8. Neil Young & Crazy Horse, “Powderfinger” (Rust Never Sleeps, 1979)
A number Neil originally wrote for Lynyrd Skynyrd that suggests either he should do this kind of thing more often or that he only does this kind of thing when he’s really, really inspired. There’s been considerable debate over whether the kid gets shot, suffers a misfire or kills himself. I vote suicide - “never stopped to wonder why…the thought that pulled the trigger…one you never figured…” - but I think people naturally lean toward whichever ending they find more disturbing.