Best Tragically Hip SongsWhat the title says, the best of the best Hip tunes.
The Top Ten
So hard to decide which is actually my favorite! It sometimes seems to be whichever one I'm listening to at the time. However, when I'm not listening to any of them, and I really think about which one impacts me the most emotionally, I would say it would be Bobcaygeon.
A masterpiece... great groove, sweeping, contextually Canadian, but thematically universal.
Bobcageon is such a uniquely gorgeous song. If you want to hear a song that exemplifies Canada, this would be my choice.
Beautiful song, absolutely just amazingV 14 Comments
This is awesome! This is my favourite Hip song, but I did not think that it was going to be in the top spot. I am very surprised and thrilled.
I can and will never get enough of this song.
This song is so much better than the rest of their songs, it's brilliant just want to keep listening to it.
It's so hard to pick one favourite song! I think this one shows the best of all the band with clear, crisp words.
By far my favorite Hip tune. As a fan of acoustic rock songs this is crazy good, to all the fools who said Gord Downie didn't have a voice, listen to the high notes on this masterpiece.V 11 Comments
They warned you WAY ahead of time N'Oleans! Great tune! - VADERtheIMPALER
Cool song. Very cool riff and lyrics. Oh and did I mention the song rocks!
So many great memories attached to this one...
I never heard it but IV 8 Comments
It's always been my favorite.
I think this is by far, their best song. It describes so many of us so well
I have this tattooed on my left forearm!
Definitely a top 5 Hip Song.
Good song but: yer not the ocean is better
I really like this one but it's not my favourite
This is what I think Rock should be...
Always has been my favourite.V 1 Comment
Absolute masterpiece of a song, possibly the best song by a Canadian band ever.
Easily the best Hip song of all time. Utterly Canadian, great lyrics, provoking rock glory.
Sends chills down my spine when I listen to it. Powerful. One of my all time favorite songs.
Best lyrical genius of all time. Historical, creative, poetic, romantic, familiar. It's the complete lyric.V 9 Comments
My brother, rick, I so miss you... G
The song that gets the Concert crowd totally rocking' out... In the early days they started with this one... Now it's the encore song... Love it!
Blow At High Dough, Is one of there best songs ever made. Acually I am kinda sad Because I think there Best song that they ever did was 38 Years old. Then Boots or hearts then blow the high dough, then new orleans is sinking. Then little bones, then three pistols, this song are the best they did it has that classic rock feel, and the newer song they sang are sappy and not like the Album UP TO HERE or Road Apples ot Fully Completly, those were there best years.
Great song to dance to, this gets everyone on the dance floor.V 3 Comments
There are so many great Hip songs. This one just grabs me a little more.
This one has to be in the top 3 to 5. Classic Hip song. Great guitar riffs.
Good party song! Think it should be a bit higher!
The best song everV 4 Comments
"Driving down a corduroy road
Weeds standing shoulder high..."
One of their best songs, if not their best. Why it doesn't even crack the top ten is beyond me. "Heard a tap on the window, in the middle of the night. Held back the curtain for, my older brother mike... ", classic Hip.
Deep song, even if you can't relate, it makes you think.
Deep lyrics, great slide guitar, nice track all around. This was the album that made Canada realize that they had a real find in the Hip.
Just wonderful, the best "weeping guitar" I have hear. Sad to the core but so artfully done!V 1 Comment
Powerful metaphor on societal complacency, even indifference, while years drain away in the lives of the wrongfully convicted. David Milgaard, the inspiration for the song, was but one contemporary example stretching back through Steven Truscott and a host of others. Not standard rock fodder, but a perfect example of the Hip's depth.
My favourite song to listen to when sitting by the lake.
Definitely a top 19
great songV 4 Comments
NOTHING rocks harder than this. Hip in their finest form, complete with Canadian content and all!
I'm sad another fave hip song it should be the second
Enigmatic, poetic, entrancing rock!
Canadianity at its finestV 2 Comments
I adore the menacing riff. It's lyrically brilliant. As well as illustrating the poem like writing of the hip.
The most eerie Hip song ever... Outstanding! This is Canadian ROCK!
