Best Leonard Cohen Songs

The Top Ten

1 Suzanne

Beautiful, sad and nostalgic... Basically all you will ever want from this legendary poet!

This is the most beautiful song I have ever heard. It does things to my heart that I can't even describe. Leonard Cohen is a lyrical genius and one of my favorite artists ever. Simply and completely beautiful.

Some of the best lyrics ever written - Billyv

This song is the definition of beauty.

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2 Famous Blue Raincoat

The best work of master song writer leonard cohen. It has a vague and yet complicated concept and you just can't stop listening to it!

One hell of a letter!

This songs is incredible. For everybody it have many mean. There is a story in this song

The story behind this song is just moving

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3 Bird on the Wire

This song plumbs the depths of the human emotion. Simply unparalleled.

An all-time classic song. Shockingly under-rated.

4 Dance Me to the End of Love

Come on! 10th, best song ever

Absolutly perfect!

5 Anthem
6 Hallelujah

Leanord Cohens version is still the best

Sorry Buckley fans but Cohen really is the man

Jeff Buckley was better at singing it though - MASAI97

My number one pick

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7 First We Take Manhattan

Definitely my favorite Cohen song. The lyrics are a bit cryptic, but it takes you on a journey.

Should be in the top ten!

8 The Stranger Song

Something about this cold song really makes it special

So hard to choose- but Teachers, Who By Fire, Famous Blue Rain Coat and Wating for a mirical come close.

9 Who by Fire
10 Everybody Knows

Dark, foreboding song that really should be Number 1!

The Contenders

11 So Long, Marianne

Best ever

12 You Want It Darker

Captivating lyrics demand your attention

Un conventional and sounds great...

Cohen just gets better with age

13 I'm Your Man

What every woman wish to hear from her man.

14 Diamonds in the Mine
15 Hey, That's No Way to Say Goodbye
16 The Future
17 Avalanche

My favorite Cohen song.
A work of art.

Poetic masterpiece.
"You strike my side by accident
as you go down for your gold.
The cripple here that you clothe and feed
is neither starved nor cold;
he does not ask for your company,
not at the centre, the centre of the world."

18 One of Us Cannot Be Wrong

I burst into tears whenever I hear this song.

19 Sisters of Mercy
20 Ain't No Cure for Love
21 Waiting for the Miracle

His best - Silent_genius

Underrated

22 A Thousand Kisses Deep

Now this is a song you want to see up near the top of this list.
Always makes me wonder how he comes up with such masterpieces.

L Cohen is a legit genius, so its hard to pick one. This song grows on you. It resonates.

Always makes me cry...

23 Chelsea Hotel # 2
24 Last Year's Man
25 Take This Waltz

Based on a poem!.

26 In My Secret Life

Amazing Full of Passion & Love

27 Death of a Ladie's Man

This song is simply incredible and the fact that it has not been mentioned yet is criminal. I believe this could very well be Leonard Cohen's greatest song!

28 Steer Your Way
29 Here It Is

Great song

30 Going Home
31 Master Song

Incredible... lyrics are especially amazing here

32 Democracy
33 Coming Back to You
34 Closing Time

Best ever

This is the fastest and most amazing song ever known!

35 Chelsea Hotel

Good memories

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List StatsCreated 31 Jul 2010
Updated 14 Dec 2018

400 votes
35 listings
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