Greatest Steely Dan Songs

The Top Ten

1 Do It Again

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

Amazing solo!

2 Deacon Blues

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

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

3 The Royal Scam

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

4 Reelin' in the Years

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.

Always will be the greatest

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.

6 Aja

Must be higher. Steve Gadd's drum solo is one of the best ever.

7 Hey Nineteen
8 Rikki Don't Lose that Number
9 FM
10 Peg

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

The Contenders

11 Any Major Dude Will Tell You

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

12 Black Cow
13 My Old School

It's everything a song should be.

14 Haitian Divorce
15 Bodhisattva

This song rocks! - Gg2000

Way too low - Nickelstickman

16 Dirty Work

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.

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

I love the vibe of this song.

17 The Fez
18 Don't Take Me Alive

High anxiety with a case of dynamite

19 The Caves of Altamira
20 Home at Last

Who wrote this timeless sea song?

Lets move this song people

21 Doctor Wu
22 Black Friday
23 Gaucho

This song is so awesome, amigo!

24 Josie

Big radio hit, great song. Should be higher.

25 Bad Sneakers

In my opinion this is one of their best songs - but - it's almost impossible to classify one song better than the others - all of them are so great in their own way.

26 Midnight Cruiser
27 Here at the Western World

How that no one added this song?

28 Babylon Sisters

"Musically" one of the best.

29 With a Gun
30 Show Biz Kids
31 Cousin Dupree
32 Night by Night
33 Razor Boy
34 Pretzel Logic
35 The Old Regime

Catchier than a lot of these other songs

36 I.G.Y
37 Jack of Speed
38 Barrytown
39 The Last Mall
40 Chain Lightning
41 Your Gold Teeth II

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

42 I Got the News
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