Best Folk Songs

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Best songs that are part of the folk genre. could be plain folk, folk rock, or any other sub/fusion genres(inculding talking blues). this list is based off of recordings by popular artists, not traditional folk songs. for example, house of the rising sun as a traditional folk song wouldn't be on this list. instead, this list has house of the rising sun-the animals. it could also have a different recording of the same song, for example house of the rising sun-bob dylan

The Top Ten

1 Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel UListen to Sample
2 Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
3 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

It's a great song.But it's not totally folk.kinda sounds like rock - zxm

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4 House of the Rising Sun - The Animals UListen to Sample
5 Both Sides Now - Joni Mitchell UListen to Sample
6 This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie UListen to Sample
7 The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel UListen to Sample
8 Diamonds and Rust - Joan Baez UListen to Sample
9 Sloop John B - The Beach Boys UListen to Sample
10 El Condor Pasa - Simon and Garfunkel

This song is pure magic.I love all the versions of it. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

Music was written by the Peruvian composer Daniel Alomía Robles and was based on Andean folk songs. - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 American Pie - Don McLean UListen to Sample
12 Winds of the Old Days - Joan Baez UListen to Sample
13 Father and Son - Cat Stevens

Great song. Not my absolute favorite from him, but my favorite wouldn't stand a chance against any of these anyway. - milaqt

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14 Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger UListen to Sample
15 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot UListen to Sample
16 The Times They are Changing - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
17 Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver

Its country though..

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18 Born - Over the Rhine UListen to Sample
19 Dominique - Singing Nun UListen to Sample
20 Here's to You - Joan Baez UListen to Sample
21 Home is Where You're Happy - Charles Manson UListen to Sample
22 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Joan Baez UListen to Sample
23 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - The Plebs UListen to Sample
24 Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy

This is the rock version - Metal_Treasure

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25 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

This is the metal version - Metal_Treasure

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26 Diamonds and Rust - Judas Priest

This song came to me thanks to this cover. - Metal_Treasure

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27 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
28 Old Man - Neil Young UListen to Sample
29 Moving Parts - Trixie Mattel UListen to Sample
30 Fire and Rain - James Taylor

By far the best.

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31 The A Team - Ed Sheeran UListen to Sample
32 Greensleeves - Peter Hollens UListen to Sample
33 Look at Your Game Girl - Charles Manson UListen to Sample
34 Red Snake - Charles Manson

My favorite from this guy. - zetturno

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35 Redemption Song - Bob Marley & The Wailers UListen to Sample
36 Flawless (Go to the City) - George Michael
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Top Remixes

1. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
2. Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan
3. The Boxer - Simon and Garfunkel
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1. This Land is Your Land - Woody Guthrie
2. Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan
3. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
zxm
1. Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan
2. Bridge Over Troubled Water - Simon and Garfunkel
3. Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan
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