Greatest Steely Dan Songs


The Top Ten

1 Do It Again

Amazing solo!

Reminds me a bit of The Doors, particularly Riders on the Storm. - PetSounds

I sing this song all the time. One of my favorites - LizardKing99

The best song really good love this one - mneilan

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2 The Royal Scam

LONG LIVE Steely Dan..Long live the 1970's.

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3 Deacon Blues

I’d love a 20 minute version. Drink Scotch Whiskey all night long. Learn to work the saxophone. Great lyrics

I really don't see why it isn't #1. Some of the better song lyrics I've ever heard - Beatlesboy9

Personally its my favorite. The lyrics really mean something. - fireinside96

"They've got a name for the winners of the world
I want a name when I lose..." - Billyv

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4 Reelin' in the Years

Always will be the greatest

Clever lyrics, great guitar playing. A lot of the songs from the "Aja" album are good, but this one is still my favorite.

I think it's between this one and Do it Again. Both of them classics - Beatlesboy9

This is one song that always makes me cry.

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5 Kid Charlemagne

This song is based on a LSD manufacturer named Stanley owsley, who made the best LSD in San Francisco - Hicomrade

I always loved this song and had a rough idea of what the song was about. The opening bars of the song capture the danger and excitement of making and dealing in drugs brilliantly. I really like the song for the exquisite melody and harmony it contains. Larry Carlton's solo is rightly regarded as one of the greatest ever. I never get tired of listening to it.

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7 Aja UListen to Sample
8 Rikki Don't Lose that Number UListen to Sample
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10 Any Major Dude Will Tell You

Really good song this one should be in the top ten - mneilan

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The Contenders

11 Peg

My favorite song, about a pornstar, all the lyrics are references to that - Hicomrade

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12 Black Cow UListen to Sample
13 Haitian Divorce UListen to Sample
14 My Old School

It's everything a song should be.

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15 Bodhisattva

This song rocks! - Gg2000

Way too low - Nickelstickman

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16 Dirty Work

I love the vibe of this song.

One of the best songs I've ever heard. Can't get it out of my head!

I don't see how this is not in top 10 awesome song listen to it people it's better than half the songs above it.

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18 Don't Take Me Alive

High anxiety with a case of dynamite

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21 Home at Last

Lets move this song people

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22 Black Friday UListen to Sample
23 Gaucho

This song is so awesome, amigo!

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24 Josie

Big radio hit, great song. Should be higher.

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25 Midnight Cruiser UListen to Sample
26 Here at the Western World

How that no one added this song?

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27 Bad Sneakers UListen to Sample
28 Babylon Sisters

"Musically" one of the best.

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30 Cousin Dupree UListen to Sample
31 Night by Night UListen to Sample
32 Razor Boy UListen to Sample
33 Pretzel Logic UListen to Sample
34 The Old Regime

Catchier than a lot of these other songs

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37 With a Gun UListen to Sample
38 Barrytown UListen to Sample
39 The Last Mall UListen to Sample
40 Chain Lightning UListen to Sample
41 Your Gold Teeth II

Sturdy jazz melody, as shown by Herbie Hancock’s cover.

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300 votes
41 listings
9 years, 364 days old

Top Remixes (9)

1. Do It Again
2. Hey Nineteen
3. Reelin' in the Years
1. Deacon Blues
2. Hey Nineteen
3. Kid Charlemagne
1. Black Cow
2. Aja
3. Rikki Don't Lose that Number

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