Best Neil Young Songs

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41 I've Been Waiting for You I've Been Waiting for You

My favorite guitar solo of all time

42 Words (Between the Lines of Age) Words (Between the Lines of Age)

An awesome song... The best of the best

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43 Ramada Inn Ramada Inn

For Neil to write and play guitar on a new tune like this at his age, just shows you the energy and talent the guy brings to the table. If he wrote this in 1978, it would sound about the same and be hailed as a masterpiece, which it is!

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44 When You Dance, I Can Really Love When You Dance, I Can Really Love
45 Little Wing Little Wing
46 Stupid Girl Stupid Girl
47 Lotta Love Lotta Love
48 Don't Let It Bring You Down Don't Let It Bring You Down

This is a great song off After the Gold Rush. To me it epitomizes the early Neil Young, who really spoke out against social injustice. My wife is a big fan of Seal, and I accompanied her to his concert, not really expecting much, not really my type of music. Then he did a cover of this song, and it completely made the night for me. Neil is admired by so many artists in so many different genres of music that it's incredible. He and Paul Simon are alike in that respect.

49 Till the Morning Comes Till the Morning Comes
50 Ride My Llama Ride My Llama
51 Revolution Blues Revolution Blues

"Charles Manson song" is manipulator

52 Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It? Do I Have to Come Right Out and Say It?

Recorded by Buffalo Springfield, and written by Neil, but with Richie Furay singing lead.
Only very rarely done during Neil's solo concerts, but has popped up at most Buffalo Springfield reunion events.

53 Philadelphia Philadelphia

One of the most emotional songs I've ever heard. Neil Young showed totally naked feelings.

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54 Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets) Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)
55 Cocaine Eyes
56 Fontainebleau
57 Dreamin' Man Dreamin' Man
58 Harvest Harvest
59 Roll Another Number Roll Another Number
60 Let's Impeach the President Let's Impeach the President

The expression shut up and sing comes to mind here, except please sing something else... The lefty's are often the best musicians, sadly we have to put up with the marketing of bad ideas. In this case the idea and the song stinks. Direct word for word politics in song, really blows. Whether one agrees or not the song Ohio has energy and a profound message, this does not.

You cannot agree or disagree with "Ohio". It's not a song about opinion, it's a factual song about things that actually happened. Maybe lefties are the best musicians because they come from states that haven't slashed education funding to shreds and they are still able to teach music in their schools.

Neil Young has written many political songs in his career. It's a big part of who he is. To suggest that he "shut up and sing" demonstrates a degree of ignorance as to who the man is.

The expression shut up and sing does not come to mind. The expression freedom of speech does. If it doesn't agree with your politics, don't buy it.

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