Human beings are naturally curious creatures. We try to find answers and solutions to everything. But not everything can be tied up in a neat little bow; you have to spend time searching. These songs about curiosity ask the questions we all ask ourselves and will have you wanting to find out more.
We need to find answers, whether it is love, education, or existence itself. If you have ever been curious about something, this playlist is for you.
The songs we cover show that you are not alone. There are many curious people out there that have the same questions as you do.
21 Songs About Curiosity
These songs about curiosity will increase your need to know more. Maybe you will find some answers, and maybe you will have even more questions. Let’s find out!
1. Curious Creature – Five Mile Town
Well, aren’t you a curious creature? Our first song on the songs about curiosity playlist focuses on a man, the curious creature, who does whatever it takes just to move on. It shows the neverending zeal to find yourself.
The singer asks if anyone will remember his story or if people will forget about him. Even though he thinks he might have seen it all, the man still wants to do more research to quench his curiosity.
2. Curious – Rich Brian
This man’s curiosity concerns our existence. He mentions different scenarios, such as what would happen if everything was fake and if all ended.
He also wonders where rap would be without people like Drake, and Lil Wayne then ends up overthinking. The rap is like the thought process most of us go through because of overthinking.
3. Curious – Sam Wills
Hiding secrets from others is almost sure to arouse their curiosity. The more you try to hide something, the more curious you make those around you.
The singer is also curious about how far he will go for the person he loves, a question most of us have. There are no guarantees in love; we all wonder how far we will go and the changes we are willing to make for those we love.
4. Curious – Hayley Kiyoko
Hayley wonders who is texting and calling the person she is interested in. She is curious whether the relationship is serious.
The girl she likes seems to like another guy, and she is curious if they kiss or touch each other the way they used to. She says the girl that she likes is lesbian but is dating a guy out of fear of society.
5. Curious One – Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi
Ready for a musical and spiritual experience? Carla and Matthias join the ranks of songs about curiosity with their song “Curious One.”
The simple yet captivating violin and drum instrumentals with Carla’s haunting voice will transport you to a different dimension. This is the kind of music you can listen to as it is the kind of music everyone should experience at least once in their lives.
6. Upside Down – Jack Johnson
Jack Johnson takes Curious George’s spirit. He sings of wanting to find things that others say cannot be found and is ready to turn the whole world upside down to find them.
His curiosity pushes him to do whatever he thinks of, asking questions that others don’t. It is this childlike curiosity that I relate to, and so might you.
Nothing is impossible, and there is nothing that cannot be found. It is up to us to search until we can find whatever we seek.
7. Curious Creature – Emi Meyer
This song asks all the questions that we all think of from time to time but never gives them a voice. Emi Meyer bounces from topic to topic; she even asks what others might think of her.
The simple accompanying instrumentals make this an interesting piece. You can put this song on as you go about your business, as its calming tunes provide the best background noise.
8. Where is My Mind – Pixies
The Pixies explored interesting subjects with this piece. Even though the song was originally inspired by a scuba trip, he talks about being lost in life.
Sometimes we don’t know where we are going, and that’s fine. We have many questions, curious about everything, but don’t know where to start. If you’ve ever been in this situation, take it easy. Seek comfort from your loved ones.
9. Do You Really Want to Hurt Me – Culture Club
Being in love can be weird, especially when it is someone who does not feel the same way about you. Most people are not ready to let go of those they love, even those who mistreat or abuse them.
He raises questions like “Do you really want to hurt me?” and “Do you really want to make me cry?” Boy George didn’t want the song to be released as it was a very personal one about his relationship with the band’s drummer.
10. I Need to Know – Barbie as the Island Princess
This song is from Barbie’s adventures in Disney’s Barbie as the Island Princess. Lost on an island when she was a child, Rosella (Ro) has never come across other humans until Prince Antonio washes up on her island.
She is now curious about where she comes from and whether she has a family. She cannot tell what is waiting on the other side but decides to take a leap of faith. Meanwhile, the price is curious about the feelings inside concerning Ro. It is a fun duet to sing during karaoke.
