Top 100 Dave Matthews Band Songs

This list of the top Dave Matthews Band songs is a result of the 2013 DMBnews.net Song Poll. We asked readers to vote for the top Dave Matthews Band songs in three categories: personal favorites, classics and best songs.

Here’s the criteria used for voting for the top Dave Matthews Band songs in each category:

  • Personal favorites: “Which songs do I like the best?”
  • Classics: “Which songs get the loudest reactions at concerts? Which songs will DMB most be remembered for?”
  • Best songs: “Which songs have the best lyrics, musicianship and emotion?”

On each ballot, the No. 1 song in each category received five points, down to one point for the No. 5 song. Then we tallied up the points and produced this overall list of the top Dave Matthews Band songs. Below, you can also find the results for the top Dave Matthews Band songs in each of the individual categories.

There were 551 voters in the poll.

Top Dave Matthews Band Songs

RankSongLast (2010)Change
1Ants Marching21
2#411-1
3Two Step30
4Crash Into Me84
5Crush4-1
6The Stone5-1
7Warehouse70
8Grey Street102
9Dancing Nancies6-3
10Bartender9-1
11The Best of What’s Around2110
12Jimi Thing142
13Tripping Billies12-1
14The Dreaming Tree206
15Don’t Drink the Water150
16Lie in Our Graves171
17Pig13-4
18Seek Up11-7
19Halloween15-4
20The Last Stop19-1
21What Would You Say243
22Say Goodbye18-4
23You Never Know230
24Granny273
25Everyday3510
26Satellite22-4
27Drunken SoldierNEW
28Typical Situation26-2
29Corn Bread312
30Big Eyed Fish300
30One Sweet World28-2
32I’ll Back You Up29-3
32Rapunzel25-7
34Shotgun4713
35JTR394
36The Idea of You426
36Stay or Leave415
38Grace is Gone446
38You and Me34-4
40Recently39-1
41Christmas Song454
42So Much to Say33-9
43Proudest Monkey5714
44Lover Lay Down5410
45Spoon483
46Break Free36-10
46Gravedigger6317
48Cry Freedom535
49The Song That Jane Likes501
50So Damn Lucky43-7
51Funny the Way It Is7423
52Belly Belly NiceNEW
53MercyNEW
54The Space Between584
55#4040-15
56American Baby8529
56Too Much593
58You Might Die Trying51-7
59Minarets52-7
60Captain8929
61Stay621
61Why I Am54-7
63Seven59-4
64Blue Water63-1
64Lying in the Hands of God38-26
66American Baby Intro748
67Shake Me Like a Monkey65-2
68Eh Hee9325
68If OnlyNEW
70Dreamgirl9323
70Raven777
72#3648-24
72Sister8412
72Snow OutsideNEW
75Joyride794
76Rhyme and Reason54-22
76What You Are46-30
78Busted Stuff74-4
79Drive In Drive Out59-20
80Crazy Easy73-7
81Where Are You Going821
82When the World Ends71-11
83Some Devil66-17
83Squirm907
85Blackjack850
86Broken ThingsNEW
86Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd959
86Sweet Up and Down58-28
89GauchoNEW
89So Right85-4
91Fool to Think85-6
92#27*34-58
93Digging a DitchDEBUT
94#34951
94Steady as We Go951
94Sugar Will77-17
97Hello Again79-18
97Pay for What You GetDEBUT
97Time Bomb83-14
100Good Good Time72-28

* An error in the design of the 2010 DMBnews.net Song Poll likely resulted in a significant number of unintended votes for “#27.” The error was fixed in the 2013 DMBnews.net Song Poll.

Top Dave Matthews Band Songs: Personal Favorites

1#41
2Two Step
3Crush
4Grey Street
5Pig
6Stone, The
7Lie in Our Graves
8Ants Marching
9The Best of What’s Around
10Seek Up
11Bartender
12The Dreaming Tree
13Warehouse
14You Never Know
15Dancing Nancies
16Say Goodbye
17Granny
18Halloween
18The Last Stop
20Don’t Drink the Water
21Crash Into Me
22Jimi Thing
23Tripping Billies
24Stay or Leave
25Shotgun
26Rapunzel
27The Idea of You
28Break Free
29JTR
30You and Me
31Corn Bread
31Drunken Soldier
33Big Eyed Fish
33One Sweet World
35So Damn Lucky
36Belly Belly Nice
37Everyday
38Proudest Monkey
39Grace is Gone
40You Might Die Trying
41Lover Lay Down
42American Baby Intro
42Captain
42I’ll Back You Up
45The Song That Jane Likes
46The Space Between
47Recently
48Mercy
48Seven
50Shake Me Like a Monkey
50Spoon
50Typical Situation
50What You Are
54If Only
54Sweet Up and Down
56#40
56Joyride
58When the World Ends
59Cry Freedom
60Dreamgirl
61Satellite
61Sister
63Eh Hee
63So Right
63Steady as We Go
66Busted Stuff
66Christmas Song
66Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd
69Blue Water
69Minarets
69Raven
69Snow Outside
69Stay
69Why I Am
75American Baby
76Drive In Drive Out
76Write a Song
78Crazy Easy
79Funny the Way It Is
80#36
80Broken Things
80Fool to Think
80Some Devil
80Sugar Will
85Gravedigger
85So Much to Say
85What Would You Say
88#27
89Help Myself
89Lying in the Hands of God
89Where Are You Going
92Angel
93Time Bomb
94Blackjack
94Digging a Ditch
94Oh
94Pay for What You Get
98If I Had It All
98Rhyme and Reason
98The Riff

