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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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242 92
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Blues for Allah

2
327 141
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American Beauty

3
124 28
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
PeterLeporin added Europe '72

4
251 100
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American Beauty

5
217 81
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Shakedown Street

6
290 122
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From the Mars Hotel

7
241 95
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Wake of the Flood

8
211 79
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American Beauty

9
253 103
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Workingman's Dead

10
235 93
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Aoxomoxoa

11
204 76
Brown Eyed Women is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
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12
125 33
China Cat Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Slock added Aoxomoxoa

13
211 83
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American Beauty

14
237 101
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American Beauty

15
180 68
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The Grateful Dead

16
200 96
Truckin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
American Beauty

17
148 63
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Terrapin Station

18
120 45
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MonkeyBusiness added All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Garcia

19
152 69
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20
134 58
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Workingman's Dead

21
113 46
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Workingman's Dead

22
107 42
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Blues for Allah

23
178 91
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In the Dark

24
163 83
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Workingman's Dead

25
122 60
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26
108 50
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From the Mars Hotel

27
95 43
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The Grateful Dead

28
100 49
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Blues for Allah

29
104 55
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Workingman's Dead

30
34 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

31
28 6
Althea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

32
30 8
Me and My Uncle is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Kirk W Lynde added

33
83 55
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American Beauty

34
28 7
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JeffCurley added Wake of the Flood

35
24 5
Shakedown Street is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

36
20 3
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

37
57 38
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The Grateful Dead

38
69 49
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39
16 2
Deal is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

40
67 48
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41
19 5
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 50
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From the Mars Hotel

43
76 60
Unbroken Chain is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
From the Mars Hotel

44
63 48
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The Grateful Dead

45
66 52
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American Beauty

46
61 48
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evanswinington added Wake of the Flood

47
64 51
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Workingman's Dead

48
15 4
Throwing Stones is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added In the Dark

49
16 5
Not Fade Away is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

50
51 39
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Workingman's Dead