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100 Best Songs With “Hey” in the Title

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The word “hey” is often used to show a sense of surprise or interest or to attract somebody’s attention. Although the term is a simple informal greeting often used among friends, it’s popularity in mainstream is rather epic. Indeed, with “hey” around, the slightly formal “hi” and the ever formal “hello” have taken a back seat. The term hey in its casual avatar has gone onto become the youth-centric greeting globally. The word is often combined with other greetings or terms to convey a whole new meaning. In songs, the term hey is used to represent a wide spectrum of attributes associated with the heart and mind.

What Message Does “Hey” Convey in Songs?

Singers and songwriters from different genres use the word hey in their songs to express their emotions. The term is used in different contexts to represent ideas and concepts. While certain musicians explore the depth of the term with a serious mindset, the majority use the word in a playful manner to evoke a reaction. The train of thought differs drastically in accordance with what singers and songwriters want to convey with their songs. Numerous tunes combine the word hey with a keyword to draw attention towards a certain aspect.

Certain songs convey a sense of sarcasm with the word hey in their songs. These songs may mock, ridicule, or tease a person in the storyline with a skillfully witty take on double standards. Certain songs adopt a commanding stance with the protagonist asking a person to change their ways. These tunes convey a message revealed through an authoritative mindset. Sometime the pleasure one derives from doing something unusual is portrayed in songs that use the term as a greeting. These tunes express bewilderment at someone or something through a series of events linked with the protagonist.


What Does Hey Symbolize?

In songs, the word hey is used to represent a diverse range of emotive elements. Varied sentiments of the heart are expressed with a sense of surprise or enthusiasm to convey a deeper understanding of a healthy relationship. In certain tunes, the term is used to make a statement about someone or something in a casual manner. Singers and songwriters may highlight a social issue by addressing problem with a relevant form of constructive criticism in the lyrics. These songs use the term hey to call upon people to rise up and fight for their rights.

The purpose of the term hey is explored in accordance with the theme of songs. Different situations and perspectives are brought to life with eventful narratives that empathize with characters in songs. The little nuances that make a relationship stronger are showcased in a poetic manner with the term hey used in the verse or chorus to highlight dual perspectives. Certain musicians explore cynical concepts associated with belief of a society lacking integrity or sincerity. These tunes are rather hard-hitting and rely on a philosophical message which may be conceived as self-explanatory or self-interpretive. Although the term hey represents a wide genre of conceptual ideas, in songs it often denotes

  • Friendship
  • Love
  • Surprise
  • Thoughts
  • Emotions
  • Trust
  • Mindset
  • Awe
  • Impact
  • Awkwardness
  • Greeting
  • Boredom
  • Attention
  • Mind
  • Excitement
  • Appreciation
  • Heart

The list below showcases a collection of rock songs, pop songs, country songs, R&B songs, folk songs, hip hop songs, indie songs, alternative songs, reggae songs, disco songs, synthpop songs, electropop songs, new wave songs, jazz songs, blues songs, EDM songs, and dance songs with hey in the title. If you have a view, opinion, or song suggestion for this “hey playlist”, let us know in the comments section.

Top 10 Best Songs With Hey in the Title

1. “Hey Mama”—David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack

2. “Hey, Hey, Rise Up”—Pink Floyd featuring Andriy Khlyvnyuk of Boombox

3. “Hey Brother”—Avicii

4. “Hey Jude”—The Beatles

5. “Hey Ma”—Pitbull and J Balvin featuring Camila Cabello

6. “Hey Ya!”—Outkast

7. “Snow (Hey Oh)”—Red Hot Chili Peppers

8. “Hey DJ”—CNCO

9. “Hey There Delilah”—Plain White T’s

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10. “Hey Boy, Hey Girl”—The Chemical Brothers


11. “Hey Look Ma, I Made It”—Panic! At the Disco

12. “Heyy”—Lil Baby

13. “Hey Hey Hey”—Katy Perry

14. “Hey Everybody!”—5 Seconds of Summer

15. “Hey Baby”—No Doubt featuring Bounty Killer

16. “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong”—B.J. Thomas

17. “Hey Mr. D.J.”—Zhane

18. “Hey Girl”—Anne Wilson

19. “Hey”—Fais featuring Afrojack

20. “Hey, Ma”—Bon Iver


21. “Hey Lover”—LL Cool J featuring Boyz 2 Men

22. “Hey Mamma”—SunStroke Project

23. “Hey Hey Hey”—Pop Another Bottle featuring Swift K.I.D. and Dev

24. “Hey, Soul Sister”—Train

25. “Hey Pretty Girl”—Kip Moore

26. “Hey Porsche”—Nelly

27. “Hey Baby”—Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike and Diplo featuring Deb’s Daughter

