Best Dave Matthews Band Songs

A list of the top ten songs from a band that has managed to write and record some of the greatest albums of all time. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Crash Into Me
Even though I find myself rediscovering songs in the DMB library from time to time, I always seem to come back to this one.
the greatest guitar ever it has anything,really one of the greatest


Crash holds a soft spot in my heart from the past and moving to the future... One of the bands'best efforts.
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Absolute best song in the history of the world. If there was ever a song that could lift you up after a hard day, this would undoubtedly be that song. It only gets better if you listen to it live at radio city with tim reynolds.
Best, most beautiful song I've ever heard in my life. It always make things seem better. I sounds better every time listen to it. I have no clue how anyone could say that this isn't the best.
I heard it when I was 12 and didn't even understand what he was saying, all I knew was that it was the most beautiful thing I have ever heard. 8 years later it is still undoubtedly my favorite song. Check out the version from "live at luther college"
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Ultimate, absolutely love this song. Always have and always will. Wish it was on every DMB top 10 list.
Favorite song of all time
Deep emotion, deep lyrics, awesome lyrics, super instrumentals, the best all around. I wish I could vote for multiple DM songs..


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4Ants Marching
This is definitely one of my favorites but I think Warehouse should be up here too!
Great rhythm and make your feet keep juggling over and over.. I can repeat this song all day long.. Cheers!
Sounds good, can't get it out of my head right now.
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5Two Step
Superb. A must. Will forever be etched in my mind as part of my forma
Tive years.
The various instruments, the lyrics, the concert aspect. Just EVERYTHING about it! Its perfect! "celebrate we will, because life is short but sweet for certain!
This song is lyrically deep and melodious, but not over indulgent. I can listen to it over and over again, and find something new in it each time.
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6Grey Street
I love the way this songs builds and builds to the peak only to fall off to "Grey" one last time. A wonderful creation, hauntingly emotional. I much prefer the shorter version……sometimes more is not better. It seems to have the perfect tempo for what he wanted to create. Certainly deserving of the high ranking. Better live too.
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7Don't Drink the Water
Just perfect song... The voice and the music everything in it is just awesome...

Remember don't drink the water..
This song has been kissed by God.
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8Lie In Our Graves
It's just so great! I don't think I would've ever got into Mrs. Jones pants if it wasn't for me faking that this was my favorite song... Like hers was. Thank you lie in our graves!
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9Funny the Way It Is
This song provides a brilliant and unique outlook on the contrasts and imbalances of life with catchy, complex, and effective instrumentation; one of their best
Guys listen to this song, this should be in to 5 at least.
Love this song. So true!
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10The Best of What's Around
First song off of the first album, great energy and each instrument stands out, great chorus at the end
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The Contenders

11Dancing Nancies
This is my favorite song in the whole wide world. It makes you think, it makes you cry, it makes you nostalgic, and it is, above all else, uplifting. The idea of being born as someone different is very eerie and cool. It also rocks live -- especially the part where he starts the offbeat, "la la la heey, la la la hey. " Absolutely gifted.
this song has such an inspirational meaning, its about loving who you are and not wishing for anything else.
Without a doubt the song that really lifts me up, specially the little speeches he does in the beggining of the live versions. Trully memorable.
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12Where Are You Going
Such a meaningful and thought-provoking song; definitely one of their best
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13Tripping Billies
In the fire she dances
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14The Stone
Older, but late DMB fan. Was watching American Idol with my daughter and heard Phillip Phillips do this song. Went online and have been singing it for 2 weeks. A beuatifully haunting & complex song. Deep message. I like Sade and Steven Curtis Chapman too, but this song is addictive if you're deep.
One of my favorites! Such deep deep lyrics.. That pierce you! I love this song!
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15Stay or Leave
Beyond moving, emotional, and totally relatable.
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Bartender is more of a slow burn song, but when it finally busts out into an epic jam, it is easy to lose yourself in this DMB standard. Driving, epic, and poetic, its always been my favorite
Live at radio city with Mr Tim is amazing!
Bartender Is one of the deepest, most soulful trax DMB has ever recorded and is one of their absolute best!

