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List of the best Patti Smith songs, ranked by fans like you. This list includes every Patti Smith single, but true fans know there are other great songs to vote on besides the radio 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 Patti Smith songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top.

List ranges from Because the Night to Because the Night and more. 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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39 7
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41 9
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32 6
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27 6
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People Have the Power Dream of Life, Dream of Life

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17 2
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Free Money Horses

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26 7
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19 4
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16 3
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16 3
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Birdland Horses

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14 2
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Kimberly Horses

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16 5
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17 7
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17 8
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9 1
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Cartwheels Trampin'

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7 1
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Grateful Gung Ho

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9 3
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Elegie Horses

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13 7
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Redondo Beach Horses

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17 12
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10 5
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Break It Up Horses

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7 2
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Trespasses Trampin'

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6 1
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1959 Peace and Noise

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12 8
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Summer Cannibals Gone Again

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9 5
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6 2
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6 2
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Paths That Cross Dream of Life, Dream of Life

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6 2
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Mother Rose Trampin'

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6 2
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Dream of Life Dream of Life

28
6 2
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Gone Pie Gung Ho

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5 1
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5 1
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Because the Night Easter, Dream of Life

31
5 1
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Lo and Beholden Gung Ho

32
4 0
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4 0
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12 9
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35
7 4
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36
5 2
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The Jackson Song Dream of Life

37
5 2
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Gloria Horses

38
4 1
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Dead City Peace and Noise

39
4 1
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3 0
Strange Messengers is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Patti Smith Songs of All Time

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My Madrigal Gone Again

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7 5
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43
5 3
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4 2
Persuasion is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Patti Smith Songs of All Time
Persuasion Gung Ho

45
4 2
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About a Boy Gone Again

46
4 2
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Blue Poles Peace and Noise

47
4 2
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Looking for You (I Was) Dream of Life, Dream of Life

48
4 2
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Waiting Underground Peace and Noise

49
4 2
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4 2
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Gimme Shelter Twelve