Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Post-1970s Neil Young Songs

See what song managed to beat 'Harvest Moon,' 'Philadelphia' and 'I'm The Ocean'

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5. "Fuckin' Up"

The back-to-back success of This Note's for You and Freedom gave Neil Young a lot of momentum when he brought Crazy Hose back into the studio to begin work on Ragged Glory. The first two tracks from the album date from the 1970s, but then the LP jumps right to the present with "Fuckin' Up." In the grand tradition of "Welfare Mothers," it's a wild song that repeats a single, subversive phrase over and over. It became a live favorite, and Pearl Jam adapted it as their own in the 1990s. When the two acts toured together in 1995, the song was always a highlight of their set. 

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