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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.

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2003

These are the results of the survey of the Steve Earle e-mail list members 25 April 2003 and compiled by Nina Melechen (melechen@earthlink.net).
Points were tallied by rank, if given; if not, points were assigned equally.  Poll participants were asked to choose their 10 favorite songs, 5 favorite albums, and 5 favorite everything else.


rank song or album points 1st place
votes
total
votes
The Top 57 Steve Earle Songs
1
My Old Friend The Blues
106
5
16
2
Guitar Town 105½ 3 16
3
Goodbye 92 4 14
4
The Other Kind 84½ 0 13
5 Ft. Worth Blues 77 2 12
6
Copperhead Road
71
2
11
7
Tom Ames' Prayer 61½ 0 11
8
Someday 59 1 8
9
The Devil's Right Hand 50 0 9
10 I Ain't Ever Satisfied 47½ 0 9
11
More Than I Can Do
47
0
7
12 (tie)
Jerusalem 44½ 1 7
12 (tie)
Amerika v.6.0 (The Best We Can Do) 44½ 0 6
14
Johnny Come Lately 41½ 2 7
15 (tie) Dixieland 41 0 6
15 (tie)
Fearless Heart
41
1
10
17
You're Still Standing There 40½ 1 7
18
Ellis Unit One 40 1 8
19 (tie)
Billy Austin 39½ 0 7
19 (tie) Taneytown 39½ 0 6
21 Hardcore Troubador 36½ 0 6
22
The Rain Came Down 35½ 1 7
23 (tie)
Ashes To Ashes 35 0 6
23 (tie)
Feel Alright 35 0 6
25 (tie) Ben McCulloch 30½ 0 8
25 (tie)
Galway Girl
30½
0
5
27 (tie)
Valentine's Day 27 0 4
27 (tie)
Somewhere Out There 27 1 5
29
Harlan Man 24½ 1 4
30 Texas Eagle 23½ 0 4
31
Telehpne Road
23
0
4
32 (tied)
Back To The Wall
22
2
3
32 (tied)
Here I Am
22
1
4
34
N.Y.C.
19½
0
3
35 (tied)
Steve's Last Ramble
19
0
5
35 (tied)
Angry Young Man
19
0
4
35 (tied)
Even When I'm Blue
19
0
4
35 (tied)
Me And The Eagle
19
0
4
35 (tied)
If You Fall
19
0
3
40 (tied)
Transcendental Blues
18
0
5
40 (tied)
Snake Oil
18
0
4
40 (tied)
Promise You Anything
18
0
3
43
Nowhere Road
17½
0
3
44 (tied)
It's All Up To You
17
1
2
44 (tied)
Sometimes She Forgets
17
0
2
46
Mystery Train Part II
16½
0
3
47
Christmas In Washington
16
0
3
48 (tied)
Pilgrim
15½
0
5
48 (tied)
Nothing But A Child
15½
1
2
50 (tied)
All Of My Life
15
0
3
50 (tied)
I Don't Want To Lose You Yet
15
0
3
52
Close Your Eyes
14½
1
2
53 (tied)
Over Yonder
14
0
3
53 (tied)
I Can Wait
14
1
2
55
Carrie Brown
13½
0
4
56 (tied)
Have Mercy
11
0
3
56 (tied)
Poor Boy
11
0
2
TOP 11 STEVE EARLE ALBUMS
1
Train A Comin'
98½
6
28
2
I Feel Alright
83½
5
28
3
El Corazón
81
6
28
4
Guitar Town
71
5
21
5
Transcendental Blues
66½
4
22
6
The Hard Way
55
4
20
7
Jerusalem
50
2
18
8
The Mountain
45½
2
16
9
Copperhead Road
36
2
12
10
Exit 0
25
1
8
11
Shut Up And Die Like an Aviator
10
1
4
TOP 12 (LIVE) BOOTLEGS
1
17 Jan 1996
Great American Hall, San Francisco, CA
"Live Train"
24
2
6
2
1982
Hickory
13
1
3
3 (tied)
17 Jan 2003
La Zona Rosa
Austin, TX
12
1
4
3 (tied)
11 May 1999
w/ Del McCoury Band
Kulturbogest, Stockholm, Sweden
12
0
4
5 (tied)
16 Nov 1997
Bern, Switzerland
"Heavy Metal Bluegrass"
9
1
