Greatest Steely Dan Songs

The Top Ten

1 Do It Again Do It Again Cover Art

Really is a great song, and reflecting Petsounds, similar to the work of The Doors, Riders On The Storm.

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

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

The best song really good love this one

2 Deacon Blues Deacon Blues Cover Art

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

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

Personally it's my favorite. The lyrics really mean something.

This one should be #1 in my opinion

3 Reelin' in the Years Reelin' in the Years Cover Art

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

This is one song that always makes me cry.

Always will be the greatest

4 The Royal Scam The Royal Scam Cover Art

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

5 Kid Charlemagne Kid Charlemagne Cover Art

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.

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

6 Hey Nineteen Hey Nineteen Cover Art
7 Aja Aja Cover Art

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

8 Rikki Don't Lose that Number Rikki Don't Lose that Number Cover Art
9 FM FM Cover Art
10 Black Cow Black Cow Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Any Major Dude Will Tell You Any Major Dude Will Tell You Cover Art

Really good song this one should be in the top ten

12 Peg Peg Cover Art

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

Their greatest one!

13 Haitian Divorce Haitian Divorce Cover Art

Such a memorable chorus

14 The Fez The Fez Cover Art
15 My Old School My Old School Cover Art

It's everything a song should be.

16 The Caves of Altamira The Caves of Altamira Cover Art
17 Bodhisattva Bodhisattva Cover Art

This song rocks!

18 Don't Take Me Alive Don't Take Me Alive Cover Art

High anxiety with a case of dynamite

19 Dirty Work Dirty Work Cover Art

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.

20 Doctor Wu Doctor Wu Cover Art
21 Home at Last Home at Last Cover Art

Who wrote this timeless sea song?

Lets move this song people

22 Black Friday Black Friday Cover Art
23 Bad Sneakers Bad Sneakers Cover Art

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.

Easily one of their best melodies.

24 Gaucho Gaucho Cover Art

This song is so awesome, amigo!

25 Josie Josie Cover Art

Big radio hit, great song. Should be higher.

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