Best of Buffett Play List

Caribe Musicale 11-29-1987

 The front cover of the program for the Caribe Musicale concert, autographed by The Poet himself. I attended the concert with my brother Dan. 

Through the years, Jimmy Buffett has cranked out a lot of albums with hundreds of songs. His Margaritaville website lists 48 albums in his discography.

I don’t have all of them, but I’ve got a lot! I’ve ripped all of my CDs into iTunes, and as much as I enjoy his music, of the 529 songs I’ve got loaded, there are some songs that I like more than others, and a handful that I love.

In a couple of cases, the live versions and re-recordings are better than the original, or are just different and worth listening to. In other cases, for me at least, I just want to hear the original studio version that I am so familiar with.

So, in the interest of leisure, I put together my own list of The Best of Buffett. This way, I can just start (or shuffle) the list, and let it go without having to skip to the next song! Not that my battery would last for all 280 songs.

So here is my Best of Buffett list–as of August 29, 2016. (And yes, you may find a few non-Buffett performances in the list, but true Parrotheads will understand why they are here.) These are sorted by the album name (based on the album I ripped it from…not necessarily the album on which it originally appeared.)


A White Sport Coat And A Pink Crustacean
Cuban Crime Of Passion
Death Of An Unpopular Poet
Grapefruit – Juicy Fruit
The Great Filling Station Holdup
He Went To Paris
I Have Found Me A Home
My Lovely Lady
Peanut Butter Conspiracy
Railroad Lady
They Don’t Dance Like Carmen No More
Why Don’t We Get Drunk (And Screw)

Boat Drinks
Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants
Door Number Three
Lady I Can’t Explain
Life Is Just a Tire Swing
Makin’ Music for Money
Nautical Wheelers
A Pirate Looks at Forty
Presents to Sell You
Sending the Old Man Home
Stories We Could Tell
Stranded on a Sandbar
Tin Cup Chalice
Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season

Banana Wind
Banana Wind
Bob Robert’s Society Band
Cultural Infidel
Jamaica Mistaica
Only Time Will Tell
School Boy Heart

Barometer Soup
Barefoot Children
Barometer Soup
Diamond As Big As The Ritz
Don’t Chu-Know
Jimmy Dreams
Lage Nom Ai
Remittance Man

Before The Beach
Captain America
The Captain And The Kid
Cumberland High Dilemma
Death Valley Lives
Ellis Dee
God Don’t Own A Car
The Hang-Out Gang
High Cumberland Jubilee / Comin’ Down Slow
I Can’t Be Your Hero Today
In The Shelter
Livingston’s Gone To Texas
A Mile High In Denver
The Missionary
Rockefeller Square
There’s Nothing Soft About Hard Times
Travelin’ Clean
Truckstop Salvation

Boats, Beaches, Bars & Ballads
Cheeseburger In Paradise
The Coast Of Marseilles
Little Miss Magic
Love And Luck
Love and Luck (1992 Box Set Version)
Middle Of The Night
Money Back Guarantee
Take It Back
Treat Her Like A Lady

Buffet Hotel
Big Top
Surfing In A Hurricane

Buffett Live: Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays
Brown Eyed Girl
Southern Cross

Changes in latitudes & Havana Daydreamin
Woman goin’ crazy on Caroline Street
Banana Republics
Changes In Lattitudes, Changes In Attitudes
In The Shelter
Lovely Cruise
Miss You So Badly
Tampico Trauma
Wonder Why We Ever Go Home

Far Side Of The World
Blue Guitar
Far Side Of The World
Mademoiselle (Voulez-Vous Danser)

Feeding Frenzy [Live]
Cheeseburger In Paradise
The City
Come Monday
Gypsies In The Palace
Jamaica Farewell
Jolly Mon
Last Mango In Paris
A Love Song (From A Different Point Of View)
One Particular Harbour
A Pirate Looks At Forty
You’ll Never Work In Dis Bidness Again

First Look
I Love The Now
If It All Falls Down
Meet Me In Memphis
No Plane On Sunday
Nobody Speaks To The Captain No More
When The Coast is Clear
You’ll Never Work In Dis Bidness Again

Delaney Talks To Statues
Everybody’s Got A Cousin In Miami
Frenchman For The Night
Lone Palm
Love In The Library
Quietly Making Noise
She’s Got You
Six String Music
Sunny Afternoon
Uncle John’s Band
Vampires, Mummies, And The Holy Ghost

Greatest Hits (James Taylor)

