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 Best Chris Cornell Songs

1 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!

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

2 Show Me How to Live - Audioslave

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

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.

3 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?

Best song ever peeps so sad about Cornell’s death so yolo

4 Pretty Noose - Soundgarden

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.

5 4th of July - Soundgarden

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

6 Spoonman - Soundgarden

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

7 Outshined - Soundgarden

My favorite isn't even on this list!

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

Best one

8 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?

9 Heavy Is the Head - Zac Brown Band
10 Rusty Cage - Soundgarden

His roots! Awesome like Slavers and Bulldozers.

The Contenders

11 Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog

Not in the Top 10?

12 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

13 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!

Top 3

14 Burden in My Hand - Soundgarden

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.

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

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.

15 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.

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

Love this song, I turn it up!

16 Sunshower - Chris Cornell

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

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.

17 When I'm Down - Chris Cornell

nice song

18 Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart

Except for the snotty lead guitar, a perfect song.

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

The Best Their Is.


19 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

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? - Songsta41

20 Billie Jean - Chris Cornell
21 Before We Disappear - Chris Cornell
22 Wide Awake - Audioslave

This song different. It's legendary.

Totalmente subestimada, una de las mejores canciones de la era Audioslave

23 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

24 Revelations - Audioslave

Always gets me ready to do anthing.

25 Cochise - Audioslave

Great song!

26 Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden

Absolutely ferocious.

27 Doesn't Remind Me - Chris Cornell

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

28 I Am the Highway - Audioslave

My favourite song of this band and this author

1 best song

29 Preaching the End of the World
30 Arms Around Your Love - Chris Cornell

Love this gentel side of Chris

31 Long Gone - Chris Cornell
32 Getaway Car - Audioslave

This should be #1. Seriously my favorite song from Chris Cornell gives me the chills when it comes on.

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.

33 Dead Wishes - Chris Cornell
34 Like Suicide - Soundgarden

Verys underrated

35 Promise - Slash

This song is amazing! Chris Cornell Slash!

36 Slaves & Bulldozers - Soundgarden
37 The Promise - Chris Cornell

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

38 Higher Truth - Chris Cornell
39 Call Me a Dog - Chris Cornell
40 You Never Knew My Mind - Chris Cornell

Absolutely heartbreaking, doesn’t get ruined by the fact that it’s not really his song, as far as I know he wrote the music so it must have really resonated with him, his vocals are beautiful as usually.

41 When Bad Does Good - Chris Cornell
42 Tighter & Tighter - Soundgarden

Can't believe this song isn't on this list.

43 No Such Thing - Chris Cornell
44 Redemption Song - Chris Cornell

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

45 Josephine - Chris Cornell
46 The Keeper - Chris Cornell
47 Shadow on the Sun - Audioslave

My favorite audioslave song how is it not even on the list

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