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Fans' Pick of Favorites


Each year a poll of the fans is conducted. In the past it was conducted on various discussion groups. This year for the first time it has been conducted on steveearle.net. To view results from each year click that year.

1996  1997  1998  1999  2003  2004 

1998

These are the results of the survey of the Steve Earle e-mail list members
completed 25 May 1998 and compiled by Kevin Hawkey (khawkey@lawtonok.net)

 
rank song or album of all
votes rec'd
rank
lastyear
The Top 30 Steve Earle Songs
1 Copperhead Road 62%
2
2 Guitar Town 58% 1
3 Goodbye 53% 5 (tie)
4 The Other Kind 51% 3
5 Someday 50% 7
6 Feel Alright 49% 5 (tie)
7 Billy Austin 48% 12
8 I Ain't Ever Satisfied 47% 10
9 Ft. Worth Blues 46% ---
10 Devil's Right Hand 44% 14
11 My Old Friend The Blues 11% 4
12 Hard-Core Troubador 35% 14
13 Ellis Unit One 34% 8
14 Taneytown 33% ---
15 N.Y.C. 32% ---
16 Johnny Come Lately 31% 9
17 Valentine's Day 30% 19
18 Tom Amesí Prayer 28% 11
19 Ben McCulloch 26% 17
20 Nowhere Road 25% 18
21 More Than I Can Do 24 20
22 (tie) Somewhere Out There 23% ---
22 (tie) The Rain Came Down 23% 16
22 (tie) You're Still Standing There 23 25
25 Fearless Heart 22% 13
26 Christmas In Washington 20% ---
27 Here I Am 20% ---
28 Even When Iím Blue 16% 26
29 Little Rock 'N' Roller 15% ---
30 (tie) The Unrepentant 15% ---
30 (tie) Billy And Bonnie 15% ---
30 (tie) Have Mercy 15% 21
The songs that were in the Top 30 last year and dropped out are:
    Sometimes She Forgets
    South Nashville Blues
    Angry Young Man
    Goodbye's All We've Got Left
    Hometown Blues
    CCKMP
    Justice in Ontario
    Mercenary Song
    Nothing But A Child
 
The Top 10 Favorite Albums
1 El Corazón 23% ---
2 I Feel Alright 20% 1
3 Train A Comin' 14% 2
4 Guitar Town 14% 5
5 Copperhead Road 11% 3
6 Exit 0 7% 4
7 The Hard Way 7% 6
8 Shut Up and Die Like an Aviator 3% 7
9 BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert 1% 9
10 Essential Steve Earle 1% ---
 
Favorite Cover Songs
1 Dead Flowers
(Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
42% 1
2 Tecumseh Valley
(Townes Van Zandt)
33% 2
3 Johnny Too Bad
(The Slickers)
19% 5
4 I'm Looking Through You
(John Lennon, Paul McCartney)
16% 7
5 State Trooper
(Bruce Springsteen)
14% 3
6 Rivers Of Babylon
(B. Crowe, J. McNaughton, G. Reyam, F. Farian)
13% 6
7 Six Days On The Road
(Earl Green, Carl Montgomery)
12% 4
8 Sweet Virginia
(Mick Jagger, Keith Richards)
11% ---
9 Before They Make Me Run
(Keith Richards, Michael Philip Jagger)
10% 10
10 Windfall
(Jay Farrar)
9% ---
 
Favorite Songs Covered
1 Goodbye
Emmylou Harris
46%
2 Someday
Shawn Colvin
17%
3 Angel Is The Devil
SuperSuckers
14%
4 Guitar Town
Emmylou Harris
10%
5 (tie) Devil's Right Hand
Waylon Jennings
9%
5 (tie) Goodbye
Pretenders
9%
5 (tie) Nowhere Road
Willie Nelson & Waylon Jennings
9%
8 Tom Amesí Prayer
Robert Earl Keen
8%
9 My Old Friend The Blues
The Proclaimers
7%
10 Devil's Right Hand
Highwaymen
5%
11 (tie) Devil's Right Hand
Webb Wilder
4%
11 (tie) Love's To Blame
Mary Cutrufello
4%
11 (tie) Nothing But A Child
Kathy Mattea
4%
14 (tie) Devil's Right Hand
Low Budget Blues Band
3%
14 (tie) Down On My Luck
Bill Lyerly 
(469K, 60sec - WAV file)
3%
14 (tie) If You Need A Fool
Del McCoury
3%

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