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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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1
111 29
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Daydream Nation

2
103 26
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Sister

3
59 15
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muzziac added Dirty

4
75 26
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Washing Machine

5
56 16
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Daydream Nation

6
55 16
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muzziac added EVOL

7
78 32
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8
54 16
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9
55 17
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10
78 33
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11
45 11
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12
58 20
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Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star

13
55 18
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muzziac added Dirty

14
62 23
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Daydream Nation

15
44 11
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16
56 20
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17
44 12
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18
42 11
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Daydream Nation

19
61 25
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Rather Ripped

20
38 9
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muzziac added EVOL

21
47 17
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22
37 12
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muzziac added Daydream Nation

23
45 20
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Bad Moon Rising

24
29 8
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25
34 12
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muzziac added Dirty

26
32 11
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muzziac added Dirty

27
28 9
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Sister

28
27 10
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muzziac added Dirty

29
41 22
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30
29 12
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31
24 8
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muzziac added Bad Moon Rising

32
30 14
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Sister

33
24 9
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muzziac added Sonic Youth

34
24 11
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muzziac added Dirty

35
26 13
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Sister

36
30 18
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Daydream Nation, The Eternal

37
26 15
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38
16 6
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muzziac added Washing Machine

39
19 10
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muzziac added Dirty

40
21 12
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muzziac added Murray Street

41
21 12
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muzziac added Kill Yr. Idols EP

42
17 9
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muzziac added Murray Street

43
20 12
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muzziac added The Eternal

44
24 16
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Daydream Nation

45
16 9
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46
16 9
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muzziac added Rather Ripped

47
18 11
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muzziac added Dirty

48
18 11
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49
18 11
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muzziac added Dirty

50
20 13
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Sonic Nurse