Lynyrd Skynyrd: Best-Ever Songs

By Dom Nozzi

The songs found on this list are the best-ever songs performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd.

According to Wikipedia, Lynyrd Skynyrd is an American rock band best known for popularizing the Southern hard rock genre during the 1970s. Originally formed in 1964 as the “Noble Five” in Jacksonville, Florida, the band rose to worldwide recognition on the basis of its driving live performances and signature tunes “Sweet Home Alabama,” and “Free Bird.” At the peak of their success, three members died in an airplane crash in 1977, putting an abrupt end to the band’s most popular incarnation.

Surviving members re-formed in 1987 for a reunion tour with lead singer Ronnie Van Zant’s younger brother Johnny as frontman. A version of the band continues to tour and record, with only Gary Rossington of its original members remaining as of 2012. Lynyrd Skynyrd was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 13, 2006

Criteria for this ranking:

• Groundbreaking

• Sing-able melody

• Memorable and catchy

• Superb singing, lyrics, guitar work

Best Songs

Gimme Three Steps

Free Bird

Sweet Home Alabama

Saturday Night Special

Call Me the Breeze

What’s Your Name

You Got that Right

That Smell

Don’t Ask Me No Questions

On the Hunt

I Know a Little

Tuesday’s Gone

Honky Tonk Night Time Man

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2 Responses to Lynyrd Skynyrd: Best-Ever Songs

  1. I had to reread the list 3 times just to make sure Tuesday’s gone is not on there. That is by far one of my favorite songs ever and by far a top 3 Lynyrd Skynyrd song. I agree with all the other ones.

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