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Songs The Best Elliott Smith Songs  

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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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Either/Or

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133 23
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132 24
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116 22
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From a Basement on the Hill

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112 22
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Either/Or

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97 17
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75 11
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37 3
Clementine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs
AlexanderAultman added Elliott Smith

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64 9
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77 13
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94 21
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72 12
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AshbalGabriel added Elliott Smith

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82 16
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73 13
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From a Basement on the Hill

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78 16
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Figure 8

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75 15
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62 10
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65 11
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Either/Or, The Death of Six by Seven

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78 17
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74 15
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73 15
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80 20
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Elliott Smith

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71 15
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Roman Candle

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49 7
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BryanSchottman added Figure 8

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40 5
Alameda is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs
MichelleMoore added Either/Or

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64 14
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Roman Candle

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60 12
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61 13
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49 8
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55 12
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51 10
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52 12
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Pablum Gavel added Elliott Smith

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47 9
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From a Basement on the Hill

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47 10
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48 11
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DavidTombesi-Walton added From a Basement on the Hill

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49 12
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46 10
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Figure 8

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50 14
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Roman Candle

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42 9
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52 16
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Either/Or

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46 12
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Figure 8

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37 7
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Pablum Gavel added Elliott Smith

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15 1
L.a. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs
MichelleMoore added

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40 11
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19 2
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JacquesAlexandre added Roman Candle

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35 11
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18 2
Stickman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs
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37 14
Everything Reminds Me of Her is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Elliott Smith Songs

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33 11
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From a Basement on the Hill

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30 9
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Figure 8