After completing my Wilco: Albums Ranked post, I felt I should do a quick top 10 favorite Wilco songs of all time post to accompany it. As you will probably notice, a lot of these tracks are from the trifecta of Being There, Summerteeth and Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (6 of 10) and all of them were released on or before 2007. What can I say, I prefer classic era Wilco of 1994-2007.
These are the songs, in combination with my 3 honorable mentions, that I point any new or unfamiliar Wilco fans to whenever I am asked about their music. Check them out for yourself.
10. Poor Places – from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
9. Impossible Germany – from Sky Blue Sky (2007)
8. At Least That’s What You Said – from A Ghost Is Born (2004)
7. I Must Be High – from A.M. (1994)
6. Sunken Treasure – from Being There (1996)
5. Jesus, Etc. – from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
4. Ashes of American Flags – from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2002)
3. California Stars – from Mermaid Avenue (1998)
2. Misunderstood – from Being There (1996)
1. Via Chicago – from Summerteeth (1999)
Honorable Mention: I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (YHF), A Shot In the Arm (Summerteeth), Spiders (Kidsmoke) (A Ghost Is Born)