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

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

4 Outshined - Soundgarden

My favorite isn't even on this list!

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

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.

6 Like a Stone - Audioslave

This is the best song that Chris ever sang

Got me into audioslave, and I must say that it is a masterpiece

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

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

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7 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!

8 Burden in My Hand - Soundgarden

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

9 When I'm Down - Chris Cornell
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. )

Beautiful song in a stupid, yet compelling, movie.

His best acoustic offering by far.

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The Contenders

11 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!

12 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

Should be #1

13 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?

14 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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15 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

16 Before We Disappear - Chris Cornell
17 Wide Awake - Audioslave

This song different. It's legendary.

18 Spoonman - Soundgarden

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

19 Billie Jean - Chris Cornell
20 Revelations - Audioslave
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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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