Greatest Rufus Wainwright Songs

The songs that best display Rufus Wainwright's incredible voice and breath-taking talent at songwriting. Unfortunately my 'favourites' list covered 24 songs so these are the 10 I selected.

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1Dinner at EightV1 Comment
2California
3The One You Love

I choose this one because it is my third favourite song from Rufus. Memphis Skyline is a masterpiece and does not even show on this list. Same goes for April Fools!

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4Go or Go Ahead

Powerful and heart-wrenching; this song really gets to me every time. It's so sad.

Beautiful moving and powerful

Close your eyes and let this song take you on a journey

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5Cigarettes and Chocolate MilkV1 Comment
6Going to a TownV4 Comments
7Natasha

The greatest 'love song' ever written. Makes me cry it's so beautiful.

8The Art Teacher
9Hallelujah

A song about sadness. A true work of art this song is.

10Beauty Mark

On the first beats of that drum I was hooked to this song. Pure genius.

The Contenders

11Coeur de Parisienne

Amazing, improvisional piano and the melody with the French lyrics sends shivers down my spine.

12Little Sister

This has the most amazing orchestral part ever written for a modern song, in my opinion.

13Poses
1414th Street
15Nobody's Off the Hook

The string quartet has the most beautiful harmonies and Rufus' voice and choice of lyrics are simply stunning.

16One Man Guy

I love this song so much. Everyone should listen to it.

17In a Graveyard

So slow, sad and meaningful. Rufus does sorrow so beautifully.

18Release the Stars

One of his most incredible, big songs. It was really amazing live, as well.

19Memphis Skyline

This song is an incredible piece of passion. A song for the much missed Jeff Buckley. Having his way with the piano, Rufus puts us into an emotion that few would want to ever leave.

20April Fools

Such a fun song that everyone can learn to sing to. One that should never be unmentioned.

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List StatsUpdated 5 Dec 2016

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8 years, 205 days old

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