Remembering Chris Cornell: A Retrospective Spotify Playlist


In the relatively short history of rock ‘n’ roll, few singers stand out among the most singular and recognizable voices of the genre. Frontmen like Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey and Freddie Mercury are championed for their ability to capture a listener’s attention with a single note, instantly recognized by a now familiar tone. Chris Cornell was another of those iconic voices, immediately identifiable for its power, range and depth. This edition of Saturday Stream examines Cornell’s long body of work via a 35-track Spotify Playlist spanning the successful career of the vocalist who passed away at age 52 earlier this week.

The collection begins with a mid-1980s recording made with late Mother Love Bone frontman, and Cornell’s former Seattle roommate, Andrew Wood. Later, there’s a track from the Temple Of A Dog album featuring members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden formed shortly after Wood passed away. The playlist also has cuts from each of Soundgarden’s releases, the three albums Cornell recorded with members of Rage Against The Machine as Audioslave and each of his solo albums as well.

Filling out the set are tracks featuring Chris’ unparalleled voice alongside the likes of Santana, Alice Cooper, Zac Brown Band, Joy Williams, Slash and others. Listen here: