Hey guys! As you know I’m a pretty huge Counting Crows fan, and I was talking to my dad about his favorite song by them, and we bother were left saying “it’s pretty hard to pick favorites from them.” So I thought I’d take time to draft out my favorites by them. It was something that interested me and I hope you guys enjoy it!
10. A LONG DECEMBER (1996) https://youtu.be/YgpCXld3eDI
Now this is what I call a great song. Heartfelt lyrics and passion with a guitar solo in the middle. This one is the leading track of “Recovering The Satellites”, interestingly enough this is one of their biggest hits and made a lot of money, but is also one of their lowest reviewed albums.
9. HAGINAROUND (1999)https://youtu.be/aT5abkapzdE
Haginaround is one of my favorite guitar riffs, it’s a great fun song and even grumpy old David Letterman likes it. One of their most underrated songs for sure!
8. ANNA BEGINS (1993)https://youtu.be/_Q3vMGeX9SI
This song is so beautiful. Brings back pictures and memories in my mind, and I absolutely love it. Adam is such a great songwriter, especially because he can bring pictures of memories in my mind without even knowing me.
7. SULLIVAN STREET (1993)https://youtu.be/DyruYJnOFZc
One of the most mellow and swaying chapters of their first album “August And Everything After”. The song is amazing and reminds me of the old street I use to live on. I love listening to this song because it brings me home. I hope it does the same for you.
6. OMAHA (1993)https://youtu.be/JZkdY7l0g4U
This jam is great! One of their few accordion tunes, and it really puts you in heaven. A tune about a place in the middle of America, and how heart matters more.
5. MRS. POTTERS LULLABY (1999)https://youtu.be/qASRssHsFCY
This song I just recently discovered is 8 minutes long, but it’s so great I thought it was only 3. They sure know how to keep people’s attention, this is one of the crows greatest songs, and I suggest you listen to it.
4. A MURDER OF ONE (1993)https://youtu.be/tlcmGY_EYZI
This is may be the crows hardest song, and it proves that their more than passionate heartland rock. The song about a girlfriend Adam Duritz wanted to marry…I think. Not sure, but it’s a great song of a great album!
3. SCARECROW (2014)https://youtu.be/NCASrfiRql0
Off their latest album “Somewhere Under Wonderland”, the song moves me every time. It’s got about a trillion words in it, and it’s beautiful and thought out.
2. RAIN KING (1993)https://youtu.be/YAscRnbu-Do
Fun, exicting, & heartwarming song all at once. They beat the heck out of it on the radio, but to me it’s not an “old” song at all, and I enjoy it a lot.
1. MR. JONES (1993)https://youtu.be/RWN1Y7t-6gQ
This song NEVER gets old. And because of that it holds its place at #1. Back at it again with bringing memories back! Love you Counting Crows!
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