Home Music Music Lists

My Favorite Grateful Dead Song: Dave Matthews, Black Keys and More

Members of Sonic Youth, Black Crowes and Animal Collective weigh in

grateful dead

UNSPECIFIED - CIRCA 1960: Photo of Grateful Dead Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

As detailed in Rolling Stone cover story, the Grateful Dead are preparing to officially call it quits after 50 years with their series of Fare Thee Well shows. Their absence will end a legacy that continues to span rock, pop, folk, jam and avant-garde music. We asked a diverse spectrum of artists — from their rock heirs in My Morning Jacket and Black Crowes, to pop champions in Bleachers, to the adventurous alterna-types in Sonic Youth and Animal Collective — to pick their favorite song.