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The Best Bill Withers Albums, Ranked

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We're ranking the best Bill Withers albums of all time. One of the best soul and R&B artists ever, Bill Withers's discography features many popular songs, like "Ain't No Sunshine" and "Just the Two of Us." What is the greatest Bill Withers album ever?

From his debut album Just as I Am to his 1985 album Watching You Watching Me, this list of Bill Withers albums also includes Still Bill, Making Music, and Menagerie.

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    Still Bill

    1. Lonely Town, Lonely Street
    2. Let Me in Your Life
    3. Who Is He (And What Is He to You)?
    4. Use Me
    5. Lean on Me
    6. Kissing My Love
    7. I Don't Know
    8. Another Day to Run
    9. I Don't Want You on My Mind
    10. Take It All In and Check It All Out

    • Release Date: 1972
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    Just as I Am

    1. Harlem
    2. Ain't No Sunshine
    3. Grandma's Hands
    4. Sweet Wanomi
    5. Everybody's Talkin'
    6. Do It Good
    7. Hope She'll Be Happier
    8. Let It Be
    9. I'm Her Daddy
    10. In My Heart
    11. Moanin' and Groanin'
    12. Better Off Dead

    • Release Date: 1971
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    1. You
    2. The Same Love That Made Me Laugh
    3. Stories
    4. Green Grass
    5. Ruby Lee (Melvin Dunlap, Bill Withers)  
    6. Heartbreak Road
    7. Can We Pretend (Denise Nicholas)
    8. Liza
    9. Make a Smile for Me
    10. Railroad Man (Melvin Dunlap, Bill Withers)

    • Release Date: 1974
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    1. Lovely Day
    2. I Want to Spend the Night
    3. Lovely Night for Dancing
    4. Then You Smile at Me
    5. She Wants To (Get On Down)
    6. It Ain't Because of Me Baby
    7. Tender Things
    8. Wintertime
    9. Let Me Be the One You Need

    • Release Date: 1977
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