Top 11 “R” Songs
11. “Rip This Joint” – Hella-kinky musing on the delicious pain of mutual, consenting shoulder dislocation.
10. “Runaway Jim” – Ever wonder what happens when you put Old Man Jim in a tractor tire and roll him down a big hill? Spoiler alert: SPLAT!
9. “Ride Me High” – I mean, ride me any way you want. Just saying it might be better if we were both a little high, is all.
8. “Roggae” – This lilting Phish original honors the author of the Jamaican Thesaurus, who was tragically and fatally mauled by a circus bear.
7. “Ramble On” – This is the song that inspired J.R.R. Tolkien to write The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.
5. “Ramble On, Rose” – This song consists of 100 verses in ragtime that, like “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall,” really leave you wanting more.
4. “Ramblin’ Man” – They couldn’t even pull over onto the shoulder of Highway 41 and let Dickey’s poor mom give birth in a hollow or something instead of the fume-laden back seat of a moving Greyhound? Chrissakes, the 1920s were brutal.
3. “Rhinoceros” – William Corgan’s touching paean to the endangered, gentle giant of the African steppe. Or perhaps the Spearmint Rhino gentlemen’s club franchise. No one really knows, and Corgan isn’t saying.
2. “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” – Other than “B-A-N-A-N-A-S” by Gwen Stefani, name a better spelling song than this one. You can’t do it. N-O-P-E.
1. “Run the Jewels” – This raunchy banger was the single on the debut album Run the Jewels by Vermont rappers and frequent Phish collaborators Run the Jewels.
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