Havana Daydreamin’
Big Rig
The Captain And The Kid
Defying Gravity
Havana Daydreamin’
Kick It In
My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink and I Don’t Love Jesus
Something So Feminine
This Hotel Room
Woman Goin’ Crazy

Have A Nice Decade (Warren Zevon)
Werewolves Of London

Hoot (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Good Guys Win
Werewolves Of London
Wondering Where The Lions Are

Hot Water
Baby’s Gone Shoppin’
Bring Back The Magic
Great Heart
Homemade Music
King Of Somewhere Hot
L’Air De La Louisiane
Prince Of Tides
Smart Woman (In A Real Short Skirt)
That’s What Living Is To Me

Last Mango In Paris
Desperation Samba (Halloween In Tijuana)
Everybody’s On The Run
Frank and Lola
Gypsies In The Palace
If The Phone Doesn’t Ring It’s Me
Jolly Mon Sing
Last Mango In Paris
The Perfect Partner
Please Bypass This Heart

License To Chill
Anything Anytime Anywhere
Coast Of Carolina
Coastal Confessions
Sea Of Heartbreak
Simply Complicated
Someone I Used To Love
Trip Around The Sun
Window On The World

Live At Fenway Park [Disc 2]
Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Living And Dying In 3/4 Time
Ballad Of Spider John
Brahma Fear
Brand New Country Star
Come Monday
God’s Own Drunk
Livingston’s Gone To Texas
Pencil Thin Mustache
Ringling, Ringling
West Nashville Grand Ballroom Gown
The Wino And I Know

Margaritaville Cafe – Late Night Menu
Another Saturday Night
Reggae Accident

Margaritaville Cafe Late Night Gumbo [Live]
Goodnight, Irene
Sea Cruise

Meet Me In Margaritaville: The Ultimate Collection
The Captain And The Kid [Re-Recorded Version]
Cowboy In The Jungle
Everybody’s Talkin’
He Went To Paris [Re-Recorded Version]
In The Shelter [Re-Recorded Version]
Knees Of My Heart [Re-Recorded Version]
A Pirate Looks At Forty [Live]
Sail On, Sailor
Saxophones [Re-Recorded Version]
Volcano [Re-Recorded Version]

Off To See The Lizard
Boomerang Love
Carnival World
Changing Channels
Gravity Storm
I Wish Lunch Could Last Forever
Mermaid In The Night
Off To See The Lizard
The Pascagoula Run
Strange Bird
Take Another Road
That’s My Story And I’m Stickin’ To It
Why The Things We Do

One Particular Harbor
Brown Eyed Girl
California Promises
Distantly In Love
Honey Do
Livin’ It Up
One Particular Harbor
Stars On The Water
Twelve Volt Man
We Are The People Our Parents Warned Us About
Why You Wanna Hurt My Heart

Rancho Deluxe
Can’t Remember When I Slept Last
Cattle Truckin’
Countin’ The Cows Ev’ry Day
Fifteen Gears
Livingston Saturday Night
Rancho Deluxe
Rancho Deluxe (End Title)
Rancho Deluxe (Main Title)
Ridin’ In Style
Some Gothic Ranch Action
Wonder Why You Ever Go Home
The Wrangler
Left Me With A Nail To Drive

Riddles In The Sand
Bigger Than The Both Of Us
Come To The Moon
Knees Of My Heart
La Vie Dansante
Love In Decline
Ragtop Day
She’s Going Out Of My Mind
When The Wild Life Betrays Me
Who’s The Blonde Stranger?

Somewhere Over China
I Heard I Was In Town
If I Could Just Get It On Paper
On A Slow Boat To China
Somewhere Over China
When Salome Plays The Drum
Where’s The Party

Son Of A Son Of A Sailor/Coconut Telegraph
African Friend
Cheeseburger in Paradise
Coast of Marseille
Coconut Telegraph
Cowboy in the Jungle
The Good Fight
Growing Older But Not Up
It’s My Job
The Last Line
Livingston Saturday Night
Son Of A Son Of A Sailor
Stars Fell On Alabama
The Weather Is Here, Wish You Were Beautiful

The Parakeet Album: Songs Of Jimmy Buffett (W.O. Smith Music School Singers)
Chanson Pour Les Petits Enfants
Cheeseburger In Paradise
Come To The Moon
Delaney Talks To Statues
Jolly Mon Sing
La Vie Dansante
Little Miss Magic
Off To See The Lizard

The Very Best Of Alan Jackson (Alan Jackson)
It’s 5 o’clock somewhere

Willie Nelson’s Greatest Hits (And Some That Will Be)
Railroad Lady

What’s on your list? Comments are welcome.