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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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370 153
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American Beauty

2
161 42
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
PeterLeporin added Europe '72

3
331 134
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From the Mars Hotel

4
289 112
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Workingman's Dead

5
246 89
Brown Eyed Women is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
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6
246 90
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American Beauty

7
255 95
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Shakedown Street

8
152 40
China Cat Sunflower is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Slock added Aoxomoxoa

9
267 103
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Wake of the Flood

10
264 102
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Aoxomoxoa

11
275 109
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Blues for Allah

12
280 112
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American Beauty

13
268 107
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American Beauty

14
207 73
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The Grateful Dead

15
235 90
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American Beauty

16
224 102
Truckin is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
American Beauty

17
134 49
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MonkeyBusiness added All Good Things: Jerry Garcia Studio Sessions, Garcia

18
171 76
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19
166 73
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Terrapin Station

20
37 3
Jack Straw is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Grateful Dead Songs of All Time
Glenn J. Wiener added

21
148 64
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Workingman's Dead

22
205 103
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In the Dark

23
121 47
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Blues for Allah

24
126 51
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Workingman's Dead

25
182 89
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Workingman's Dead