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.

Almost all of the songs appear on studio and/or live albums available from the Dave Matthews Band Official Store. 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 this year’s poll. For more analysis of the top Dave Matthews Band songs, check out our list of the top DMB songs ranked by album.

Top 100 | Personal favorites | Classics | Best songs | 2010 results
Top Dave Matthews Band songs
Song Last Change
1 Ants Marching 2 1
2 #41 1 -1
3 Two Step 3 0
4 Crash Into Me 8 4
5 Crush 4 -1
6 The Stone 5 -1
7 Warehouse 7 0
8 Grey Street 10 2
9 Dancing Nancies 6 -3
10 Bartender 9 -1
11 The Best of What’s Around 21 10
12 Jimi Thing 14 2
13 Tripping Billies 12 -1
14 The Dreaming Tree 20 6
15 Don’t Drink the Water 15 0
16 Lie in Our Graves 17 1
17 Pig 13 -4
18 Seek Up 11 -7
19 Halloween 15 -4
20 The Last Stop 19 -1
21 What Would You Say 24 3
22 Say Goodbye 18 -4
23 You Never Know 23 0
24 Granny 27 3
25 Everyday 35 10
26 Satellite 22 -4
27 Drunken Soldier NEW
28 Typical Situation 26 -2
29 Corn Bread 31 2
30 Big Eyed Fish 30 0
30 One Sweet World 28 -2
32 I’ll Back You Up 29 -3
32 Rapunzel 25 -7
34 Shotgun 47 13
35 JTR 39 4
36 The Idea of You 42 6
36 Stay or Leave 41 5
38 Grace is Gone 44 6
38 You and Me 34 -4
40 Recently 39 -1
41 Christmas Song 45 4
42 So Much to Say 33 -9
43 Proudest Monkey 57 14
44 Lover Lay Down 54 10
45 Spoon 48 3
46 Break Free 36 -10
46 Gravedigger 63 17
48 Cry Freedom 53 5
49 The Song That Jane Likes 50 1
50 So Damn Lucky 43 -7
51 Funny the Way It Is 74 23
52 Belly Belly Nice NEW
53 Mercy NEW
54 The Space Between 58 4
55 #40 40 -15
56 American Baby 85 29
56 Too Much 59 3
58 You Might Die Trying 51 -7
59 Minarets 52 -7
60 Captain 89 29
61 Stay 62 1
61 Why I Am 54 -7
63 Seven 59 -4
64 Blue Water 63 -1
64 Lying in the Hands of God 38 -26
66 American Baby Intro 74 8
67 Shake Me Like a Monkey 65 -2
68 Eh Hee 93 25
68 If Only NEW
70 Dreamgirl 93 23
70 Raven 77 7
72 #36 48 -24
72 Sister 84 12
72 Snow Outside NEW
75 Joyride 79 4
76 Rhyme and Reason 54 -22
76 What You Are 46 -30
78 Busted Stuff 74 -4
79 Drive In Drive Out 59 -20
80 Crazy Easy 73 -7
81 Where Are You Going 82 1
82 When the World Ends 71 -11
83 Some Devil 66 -17
83 Squirm 90 7
85 Blackjack 85 0
86 Broken Things NEW
86 Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd 95 9
86 Sweet Up and Down 58 -28
89 Gaucho NEW
89 So Right 85 -4
91 Fool to Think 85 -6
92 #27* 34 -58
93 Digging a Ditch DEBUT
94 #34 95 1
94 Steady as We Go 95 1
94 Sugar Will 77 -17
97 Hello Again 79 -18
97 Pay for What You Get DEBUT
97 Time Bomb 83 -14
100 Good Good Time 72 -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.

