Top Ten Southern Rock Songs You Could Never Tire of Listening To

Southern damned infectious! I've chosen my personal favourites but love many more. If there are any of your favourites I've missed, feel free to add; or vote for an existing favourite.

The Top Ten

1 Born On the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival

My very favourite CCR song. Love that voice! - Britgirl

2 Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites

Rock. And. Roll. The real kind.

3 Keep on Smilin' - Wet Willie

Now here's a case study in lack of awareness. Been intimately familiar with this cut for more than forty years. It's practically a personal theme. And it never hit me 'til this moment how much it was influenced by Van the Man. 'Ppears I been slippin' for quite some time (sigh).

4 Ain't Wastin' Time No More - Allman Brothers
5 Fooled Around And Fell In Love - Elvin Bishop
6 I'm No Angel - The Gregg Allman Band
7 Long Haired Country Boy - Charlie Daniels Band

Going with this today. - Ned964

8 Rad Gumbo - Little Feat

This is, no doubt, a very good song. However, it's association with "Roadhouse" should automatically disqualify it. Just kidding girl. - Ned964

Featured on Road House soundtrack. Such an upbeat, uplifting, feel-good song. - Britgirl

9 Green Grass & High Tides - The Outlaws
10 Keep Your Hands on the Wheel - Ram Jam

The Contenders

11 Highway Song - Blackfoot

Classic. Built on earlier models: start slow while emphasizing the lyrical content, ramp up the tempo and finally let the lead (s) tell the rest of the story. Always liked this one - Ned964

12 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

I knew this one would creep in. Great song; although visions of Devil's Rejects are hard to diminish. - Britgirl

Seems nearly everyone on the planet except yours truly loves this endless ode to audio waterboarding.

13 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
14 Stranger in a Strange Land - Leon Russell

Can't believe I forgot this. I love it. - Britgirl

15 La Grange - ZZ Top
16 Southern Man - Neil Young

This is not Southern Rock. This is a Canadian hippie trashing the South.

Just a simple song really. True enough, it is not Southern Rock, but after Skynyrd's reply, the band and Young became great friends. Young freely admitted that "Sweet Home Alabama" was a much better song, which it is in every way, still without this song, Sweet Home wouldn't exist. - Ned964

17 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
18 Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
19 Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
20 Whippin' Post - Allman Brothers
21 Don't Do It - The Band

Love it! It's very fair to say that I'm wearing a grin from ear to hear :) Also really like this (but not quite as much) by Little Feat. - Britgirl

22 When You're Hot, You're Hot - Jerry Reed

Good one. It's been a spell since I've heard this. - Ned964

23 Louisiana Flood - Paul Butterfield's Better Days

"Bluer skies and better days." Nice. Very nice.

24 Still Alive and Well - Johnny Winter

Glad to hear it...and the song :). - Britgirl

25 On a Night Like This - Buckwheat Zydeco

Hot Tamale Baby is amazing also. I can't keep the smile from my face while playing these; they're so happy and uplifting! - Britgirl

You know something? Er. I mean ya know sumpin'? I LOVE this! Seriously, it's gotten totally under my skin, in my head, infected my ears (in a t'riffic way) and made it to the heart of my heart. I'm not sure how much more 'Merican can get belt but I'm havin' a whole lotta fun findin' out, Sir ;). - Britgirl

Zydeco really is the font of what became rock 'n' roll in the deep, Deep South. Was wondrin' if this sounds any different t'ya now than it did the first time, ya know, now that y'got a lot more 'Merican under.. uh... yer belt:).

"Ah-bah-bah, bah-yay... ah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah-bah! " Pretty soon, you be runnin' 'roun' wit no shoes, chatterin' in that Cree-o.Yo' people tink you done caught the devil an' they put you 'way. 'Sawrite. We come see you on visitin' day:)).

26 Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band

Perfectly fits the Outlaw image. My favorite ABB tune. I haven't been able to add any songs here since finding this list. Pity. - Ned964

27 Back in the U.S.A. - Rick Derringer and Edgar Winter's White Trash
28 Miss Ann - Johnny Winter
29 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

Ohh...this is good! - Britgirl

30 Memory Pain - Johnny Winter

...And so is this! - Britgirl

31 Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan
32 One Way Out - Allman Brothers
33 Jumpin' Jack Flash - Johnny Winter And - Live

*Loudly* The Stones are far superior! *Whispers* Strictly 'tween us, I much prefer this by Johnny. Shhh... :). - Britgirl

Props to Mick and the boys, but this is how we do it over here:).

34 Cover of the Rolling Stone - Dr. Hook
35 Rock Me Baby - Johnny Winter

Oh this is good. Real good :). - Britgirl

The White Lightnin' made it to seventy. Woulda never thunk it. R.I.P.

36 It Makes No Difference - The Band
37 Black Betty - Ram Jam

Well shut mah mouf. Didn't think nobody 'membered this one.

38 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
39 Country Side of Life - Wet Willie
40 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
41 Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band

I'll have to go through the list again. Seems odd this would be this low. Maybe it's just me? - Ned964

I totally agree, as that happens to me as well, I lose track. Touche, Mon Ami. I actually hadn't expected this song to have been submitted by you. I'm glad it was. - Ned964

42 Only God Knows When - Carolyn Wonderland

Once again, your enthusiasm is satisfying (hmm;). Meant it about the naivety of the lyrics, but that doesn't mean I don't agree with the sentiment. Woulda thrown a rope around the drummer, though. Constant rim-shots out of place and a huge distraction.

Jya give this a toss yet? Naively idealistic and hippie-ass foolish, given 6,000 years of history. But sho' enough fine music:).

Yes! I totally, er, tossed it. Ha! ;) Was trying to say how much I loved it couple of days ago but it wouldn't save my comment. I love her voice; love the song! :). - Britgirl

43 I'm Gone - King Biscuit Boy
44 Badly Bent - King Biscuit Boy

I really love this. - Britgirl

45 Travelin' Band - Creedence Clearwater Revival
46 Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo - Johnny Winter

Written by Rick Derringer, who played with Johnny Winter. He later would cover his own song, which was a Top 40 hit on rock starions.. - Ned964

47 The Thunder Rolls - Garth Brooks
48 Party Like You - The Cadillac Three

Lost count of how many times I've played this. Love it so much. - Britgirl

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