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Neil Young Songs

Updated on March 16, 2008

Neil Young is an amazing songwriter. He has written so many beautiful songs. How well do you know Neil Young songs and the background behind them? See how many of these questions about Neil Young songs and albums you can answer correctly. But be warned, these are difficult questions for hardcore Neil Young fans only.

What is Neil Young's favorite album he has made?


Which Neil Young song has the poetic lyrics, "What is the color when black is burned"?

I Am a Child

Which song on Neil Young's debut solo album is the only one he didn't write?

String Quartet from Whiskey Boot Hill (It was written by Jack Nitzsche.)

Which Neil Young song features James Taylor playing banjo?

Old Man- Linda Ronstadt provided vocals for the song

Which Neil Young album did Walmart refuse to sell?

Living With War

Which Australian band is named after a Neil Young song?


Which Neil Young song is on the films Dogtown, Z-Boys, and Lords of Dogtown?

Old Man- Old Man was written for the caretaker of Neil Young's ranch in California

Which Neil Young song became an anthem for the collapse of the Berlin Wall?

Rockin' in the Free World

Which Neil Young song ends with a beating heart?

Broken Arrow- Broken starts with the sounds of applause

Which Neil Young song was banned in Spain?

Cortez the Killer- Cortez the Killer is about the Aztecs being conquered by the Spaniards

Which Neil Young song was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song?


What Neil Young is about heroin?

The Needle and the Damage Done

What is Neil Young's only #1 hit song?

Heart of Gold - Heart of Gold is ranked #297 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

Which Neil Young album peaked at #1 on the Billboards Chart?

Harvest - Harvest was the best-selling album in 1972

What was the name of the very first song written by Neil Young?

No- Neil Young wrote this when he was a child after his parents separated.

Which Neil Young song is a tribute to marijuana?

Homegrown - Neil Young once commented that the song should have been written for Willie Nelson

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      Sherri 10 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      That was fun. I didn't have one right answer. Good thing I wasn't playing for money!