Best The Black Keys Songs


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1Little Black Submarines (El Camino)

The Black Keys answer to Stairway to Heaven! And what an awesome song it is too! I can't stop listening to it!
Definitely better than Gold on the Ceiling.

This is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard. It's so lovely and slow and emotional first, and then when the drums and the electric guitar kicks in, I just want to get up and dance.

Best song, it really showcases how good his voice is, with the classic Black keys sound, it is literally the best song ever! Why the hell isn't higher, I mean, gold on the ceiling is great but, come on

Indeed a "broken heart is blind".

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2Gold On the Ceiling (El Camino)

This is the song that made me love these guys. It beats everything else on this list. I've gotten many of my friends hooked on the Keys because of this song.

This is the song that got me hooked onto the Black Keys and got me listening to all of their other great music such as Little Black Submarines. A truly great band that uses actual instruments and good vocals to write amazing songs.

I love the music and the beat to this song, why is tighten up higher than this, I don't understand. This has a great melody and the lyrics a really catchy while tighten up doesn't have nearly as good lyrics as this song. The Black Keys are now one of my favorite bands because of this song. BLACK KEYS RULE

Forget just being on this list. This should be on the Top Ten best songs EVER! This song puts me in the best mood

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3Tighten Up (Brothers)

Led zeppelin white stripes´╗┐ = Black Keys
They are the stairway to our generation! ´╗┐
And this is their best song... By far

This is the first song I heard by the duo and it has still remained my favorite by them. It's nothing short of perfection

This song just makes my day!
And when the beat changes towards the end...
It just sets my heart racing
Hats off guys

Surely it can't beat Gold on the Ceiling and Little Black Submarines but this is great too!

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4Lonely Boy

The amazing first single for the album El Camino. Rolling Stone praised the song, giving it four out of five stars, saying that "Frustrated desire is the song's ostensible theme... But for Keys fans, this is a clean hit of instant gratification. " I loved the music video- that dance was precious!

This is an amazing exception to the old "they don't make music like they used to" saying.

Gives you that feel of the old 70s with the touch of modern rock. Ultimate feel provided whole together. Gets your spirits all high. Super energetic song. The simply changes the mood with keeping in account the feel which can never be lost. Must for every single lonely boy in the towm.. Keep rocking, cheers.. M/

I love this song so infinity much!

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5I Got Mine (Attack & Release)

You haven't properly experienced this song until you see them play it live. The rock in this song is so much stronger than his other songs. Go listen to it right now!

The Black Keys finish strong, I Got Mine is what they use to close their shows. This song is top 3, at worst!

This song rocks so hard! Amazing energy, a simple yet heavy riff. personally this should be number 1

4%? People really need to listen to this! No. 1 no question

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6Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness)

Huge Keys fan, this is probably their best (although there are too many to really choose a clear best. )

Love this song its just classic black keys. If you are rating this top ten solely based on popularity than I understand why this is so low.

This and sinister kid should be top ten at the very least

Fills up the room...

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710 A.M. Automatic (Rubber Factory)

Anyone who doesn't have this in their top 10 Black Keys songs, well they shouldn't be making a Black Keys list in the first place. What an amazing song... - TragedyBound27

This is one of their best songs with simple rock guitar and no keyboards bringing the thickness of the guitar down. This song should be higher.

Great song. Maybe not their best, but definitely in the Top ten!

It the best song on their best album

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8Weight of Love (Turn Blue)

This song is not only by far the best of Turn Blue, but one of their best ever. Bass line, guitar solo, drums all work perfectly to create this amazing song

The build up in this song is so amazing and then it hits the guitar solo... so good. This song sets the tone for the whole turn blue album and is the best song on it in my opinion. Also this song is amazing in concert.

The buildup, calming voice, then powerful guitar solo make for the best Black Keys song I've ever heard. - Songsta41

Best guitar solo of any black keys song!

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9Howlin' for You (Brothers)

"It's True, Baby I'm Howling For You! " Really catchy and amazingly creative

It kicks! The drums are the best. And who did not see trailer (video), it's like parody of Hollywood movie - then you must see it.


It makes me go crazy, baby

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10Everlasting Light (Brothers)

How the heck is this not higher?! Amazing vocals by Auerbach and a subtle but amazing buildup from start to finish?! Come on people

Always puts me in a good mood, His falsetto voice is unbelievable so calming and pure. Should definitely be higher on the list. :(

Most beautiful, soulful, borderline R&B song (yet still completely rocking) song on brothers. Worth the listen, every time.

This is underrated! Must be near top 3!

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11Set You Free (Thickfreakness)

Really awesome riff. It's amazing how the Black Keys are just two people. They create ideas that are the views of many. SO awesome!

12Strange Times (Attack & Release)

HOLY CRAP! This song is so cool. There is no way that someone can't like this, unless, of course, they're crazy!

If it was worthy of being in Grand Theft Auto IV then it most definitely belongs in the top ten

This is THE best alt rock song ever. the guitar is so cool. I love to play it

This song has an amazing riff, should be higher. - Songsta41

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13Girl Is on My Mind (Rubber Factory)
14Fever (Turn Blue)

Best song from their newest album (2014) called Turn Blue.

Definitely should be higher. No question.

Great song! Should be in their top five.

How is this #14? It should be in the top ten

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15Meet Me In the City (Chulahoma)
16Dead and Gone (El Camino)

I think this is my favourite song by the black keys, why is it so low?!

Why the hell is this not no. 1. Let alone not in the top 5

Best Song ever, it simply have everything on it

This has to be in Top 3,

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17Oceans & Streams (Attack & Release)

This song adds so many awesome components plus an awesome beat. Definitely one of their best ones

So many awesome songs by tjese guys, but this one takes the cake.
Its also very underrated in my opinion. Good to see it on this list. Proves that Keys Fans have awesome taste! :) now if only I could learn to play that awesome solo...

18Sinister Kid (Brothers)

First of all it's based on a real life story! Secondly, it's just awesome. This Tighten up Gold on the Ceiling and Lonely Boy are the best

Needs to be higher on the list

19The Lengths

This proves that these guys are true rockers and rollers. Every great band needs a great slow dance song and this is it for them. The Lengths!

Love this song. A little less of blues and more of roots rock. Great song, great band, and awesome note bending in this particular song.

20Keep Me (Rubber Factory)

This an underrated song. Amazing rhythm and the guitar solo is so good!.

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List StatsUpdated 1 Dec 2015

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Top Remixes (22)

1. Tighten Up (Brothers)
2. Meet Me In the City (Chulahoma)
3. Midnight In Her Eyes (Thickfreakness)
1. Little Black Submarines (El Camino)
2. I Got Mine (Attack & Release)
3. Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness)
1. Tighten Up (Brothers)
2. I Got Mine (Attack & Release)
3. Your Touch (Magic Potion)

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