Top Ten Johnny Cash Songs


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my eyes water every time I hear this...
This song had actually saved my life. It really has. I went through an awful stage in my life and started doing something to cope with my problems that in fact made the situation worse. Its ok though I've arranged to talk to a professional. This song helped me on some of my worst days. Its the best cover in the world. He took a song and made it his own but it worked because he had the emotions right. Johnny's life was ending. He was watching the love of his life die in front of him. In many ways, this was like his last words. I love the original too but this is the best cover in the whole world. You wouldn't even know it was a cover.
the most moving song I have ever heard.
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2Folsom Prison Blues
The best real simple country song you can ever heard, I think even johnny cash knew that he hadn't produced such a perfect song like Folsom prison Blues,
Greatest song ever made by Johnny Cash, really gives a groovy feeling but also gives you a country / folky feeling, and the realisation of how bad Folsom Prison really is/was.R.I. P Johnny Cash, He'll always be remembered for his great music, and even now Folsom Prison Blues is still a legendary song.
Wow, this song is what makes cash great to listen to I listen to this song at least once a day. The man in black is a legend.R.I. P but he still lives forever though song
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3I Walk the Line
I've loved Johnny Cash's music since the first time he ever opened his mouth to sing. No one will ever replace him in my heart.
Come on, this one is a poem, one who no one should love that much, because it means that you are crazy as well...
Just walk the line...
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4Ring of Fire
I'm a Dutch guy born in the 90's, And I Love Johnny Cash, also my friends, The Ring Of Fire is the song we love the most. At every party we are asking for this song!
This song introduced me to Johnny Cash, it's one of my favourite country songs, even my friends sing along to it, and the music they listen to is stuff like ( Eminem, Rihanna, Lady GaGa eg. )
One of the best country song never made... Johnny cash had show in the 60's how he was born to do music.
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5Cry, Cry, Cry
Cry Cry Cry is one of Johnny's legendary songs, it should be at least with the top 5
This is one of his greatest songs ever, it belongs with the top 5
Cry, Cry, Cry, Should be higher it's a classic early cash hit.R.I.P.
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6God's Gonna Cut You Down
Come on this is a classic and makes your spine shiver from the voice of Johnny. This song is one of my favorites and always will be
I love him, when I listen to his songs I go to another level of thinking of life, but this one is a killer, makes you think about death.
Have just discovered Cash's later, Rubin era, music and it's like discovering Bowie all over again. Stark, stripped, simple words and music, a legend
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7Get Rhythm Listen to sample

The version performed with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson is one of the most brilliant songs in history of music. Every time I listen to this I nearly start to cry. Absolutely legendary. Love thoes great men.
This should be number one! Need I mention this song does not only have Johnny Cash in it, but also Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson!
Amazing lyrics and music!
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9I Still Miss Someone Listen to sample

10Man In Black
This song shows that Johnny not only speaks for himself but others. He realizes that this world is not a peaceful one and that it never will be. Johnny Cash wore the black because he wanted to show this.

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The Contenders

11A Boy Named Sue
Flat out best story ever told on a song. This is the greatest Johnny Cash song hands down! Every time I listen to it I promise I'm going to name my first son Sue.
Every time I listen to this it makes me want to name myson sue. This is my favriot song of all time. I just love this song. It should be number 1.
got rid of slavery with the emancipation proclamtion


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12Cocaine Blues

13The Man Comes Around
The poetry and music make this one of Cash best songs if not the best. Top three for sure.
What the hell this is one of his best up there with hurt and Folsom prison blues it is lyrically genius. One of my favourite songs ever
This one seriously needs to appear in the top 3. Such deep lyrics and enchanting strings. Totally engrossing. Best Johnny Cash work!
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14One Piece at a Time Listen to sample

Such a good song - really puts you in a good mood and I also love june carter's voice as well!
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16Sunday Morning Coming Down
Lyrically the best johnny cash song in my opinion. I also play it whenever I'm hungover, I wish it was better known though my friend said johnny cash was his favourite singer yet had never heard this
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17(Ghost) Riders In the Sky
Great acoustic song, awesome rythym. Really one of the best songs of jonnhy cash.
Best remake song period... Should be in the top 5 maybe even just the top 10 this song deserves a much higher place
This song is legendary. It's just legendary. It's great. Damn...


