Best The Black Keys Songs


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The Top Ten

Little 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
[Newest]Agree it's a cracker

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
[Newest]Such a good song! I love it!

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

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/
[Newest]I love this song so infinity much!

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

6Howlin' 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.
[Newest]This is classic rock at its best... Baby I'm howlin for you...

7Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness)
Huge Keys fan, this is probably their best (although there are too many to really choose a clear best. )
This and sinister kid should be top ten at the very least
Fills up the room...

810 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...


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

9Weight 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.


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.
[Newest]This is underrated! Must be near top 3!

The Contenders

11Strange 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

12Set 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!

13Psychotic Girl (Attack & Release)
Simply there best song ever! Sit back, crank it up, and love it!
And a famous quote from White Men can't Jump ".. Look man, you can listen to Jimi but you can't hear him. There's a difference man. Just because you're listening to him doesn't mean you're hearing him... "
God, what a soulful music

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.
[Newest]Actually my favourite song

15Your Touch (Magic Potion)
Simple, but an unforgettable riff. Dan's voice suits that blue's guitar amazingly well.
Come on. Nobody knows their old stuff, wich is the best. This needs to be #1

16Oceans & 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...

17Dead 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
[Newest]This has to be in Top 3,

18Ten Cent Pistol (Brothers)
Best black keys song EVER! ^_^

19Girl Is on My Mind (Rubber Factory)

20Nova Baby (El Camino)
My favorite song by the Black Keys, the song sounds great when at both of the tempos it switches to and the lyrics are very meaningful

21Sister (El Camino)
Good stuff but seems underrated. The music is mixed pretty well, catchy touch in guitar and bass, plus fun stomping drum. The tempo is amazingly addicting.
Amazing! So catchy, a mint summer tune, and along with nova baby, the best off the album by far!
My favorite on el camino

22Breaks (The Big Come Up)
How is this not higher?!? The intro of "Lean forward slightly, Look straight at
The speaker and listen with a sparkle
In your eye as though you might be thinking
'gee this is the most wonderful thing
I've ever heard in all my life'" just immediately sets you up for an incredible guitar riff that hooks you for the whole track. My favourite song
Really? If you do not have this song in your top ten, then you are not a fan of The Black Keys
Amazing guitar riff just listen to it I guarantee you'll you it

23Next Girl (Brothers)
This song is REALLY catchy and just AMAZING all in all.

24Till I Get My Way (Rubber Factory)

25I'll Be Your Man (The Big Come Up)

26Stack Shot Billy (Rubber Factory)

27Sinister 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

28Meet Me In the City (Chulahoma)

29Keep Me (Rubber Factory)
This an underrated song. Amazing rhythm and the guitar solo is so good!.

30Just Couldn't Tie Me Down (Rubber Factory)
The riff is simply amazing, the solo beautiful, everything about this song is perfect besides the fact that my speakers won't go loud enough to do it justice!

31Midnight In Her Eyes (Thickfreakness)

32The Only One (Brothers)
All time favorite song!

33The 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.

34Never Gonna Give You Up (Brothers)
So full of sound! A great song.

35Things Ain't Like They Used To Be (Attack & Release)
My favorite black keys song

36Too Afraid to Love You (Brothers)
Just one of those great songs by the Black Keys, subtle little bits of instruments make it a masterpiece!
This song is my ultimate fave!

37She's Long Gone (Brothers)
LISTEN to the guitar riff in the CHORUS and you will be hooked! Love this song!

38Just Got to Be (Magic Potion)
I love this song it's the best they ever made
Best black keys riff sounds like Hendrix
Best off magic potion

39My Mind Is Ramblin' (Chulahoma)

40Yearnin' (The Big Come Up)

41Busted (The Big Come Up)

42The Go Getter (Brothers)

43Chop and Change
The bass line is awesome! Why wasn't this on here yet? I love it!
Oh my gosh this song

44Grown So Ugly (Rubber Factory)

45Hard Row (Thickfreakness)
Love this! Should definitely be much higher

46Run Right Back (El Camino)
How is this song not in the top ten!? Give it a try! I promise it will not disappoint! It's So catchy and you won't be able to get it out of your head (in a good way) I'm really suprised its not way way higher!
One of my favorites off of my favorite Album, El Camino
It's way, waay to low on the list. Should be top 10.

47Mind Eraser
Obviously not top 10 material but I can't let one of their most underrated gems be put so low

48Leavin' Trunk (The Big Come Up)

49When the Lights Go Out (Rubber Factory)

50Lies (Attack & Release)
This song is just awesome. The power, the lyrics, everything.

51Money Maker (El Camino)
Get your SUITS ON, GROOM UP and GET THIS SONG on the background while your at it!

52Unknown Brother (Brothers)
Easily one of their most beautiful songs. Very underrated, but with so many songs, many of them will end up being underrated.
Favorite song off of Brothers
This song is very underrated!

53Elevator (Magic Potion)
The riff of this one is crazy, need some votes.

54The Desperate Man (Rubber Factory)

55You're the One (Magic Potion)

56All You Ever Wanted (Attack & Release)
I truly believe that this is one of the most underrated songs of all time.
I know it's clichéd but I can't believe it's not on the list. Definitely one of their best.

57Have Love Will Travel
Love the sound of this one.

58I'm Not the One (Brothers)
One of the greatest songs ever. Beautiful, relentless and just mean - god I love this song.

59Gotta Get Away (Turn Blue)
Love this song! Favorite off turn blue!

6010 Lovers (Turn Blue)

61Heavy Soul (The Big Come Up)
Awesome song!, the guitar riff is priceless.

62Countdown (The Big Come Up)

63Same Old Thing (Attack & Release)
How is this so far back?
Also, it's terrific live.

64Turn Blue (Turn Blue)
Wait a while, I bet this song will be higher! Best song off new album!

65Hell of a Season (El Camino)
One of their best songs of all time

66Strange Desire (Magic Potion)

67Act Nice and Gentle (Rubber Factory)

68Remember When (Side B) (Attack & Release)

69Hurt Like Mine (Thickfreakness)

70Bullet In the Brain (Turn Blue)

71In Our Prime (Turn Blue)

72These Days (Brothers)

73Work Me (Chulahoma)

74Just a Little Heat (Magic Potion)
The opening guitar piece is amazing, as it the overall groove of this song.

75All Hands Against His Own (Rubber Factory)

76In Time (Turn Blue)
This song is coherent, has a variety of musical instrumentation it brings to the table and overall has a wonderful tone and rhythm!

77Year In Review (Turn Blue )

78It's Up to You Now (Turn Blue)

79Waiting On Words - Turn Blue

80Stop, Stop (El Camino)
This song is so underrated, should go up!

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This list was created 4 years, 50 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 18 times.

Updated Sunday, April 26, 2015

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