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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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Scarlet Begonias From the Mars Hotel

2
231 105
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Ripple American Beauty

3
180 76
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Uncle John's Band Workingman's Dead

4
124 43
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Morning Dew The Grateful Dead

5
163 66
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Franklin's Tower Blues for Allah

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168 69
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Eyes of the World Wake of the Flood

7
162 66
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St. Stephen Aoxomoxoa

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172 72
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Box of Rain American Beauty

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151 60
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Fire on the Mountain Shakedown Street

10
149 59
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Brokedown Palace American Beauty

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170 72
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Friend of the Devil American Beauty

12
149 60
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Sugar Magnolia American Beauty

13
124 46
Brown Eyed Women is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
MonkeyBusiness added Brown Eyed Women

14
67 13
China Cat Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Slock added China Cat Sunflower Aoxomoxoa

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48 8
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
PeterLeporin added Jack Straw Europe '72

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126 62
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Touch of Grey In the Dark

17
101 47
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Estimated Prophet Terrapin Station

18
132 69
Truckin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Truckin American Beauty

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115 60
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Casey Jones Workingman's Dead

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76 32
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MonkeyBusiness added Deal All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Garcia

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100 50
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The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time

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90 43
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Dire Wolf Workingman's Dead

23
70 29
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Help on the Way Blues for Allah

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74 33
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The Music Never Stopped Blues for Allah

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77 36
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Cumberland Blues Workingman's Dead

26
66 29
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Cold Rain & Snow The Grateful Dead

27
75 36
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New Speedway Boogie Workingman's Dead

28
73 35
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U.S. Blues From the Mars Hotel

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83 43
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60 39
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Candyman American Beauty

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51 32
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32
58 40
Unbroken Chain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Unbroken Chain From the Mars Hotel

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43 29
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Black Peter Workingman's Dead

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48 35
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49 36
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China Doll From the Mars Hotel

Sexy Wonder Woman Pictures

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39 27
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New, New Minglewood Blues The Grateful Dead

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45 33
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Viola Lee Blues The Grateful Dead

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44 34
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evanswinington added Here Comes Sunshine Wake of the Flood

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45 35
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Crazy Fingers Blues for Allah

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48 40
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Hell in a Bucket In the Dark

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44 38
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Easy Wind Workingman's Dead

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33 27
Weather Report Suite is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Lando X added Weather Report Suite

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33 28
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High Time Workingman's Dead

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45 41
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Attics of My Life American Beauty

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38 34
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26 22
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Beat It On Down the Line The Grateful Dead

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38 35
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33 32
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Loose Lucy From the Mars Hotel

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32 33
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Till the Morning Comes American Beauty

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33 39
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Operator American Beauty