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 Like a Stone - Audioslave Like a Stone - Audioslave Cover Art

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!

The variations in his voice are pretty evident from this song and totally worth a listen for every fan.

This one will need to be played for me instead of an eulogy!

2 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden Cover Art

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?

3 Show Me How to Live - Audioslave Show Me How to Live - Audioslave Cover Art

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

So moving and talented. My son enjoyed telling me about him and sharing his music.

Not his best. Top ten, maybe.

Great voice, great song.

4 Spoonman - Soundgarden Spoonman - Soundgarden Cover Art
5 Outshined - Soundgarden Outshined - Soundgarden Cover Art

My favorite isn't even on this list!

6 You Know My Name - Chris Cornell You Know My Name - Chris Cornell Cover Art

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.

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...

I love it.
Should be top 5. Brilliant Bond song.

Love this song, I turn it up!

7 Fell On Black Days - Soundgarden Fell On Black Days - Soundgarden Cover Art

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

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

8 Pretty Noose - Soundgarden Pretty Noose - Soundgarden Cover Art

This man had exquisite talent and so much heart. He bared his beautiful soul and brought happiness to so many.
I hope he is experiencing the peace of mind he was unable to grasp while here on earth.

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.

9 Rusty Cage - Soundgarden Rusty Cage - Soundgarden Cover Art

His roots! Awesome like Slavers and Bulldozers.

10 4th of July - Soundgarden 4th of July - Soundgarden Cover Art

Already when I was 13 a I firstly heard that one, I loved that! One of my favorites

The Contenders
11 Heavy Is the Head - Zac Brown Band Heavy Is the Head - Zac Brown Band Cover Art
12 Be Yourself - Audioslave Be Yourself - Audioslave Cover Art

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

13 Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog Cover Art
14 The Day I Tried to Live - Soundgarden The Day I Tried to Live - Soundgarden Cover Art

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!

15 Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart Cover Art

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.

16 Sunshower - Chris Cornell Sunshower - Chris Cornell Cover Art

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. )

This song leaves me speechless. It has been my favorite song of all time for 20 years.

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

17 Burden in My Hand - Soundgarden Burden in My Hand - Soundgarden Cover Art

Oddly, no radio was playing Cornell on the morning of his passing as I drove to work. I flicked from station to station until I found this song. It is one I always loved. It is such a difficult song to sing and play guitar. It sums up Cornell's abilities and lyricisms perfectly. I cried while blasting it. And I still cry for him every now and then. A man I never met, whose artistry and beauty remains forever in my heart

Such a good mix of dirty rock and catchy hooks. In truth fell on black days is probably better but I was this first and couldn't help but click it.

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.

18 When I'm Down - Chris Cornell When I'm Down - Chris Cornell Cover Art
19 Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple of the Dog Say Hello 2 Heaven - Temple of the Dog Cover Art

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

Hands down, the best tribute song out there.. It's resonating lyrics fit few.

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

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

20 Live to Rise - Soundgarden Live to Rise - Soundgarden Cover Art
21 Wide Awake - Audioslave Wide Awake - Audioslave Cover Art

This song different. It's legendary.

22 Seasons - Chris Cornell Seasons - Chris Cornell Cover Art

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.

23 Before We Disappear - Chris Cornell Before We Disappear - Chris Cornell Cover Art
24 Shadow on the Sun - Audioslave Shadow on the Sun - Audioslave Cover Art
25 Revelations - Audioslave Revelations - Audioslave Cover Art
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