Leonard Cohen: Best Songs Lists (Rollingstone, Stereogum, Paste, Uncut, etc..)

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A sad day. We have lost a brilliant poet & musician.

What better way than indulging in his great music ?

Here are some fine “best songs” lists from different magazines & websites.

Rollingstone Magazine

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

By Andy Greene
November 26, 2014

  1. Hallelujah
  2. Suzanne
  3. Famous Blue Raincoat
  4. Everybody Knows
  5. Bird on a Wire
  6. So Long, Marianne
  7. Dance Me to the End of Love
  8. Tower of Song
  9. Anthem
  10. I’m Your Man

Hallelujah (live at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008)

Leonard Cohen: 20 Essential Songs

By Richard Gehr
November 11, 2016

  • “Suzanne” (1967)
  • “Sisters of Mercy” (1967)
  • “Bird on the Wire” (1969)
  • “Famous Blue Raincoat” (1971)
  • “Is This What You Wanted” (1974)
  • “Chelsea Hotel #2” (1974)
  • “Lover Lover Lover” (1974)
  • “Who By Fire” (1974)
  • “Memories” (1977)
  • “The Guests” (1979)
  • “Hallelujah” (1984)
  • “First We Take Manhattan” (1988)
  • “I’m Your Man” (1988)
  • “Everybody Knows” (1988)
  • “The Future” (1992)
  • “Waiting for the Miracle” (1992)
  • “Anthem” (1992)
  • “A Thousand Kisses Deep” (2001)
  • “Going Home” (2012)
  • “You Want it Darker” (2016)

Suzanna – album version:

Paste Magazine

The 20 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

By Nate Logsdon
September 21, 2016

  1. Suzanne
  2. Hallelujah
  3. Master Song
  4. Dress Rehearsal Rag
  5. Stranger Song
  6. Diamonds in the Mine
  7. Chelsea Hotel #2
  8. Tower of Song
  9. Memories
  10. So Long, Marianne
  11. Love Calls You By Your Name
  12. Bird on a Wire
  13. First We Take Manhattan
  14. Anthem
  15. Famous Blue Raincoat
  16. Avalanche
  17. Story of Isaac
  18. Who By Fire
  19. I’m Your Man
  20. The Future

Master Song – album version:

Stereogum

The 10 Best Leonard Cohen Songs

James Jackson Toth
October 19, 2012

  1. “Avalanche” from Songs Of Love And Hate (1971)
  2. “Famous Blue Raincoat” from Songs Of Love And Hate (1971)
  3. “I’m Your Man” from I’m Your Man (1988)
  4. “So Long, Marianne” from Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
  5. “Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye” from Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
  6. “Who By Fire” from Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
  7. “Everybody Knows” from I’m Your Man (1988)
  8. “Bird On A Wire” from Songs From A Room 1969
  9. “Death Of A Ladies Man” from Death Of A Ladies Man (1977)
  10. “Tower Of Song” from I’m Your Man (1988)

Avalanche – album version:

The Guardian

Leonard Cohen: 10 of his best songs

Ben Hewitt
Wednesday 6 May 2015

  1. Suzanne
  2. So Long, Marianne
  3. Bird on the Wire
  4. Famous Blue Raincoat
  5. Dance Me to the End of Love
  6. Hallelujah
  7. I’m Your Man
  8. Tower of Song
  9. The Future
  10. Almost Like the Blues

So Long, Marianne – album version:

Uncut Magazine

Leonard Cohen’s 20 Best Songs

His greatest tracks, as chosen by Robert Plant, Mark Kozelek, Antony Hegarty, Judy Collins and Cohen’s bandmates and collaborators

Uncut April 3, 2015

  1. So Long, Marianne
  2. Bird On a Wire
  3. Suzanne
  4. First We Take Manhattan
  5. Sisters of Mercy
  6. Hallelujah
  7. Tower of Song
  8. Chelsea Hotel #2
  9. Anthem
  10. Famous Blue Raincoat
  11. Who by Fire
  12. I´m Your Man
  13. Dance Me to the End of Love
  14. Thousand Kisses Deep
  15. Don´t Go Home With Your Hard-on
  16. The Future
  17. If it Be Your Will
  18. Everybody Knows
  19. Seems So Long Ago, Nancy
  20. Come Healing

Bird on the Wire – album version:

First We Take Manhattan – album version:

Sisters of Mercy – album version:

Tower of Song (Live, Sunday Night 1989):

-Egil

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