28. “Hey Nineteen”—Steely Dan

29. “Hey Mama”—Black Eyed Peas

30. “Hey God”—Bon Jovi

31. “Hey Leonardo (She Likes Me for Me)”—Blessid Union of Souls

32. “Hey”—Lil Jon featuring 3OH!3

33. “Hey Stoopid”—Alice Cooper

34. “Hey Girl”—Billy Currington

35. “Empty Garden (Hey Hey Johnny)”—Elton John

36. “Hey Now (Mean Muggin)”—Xzibit featuring Keri Hilson

37. “Hey Deanie”—Shaun Cassidy

38. “Say Hey (I Love You)”—Michael Franti & Spearhead featuring Cherine Anderson

39. “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)”—Usher featuring Plies

40. “Hey Baby (Jump Off)”—Bow Wow featuring Omarion


41. “Hey You”—311

42. “Hey Dude”—Kula Shaker

43. “Ho Hey”—The Lumineers

44. “Hey Now”—Martin Solveig and The Cataracs featuring Kyle

45. “Hey Whatever”—Westlife

46. “Hey Young Girl”—Lloyd

47. “Ring Ring Ring (Ha Ha Hey)”—De La Soul

48. “Hey Now Now”—Swirl 360

49. “Hey Jealousy”—Gin Blossoms

50. “Hey Good Lookin”—Hank Williams With His Drifting Cowboys

51. “Slow Dance (Hey Mr. DJ)”—R Kelly and Public Announcement

52. “Hey Ma”—Cam’ron featuring Julez Santana. Freekey Zekey and Toya

53. “Hey Child”—X Ambassadors

54. “Hey, Baby”—Bruce Channel

55. “Hey Mister Heartache”—Kim Wilde

56. “Hey Bobby”—K.T. Oslin

57. “Hey Tonight”—Creedence Clearwater Revival

58. “Hey Loretta”—Loretta Lynn

59. “Hey Bulldog”—The Beatles

60. “Hey Mister (I Need This Job)”—Shenandoah


61. “Hey Man Nice Shot”—Filter

62. “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)”—Pitbull featuring T-Pain

63. “Hey Harmonica Man”—Stevie Wonder

64. “Hey Baby (They’re Playing Our Song)”—The Buckinghams

65. “Hey Little Girl”—Icehouse

66. “Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye”—Steam

67. “Hey Ladies”—Beastie Boys

68. “Hey, Mister Sun”—Bobby Sherman

69. “Hey Donna”—Rhythm Syndicate

70. “Hey, Matthew”—Karel Fialka

71. “Hey Girl”—Freddie Scott

72. “Hey Little One”—Glen Campbell

73. “Hey Boy”—Sia

74. “Hey You”—Bachman—Turner Overdrive

75. “Hey Luv (Anything)”—Mobb Deep featuring 112

76. “Hey Paula”—Paul & Paula

77. “Hey Now”—Tantric

78. “Hey, West Union Man”—Jerry Butler

79. “Hey Love”—Stevie Wonder

80. “Hey You”—Pink Floyd


81. “Hey Little Cobra”—The Rip Chords

82. “Hey Cinderella”—Suzy Bogguss

83. “Hey Lover”—Freddie Jackson

84. “Hey Stephen”—Taylor Swift

85. “Hey Love (Can I Have a Word)”—R. Kelly and Public Announcement featuring Mr. Lee

