Best Grateful Dead Songs


The Top Ten

1 St. Stephen

Sorry I think this is like the tenth best, not the best ever - GuyInANateGrinder

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2 Casey Jones
3 China Cat Sunflower
4 Friend of the Devil

Reminds me of Robert Johnson - Doom

5 Ripple

Read the lyrics and listen to the most beautiful Dead tune ever!

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6 Truckin'
7 Sugar Magnolia

What can be said?

8 Playing In the Band
9 Scarlet Begonias
10 Box of Rain

The Contenders

11 Touch of Grey

It came into concerts around '82, and didn't make it to a record til '89, I think. Perfect song for a perfect time in the band's long strange trip

How is this song last?

This song had a powerful meaning to it - Sabbath


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12 Eyes of the World
13 Terrapin Station

A powerful masterpiece that in its best versions leaves goosebumps. One of the greatest songs by one of the greatest bands ever. This song can transcend time and at times be a symbolic image of the mightiest images possibly portrayed by this genius of a band.

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14 Cosmic Charlie
15 That's It for the Other One

It's pretty much progressive.

16 U.S. Blues
17 Uncle John's Band
18 Alligator
19 Dark Star
20 Standing On the Moon
21 Morning Dew
22 The Golden Road
23 Franklin's Tower
24 Alabama Getaway

This song should be #1 for real, I mean, is not even on the "The Best of" album, what a joke haha

This song should be number 1 amazing guitar solos - mneilan

25 Brokedown Palace

Second only to Ripple in its beauty!

26 Born Crossed Eyed
27 The Other One
28 Shakedown Street
29 Estimated Prophet

It has a different feel than most of the Dead songs. It has an unusual time pattern that adds to the cool mood.

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30 The Music Never Stopped
31 Wharf Rat
32 Mountains of the Moon
33 Hell In a Bucket
34 Sugaree
35 Looks Like Rain
36 I Will Take You Home
37 Dire Wolf
38 Row Jimmy

Provably the most underrated on this list - GuyInANateGrinder

39 Rosemary
40 Going Down the Road Feeling Bad
41 Loser
42 Me and My Uncle
43 Mississippi Half Step

Have seen the Dead many times and Half-Step is my favorite opening number. I mean, I always love it, but like Cold Rain & Snow it's a perfect opening number.

44 Bertha
45 Stella Blue
46 Jack Straw
47 Weather Report Suite
48 Cumberland Blues
49 Ship of Fools
50 Drums
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1. Eyes of the World
2. St. Stephen
3. Morning Dew
1. That's It for the Other One
2. Alligator
3. China Cat Sunflower
1. Casey Jones
2. Friend of the Devil
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