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The Best Tom Waits Songs of All Time

Updated June 21, 2019 2.6k votes 165 voters 2.5k views

List RulesVote for your favorite Tom Waits songs, not just singles and hits.

List of the best Tom Waits songs, ranked by fans like you. With his uniquely scratchy voice and offbeat take on old school jazz and blues, the prolific Waits is a singer-songwriter like no other. This one-of-a-kind artist's often-covered work includes everything from heartfelt piano ballads to noisy experiments. This list includes every Tom Waits single and all of his best know tracks like "Downtown Train" and "Time." However, the real fans know that Waits has plenty of hidden gems worth voting on. 

Music videos and lyric 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 Tom Waits 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 expertise 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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