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100 Greatest Singer-Songwriters

From folk & country to pop & soul, these 100 great solo artists exemplify the craft of songwriting.

96 songs (6 hours and 23 minutes) curated by Amazon's Music Experts
1
Heart of Gold
Neil Young - Harvest
3:07
2
Jealous Guy (Remastered 2010) [feat. The Plastic Ono Band & The Flux Fiddlers]
John Lennon feat. The Plastic Ono Band & The Flux Fiddlers - Imagine
4:17
3
Crying
Roy Orbison - The Very Best Of Roy Orbison
2:50
4
Wuthering Heights
Kate Bush - The Kick Inside
4:29
5
Wild Is The Wind (1999 Remastered Version)
David Bowie - Station To Station
6:00
6
The River
Bruce Springsteen - The River
5:01
7
Angeles
Various artists - Heute bin ich Blond (Original Soundtrack)
2:56
8
River Man
Nick Drake - Five Leaves Left
4:18
9
Sweet Thing
Van Morrison - Astral Weeks
4:25
10
Jolene
Dolly Parton - Dolly
2:41
11
Perfect Day
Lou Reed - Transformer
3:45
12
May You Never
John Martyn - Solid Air (Remastered)
3:40
13
Me and Bobby McGee
Janis Joplin - Pearl
4:29
14
Sugar Man (From Cold Fact)
Rodriguez - Light In the Attic Label Sampler
3:49
15
Wicked Game (Remastered)
Chris Isaak - Best Of Chris Isaak
4:46
16
Cornflake Girl (Reworked Greatist Hits Version)
Tori Amos - A Tori Amos Collection: Tales Of A Librarian [Explicit]
5:04
17
Constant Craving
K. D. Lang - Ingénue (25th Anniversary Edition)
4:41
18
Laura
Bat For Lashes - The Haunted Man
4:27
19
Into My Arms
Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Best of...
4:14
20
The Last Living Rose [Explicit]
PJ Harvey - Let England Shake
2:21
21
All In Love Is Fair
Stevie Wonder - Innervisions (Reissue)
3:41
22
Your Cheatin' Heart
Loretta Lynn - I Like 'Em Country
2:42
23
American Pie
Don McLean - American Pie
8:36
24
Take Me Home, Country Roads
John Denver - The Ultimate Collection
3:13
25
Piano Man
Billy Joel - Piano Man (Legacy Edition)
5:39
26
Cherry Cherry
Neil Diamond - The Bang Years 1966-1968 (The 23 Original Mono Recordings)
2:43
27
Alison
Elvis Costello - My Aim Is True
3:24
28
Night People (Remastered)
Allen Toussaint - The Complete Warner Bros. Recordings
4:20
29
Hold On (Remastered)
Tom Waits - Mule Variations (Remastered)
5:33
30
Lover, You Should've Come Over
Jeff Buckley - Grace (Legacy Edition)
6:43
31
Everyday
Buddy Holly - Everyday
2:11
32
Without You
Harry Nilsson - Without You: The Best Of Harry Nilsson
3:22
33
You're so Vain
Carly Simon - The Best Of Carly Simon
4:18
34
Wild World
Cat Stevens - Tea for the Tillerman (Deluxe)
3:20
35
Still Crazy After All These Years
Paul Simon - The Essential Paul Simon
3:25
36
Breakdown
Tom Petty - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
2:43
37
Come Pick Me Up [Explicit]
Ryan Adams - Heartbreaker
5:18
38
The Golden Age
Beck - Sea Change
4:34
39
Fast Car
Tracy Chapman - Tracy Chapman
4:56
40
Human Behaviour
Björk - Human Behaviour
4:14
41
Vibrate (Album Version)
Rufus Wainwright - Want One (UK Only Version)
2:43
42
GMF [Explicit]
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
5:14
43
Because the Night
Patti Smith Group - Easter
3:24
44
Skinny Love
Bon Iver - For Emma, Forever Ago
3:58
45
Cannonball
Damien Rice - O
5:10
46
The A Team
Ed Sheeran - + (Bonus Tracks)
4:18
47
Lightning Bolt
Jake Bugg - Jake Bugg
2:24
48
Home Again (From "Queen of Katwe"/Soundtrack Version)
