Best Kings of Leon Songs


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The Top Ten

Use Somebody
I listen to this song everyday. Makes me want to hold her tight, never let her go. I can't believe that I let her go in the first time. I wish I could dedicate song to her. This one is for you Charlize. Your smile still haunts me.
A truly amazing song, the vocals are simply divine
I start my day wit this song! An absolute treat to listen to! I just can't stop explorin more songs f KOL!
[Newest]Can't imagine my life without this song

2Sex On Fire
The best song as for myself even above Use Somebody
I love everything about this song. I love the music, I love the lyrics, I love the vocals, I love the instruments, I love the followill brothers, it really reaches trough your soul. < 3 the song is fabulous. ;* really, really awesome. I could listen to it all day, all night.
love it... best song I've ever heard *_____* Maybe there are other good songs too, like Use somebody or pyro but this is the most beautiful and emotional song I've ever listend to. I mean I don't totally understand what they're tryin' to say but...
[Newest]This is the best and why is it only second?

by far the best song, sends shivers down my spine, especially the delayed guitar riff at the start, beautiful song! much prefer this sort of stuff than their newer stuff (which I'm not a massive fan of)
This is a hidden gem from Only By The Night and was the first track on that great album too. Should be in the top 5 at least! Get voting!
the lyrics and this song song riff manage to break my heart! By far I believe this is their best song! more than Use somebody this song have more soul!
[Newest]Their best song... Haunting end of the world sound

Pyro is really awesome song from K.O.L., and it hurts to see such amazing song below 5.
Just feel it! ''watch her roll, can you feel it'' ;)
Awesome song guys and gals!
SO GOD. Can't believe it is ranked this low. Really LAME. Should DEFINITELY be in the top 3, it never gets old, and its really relaxing and chilling. GREAT song.
One hell of a song! Feel the vibe which comes with it...
They play better and better with time. New song is best of rest xD
[Newest]Awesome song and a brilliant creation

Hands down the best song Kings of Leon has to offer. Its got a fantastic riff to it that just makes you want to hear it again and again!
this song made me want to listen to kol more..
This song is so powerful and has so much soul, 8th place does not give it credit, 1st or 2nd the least, most people (HC fans)just don't like the fact that is from the new album and that is the one that has catapulted them to world stardom, but hey you don't achieve world stradom with just any tune, right?
[Newest]I'm addicted to this one - awesome song

6Knocked Up
My all time favorite song. The song has a great story, the vocals are great, and the drums are right on beat through the whole song.


I can listen to this song on repeat for hours. The guitar riffs are so haunting and moving. Anytime I'm feeling like hell I put this on and instantly feel more at peace. I first heard it during a rough time in my life and it kept me going.
That 3-Note Harmonic Riff Is So Mind-Numbingly Brilliant... And Also... Salty Leaf... Gotta Love Milk As Well


[Newest]They r awesome love all there music

7The Bucket
It was really difficult to choose (and this isn't probably my favorite) but I voted this because it is the highest song of the first two albums in this list and I really can't stand the fact that the top ten is formed mostly by "only by the night" songs just because it's the most popular album... please listen to the others which are so much better!
Incredible song from their best album. Really simple but effective guitar and rhythm!
I like the drums in this song.


I totally agree, this is much more powerful than Use Somebody and the riffs Rock too!
Musically - none of the others compare to this one.
It is not only memorable - but also has a melody line that can be hummed easily and/or sung.
A lot of soul, not nearly as winey as their other songs. It's much more powerful.
[Newest]Notion is really a good song I love the song I think it should be #5 on the list.

9On Call
the bass in this song is amazing, the lyrics are powerfull and to be honest the song is just an anthym, I've never heard another song like if, not mentioned here is slow night, so long my favourate x
I don't quite understand how Radioactive and Fans can be ahead of this song... have you listened to the bass?
amazing song.
gives me chills every time I hear it.
I can hear it all day long and never get tired of it!
[Newest]All time favorite Kings of Leon song, extremely powerful and relatable.

there is something about this song which feels divine
There's something haunting about this song... It really makes me think of an old love that didn't work out and how difficult it is to find that.
I love a song that can bring back emotions that you felf when you first heard it... even it is bitterness, cause it reminds you of a girl you loved that broke up with you via text message.


[Newest]This song is one of the most beautifully written songs that I have ever heard.

