Best Arcade Fire Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
The hardest to me is to pick only one song from Arcade Fire, but Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels) has everything in it. It has the emotion, the instruments and the lyrics that makes a young man smile.
This song is the song that defined my teenage years. Coming from a family in emotional turmoil, I found comfort in this song. Reminds me of fighting for the one girl who made everything feel better - the one girl who didn't neglect me, and made me see in color. It also reminds me that one day, that girl and I will look back and wonder where the hurt even went. She makes me feel like the best girlfriend in the world.
This song is just so awesome... Everything about it is just stunning... Gosh, pickin a favourite Arcade Fire song is so hard.

The ending of this song in particular is stunning.
[Newest]Makes me cry because the guitar and piano together are so beautiful


2Wake Up
This song is so good... Easily the best Arcade Fire song and by far one of the best songs I've ever heard in my entire life.
I love arcade fire, probably one of the best indie bands around, they just provide something different and energetic but this was the first song I heard by them. it was in the trailer for where the wild things are and I bought the album (funeral) and all the others since. love it!
So huge sounding. Truly awesome chorus and the ending is just so soft and harmless and innocent but sad sounding in a way. It's so many emotions and that's why its number 1!
[Newest]This song is one of the best Arcade Fire songs. I just love everything about it!


3Rebellion (Lies)
Unlike others songs from Arcade Fire, this song ends in sadness, a violin-whistling induced sadness and it's beautiful. Since the beginning of the song you are like taping your feet, finding freedom in its strong rhythm and then you end up singing this no-lyric kind of chorus and everyone around you is singing with you in a perfect connection with the band on the stage. There's no words to describe the feeling

a_leitao

One of my favourite Arcade Fire songs along with No Cars Go. I can't describe what I feel with this, it is a mix of feelings like happiness, sadness, when the piano gets in, then Win sings... It's something unique, every time I start to hear that bass line... It's one of the best things ever! It's so beautiful, yet sad... One of the best songs ever written and one of my favourites songs of all time. It's incredible
One of my favorites, and definitely one of Arcade Fire's best. It's simply beautiful.

Hartroc


4The Suburbs
"Sometimes I can't believe it, this song has so much feeling... "
I can't believe that this song isn't #1 great lyrics, great music, and the best music video I've ever seen probably. We Used to Wait and Ready to Start should be 2nd and 3rd as well.
This was the song that made me love arcade fire. It sets the tone for the perfect album that is 'the suburbs'and shows so much emotion. What more could you ask for in a song?
[Newest]Such a wonderful lyrics.

5Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
All the songs are beyond amazing but I think this one shines the most of all of the songs and it is currently my favourite song at the moment. Love to ARCADE FIRE

egillaxelsson

Amazing. Best Arcade Fire song there is. This makes you, literally, in your dreams. It can make you in a happy mood for the rest of your awesome life.
This song is gorgeous. It's stunningly beautiful. From the heavy synths to Reginé's very high, almost shrill (which is not a bad thing) voice, it creates such an epic story. It almost feels as though her voice carries a panicky tone like she will be trapped inside the "sprawl" with no way to escape, but at the same time it's so anthemic that one can only derive a sense of hope. It's simple amazing.
[Newest]This is the first ever arcade fire song I listened and it trust me this will transport you to a peaceful state

6Reflektor
I have a serious crush on this song. Arcade Fire is such a unique band, and every song they produce is a complete masterpiece. The band is made up of a lot of people, against the usual four or five members. I've noticed that most of their songs use the same song format, then they go on for a long time with amazing melodies and just pull you into their world. This song, Reflektor, is mysterious and almost creepy in a way, but it's super catchy and the kind of song you find yourself dancing to at your bedroom mirror. The singers have great voices, and I find it really cool that part of the song was sung in French. This song definitely deserves to be boosted up into the top five Arcade Fire songs!
Produced by James Murphy and featuring David Bowie, this song lives up to its expectations. One of the more dancier songs Arcade Fire has done, it is simply a masterpiece. You can't help but tap your foot.
There's just so much going on in this track with great vocals to catchy beats. Truly a work of art!
[newest]
I will never get tired of listening to this song

7Ready to Start
For me it's the most emotional song ever. When I heard it live it was one of the best moments in my life. The climax is immense.

nomo

The best song from Arcade Fire, it defines me, and gave me a fealing of rebirth every time I listen it. I cried the first time I listened live, if the businessmen drink your blood, doesn't matter because... you're now ready to start...
I set this as my alarm.

Actually, that's only partially true: it rotates with Wake Up. :3
[Newest]Best Arcade Fire song!


8No Cars Go
I first heard this song from it's 2003 original version and I was amazed. When I heard it's re-recording for Neon Bible I thought to myself that Arcade Fire are just setting the bar so high. It's gonna be almost impossible to make music better than this guys, on the studio AND on the stage. 'Cause on the studio they make you believe in life itself yet they still manage to combine it with the other songs of the album and their meanings. On the stage they lead you to an imperial cavalcade of emotions and you find yourself bursting out in tears with it's amazing Outro

a_leitao

One of the very few songs that's never gonna bore me out. I really could listen to it a hundred times - it IS one of the best songs ever produced!
The outro is one of my favorite moments in musical history. The energy is awesome.

