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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*.

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Last Updated: 2017-03-27
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  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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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.

*NOTE: These are 'Southern Rock songs' by 'Southern Rock artists'. Not the occasional
'Southern Rock' sounding song by otherwise mainstream Rock, Pop, Blues, or Country artists.







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