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rock The Best Velvet Underground Songs  

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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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Candy Says The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

2
37 14
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Heroin The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

3
24 4
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Pale Blue Eyes The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

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25 5
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Sunday Morning The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

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30 9
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25 6
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clash1977 added I'll Be Your Mirror

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26 7
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All Tomorrow's Parties The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums, Scepter Studios Sessions

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27 8
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Venus in Furs The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

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31 12
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I'm Waiting for the Man The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

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23 6
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Femme Fatale The Velvet Underground & Nico, Scepter Studios Sessions, The Verve/MGM Albums

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21 7
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White Light White Heat White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

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19 6
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Sister Ray White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

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19 6
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15 3
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Beginning to See the Light The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

The Best Stevie Wonder Songs of All Time

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16 4
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There She Goes Again The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

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15 4
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Run Run Run The Velvet Underground & Nico, Scepter Studios Sessions, The Verve/MGM Albums

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15 4
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Here She Comes Now White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

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16 5
I Heard Her Call My Name is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
I Heard Her Call My Name White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

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6 0
Lisa Says is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Lisa Says

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14 4
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Lady Godiva's Operation White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

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15 5
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The Best Female Vocalists Ever

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

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8 2
I Found a Reason is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs

24
9 3
Cool It Down is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
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11 5
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The Black Angel's Death Song The Velvet Underground & Nico, Scepter Studios Sessions, The Verve/MGM Albums

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7 2
Head Held High is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs

27
6 1
I Can't Stand It is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added I Can't Stand It

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8 3
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clash1977 added Stephanie Says

The Best Amy Winehouse Songs

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8 3
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Some Kinda Love The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

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9 5
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European Son The Velvet Underground & Nico, The Verve/MGM Albums

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8 4
The Murder Mystery is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
The Murder Mystery The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

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8 4
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The Gift White Light/White Heat, The Verve/MGM Albums

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6 2
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Jesus The Velvet Underground, The Verve/MGM Albums

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

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4 0
The Ocean is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added The Ocean

36
4 0
Temptation In Your Heart is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Temptation In Your Heart

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4 0
One of These Days is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added One of These Days

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4 2
Little Sister is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Little Sister The Velvet Underground & Nico, Chelsea Girl, The Verve/MGM Albums

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4 2
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I Love You Loaded

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3 1
Lonesome Cowboy Bill is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Velvet Underground Songs
Kassie Lanzarotta added Lonesome Cowboy Bill

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aabcc added After Hours Love Songs

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