86. “Hey Sexy Lady”—Shaggy

87. “Hey Baby”—Ted Nugent

88. “Hey Mr. Dream Maker”—Cliff Richard

89. “(Hey You) The Rock Steady Crew”—Rock Steady Crew

90. “Hey Mama”—Kanye West

91. “Hey Now”—Lesley Gore

92. “Hey Joe”—The Jimi Hendrix Experience

93. “Hey-Hey-Hey-Hey!”—Little Richard

94. “Hey Girl Don’t Bother Me”—The Tams

95. “Hey, Jealous Lover”—Frank Sinatra featuring Nelson Riddle and His Orchestra

96. “Hey DJ”—The World’s Famous Supreme Team

97. “Hey, Ba-Ba-Re-Bop”—Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra

98. “Hey There Lonely Girl”—Ruby and the Romantics

99. “Hey Young World”—Slick Rick

100. “Hey You”—The Quireboys

Other Notable Hey Songs

  • “Hey Kid”—Ingrid Michaelson
  • “Hey Now (Think I Got a Feeling)”—Erasure
  • “Hey Stupid, I Love You”—JP Saxe
  • “Hey Now”—London Grammar
  • “Hey, I Won’t Break Your Heart”—Corinne Bailey Rae
  • “Hey Girl”—Lady Gaga
  • “Hey You Got Drugs?”—Tove Lo
  • “Hey Mama!”—EXO-CBX
  • “Hey Angel”—One Direction
  • “(Hey Why) Miss You Sometime”—Pink
  • “Hey Heartbreak”—Jennifer Nettles
  • “Hey, Little Girl”—Elvis Presley
  • “Hey You”—Disturbed
  • “Hey Boy”—Take That
  • “Hey Baby”—Sean Paul
  • “Hey There Sister”—Tom Dice featuring Lize Feryn
  • “Hey Hey Hallelujah”—Rachel Platten
  • “Hey Mami/Play It Right”—Sylvan Esso
  • “Hey Thanks”—The Wonder Years
  • “Hey, No Pressure”—Ray LaMontagne
  • “Hey Love”—Quadron
  • “Hey Baby”—Jonas Brothers
  • “Hey What’s Up?”—Jin Akanishi
  • “Hey Cruel World…”—Marilyn Manson
  • “Hey, Doll”—RuPaul
  • “Hey Ho”—Ludacris featuring Lil’ Kim and Lil Fate
  • “It’s Never Over (Hey Orpheus)”—Arcade Fire
  • “Hey”—Andreas Bourani
  • “Hey You”—Madonna
  • “Hey Mr. DJ (Won’t You Play Another Love Song)”—Per Gessle and Helena Josefsson
  • “Hey”—Pixies
  • “Hey Ho”—Gin Wigmore
  • “Hey Baby (After the Club)”—Ashanti
  • “Hey Boys and Girls (Truth of the World pt. 2)”—Evermore
  • “Hey QT”—QT
  • “Hey School Boy”—Stefy
  • “Hey You”—No Doubt
  • “Hey Girl”—Estelle featuring John Legend and Baby Blue
  • “Hey Little Sweetie”—Little Man Tate
  • “Hey Ladies”—Destiny’s Child
  • “Hey You”—Shakira
  • “Hey Hey Michael You’re Really Fantastic”—Rachel Stamp
  • “Hey! Say!”—Hey! Say! Jump
  • “Hey”—Mitchel Musso
  • “Hey Boy!”—Kim-Lian
  • “Hey Julie”—Fountains of Wayne
  • “Hey, Man!”—Nelly Furtado
  • “Hey Mr. DJ”—Van Morrison
  • “Hey, Hey Helen”—ABBA
  • “Hey You”—Scatman John
  • “Hey Baby (New Rising Sun)”—Jimi Hendrix
  • “Hey There Momma”—The Beach Boys
  • “Hey”—Red Hot Chili Peppers
  • “Hey You, I Love Your Soul”—Skillet
  • “Hey Man (Now You’re Really Living)”—Eels
  • “Hey America”—James Brown
  • “Hey, Hey Lover”—The Heartbreaks
  • “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)”—Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  • “Hey You”—The Exies
  • “Hey Hey”—Dennis Ferrer
  • “Hey Hey”—Paul McCartney
  • “Say Hey”—Kylie Minogue
  • “Hey Foxymophandlemama, That’s Me”—Pearl Jam
  • “Hey Pretty”—Poe
  • “Hey! (So What)”—Dannii Minogue
  • “Hey F*** You”—Beastie Boys
  • “Hey Girl”—Delays
  • “Hey! Luciani”—The Fall
  • “Hey Mister Mister”—Kool G Rap
  • “Hey Joni”—Sonic Youth
  • “Hey Scenesters!”—The Cribs
  • “Hey, Little Rich Girl”—The Specials
  • “Hey Everybody”—DJ Company
  • “Hey Gyp (Dig the Slowness)”—Donovan
  • “Hey Little Man…Wednesday’s Child”—Strawbs
  • “Hey Girl (I Like Your Style)”—The Temptations
  • “Hey Men”—Men Without Hats
  • “Hey, Look Me Over”—Lucille Ball
  • “Hey Boy”—Teddybears featuring Swingfly
  • “Hey Eugene”—Pink Martini
  • “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye”—Leonard Cohen
  • “Hey Fellas”—Trouble Funk
  • “Hey Lucky Lady”—Dolly Parton
  • “Hey Diddle”—Paul and Linda McCartney
  • “Hey What Now!”—The Cockroaches
  • “Hey, Porter”—Johnny Cash
  • “Hey, Hey, What Can I Do”—Led Zeppelin
  • “Hey Girl (This Is Our Time)”—CDB
  • “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)”—Neil Young and Crazy Horse
  • “Hello Hey”—Victoria Silvstedt
  • “Ya Hey”—Vampire Weekend
  • “Hey Bartender”—Johnny Lee
  • “Hey, Mr. Manager”—Badfinger
  • “Hey Bunny”—Cherubs
  • “Hey Little Tomboy”—The Beach Boys
  • “Hey Ho, What You Do To Me”—Guess Who?
  • “Hey Angel’—Dio
  • “Hey Lawdy Mama”—Steppenwolf
  • “Hey Papi”—Jay-Z
  • “Hey Cisco”—Deep Purple
  • “Hey, My Love”—Mark Holden
  • “Hey Brother”—Billy Preston
  • “Hey Alright”—Rottin Razkals
  • “Hey You”—Dope Lemon
  • “Hey Mr. President”—The Warren Brothers
  • “Hey Kid”—Matt Willis
  • “Hey Sandy”—Polaris
  • “Hey Girl”—Small Faces
  • “Hey Little Boy”—Divinyls
  • “Hey Venus”—The Petrol Emotion
  • “Hey Grandma”—Moby Grape
  • “Hey Doll Baby”—Sweethearts of the Rodeo
  • “Hey Operator”—Coney Hatch
  • “Hey Negrita”—The Rolling Stones
  • “Hey Lord”—Helloween
  • “Hey, Gagarin”—Jean-Michael Jarre

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