Top Dave Matthews Band Songs: Classics

1Ants Marching
2Crash Into Me
3Two Step
4#41
5Tripping Billies
6Jimi Thing
7Warehouse
8Dancing Nancies
9Crush
10What Would You Say
11The Best of What’s Around
12Don’t Drink the Water
13Halloween
14Grey Street
15Satellite
16Bartender
17Everyday
18Lie in Our Graves
19Seek Up
20So Much to Say
21I’ll Back You Up
22Granny
22Recently
24The Last Stop
25The Song That Jane Likes
26Christmas Song
26Typical Situation
28The Stone
29Too Much
30Stay
31One Sweet World
32American Baby
32Rapunzel
34Corn Bread
34Proudest Monkey
34Say Goodbye
34The Space Between
38Gravedigger
38Minarets
40Pig
41Funny the Way It Is
41JTR
43Cry Freedom
44Blue Water
44The Dreaming Tree
46You and Me
47#36
47Where Are You Going
49#40
50Captain
51Lover Lay Down
52Big Eyed Fish
52Drive In Drive Out
52Rhyme and Reason
55Dreamgirl
56Let You Down
56You Might Die Trying
58Busted Stuff
58Shake Me Like a Monkey
60Crazy Easy
60Good Good Time
60Grace is Gone
60Old Dirt Hill
64Sister
64Spoon
64Why I Am
67Eh Hee
67I Did It
69So Damn Lucky
69Spotlight
71American Baby Intro
71Hello Again
71Help Myself
71If I Had It All
71Raven
71Sugar Will
77#27
77Beach Ball
77Belly Full
77Fool to Think
77Little Thing
77Shotgun
83Baby Blue
83Break Free
83Everybody Wake Up
83Kit Kat Jam
83Louisiana Bayou
83Mercy
83Stay or Leave
83What You Are
91Broken Things
91Digging a Ditch
91Gaucho
91Joyride
91Pantala Naga Pampa
91Rooftop
91Smooth Rider
91So Right
91Stand Up
91You Never Know

Best Dave Matthews Band Songs

1#41
2The Stone
3Ants Marching
4Two Step
5The Dreaming Tree
6Crush
7Bartender
8Warehouse
9Don’t Drink the Water
10Seek Up
11Grey Street
12The Best of What’s Around
13Crash Into Me
13Lie in Our Graves
15Dancing Nancies
16Pig
17Last Stop, The
18Jimi Thing
19Drunken Soldier
20Halloween
21Typical Situation
22Tripping Billies
23Say Goodbye
24You Never Know
25Big Eyed Fish
26Corn Bread
27One Sweet World
28Everyday
29Grace is Gone
30Spoon
31I’ll Back You Up
32Gravedigger
33The Idea of You
34Shotgun
35Granny
35Lying in the Hands of God
35Mercy
38Christmas Song
38Rapunzel
40Funny the Way It Is
41Cry Freedom
41What Would You Say
43Satellite
43Stay or Leave
45Lover Lay Down
46JTR
47Belly Belly Nice
47Why I Am
49So Damn Lucky
50#40
51Too Much
51You and Me
53Recently
53Seven
55Proudest Monkey
55Squirm
57Snow Outside
58Raven
59American Baby
59Break Free
61Eh Hee
61If Only
61Rhyme and Reason
64Blackjack
64So Much to Say
66Gaucho
67Minarets
68Some Devil
69Alligator Pie
69Blue Water
69You Might Die Trying
72The Space Between
73#34
73Joyride
73Sister
73The Song That Jane Likes
77American Baby Intro
78Crazy Easy
78Dreamgirl
78Shake Me Like a Monkey
81Busted Stuff
81Hello Again
83#36
83Broken Things
83Can’t Stop
83Captain
83Digging a Ditch
83Pay for What You Get
83What You Are
83When the World Ends
91Drive In Drive Out
91Loving Wings
91Time Bomb
94#27
94Louisiana Bayou
94Pantala Naga Pampa
94The Riff
94Stay
99Dodo
99Fool to Think
99Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd

2010 DMBnews.net Song Poll Results

These are the results of the first song poll, conducted in late 2010 and published in early 2011.

