Best The Black Keys Songs


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The Top Ten

Gold 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.
Best song the BKs ever wrote. Extremely cool. The guitar is awesome, lyrics are insanely cool, this is definitely my favorte song of all time.
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2Tighten Up (Brothers)


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

Best song by this best duo...
nothing more than the word 'best'.
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3Little 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
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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/
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5Howlin' 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.
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6Psychotic 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
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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
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8Dead and Gone (El Camino) Listen to sample

9Everlasting 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.
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10I 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!
Easily the best, this brings back rock and roll that this generation is missing!
The Black Keys finish strong, I Got Mine is what they use to close their shows. This song is top 3, at worst!
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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
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12Your Touch (Magic Potion)
Simple, but an unforgettable riff. Dan's voice suits that blue's guitar amazingly well.
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1310 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!
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14Oceans & 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...
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15Set 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!

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16Sister (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!
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17Just 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!
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18Stack Shot Billy (Rubber Factory) Listen to sample

19Next Girl (Brothers)
This song is REALLY catchy and just AMAZING all in all.
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20Till I Get My Way (Rubber Factory) Listen to sample

21The 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.
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22I'll Be Your Man (The Big Come Up) Listen to sample

23Never Gonna Give You Up (Brothers)
So full of sound! A great song.
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24My Mind Is Ramblin' (Chulahoma) Listen to sample

25Breaks (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
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26Ten Cent Pistol (Brothers)
Best black keys song EVER! ^_^
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27Grown So Ugly (Rubber Factory) Listen to sample

28Things Ain't Like They Used To Be (Attack & Release) Listen to sample

29Sinister 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
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30The Go Getter (Brothers) Listen to sample

31Just Got to Be (Magic Potion)
Best black keys riff sounds like Hendrix
How In the world is this 51... I think the world should listen to the whole CD and not cherry-pick the hits!
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32Leavin' Trunk (The Big Come Up) Listen to sample

33When the Lights Go Out (Rubber Factory) Listen to sample

34The Only One (Brothers) Listen to sample

35Keep Me (Rubber Factory) Listen to sample

36Run Right Back (El Camino) Listen to sample

37Nova Baby (El Camino) Listen to sample

38Chop and Change
The bass line is awesome! Why wasn't this on here yet? I love it!
Oh my gosh this song
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39Money Maker (El Camino)
Get your SUITS ON, GROOM UP and GET THIS SONG on the background while your at it!
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40The Desperate Man (Rubber Factory) Listen to sample

41Girl Is on My Mind (Rubber Factory) Listen to sample

42She's Long Gone (Brothers)
LISTEN to the guitar riff in the CHORUS and you will be hooked! Love this song!
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43You're the One (Magic Potion) Listen to sample

44Too Afraid to Love You (Brothers) Listen to sample

45Unknown Brother (Brothers) Listen to sample

46Lies (Attack & Release)
This song is just awesome. The power, the lyrics, everything.
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47I'm Not the One (Brothers) Listen to sample

48Busted (The Big Come Up) Listen to sample

49Have Love Will Travel Listen to sample

50Heavy Soul (The Big Come Up) Listen to sample

51Mind Eraser
Obviously not top 10 material but I can't let one of their most underrated gems be put so low
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52Countdown (The Big Come Up) Listen to sample

53Same Old Thing (Attack & Release) Listen to sample

54Hurt Like Mine (Thickfreakness) Listen to sample

55Strange Desire (Magic Potion) Listen to sample

56Act Nice and Gentle (Rubber Factory) Listen to sample

57Remember When (Side B) (Attack & Release) Listen to sample

58All You Ever Wanted
I know it's clichéd but I can't believe it's not on the list. Definitely one of their best.
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59Elevator (Magic Potion) Listen to sample

60Work Me (Chulahoma) Listen to sample

61Just a Little Heat (Magic Potion)
The opening guitar piece is amazing, as it the overall groove of this song.
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62Fever (Turn Blue) Listen to sample

63Turn Blue (Turn Blue) Listen to sample

64Stop, Stop (El Camino) Listen to sample

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