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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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261 109
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From the Mars Hotel

2
213 82
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Blues for Allah

3
297 131
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American Beauty

4
220 87
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American Beauty

5
101 19
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
PeterLeporin added Europe '72

6
191 71
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American Beauty

7
226 92
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Workingman's Dead

8
217 87
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Wake of the Flood

9
210 84
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Aoxomoxoa

10
189 72
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American Beauty

11
180 67
Brown Eyed Women is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
MonkeyBusiness added

12
103 22
China Cat Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Slock added Aoxomoxoa

13
164 59
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The Grateful Dead

14
187 73
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Shakedown Street

15
207 94
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American Beauty

16
138 54
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Terrapin Station

17
106 39
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MonkeyBusiness added All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Garcia

18
174 87
Truckin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
American Beauty

19
97 37
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Blues for Allah

20
120 54
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Workingman's Dead

21
131 62
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22
144 72
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Workingman's Dead

23
158 83
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In the Dark

24
95 40
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Workingman's Dead

25
87 35
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The Grateful Dead

26
107 51
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27
90 40
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Blues for Allah

28
93 43
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From the Mars Hotel

29
92 46
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Workingman's Dead

30
13 1
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
70 47
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American Beauty

32
73 51
Unbroken Chain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
From the Mars Hotel

33
63 43
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34
7 0
mr. charlie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

Europe 72 Pig Pen Sung Jumpy Blues Tune

35
16 2
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
60 42
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37
57 41
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The Grateful Dead

38
48 33
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The Grateful Dead

39
57 42
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Blues for Allah

40
55 41
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evanswinington added Wake of the Flood

41
54 42
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Workingman's Dead

42
6 0
Shakedown Street is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

43
56 45
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From the Mars Hotel

44
58 47
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In the Dark

45
46 38
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From the Mars Hotel

46
55 47
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American Beauty

47
43 36
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Workingman's Dead

48
9 2
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JeffCurley added Wake of the Flood

49
47 42
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50
7 2
The Other One is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Kirk W Lynde added