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]Perfect rhythm combination! Just amazing

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

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

6Thickfreakness (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...

7Weight 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.


[Newest]Amazing songs, it reminds to Pink Floyd sounds, love it

8Howlin' 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]It makes me go crazy, baby

910 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

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

12Fever (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]Takes a special place in my heart

13Set 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!

14Dead 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,

15Oceans & 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...

16Breaks (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

17Girl Is on My Mind (Rubber Factory)

18Nova 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

19Meet Me In the City (Chulahoma)

20Just 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

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