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Songs The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Grateful Dead songs, not just singles and hits.

List of the best Grateful Dead songs, ranked by fans like you. Grateful Dead are synonymous with the psychedelic subculture of the '60s and '70s, and are known for their epic-length live performances. They're also one of the most influential jam bands of all-time. This long, strange trip of a list includes all of Grateful Dead's radio staples, from "Truckin'" To "Casey Jones." However, true Deadheads know that there are plenty of legendary live cuts and album tracks worth voting on.
 
Music videos and audio videos are included next to each song name, so if you haven't heard a track you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite Grateful Dead songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the up. Don't like the list's order? 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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263 109
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From the Mars Hotel

2
221 87
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American Beauty

3
214 83
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Blues for Allah

4
193 71
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American Beauty

5
298 132
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American Beauty

6
228 92
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Workingman's Dead

7
212 84
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Aoxomoxoa

8
191 72
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American Beauty

9
101 20
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
PeterLeporin added Europe '72

10
217 89
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Wake of the Flood

11
189 73
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Shakedown Street

12
165 59
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The Grateful Dead

13
104 23
China Cat Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Slock added Aoxomoxoa

14
180 68
Brown Eyed Women is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
MonkeyBusiness added

15
208 95
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American Beauty

16
138 56
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Terrapin Station

17
108 39
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MonkeyBusiness added All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Garcia

18
175 87
Truckin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
American Beauty

19
121 54
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Workingman's Dead

20
132 62
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21
146 72
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Workingman's Dead

22
97 38
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Blues for Allah

23
160 83
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In the Dark

24
96 40
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Workingman's Dead

25
88 35
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The Grateful Dead

26
109 51
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27
94 43
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From the Mars Hotel

28
90 41
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Blues for Allah

29
93 46
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Workingman's Dead

30
72 47
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American Beauty

31
64 43
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32
7 0
Deal is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

33
73 53
Unbroken Chain is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
From the Mars Hotel

34
61 42
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35
17 3
Me and My Uncle is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Kirk W Lynde added

36
49 33
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The Grateful Dead

37
58 42
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The Grateful Dead

38
56 41
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evanswinington added Wake of the Flood

39
14 2
He's Gone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Drew Hart added

From Europe '72

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55 42
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Workingman's Dead

41
57 44
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Blues for Allah

42
57 45
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From the Mars Hotel

43
59 47
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In the Dark

44
56 47
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American Beauty

45
10 2
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JeffCurley added Wake of the Flood

46
44 36
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Workingman's Dead

47
46 39
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From the Mars Hotel

48
9 2
The Other One is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Kirk W Lynde added

49
7 1
mr. charlie is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

Europe 72 Pig Pen Sung Jumpy Blues Tune

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48 43
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