music The Best James Taylor Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite James Taylor songs, not just singles and hits.

List of the best James Taylor songs, ranked by fans like you. Taylor is a hugely successful singer-songwriter, best known for his soft, contemplative hits from the '70s. He's won five Grammys and is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This list includes every James Taylor single, from "Fire and Rain" to "You've Got a Friend," but true fans know Taylor has plenty of other great songs worth voting for besides his hits. 

Music videos and audio videos are included next to each song name, so if you haven't heard it you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite James Taylor 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 stick it to the man 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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You've Got a Friend Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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Sweet Baby James Sweet Baby James

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Carolina in My Mind James Taylor

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Long Ago and Far Away Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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Shower the People In the Pocket

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Copperline New Moon Shine

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You Can Close Your Eyes Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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Country Road Sweet Baby James

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Walking Man Walking Man

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Never Die Young Never Die Young

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Her Town Too Dad Loves His Work

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Machine Gun Kelly Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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Steamroller Sweet Baby James

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Mud Slide Slim Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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Highway Song Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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One Man Parade One Man Dog

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Gorilla Gorilla

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Sunny Skies Sweet Baby James

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All the Drugs, Murder, Adultery, and Disaster Around Eric Clapton's Layla The Best Reasons to Have Kids

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Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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That Lonesome Road Dad Loves His Work

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Baby Boom Baby Never Die Young

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Lighthouse Gorilla

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Runaway Boy Never Die Young

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Angry Blues Gorilla

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It's Growing Covers

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Home by Another Way Never Die Young

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Letter in the Mail Never Die Young

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Valentine's Day Never Die Young

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Soldiers Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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Suzanne Covers

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Mockingbird Hotcakes

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Sun on the Moon Never Die Young

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T-Bone Never Die Young

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Sweet Potato Pie Never Die Young

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My Old Man Blue

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Music Gorilla

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