The Contenders

The best! I can listen to it every day, whole day! I'm just sad cause this song doesn't have an official video, it would be awesome
Absolutely love this song! The sound, the lyrics, everything is perfect. Classic KOL sound that we all know and love with a catchy beat and mesmorising, awe-striking guitar skills. And not to mention Caleb's beautiful voice, those high notes just turn my legs to jelly and raise the hairs on the back of my neck. Such a powerful and completely brilliant song. Definitely deserves a higher ranking.
This was the first song I ever heard of them and I've loved it ever since, it is really catchy and has a great beat. You can listen to this song over and over and it will never get old! Definitely deserves to be in the top 10!
[Newest]Has to be a top 10

12Cold Desert
Ahh, this one hurts your insides so bad, it's like a weight in your stomach. I'm talking about aching beauty! And bass.
This song is just great and should at least be top ten; it's from like their best album ever so if not top ten it should at least be 11th maybe 12th.
Cold Desert is a really meaningful song it makes my heart tingle and gives me chills to listen too in my option its probably #3 it rally is a song that caleb says he enjoys listening too and that says a lot

This is easily KOL's best song. I think it's the greatest song ever written. It's about friends who love one another getting togeter and just enjoying life out in the Oklahoma woods. The "I like to dance all night, and summons the day" lyric says it all: Take on the day, and then live it up at night. When I'm having a stressful day I listen to this song and it puts me in the woods with my best friends, without a care in the world.
when it starts I just get chills all over my body, sadly that when I saw them last month they didn't performed it, the lyrics, the melody everything is fantastic, hope there are others that enjoy it as I do.
I Don't know why is this one at 26 should be at top ten Has a good feel to it
Why is this no hit?

This song is just incredible..the fun drums and guitar deserves to be in the top ten!
Needs to be way higher. Easily one of their best songs. Best chorus by far
Best from last album and probably their best song, deserves more votes!
[Newest]So much energy on this one

15Slow Night, So Long
catchy and honestly "Use somebody" has nothing on this song. Only new k. o. l like the new material so much that they claim it's the best. Come on. seriously.


Typically Sex on Fire and Use Somebody are the top 2. With the people voting not delving further than Only By The Night. This track is my favourite due to its beautiful guitar riff and Caleb's vocal ability to completely relax. Extremely underrated track.
Amazing song, tells such a story in so few words. The rhythm of the guitar and the constant continuous best of the drum is sublime. Caleb's voice is haunting and enthralling, and sends a shiver down my spine (In a good way)
This song Is so underrated! One of their best by far, it is truly moving, mind blowing, I could listen to it for hours on end! Masterpiece!
[Newest]This song is just perfect.

Mann this is at 17! Top 5 catchiest songs of all times.. For me..
Deserves to be much higher- my first kings of leon song
Classic guitar solo and so underrated should be at #6.

18Be Somebody
AWESOME! Best all round song the boys have ever done! Every part of this song... The pitch harmonics by Matthew, the excellent drum beats by Nathan and the bassline and vocals make an amazing atmosphere.
VOTE NOW for Be Somebody!
It should be at #7. really amazing song

19The Face
"bury yourself away, the one and only face" this line just summons how awesome is the lyrics of this song.
That guitar solo on 2:14 is simply crazy! Listen to it while driving super fast! You will feel the thing :D

20California Waiting
How is this not in the top ten? THis is the best kings of leon song. Period. Most underrated song in the history of music. Hidden gem from their debut album.
As the others have mentioned, this song's highly underrated.
Extremely underrated song. How is it not in the top ten? The instruments make an exelent fuison, the drums, the baseline, together they create an amazing song. A hidden jewel among an album full of great songs.
I really like this song. This song must be one of the top ten

21Back Down South
Best song from Come Around Sundown.


Felt like this song brought me to the south, and I experienced everything they've been through. Defiantly a 10!
Very good song, really good song I'm wasted. Truly deep and sensual, me so horny hearing this! Makes my ding dong go badongdongdong
[Newest]Should be in the top 10.. amazing song

22Red Morning Light
First song I heard from them and still my favorite... back in 2004 when it was the intro for fifa 04 lol...


Great guitar and lyrics. Should be top 20. So should Genius.
This is KOL at their rugged best before they sold out to the pop world

To be honest they have too many great songs but I live this song, reminds me a little of what vampire weekend does. Nonetheless I put this in a mix for my friends Christmas present

24The End
This song is amazing and the lyrics are so meaningful. Such an amazing song. I don't know why it isn't higher on the list.
This song is so deep and emotional! CanĀ't explain why this is not on top 10. Is one of my all time favourites, the drums and guitar! And the vocals are so feely touching!
Great song from Come Around Sundown.


[Newest]What! This song deserves the top spot, this was written by God. Love it!

25Black Thumbnail
WHOA HOLD ON PEOPLE. This is an awesome. The lyrics are notoriously genius and the song deserves much more than no 15.