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18Daddy Sang Bass Listen to sample

19I See a Darkness Listen to sample

20Ain't No Grave
The Undertaker will be remembered for much longer as this chillingly good song echoes through the decades and will keep Johnny Cash's name where it belongs- among legends... RIP Johnny.
Most beautiful song ever. This song always sends shivers down my spine. Damn.
Nothing can get better than this.. Johnny cash at his best..R.I. P johnny.. One of the best singers of all time!
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21I Hung My Head
#25?! Give me a break. What's wrong with the world? This has to be a joke! Who's messing with me? Number 1 and there isn't a doubt about it in my mind. Something has to be done about this. This is an outrage!
Number one no doubt! Asf sad kj;l skjf a;ksj j
Strong, classic, haunting and so very cash
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22Hey Porter Listen to sample

23Don't Take Your Guns to Town
It is not good place for this beautiful sing.
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24In the Jailhouse Now
This song is so underrated, it certainy deserves to be among the top 5
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25San Quentin Listen to sample

26Redemption Day Listen to sample

27Guess Things Happen That Way Listen to sample

28I've Been Everywhere

you can't listen to this song.. I've Been Everywhere.. without getting up and dancing. this song rocks the house and for us adventurous souls who've done a lot of traveling or moving around- we can relate to its message.

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29Rose of My Heart
This song is so beautiful I can't't stop lisstening to it. I can't believe it's 46 on the list!
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30Rusty Cage
One of the best songs from johnny rest in piece
Great song of Johnny
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31I Won't Back Down
Listen to that song, one of the best of Johnny Cash Song
Amazing and mesmerizing. This song is a true masterpiece.
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32Understand Your Man Listen to sample

33On the Evening Train
I can't believe I'm the one adding this to the list, it must already be with the top 15!
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34Personal Jesus
I think that's the one of the best song. Its really romantic...
ı don't know why but ı like that sond listen it!
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35The Beast In Me
Deepest cash song there is... And I would vote for hurt but lets face it... Its OVERRATED... And anydepressed teenager thinks there cashs number one fan just because they can connect to one song
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36If You Could Read My Mind
The last song, he made before he died, truly the most moving song of all time. How this isn't at least top 20 beats me. Can't listen to this song without crying
Wonderful tear-jerking song! One of Johnny's best songs ever!
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37You Are My Sunshine Listen to sample

38The General Lee Listen to sample

39Big River
Just a great country rock song, great storytelling lyrics, instantly recognisable intro that sounds just as fresh to this day, no matter how many times you've heard it
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4125 Minutes to Go
Wonderful song, really. I can't stop listening to it.
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42Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog Listen to sample

43Spiritual Listen to sample

44The Legend of John Henry's Hammer Listen to sample

45Sam Hall Listen to sample

46Cool Water Listen to sample

47I Got Stripes Listen to sample

48Song of the Patriot Listen to sample

49For the Good Times
Makes me so emotional
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50Ballad of a Teenage Queen
Amazing lyrics. Amazing voice. Amazing song.
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51The Battle of New Orleans Listen to sample

52The Rebel-Johnny Yuma Listen to sample

53Time's a Wastin

54It Ain't Me, Babe Listen to sample

55The One On the Right Is On the Left Listen to sample

56Country Trash Listen to sample

57Streets of Laredo Listen to sample

58Desperado Listen to sample

59Nobody Listen to sample

60She Used to Love Me a Lot
Are you joking? 68? This song should be in first fith!
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61The Mercy Seat
My favourite song of Johnny Cash, and one of the most beautiful and intense outros in piano I've ever hearded
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62Over the Next Hill (We'll Be Home) Listen to sample

63There Ain't No Good Chain Gang Listen to sample

64Fool's Hall of Fame Listen to sample

65Delia's Gone Listen to sample

66Busted Listen to sample

67Give My Love to Rose Listen to sample

68The Wanderer Listen to sample

69Solitary Man
This is my favourite Cash cover, right next to Hurt. Should be much higher on the list.
Come on, this is a great song, it should be at least in the top 15.
Are you joking? 28? This is the best cash song!
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