Top Dave Matthews Band Songs

1. #41
2. Ants Marching
3. Two Step
4. Crush
5. The Stone
6. Dancing Nancies
7. Warehouse
8. Crash Into Me
9. Bartender
10. Grey Street
11. Seek Up
12. Tripping Billies
13. Pig
14. Jimi Thing
15. (tie) Don’t Drink The Water, Halloween
17. Lie In Our Graves
18. Say Goodbye
19. The Last Stop
20. The Dreaming Tree
21. The Best Of What’s Around
22. Satellite
23. You Never Know
24. What Would You Say
25. Rapunzel
26. Typical Situation
27. Granny
28. One Sweet World
29. I’ll Back You Up
30. Big Eyed Fish
31. Corn Bread
32. Recently
33. So Much To Say
34. #27
35. Everyday
36. (tie) Break Free, You And Me
38. Lying In The Hands Of God
39. JTR
40. #40
41. Stay Or Leave
42. The Idea Of You
43. So Damn Lucky
44. Grace Is Gone
45. Christmas Song
46. What You Are
47. Shotgun
48. (tie) #36, Spoon
50. The Song That Jane Likes
51. You Might Die Trying
52. Minarets
53. Cry Freedom
54. (tie) Lover Lay Down, Rhyme And Reason, Why I Am
57. Proudest Monkey
58. The Space Between
59. (tie) Drive In Drive Out, Seven, Too Much
62. Stay
63. (tie) Blue Water, Gravedigger
65. Shake Me Like A Monkey
66. Some Devil
67. (tie) Oh, Sweet Up And Down
69. Loving Wings
70. Write A Song
71. When The World Ends
72. Good Good Time
73. Crazy Easy
74. (tie) American Baby Intro, Busted Stuff, Funny The Way It Is
77. (tie) Raven, Sugar Will
79. (tie) Can’t Stop, Hello Again, Joyride
82. Where Are You Going
83. Time Bomb
84. Sister
85. (tie) American Baby, Blackjack, Fool To Think, So Right
89. Captain
90. Squirm
91. (tie) Beach Ball, Little Thing
93. (tie) Dreamgirl, Eh Hee
95. (tie) #34, Baby Blue, Dive In, Steady As We Go, Stolen Away On 55th And 3rd
100. If I Had It All

Top Dave Matthews Band Songs: Personal Favorites

1. #41
2. Two Step
3. The Stone
4. Pig
5. Crush
6. Grey Street
7. Bartender
8. Warehouse
9. (tie) Ants Marching, Say Goodbye, Seek Up
12. Dancing Nancies
13. The Best of What’s Around
14. You Never Know
15. Lie In Our Graves
16. Halloween
17. The Dreaming Tree
18. Big Eyed Fish
19. Jimi Thing
20. The Last Stop
21. Don’t Drink the Water
22. (tie) Granny, The Idea of You
24. Rapunzel
25. Stay or Leave
26. Typical Situation
27. JTR
28. (tie) Break Free, One Sweet World, Shotgun, Tripping Billies
32. Corn Bread
33. Lying in the Hands of God
34. (tie) Grace Is Gone, You and Me
36. I’ll Back You Up
37. (tie) So Damn Lucky, What You Are
39. Recently
40. (tie) Crash Into Me, Proudest Monkey, Rhyme and Reason, Spoon, You Might Die Trying
45. Loving Wings
46. Crazy Easy
47. #40
48. (tie) Minarets, Seven
50. (tie) Joyride, Shake Me Like a Monkey
52. Drive In Drive Out
53. (tie) #27, Oh
55. (tie) Blue Water, Sugar Will, Write a Song
58. (tie) Good Good Time, Hello Again, Lover Lay Down, Raven, Satellite, So Right, Some Devil, Sweet Up and Down
66. (tie) Can’t Stop, The Space Between, What Would You Say, Why I Am
70. (tie) #36, American Baby Intro, Beach Ball, Busted Stuff, Captain, So Much to Say, Stay
77. (tie) Blackjack, Where Are You Going
79. (tie) Christmas Song, The Song That Jane Likes
81. (tie) Digging a Ditch, Funny the Way It Is, Sister, Up and Away, When the World Ends
86. (tie) Baby Blue, Dreamgirl, If I Had It All
89. (tie) Everyday, Little Thing, Water Into Wine
92. (tie) Eh Hee, Gravedigger, Hunger for the Great Light, Sleep to Dream Her, Squirm, Time Bomb, Too Much
99. (tie) American Baby, Help Myself, Out of My Hands, Steady as We Go, Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd

Top Dave Matthews Band Songs: Classics

Note: Not enough songs received votes in this category to do a top 100.

