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The butterfly is a powerful symbol that musicians have leveraged for eons. It can be referenced for its colorful beauty, it's delicacy, it's temporary nature, or as a symbol of transformation.

From the lowly caterpillar comes the beautiful butterfly.

The insect is also a powerful symbol that represents change, femininity, joy and love. In Christianity it represents the resurrection, and in China it symbolizes conjugal bliss. With all these powerful associations, it's no wonder that the number of songs to reference the butterfly are plentiful.

This playlist is not an all-encompassing list of butterfly songs, but does include over 30 tracks from a diverse cross-section of artists that use the insect as a central tenet.

The Playlist:

1. Butterflies - Toad The Wet Sprocket

2. Butterfly - Weezer

3. Butterfly Caught - Massive Attack

4. Butterfly - Crazy Town 

5. Butterfly + Juniper < 4 Kelly - Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra

6. Butterflies - Sia

7. Butterfly - Screaming Trees 

8. Butterfly - Jamiroquai

9. Dog And Butterfly - Heart

10. Butterflies - Natalie Imbruglia

11. Drunken Butterfly - Sonic Youth

12. Butterfly - Lenny Kravitz

13. Sleeps With Butterflies - Tori Amos 

14. Poor Butterfly - Tony Bennett

15. Butterfly - Mason Jennings

16. Butterfly - Herbie Hancock

17. Float Like A Butterfly - Pama International 

18. Hummingbirds And Butterflies - Billy Joe Walker, Jr.

19. Butterfly - Nikki Sudden

20. Love Is Like A Butterfly - Dolly Parton

21. Butterfly (Reprise) - Candlebox

22. Butterfly - DJ Marky 

23. Catching Butterflies With Hands - Mouse On Mars

24. Butterfly - Wes Montgomery

25. Butterfly - Milagro Saints 

26. Butterflies - Michael Jackson 

27. Butterfly - Mariah Carey

28. Butterflies - Moodfood

29. Ghetto Butterflies - Fertile Ground 

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