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
2 Visions of Johanna - Bob Dylan
3 Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

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

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

The Contenders

11 Winds of the Old Days - Joan Baez
12 American Pie - Don McLean
13 Where Have All the Flowers Gone - Pete Seeger
14 The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald - Gordon Lightfoot
15 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

16 The Times They are Changing - Bob Dylan
17 Take Me Home, Country Roads - John Denver

Its country though..

18 Dominique - Singing Nun
19 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - Joan Baez
20 Babe I'm Gonna Leave You - The Plebs
21 Whiskey in the Jar - Thin Lizzy

This is the rock version - Metal_Treasure

22 Whiskey in the Jar - Metallica

This is the metal version - Metal_Treasure

23 Diamonds and Rust - Judas Priest

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

24 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
25 Old Man - Neil Young
26 Born - Over the Rhine
27 Moving Parts - Trixie Mattel
28 Fire and Rain - James Taylor

By far the best.

29 The A Team - Ed Sheeran
30 Greensleeves - Peter Hollens
31 Here's to You - Joan Baez
32 Home is Where You're Happy - Charles Manson
33 Look at Your Game Girl - Charles Manson
34 Red Snake - Charles Manson

My favorite from this guy. - zetturno

35 Redemption Song - Bob Marley & The Wailers
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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
Billyv
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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