Greatest Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs


The Top Ten

1 Free Bird

If you don't know this song, you don't know the rock! - Teo2390

Best song I've listened to so far. Great music and great lyrics, and the solo at the end part is definitely one of the best ones I've ever heard. Then I read about everything that happened to the band members and it is so sad. They should've been around much longer

Cool Slide Guitar and very nice solo with two guitars at the end!

This song is amazing. I hate going with popular opinion, but this time it's difficult to not go with popular opinion. This song is just so good! Fly high, free bird... - Metarock

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2 Sweet Home Alabama

Best Song Ever, makes my Heart Melt, just listening to this song takes me to Alabama. This Should be in number one!

Good classical number... Would like to listen more from this band... Feel great when listen em all alone and sober

Lynyrd Skynyrd's best, must be number 1, Free Bird is great but Sweet Home Alabama takes the prize for me, seamless, fantasical and sublimely-composed are the list of three words which describe this song. Rock on L-S!

This is the best and most popular song, I have never heard about free bird before

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3 Simple Man

Simple Man. The song that non-superficial fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd think of when they think about the band. While "Freebird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" are good songs in and of themselves, "Simple Man" is in a league of its own. It says everything that needs to be said, and is a true pouring-out of the heart by Van Zandt. A classic.

My all-time favorite song. Nothing will ever top it in my mind.

An amazing song of wisdom and hope for any young man. This one stirs your soul. Great solo and bridge.

Simple Man is astronomically better than Free Bird and Sweet Home Alabama

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4 Tuesday's Gone

This song is beautifully performed, the guitar is very well played, and this song always reminds me of sitting in a car, going along the road while its raining. Once again, this song is amazing and am surprised that this song is not number one.

The only reason this song isn't number one is because nobody has listened to it. A lot of their "online" fan base ( I use that word carefully ) has stumbled across the first 3 songs ( Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama & Simple Man ). They are great songs in their own perspective but this tune... Is the good stuff.

This is my favorite song of all time. It displays the hardship of loss in such a beautiful way. Ronnie sings mournfully, but still with anticipation of the future. Their best song by far...

Piano solo is great, as well as the guitar. This is Lynyrd's Skynyrd's best song. Sweet Home Alabama is so overplayed and is nowhere near as good instrumentally as Tuesday's Gone.

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5 That Smell

The culmination of all the unique qualities that made Skynyrd special: The prominent punch of Leon's bass with AP's rolling drums, the genuineness of Ronnie's lyrics, the unbelievable guitar work throughout and the girls singing for emphasis in the background make this song their greatest. The definitive Skynyrd song that NO ONE would even consider attempting to cover, much like Saturday Night Special.

Excellent and energetic

May not be their best, but it is certainly my favorite. I also love Saturday Night Special. - AlteredState

2 words and 1 letter: rock band 4

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6 Gimme Three Steps

Should be higher up on list

Ahh... Great song, the first billion times I heard it... But, you can't tell me there aren't at least a dozen greater Skynyrd songs than this... If I never heard "3 Steps" again, I'll be happy.

7 Saturday Night Special

Greatest song in the world, should be number 1

This song is EXTREEMLY groovy...

8 Call Me the Breeze

This song is the best

JJ Cale wrote it and performed it, but Skynyrd's version rocks it!

9 What's Your Name?

"...little girl what's your name? "
Answer: I am a gal named Huh. - Britgirl

10 Gimme Back My Bullets

Blown away chills the first time I heard this... And probably the same every time afterwards. Amazing underrated guitar work and singing. One of the best.

So difficult to choose as so many. This is distinctive Skynyrd - not just song as Ronnie so well backed up by the Honkettes, but instrumentally as well. I love Freebird and SHA but about time those yet to get fully into Skynyrd enjoyed the wider catalogue.

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11 The Ballad of Curtis Loew

I love this song. it's a great ballad. - jwileson

That keyboard solo... WOW Billy Powell rocks

Definitely top 5. Great song couldn't ask for more.

My favorite song song all time

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12 Still Unbroken

Man listen to this one from their album god guns!
This is absolutely their best and its the most amazing lyrics ever by lynyrd skynyrd!
I'm sure you guys will vote after listening to this one!
Just hear it once!