I truly believe "Pig" holds the answer to the meaning of life! It is the most powerful, inspiring, mind opening piece of pure genius ever created. I would love to have the entire lyrics tattooed on my body but where? Laugh out loud nothing beats pig!
One of my favoritest songs by DMB.
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18What Would You Say
That is defiantly top five! Come on guys
By far my favorite song by DMB, just amazing to listen to, should be in top ten if not top five.
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19Seek Up
The most beautifull song I've ever listened to, just plain eargasmic


Love this song and the live variations
Likely the best song ever written!
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20The Dreaming Tree
Should be higher, this is a wonderful song, one of their best.
Full of complex emotion, it touches my soul. Happy and sad at the same time.
This song is very much underrated! Come on this one is really soothing and touching
Easily their best, most complex song.
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21Sister Listen to sample

22Say Goodbye Listen to sample

23You and Me
Amazing song! This song really deserves a spot in the top ten.
This song is my favorite I don't know about you all
Favorite song of the bunch!
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24Typical Situation Listen to sample

25The Idea of You

26All Along the Watchtower Listen to sample

27Why I Am
It's why I am.


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28The Space Between
The chorus is haunting... Overall an amazing song. Forever gonna be my favorite DMB tune!
Amazing! Will always be one of my favorite DMB songs. The chorus is absolutely amazing, and vocal is perfect! Love the meaning of the song as well deep.
My favorite all time Dave Matthews song!
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29If I Had It All Listen to sample

30Satellite Listen to sample

31Loving Wings
Beautiful song. It was one of Le Roi's favorites...enough said!
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32Out of My Hands Listen to sample

33You Might Die Trying Listen to sample

34So Much To Say Listen to sample

35Grace Is Gone
Why is it this low? One of their best in my opinion.
This is one of the best compositions by DMB
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36Warehouse Listen to sample

37American Baby
Ending of this song is Rad!
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38Dreamgirl Listen to sample

39Digging a Ditch Listen to sample

40Stolen Away On 55th & 3rd Listen to sample

Come on! This is definitely his best song! Listen to it and vote for it

42The Last Stop
Easily in top ten best songs
I love this song! Sounds like it is Egyptian
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43Smooth Rider
Your daddy crazy with the gun in his hand.

This song is so funky!!!!
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This is only the best song that anyone has ever heard, dave sings so well! Carter Beauford is insane and Stefan and Tim Reynolds just flat out kill it with this riff. This is #1 by a long shot!
Dave is amazing. I can't believe this isn't number 5 or higher!
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45Cry Freedom Listen to sample




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47Captain Listen to sample

48Lover Lay Down Listen to sample

49So Right Listen to sample

50Angel Listen to sample

Hiw was this not on the top ten!?!?
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52If Only
I really like this song. I wonder why this wasn't even in the list.
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53Rhyme & Reason Listen to sample

54Sweet Caroline Listen to sample

55Everybody Wake Up Listen to sample

56Hunger for the Great Light
Superb as always. Dave Matthews voice and writing abilities are unbelievabl amazing!
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How can people not mention Rapunzal?! It's the most brilliantt song by them! The lilting music and the classical tone coupled with the most amazing romantic lyrics! It should definitely be a part of the top ten!
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An absolutely stunning song, and with the banjo and Alanis' bits I'm sold. Very thought-provoking and beautiful tune that I could listen to for days on end.
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59Anyone Seen The Bridge? Listen to sample

60Work It Out Listen to sample

61The Song That Jane Likes Listen to sample

Can't believe no one included this
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63Squirm Listen to sample

64Big Eyed Fish Listen to sample

65Raven Listen to sample

66Steady As We Go Listen to sample

67Grux Listen to sample

68Shake Me Like a Monkey Listen to sample

69Cigarette Lit

70Some Devil Listen to sample

71My Baby Blue Listen to sample

Can't believe this hasn't been mentioned - classic DMB. Top 20 for sure.
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73I'll Back You Up
The first song Dave ever wrote - best love song ever written.
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I cried when saw that this wasn't on the list
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75One Sweet World
Best DMB song in my opinion. Sums up what the band is all about, just enjoying life and all it's mystery. Not taking our world for granted.
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76Proudest Monkey
Such a shame that a song as amazing as this is this far down the list. Some of DMB's best lyrics and a spectacular instrumental along with it
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This list was created 5 years, 144 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 8 times.

Updated Monday, September 15, 2014

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