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List Rules Vote for your favorite John Prine songs, not just singles and hits.

List of John Prine songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. Prine is a highly-respected country and folk artist. Though he's never been much of a chart-topper, his songwriting talents have earned him lofty critical praise and a cult following. All of Prine's best-known tracks are included here, from "Illegal Smile" to "Angel from Montgomery," but real fans know there are tons of other classic deep cuts 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 John Prine 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 start a revolution and fight back 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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In Spite of Ourselves In Spite of Ourselves

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Illegal Smile John Prine

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Spanish Pipedream John Prine

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Paradise John Prine

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Souvenirs Diamonds in the Rough

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Fish and Whistle Bruised Orange

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Hello in There John Prine

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Lake Marie Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

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Glory of True Love Fair & Square

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Donald and Lydia John Prine

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Pretty Good John Prine

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Sweet Revenge Sweet Revenge

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Sam Stone John Prine

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Dear Abby Sweet Revenge

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Far From Me John Prine

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Please Don't Bury Me Sweet Revenge

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Grandpa Was a Carpenter Sweet Revenge

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Mexican Home Sweet Revenge

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Blue Umbrella Sweet Revenge

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Bear Creek Blues Fair & Square

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Clay Pigeons Fair & Square

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Christmas in Prison is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best John Prine Songs
Christmas in Prison Sweet Revenge

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Six O'Clock News John Prine

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Long Monday Fair & Square

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All the Best The Missing Years

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Daddy’s Little Pumpkin The Missing Years

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The Sins of Memphisto The Missing Years

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Aw Heck Bruised Orange

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Picture Show The Missing Years

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Sour Grapes Diamonds in the Rough

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Crazy as a Loon Fair & Square

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Take a Look at My Heart The Missing Years

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You Got Gold The Missing Years

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Storm Windows Storm Windows

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Flashback Blues John Prine

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It’s a Big Old Goofy World The Missing Years

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Unwed Fathers Aimless Love

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The Late John Garfield Blues Diamonds in the Rough

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Saddle in the Rain Common Sense

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A Good Time Sweet Revenge

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The Frying Pan Diamonds in the Rough

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Everything Is Cool The Missing Years

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Quiet Man John Prine

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She Is My Everything Fair & Square