Top Ten Johnny Cash Songs


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21 I've Been Everywhere

you can't listen to this song.. I've Been Everywhere.. without getting up and dancing. this song rocks the house and for us adventurous souls who've done a lot of traveling or moving around- we can relate to its message.

Have to agree, when a friend of mine who dislikes country music totally admitted he enjoyed listening to it when I posted him it!

I used to think I disliked country music. That changed when I listened to this song.

I memorized this whole song I love it so much

22 Don't Take Your Guns to Town

It is not good place for this beautiful sing.

If it speaks to you, it really speaks to you

Great song! At least it have to stand 10th

23 Satisfied Mind
24 Guess Things Happen That Way V 1 Comment
25 Big River

One reason why Johnny Cash is Number ONE has to do with the quality of his songs. Where other top artists may have 20-30 awesome songs over a career, Johnny has hundreds that would qualify. Sometimes, especially with Johnny Cash songs, some of his earlier works do not get the recognition they deserve, and even more so when the listener was born after 1980 and does not really know his earlier work. Big River is poetry, sung by a poet at the top of his game. Perhaps not his number one song, but at least in the conversation for his best when he was at his best.

Amazing song. Belongs in top Five. Johnny sang three good versions (one with the Highwaymen).

Just a great country rock song, great storytelling lyrics, instantly recognisable intro that sounds just as fresh to this day, no matter how many times you've heard it

26 Jackson

Such a good song - really puts you in a good mood and I also love june carter's voice as well!

This is the best John/June song. Belongs in Top 5, even with stuff competition

This song is awesome

27 Home of the Blues
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29 Daddy Sang Bass

Ok. For all of you who think song sampling is a new invention, the great Carl Perkins wrote this song for John making the Carter family famous song even better. Top 25 J.C. song.

30 Hey Porter

One of Johnny's first hits. It still holds up today, even if traveling by train has gone out of style. I would place this in Johnny Cash's top ten essential songs.

31 I Hung My Head

#25?! Give me a break. What's wrong with the world? This has to be a joke! Who's messing with me? Number 1 and there isn't a doubt about it in my mind. Something has to be done about this. This is an outrage!

Strong, classic, haunting and so very cash

18? What a joke!

Number one no doubt! Asf sad kj;l skjf a;ksj j

32 The General Lee


33 The Beast In Me

Deepest cash song there is... And I would vote for hurt but lets face it... Its OVERRATED... And anydepressed teenager thinks there cashs number one fan just because they can connect to one song

34 First Time Ever I Saw Your Face
35 Redemption Day
36 I See a Darkness

Number 35?! this should be top 5! amazing song!

This song deserves a place in top ten.Of all the songs made on broken people,people finding it hard to live,I can claim this one deserves the crown.
It beautifully describes how does misery steps into a beautiful life and to all who struggle to revisit their happy will surely help..This song is made for you..
Long live your melodies Mr.Cash..You were the one and only!

37 The Wanderer

A Cash/U2 song with an extremely modern sound (synth) but that still retains that old Johnny Cash feel.

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38 In the Jailhouse Now

This song is certainly Johnny Cash's most underrated song. It has got an amazing rhythm, and catchy lyrics. Definitely deserves to be in the top 10, not this far down the list!

I agree this is an underrated song. It is the best cover of this song.

This song is so underrated, it certainy deserves to be among the top 5

39 Wichita Lineman
40 If You Could Read My Mind

Do you realize that this song was written and performed by Gordon Lightfoot, who also created many other wonderful songs? I love Johnny and his version is good but he likely chose it in appreciation of its author who did a much better job with it. Let's not wear blinders because someone is more popular and has died. - Billyv

The last song, he made before he died, truly the most moving song of all time. How this isn't at least top 20 beats me. Can't listen to this song without crying

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