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List Rules Vote for your favorite Elliott Smith songs, not just singles and hits.

List of Elliott Smith songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. Smith was a highly-acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who first emerged on the alternative scene in the mid-'90s. He is known for his intimate sound and lyrics. All of his singles are included here, from "Needle in the Hay" to "Miss Misery," but real fans know Smith has tons of other songs worth voting on. 

Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this list. Is one of your favorite Elliott Smith songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top. If the order of this list bothers you, then show off your expertise by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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Between the Bars Either/Or

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Say Yes Either/Or

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King’s Crossing From a Basement on the Hill

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The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s 16 Songs That Don't Mean What You Think They Do

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Son of Sam Figure 8

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Clementine is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs
Clementine Elliott Smith

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Last Call Roman Candle

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A Fond Farewell From a Basement on the Hill

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The Biggest Lie Elliott Smith

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Needle in the Hay Elliott Smith

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Rose Parade Either/Or, The Death of Six by Seven

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Alameda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs
Alameda Either/Or

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Condor Ave. Roman Candle

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All Famous Purple Heart Winners Dull Topics That Boring People Talk About Constantly

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Dancing On the Highway is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs

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Christian Brothers Elliott Smith

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Stupidity Tries Figure 8

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Roman Candle Roman Candle

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Memory Lane From a Basement on the Hill

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Speed Trials Either/Or

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Junk Bond Trader Figure 8

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Pretty (Ugly Before) From a Basement on the Hill

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Southern Belle Elliott Smith

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L.a. is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs

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No Name #1 Roman Candle

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Easy Way Out Figure 8

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Let's Get Lost From a Basement on the Hill

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Everything Reminds Me of Her is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs