Folk Music The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time  

Voteable
Originally by
1k votes 107 voters 1.8k views 109 items

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. 

list ordered by

1
31 11
Ranker Video
Songs of Love and Hate

2
29 13
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

3
25 6
Ranker Video
Various Positions

4
35 18
Ranker Video
Various Positions

5
22 8
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

6
20 9
Ranker Video
Songs From a Room

7
21 9
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

8
19 9
Ranker Video
I'm Your Man

9
16 5
Ranker Video
Ten New Songs, I'm Your Man

10
18 8
Ranker Video

11
20 10
Ranker Video
Songs From a Room

12
11 5
Ranker Video
Songs of Love and Hate

13
14 8
Ranker Video
I'm Your Man

14
15 9
Ranker Video
New Skin for the Old Ceremony

15
14 8
Ranker Video
I'm Your Man

16
12 5
Ranker Video
Songs of Love and Hate

17
12 6
Ranker Video
The Future

18
9 2
A Thousand Kisses Deep is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Ten New Songs

19
9 2
You Want It Darker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

20
11 8
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

21
10 5
Ranker Video
Various Positions

22
10 4
Ranker Video
The Future

23
10 4
Ranker Video
The Future

24
10 6
Ranker Video
New Skin for the Old Ceremony

25
11 7
Ranker Video
Ten New Songs

26
11 6
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

27
8 3
Ranker Video
Songs From a Room

28
9 4
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

29
6 1
Lover Lover Lover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
New Skin for the Old Ceremony

30
8 3
Ranker Video
Ten New Songs

31
7 2
Democracy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
The Future

32
9 5
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

33
8 4
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

34
7 3
Ranker Video
Songs of Leonard Cohen

35
6 2
Ranker Video
I'm Your Man

36
9 5
Ranker Video
Songs From a Room

37
4 1
Love Calls You by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Songs of Love and Hate

38
6 2
Waiting for the Miracle is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

39
5 3
Ain't No Cure for Love is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

40
8 5
Ranker Video
Songs of Love and Hate

41
4 2
Leaving the Table is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

42
6 3
Ranker Video
Various Positions

43
5 2
The Gypsy's Wife is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Recent Songs

44
4 1
Show Me the Place is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Old Ideas

45
4 1
Traveling Light is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time

46
4 1
Field Commander Cohen is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
New Skin for the Old Ceremony

47
5 3
Ranker Video
Various Positions

48
5 3
Ranker Video
Songs of Love and Hate

49
2 1
Don't Go Home With Your Hard-O... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Death of a Ladies' Man

50
4 2
Boogie Street is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Leonard Cohen Songs of All Time
Ten New Songs