Top Ten Songs from The Who

After first becoming a player in the music scene in the 1960s, The Who went on to become one of if not the greatest live rock and roll bands of all time. Their memorable live performances coupled with their popularization of such rock staples as the power chord, rock opera and guitar smash have earned The Who the distinction of being one of the greatest rock acts of all time. This list is a collection of their greatest songs to date.

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81 Rael

Completely shocked this beauty didn't make it into the list. It seems to me that this list is devised into the ten most famous 'The Who' songs rather than the songs which are the gems not as well recongnised but more so in a lot of ways matches up to the same standards and sometimes surpasses that of the top ten I see in this list.

82 Tea & Theatre

Way, way, way too low. How can you be a Who fan and not appreciate this song for what it is! One of Pete's best songs ever and proof all these years later that he still has "it"!

Love this song very much should be higher in the list

One of the best song EVER! Loved it very much

Definitive album " Endless Wire
Who MVP " Roger Daltrey - Garjen

83 Music Must Change

Definitive album " Who Are You
Who MVP " John Entwistle - Garjen

84 Sister Disco

Chronically under rated song, definitely top 5 for me alongside baba, won't get fooled again and who are you

This song has all the components of a Who song that I love: acoustic and electric guitars, Daltrey and Townshend taking turns on lead vocals, just the right amount of synth, and of course The Ox (John Entwistle on bass) and the Loon (Keith Moon on drums). You also have to appreciate that they are attacking disco in a year when it was very popular (1978). I love the solo, bluesy acoustic guitar at the end to remind all the disco lovers out there what real music is. Pete Townshend is the Who MVP for the song “Sister Disco” and the definitive version is on the album “Who Are You”. - Garjen

85 Baby Don't You Do It

Cover of a Motown song that becomes a completely different song after The Who are done with it. The members were so competitive with each other (which famously caused conflicts) but they were also a very tight band as well which came from years of performing live. Keith Moon is the Who MVP for the song “Baby Don’t You Do It” and the definitive version can be found on the extended, re-mastered, re-released “Who’s Next” album. - Garjen

86 Drowned
87 Another Tricky Day


It’s amazing when a musical artist can adapt and change through multiple decades. The Who did it without compromising what they believe. They were also able to overcome the adversity of losing Keith Moon and launch into a world tour with Kenney Jones on drums in support of their album “Face Dances”. John Entwistle gets the Who MVP on this song “Another Tricky Day” and the definitive version can be found on the album “Face Dances”. - Garjen

88 Quadrophenia

What? 61? This song is awesome! - patrickfloyd

89 My Wife

Great underrated song

This is without a doubt the greatest song John Entwistle ever wrote. I love the melody, and its definitely Entwistles highlight on Who's Next!

90 Dreaming from the Waist

How can this song not be on this list. A rock solid performance from all of the band members and some of the best lyrics Pete has written. Their most underrated song.

91 Out in the Street

This was the lead song on The Who’s album “My Generation”. Their goal back then was to capture their live sound in the studio. Keith Moon’s drumming made that possible. Keith Moon is the Who MVP on the song “Out In The Street” and the definitive version is the album “My Generation”. - Garjen

92 Water

Great track! Should be higher. - MontyPython

Definitive album " Who’s Next (bonus track)
Who MVP " John Entwistle - Garjen

93 Too Much of Anything

You know an album is incredible when you hear the songs that didn't make the cut. That is the case with “Too Much of Anything” written by Pete Townshend for the concept album “Lifehouse” which eventually got whittled down from the double album “Lifehouse” to the single album “Who’s Next”. “Who’s Next” is regarded by many rock fans as one of the greatest albums of all time by any artist. So, even though “Too Much of Anything” didn't make it onto “Who’s Next” it is still an incredible song. The definitive version of this song can be found on the extended re-released “Who’s Next” and the Who member MVP goes to Pete Townshend. - Garjen

94 Why Did I Fall for That
95 Welcome

Definitive album " Tommy
Who MVP " Roger Daltrey - Garjen

96 The Rock

Amazing, from the beginning to the end! Can't believe this isn't already added to the top ten!

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97 Underture

Definitive album " Tommy
Who MVP " Keith Moon - Garjen

98 Whisky Man

Once again John Entwistle’s dark humor comes through in his song “Whiskey Man”. In addition to being the greatest bass player of all time, John would use horns in his songs as he got his musical start playing the French horn. The horns add some extra creepiness in this song as he sings about whiskey man’s addiction and eventual insanity. So John Entwistle is the Who MVP for “Whiskey Man” and the definitive version of this song can be found on the album “A Quick One”. - Garjen

99 Cook's Country

It's extremely underrated and it's probably my favorite song off of "It's Hard." It's really fast-paced and the background vocals really complete the song. Enough said, definitely listen to it.

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100 Let's See Action

Great song

Definitive album " 30 Years of Maximum R&B
Who MVP " Roger Daltrey - Garjen

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