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List Rules Vote for the most memorable and affecting Leonard Cohen songs, not just singles and hits.

This is a list of the best Leonard Cohen songs, ranked by music lovers just like you. After achieving success as a poet and novelist, Leonard Cohen turned his attention to folk music in the late-'60s. The often-covered singer-songwriter is considered one of music's great lyricists. This list includes every one of Cohen's singles, from "Hallelujah" to "Suzanne," but his real fans know that he has plenty of other classic songs that are worth voting on.
 
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 Leonard Cohen 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. 

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22 9
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Famous Blue Raincoat Songs of Love and Hate

2
29 16
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Hallelujah Various Positions

3
18 6
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Hey, That's No Way To Say Goodbye Songs of Leonard Cohen

4
23 13
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Suzanne Songs of Leonard Cohen

5
16 7
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Bird On the Wire Songs From a Room

6
17 7
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Everybody Knows I'm Your Man

7
18 6
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Dance Me to the End of Love Various Positions

8
13 4
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Take This Waltz Ten New Songs, I'm Your Man

9
17 8
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So Long Marianne Songs of Leonard Cohen

10
10 4
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Joan of Arc Songs of Love and Hate

11
13 7
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Chelsea Hotel #2 New Skin for the Old Ceremony

12
17 9
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The Partisan Songs From a Room

13
12 7
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Tower of Song I'm Your Man

14
11 4
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Avalanche Songs of Love and Hate

The Best Leonard Cohen Quotes

15
15 8
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12 7
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I'm Your Man I'm Your Man

17
10 7
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Sisters of Mercy Songs of Leonard Cohen

18
10 5
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The Future The Future

19
9 4
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If It Be Your Will Various Positions

20
10 4
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Closing Time The Future

21
9 5
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Who By Fire New Skin for the Old Ceremony

The Best Sierra Nevada Beers

22
8 3
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One of Us Cannot Be Wrong Songs of Leonard Cohen

23
8 3
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Anthem The Future

24
9 5
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In My Secret Life Ten New Songs

25
9 5
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The Stranger Song Songs of Leonard Cohen

26
8 4
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Teachers Songs of Leonard Cohen

27
6 2
A Thousand Kisses Deep is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
A Thousand Kisses Deep Ten New Songs

28
6 2
Democracy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Democracy The Future

The Best Bob Dylan Songs

29
6 3
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Story of Isaac Songs From a Room

30
6 3
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Stories of the Street Songs of Leonard Cohen

31
8 5
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Last Year's Man Songs of Love and Hate

32
8 5
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Seems So Long Ago, Nancy Songs From a Room

33
5 2
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I Can't Forget I'm Your Man

34
6 3
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Alexandra Leaving Ten New Songs

35
3 1
Love Calls You by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Love Calls You by Your Name Songs of Love and Hate

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
7 5
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Master Song Songs of Leonard Cohen

37
4 2
The Gypsy's Wife is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
The Gypsy's Wife Recent Songs

38
5 3
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Diamonds in the Mine Songs of Love and Hate

39
3 1
Lover Lover Lover is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Lover Lover Lover New Skin for the Old Ceremony

40
4 2
You Want It Darker is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

41
3 2
Leaving the Table is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

42
2 1
Don't Go Home With Your Hard-O... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Don't Go Home With Your Hard-On Death of a Ladies' Man

The Best Songs With Horse in the Title

43
4 3
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The Law Various Positions

44
4 3
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Night Comes On Various Positions

45
4 3
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Coming Back to You Various Positions

46
3 2
Waiting for the Miracle is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

47
3 3
Ain't No Cure for Love is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

48
3 2
Boogie Street is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Boogie Street Ten New Songs

49
3 2
Ballad of the Absent Mare is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

50
3 2
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Winter Lady Songs of Leonard Cohen