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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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129 29
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
PeterLeporin added Europe '72

2
330 141
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American Beauty

3
243 93
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Blues for Allah

4
217 80
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American Beauty

5
293 123
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From the Mars Hotel

6
208 76
Brown Eyed Women is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
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7
256 103
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Workingman's Dead

8
243 96
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Wake of the Flood

9
237 93
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Aoxomoxoa

10
219 83
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Shakedown Street

11
130 33
China Cat Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Slock added Aoxomoxoa

12
252 102
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American Beauty

13
214 83
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American Beauty

14
185 69
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The Grateful Dead

15
238 103
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American Beauty

16
203 96
Truckin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
American Beauty

17
122 46
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MonkeyBusiness added All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Garcia

18
151 65
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Terrapin Station

19
154 71
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116 46
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Workingman's Dead

21
135 59
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Workingman's Dead

22
109 43
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Blues for Allah

23
181 93
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In the Dark

24
166 83
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Workingman's Dead

25
124 60
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26
108 51
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From the Mars Hotel

27
97 44
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The Grateful Dead

28
101 50
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Blues for Allah

29
107 56
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Workingman's Dead

30
36 7
He's Gone is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Drew Hart added

From Europe '72

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

32
23 3
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
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33
31 8
Me and My Uncle is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
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34
29 8
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JeffCurley added Wake of the Flood

35
84 57
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American Beauty

36
25 7
Shakedown Street is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

37
59 39
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The Grateful Dead

38
68 49
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39
69 50
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40
18 4
Throwing Stones is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added In the Dark

41
20 6
The Other One is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Kirk W Lynde added

42
67 51
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From the Mars Hotel

43
16 3
Deal is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

44
18 5
Not Fade Away is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
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64 49
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The Grateful Dead

46
76 61
Unbroken Chain is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
From the Mars Hotel

47
66 53
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American Beauty

48
16 5
mr. charlie is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

Europe 72 Pig Pen Sung Jumpy Blues Tune

49
61 49
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evanswinington added Wake of the Flood

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64 52
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Workingman's Dead