11. Life On Mars? – David Bowie
We have been asking this question since humans discovered Mars, and the answer is still not clear. David Bowie raised this question as a way to escape.
It’s also about the story of a young girl who wants to go to the movies but her parents don’t like the idea. She escapes and goes there, only to find out the movie was not entertaining.
David Bowie has always risen philosophical questions in his songs, it’s up to the curious ones to explore them.
12. The Search is Over – Survivor
There are always many questions arising if you are in love or are interested in someone. You start wondering if there is anything you can say to make them believe you.
They might doubt what they are feeling, but unless you know what they feel, you have no way of knowing what to do to ease their fears.
Once you find the answer to this, you will truly know that the search is over and you have found the person you have been looking for.
In this song the singer finds out he loves his best friend, so his search for love is over. Is your search over, or are you still looking?
13. Through the Never – Metallica
These songs about curiosity bring up some important questions, such as how we got here. Some people believe in The Big Bang, others believe in a God who created everything, and others believe we evolved through different species on Earth.
As Metallica says, “limitations of human understanding” means we will not really have the answers we want. This raises even more questions, causing curiosity to tease all of us.
14. Curious – Holly Brook
We sometimes get stuck in situations we should avoid because we are curious about what will happen if we stay. Holly Brook sings of a similar situation.
The woman is stuck in a relationship with a person who is not ready to commit, but she does not want to leave him because she wonders what it will be like if she stays.
She is curious about the people in the person’s life because maybe she can learn more about him through them. Leaving such a relationship is better for you, don’t let curiosity keep you where you are not loved.
15. Part of Your World – Jodi Benson
This song from “The Little Mermaid” shows Ariel’s curiosity. She has never been to the surface world, but she collects whatever she can. Soon, however, the knick-knacks she collects are not enough.
She is curious about life on land and wants to be where they are. You might have these feelings if you have spent your whole life in the same place. You want to know more about what other people are like and how they live. If so, you and Ariel are in the same boat.
16. A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
The soundtrack to Disney’s Aladdin, “A Whole New World,” brings about new horizons. They want to go where others are, places they have never been.
Aladdin takes Princess Jasmine on a magic carpet ride, showing her parts of her kingdom she had never seen and more. Like them, we all want to discover different sides of life.
Whether your curiosity lies in finding love or exploring the world, find a way to satisfy that curiosity.
17. Car Radio – Twenty One Pilots
Twenty One Pilots show that we are all battling something; for most of us, that is fear. We don’t know why we are here. Are we meant to live and die without a higher purpose?
What are we meant to do with our lives? These songs about curiosity deal with our existence and our search to always find the answers. Our Curiosity is spiked even more when we are in silence, and there is nothing, for example, a car radio, to push these thoughts away.
18. Curiosity Killed the Cat – Little River Band
Are you curious about where you can find love? Little River Band lets us know that love can be found everywhere; you just need to open your eyes and look around.
This laidback song reminds us that we can find love anywhere; we just have to keep looking.
19. Speed of Sound – Coldplay
There is so much about Earth and space that human beings might never come to learn. This does not stop us from having questions regarding where we are from and where we are going.
Some people choose faith to find the answers, and others look for them elsewhere. What they have in common is that they are all trying to find out more about our origins and where we are heading, but sadly, this curiosity might not be satisfied in this lifetime.
20. Curiosity – Carly Rae Jepsen
Do you feel like your curiosity is holding you down? In this song, Carly says she feels like her curiosity will never let her go.
She knows she’ll end up badly but still keeps going. Don’t let your curiosity take control of you.
21. Mr. Curiosity – Jason Mraz
Last on our list is a song from Jason Mraz. He feels depressed and helpless. He says that the only thing that can keep him going is curiosity.
I hope many people will find this song relatable as depression is a serious topic that isn’t discussed enough. If you ever feel down, seek help from your loved ones.
So, did you find the answers you were looking for, or do you have an even greater sense of wanting to know more?
I hope these songs about curiosity have helped you get one step closer to what you need to know. If not, at least you now have 21 good songs for your playlist.