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

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

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

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

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.

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?

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

Spoonman - Soundgarden Spoonman - Soundgarden Cover Art

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

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

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!

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.

Rusty Cage - Soundgarden

His roots! Awesome like Slavers and Bulldozers.

4th of July - Soundgarden

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

Outshined - Soundgarden Outshined - Soundgarden Cover Art

My favorite isn't even on this list!

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

Best one

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?

The Contenders

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

Heavy Is the Head - Zac Brown Band Heavy Is the Head - Zac Brown Band Cover Art
Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog Cover Art

Not in the Top 10?

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

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.


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!

My favorite!

Top 3

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

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.

Live to Rise - Soundgarden Live to Rise - Soundgarden Cover Art
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.

When I'm Down - Chris Cornell When I'm Down - Chris Cornell Cover Art

nice song

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

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?

Shadow on the Sun - Audioslave Shadow on the Sun - Audioslave Cover Art

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

Wide Awake - Audioslave Wide Awake - Audioslave Cover Art

This song different. It's legendary.

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

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.

Great song that's not listed

Before We Disappear - Chris Cornell Before We Disappear - Chris Cornell Cover Art
Revelations - Audioslave Revelations - Audioslave Cover Art

Always gets me ready to do anthing.

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