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...

The first time I heard it I thought what a genius of a song. My all-time favorite of any song by anybody.

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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!

FINALLY a GFR list; its about figgin time. This is an amazing song, and this band is ofter over looked in the history of rock. Very underrated. - queen11

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4 We're An American Band

Purple Haze!

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.

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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! ~!

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7 Sin's a Good Man's Brother

This one has a really solid riff. Mark Farner could really lay them down. - Gg2000

Best GFR song great album opener too

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8 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!

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9 Gimme Shelter

Used to come on late at night give me chills

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10 Rock N' Roll Soul

The best of them solo is in this song

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The Contenders

11 People, Let's Stop the War

Si una de las 3 mejores de gfrr

12 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.


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16 Footstompin' Music


Best opening songs foe a grr concert

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17 Paranoid

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

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18 Mr. Limousine Driver

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

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19 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.

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20 Nothing Is the Same UListen to Sample
21 Out to Get You
22 Comfort Me
23 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!

Best ' HARD ROCK song ever! Needs "Upsetter" to be played before it (like on the LP) so the anticipation builds just right when you hear the first sustained note in the energy barrage!

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24 Wait for Me

This is an amazing piece of music.

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25 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

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26 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!

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27 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.

28 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!

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30 Into the Sun

In the early days GFR were not sure if they are hard or prog rock. Later they developed their hard rock side but Into the sun is still my favourite tune.

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31 Stop Lookin' Back

Should be closer to the top.

This song is positive and inspiring to me.

32 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!

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36 Destitute and Losin

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

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37 Take Me

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

Its very underrated its not top ten but somewere up there

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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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