Sparrows are often used as metaphors or images in songs to symbolize rebirth, creativity, and unwavering love. In music, however, a sparrow can mean just about anything, and the meaning of each song is open to interpretation.
With a few old songs and a few new ones, this playlist has a great mix of songs about sparrows for all occasions.
So without further ado, here is my list of the best songs about sparrows!
1. Sparrow by Simon & Garfunkel
Simon & Garfunkel could sing a song about just about anything and make it sound like a hit song. This 1964 version of “Sparrow” is no different and sees the duo use a sparrow as a metaphor for a lonely life.
“Sparrow” featured on the album Wednesday morning, 3:00 a.m., and it’s a song I never get tired of. Experience Simon & Garfunkel at their best when you add “Sparrow” to your playlist.
2. Dolly Parton’s Little Sparrow
No music playlist is complete without the addition of a Dolly Parton song. “Little Sparrow” was released in 2001 and is a song about a woman who has been wronged by her lover. Dolly delivers a powerful vocal performance as only she can when singing a sparrow who wants to be free.
We’ve all felt lost or hurt by the one we love, and Parton’s song “Little Sparrow” is one we can all relate to. “Little Sparrow” takes second place on my playlist and is a must-have for any occasion.
3. Sparrow in the Birch by The Crofts Family
If you love Christmas music, you have to listen to “Sparrow in the Birch” because it’s on my list. Released in 2014, the song is featured on the Crofts family’s Christmas hit album.
Family bands are always great, and the Crofts family are sure to add some cheer to your Christmas season when you add “Sparrow in the Birch” to your playlist.
4. Sparrows by Jason Gray
Sparrows have a strong presence in the Bible. Based on Matthew’s scriptures, Jason Gray’s 2016 hit song “Sparrows” is all the comfort you need that God loves you.
The song is on the album where the light enters and is a reminder that with God by your side, you will never be alone.
Add some of God’s love to your playlist today when you listen to Jason Gray’s “Sparrows.”
5. Sparrow by Emeli Sande
Emeli Sande adds a bit of gospel influence to her song “Sparrow.” Released in 2019 on his album Real lifeSande uses the metaphor of a sparrow to spread her positivity.
“Sparrow” is just one of the singer’s many powerful songs, and combined with her captivating vocals, she has the ability to bring positivity to even the darkest of days.
Feel the love when you hear Emeli Sande sing “Sparrow” by adding it to your sparrow song playlist.
6. I Can’t Feel It Anymore (Song of the Sparrow) by William Fitzsimmons
William Fitzsimmons might not be a name you’ll have heard before, but it’s certainly not one you’ll soon forget when you listen to his song “I Don’t Feel it Anymore.” Also called “Song of the Sparrow”, it was released in 2008 on the album The sparrow and the crow.
Fitzsimmons bares his emotions for all to see as he sings about the hurt and pain we’ve all had to go through in life. Grab the tissues because “I can’t smell it anymore” is a heartbreaking note.
7. Her Eye is on the Sparrow by Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount
Taken from the original film soundtrack Sister Act 2: back to normal is a song by Lauryn Hill and Tanya Blount. “His Eye is on the Sparrow” is a beautiful gospel piece based on the words of Matthew and the Psalms and once again speaks of God’s love.
Add some soul to your Christian music playlist when you add “His Eye is on The Sparrow” to your playlist of top sparrow songs.
8. Sparrow Song by SayWeCanFly
SawWeCanFly brings us an emotional song about reuniting with their song “Song of the Sparrow.” Released in 2015 on the album Between the rosessingers find themselves wanting to be free from pain and pain when they wish to be like a sparrow.
“Song of the Sparrow” has a melodic and emotional sound that will find its way into your heart. This song is a must for anyone who needs refuge from their own mind and thoughts.
9. Sparrow by Marvin Gaye
The king of soul music, Marvin Gaye, released a series of hits that made him a household name in the 70s. One of his best songs, “Sparrow”, was released in 1978 on the album Here my dear and saw the singer use the bird as a symbol of his creativity.
The sparrow is often seen as a symbol of the divine, making it perfect for your list of the best sparrow songs. Listen to it and feel Gaye’s words calm your soul.
10. The Sparrows Will Sing by Marianne Faithfull
Bringing me to the end of my list is a sweet song by singer Marianne Faithfull. Released in 2014, “Sparrows Will Sing” was featured on the album Give my love to London.
The song is essentially about the meaning of life and youth and explores innocence in an otherwise ungodly land. Add this one to your playlist today and enjoy the sweet sounds of Marianne Faithfull in all its glory.