Greatest Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs


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The Top Ten

Free Bird
If you don't know this song, you don't know the rock!


Best song I've listened to so far. Great music and great lyrics, and the solo at the end part is definitely one of the best ones I've ever heard. Then I read about everything that happened to the band members and it is so sad. They should've been around much longer
Cool Slide Guitar and very nice solo with two guitars at the end!
[Newest]Allen Collins and Gary Rossington just KILL it with their guitars!

2Sweet Home Alabama
Best Song Ever, makes my Heart Melt, just listening to this song takes me to ALABAMA. This Should be in number one!
Good classical number... Would like to listen more from this band... Feel great when listen em all alone and sober
Lynyrd Skynyrd's best, must be number 1, Free Bird is great but Sweet Home Alabama takes the prize for me, seamless, fantasical and sublimely-composed are the list of three words which describe this song. Rock on L-S!
[Newest]Free bird &Sweet home Alabama simply classic

3Simple Man
Simple Man. The song that non-superficial fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd think of when they think about the band. While "Freebird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" are good songs in and of themselves, "Simple Man" is in a league of its own. It says everything that needs to be said, and is a true pouring-out of the heart by Van Zandt. A classic.
My all-time favorite song. Nothing will ever top it in my mind.
Makes me feel cool and peace... What a nice beats. Should be no.2 behind sweet home alabama :) but, it doesn't matter at all. It's still top 10..
[Newest]An amazing song of wisdom and hope for any young man. This one stirs your soul. Great solo and bridge.

4Tuesday's Gone
This song is beautifully performed, the guitar is very well played, and this song always reminds me of sitting in a car, going along the road while its raining. Once again, this song is amazing and am surprised that this song is not number one.
The only reason this song isn't number one is because nobody has listened to it. A lot of their "online" fan base ( I use that word carefully ) has stumbled across the first 3 songs ( Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama & Simple Man ). They are great songs in their own perspective but this tune... Is the good stuff.
This is my favorite song of all time. It displays the hardship of loss in such a beautiful way. Ronnie sings mournfully, but still with anticipation of the future. Their best song by far...
[Newest]Hauntingly beautiful, probably the most meaningful song they ever made R.I.P. Ronnie Van Zant

5That Smell
The culmination of all the unique qualities that made Skynyrd special: The prominent punch of Leon's bass with AP's rolling drums, the genuineness of Ronnie's lyrics, the unbelievable guitar work throughout and the girls singing for emphasis in the background make this song their greatest. The definitive Skynyrd song that NO ONE would even consider attempting to cover, much like Saturday Night Special.
Excellent and energetic
The guitar parts are the best they ever did in my opinion

6Gimme Three Steps
Ahh... Great song, the first billion times I heard it... But, you can't tell me there aren't at least a dozen greater Skynyrd songs than this... If I never heard "3 Steps" again, I'll be happy.

7Call Me the Breeze
This song is the best

8Saturday Night Special
Greatest song in the world, should be number 1
This song is EXTREEMLY groovy...

9The Ballad of Curtis Loew
I love this song. it's a great ballad.


Way better than that Sweet Home Alabama cheese.
That keyboard solo... WOW Billy Powell rocks

10What's Your Name?

The Contenders

11Gimme Back My Bullets
So difficult to choose as so many. This is distinctive Skynyrd - not just song as Ronnie so well backed up by the Honkettes, but instrumentally as well. I love Freebird and SHA but about time those yet to get fully into Skynyrd enjoyed the wider catalogue.

12I Need You

13All I Can Do Is Write About It
This is the classic that resonates with me most next to Freebird of course.


14Still Unbroken
Man listen to this one from their album god guns!
This is absolutely their best and its the most amazing lyrics ever by lynyrd skynyrd!
I'm sure you guys will vote after listening to this one!
Just hear it once!
Beautiful lyrics
This is like motivation song. :-)

15On the Hunt
If you don't think on the hunt is up there and one of the best songs youv ever heard you ain't no fan

16I Know a Little
Best skynyrd guitar song

17You Got That Right
So underplayed.. This is like the anthem of any down to earth partier
Steve Gaines enough said.

18Workin' for MCA

19Skynyrd Nation

20Comin' Home

21Blues Medley

22Cry for the Bad Man

23I Ain't the One
This song is amayzing! It's way better than sweet home alabama! Please just listen to it and you'll se why it really should be in the top ten!

24The Needle and the Spoon
Good lyrics, great guitars. What else can you ask for in A Skynyrd song.

25Don't Ask Me No Questions

26Red White & Blue
25th place? You've got to be kidding me, this is without a doubt the best Skynyrd Song the new lineup has ever released.

27Whiskey - Rock - a - Roller
This is what rock'n'roll is all about! Rock on

28Gifted Hands

29I Never Dreamed
It is a really good song. Yet really under rated
This masterpiece is just a little display of Gaines incredible composing potential. Cannot listen to this without feeling goosepimples. Wonderful! Thanks Skynyrd for everything!

30Devil In the Bottle
This song come with the country rock style, and with riffs amazing

31Preacher Man

32Double Trouble

33Swamp Music
Every Lynyrd Skynyrd tune is awesome to me, but Swamp music is just one I was surprised was not listed... WHAT THE FUNK GUYS?
Not one person mentioned SWAMP MUSIC. I am, without a shadow of a doubt, Lynyrd Skynyrd's most dedicated fan of all time.
If you don't know this tune, then you're no Lynyrd Skynyrd fan.

34That's How I Like It

35Tomorrow's Goodbye

36Mama's Song

37Mississippi Blood

38Same Old Blues

39Railroad Song

40Was I Right or Wrong

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