Best Rory Gallagher Songs

The Top Ten

1 I'm Not Awake Yet

A beautiful acoustic number from Rory. I loved it when it was released, I adore it now. RIP Rory.

I have always thought this to be an amazing piece of acoustic work from Rory.

2 Moonchild

A million miles away- Irish tour 74.OR..shadow play,overnight bag,out on the western plain...THERE'S A HUNDRED MORE TO LIST

3 Shadow Play
4 Edged in Blue
5 Philby

'Now ain't it strange that I feel like Philby
There's a stranger in my soul
I'm lost in transit in a lonely city,
I can't come in from the cold'

6 Bullfrog Blues

Old blues classic given the Rory Gallagher stamp best versions are live as in Notes from SAN Francisco
An absolute gem

7 Easy Come, Easy Go
8 If I Had a Reason
9 I'll Admit You're Gone
10 Maybe I Will

The Newcomers

? A Million Miles Away

From my opinion this is his greatest song. The guitar was good along with the vocals but the best thing was the ending keyboard riffs. Its very rare to see a pianist banging his head like a guitarist. - zxm

I feel this really ought to have been included in the top ten. Rory always played this one so differently but so perfectly. It's up there with Walk on Hot Coals for me.

Live 74 magic

The Contenders

11 There's a Light
12 Don't Know Where I'm Going
13 Hell Cat
14 I Fall Apart
15 Lonely Mile
16 Bad Penny
17 Walk on Hot Coals

Can't believe this isn't closer to the top. I've loved everything Rory ever did in well over 40 years and this track in my humble opinion is SOLID GOLD.

18 For the Last Time
19 Persuasion
20 Tattoo'd Lady
21 Do You Read Me
22 Just the Smile
23 Daughter of the Everglades
24 Follow Me
25 Crest of a Wave
26 Can't Believe It's True

Can't Believe It's True is a wonderful composition off of Rory's first album. It takes weeks to be able to start playing the song cohesively. The instrumentation is absolutely masterful. The lyrics are beautifully poetic. And the song in general brings up emotions you most likely didn't even know you had.

27 Lonesome Highway
28 In Your Town

This is so raw and full of energy. Pure Rory.

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