Another 50 best songs

A little while ago my brother Dan posted his list of his 50 favourite songs of all time. Last week I posted my list.

Our dad heard about our list-making and the gauntlet was thrown. He stayed up nights thinking about what his top 50 songs would be. Here they are.

  • Band . “The Weight”
  • Barra Macneils . “Cool Town Road”
  • Big Sugar . “Wild Ox Moan”
  • Bill Bourne . “Bluebird”
  • Bill Justis . “Raunchy”
  • Bob Dylan . “Desolation Row”
  • Bob Dylan . “High Water”
  • Bob Dylan . “Highlands”
  • Bobbie Gentry . “Ode to Billy Joe”
  • Browns . “The Thee Bells”
  • Buddy Knox . “Rock Your Little Baby to Sleep”
  • Carole King . “Smackwater Jack”
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival . “Feeling Blue”
  • Crosby Stills Nash and Young . “Teach Your Children”
  • Dire Straits . “Walk of Life”
  • Doc Watson . “Tennessee Stud”
  • Doors . “Riders on the Storm”
  • Eagles . “Heartache Tonight”
  • Eagles . “Witchy Woman”
  • Elvis Presley . “That’s All Right”
  • Emmylou Harris . “Calling My Children Home”
  • George Thorogood . “Bad to the Bone”
  • Gillian Welch . “By the Mark”
  • Gillian Welch . “Elvis Presley Blues”
  • Gillian Welch . “Red Clay Halo”
  • Gordon Lightfoot . “Sundown”
  • Ian & Sylvia . “Old Blue”
  • Jeff Buckley . “Hallelujah”
  • Jennifer Warnes . “Ballad of the Runaway Horse”
  • Jennifer Warnes . “Bird on a Wire”
  • Jennifer Warnes . “Joan of Arc”
  • Jimie Rodgers . “Blue Yodel #1 (T For Texas)”
  • Joan Baez . “Farewell Angelina”
  • Johnny Cash . “I Walk the Line”
  • Johnny Cash . “Tennessee Flat Top Box”
  • Kingston Trio . “Patriot Game”
  • Levon Helm . “When I Get My Rewards”
  • Natalie Merchant . “Diver Boy”
  • Norman Greenbaum . “Spirit in the Sky”
  • Rita MacNeil . “Working Man”
  • Robert Johnson . “Crossroad Blues”
  • Roy Orbison . “Candy Man”
  • Roy Orbison . “Dream Baby”
  • Stan Rogers . “Giant”
  • Stan Rogers . “Make and Break Harbour”
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan . “Crossfire”
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford . “Sixteen Tons”
  • Tracy Chapman . “Give Me One Reason”
  • Wilson Pickett . “Mustang Sally”
  • Woody Guthrie . “Vigilante Man”

Dan made some comparisons on his blog.