100 Greatest Southern Rock Songs

Criteria: This list of Southern Rock songs highlights the best examples of songs that exemplify Southern Rock. Some songs are album cuts and were never released as singles, but were influential & inspiring in the evolution of Southern Rock.
Southern Rock Songs
1. Free Bird
Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Ramblin' Man
Allman Brothers Band
3. Sweet Home Alabama
Lynyrd Skynyrd
4. The South's Gonna Do It Again
Charlie Daniels Band
5. Can't You See
Marshall Tucker Band
6. Whipping Post
Allman Brothers Band
7. There Goes Another Love Song
Outlaws
8. Dixie Chicken
Little Feat
9. Flirtin' With Disaster
Molly Hatchet
10. Caught Up In You
.38 Special
11. Midnight Rider
Allman Brothers Band
12. Take The Highway
Marshall Tucker Band
13. If You Want to Get to Heaven
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
14. One Way Out
Allman Brothers Band
15. Green Grass & High Tides
The Outlaws
16. The Devil Went Down to Georgia
Charlie Daniels Band
17. Hold On Loosely
.38 Special
18. Heard it in a Love Song
Marshall Tucker Band
19. Jim Dandy
Black Oak Arkansas
20. Jessica
Allman Brothers Band
21. Train, Train
Blackfoot
22. Fire On The Mountain
Marshall Tucker Band
23. Simple Man
Lynyrd Skynyrd
24. Black Betty
Ram Jam
25. Keep On Smilin'
Wet Willie
26. I'm No Angel
Gregg Allman
27. Gimme Three Steps
Lynyrd Skynyrd
28. Fooled Around And Fell In Love
Elvin Bishop
29. Saturday Night Special
Lynyrd Skynyrd
30. Statesboro Blues
Allman Brothers Band
31. Keep Your Hands to Yourself
The Georgia Satellites
32. What's Your Name
Lynyrd Skynyrd
33. Oh Atlanta
Little Feat
34. Third Rate Romance
Amazing Rhythm Aces
35. Homesick
Atlanta Rhythm Section
36. Southbound
Allman Brothers Band
37. Highway Song
Blackfoot
38. (Ghost) Riders In The Sky
Outlaws
39. Jackie Blue
Ozark Mountain Daredevils
40. Can't Keep Running
The Greg Allman Band
41. Ain't Wastin Time No More
Allman Brothers Band
42. Georgia Rhythm
Atlanta Rhythm Section
43. Bounty Hunter
Molly Hatchet
44. Blue Sky
Allman Brothers Band
45. Miss Understanding
Grinderswitch
46. Hard To Handle
Black Crowes
47. That Smell
Lynyrd Skynyrd
48. Southern Comfort
The Jimmie Van Zant Band
49. Second Chance
.38 Special
50. Tuesday's Gone
Lynyrd Skynyrd
51. Trouble No More
Allman Brothers Band
52. Willin'
Little Feat
53. Uneasy Rider
Charlie Daniels Band
54. Duane's Tune
The Dickey Betts Band
55. I Know A Little
Lynyrd Skynyrd
56. Long Haired Country Boy
Charlie Daniels Band
57. Hot 'Lanta
Allman Brothers Band
58. Battleship Chains
Georgia Satellites
59. Rockin' Into The Night
.38 Special
60. Open Road
Grinderswitch
61. See You One More Time
Marshall Tucker Band
62. Before The Bullets Fly
The Greg Allman Band
63. Pretty Little Lie
Blackberry Smoke
64. Dreams I'll Never See
Molly Hatchet
65. On the Hunt
Lynyrd Skynyrd
66. Takin' Up Space
Van Zant
67. Bad Little Doggie
Gov't Mule
68. Party In The Parking Lot
The Jimmie Van Zant Band
69. Travelin' Shoes
Elvin Bishop
70. Left Turn On A Red Light
Blackfoot
71. Gimme, Gimme, Gimme
Blackfoot
72. That's Your Secret
Sea Level
73. Thorn and a Wild Rose
The Greg Allman Band
74. Fire In The Kitchen
Warren Haynes
75. Brickyard Road
Johnny Van Zant
76. Ain't Life Grand
Widespread Panic
77. Feats Don't Fail Me Now
Little Feat
78. Island
The Greg Allman Band
79. Keep Your Hands On The Wheel
Ram Jam
80. Don't Pass Me By
Georgia Satellites
81. Southern Hospitality
Bishop Black
82. Time To Roll
The Dickey Betts Band
83. Rattlesnake Rock 'N' Roller
Blackfoot
84. Mind Bender
Stillwater
85. Shake 'Em On Down
North Mississippi Allstars
86. Coming Home
Johnny Van Zant
87. Ain't Much Left of Me
Blackberry Smoke
88. Goddamn Lonely Love
Drive-By Truckers
89. Don't Misunderstand Me
Rossington Collins Band
90. Sweet Southern Wind
Holman Autry Band
91. Don't Know Where I'm Bound
Ghost Riders
92. Countryside Of Life
Wet Willie
93. Grey Ghost
Henry Paul Band
94. Warrior
The Bean Pickers Union
95. Two Wheels
Alligator Stew
96. Goin' Down South
North Mississippi Allstars
97. 6 Strings 9 Lives
Christopher Satterfield
98. Castle Rock
Barefoot Jerry
99. Gator Country
Molly Hatchet
100. Climb To Safety
Widespread Panic
10 More Worth Mentioning
101. Soulshine
Gov't Mule
102. Rock Bottom
The Dickey Betts Band
103. Hit The Nail On The Head
Amazing Rhythm Aces
104. Rise of The Rebel
Amberson-Baggett Band
105. Refried Funky Chicken
Dixie Dregs
106. Champagne Jam
Atlanta Rhythm Section
107. It Hurts To Want It So Bad
Sea Level
108. Mountain Songs
The Zak Mills Band
109. Searchin' For A Rainbow
Marshall Tucker Band
110. Come On
Southern Bitch

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Last Updated: 2017-03-27
Newly added names are in Red

Background:
The Southern Rock sound began in the deep south around 1969 blending guitar driven 'rock' with elements of blues, boogie, and to a lesser extent (heard in the vocals), country and soul. The Allman Brothers Band are credited with founding the style and were soon followed by artists like Marshall Tucker Band, Wet Willie, Grinderswitch, and Barefoot Jerry. By 1970 a greater 'hard-rock' sound evolved with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Molly Hatchet, The Outlaws, Blackfoot, and a greater 'pop' sound from Atlanta Rhythm Section, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, and the Amazing Rhythm Aces. The golden age of Southern Rock faded by the '80s, but a loyal following, offshoot bands, and a handfull of newer artists keep the style alive.