100 Greatest Country Rock Songs

Criteria: This list of Country Rock songs highlights the best examples of songs that exemplify Country Rock. Some songs are album cuts and were never released as singles, but were influential and inspiring in the evolution of Country Rock.
Greatest Country Rock Songs
1. Desperado
Eagles
2. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
Bob Dylan
3. Heart of Gold
Neil Young
4. Take It Easy
Eagles
5. You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
The Byrds
6. Wild Horses
The Flying Burrito Brothers
7. Garden Party
Rick Nelson
8. The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Band
9. Peaceful Easy Feeling
Eagles
10. When Will I Be Loved
Linda Ronstadt
11. Amie
Pure Prairie League
12. Bad Moon Rising
Creedence Clearwater Revival
13. Train Leaves Here This Mornin'
Dillard & Clark
14. It Doesn't Matter
Stephen Stills
15. Lay Lady Lay
Bob Dylan
16. Teach Your Children
Crosby, Stills & Nash
17. Long May You Run
Neil Young
18. Joanne
Michael Nesmith
19. Panama Red
New Riders of the Purple Sage
20. I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Bob Dylan
21. Up On Cripple Creek
The Band
22. You Better Think Twice
Poco
23. Christine's Tune (Devil in Disguise)
The Flying Burrito Brothers
24. Mystery Train
Rick Nelson
25. Return of the Grevous Angel
Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris
26. Falling in and out of Love
Pure Prairie League
27. Change Partners
Stephen Stills
28. Cowgirl in the Sand
Neil Young
29. One Hundred Years From Now
The Byrds
30. Lyin' Eyes
Eagles
31. Lodi
Creedence Clearwater Revival
32. Love Hurts
Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris
33. Rose of Cimarron
Poco
34. Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Linda Ronstadt
35. Seven Bridges Road
Steve Young/Eagles
36. A Good Fellin' To Know
Poco
37. Propinquity
Michael Nesmith
38. Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You
Bob Dylan
39. Lookin' Out My Back Door
Creedence Clearwater Revival
40. Take It To The Limit
Eagles
41. Sin City
The Flying Burrito Brothers
42. Girl From the North Country
Bob Dylan/Johnny Cash (duet)
43. Time Between
The Byrds
44. Broken Arrow
Buffalo Springfield
45. Listen to a Country Song
Loggins & Messina
46. Fallin' in Love
Souther, Hillman, Furay Band
47. White Line Fever
The Flying Burrito Brothers
48. Here We Go Again
Poco
49. Colorado
Stephen Stills
55. Love is a Rose
Linda Ronstadt
51. Pickin' Up The Pieces
Poco
52. Listen To The Band
Michael Nesmith
53. Wasn't Born To Follow
The Byrds
54. Lousiana Lady
New Riders of the Purple Sage
55. One More Night
Bob Dylan
56. Kansas City Southern
Pure Prairie League
57. Wheels
The Flying Burrito Brothers
58. Make A Little Magic
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
59. Silver Moon
Michael Nesmith
60. Lost In The Ozone
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
61. She Belongs To Me
Rick Nelson
62. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Neil Young
63. Drug Store Truck Drivin' Man
The Byrds
64. Wasted On The Way
Crosby, Stills & Nash
65. Love Has No Pride
Linda Ronstadt
66. I Still Believe in You
Desert Rose Band
67. Four Strong Winds
Neil Young
68. She
Gram Parsons
69. Cinderella
Firefall
70. Blue Eyes
International Submarine Band (Gram Parsons)
71. Glendale Train
New Riders of the Purple Sage
72. Fallen Eagle
Stephen Stills
73. Fishin' In The Dark
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
74. Brass Buttons
Gram Parsons
75. Hickory Wind
The Byrds
76. Rodeo Rider
Gene Clark
77. Lonesome, On'ry and Mean
Steve Young
78. Six Days On The Road
The Flying Burrito Brothers
79. Go and Say Goodbye
Buffalo Springfield
80. Morning Sky
Dan Fogelberg
81. Two Lane Highway
Pure Prairie League
82. Last Lonely Eagle
New Riders of the Purple Sage
83. Full Circle
The Byrds
84. Across The Great Divide
The Band
85. A Child's Claim To Fame
Buffalo Springfield
86. Harvest Moon
Neil Young
87. Luxury Liner
International Submarine Band (Gram Parsons)
88. Old Blue
The Byrds
89. He's Back and I'm Blue
Desert Rose Band
90. Boulder Skies
Pure Prairie League
91. The Other Side
Chris Hillman
92. Kind Woman
Richie Furay
93. Ain't Gonna Take It
Randy Meisner
94. Mexico
Firefall
95. One Hundred Years
Gram Parsons
96. Changing Horses
Dan Fogelberg
97. Mama Hated Diesels
Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen
98. The Year Clayton Delaney Died
Steve Young
99. Circle Song
Roger McGuinn
100. The Radio Song
Dillard & Clark




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List Begun: 2007-01-25

Background When Rock 'n' Roll bands of the late '60s began incorporating country music styles, (Nashville, Honky-Tonk, Bluegrass, which emphasize harmony singing, two-beat bass playing, and looping rhythms), along with greater use of acoustic guitar, pedal steel guitar, dobro, banjo, and mandolin, 'Country Rock' was born. The Byrds got the ball rolling and were soon followed by artists like Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Rick Nelson, and Buffalo Springfield, which soon sprouted Country Rock bands like The Flying Burrito Brothers, Poco, The Eagles, and all the offshoots and solo efforts by these musicians.