”.


Venus by Billy Idol

Billy Idol shows a softer, more romantic side than his traditional fare of hard rock offers us with the song, Venus. His attempts to woo a love interest result in a plea for Venus to come touch the union and make it unforgettable.

Standing in his power during the final stanzas, he proclaims for all to hear that we are all deserving of a touch of love from time to time, though he does it in smooth and poetic text.

Fernweh Editions Candles


Vigilante Man by Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen’s remake of a Woody Guthrie classic calls into question the efficacy of our system of law and order.

In it, he poses a classic question involving whether it’s better for us to govern ourselves, or if we should continue to be beaten down, oppressed, and punished by those calling themselves “vigilante men”.

Regardless of which side you fall on, it’s a perfect opportunity for this singer/songwriter to deliver some thought-provoking entertainment.


Viva Las Vegas by Elvis Presley 

Elvis gets down and dirty with this little ditty. Viva Las Vegas tells the story of excess, intrigue, and dabbling in the Las Vegas underworld, taking part in all sorts of debauchery after becoming hypnotized by bright lights and even brighter entrapments.

Many think that this song was a gateway to Elvis’s downfall and that he was speaking of his penchant for living large while dipping his toe into dangerous waters, both personally and professionally.

One can’t argue, however, that it was a perfect tribute to this city where excess is the norm, and glitter and glitz reign supreme. 


Final Thought

Peruse your favorites, let the variety and voracious nature of these performances inspire you to dig deeper into the world of V. Perhaps you can add a few more favorites to your list; happy listening!