20 Best Songs By Al Green

By Nico Gonzalez

Soul singer Al Green is one of the most underrated artists in the music industry. He has released 20 studio albums throughout his career, and many of his songs have become classics. Here are 20 of the best Al Green songs of all time.


Back-Up Train – Al Green

AL Green Back Up Train

Back-Up Train is a soulful ballad that was released in 1973 as the lead single from the album Al Green Gets Next to You. The song was written by Al Green and Willie Mitchell, and it was produced by Willie Mitchell. Back-Up Train reached number six on the Billboard R&B chart and number eighty-one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.  Its lyrics are about a man who is trying to convince a woman that his love for her will never end.

Tired of Being Alone – Al Green

Al Green - Tired of Being Alone

“Tired of Being Alone” is a soul song written by Al Green, released in 1971. It became one of Green’s signature songs, and was one of the biggest hits of 1971. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, and has been featured in several movies and television shows. Its lyrics are about a narrator who is tired of being alone and makes several attempts to find a partner. Through his journey, he realizes that the best solution is to stay by himself.

I’m a Ram – Al Green

Al Green - I'm A Ram (Official Audio)

I’m a Ram is a song by soul singer Al Green. It was released in 1971 as the lead single from his album Let’s Stay Together. The song became a hit, reaching number one on the R&B chart and number two on the pop chart. I’m a Ram is one of Al Green’s most popular songs, and it has been covered by many artists over the years. Its lyrics are about a man’s desire to please his lover.

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Al Green - Let's Stay Together (lyrics)

“Let’s Stay Together” is one of Al Green’s most popular songs, and it has become a classic soul song. The song was released in 1971 as the title track from his album of the same name. “Let’s Stay Together” was written by Green and Willie Mitchell, and it was produced by Mitchell. The song became a hit, reaching number one on the R&B chart and number two on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “Let’s Stay Together” has been covered by many artists over the years, and it has been featured in several movies and TV shows.

Love and Happiness – Al Green

Al Green - Love and Happiness

Love and Happiness is one of the most iconic Al Green songs of all time. It was released on his album I’m Still in Love With You, which was released in 1972. The song was written by Al Green and Leroy Hodges, and it has been covered by many artists over the years. Its lyrics are about a man’s struggle to find a solution for a lost love. Some people believe that the song is about Al Green’s relationship with soul legend, Aretha Franklin.

Beware – Al Green

One of the best Al Green songs is “Beware”. The song was released in 1974 as the lead single from his album entitled I’m Still in Love with You. The song was written by Al Green and Willie Mitchell, who also produced the song. The song is a ballad that tells the story of a man who is warning his lover about the dangers of being unfaithful. He tells her that if she ever cheats on him, he will be gone forever.

Take Me to the River – Al Green

Al Green - Take Me To The River (Official Audio)

Few songs sum up the essence of Al Green quite like “Take Me to the River.” Originally recorded by Memphis soul duo Al Jackson Jr. and Booker T. Jones, Green’s version became an instant classic when it was released in 1974. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, but Green’s rendition is still the best. With its smooth soulful sound, “Take Me to the River” is a perfect showcase for Green’s vocal talents.

Sha La La (Make Me Happy) – Al Green

Al Green - Sha-La-La (Make Me Happy) [Official Audio]

“Sha La La (Make Me Happy)” is a soulful ballad that was released as a single in 1974. The song reached the top 10 on the R&B charts and became one of Green’s most popular songs. “Sha La La (Make Me Happy)” is a love song that is about being with someone who makes you happy. The lyrics are simple, but they are effective in expressing the sentiment of the song. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, and it remains one of Al Green’s most cherished songs.

Georgia Boy – Al Green

Al Green - Georgia Boy (Official Audio)

One of the most underrated soul singers in the music industry is Al Green. He has released 20 studio albums throughout his career, and many of his songs have become classics. One of the best songs by Al Green is “Georgia Boy.”

The song was released in 1974 as the lead single from his album entitled I’m Still in Love with You. The song was written by Al Green and Willie Mitchell, and it was produced by Willie Mitchell. “Georgia Boy” reached number 5 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Standing in the Rain – Al Green

Standing In The Rain

One of the most soulful and underrated artists in the music industry is Al Green. He has released 20 studio albums throughout his career, and many of his songs have become classics. One of his most famous songs is “Standing in the Rain,” which was released in 1972. The song was written by Al Green and Willie Mitchell, and it became an instant classic. The lyrics are incredibly moving, and they really capture the essence of love and loss. The song has been covered by many different artists over the years, but no one can quite match Al Green’s powerful vocals.