How is this not higher?! #2 on my list! Unbelievably well-written song
Love love loveV 3 Comments
The story behind it...and listening to gordie sing it in his last show - wow I don't think I've ever been more affected by a song.
Such a mellow song, Downie sings the song great.. Really portrays a story.
Beautiful piece of music with beautiful lyrics...moves me to tears every time!
Not even close, best song by far!V 2 Comments
Just a very powerful opening and then continues to build throughout. Fantastic piece.
Some thing about the intro to this song gets my juices flowing. Love the steady build of the rhythm.
Best opening song of any concert ever! And that's where they play it!
Very underrated, it's a great songV 2 Comments
Great song Does the Best Beat in the back ground
Kickin beat! You can't go wrong cranking this one up on the box.
Always loved this one...
Canadiana? check. Arcane lyrics? check. Drama? check Guns? check Awesome tune? checkV 1 Comment
An outstanding beginning... Mesmerizing, melodic, takes you deep within the song for a tranquil, settling ride... Definitely 1 of the Hip's best!
Beautiful song... Great singing by Gordie... Beautiful guitar by Robbie... Needs to be played more live... Hopefully in 2015 tour!
R.I.P. Gord, thanks for the music and the memories that went with them.
Love love this song! Downie's signature up and down vocals are wonderful.
This one deserves to be higher up on the list
A riff that flows over me like no other and transports me like a time-machine to an earlier happy age.
As good a song as the Hip ever did!
Song wasn't even listed, C'mom!
This is a classic and wasn't even listed! For shame!
Don't know why they don't play this live? Awesome song!
Awesome song thumbs up love it
Way higher! Top 10
This will become the quintessential Tragically Hip song in the years to come.
A song that brings back Memories
My favorite ballad. I've listened to it a thousand times and it touches me every time I hear it.
Beautiful song from a great band
Was my wedding song!
Fabulously underrated gem! Great lead guitar... And bongos!
Awesome heavy groove that is almost hypnotic. Pulls the listener in like a snake charmer. So cool!
Play it loud. The best driving song. Heads bobbing to the beat. Singing at the top of our lungs. Love you Hip!
My favourite for sure
Just to see how far down it really is
Oh my God. This song has so much Gord in it. Unreal heart and energy. How is this song so far down the list? My favourite Hip song for sure probably because the studio recording was so damn good.
This needs to be top ten.
Not their best work... Played too much live!
Can't believe this, best song
..."we're forced to bed, but we're free to dream"... The best Hip song ever! Please play on 2015 tour... St. Catharines!
Best Hip tune of all time... Gordie playing the acoustic... Please play in St. Catharines in 2015!
Warmed up to this one. Drums are a little heavy but the vocal melody is great.
Going to be a classic
Amazing song. Probably not their best but deserves top ten. Likely overshadowed by more "popular" songs.
How is this not in the top ten? Such a great song!
This is by far my absolute favourite Hip song.
One of my all time favorites
I honestly can't understand why this isn't number one.
I think lots of people forget this one. GREAT SONG
One of my favorites!
Yes I agreeV 1 Comment
Great song, great commentary on the cold war
Such a great song, as a younger fan the Paul Henderson reference makes me think of crosbys goal in Vancouver
So good, so under appreciated.
Different. Canadian reality to the core. what a soulful song
My top 3.
Play on 2015 tour St. Catharines please!
" I do the rollin' you do the detail"...
Should be higher. Has great dynamics with the vocals and instruments. The lead guitar really makes the song too.
Just listen to that song and you'll see it's perfect in every way
Absolutely LOVE this song!
Almost 10 minutes long, and you still wish it was longer! Excellent song! The Hip are, and will always be my favourite band! I was lucky enough to see them at salmon fest last year! Excellent music!
Of their recent songs its by far the best
One of the most underrated songs from there catalogue
Completely agree move this up people!
One of my favorite songs from them, never heard it on the radio
Actually a Gord Sinclair song. Surprised me.
Gord showing off perhaps his finest vocal range from their entire catalogue.
Such a great, melodic tune.
This one is my favourite Tragically Hip tune
She said, "that's it! That's it! "
"GET OUUUT! " lol
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