Best Jim Croce Songs

Jim Croce was an underrated musician. I just want to honor him with a list of his best songs.
The Top Ten
1 I Got a Name I Got a Name Cover Art

'I Got a Name' is a beautiful, thought-provoking song. When I was listening to it for the time, Jim Croce's words pierced my heart, and I knew that they will stay there for a long time.

The song of life. Enough said. Should be #1

One of the most meaningful songs I've ever heard.

Django unchained

2 Time In a Bottle Time In a Bottle Cover Art

I cried the first time I heard this when it was first introduced to me in 2016. I felt every word; lived every wonderful emotion. What an incredible storyteller he is. - Britgirl

This song was a love masterpiece.

Shame on me! I came to know about this song after watching Days of Future Past and it has been on repeat in my player since then.

Simply beautiful. I have a dry soul. This song finds tears from deep within and brings them out.

3 Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) Operator (That's Not the Way It Feels) Cover Art

What song better captures the idea of life? A boy's girlfriend leaves him, but he still feels like calling her to see how she is. While he what's for the call to go through he thinks about life and decides to move on.
God bless Jim Croce, a man whose life ended before he was halfway there. I hope he found the time stuck up in that bottle of photographs and memories.

Just gives me goose bumps each and every time I hear it. Never gets old. The best guitar work on any Croce song other than maybe 'I'll have to say I Love you in song'

I saw a live version of this song on Saturday Night Live not long after the plane crash. Jim and Maury alone on the stage. Man, did that ever move me to tears.

Operator well could you help me place this call? You see the number on the matchbook is old and faded

4 I'll Have to Say I Love You In a Song I'll Have to Say I Love You In a Song Cover Art
5 One Less Set of Footsteps One Less Set of Footsteps Cover Art
6 You Don't Mess Around With Jim You Don't Mess Around With Jim Cover Art

Love this song because it tells a story that is why I like Jim because on his songs he tells stories.

This is Jim Hopper from Stranger Things favorite song.

7 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Bad, Bad Leroy Brown Cover Art
8 Photographs and Memories Photographs and Memories Cover Art
9 Hey Tomorrow Hey Tomorrow Cover Art
10 A Long Time Ago A Long Time Ago Cover Art

If the guitar groove doesn't move you, what can? Beautiful melody; lyrics are meaningful as ever even today.

The Contenders
11 Lover's Cross Lover's Cross Cover Art
12 Walking Back to Georgia Walking Back to Georgia Cover Art
13 Roller Derby Queen Roller Derby Queen Cover Art
14 Working at the Car Wash Blues Working at the Car Wash Blues Cover Art
15 Tomorrow's Gonna Be a Brighter Day Tomorrow's Gonna Be a Brighter Day Cover Art

This song reminds me of "Don't Stop" by Fleetwood Mac. The song that goes "Don't stop thinking about tomorrow, don't stop it will soon be here" these songs are very similar in message.

A good pick me up song

16 New York's Not My Home New York's Not My Home Cover Art

This is the best song, with its powerful emotions, and beautiful strings.

yep

17 The Hard Way Every Time The Hard Way Every Time Cover Art
18 Box #10 Box #10 Cover Art

Listen to it...it deserves a spot.

19 Speedball Tucker Speedball Tucker Cover Art
20 Age Age Cover Art

Excellent song... would be terribly snubbed if not at least listed. Hauntingly beautiful, but strays from the super short timing present in Croce's other songs, as it clocks in at nearly 4 minutes long. Lyrics are very well-thought-out.

21 It Doesn't Have to Be that Way It Doesn't Have to Be that Way Cover Art
22 These Dreams These Dreams Cover Art
23 Dreamin' Again Dreamin' Again Cover Art

This is such a beautiful song. It deserves to be on this list.

24 Ball of Kerrymuir
25 Next Time, This Time Next Time, This Time Cover Art
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