Greatest Lynyrd Skynyrd Songs

The Top Ten
1 Free Bird

You know that whatever is considered to be the best Lynard Skynyrd song of all time has got to be a great Song! This is amazing, great lyrics and the best guitar solo of all time to top it all Off! It doesn't get any better than that! My favorite rock song of all time! It has to be #1! This is perfect for Southern rock! Just behind this on greatest rock songs of all time I would have to go with Smells like teen spirit, but we're just talking Lynard Skynyrd! Besides the two songs I've mentioned here nothing else is even close! I don't care if you think I'm crazy!

The atmosphere of this song is perfect, starting with a beautiful melancholic letter based by a very melodic slide guitar and finishing with an awesome, amazing, incredible solo; don't have words to describe it! Specially in live versions. Surely one of the best solos ever made in history, and not just recorded once, but always played with a impressive virtuosity by Lynyrd, this is the best part! This song will last eternally in rockers' hearts...

Best song I've listened to so far. Great music and great lyrics, and the solo at the end part is definitely one of the best ones I've ever heard. Then I read about everything that happened to the band members and it is so sad. They should've been around much longer

Nice solo guitar at the end of the song. If you all realize, this song appear in Grand Theft Auto San Andreas on radio station : K-DST. Playing free-walk game, while listening to the radio, makes me more appreciate the nature...

2 Simple Man

Simple Man. The song that non-superficial fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd think of when they think about the band. While "Freebird" and "Sweet Home Alabama" are good songs in and of themselves, "Simple Man" is in a league of its own. It says everything that needs to be said, and is a true pouring-out of the heart by Van Zandt. A classic.

I love this song since I watched Almost famous a few years ago. In my opinion he has a great voice and I hope to enjoy them for a long long time. Sorry for my English!

A must listen song! The lyrics are great. If you haven't listened this song you haven't listened to lynyrd skynyrd! I think it's better than free bird..

It introduced me to Lynyrd Synyrd, a very beautiful song with amazingly meaningful lyrics. Simply my favorite Lynyrd song!

3 Sweet Home Alabama

Lynyrd Skynyrd's best, must be number 1, Free Bird is great but Sweet Home Alabama takes the prize for me, seamless, fantasical and sublimely-composed are the list of three words which describe this song. Rock on L-S!

I can't choose between Free Bird and Sweet Home Alabama! But I'm gonna go with Sweet Home, because it has that classic rich America feel to it.

Best Song Ever, makes my Heart Melt, just listening to this song takes me to Alabama. This Should be in number one!

Great song for a road trip! Think it's better than Free bird, and of course its most known song by this amazing band!

4 Tuesday's Gone

The only reason this song isn't number one is because nobody has listened to it. A lot of their "online" fan base ( I use that word carefully ) has stumbled across the first 3 songs ( Free Bird, Sweet Home Alabama & Simple Man ). They are great songs in their own perspective but this tune... Is the good stuff.

This song is beautifully performed, the guitar is very well played, and this song always reminds me of sitting in a car, going along the road while its raining. Once again, this song is amazing and am surprised that this song is not number one.

I love that lines "see, I'm, I'm riding my blues away" and "somehow I've got to carry on". It's reassuring to think that, if you wait long enough, and distract yourself, whatever wounds you have can slowly heal, and you can move on from whatever you've lost.

This is my favorite song of all time. It displays the hardship of loss in such a beautiful way. Ronnie sings mournfully, but still with anticipation of the future. Their best song by far...

5 That Smell

The culmination of all the unique qualities that made Skynyrd special: The prominent punch of Leon's bass with AP's rolling drums, the genuineness of Ronnie's lyrics, the unbelievable guitar work throughout and the girls singing for emphasis in the background make this song their greatest. The definitive Skynyrd song that NO ONE would even consider attempting to cover, much like Saturday Night Special.

May not be their best, but it is certainly my favorite. I also love Saturday Night Special.

Surprised it's this high up, but I love this song. favorite song to play on rock band 4 and it's an awesome song for southern rockers

Probably one of my favorites. Awesome song

6 Gimme Three Steps

Ahh... Great song, the first billion times I heard it... But, you can't tell me there aren't at least a dozen greater Skynyrd songs than this... If I never heard "3 Steps" again, I'll be happy.

7 Call Me the Breeze

This song is the best

JJ Cale wrote it and performed it, but Skynyrd's version rocks it!

8 What's Your Name?

Dad used to play this song. Gotta love it

9 Saturday Night Special
10 Gimme Back My Bullets

So difficult to choose as so many. This is distinctive Skynyrd - not just song as Ronnie so well backed up by the Honkettes, but instrumentally as well. I love Freebird and SHA but about time those yet to get fully into Skynyrd enjoyed the wider catalogue.

Blown away chills the first time I heard this... And probably the same every time afterwards. Amazing underrated guitar work and singing. One of the best.

The Contenders
11 The Ballad of Curtis Loew

Definitely top 5. Great song couldn't ask for more.

Way better than that Sweet Home Alabama cheese.

Great story, fun song. Most underrated song

12 Still Unbroken

I love that song. This song makes me something lonely. When I listen to that music, I miss someone. I don't know who is appeared in my mind, boy or girl? I think it may be a girl. I sometimes cry when I listen to that music.

Man listen to this one from their album god guns!
This is absolutely their best and it's the most amazing lyrics ever by lynyrd skynyrd!
I'm sure you guys will vote after listening to this one!
Just hear it once!

The best song with Johnny Van Zant his brother Ronnie would be proud R.I.P.

13 Don't Ask Me No Questions

This needs to at least be somewhere between 11 and 20.

14 I Know a Little

Best skynyrd guitar song

15 You Got that Right

This is their greatest recording. Steve Gaines was a phenom.

So underplayed.. This is like the anthem of any down to earth partier

Steve Gaines enough said.

16 I Never Dreamed

This masterpiece is just a little display of Gaines incredible composing potential. Cannot listen to this without feeling goosepimples. Wonderful! Thanks Skynyrd for everything!

It is a really good song. Yet really under rated

17 Comin' Home

Should be in top 5

18 On the Hunt

Underrated song, that doesn't get enough air or concert play. But what do I know? All their songs should be played everyday, all the time. Simply awesome!

I love most all their songs but this one really stands out.

19 One More Time

Great song, a little more produced than most Skynyrd songs, but awesome. The guitar riff in the middle is incredible

20 I Need You
21 All I Can Do is Write About It

This is the classic that resonates with me most next to Freebird of course.

22 Tomorrow's Goodbye

Not just my favourite Lynyrd Skynyrd song, but possibly my favourite song of everyone.

23 Mississippi Blood
24 Preacher Man
25 Skynyrd Nation
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