Top 50 Elliott Smith Songs

by Elijah

These are in alphabetical order – I might die trying to order them by preference.  For the sake of space I’ve omitted anything Elliott did with other musical acts, otherwise I’d certainly include ‘Plainclothes Man’ and ‘Half Right’ from Heatmiser’s 1996 album Mic City Sons and the rare recording from a French radio broadcast of ‘The Machine’ from Elliott’s high school band Stranger Than Fiction.

  1. ‘2:45 A.M.’ Either/Or (1997)
  2. ‘Angeles’ Either/Or (1997)
  3. ‘Baby Britain’ XO (1998)
  4. ‘Between the Bars’ Either/Or (1997)
  5. ‘The Biggest Lie’ Elliott Smith (1995)
  6. ‘Can’t Make a Sound’ Figure 8 (2000)
  7. ‘Christian Brothers’ Elliott Smith (1995)
  8. ‘Coast to Coast’ From a Basement on the Hill (2003)
  9. ‘Dancing on the Highway’ Basement era sessions (c. 2003)
  10. ‘A Distorted Reality Is Now a Necessity to Be Free’ From a Basement on the Hill (2003)
  11. ‘The Enemy Is You’ Either/Or era (c. 1997)
  12. ‘Everybody Cares, Everybody Understands’ XO (1998)
  13. ‘Everything Means Nothing to Me’ Figure 8 (2000)
  14. ‘Going Nowhere’ Either/Or era (c. 1997), officially released on New Moon (2007)
  15. ‘Good to Go’ Elliott Smith (1995)
  16. ‘Happiness’ Figure 8, 2000
  17. ‘High Times’ Either/Or era (c. 1997), officially released on New Moon (2007)
  18. ‘How to Take a Fall’ Either/Or era (c. 1997)
  19. ‘I Better Be Quiet Now’ Figure 8 (2000)
  20. ‘I Can’t Answer You Anymore’ 3 Titres Inedits (French promo, 2000)
  21. ‘I Didn’t Understand’ XO (1998)
  22. ‘In the Lost and Found (Honky Bach)’ Figure 8 (2000)
  23. ‘King’s Crossing’ From a Basement on the Hill (2003)
  24. ‘L.A.’ Figure 8 (2000)
  25. ‘Last Call’ Roman Candle (1995)
  26. ‘Let’s Get Lost’ From a Basement on the Hill (2003)
  27. ‘Miss Misery’ Good Will Hunting (soundtrack, 1997)
  28. ‘Needle In the Hay’ Elliott Smith (1995)
  29. ‘No Name #2’ Roman Candle (1995)
  30. ‘O So Slow’ Basement era sessions (c. 2003)
  31. ‘Oh Well, Okay’ XO (1998)
  32. ‘A Passing Feeling’ From a Basement on the Hill (2003)
  33. ‘Pictures of Me’ Either/Or (1997)
  34. ‘Pitseleh’ XO (1998)
  35. ‘Pretty Mary K’ Figure 8 (2000)
  36. ‘Roman Candle’ Roman Candle (1995)
  37. ‘Rose Parade’ Either/Or (1997)
  38. ‘Say Yes’ Either/Or (1997)
  39. ‘Shooting Star’ From a Basement on the Hill (2003)
  40. ‘Son of Sam’ Figure 8 (2000)
  41. ‘Southern Belle’ Elliott Smith (1995)
  42. ‘Splitsville’ Southlander (soundtrack, 2001)
  43. ‘Strung Out Again’ From a Basement on the Hill (2003)
  44. ‘Stupidity Tries’ Figure 8 (2000)
  45. ‘Sweet Adeline’ XO (1998)
  46. ‘True Love’ Basement era sessions (c. 2003)
  47. ‘Twilight’ From a Basement on the Hill (2003)
  48. ‘Waltz #2 (Xo)’ XO (1998)
  49. ‘The White Lady Loves You More’ Elliott Smith (1995)
  50. ‘You Make it Seem Like Nothing’ Either/Or era live recording (c. 1996)

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