Top Ten Johnny Cash Songs


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41Wayfaring Stranger
42Understand Your Man

Great bookend to "I walk the Line". The beginning and ending of a marriage. There are better Johnny Cash songs, but in context this is one worth listening to.

43The One On the Right Is On the Left
44Look at Them Beans
45You Are My Sunshine
46She Used to Love Me a Lot

A lost classic. The Elvis Costello produced version is as good as any of Cash's best songs.

What? 68? Johnny Cash would die again if he saw this...

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47Solitary Man

This is my favourite Cash cover, right next to Hurt. Should be much higher on the list.

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48San Quentin

I don't understand how this song is not on the top list. Great lyrics and rhythm

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Only cover that comes close to besting U2's version! Damn it, it's one of his best... Certainly top 10!

There're few covers better than the originals. This is surely one of them

50Rose 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!

It is my number one song.Johnny Cash sung this song with feeling,and this song has the most touching lyrics.No song can describe a mans love for his woman,like Rose of My Heart.

51On the Evening Train

I can't believe I'm the one adding this to the list, it must already be with the top 15!

52Tennessee Flat-Top Box

There is a story that when Rosanne Cash (Johnny's Daughter) covered this song, she did not know it was written and first sung by her father; and that this song and her covering it healed a rift between them. I do not know if that is all true, but this song and both of their versions are great. If you only know Johnny's later in life work, give this one a listen.

53It's All OverV1 Comment
54Cool Water
55I Got Stripes

A absolute classic! Ingenuous and strong.

56Dirty Old Egg-Sucking Dog
58Ballad of a Teenage Queen

Amazing lyrics. Amazing voice. Amazing song.

59The Legend of John Henry's Hammer
60It Ain't Me, Babe

Just Johnny and June, what a beautiful love story

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