Favorite Neil Young Songs

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By: jseven    
05-Feb-2011

Introduction:Neil Young is one of my all-time favorite 70s musician/singers. He is an old-soul prodigy and will go down in time as the man with a unique tenor voice and meaningful, deep song lyrics. I love to hear him play his acoustic guitar and sing the songs that I knew as a teenager and have listened to for 40 years. His harmonica adds to the excellent flavor of music ever produced in my era.

  • 01

    Heart of Gold

    A classic Neil Young song with fantastic acoustic guitar playing and fine singing. Heart of Gold is rich with sound and has the awesome harmonica tunes played by Neil that really makes it complete.

  • 02

    The Needle and the Damage Done

    This Neil Young song has impacted me deeply as I relate to the whole song from beginning to end. It's meaningful, true, deep and and rocks. Having lived through the Vietnam era and watching many of my friends die from the damage done by the needle just brands this song in my heart. Words cannot express what this music can and I listen to it, often.

  • 03

    Old Man

    This song is a beautiful ballad and Neil sings it well. The acoustic is mellow and Neil crescendos on the lyrics to bring a point home about the old man and his life. I love how the song makes you think and listen.

  • 04

    Oh Lonesome Me

    Neil does a great remake of this old-time country song with his unique, tenor voice. The introduction is full of rich harmonica leading into the heart-felt "lonesome me" tune. Awesome song!

  • 05

    Don't Let It Bring You Down

    Another heart-felt song with a great acoustic sound and passionate lyrics about things in life that can bring you down. Awesome harmonica and as always, Neil Young brings it home.




Final Thoughts

There are really too many Neil Young songs to narrow down to five, but these are all-time hits. I also love "Cinnamon Girl", "My My Hey Hey" and "Only Love Can Break Your Heart."


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  • duckletshut 3/20/2011 Flag This Comment

    Great List ! I like Old Man, and others I like would be Harvest Moon and Keep on Rocking in the Free World..

  • Amylaine 2/9/2011 Flag This Comment

    I always like Neil Young's song "Old Man" and "Dead Man."

  • BigD 2/7/2011 Flag This Comment

    "The Needle and the Damage Done"! Yes!

  • GeorgeSommers 2/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    "Heart of Gold" is one of my favorite karaoke songs to do - did you know he's backed up by Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor on that one?

  • jseven 2/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    True, too many to list! I did listen to those last night, Traqqer. He is in a league of his own, for sure.

  • Traqqer 2/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    Brings back a lot of memories, and so many songs to choose from. In addition to the ones you've listed, I also like "Coming to America" (not sure is that's the exact title). Also, I like "heartlight."

  • clewand550 2/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    Gotta love Neil Young. Excellent list.

  • AReynolds 2/6/2011 Flag This Comment

    Needs more than 5 for this list! Neil Young has a niche of his own. Just listened to "Dead Man" about 10 times. Love the music!

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