Best Scott Joplin Compositions

Scott Joplin was an African-American composer and pianist. He was born in the late 1860's and died in 1917. During his years alive he wrote many pieces, most of which were of the genre "rag time", for which he was known.

The Top Ten

1 The Entertainer

I play this song on my piano and love playing it and I love listening to it. In fact, I am doing a report in school about a famous musician and I chose Scott Joplin because I love this song.

The entertainer is truly a masterpiece. Although overplayed, it still holds up as an amazing piece of music that'll never die. - FrankerZ

Really catchy

2 Maple Leaf Rag

I'd be a fool not to include this piece of this list. The upbeat-ness and rapidity of this song make it amazing. The very "jumpy" feeling the song gives while still keeping it smooth is unbeatable. - FrankerZ

3 Augustan Club Waltz

The first time I heard this piece, I was completely taken away. I have listened to it many times and have played it many times more, but still cannot describe my love for this piece. There is something about it that reaches out and grabs my heart and doesn't let go. It is truly a magical piece. - FrankerZ

4 Kismet Rag

Definitely an underplayed song to say the least. Like all Scott Joplin pieces it has a steady yet powerful beat which creates an excellent atmosphere for the even better melody. - FrankerZ

5 Binks Waltz

Scott Joplin was not known for his waltzes but they are truly amazing! Once you listen to this piece you'll be hooked. This song is insane how it makes you calm, yet exited at the same time. Sit back, relax and listen to Joplin at his best. - FrankerZ

The best

6 Fig Leaf Rag

It's great but it's very hard...

7 The Easy Winners

It's actually pretty catchy, but so painfully underrated.

8 Peacherine Rag
9 The Cascades
10 Pineapple Rag

The Contenders

11 Gladiolus Rag
12 Wall Street Rag
13 Paragon Rag

This is possibly Joplin's most underrated piece of all time.

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