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.

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

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

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

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 The Fez
17 Don't Take Me Alive

High anxiety with a case of dynamite

18 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.

19 The Caves of Altamira
20 Doctor Wu
21 Home at Last

Lets move this song people

22 Black Friday
23 Gaucho

This song is so awesome, amigo!

24 Josie

Big radio hit, great song. Should be higher.

25 Midnight Cruiser
26 Here at the Western World

How that no one added this song?

27 Bad Sneakers
28 Show Biz Kids
29 Cousin Dupree
30 Night by Night
31 Razor Boy
32 Pretzel Logic
33 The Old Regime

Catchier than a lot of these other songs

34 Babylon Sisters

"Musically" one of the best.

35 I.G.Y
36 Jack of Speed
37 With a Gun
38 Barrytown
39 The Last Mall
40 Chain Lightning
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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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