L-O-V-E – Al Green

One of the most iconic soul singers of all time is Al Green. He has released 20 studio albums throughout his career, and many of his songs have become classics. One song that stands out in particular is “L-O-V-E”. Some people think that he is underrated because his songs are not played as often on the radio. However, everyone should know who Al Green is and his accomplishments in the music industry. He has sold over 50 million records worldwide and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.

Driving Wheel – Al Green

Al Green - Driving Wheel (Official Audio)

One of the best Al Green songs of all time is “Driving Wheel”. It’s a classic blues song that was released in 1971. The song was written by Al Green and Billy Preston, and it became one of Green’s most popular songs. The lyrics are about a man who is struggling to make ends meet, and the song has a powerful message that is still relevant today. Its lyrics are about how the protagonist feels unfulfilled, and he is trying to find his “driving wheel”. It’s a great song that was one of the best Al Green songs of all time.

For the Good Times – Al Green

"For the Good Times" by Al Green {lyrics}

For the Good Times was one of Al Green’s most popular songs, and it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970. The song was written by Kris Kristofferson, and it has been covered by many artists over the years. It is a classic ballad about love and loss. Its lyrics are about not wanting to fall in love because of the potential heartache that comes from a breakup.

Here I am – Al Green

Al Green - Here I Am (Come and Take Me) [Official Audio]

Here I am by Al Green is an example of one of his many great songs. Soul singer Al Green is arguably the most underrated artist in the music industry. He has released twenty studio albums during his career, and many of those songs have become classics (and continue to be covered by other artists). Its lyrics are about how much he loves his lover, and you can tell by the passion in his voice how serious he is. It’s impossible to not feel the emotions he is trying to convey when listening to this song.

Look What You Done For Me – Al Green

Al Green Look what you done for me

“Look What You Done For Me” is a soulful ballad that was released as a single in 1972. The song became a hit, and was later included on the album I’m Still in Love with You. “Look What You Done For Me” is one of Al Green’s most popular songs, and has been covered by numerous artists over the years. Many songs have been released throughout Al Green’s career, but he is one of the most underrated artists in music. 

Belle – Al Green

Al Green - Belle (lyrics video)

One of the most underrated soul singers in the music industry is Al Green. He has released 20 studio albums throughout his career, and many of his songs have become classics. Belle is one of the best songs by Al Green, and it is a beautiful ballad that will touch your heart. The lyrics are incredibly moving, and the melody is unforgettable. If you haven’t heard this song before, be sure to check it out – you won’t be disappointed.

Simply Beautiful – Al Green

Al Green - Simply Beautiful

One of the most beautiful songs by soul singer Al Green is “Simply Beautiful”. Released in 1974, the song was written by Al Green and Willie Mitchell. The lyrics are about a man telling his lover how beautiful she is. The song has been covered by many artists over the years, and it’s a classic love song that will always be remembered. Its lyrics are about little things that make love better, such as the sun rising and falling. Simply Beautiful is one of Al Green’s best songs because it shows how he can create a comfortable atmosphere in his music, something every good singer knows how to do.

Light My Fire – Al Green

Al Green - Light My Fire (Official Audio)

Light My Fire is one of the best-known songs by soul singer Al Green. It was released in 1970 on the album Let’s Stay Together, and it became an instant classic. The song was written by Green and Willie Mitchell, and it was produced by Mitchell. Its lyrics are about a man who tries to get his woman to light a fire in the bedroom. It reached number 13 on the US R&B chart and number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Al Green

Al Green - Everything's Gonna Be Alright (Official Video)

Al Green is one of the most underrated soul singers in the music industry. He has released 20 studio albums throughout his career, and many of his songs have become classics. One of his most famous tracks is “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright”, which was released in 1973. The song has a feel-good vibe that will make you want to get up and dance. Its lyrics are about how everything will turn out okay.

Oh Me, Oh My – Al Green

Al Green - Oh Me Oh My (Dreams In My Arms) [Official Audio]

“Oh Me, Oh My” is a soulful ballad that was released as a single in 1972. The song was written by Al Green and Willie Mitchell, and it was produced by Willie Mitchell. “Oh Me, Oh My” reached number five on the R&B chart and number sixty-six on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Its lyrics are about regret after a breakup.

In 1988, “Oh Me, Oh My” was inducted to the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2002 the song is also included in The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll list. In 1997 VH1 ranked the song at number ninety-seven on their 100 Greatest Rock and Roll Songs of All-Time list and number ten on their “100 Greatest Dance Songs” list.