Top Ten Johnny Cash Songs

The Top Ten
1 Hurt

This song had actually saved my life. It really has. I went through an awful stage in my life and started doing something to cope with my problems that in fact made the situation worse. Its ok though I've arranged to talk to a professional. This song helped me on some of my worst days. It's the best cover in the world. He took a song and made it his own but it worked because he had the emotions right. Johnny's life was ending. He was watching the love of his life die in front of him. In many ways, this was like his last words. I love the original too but this is the best cover in the whole world. You wouldn't even know it was a cover.

While it may be a cover, Johnny's voice and depth of emotion is what really grabs hold of your emotions when you hear this song. We all can identify in one way or another, and to me this always helps me remember that the memories I build with my daughter are worth more than any wealth.

This song is the first johnny cash song I heard. And I fell in love with his music, after listening to it. There are so many other great songs he has sung, but I must confess that this song was the most moving one. It has a beautiful lyrics to it, that makes me cry every time.

For some reason I don't cry while listening this song. This was one of my first Johnny Cash songs I've ever heard, but it still touches me, knowing he was looking back on his life, and being a huge fan, I really know his life wasn't only happy performances, money and fame.

2 Ring of Fire

How is it even slightly possible that this isn't #1? This needs so many more votes, it at least needs to get to the top 5 because this is just a sad spot for his best song. If you are reading this then vote for this song!

Johnny Cash is one of the best country artists in the world and this is, without a doubt, one of his greatest hits. This is a song that you can sing to and many people can really relate to.

I'm a Dutch guy born in the 90's, And I Love Johnny Cash, also my friends, The Ring Of Fire is the song we love the most. At every party we are asking for this song!

This song introduced me to Johnny Cash, it's one of my favourite country songs, even my friends sing along to it, and the music they listen to is stuff like ( Eminem, Rihanna, Lady GaGa eg. )

3 I Walk the Line

I know most people prefer the new Johnny Cash songs, like Hurt or God's Gonna Cut You Down, but we should not forget his origins and influence in country music all together. This has to be my favorite, with Folsom Prison Blues and Ring of Fire close behind, but the passion he had for this song really made him the artist he was.

I've loved Johnny Cash's music since the first time he ever opened his mouth to sing. No one will ever replace him in my heart.

Come on, this one is a poem, one who no one should love that much, because it means that you are crazy as well...

I really love this song. I agreed to the wordings and I always dance this this one song. Thank you Mr. Cash.

4 Folsom Prison Blues

Greatest song ever made by Johnny Cash, really gives a groovy feeling but also gives you a country / folky feeling, and the realisation of how bad Folsom Prison really is/was.R.I. P Johnny Cash, He'll always be remembered for his great music, and even now Folsom Prison Blues is still a legendary song.

This song was the epitome of Johnny Cash. He cared about the common man whether they were in prison or not. Never sold out to rich corporate greed. We need more music artist like him.

Wow, this song is what makes cash great to listen to I listen to this song at least once a day. The man in black is a legend.R.I. P but he still lives forever though song

The best real simple country song you can ever heard, I think even johnny cash knew that he hadn't produced such a perfect song like Folsom prison Blues,

5 A Boy Named Sue

Flat out best story ever told on a song. This is the greatest Johnny Cash song hands down! Every time I listen to it I promise I'm going to name my first son Sue.

Definitely Johnny Cash's best song out there; it tells the best story with unforgettable and timeless lyrics. Absolutely hilarious as well.

Every time I listen to this it makes me want to name myson sue. This is my favriot song of all time. I just love this song. It should be number 1.

If I ever have a son I'm gonna call him Bill or George, anything but sue.

6 The Man Comes Around

This song is my favorite Johnny Cash song! His Revelation songs like this and Redemption Day really speak to the truth of what we need to look to in these days of immorality. Johnny's life speaks, and he saw this as important. "And at His feet, they'll cast a golden crown..."

This one seriously needs to appear in the top 3. Such deep lyrics and enchanting strings. Totally engrossing. Best Johnny Cash work!

What the hell this is one of his best up there with hurt and Folsom prison blues it is lyrically genius. One of my favourite songs ever

The poetry and music make this one of Cash best songs if not the best. Top three for sure.

7 God's Gonna Cut You Down

I love him, when I listen to his songs I go to another level of thinking of life, but this one is a killer, makes you think about death.

Have just discovered Cash's later, Rubin era, music and it's like discovering Bowie all over again. Stark, stripped, simple words and music, a legend

Come on this is a classic and makes your spine shiver from the voice of Johnny. This song is one of my favorites and always will be

Badass song. Love this as a die hard Cash fan.

8 (Ghost) Riders in the Sky

Best remake song period... Should be in the top 5 maybe even just the top 10 this song deserves a much higher place

This song is legendary. It's just legendary. It's great. Damn...

