Best Tragically Hip Songs

What the title says, the best of the best Hip tunes.
The Top Ten
1 Bobcaygeon

So hard to decide which is actually my favorite! It sometimes seems to be whichever one I'm listening to at the time. However, when I'm not listening to any of them, and I really think about which one impacts me the most emotionally, I would say it would be Bobcaygeon.

The Hip has had so many great hits, but Bobcaygeon is Gord's best voice, the song that sets him apart. To be driving late at night and for this to come on the radio, you crank up the volume and enjoy some of the best vocals ever sang, vocals that go deep and touch one's soul.

2 Ahead by a Century

This is awesome! This is my favourite Hip song, but I did not think that it was going to be in the top spot. I am very surprised and thrilled.

I can and will never get enough of this song.

By far my favorite Hip tune. As a fan of acoustic rock songs this is crazy good, to all the fools who said Gord Downie didn't have a voice, listen to the high notes on this masterpiece.

It's so hard to pick one favourite song! I think this one shows the best of all the band with clear, crisp words.

3 Courage (For Hugh Maclennan)

I think this is by far, their best song. It describes so many of us so well

I have this tattooed on my left forearm!

4 New Orleans is Sinking

Cool song. Very cool riff and lyrics. Oh and did I mention the song rocks!

So many great memories attached to this one...

I listen to this over and over. Love it.

5 Blow at High Dough

Blow At High Dough, Is one of there best songs ever made. Acually I am kinda sad Because I think there Best song that they ever did was 38 Years old. Then Boots or hearts then blow the high dough, then new orleans is sinking. Then little bones, then three pistols, this song are the best they did it has that classic rock feel, and the newer song they sang are sappy and not like the Album UP TO HERE or Road Apples ot Fully Completly, those were there best years.

The song that gets the Concert crowd totally rocking' out... In the early days they started with this one... Now it's the encore song... Love it!

6 Poets

This is what I think Rock should be...

7 Little Bones

There are so many great Hip songs. This one just grabs me a little more.

This one has to be in the top 3 to 5. Classic Hip song. Great guitar riffs.

Good party song! Think it should be a bit higher!

8 At the Hundredth Meridian
9 Nautical Disaster

What an amazing track. Just... Stunning. The lyrics here are incredibly evocative. Apparently, Gord is singing about a ship that had overturned during WW2, I believe. "Fingernails scratching on my hull." Deep, deep magic here.

Best lyrical genius of all time. Historical, creative, poetic, romantic, familiar. It's the complete lyric.

Easily the best Hip song of all time. Utterly Canadian, great lyrics, provoking rock glory.

10 38 Years Old

One of their best songs, if not their best. Why it doesn't even crack the top ten is beyond me. "Heard a tap on the window, in the middle of the night. Held back the curtain for, my older brother mike... ", classic Hip.

Deep lyrics, great slide guitar, nice track all around. This was the album that made Canada realize that they had a real find in the Hip.

Just wonderful, the best "weeping guitar" I have hear. Sad to the core but so artfully done!

The Contenders
11 Looking for a Place to Happen
12 Fifty-Mission Cap

NOTHING rocks harder than this. Hip in their finest form, complete with Canadian content and all!

Enigmatic, poetic, entrancing rock!

13 Fiddler's Green

The story behind it...and listening to gordie sing it in his last show - wow I don't think I've ever been more affected by a song.

Knowing the story behind the song this might be the most heartfelt and poignant Hip song ever done. You can feel the emotion in Gord. Pure Hip.

Beautiful piece of music with beautiful lyrics...moves me to tears every time!

14 Locked In the Trunk of a Car

I adore the menacing riff. It's lyrically brilliant. As well as illustrating the poem like writing of the hip.

So many great songs, this one and Courage are my two favorites... love THE HIP...

There are a ton of amazing hip songs but this is their best.

15 Wheat Kings

Powerful metaphor on societal complacency, even indifference, while years drain away in the lives of the wrongfully convicted. David Milgaard, the inspiration for the song, was but one contemporary example stretching back through Steven Truscott and a host of others. Not standard rock fodder, but a perfect example of the Hip's depth.

My favourite song to listen to when sitting by the lake.

16 Grace, Too

Some thing about the intro to this song gets my juices flowing. Love the steady build of the rhythm.

Just a very powerful opening and then continues to build throughout. Fantastic piece.

Best opening song of any concert ever! And that's where they play it!

17 It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken

An outstanding beginning... Mesmerizing, melodic, takes you deep within the song for a tranquil, settling ride... Definitely 1 of the Hip's best!

Beautiful song... Great singing by Gordie... Beautiful guitar by Robbie... Needs to be played more live... Hopefully in 2015 tour!

R.I.P. Gord, thanks for the music and the memories that went with them.

18 Scared

Amazing song. Probably not their best but deserves top ten. Likely overshadowed by more "popular" songs.

How is this not in the top ten? Such a great song!

This is by far my absolute favourite Hip song.

19 When the Weight Comes Down

This is a classic and wasn't even listed! For shame!

Don't know why they don't play this live? Awesome song!

20 Boots or Hearts
21 Three Pistols

Kickin beat! You can't go wrong cranking this one up on the box.

22 In View

This will become the quintessential Tragically Hip song in the years to come.

23 Pigeon Camera

A riff that flows over me like no other and transports me like a time-machine to an earlier happy age.

As good a song as the Hip ever did!

24 The Darkest One

Love love this song! Downie's signature up and down vocals are wonderful.

25 Long Time Running

My favorite ballad. I've listened to it a thousand times and it touches me every time I hear it.

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