When it comes to Johnny Cash, how can you pick your favorite songs, right? They're all good. But, I took the challenge and re-listened to a lot of Johnny Cash songs to find some of my favorites. And, listening to a bunch of his songs, it's impossible to deny that he was a legend. It definitely says something about an artist when years and years after they have recorded their music, people are still listening, with new generations discovering the songs as well. Today, I would like to share with you my Top 5 Favorite Johnny Cash Songs.

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    Now, I know I may be cheating with this song because it's not just a solo Johnny Cash song, but, it's just such a great song I had to add it to the list. The version of the song in the video is from a 1985 Farm Aid concert. It's just so good. Clearly, Johnny steals the show in the video.

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    "Tennessee Flat Top Box"

    I remember hearing this song from when I was a little kid. So, it's on the list for not only nostalgia, but because it's a great song. This song was released back in 1961. And, later on, in 1987, Johnny's daughter Rosanne Cash recorded it. Here's her version.

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    "Rusty Cage"

    This song, originally by the band Soundgarden in 1992, was covered by Johnny Cash back in 1996 for Johnny's "Unchained" album. It's a great country and rock mix. The electric guitars give it that rock feel and Johnny gives it a country touch. Great cover.

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    "Ring of Fire"

    One of the best known Johnny Cash songs, coming in at number two is Ring of Fire. According to Wikipedia, ""Ring of Fire" ranked #4 on CMT's 100 Greatest Songs in Country Music in 2003 and #87 on Rolling Stone's list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."

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    "Walk the Line"

    Again, another very, very popular and well-known Johnny Cash song coming in at number one is Walk the Line. According to Wikipedia, "In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked the song at #30 on their list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time."