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Best Episodes of VH1 Storytellers

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VH1 Storytellers gives music fans the opportunity to learn the inspiration behind their favorite songs. The best episodes of VH1 Storytellers feature amazing singers and songwriters sharing insight into their process of writing and recording music. Some great VH1 Storytellers episodes even feature unexpected collaborations or covers.

What are the best episodes of VH1 Storytellers? Elvis Costello's 1996 performance featured great songs like “Veronica,” “Alison,” and “Watching the Detectives” among others. More recently, Taylor Swift recorded a memorable Storytellers episode in 2012.

Foo Fighters, Alicia Keys, and Ray Davies – who performed the very first episode of VH1 Storytellers while on his Storyteller Tour in 1996 – are other good Storytellers episodes.

Which episode of VH1 Storytellers is the best? Give your favorite episodes a vote up and please vote down any episodes that made you want to skip the encore.

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Ray Davies

Ray Davies of The Kinks performs during the very first episode of VH1 Storytellers. Davies was amid his Storyteller tour during the 1996 taping.

Original Airing: June 2 1996

Season: VH1's Storytellers

Episode Number: 1

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Green Day: American Idiot Uncut
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Green Day performs the group's 2004 album, American Idiot, in its entirety during its 2005 Storytellers appearance.

Original Airing: Apr 05 2005

Season: VH1's Storytellers

Episode Number: 68

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Dave Matthews Band
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Original Airing: Sept 13 2005

Season: VH1's Storytellers

Episode Number: 71

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Bruce Springsteen
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Original Airing: April 23 2005

Season: VH1's Storytellers

Episode Number: 69

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