Michael Kiwanuka - Home Again
3:29
49
The History of a Cheating Heart
Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots
4:00
50
Budapest
George Ezra - Wanted on Voyage (Deluxe) [Explicit]
3:20
51
Luka
Suzanne Vega - Solitude Standing
3:50
52
Sailing
Rod Stewart - Atlantic Crossing
4:37
53
You've Got a Friend
James Taylor - Mud Slide Slim And The Blue Horizon
4:28
54
Let's Stay Together
Al Green - Let's Stay Together
3:19
55
Ain't No Sunshine
Bill Withers - Just As I Am
2:05
56
These Days
Jackson Browne - The Very Best Of Jackson Browne
4:44
57
Crazy
Patsy Cline - Crazy - The Collection
2:44
58
Grand Coulee Dam
Woody Guthrie - Down and Out - the Best of Woody Guthrie
2:13
59
You've Got a Friend in Me
Randy Newman - Toy Story Original Soundtrack (English Version)
2:04
60
Hey, Good Lookin'
Hank Williams - The Absolutely Essential Collection
2:53
61
Hope There's Someone
Antony And The Johnsons - I Am A Bird Now
4:21
62
The Tears Of A Clown (Single Version)
Smokey Robinson - The Ultimate Collection: Smokey Robinson & The Miracles
3:04
63
Cat's in the Cradle
Harry Chapin - Verities & Balderdash
3:42
64
Paradise
John Prine - John Prine
3:15
65
Better Together
Jack Johnson - In Between Dreams
3:27
66
Come Away With Me
Norah Jones - Come Away With Me
3:18
67
Song To the Siren
Tim Buckley - The Dream Belongs To Me
3:29
68
Baby's Arms
Kurt Vile - Smoke Ring For My Halo (Amazon Exclusive Version)
3:56
69
You Are The Best Thing
Ray LaMontagne - The Best Love... Ever ! Vol. 2
3:54
70
Eliza
Anna Calvi - One Breath
3:38
71
Cruel
St. Vincent - Strange Mercy
3:35
72
The Opposite of Hallelujah
Jens Lekman - Night Falls Over Kortedala
4:21
73
Let Her Go
Passenger - All the Little Lights (Deluxe Version) [Explicit]
4:12
74
Edge of Seventeen
Stevie Nicks - Crystal Visions...The Very Best Of Stevie Nicks (Standard Version)
5:29
75
Ghosts
Laura Marling - Alas I Cannot Swim [Explicit]
3:00
76
L'anamour
Serge Gainsbourg - Les 100 plus belles chansons
2:17
77
Give Me a Smile
Sibylle Baier - Colour Green
1:54
78
Amsterdam (Live Olympia 1964)
Jacques Brel - Amsterdam
3:29
79
Maybe I’m Amazed (Remastered 2011)
Paul McCartney - McCartney (Special Edition)
3:49
80
If You Could Read My Mind
Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
3:48
81
If It Makes You Happy
Sheryl Crow - Sheryl Crow
5:23
82
Who Will Save Your Soul
Jewel - Greatest Hits
3:59
83
First Day Of My Life
Bright Eyes - I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning
3:08
84
If I Had the World to Give
Bonnie "Prince" Billy - Day of the Dead
2:37
85
True Love Will Find You In The End (1990)
Daniel Johnston - Welcome To My World
1:47
86
To Be Alone With You
Sufjan Stevens - Seven Swans
2:48
87
Far Away
Various artists - Red Dead Redemption Original Soundtrack
4:39
88
Oats In The Water
Ben Howard - The Burgh Island EP
4:59
89
Mushaboom (Album)
Feist - Let It Die
3:44
90
Jessica
Adam Green - Friends of Mine [Explicit]
2:37
91
Serpents
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp
3:02
92
I Misunderstood
Richard Thompson - Rumor And Sigh
4:05
93
Wonderful Life
Black - Wonderful Life
4:50
94
Shape Of My Heart
Sting - Ten Summoner's Tales
4:39
95
Between the Wars
Billy Bragg - Billy Bragg, Vol. 1
2:30
96
All Apologies
Nirvana - MTV Unplugged In New York
4:23