Greatest Southern Rock Songs


The Top Ten

1 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

I love this masterpiece

2 Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band

I've been up and down this list and I just can't decide. I didn't vote Free Bird out of respect of someone who doesn't like it. But I really love all of them. It's too difficult to pick just one. - Britgirl

I cannot add any songs on this list, and I'm not sure why, I'm such a novice at this... Anyway, if I could add any, I'd add a song named "Amie" that a visitor asked be added, it's really good and it's by Pure Prairie League. Your love of Harmonica reminded me of another, "If you wanna get to Heaven" by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils - Ned964

3 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd

It’s sweet Home because everyone on earth knows it it’s the most recognizable

4 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - Charlie Daniels Band

More people need to hear this lyrical masterpiece - RustyNail

5 La Grange - ZZ Top
6 Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

For the moment. Another mood and another vote for another song tomorrow. - Britgirl

7 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
8 Flirtin' With Disaster - Molly Hatchet
9 Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band
10 Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band

The Contenders

11 Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
12 Listen to the Music - The Doobie Brothers
13 Hold On Loosely - 38 Special
14 Green Grass and High Tides - Outlaws

Just listen to it! 10 minutes of sheet greatness! From the hallowing introduction to the dueling guitars of the double solo that dominate the second half, this song is a masterpiece from beginning to end! by the way, someone needs to put Pure Prairie League's "Amie" on this list. (I can't because I don't have an account.)

I will gladly put "Amie" on this list, if it's not already on it. Get a account, nothing to it. Will search for, Amie, and others now. - Ned964

Yes, visitor. this song has actually more than 2 solos. plus the bass riff is also nice, the singing is also good. the lyrics has some meaning too. the song also changed its tempo. - zxm

15 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
16 Down On the Corner - Creedence Clearwater Revival
17 Black Water - Doobie Brothers
18 Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd
19 Heard It In a Love Song - The Marshall Tucker Band
20 Whipping Post - Allman Brothers Band
21 Highway Song - Blackfoot

Yikes! Too many great songs here to make any kind of committed decision. I'll go with this today, Green Grass and High Tides tomorrow, LaGrange Saturday, etc, etc. - Ned964

22 Gator Country - Molly Hatchet
23 Bounty Hunter - Molly Hatchet
24 Amie - Pure Prairie League

@Ned964 - I added this for you and for mentioned visitor. I hadn't heard it before and my curiosity got the better of me and I gave it a listen... I love it! It was a pleasure to add. - Britgirl

25 This Ol' Cowboy - The Marshall Tucker Band
26 Melissa - Allman Brothers Band
27 Statesboro Blues - Allman Brothers Band
28 One Way Out - Allman Brothers Band
29 Jessica - Allman Brothers Band
30 Blue Sky - Allman Brothers Band
31 What's Your Name? - Lynyrd Skynyrd
32 Gimme Three Steps - Lynyrd Skynyrd
33 That Smell - Lynyrd Skynyrd
34 Saturday Night Special - Lynyrd Skynyrd
35 Just Got Paid - ZZ Top
36 Tush - ZZ Top
37 Beer Drinkers & Hellraisers - ZZ Top
38 Cheap Sunglasses - ZZ Top
39 Gimme All Your Lovin' - ZZ Top
40 Waitin' for the Bus/Jesus Just Left Chicago - ZZ Top
41 I'm Bad, I'm Nationwide - ZZ Top
42 Fire on the Mountain - Marshall Tucker Band
43 24 Hours at a Time - Marshall Tucker Band
44 Take the Highway - Marshall Tucker Band
45 Searching for a Rainbow - Marshall Tucker Band
46 There Goes Another Love Song - The Outlaws
47 Song for You - The Outlaws
48 Stick Around for Rock and Roll - The Outlaws
49 Hurry Sundown - The Outlaws
50 Ghost Riders in the Sky - The Outlaws
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band
3. La Grange - ZZ Top
1. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival
2. Ramblin' Man - The Allman Brothers Band
3. Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
1. Can't You See - The Marshall Tucker Band
2. Midnight Rider - The Allman Brothers Band
3. Have You Ever Seen the Rain? - Creedence Clearwater Revival

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