Great acoustic song, awesome rythym. Really one of the best songs of jonnhy cash.

My late friends favorite

9 Man in Black

This song shows that Johnny not only speaks for himself but others. He realizes that this world is not a peaceful one and that it never will be. Johnny Cash wore the black because he wanted to show this.

Johnny Cash is an excellent role model, and shows it in this song in a matter that emphasizes the need for morality in today's society. He bears the cross of the people so that everyone else's day may be brighter

People always talk about a "peaceful world" but there never will be, because someone or some people will rebel (I haven't listened to the song so sorry)

10 Ain't No Grave

This is something different from others songs. It's a song you come to when you are in a dark phase. Personally I used to listen this in a dark room when I was in depression and this did help me a lot. I can relate to his music more than any other artist and this song I can relate every word with my life.

I am a Hindu by religion and have been suffering from depression for more than 6 years now.All this time I have tried really hard to instil almighty back within my soul because faith is the only option left for me to be happy again,Nobody and nothing helps.But every time I try invocating god I feel nothing from his side and I'm weakening day by day But today after listening to this song I was left weeping..I felt something after a long time.I have tried committing suicide once and maybe I'd do it again if life doesn't gets better but I am happy that until then I will have Johnny Cash and this song by my side..
I am a big fan of Cash and it's a real shame this song I so low on the list

This was the last song he wrote and released before he died and there's no song more fitting to say goodbye to the greatest country singer that has or ever will live R.I.P Johnny Cash he might be gone but his soul and music live on

The Undertaker will be remembered for much longer as this chillingly good song echoes through the decades and will keep Johnny Cash's name where it belongs- among legends... RIP Johnny.

The Contenders
11 One Piece at a Time

Most people wouldn't agree, but I think this one is the best.

One pice at a time rules...

12 Highwayman

The version performed with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Kris Kristofferson is one of the most brilliant songs in history of music. Every time I listen to this I nearly start to cry. Absolutely legendary. Love thoes great men.

This should be number one! Need I mention this song does not only have Johnny Cash in it, but also Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson!

This song has great lyrics, and the singers are amazing!

How is this not higher? This is the BEST Highwaymen song!

13 Cocaine Blues

It's a little dark...but strong indeed!

A great song from one of the greatest albums of all time by one of the greatest artists of all time

The most coolest song

14 Sunday Morning Coming Down

Kristofferson was actually working as a janitor at Columbia records when he pitched his song to Cash, who wasn't that eager to hear it at first, as Kristofferson was unknown at the time. Kristofferson was a pilot in the military and delivered the song to Cash by way of helicopter before he finally listened to it. After hearing Sunday Morning Coming Down, Cash realized that this was a pretty good songwriter, and the rest is history.

Kris Kristofferson may have wrote this song, but I believe that even he would agree that it was Johnny's song. Johnny even basically said as much on his 1970's television show. Not may songs called "epic" truly are epic, but this one deserves that label. This is a top five song, in a laundry list of amazing Johnny Cash sung songs. AND Kris did his own song proud when he sung it at the Johnny Cash Memorial Concert (see YouTube).

Lyrically the best johnny cash song in my opinion. I also play it whenever I'm hungover, I wish it was better known though my friend said johnny cash was his favourite singer yet had never heard this

This song touches your soul in a bittersweet way, Absolutely poetic!

15 I've Been Everywhere

Have to agree, when a friend of mine who dislikes country music totally admitted he enjoyed listening to it when I posted him it!

I used to think I disliked country music. That changed when I listened to this song.

16 Rusty Cage

Great song of Johnny

This song is good, I first heard it in call of duty black ops 2 zombies

Awesome cover pretty heavy song for Johnny Cash although it's a Soundgarden cover

17 I Won't Back Down

Amazing and mesmerizing. This song is a true masterpiece.

18 Personal Jesus

I think that's the one of the best song. Its really romantic...

For those who don't know, it's a cover of a Depeche Mode song.

19 Get Rhythm

If you only know the "Popular" J.C. Songs, in addition to Get Rhythm, try listening to: Big River (genius), Luther played the boogie, Straight A's in Love, Delia's Gone, and of course Hey Porter.

It'll shake all the trouble from your worried mind!

20 Jackson

Such a good song - really puts you in a good mood and I also love june carter's voice as well!

This is the best John/June song. Belongs in Top 5, even with stuff competition

21 Cry! Cry! Cry!

Cry, Cry, Cry and Hey Porter are Johnny Cash's original hits and showcase he talent early on. They still stand today as one of his best and both should be top 10 in my opinion

22 I Still Miss Someone

Still a great tune...

23 Don't Take Your Guns to Town

It is not good place for this beautiful sing.

Great song! At least it have to stand 10th

24 You Are My Sunshine
25 The General Lee
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