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rock The Best James Taylor Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite James Taylor songs, not just singles and hits.

List of the best James Taylor songs, ranked by fans like you. Taylor is a hugely successful singer-songwriter, best known for his soft, contemplative hits from the '70s. He's won five Grammys and is also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This list includes every James Taylor single, from "Fire and Rain" to "You've Got a Friend," but true fans know Taylor has plenty of other great songs worth voting for besides his hits. 

Music videos and audio videos are included next to each song name, so if you haven't heard it you can listen to it right here on this page. Is one of your favorite James Taylor songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top. If the order of this list bothers you, 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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Carolina in My Mind James Taylor

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11 1
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15 3
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Sweet Baby James Sweet Baby James

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15 4
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You've Got a Friend Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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12 2
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Long Ago and Far Away Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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11 2
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Copperline New Moon Shine

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14 5
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9 1
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10 2
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You Can Close Your Eyes Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

11
10 2
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Shower the People In the Pocket

12
10 2
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13
11 3
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Country Road Sweet Baby James

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14 6
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The Best Eric Clapton Albums of All Time

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10 5
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9 4
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6 2
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Walking Man Walking Man

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5 1
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Her Town Too Dad Loves His Work

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6 3
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Never Die Young Never Die Young

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4 1
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Machine Gun Kelly Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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6 4
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Steamroller Sweet Baby James

The Best Drummers of All Time

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3 1
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Sunny Skies Sweet Baby James

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4 3
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Mud Slide Slim Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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3 2
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Sun on the Moon Never Die Young

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3 2
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Hey Mister, That's Me Up on the Jukebox Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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2 1
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Angry Blues Gorilla

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2 1
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2 1
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Music Gorilla

All the Drugs, Murder, Adultery, and Disaster Around Eric Clapton's Layla

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2 2
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Mockingbird Hotcakes

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2 2
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Gorilla Gorilla

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2 2
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Highway Song Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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2 2
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Isn't It Nice to Be Home Again Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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2 2
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One Man Parade One Man Dog

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1 1
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On Broadway Covers

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1 1
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The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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1 2
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Baby Boom Baby Never Die Young

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1 2
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That Lonesome Road Dad Loves His Work

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1 2
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Runaway Boy Never Die Young

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1 2
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It's Growing Covers

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1 2
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Lighthouse Gorilla

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0 1
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0 1
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Valentine's Day Never Die Young

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0 1
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Soldiers Mud Slide Slim and the Blue Horizon

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0 1
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Letter in the Mail Never Die Young

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0 1
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Home by Another Way Never Die Young

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1 3
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Suzanne Covers

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0 2
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T-Bone Never Die Young

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0 2
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Sweet Potato Pie Never Die Young

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0 2
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My Old Man Blue

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0 3
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