Top Ten Songs from The Who

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21 Squeeze Box

I love yo play this song at bars everyone seems to like it

I think this just makes the who amazing - gemcloben

Pete Townshend wrote this song on a whim after teaching himself how to play an accordion. You can hear the original recording on Townshend’s solo album “Scoop” which really gives a little insight into his songwriting process. But I think it was Roger Daltrey’s vocals that made the song “Squeezebox” become a radio hit for many years to come. So, Roger Daltrey gets the Who MVP for this song and the definitive version can be found on the album “Who By Numbers”. - Garjen

22 Cousin Kevin
23 Pictures of Lily

Any song about masturbation deserves a vote

"Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night" - dek

Love This Song This One Got Really High In The Charts - mneilan

Brilliant lyrics, amazing music.

One of the greatest compilation albums by any band ever is “Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy” which contained all the power pop singles from The Who in the 60’s like the song “Pictures of Lily”. A lot of that power and pop came from the drums of Keith Moon, so he gets the Who MVP for this song and the definitive version can be found on the album “Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy”. - Garjen

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24 I'm Free

I am free rocks so much so so so so so so so so so much it has to be in the top 10 I love this classic rock song really much

I love this song, especially the guitar riff in the beginning

This is one of the climatic moments in the album “Tommy” in which Roger Daltrey portrayed the deaf, dumb and blind boy freeing himself from his self-imposed prison. The public really identified with “Tommy” - hence its popularity. Roger Daltrey is the Who MVP for the song “I’m Free” and the definitive version is on the album “Tommy”. - Garjen

25 Bell Boy

My favourite song of the band, or the one my I-Pod tells me I listen to the most. - irismatidia

I think this is a great song from start to finish. Even Moons short vocal parts are good.

The album “Quadrophenia” was the story of Jimmy who had 4 personalities, each represented by a different member of The Who. The song “Bell Boy” was Keith Moon’s theme song, so we get to hear the comical Keith singing the part of the bell boy with a very cockney accent. So, Keith Moon is the Who MVP for the song “Bell Boy” and the definitive version of this song can be found on the album “Quadrophenia”. - Garjen

26 Go to the Mirror!

I'm pleasantly surprised to see this so high

This is the best

I love this song

The album “Tommy” turned The Who into a Supergroup but it really made Roger Daltrey into the quintessential front man. It also led Roger to an acting career because it became apparent that he could identify with the lead character and perform with such passion. So the Who MVP goes to Roger Daltrey for the song “Go To The Mirror! ” and the definitive version is on the album “Tommy”. - Garjen

27 Sea and Sand

Number 44? What?! I have listened to a lot of the Who, and this is my favorite song of all! It should at least be in the top 10...

This song has it all: crazy great drumming by Keith Moon, beautiful guitarplay by Pete Townshend, great vocals by both Daltrey and Townshend and Entwistle is great on the bass. The song has both very cool rock sections and slower beautiful sections. The pace of the song is changing multible times during the song, and in a way like I have never heard it before. Simply breathtaking! This song is very underrated, because it is the one of the best songs the Who has ever made in my opinion...

Totally agree! This is absolutely one of the greatest songs by the Who if not the very best!

Most underrated song ever! It is definitely my favorite song from The Who!

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28 Join Together

This should be way higher. At least in the top 15.

29 The Song is Over

This is one of the most beautiful songs in this catalog. - backflip

Pete's vocal part is amazing

30 Heaven and Hell

There is only the live version. The Who never recorded it in a studio.

31 Christmas

Maybe the most underrated song I've ever heard in my entire life. - Donut

How is this not in the top ten, not only my favorite who song, my favorite song in general.

Tommy, can you hear me? - BrianScott01

Definitive album " Tommy
Who MVP " Keith Moon - Garjen

32 Happy Jack

Never fails to make me happy. Love the drums in this one, especially Townshend saying: "I saw you! " at the tail-end of the song. It basically says how happy they are as a band :D

I remember riding in my Dad's car when I first heard this song. It makes me want to skip around to this day!

The Live At Leeds version is the best

Once again there are many great live recordings of this song, but I still love the power pop from the original single. There is a funny video for this song on The Who rockumentary “The Kids Are Alright”. Keith Moon’s drumming make him the Who MVP for the song “Happy Jack” and the definitive version is on the album “Meaty Beaty Big & Bouncy”. - Garjen

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38 Doctor Jimmy

Epic song. Should be much higher on the list. The strength of the emotions present, as well as the terrific lyrics make this a classic, that seems to me quite unappreciated.


Great song! This makes my top 5 list for the Who.

Definitive album - Quadrophenia
Who MVP ��" Keith Moon - Garjen

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39 The Punk and the Godfather

The fact that I had to add this easily top 5 worthy song myself really disappoints me.

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40 Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
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