Best Grand Funk Railroad Songs

The Top Ten

1 I'm Your Captain

It is very hard for me to pick the best Grand Funk song as I have so many, however I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home hits me in so many different ways, musically, emotionally, etc. That I pick it number 1. That band was awesome & were extremely underrated. Still listen to all of their albums frequently.

This is absolutely epic in every possible way a song can be. IT starts quiet, builds strong, has a memorable lull, ends with one of the best possible fades in music. Breathtaking!

One of the "Greatest" Rock Bands Ever...

YES! I was hoping to see this one at Number 1. Super song.

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2 Inside Looking Out

I remember walking into our local YMCA in the day and hearing this coming of the PA system. Somebody had it on as background music whilst doing some repair work. I was about 14 years of age and was transfixed by the power of the song. I think this was the moment I fell in love with 'Rock ' Music. It still has that effect on me now. I had never heard of this band, as they were'nt played a lotmon the UK radio stations, and I'd have to agree that they are still a very underrated band.

My favorite band. Got turned on to them around 1969. Haven"t stopped rocking" with them since. Definitely, I believe, the best band ever. You"re not gonna hear or see a better group of MUSICIANS.

Power is the word for this song. Still sounds good today.

My all time favorite since I bought the Paranoid album the day it was released!

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3 Some Kind of Wonderful

Great song, I play it quite a bit during time outs at basketball games while announcing. People always sing along!

Studio version is best. Mark and Don really show their chops on vocals..

Grand Theft Auto sa, this song rocks!

Nothing like singing it to your wife

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4 We're An American Band

This is the classic #1

Last night in Little Rock! Enough said

Greatest rock song ever.


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5 Shinin' On

Love it, such a rocking' beat. Number #1 all the way.

6 Heartbreaker

The live version of Heartbreaker is super. Endless energy!

I say it's the best song they ever did! Talk about "feeling" and "in the groove", This is surely IT! ~!

7 T.N.U.C.

One of the Best Drumming solos ever! Long live Don Brewer and Grand Funk Railroad!

I agree best drummer! Great song!

8 Gimme Shelter

Used to come on late at night give me chills

9 Rock N' Roll Soul

The best of them solo is in this song

10 People, Let's Stop the War

Si una de las 3 mejores de gfrr

The Newcomers

? Sin's a Good Man's Brother

Best GFR song great album opener too

The Contenders

11 Bad Time

Wonderful song, great for listening, can't get it out of my head

I was in love and lost this song makes me cry me

I think 'Bad time' was an unforgettable quality hit. But not a real rockhit.


12 Black Licorice
13 Walk Like a Man
14 The Loco-Motion
15 Footstompin' Music

Best opening songs foe a grr concert


16 Paranoid

Pure metal rock at its best... Nobody could touch GFR in concert and this song is a prime example of a power trio!

17 Mr. Limousine Driver

Great song inside looking out should be at the top of every play list

18 Mean Mistreater

The best their stuff. It's like the music of my soul. I don't even like so much this band, but this song... Really perfect.

19 Nothing Is the Same
20 Out to Get You
21 Comfort Me
22 I Come Tumblin'

The BEST Rock song ever to me. Mark, Don and Mel play withsuch a grooving heavy passion. Don screaming vin the background during Mel's solo makes me go crazy with him.I don't care what anyone says or how they feel about it. Mark's voice and the harmonies are unsurpassed. "Upsetter played before it is very groovy indeed.

It's all about how the chemistry of these three men recorded together. There has been no other musician in the day of their music in the 70's than Don Brewer.

Listen to this song on big speakers, loud, and hear Mark's great vocals and guitar playing. Still gets my adrenaline going!

I believe this song is their hardest, and most technically difficult of anything they ever did. It just completely rocks from beginning to end. It also is very funky, for a hard rock song. I wish they had included it in their set longer. I heard them play it live at Olympia Stadium in Detroit shortly before E Pluribus Funk was released. Amazing.

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23 Wait for Me

This is an amazing piece of music.

24 In Need

For me thi is the best song ever. Grand Funk the best rock band ever!

I don't how this song is not on the top from this list

25 Loneliness

Ranks right up there with Closer to home, as one of the top ten songs in rock history. This is a message tune for those who will listen. The build up with the orchestra, simply outstanding!

26 The Railroad

Just a perfect song. Mark's acappella intro vocals sets this song over the top alone. Plays on words, great guitar solo, and mark goes so high at the end of the song "workin for the railroad yaeah. Nothing but greatness.


27 Feeling Alright

Fantastic song...should be in top 10!

By far the best cover of that song. Love Traffic, but their original puts me to sleep. GFR rocks it!

28 Time Machine
29 I Can Feel Him In the Morning

To me, this is d tract that will live forever in my mind. It has a rhythm, it has a peculiar pace. It is exquisite rock n roll. It is vintage Grandfunk. Long live Grand funk!

30 To Get Back In
31 Winter and My Soul
32 Into the Sun
33 Are You Ready
34 Destitute and Losin

This song is truly the Ultimate Rarity that belongs in the Top 10

35 Take Me

Why this song isn't on the list come on.

Its very underrated its not top ten but somewere up there

36 Stop Lookin' Back

This song is positive and inspiring to me.

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Top Remixes (6)

1. I'm Your Captain
2. Inside Looking Out
3. Some Kind of Wonderful
1. Gimme Shelter
2. Footstompin' Music
3. Shinin' On
1. I'm Your Captain
2. Nothing Is the Same
3. Inside Looking Out

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