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Top Dave Matthews Band songs: Personal favorites
1 #41
2 Two Step
3 Crush
4 Grey Street
5 Pig
6 Stone, The
7 Lie in Our Graves
8 Ants Marching
9 The Best of What’s Around
10 Seek Up
11 Bartender
12 The Dreaming Tree
13 Warehouse
14 You Never Know
15 Dancing Nancies
16 Say Goodbye
17 Granny
18 Halloween
18 The Last Stop
20 Don’t Drink the Water
21 Crash Into Me
22 Jimi Thing
23 Tripping Billies
24 Stay or Leave
25 Shotgun
26 Rapunzel
27 The Idea of You
28 Break Free
29 JTR
30 You and Me
31 Corn Bread
31 Drunken Soldier
33 Big Eyed Fish
33 One Sweet World
35 So Damn Lucky
36 Belly Belly Nice
37 Everyday
38 Proudest Monkey
39 Grace is Gone
40 You Might Die Trying
41 Lover Lay Down
42 American Baby Intro
42 Captain
42 I’ll Back You Up
45 The Song That Jane Likes
46 The Space Between
47 Recently
48 Mercy
48 Seven
50 Shake Me Like a Monkey
50 Spoon
50 Typical Situation
50 What You Are
54 If Only
54 Sweet Up and Down
56 #40
56 Joyride
58 When the World Ends
59 Cry Freedom
60 Dreamgirl
61 Satellite
61 Sister
63 Eh Hee
63 So Right
63 Steady as We Go
66 Busted Stuff
66 Christmas Song
66 Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd
69 Blue Water
69 Minarets
69 Raven
69 Snow Outside
69 Stay
69 Why I Am
75 American Baby
76 Drive In Drive Out
76 Write a Song
78 Crazy Easy
79 Funny the Way It Is
80 #36
80 Broken Things
80 Fool to Think
80 Some Devil
80 Sugar Will
85 Gravedigger
85 So Much to Say
85 What Would You Say
88 #27
89 Help Myself
89 Lying in the Hands of God
89 Where Are You Going
92 Angel
93 Time Bomb
94 Blackjack
94 Digging a Ditch
94 Oh
94 Pay for What You Get
98 If I Had It All
98 Rhyme and Reason
98 The Riff
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Top Dave Matthews Band songs: Classics
1 Ants Marching
2 Crash Into Me
3 Two Step
4 #41
5 Tripping Billies
6 Jimi Thing
7 Warehouse
8 Dancing Nancies
9 Crush
10 What Would You Say
11 The Best of What’s Around
12 Don’t Drink the Water
13 Halloween
14 Grey Street
15 Satellite
16 Bartender
17 Everyday
18 Lie in Our Graves
19 Seek Up
20 So Much to Say
21 I’ll Back You Up
22 Granny
22 Recently
24 The Last Stop
25 The Song That Jane Likes
26 Christmas Song
26 Typical Situation
28 The Stone
29 Too Much
30 Stay
31 One Sweet World
32 American Baby
32 Rapunzel
34 Corn Bread
34 Proudest Monkey
34 Say Goodbye
34 The Space Between
38 Gravedigger
38 Minarets
40 Pig
41 Funny the Way It Is
41 JTR
43 Cry Freedom
44 Blue Water
44 The Dreaming Tree
46 You and Me
47 #36
47 Where Are You Going
49 #40
50 Captain
51 Lover Lay Down
52 Big Eyed Fish
52 Drive In Drive Out
52 Rhyme and Reason
55 Dreamgirl
56 Let You Down
56 You Might Die Trying
58 Busted Stuff
58 Shake Me Like a Monkey
60 Crazy Easy
60 Good Good Time
60 Grace is Gone
60 Old Dirt Hill
64 Sister
64 Spoon
64 Why I Am
67 Eh Hee
67 I Did It
69 So Damn Lucky
69 Spotlight
71 American Baby Intro
71 Hello Again
71 Help Myself
71 If I Had It All
71 Raven
71 Sugar Will
77 #27
77 Beach Ball
77 Belly Full
77 Fool to Think
77 Little Thing
77 Shotgun
83 Baby Blue
83 Break Free
83 Everybody Wake Up
83 Kit Kat Jam
83 Louisiana Bayou
83 Mercy
83 Stay or Leave
83 What You Are
91 Broken Things
91 Digging a Ditch
91 Gaucho
91 Joyride
91 Pantala Naga Pampa
91 Rooftop
91 Smooth Rider
91 So Right
91 Stand Up
91 You Never Know
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Best Dave Matthews Band songs
1 #41
2 The Stone
3 Ants Marching
4 Two Step
5 The Dreaming Tree
6 Crush
7 Bartender
8 Warehouse
9 Don’t Drink the Water
10 Seek Up
11 Grey Street
12 The Best of What’s Around
13 Crash Into Me
13 Lie in Our Graves
15 Dancing Nancies
16 Pig
17 Last Stop, The
18 Jimi Thing
19 Drunken Soldier
20 Halloween
21 Typical Situation
22 Tripping Billies
23 Say Goodbye
24 You Never Know
25 Big Eyed Fish
26 Corn Bread
27 One Sweet World
28 Everyday
29 Grace is Gone
30 Spoon
31 I’ll Back You Up
32 Gravedigger
33 The Idea of You
34 Shotgun
35 Granny
35 Lying in the Hands of God
35 Mercy
38 Christmas Song
38 Rapunzel
40 Funny the Way It Is
41 Cry Freedom
41 What Would You Say
43 Satellite
43 Stay or Leave
45 Lover Lay Down
46 JTR
47 Belly Belly Nice
47 Why I Am
49 So Damn Lucky
50 #40
51 Too Much
51 You and Me
53 Recently
53 Seven
55 Proudest Monkey
55 Squirm
57 Snow Outside
58 Raven
59 American Baby
59 Break Free
61 Eh Hee
61 If Only
61 Rhyme and Reason
64 Blackjack
64 So Much to Say
66 Gaucho
67 Minarets
68 Some Devil
69 Alligator Pie
69 Blue Water
69 You Might Die Trying
72 The Space Between
73 #34
73 Joyride
73 Sister
73 The Song That Jane Likes
77 American Baby Intro
78 Crazy Easy
78 Dreamgirl
78 Shake Me Like a Monkey
81 Busted Stuff
81 Hello Again
83 #36
83 Broken Things
83 Can’t Stop
83 Captain
83 Digging a Ditch
83 Pay for What You Get
83 What You Are
83 When the World Ends
91 Drive In Drive Out
91 Loving Wings
91 Time Bomb
94 #27
94 Louisiana Bayou
94 Pantala Naga Pampa
94 The Riff
94 Stay
99 Dodo
99 Fool to Think
99 Stolen Away on 55th and 3rd
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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 100 | Personal favorites | Classics | Best songs
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

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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

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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

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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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