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' 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.

Best love song ebver!

2 Time In a Bottle

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.

Ball is life

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

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

Easily the best song, lyrically brilliant, best song ever about lost love

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

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

7 Hey Tomorrow
8 A Long Time Ago

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

9 Photographs and Memories
10 Bad, Bad Leroy Brown

The Contenders

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

A good pick me up song

16 New York's Not My Home

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

17 The Hard Way Every Time
18 Box #10

Listen to it...it deserves a spot.

19 Speedball Tucker
20 Dreamin' Again

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

21 Age

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.

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