Best Chris Cornell Songs

Chris Cornell, undoubtedly the most amazing vocalist of our time, has had a lengthy career between his solo work and his collaborations with Temple Of The Dog, Soundgarden, Audioslave, etc. This list captures his best work.

The Top Ten

1 Show Me How to Live - Audioslave

Wow! I just re-discovered that voice! How powerful and emotional.. I've never heard anything like that man's voice..

Great voice, great song.

Not his best. Top ten, maybe.

He sing it and said it..

2 4th of July - Soundgarden
3 Pretty Noose - Soundgarden

So much meaning and understanding in this song, and it reflects on all of us individually. My favorite!

And I don't like what you've got me hanging from. Pretty noose is pretty pain.

4 Like a Stone - Audioslave

This is the best song that Chris ever sang

The truth in the lyrics is what makes this a timeless track. Couple that with Chris Cornell's damning tone and this transcends music and becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy! One of a kind!

The true voice of Chris could be reflected in this song. Number 4? Are you serious? No voice could be like his. This is the song! Best song ever!

One of the most beautiful songs ever. RIP Chris Cornell.

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5 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden

The song is undoubtedly the best from his collaboration with soundgarden and is the one damn meaningful song beautifully sung and written.

How can this not be number one here?

6 Outshined - Soundgarden

My favorite isn't even on this list!

How isn't this way above the the 8 higer?

7 Burden in My Hand - Soundgarden

Just awesome lyrics and reflected some of the best times in my life. Thanks Australia + Anya

Song NEVER fails to pick me up when I need it.

8 The Day I Tried to Live - Soundgarden

First song that popped in my head when I found out he passed away. One of the best voices/growls in rock. RIP

Top 5, for certain!

My favorite!

9 When I'm Down - Chris Cornell

nice song

10 Sunshower - Chris Cornell

It's the most beautiful song he's done. Love it. It's better than Black Hole Sun - that was all the kids played when I was in High School... Great Expectations was a great movie!

An absolutely beautiful song... Sad to see him go. The movie was very sad as well - if you've ever fell in love with a woman that you can't have ( I'm speaking of the original movie. )

If a song elicits emotion, it has done it's job. This song does that in spades.

His best acoustic offering by far.

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The Newcomers

? I Am the Highway - Audioslave

My favourite song of this band and this author

? Heavy Is the Head - Zac Brown Band

The Contenders

11 You Know My Name - Chris Cornell

I fell in love with this song and took too long to realize it was because its from the same singer of soundgarden, audioslave and just.. That voice can make you like any song. And the song itself is great and hello JAMES BOND movie maybe?! Awesome...

Forget about it being just a Bond theme, its just a bloody good song! His voice sounds great and it's a joy to watch the film knowing the first thing you here is the best vocalist of a generation, and one of the best ever. 4 octaves of delight from this amazing man.

Say hello to James Bond

Bond. James Bond

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12 Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart

I can't stop listening to this. He has been on top of his game for 30 plus years. Awesome!

Except for the snotty lead guitar, a perfect song.

The Best Their Is.

Love, love,love!

13 Be Yourself - Audioslave

How is this song not on this list? Great lyrics, great message, great vocals by Cornell and one of my favorite riffs by Tom Morello. Whats not to like? RIP Chris

14 Fell On Black Days - Soundgarden

This song means everything. We all fall into the dark from time to time.

Seriously? Number 17? How is this not top 5?

15 Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple of the Dog

This song demonstrates the best and the sheer range of Cornell's vocal ability. Wicked song, along with Cochise, fell on black days, last remaining light, what you are and spoonman laugh out loud, all are awesome examples of his power and range

Love this song that Chris wrote for his roommate and best friend Andy wood

Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam - could I ask for anything better? - Songsta41

Top 10; maybe even top 5!

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16 Before We Disappear - Chris Cornell
17 Billie Jean - Chris Cornell
18 Spoonman - Soundgarden

How is this not higher listen to the beat it is fully sick - callumpartington

19 Wide Awake - Audioslave

This song different. It's legendary.

20 Revelations - Audioslave
21 Cochise - Audioslave

Great song!

22 Seasons - Chris Cornell

I first heard this on Superman the man if steel soundtrack. Loved it but had no idea it was Chris! This is one super talented man!

Great song from "Singles" movie soundtrack.

Great song that's not listed

23 Rusty Cage - Soundgarden

His roots! Awesome like Slavers and Bulldozers.

24 Doesn't Remind Me - Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell is the best vocalist ever lived! This is one hell of a song!

25 Arms Around Your Love - Chris Cornell

Love this gentel side of Chris

26 Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog

Not in the Top 10?

27 Preaching the End of the World
28 Long Gone - Chris Cornell
29 Dead Wishes - Chris Cornell
30 Getaway Car - Audioslave

Why was this not even listed?!? This song is what got me into listening to Chris. I heard Black Hole Sun before just wasn't as interested in it as I was with getaway car.

31 Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden

Absolutely ferocious.

32 Like Suicide - Soundgarden

Verys underrated

33 Call Me a Dog - Chris Cornell
34 Slaves & Bulldozers - Soundgarden
35 Higher Truth - Chris Cornell
36 Promise - Slash

This song is amazing! Chris Cornell Slash!

37 No Such Thing - Chris Cornell
38 The Promise - Chris Cornell

His last song... it became even more powerful after his death...

39 Redemption Song - Chris Cornell

My favourite of his covers. His performance with his daughter was so beautiful. - DNuhlFC

40 Josephine - Chris Cornell
41 The Keeper - Chris Cornell
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1. When I'm Down - Chris Cornell
2. Burden in My Hand - Soundgarden
3. Sunshower - Chris Cornell
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1. 4th of July - Soundgarden
2. Pretty Noose - Soundgarden
3. Show Me How to Live - Audioslave
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