Top 10 Ben Harper Songs

Ben Harper Songs

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Our Top 10 Ben Harper Songs list takes a listen to a Californian born singer-songwriter and all around brilliant musician and Grammy Award winner. In fact, we should say multiple Grammy Award winner as Ben Harper has won three Grammy Awards throughout his illustrious and very successful musical career. Over the years, Ben Harper has gained a very loyal following due to his blending of multiple musical genres into a very original sound of his own. So far, Ben Harper has released twelve studio albums between the years 1994 and 2020. He is an artist who will most definitely make us continue to update this article. Our Top 10 Ben Harper songs takes a listen to ten of our favorite Ben Harper songs that we think will turn you on to this fabulous artist.

# 10 – Like A King

We open up our top 10 Ben Harper songs list with this brilliant artist’s first single release of his career entitled “Like A King.” The percussive element plays a major role in this song as it would also resonate throughout the music of Ben Harper during his entire career. There is also some very special guitar playing on this one.  The song was released on the album entitled Welcome to the Cruel World.  It was the first single released from the album. The album was released in 1994 when the world was introduced to the the very special musical talents of Ben Harper.

# 9 – Burn One Down

Continuing with our top 10 Ben Harper songs list we take a listen to the great song entitled “Burn One Down.”  Many fans often described this as James Taylor meets Bob Marley on this classic piece  The song was released on the album entitled  Fight for Your Mind. It was Ben Harper’s fifth album The album was released in 1995.

# 8 – Faded

In the number eight spot our top 10 Ben Harper songs list we present the song entitled Faded. The begging of this song reminds me of Foghat’s “Drivin Wheel.” This is a heavy drums and guitar arrangement similar to Lenny Kravitz. It’s completely awesome. The song was released on the album entitled The Will to Live. The album was released in 1997. It was the first single released from the album.

# 7 – Black Eyed Dog

In the number seven position our top 10 Ben Harper  songs list is the song entitled  ‘Black Eyed Dog.’ This is a traditional American Roots songs that was once recorded by the great Nick Drake. the recording presented here was done by Ben Harper and Rhiannon Giddens. The song was just released as a single by the two brilliant artists in 2020.

# 6 – Shimmer & Shine

Landing in the number six spot our top 10 Ben Harper songs list we present the rocking song “Shimmer & Shine.” The song was released on the album entitled White Lies for Dark Times. The album was released in 2009;  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay Charts peaking at number twenty three. On the Italian Music Charts the song hit number forty six.

# 5 – With My Own Two Hands

At the halfway point on our top 10 Ben Harper songs list is the very cool reggae tune “With My Own Two Hands” This was a great song written by Ben Harper that would really raise his stardom in Europe. It has such a great message about just making a difference in the world and how it all can just start with the individual.  The song was issued on the album entitled Diamonds on the Inside The album was released in 2003. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay Charts peaking at number three. The song was also a hit in Italy peaking at number forty seven.

# 4 – Better Way

At the number four spot on our top 10 Ben Harper songs list we present the song “Better Way.” There is a somewhat of George Harrison vibe happening on this song which is very cool. Although there is some intense screaming at the end of the song which is pretty interesting. The song was released on the album entitled Both Sides of the Gun.The album was released in 2006.  It was the first single released from the album. The song was a number one hit on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay Charts. On the Australian ARIA Music Sales Charts the song hit number fifty one.

# 3 – Rock n’ Roll Is Free

Moving along on our top 10 Ben Harper songs list we percent The Sensational song entitled “Rock n’ Roll Is Free.” This one is heavy and rocks hard in a sort of Who style fashion. The song was released on the album entitled Give Till It’s Gone. The album was released in 2011. It was the first single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay Charts peaking at number twenty nine. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 Airplay also hitting the number twenty nine spot.

# 2 – Steal My Kisses

As we start to get to a close on our top 10 Ben Harper songs list we celebrate the song “Steal My Kisses.” We just love the funk groove on this one. It just makes you feel good. It’s got such a happy vibe. The song was released on the album entitled Burn to Shine. The album was released in 1999. It was the fourth single released from the album. The song was a number one  hit on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay Charts. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 Airplay Charts reaching the number fifteen position.

# 1 – Diamonds On The Inside

We close out our top 10 songs list with one of Ben Harper’s most famous songs entitled “Diamonds On The Inside.” The song has a vibe that always reminded us of The Band. The song was released on the album entitled Diamonds on the Inside. The album was released in 2003. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay Charts peaking at number two. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 Airplay  reaching all the way up to. On the Australian ARIA Music Sales Charts the song hit number sixty eight.

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