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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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189 82
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Ripple American Beauty

2
155 63
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Uncle John's Band Workingman's Dead

3
125 46
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Brokedown Palace American Beauty

4
130 49
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Sugar Magnolia American Beauty

5
175 75
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Scarlet Begonias From the Mars Hotel

6
145 58
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Box of Rain American Beauty

7
138 54
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St. Stephen Aoxomoxoa

8
144 58
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Eyes of the World Wake of the Flood

9
140 57
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Franklin's Tower Blues for Allah

10
142 59
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Friend of the Devil American Beauty

11
130 52
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Fire on the Mountain Shakedown Street

12
102 36
Brown Eyed Women is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
MonkeyBusiness added Brown Eyed Women

13
97 34
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Morning Dew The Grateful Dead

14
45 8
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

Celebrities You Might Not Know Are Siblings

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87 41
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Estimated Prophet Terrapin Station

16
21 2
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
PeterLeporin added Jack Straw Europe '72

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96 48
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Casey Jones Workingman's Dead

18
77 35
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Dire Wolf Workingman's Dead

19
63 26
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MonkeyBusiness added Deal All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Garcia

20
62 26
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The Music Never Stopped Blues for Allah

21
108 60
Truckin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Truckin American Beauty

The Best Grateful Dead Albums of All Time

22
98 53
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Touch of Grey In the Dark

23
57 24
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Cold Rain & Snow The Grateful Dead

24
67 32
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Cumberland Blues Workingman's Dead

25
56 25
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Help on the Way Blues for Allah

26
65 32
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New Speedway Boogie Workingman's Dead

27
62 30
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U.S. Blues From the Mars Hotel

28
82 47
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The Best Taylor Swift Songs

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70 39
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51 32
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Candyman American Beauty

31
43 26
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44 27
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China Doll From the Mars Hotel

33
43 27
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34
49 33
Unbroken Chain is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Unbroken Chain From the Mars Hotel

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41 26
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Crazy Fingers Blues for Allah

Playboy Pictorials During The '90s

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35 22
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Black Peter Workingman's Dead

37
39 29
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evanswinington added Here Comes Sunshine Wake of the Flood

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43 33
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Hell in a Bucket In the Dark

39
42 33
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Attics of My Life American Beauty

40
31 23
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New, New Minglewood Blues The Grateful Dead

41
37 29
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Viola Lee Blues The Grateful Dead

42
33 28
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The 20 Most Epic Wedding FAILs of All Time

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31 26
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44
27 22
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High Time Workingman's Dead

45
26 21
Weather Report Suite is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Lando X added Weather Report Suite

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37 34
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Easy Wind Workingman's Dead

47
29 27
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Till the Morning Comes American Beauty

48
20 18
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Beat It On Down the Line The Grateful Dead

49
26 27
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Loose Lucy From the Mars Hotel

50
28 31
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Operator American Beauty