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Five Favorite Chris Cornell Songs From His Career

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Today the rock world lost one of the biggest voices in the world of music with the passing of Chris Cornell.   As we remember his music, I look back at five all time favorite songs of his from his career.

Soundgarden, “Rusty Cage”

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This song has always been one of my favorites from the album, “Badmotorfinger”.  You know it is a great song when one of the all time legendary artist, Johnny Cash covered it on his album, “American II: Unchained”.


 

Soundgarden, “Outshined”

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This song was my first exposure to Soundgarden the first song of the band’s I heard on the radio.   Another gem from “Badmotorfinger”  The intro riff and the first verse of the song is still one of my all time favorites from the band.


Chris Cornell, “Can’t Change Me”

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This song was his first solo single from his album, “Euphoria Mourning”.  This song caught my attention the first time I ever played it on the air when I worked in Lansing.  It was totally different from anything I ever heard from Chris.   He did this song acoustic during his solo tours.  I love that last guitar strum at the very end of the song.


 

Chris Cornell, “Seasons”

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One of my all time favorite soundtracks is the one for the film, “Singles”.  It features two songs from Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains is on it and of course a Soundgarden song and this solo track from Chris.  He passed away just a couple days before the soundtrack was set to be reissued with a new deluxe version.   The new version is out Friday, May 19th.   If you are a fan of 90’s rock this is a must have.


 

Temple of The Dog, “Say Hello To Heaven”

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This song has always been my favorite song featuring Chris as a vocalist.   If you are not familiar it was originally written as a tribute to former Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood.   The Mike McCready solo on this is still to this day my all time favorite of his.   It was great to see that these guys got to tour late last year.  Sad we won’t get to see anything else ever from them.


 

There were many songs I could of added to this list of five.    Can’t forget the work he did with Audioslave and also his track with the Zac Brown Band.   Another honorable mention is his song, “You Know My Name” that was the theme for the James Bond movie, “Casino Royale”.   A legend who we lost to soon.  We will miss you Chris.

Watch Video Footage From Chris Cornell’s Final Performance With Soundgarden

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