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100 Greatest Alt Country Music Songs

Criteria: - Popularity, influence and critical acclaim. The lists includes artists in the genres alternative country (ie. Lyle Lovett, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams), Alternative country-rock or "alt country" (ie. Drive-By Truckers, Uncle Tupelo), Cowpunk (ie. Meat Puppets, Mekons) and other related genres. Does NOT include Outlaw Country (ie Willie Nelson) or certain artists labeled as "Country Rock" (ie. Gram Parsons, Dwight Yoakam).

Edited By: Ryan
Last Updated: 07-09-2012




100 Greatest Alt Country Songs
  1. Last Dance - The Mekons
  2. Lake of Fire - The Meat Puppets
  3. Screen Door - Uncle Tupelo
  4. Fuck This Town - Robbie Fulks
  5. If I Had a Boat - Lyle Lovett
  6. New York, New York - Ryan Adams
  7. Hurt - Johnny Cash
  8. Constant Craving - kd lang
  9. Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
10. Outtasite (Outta Mind) - Wilco
11. One Big Holiday - My Morning Jacket
12. Righteously - Lucinda Williams
13. The Funeral - Band of Horses
14. A Ghost To Most - Drive By Truckers
15. Drown - Son Volt
16. Sweet Jane - Cowboy Junkies
17. Ways To Be Wicked - Lone Justice
18. Murder (Or A Heart Attack) - Old 97's
19. You've Been So Good Up to Now - Lyle Lovett
20. Make It Last - The Beat Farmers
21. Yesterday's News - Whiskeytown
22. Don Henley Must Die - Mojo Nixon
23. Banditos - The Refreshments
24. Delia's Gone - Johnny Cash
25. I've Forgotten What It Was in You (That Put the Need in Me) - Maria McKee
26. Car Wheels on a Gravel Road - Lucinda Williams
27. Waiting for the Sun - The Jayhawks
28. The Way That He Sings - My Morning Jacket
29. Gun - Uncle Tupelo
30. Shop It Around - Jason & The Scorchers
31. Gravity's Gone - Drive-By Truckers
32. Can't Stand It - Wilco
33. Shelter - Lone Justice
34. Guitar Town - Steve Earle
35. Is There A Ghost - Band of Horses
36. Let's Kill Saturday Night - Robbie Fulks
37. Star Witness - Neko Case
38. I See A Darkness - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
39. Till I Am Myself Again - Blue Rodeo
40. God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash
41. In Love With A View - Mojave 3
42. Eight Piece Box - Southern Culture on the Skids
43. What Made My Hamburger Disappear - Jefferey Frederick
44. Leavin' - Shelby Lynne
45. Hard to Be Human Again - The Mekons
46. Help There's A Fire - Jason & The Scorchers
47. I Don't Know - Hank Williams III
48. Factory Belt - Uncle Tupelo
49. Comin' Down - The Meat Puppets
50. I'm Gonna Soothe You - Maria McKee
51. Danko/Manuel - Drive-By Truckers
52. Dark Light - The Beat Farmers
53. Let it Ride - Ryan Adams and the Cardinals
54. I'm the Man Who Loves You - Wilco
55. Lights of Downtown - The Long Ryders
56. Even If It's Wrong - BR5-49
57. Cowboy Man - Lyle Lovett
58. The Other Kind - Steve Earle
59. Steal Your Love - Lucinda Williams
60. Windfall - Son Volt
61. Goodbye's All We Got Left - Steve Earle
62. Goddamn Lonely Love - Drive-By Truckers
63. Magic Toy Missing - The Meat Puppets
64. 4th Of July - Shooter Jennings
65. People Got A Lotta Nerve - Neko Case
66. She Must Think I Like Poetry - Robbie Fulks
67. Radar Gun - The Bottle Rockets
68. I'm Gonna Make You Love Me - The Jayhawks
69. Black Soul Choir - 16 Horsepower
70. Rusty Cage - Johnny Cash
71. Blue Collar Suicide - The Refreshments
72. Give Back My Heart - Lyle Lovett
73. Barrier Reef - Old 97's
74. I'm Amazed - My Morning Jacket
75. Mississippi Mud - Hank Williams III
76. I'm Down to My Last Cigarette - kd lang
77. What Else Would You Have Me Be? - Lucero
78. No One's Gonna Love You - Band of Horses
79. Jacksonville Skyline - Whiskeytown
80. No Depression - Uncle Tupelo
81. Looking Forward to Seeing You - Golden Smog
82. No More Room in Hell - Grievous Angels
83. Crazy Mary - Victoria Williams
84. She's A Jar - Wilco
85. Murder, Tonight, In the Trailer Park - Cowboy Junkies
86. She's No Lady - Lyle Lovett
87. White Freight Liner Blues - Jimmie Dale Gilmore
88. Amelia Earhart vs. The Dancing Bear - The Handsome Family
89. Hot Rail - Calexico
90. Clogger - 16 Horsepower
91. Sweet, Sweet Baby (I'm Falling) - Lone Justice
92. Burying Geraldine - Freakwater
93. Blue Canoe - Blue Mountain
94. Gotta Get Back - Shelby Lynne
95. When Leon Spinx Moved to Town - Califone
96. Sick of Goodbyes - Sparklehorse
97. Cursed Sleep - Bonnie 'Prince' Billy
98. Barton Hollow - The Civil Wars
99. Lost Highway - The Mekons
100. Harriet Tubman's Gonna Carry Me Home - The Long Ryders
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