9Intervention
This music has so much meaning, I think we should all learn from the band's message in this song... a powerful chorus that make us better people, couldn't ask for more

a_leitao

The organ, the organ, the organ...
My favourite :) ready to start, and suburbs are good too!

10Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)
Definitely their most high soaring, lively song. Fantastic energy in it and the lyrics are quite powerful.
Such a powerful song!
Arcade Fire showing that they also know how to rock n roll and to make you feel alive. Energetic and beautiful at the same time, one of the best of their songs

a_leitao

[Newest]Should easily be #1

The Contenders

11Keep the Car Running
First song I ever heard from Arcade fire.
It still is undoubtedly the best one.
Great hook. Fun to sing along to.

12Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
I used to hate this song. I would skip it while listening to Funeral. But then I listened all the way through... and it hooked me. It features the best use of accordian (albeit some of the ONLY use of accordian) in any rock/indie/alternative song of recent years.
Just began listening Arcade Fire, but this track really stood out on my first listen of Funeral, it is just so different.
Now the neighbors can dance! So underrated...

PeterG28

[Newest]Fantastic song, absolute their best!

13Crown of Love
This song is incredibly beautiful, the emotion you hear when Win sings "You gotta be the one, you gotta be the way, your name is the only word that I can say" is so epic. And I absolutely love the transition into the upbeat part!
This song means a lot.
THE EMOTION IN THIS IS UNREAL HOW IS IT NOT IN THE TOP 10

14Afterlife
It's a fantastic song
The most beautiful lyrics that I've heard in years!
Means so much to me. Very danceable and yet has the ability to make you think.
[newest]
Still love this song

15We Used to Wait

16Suburban War
The song has so much feeling and emotion. Should be much much higher. Having said that though all the above are awesome to. Haven't heard an arcade fire song that I don't like yet.
When the drums come in and Win sings "All my old friends, they don't know me now"... most emotional moment in an Arcade Fire song for me. Except maybe in My Body is a Cage

17In the Backseat
Perfect ending to funeral with Regine offering some amazing vocals.

18Ocean of Noise
This one's underrated, it's so layered and relaxing.

19Antichrist Television Blues

20Normal Person
This song is just awesome! Lyrics, instrumental... It should be a top10!
Woaah wooah woah! Why is this at 32? My favourite rack off the new record by a long way.
Good Neil Young rock in AF style.

21Modern Man
This is the absolute dumbest system for commen shiite eve men

22Rococo
I could listen to this on a loop, I absolutely love it. Amazed it isn't higher
Wow, I'm shocked this isn't in the top ten. One of AF's best, haunting and powerful, I never get tired of it.

23Here Comes the Night Time
Amazing construction. There so much energy, it's just make me feel happy. A really great song with a great interaction of a lot of instruments judiciously used. My favorite one on reflektor
It will make you dance
My favourite Arcade Fire song NO DOUBT

24It's Never Over (Oh Orpheus)
A really powerful, energetic and beautiful duet of Regine and Will, telling a story of two lovers losing each other. Deserves every listen!
The hooks in this one are incredible

25Haiti

26The Well and the Lighthouse
After my first Neon Bible listen, this song somehow impressed me and it still is my favorite even after The Suburbs album.
I don't know what it is about this song, but whenever I hear it, it makes me feel emotional in the beat possible way.

27The Woodlands National Anthem

28Half Light II (No Celebration)

29City With No Children
No. 28? Are you all mental

30Deep Blue

31Black Mirror
Feels like dark walls of sound are closing in around you.

Creepy awesomeness.

32Une Année Sans Lumière

33Empty Room

34Joan of Arc
Arcade Fire going' punk. One of the best ones on Reflektor

SpaceSymphony

Nr 33?! This has to go up. Love Régine part

35The Suburbs (Continued)
One of the most beautiful lines I've ever heard or read "if I could have it back, all the time that we wasted I'd only waste it again and again and again
I love this outro. The perfect ending. "If I could have it back, you know I would love to waste it again. Waste it again and again and again."

36You Already Know
How is this song nowhere to be seen on this list? Unbelievable

37Headlights Look Like Diamonds

38Black Wave/Bad Vibrations

39Supersymmetry
A great Arcade Fire song

40We Exist

41Half Light I

42Neon Bible

43Flashbulb Eyes

44Windowsill

45Awful Sound (Oh Eurydice)

46Cold Wind

47My Body is a Cage
This is definitely their best song. It's perfect. Constantly building throughout the song, raw emotion, great use of the organ and amazing drumming that keeps the song moving once the full sound comes in. Win is amazing in this song too. Lyrics are definitely their best as well. Need I say more?
So umm, did people just forget about this one? Did they not see it? Whatever the explanation, this deserves to be in the top 5.
The fact that this song is so low is terrifying

48Month of May

49Speaking In Tongues

50Abraham's Daughter
I came to know of this song after it was played in The Hunger Games movie but I STILL LOVE IT.
Fits the hunger games perfectly

51Porno
Most underrated song from "Reflektor". Great lyrics, great chorus and an awesome outro!

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