2
5 (tied)
17 Dec 1988
Atlanta, GA
"The Road And The Sky"
 9
1
2
7 (tied)
25 Jan 1997
Copenhagen, Denmark
7
0
3
7 (tied)
17 Mar 1999
w/ Del McCoury Band
Birchmere
"It's All About Paddy's Day"
7
0
2
7 (tied)
March 1996
Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, PA
I Feel Alright Tour
7
1
3
10 (tied)
9 April 1999
San Antonio, TX
"Trinity"
6
1
2
10 (tied)
6 Feb 1988
Tradewinds, NJ
6
0
2
10 (tied)
24 Nov 1997
Leeds, England
"Don't Try This At Home"
6
0
2
TOP 27 COVERS BY STEVE EARLE
1
Dead Flowers
63
6
20
2
Tecumseh Valley
49½
6
14
3
I'm Looking through You
41
4
11
4
Willin'
 35½
2
12 
5
White Freightliner Blues
 28
0
6
State Trooper
 26
1
10 
7
Breed
 21
0
7
8 (tied)
When Will Wie Be Married
 20
2
6
8 (tied)
Before They Make Me Run
 20
1
6
10
Windfall
 18
1
5
11
Johnny Too Bad
 17
1
5
12
Don't Take Your Guns To Town
 15
0
5
13 (tied)
Six Days On The Road
 14
0
6
13 (tied)
She's About A Mover
 14
0
4
13 (tied)
Sin City
 14
2
3
16
Time Has Come Today
 13½
0
7
17
Rivers of Babylon
 12½
0
5
18
My Uncle
 12
1
3
19
Nebraska
 11½
0
4
20
My Back Pages
 10
1
3
21
Tom Dooley
 9
1
2
22
High Fashion Queen
 8
0
3
23
Sweet Virginia
7
0
4
24
Little Sister
0
2
25 (tied)
Get Together
6
0
2
25 (tied)
Hardin Wouldn't Run
6
0
2
25 (tied)
What'll You Do About Me
6
0
2
TOP 15 COVERS OF STEVE EARLE SONGS
1
Ft. Worth Blues Guy Clark
43
4
12
2
Goodbye Emmylou Harris
41
5
11
3
The Devil's Right Hand Waylon Jennings
23
2
7
4
Sometimes She Forgets Travis Tritt
19
1
6
5
Promise You Anything Stacey Earle
16
0
5
6
Goodbye The Pretenders
15
2
4
7
Tom Ames' Prayer Robert Earl Keen
12
1
3
8 (tie)
Angel Is The Devil Bap Kennedy
11
1
3
8 (tie)
My Old Friend the Blues The Proclaimers
11
1
3
10 (tie)
Guitar Town Emmylou Harris
10
0
5
10 (tie)
I'm Not Getting Any Better At Goodbyes Buddy Miller
10
0
3
12
You're Still Standing There Lucy Kaplansy
9
1
2
13
Somewhere Out There Lucy Kaplansy
8
0
3
14 (tie)
Nowhere Road The Outlaws
6
0
3
14 (tie)
Someday Shawn Colvin
6
0
2
STEVE EARLE'S TOP 18 DUETS
1
You're Still Standin' There  (w/ Lucinda Williams)
64
5
17
2
When You Fall (w/ Stacey Earle)
54
2
18
3
Poison Lovers  (w/ Siobhan Kennedy)
46
2
13
4
Nothin' Without You  (w/ Emmylou Harris)
38
2
11
5
I Remember You  (w/ Emmylou Harris)
31
1
10
6
I'm Still in Love with You  (w/ Iris DeMent)
27
1
9
7
Time Has Come Today  (w/ Sheryl Crow)
26
1
11
8
Promise You Anything  (w/ Stacey Earle)
24
0
7
9
High Fashion Queen  (w/ Chris Hillman)
23
2
7
10
Nothing But A Child  (w/ Maria McKee)
14
0
5
11
Pilgrim  (w/ Emmylou Harris)
13
2
3
12
Conspiracy Theory  (w/ Siobhan Maher-Kennedy)
10
1
3
13 (tied)
Taneytowbn  (w/ Emmylou Harris)
8
1
3
13 (tied)
Crying, Waiting, Hoping  (w/ Marty Stuart)
8
1
2
13 (tied)
Dirty Old Town  (w/ Bap Kennedy)
8
1
2
13 (tied)
Losers Weep  (w/ Stacey Earle)
8
1
2
17 (tied)
Candyman  (w/ Justin Earle)
7
0
3
17 (tied)
Honey Don't  (w/ Joe Walsh)
7
0
2

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