Top Ten Johnny Cash Songs


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41 Wayfaring Stranger
42 Understand Your Man

Great bookend to "I walk the Line". The beginning and ending of a marriage. There are better Johnny Cash songs, but in context this is one worth listening to.

43 You Are My Sunshine
44 The One On the Right Is On the Left
45 She Used to Love Me a Lot

A lost classic. The Elvis Costello produced version is as good as any of Cash's best songs.

What? 68? Johnny Cash would die again if he saw this...

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46 Look at Them Beans
47 One

Only cover that comes close to besting U2's version! Damn it, it's one of his best... Certainly top 10!

Definitely one of his best songs

There're few covers better than the originals. This is surely one of them

48 Solitary Man

This is my favourite Cash cover, right next to Hurt. Should be much higher on the list.

Come on, this is a great song, it should be at least in the top 15.

Are you joking? 28? This is the best cash song!

The best cash cover what 80?

49 San Quentin

I don't understand how this song is not on the top list. Great lyrics and rhythm

A song of hope

50 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

51 Ballad of a Teenage Queen

Amazing lyrics. Amazing voice. Amazing song.

52 Rose of My Heart

This song is so beautiful I can't't stop lisstening to it. I can't believe it's 46 on the list!

It is my number one song.Johnny Cash sung this song with feeling,and this song has the most touching lyrics.No song can describe a mans love for his woman,like Rose of My Heart.

53 Tennessee Flat-Top Box

There is a story that when Rosanne Cash (Johnny's Daughter) covered this song, she did not know it was written and first sung by her father; and that this song and her covering it healed a rift between them. I do not know if that is all true, but this song and both of their versions are great. If you only know Johnny's later in life work, give this one a listen.

54 It's All Over

I'm surprised this song isn't on the list!
simple yet beautiful!

55 It Ain't Me, Babe

Just Johnny and June, what a beautiful love story

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56 On the Evening Train

I can't believe I'm the one adding this to the list, it must already be with the top 15!

57 The Mercy Seat

My favourite song of Johnny Cash, and one of the most beautiful and intense outros in piano I've ever hearded

58 Cool Water
59 There Ain't No Good Chain Gang
60 I Got Stripes

A absolute classic! Ingenuous and strong.

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