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alternative music The Best Sonic Youth Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite Sonic Youth songs, not just singles and hits.

List of the top Sonic Youth songs, as voted on by fans like you. Sonic Youth has left a lasting impression on the world of alternative rock. Since forming in the early '80s, these New York noise rockers have influenced countless indie and underground artists. This poll includes all of Sonic Youth's singles, from "Teen Age Riot" to "Kool Thing," but true fans know that many of the band's best songs were never played on the radio. 

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 page. Is one of your favorite Sonic Youth 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 show off your knowledge 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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Schizophrenia Sister

2
82 27
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Teen Age Riot Daydream Nation

3
64 20
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The Diamond Sea Washing Machine

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67 26
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44 11
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muzziac added Sugar Kane Dirty

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45 13
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muzziac added Shadow of a Doubt EVOL

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53 19
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Silver Rocket Daydream Nation

8
48 17
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67 31
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10
38 10
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42 13
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’Cross the Breeze Daydream Nation

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44 15
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muzziac added 100% Dirty

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42 14
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46 17
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Bull in the Heather Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

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35 9
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The Sprawl Daydream Nation

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35 10
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40 14
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41 15
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46 20
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Incinerate Rather Ripped

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27 6
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39 17
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Death Valley '69 Bad Moon Rising

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29 9
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muzziac added Wish Fulfillment Dirty

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28 9
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muzziac added Star Power EVOL

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29 10
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muzziac added Theresa's Sound World Dirty

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29 10
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29 11
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muzziac added Trilogy: Hyperstation Daydream Nation

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24 8
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Kotton Krown Sister

28
25 10
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The Best Eminem Songs of All Time

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18 6
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muzziac added Brave Men Run (in My Family) Bad Moon Rising

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33 20
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23 11
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White Kross Sister

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20 9
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muzziac added JC Dirty

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21 10
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muzziac added Swimsuit Issue Dirty

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22 11
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23 13
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Tuff Gnarl Sister

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17 8
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muzziac added I Dreamed I Dream Sonic Youth

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14 7
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Flower Bad Moon Rising

38
17 10
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muzziac added Sacred Trickster The Eternal

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23 16
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Hey Joni Daydream Nation, The Eternal

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13 7
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muzziac added The Empty Page Murray Street

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16 10
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muzziac added Disconnection Notice Murray Street

42
17 11
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Stones Sonic Nurse

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19 13
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Total Trash Daydream Nation

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22 16
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15 10
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muzziac added Kill Yr. Idols Kill Yr. Idols EP

46
18 13
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14 9
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muzziac added Chapel Hill Dirty

48
13 8
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muzziac added Pink Steam Rather Ripped

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15 10
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muzziac added Purr Dirty

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11 6
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muzziac added Unwind Washing Machine