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 V 3 Comments
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!

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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.

6 Slaves & Bulldozers

He has said this is one of his favorite songs to sing...listen and you will know why! True Cornell.

7 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!

Unbelievable song, hits me in the heart every time. Thanks Chris for all the amazing work,you will be remembered for eternity

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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!

9 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?

10 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...

Should be #1

The Newcomers

? Burden in My Hand - Soundgarden

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

? 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

The Contenders

11 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.

12 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

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

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

Top 10; maybe even top 5!

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13 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!

14 Wide Awake - Audioslave

This song different. It's legendary.

15 I am the Highway

This song gives me chills and his voice is so haunting... first time I heard it I was hooked, played it over and over and over again... I will never get over losing this incredible soulful voice

This was my intro to Chris Cornell as a voice beyond the song. I knew Soundgarden music and loved Black Hole Sun, but this was a whole new amazing revelation.

As the song progresses, you can hear the feeling Chris puts into every word... and the last part is the absolute climax of the song, I always get goosebumps.

This entire CD has meaning to me. My brother completed Suicde and like a stone was on repeat when we found my brother, no Suicde note was found and I took it as if the song was a note from my brother. I will forever listen to this song this song spoke to me as if it was my brother and how he felt R.I.P CHRIS

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16 Revelations - Audioslave
17 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.

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18 Blow Up the Outside World V 1 Comment
19 Cochise - Audioslave

Great song!

20 When I'm Down - Chris Cornell
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