I love that song. This song makes me something lonely. When I listen to that music, I miss someone. I don't know who is appeared in my mind, boy or girl? I think it may be a girl. I sometimes cry when I listen to that music.

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The best song with Johnny Van Zant his brother Ronnie would be proud R.I.P. - christangrant

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13 I Never Dreamed

It is a really good song. Yet really under rated

This masterpiece is just a little display of Gaines incredible composing potential. Cannot listen to this without feeling goosepimples. Wonderful! Thanks Skynyrd for everything!

14 I Know a Little

Best skynyrd guitar song

15 You Got that Right

So underplayed.. This is like the anthem of any down to earth partier

This is their greatest recording. Steve Gaines was a phenom.

As usual another Skynyrd hit! Great Rock and Roll!

This stuff they are turning out today is CRAP!

I've tried listening to it but there's nothing there! NO BEAT, NO LYRICS,

Steve Gaines enough said.

16 On the Hunt

Underrated song, that doesn't get enough air or concert play. But what do I know? All their songs should be played everyday, all the time. Simply awesome!

I love most all their songs but this one really stands out.

If you don't think on the hunt is up there and one of the best songs youv ever heard you ain't no fan

17 I Need You

Great, bluesy opening by Ed, Gary, and Allen

In the top 10!

18 One More Time
19 Comin' Home
20 Tomorrow's Goodbye
21 All I Can Do is Write About It

This is the classic that resonates with me most next to Freebird of course. - theforgiventeen

22 Mississippi Blood
23 Preacher Man
24 Skynyrd Nation
25 The Needle and the Spoon

Good lyrics, great guitars. What else can you ask for in A Skynyrd song.

How is this not top ten? Great tune.

26 Blues Medley
27 Workin' for MCA

RIP Ed King. You made this song, Saturday Night Special, Sweet Home Alabama, and many others sound great. - Gg2000

That beginning growl is too cool

28 Whiskey - Rock - a - Roller

This is what rock'n'roll is all about! Rock on

29 I Ain't the One

This song is amayzing! It's way better than sweet home alabama! Please just listen to it and you'll se why it really should be in the top ten!

Such a funky intro! - derekburton9

30 Poison Whiskey
31 Swamp Music

Every Lynyrd Skynyrd tune is awesome to me, but Swamp music is just one I was surprised was not listed... WHAT THE FUNK GUYS?

Not one person mentioned SWAMP MUSIC. I am, without a shadow of a doubt, Lynyrd Skynyrd's most dedicated fan of all time.

Its an amazing song and it's so true I could live with hound dogs for the rest of my natural born days

Why is this song so underrated? It's amazing, one of my favorites on Second Helping. - Metarock

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32 Don't Ask Me No Questions

This needs to at least be somewhere between 11 and 20.

33 The Last Rebel

The best song of Lynyrd Skynyrd - ActOfGenesis

Just epic

34 Gifted Hands
35 Was I Right or Wrong

If you are a fan, I just don't understand why this isn't in the top ten. Embodies everything about the band.

One of the most overlooked songs ever. Once the chorus kicks in...Epic Ronnie.

It is one my personal top 10.

36 Red White & Blue

25th place? You've got to be kidding me, this is without a doubt the best Skynyrd Song the new lineup has ever released.

37 Double Trouble

Is the best song

38 Devil In the Bottle

This song come with the country rock style, and with riffs amazing

39 Same Old Blues
40 Jake

A very underrated song that of course wasn't on the list. This is definitely one of their best modern songs. - ACDC-

41 Every Mother's Son
42 That's How I Like It
43 Cry for the Bad Man
44 Mama's Song
45 Railroad Song
46 Last of a Dyin' Breed
47 Take Your Time
48 Roll Gypsy Roll
49 Ain't No Good Life
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Top Remixes (15)

1. Free Bird
2. Sweet Home Alabama
3. Simple Man
1. That Smell
2. Simple Man
3. Gimme Three Steps
1. Free Bird
2. Tuesday's Gone
3. Simple Man

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