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List of The Velvet Underground songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. Formed by Lou Reed, The Velvet Underground are cult heroes. Although they never broke into the mainstream in their prime, their lasting influence has been huge. Tracks like "Heroin" and "Pale Blue Eyes" are timeless, but which is the best?

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 list. Is one of your favorite Velvet Underground 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 start a revolution and fight the system 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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31 10
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Heroin The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

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2
25 8
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3
19 3
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Femme Fatale The Velvet Underground & Nico, Scepter Studios Sessions, The Verve/MGM Albums

4
19 3
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Candy Says The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

5
26 9
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I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

6
20 4
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Sunday Morning The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

7
20 4
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clash1977 added I'll Be Your Mirror

8
23 7
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Venus in Furs The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

9
18 4
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Pale Blue Eyes The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

10
20 6
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All Tomorrow's Parties The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums, Scepter Studios Sessions

11
17 4
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12
16 5
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Sister Ray White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

13
6 0
I Can't Stand It is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added I Can't Stand It

14
6 0
Lisa Says is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Lisa Says

15
12 2
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Beginning to See the Light The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

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16
13 3
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Run Run Run The Velvet Underground & Nico, Scepter Studios Sessions, The Verve/MGM Albums

17
14 4
I Heard Her Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
I Heard Her Call My Name White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

18
17 7
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White Light White Heat White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

19
13 4
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There She Goes Again The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

20
13 4
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Here She Comes Now White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

21
13 4
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22
10 2
Rock and Roll is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
clash1977 added Rock and Roll

23
12 4
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Lady Godiva's Operation White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

24
10 3
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The Black Angel's Death Song The Velvet Underground & Nico, Scepter Studios Sessions, The Verve/MGM Albums

25
7 1
I Found a Reason is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs

26
7 1
Head Held High is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs

27
8 2
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Some Kinda Love The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

28
8 2
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European Son The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

29
8 2
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clash1977 added Stephanie Says

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30
9 3
Cool It Down is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
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31
7 3
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The Gift White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

32
5 1
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Jesus The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

33
4 0
One of These Days is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added One of These Days

34
4 0
Foggy Notion is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Foggy Notion

35
6 3
The Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
The Murder Mystery The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

36
4 1
She's My Best Friend is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Mark Lanzarotta added She's My Best Friend

37
3 0
Lonesome Cowboy Bill is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Lonesome Cowboy Bill

38
3 0
Temptation In Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Temptation In Your Heart

39
3 0
The Ocean is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added The Ocean

40
4 2
Little Sister is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Little Sister The Velvet Underground & Nico, Chelsea Girl, The Verve/MGM Albums

41
3 2
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I Love You Loaded

42
3 3
Crash is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
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