Best Tom Waits Songs


The Top Ten

1 Hold On
2 Jockey Full of Bourbon

One of his best, definitely - Cyrobian

3 God's Away On Business
4 Chocolate Jesus
5 I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You

Whats to say

6 Way Down in the Hole
7 Martha
8 Little Drop of Poison
9 I Don't Wanna Grow Up

Love this song. It's my alarm song to wake up to, but I change it in my mind " I Don't Wanna Wake Up! "

10 Innocent When You Dream

The Contenders

11 Downtown Train
12 To Traubert's Blues
13 In the Colosseum
14 In the Neighborhood
15 Jersey Girl

Best Tom song in my opinion, and I've heard them all

16 Grapefruit Moon
17 Ice Cream Man

One of my favorites from the first album. Gives you a glimpse on what direction Tom went latter on.

18 The Piano Has Been Drinking

Strange, but really good.

19 Cemetery Polka
20 Christmas Card from a Hooker in Minneapolis
21 Singapore
22 Cold Cold Ground
23 Kentucky Avenue

Most emotional, poignant song he ever wrote. Beautifully delivered. Such evocative lyrics and devastingly sad conclusion to the song. I cry every time I listen to it

24 Shore Leave
25 What's He Building In There?
26 Goin' Out West
27 Come On Up to the House
28 Make It Rain
29 Hell Broke Luce
30 Closing Time
31 Ol' 55
32 Old Shoes
33 Rosie
34 Please Call Me, Baby
35 Drunk On the Moon
36 On the Nickel
37 Pasties and a G-String
38 Underground
39 Franks Wild Years
40 Tango Till They're Sore
41 If I Have to Go
42 Whistlin' Past the Graveyard
43 New Coat of Paint
44 That Feel

One of my favorites from Bone Machine. He wrote it with the help of Keith Richards. - Gg2000

45 House Where Nobody Lives

This song is absolutely sad and gutting. He's right; it's love, not bricks and wood, that makes a house a home. - Gg2000

46 Army Ants

In this song, Tom Waits appears to be teaching a class about insects and their disgusting habits, until he reveals that the insects he's discussed are commonly known as humans. - Gg2000

47 Step Right Up

This song is actually really funny; it's his indictment of advertising. - Gg2000

48 Bad Liver and a Broken Heart

Kinda like The Piano Has Been Drinking in the sense that he's addressing his alcoholism but not being serious about it. - Gg2000

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List Stats

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Top Remixes

1. Jockey Full of Bourbon
2. God's Away On Business
3. I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You
1. Hold On
2. Chocolate Jesus
3. Way Down in the Hole
1. Hold On
2. In the Neighborhood
3. To Traubert's Blues


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