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Folk Music The Best John Prine Songs  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite John Prine songs, not just singles and hits.

List of John Prine songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. Prine is a highly-respected country and folk artist. Though he's never been much of a chart-topper, his songwriting talents have earned him lofty critical praise and a cult following. All of Prine's best-known tracks are included here, from "Illegal Smile" to "Angel from Montgomery," but real fans know there are tons of other classic deep cuts worth voting on.

Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this list. Is one of your favorite John Prine 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 start a revolution and fight back 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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Illegal Smile John Prine

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It’s a Big Old Goofy World The Missing Years

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17 2
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In Spite of Ourselves In Spite of Ourselves

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Pretty Good John Prine

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15 2
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15 2
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Hello in There John Prine

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Clay Pigeons Fair & Square

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10 1
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Paradise John Prine

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10 1
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Spanish Pipedream John Prine

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10 2
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Fish and Whistle Bruised Orange

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8 1
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Lake Marie Lost Dogs and Mixed Blessings

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8 1
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Souvenirs Diamonds in the Rough

29 Celebrities Who Quit Being Famous

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7 1
Christmas in Prison is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best John Prine Songs
Christmas in Prison Sweet Revenge

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Glory of True Love Fair & Square

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5 0
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Storm Windows Storm Windows

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5 0
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Blue Umbrella Sweet Revenge

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5 0
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Picture Show The Missing Years

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5 0
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Mexican Home Sweet Revenge

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6 1
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Sweet Revenge Sweet Revenge

The Best John Hiatt Albums of All Time

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All the Best The Missing Years

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6 1
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Crazy as a Loon Fair & Square

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7 2
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Dear Abby Sweet Revenge

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7 2
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Far From Me John Prine

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8 4
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Sam Stone John Prine

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5 1
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Six O'Clock News John Prine

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5 1
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Long Monday Fair & Square

The Best East Coast Rappers of All Time

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5 1
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5 1
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5 1
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Donald and Lydia John Prine

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Unwed Fathers Aimless Love

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5 2
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Please Don't Bury Me Sweet Revenge

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5 2
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The Late John Garfield Blues Diamonds in the Rough

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5 2
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Grandpa Was a Carpenter Sweet Revenge

76 of Your Grandpa's Hottest Childhood Crushes

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4 1
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Saddle in the Rain Common Sense

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3 0
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Bear Creek Blues Fair & Square

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3 0
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Flashback Blues John Prine

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3 0
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Sour Grapes Diamonds in the Rough

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3 0
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The Sins of Memphisto The Missing Years

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2 0
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You Got Gold The Missing Years

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2 0
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Aw Heck Bruised Orange

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2 0
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A Good Time Sweet Revenge

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2 0
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Take a Look at My Heart The Missing Years

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2 0
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Everything Is Cool The Missing Years

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2 0
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Daddy’s Little Pumpkin The Missing Years

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2 0
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Quiet Man John Prine

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1 0
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The Frying Pan Diamonds in the Rough

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2 2
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She Is My Everything Fair & Square