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.

The Top TenXW

1Crash 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 - salmaj

Crash holds a soft spot in my heart from the past and moving to the future... One of the bands'best efforts.

In your heart I'll beat again! Come crash into me. It got soul like no other. Beauty!

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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"

I find Crash Into Me A bit Overrated. #41 isn't my personal favorite, but I don't see how it could be called anything less than their best song.

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3Ants 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.

It's such a fun song

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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.. - davidthenurse

5Two Step

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!

Superb. A must. Will forever be etched in my mind as part of my forma
Tive years.

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.

I love this song! The rhythm, the beat just everything! So wonderful. Never ever gets old, just fantastic!

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6Grey Street

This song is everything. Such a powerhouse. Especially live.

How does he know? He's brilliant

Deep, Beautiful, catchy and poetic. A personal all time favirite

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.

8The Stone

At first I hated this song and found it extremely dark except for the lovely chorus, but since listening to it more I've found myself loving the whole thing as a whole and the contrast the verses and the chorus has with each other

One Of my ALL Time favorites! I Love this song! The Lyrics are incredibly deep they seriously pierce your soul!

One of my favorites! Such deep deep lyrics.. That pierce you! I love this song!

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9The Best of What's Around

First song off of the first album, great energy and each instrument stands out, great chorus at the end

10Lie 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!

This song on the red rocks live album makes me a better person. That instrumental in the middle is like the custard in an eclair.

Would you not like to be? Sitting on top of the world with your legs hanging free?

This song on the red rocks live album makes me a better person. That instrumental in the middle is like the custard in an eclair.

Would you not like to be? Sitting on top of the world with your legs hanging free?

The Contenders


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!

12Tripping Billies

In the fire she dances

13Funny 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.

This is the best song of all times, from brother brush

Top 3 of all time

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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!

15Dancing 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.

16The 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.

I just love the words than and now

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Clearly the best Dave Matthews Band song. So musically coordinated. Lyrically, one of Dave's best. The ending is maybe the best aspect of Dave Matthews Band period.

Deep, mystic intro with amazing vocals, it is an all encompassing body of work. Brilliant.

19Where Are You Going

Such a meaningful and thought-provoking song; definitely one of their best

20The Space Between

How in the world is this not #1? This is one of the few songs that can bring a grown man to tears. It's a perfect synopsis of a difficult relationship.

The chorus is haunting... Overall an amazing song. Forever gonna be my favorite DMB tune!

My favorite all time Dave Matthews song!

Makes me cry every time!

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1. Don't Drink the Water
2. Satellite
3. Crash Into Me
1. Crash Into Me
2. Grey Street
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