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

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
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Top Remixes

1. Born On the Bayou - Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. Keep Your Hands to Yourself - Georgia Satellites
3. Keep on Smilin' - Wet Willie



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