Best James Taylor Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Fire and Rain

Sweet dreams and flying machines IN PIECES ON THE GROUND. Haha! - istooduptoabully

Great lyricist, great musician, great voice - Billyv

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2 Sweet Baby James

"There's a song that they sing when they take to the highway,
A song that they sing when they take to the sea
A song that they sing of their home in the sky
Maybe you can believe it if it helps you to sleep
But singing works just fine for me..."
What a Phenomenal album - his best - Billyv

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3 Carolina in My Mind

This is the simplest most beautiful song he has sung in my opinion. My apologies to Sweet Baby James and Fire and Rain. Those are certainly deserving of #1 as well.

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4 Something in the Way She Moves UListen to Sample
5 Shower the People

Just a great song,

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6 You've Got a Friend UListen to Sample
7 Secret O'Life UListen to Sample
8 Handy Man UListen to Sample
9 Your Smiling Face UListen to Sample
10 Mexico

This will always be my favorite. - Beatlesboy9

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The Contenders

11 Country Road UListen to Sample
12 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight UListen to Sample
13 You Can Close Your Eyes UListen to Sample
14 Walking Man UListen to Sample
15 How Sweet It is (To Be Loved by You)

Super catchy song, and sweet sax solo!

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16 Steamroller Blues UListen to Sample
17 Caroline I See You UListen to Sample
18 Copperline

If this came out in the 70s, it would have been one of his biggest hits.

Fantastic song. Terribly underrated.

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19 Mockingbird UListen to Sample
20 Her Town Too UListen to Sample
21 Up On the Roof UListen to Sample
22 Blossom UListen to Sample
23 Suite for 20 G UListen to Sample
24 Everyday UListen to Sample
25 Song for You Far Away UListen to Sample
26 Millworker

The saddest, most melancholy song ever...No resolution.

27 Boatman UListen to Sample
28 Never Die Young UListen to Sample
29 Hard Times UListen to Sample
30 Hangnail UListen to Sample
31 Steamroller UListen to Sample
32 Long Ago and Far Away UListen to Sample
33 Honey Don't Leave L.A. UListen to Sample
34 Machine Gun Kelly UListen to Sample
35 Mud Slide Slim UListen to Sample
36 Traffic Jam UListen to Sample
37 Wichita Linemen UListen to Sample
38 Captain Jim's Drunken Dream
39 Like Everyone She Knows UListen to Sample
40 Wild Mountain Thyme
41 If I Keep My Heart Out of Sight
42 Highway Song
43 Only a Dream In Rio UListen to Sample
44 Bittersweet
45 Golden Moments UListen to Sample
46 Anywhere Like Heaven UListen to Sample
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List Stats

100 votes
46 listings
8 years, 150 days old

Top Remixes (4)

1. Shower the People
2. Sweet Baby James
3. Fire and Rain
Mumbizz01
1. You've Got a Friend
2. Fire and Rain
3. Carolina in My Mind
Ajkloth
1. Fire and Rain
2. Sweet Baby James
3. Something in the Way She Moves
Billyv

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