My Top Ten Neil Young Songs

Neil Young is said to have started his musical career back in the mid-sixties playing in coffee shops in Canada where he was born. Still today, he is a very respected musician. He was inducted into the Music Hall of Fame in 1995 and is acclaimed to be one of the best performers/songwriters in Rock and Roll.

I have been in love with Neil Young’s music for as long as I can remember. I was introduced to Neil Young’s music at a very young age. As I have gotten older my appreciation for his music has only grown. In my opinion here are his top ten best songs ever that you can download from gudang lagu for free.

Hey Hey, My My-

Is said to be one of Young’s most popular songs. This song was released in 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps. Young also recorded an acoustic rendition called My My, Hey Hey. Kurt Cobain is even said to have quoted this song in his suicide note. I prefer the acoustic version but they are both very good and powerful.

The needle and the damage done –

A mellow song that talks about drug use and the damage it can do to a person. This song first appeared on the Harvest album, which came out in 1977. This song was inspired by many musicians and entertainers who were dying around that time due to heroin overdoses.

Old man-

This song has a lot of personal meaning for me. In my teenage days, I had many problems with drinking and all that goes with that. My father, who is bipolar, has many of those problems as well. The darker side of me is a lot like my father. That is why this song holds so much meaning for me. My dad and I are very close and we fight many of the same demons.

Cortez the Killer-

Neil Young’s is said to have written this song in high school. The song retells the story of how Herman Cortes conquered Mexico for Spain in the 1500s. The song is incredibly long, seven and half minutes with first verse starting more than 3 minutes in. The guitar solos are beautiful and the words powerful. This is my favorite Neil Young song.

Cinnamon Girl Cowgirl in the sand –

both of these songs were supposedly written on the same day while Neil Young was sick in bed with a fever of 103. It is also said that he wrote Down by the River this same day. I, of course, have no idea if this is true but it is good storytelling. All three of these songs are similar and each features lengthy guitar solos by the man himself. These songs were released on the album Everybody knows this is nowhere in 1969.

Only love can break your heart- was included on the After the Gold Rush album. This song features a mellow tune and talks about love.

Comes a time – was released in 1978 on the Comes a Time album. A very mellow folk sounding song that was present in my childhood.

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