Top 10 Songs with a Mandolin


The Top Ten

1 Losing My Religion - R.E.M.
2 Rag Mama Rag - The Band
3 Iris - The Goo Goo Dolls
4 The Battle of Evermore - Led Zeppelin
5 Pontoon - Little Big Town
6 Runnin' Blue - The Doors
7 Tell Me - Aerosmith
8 Love in Vain - The Rolling Stones
9 Maggie May - Rod Stewart
10 Nine Houses - Seals and Crofts

Courtesy of Dash Crofts, many Seals and Crofts songs have beautiful mandolin. This song has one of the longest mandolin solos. - Crwth

The Contenders

11 Mandolin Rain - Bruce Hornsby & the Range
12 Little Ghost - The White Stripes

Aka Jack White's hillbilly pastiche. You can hear mandolin throughout the whole song. - Gg2000

Gg2000, I appreciate all your additions! - Metal_Treasure

13 Lasagna - "Weird Al" Yankovic

I know what you're thinking, ha ha, this is some kind of joke, but there is a mandolin in there. I believe they used it to give the song more of an Italian feel. - Gg2000

14 Dance Tonight - Paul McCartney
15 St. Teresa - Joan Osborne
16 Bottom of the World - Tom Waits

From the album "Orphans", specifically the "Brawlers" section- the mandolin makes the song great. - Gg2000

17 Friend of the Devil - The Grateful Dead
18 Pretty Boy Floyd - The Byrds

From "Sweetheart of the Rodeo". Bassist Chris Hillman played a mandolin solo on it; he was originally a bluegrass mandolin player by trade and still plays the mandolin on a regular basis to this day. - Gg2000

19 Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
20 Crazy - Aerosmith
21 Lyin' Eyes - The Eagles
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