1. Ants Marching
2. #41
3. Two Step
4. Crash Into Me
5. Dancing Nancies
6. Tripping Billies
7. Crush
8. Warehouse
9. Jimi Thing
10. What Would You Say
11. Don’t Drink the Water
12. Satellite
13. (tie) Grey Street, Halloween
15. Seek Up
16. So Much to Say
17. Bartender
18. Lie In Our Graves
19. The Last Stop
20. The Best of What’s Around
21. Everyday
22. (tie) Recently, Typical Situation
24. I’ll Back You Up
25. The Song That Jane Likes
26. Too Much
27. Granny
28. #27
29. Rapunzel
30. Christmas Song
31. The Stone
32. #36
33. One Sweet World
34. (tie) #40, The Space Between
36. Stay
37. (tie) Say Goodbye, The Dreaming Tree
39. (tie) Big Eyed Fish, Busted Stuff, Corn Bread
42. Minarets
43. Blue Water
44. What You Are
45. (tie) Pig, Rhyme and Reason, When the World Ends
48. (tie) Fool to Think, Time Bomb, Where Are You Going
51. (tie) #34, Break Free
53. (tie) Cry Freedom, Drive In Drive Out, Little Thing, Lover Lay Down, So Damn Lucky, Why I Am, You Never Know
60. (tie) American Baby, Grace is Gone, Louisiana Bayou, Old Dirt Hill, Sister, Spaceman, Stay or Leave, You and Me
68. (tie) Dreamgirl, Dreams of Our Fathers, Everybody Wake Up, Good Good Time, Gravedigger, Hunger for the Great Light, JTR, Raven, Shotgun
77. (tie) American Baby Intro, Crazy Easy, Shake Me Like a Monkey, Some Devil, Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd, Sweet Up and Down, You Might Die Trying
84. (tie) Digging a Ditch, Hello Again, Lying in the Hands of God, Seven, Spoon, The Idea of You, Write a Song

Best Dave Matthews Band Songs

1. #41
2. The Stone
3. Two Step
4. Crush
5. Bartender
6. Ants Marching
7. Seek Up
8. Warehouse
9. Grey Street
10. The Last Stop
11. The Dreaming Tree
12. (tie) Dancing Nancies, Lie In Our Graves
14. Halloween
15. Say Goodbye
16. Pig
17. Don’t Drink the Water
18. Jimi Thing
19. You Never Know
20. (tie) The Best of What’s Around, Tripping Billies
22. One Sweet World
23. Rapunzel
24. Crash Into Me
25. Typical Situation
26. Cry Freedom
27. Corn Bread
28. I’ll Back You Up
29. Lying in the Hands of God
30. (tie) Granny, Gravedigger, You and Me
33. Satellite
34. #27
35. Why I Am
36. Lover Lay Down
37. Break Free
38. (tie) Big Eyed Fish, Christmas Song, Everyday, So Damn Lucky, Spoon
43. (tie) #36, You Might Die Trying
45. (tie) #40, Drive In Drive Out, Grace is Gone, Seven
49. (tie) Funny the Way It Is, JTR, Some Devil
52. (tie) Oh, Proudest Monkey, Recently, Sweet Up and Down
56. (tie) Minarets, Shake Me Like a Monkey, What You Are, Write a Song
60. (tie) Stay, The Space Between
62. (tie) American Baby Intro, Blue Water, Stay or Leave, When the World Ends
66. (tie) Can’t Stop, Shotgun, Squirm
69. (tie) American Baby, Dive In, Good Good Time
72. (tie) Eh Hee, Rhyme and Reason, Sugar Will
75. (tie) Blackjack, Fool to Think, Hello Again, Steady as We Go, The Song That Jane Likes, Time Bomb
81. (tie) Raven, Sister
83. (tie) Alligator Pie, Captain, Loving Wings, Save Me, Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd
88. (tie) Baby Blue, Dodo, Everybody Wake Up, Out of My Hands, The Idea of You, Too Much
94. (tie) #34, Beach Ball, Butterfly, Dreamgirl, If I Had It All, Joyride, Little Thing, Louisiana Bayou, Pantala Naga Pampa, So Right, What Would You Say, Where Are You Going

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