26I Want You
Best song I know. The beat is so awesome and I just adore the guitar here. And bass. And basically everything about this song. The lyrics are so great and always remind me of the person I love. I would make love to this song.
What the hell?! I was just skimming through the list and see 'I want you' at 34! It is by far the best kings of Leon song! Just because its not mainstream
The bass is incredibly simplistic, I could play it within 24 hours of owning a bass, yet its very memorable and sounds great. The guitr is so emotive its Amazing, the lyrics are great and are sang beautfully,this is a personal opinion as their best though, I still like the bucket, revelry,notion etc just as much.

This is personally my favorite kings of leon song. Best guitar solo by mathew.
Great love story... great meanings, peacefull.
This songs reminds me a teenage true love. Just great!

Really dark and ear-catching song (if that's even a real phrase) bass and guitar work really well together
Amazing song, that scream is awesome!
This is what I call Rock! This song makes me scream

29King of the Rodeo
Best chorus I think I have ever heard. I play this song all the time and I just don't get bored of it. Please for this song because it is an amazing piece of songwriting and it's incredibly catchy. Good work guys!
Song's got a sizzle about it. More of a country rock song. The first time I listened to this song I was like man I should have it. The song's a must have for all kol fans.
Great track love the sound not a country fan but think this is great.

30Wait for Me
I can't believe it isn't higher up! Seriously one of the most comforting and soothing songs out there, hits straight home for me!
One of the bests :')
Massively underrated. An amazing song

31Molly's Chambers
Come on it can't be 28th! Really epic!
This list is a joke. There older stuff was better. This is an absolute classic!
EPIC SONG! Definitely top 10. Nice guitar and awesome vocals

32Pickup Truck
To me the best song they have because its so catchy and the music is super soulful. It makes me dream. Absolutely loving it. Download it now.
Just awesome the vocals are crazy catchy beat just what the kings should like

God I love this song! The chorus is simply perfect and the guitar is great!

What is wrong with you people? LISTEN TO THIS! If you like K.O.L. the There is no way that you wont not like this song. ONE OF THE TOP 5 SONGS BY KINGS OF LEON. Absolutely brilliant! Please take two minutes to download this songs! Please! Its THAT good.
Now seeing one of the classics in this position got me thinking if this people are normal!
Great song, should be top 5 easily better than sex is on fire.

35Taper Jean Girl
I think the best song from their best album... Although the teasers from Mechanical Bull are amazing so maybe...
This is probably the biggest hit when Kings of Leon was more of a southern band.


Disappointed that this isn't at least number 10

36The Immortals
Come on guys, this song must be at least in the first 10, just listen to it, you will fall in love with this song.
Love this song. Usually on repeat
This is the best chorus they have written... Vote this higher people!

37True Love Way
I do not listen to Kings of Leon very often, BUT of the 3 songs that I do know by them, this song is their best one. So poetic.
The shi cray. True Love Way is poetic. Once you really listen to what Caleb is saying, you'll be swayed.
The sound is very good and the song itself has a very deep meaning inside it. Very poetic and perfectyly sang by caleb

38Beach Side
This is the most bogus list I have ever seen. First of all, the top 10 sucks. The two biggest radio hits are at the top... What a surprise. Kings of Leon is a great band. They have had a lot of commercial success in the United States just in their last two albums. Their earlier stuff is a lot different but better. Although, all things considered, Beach Side is the greatest KOL song around.
KOL has two different sounds; before only by the night and after only by the night. Both sounds are excellent in my opinion. It depends on what you are in the mood for. Of all the songs on all the albums, beach side is the best.

The bass in the verse makes the whole song amazing and the lyrics are very cool too.
1 word - Amazing
If you haven't already, you should listen to it!
Favorite kol song K.

40Four Kicks
This song should be in the top 10 its awesome and very good vote for it because I've go bored of sex on fire and use somebody.
Wow can't believe that all the classics are this far down four kicks is amazing

41Holy Roller Novocaine

One of my favorite KoL songs.

The fact that this song is barely top 30 is mind blowing. Easily one of their best songs and better than their mainstream hits that shouldn't be in the top 10
Their best song, hands down
So much insight from a young KOL.

44Beautiful War
Amazing song. Their best after pyro.
Top 15 song amazing song so underrated too
This one is really calm, but awesome!
[Newest]Tasteless Human Creatures... !

45The Runner

46Comeback Story
And this should be about #8 on my list

Trani at Bonnaroo 2004, was KOL's best ever performance, and this song truly is unbelievable, way way way better than sex on fire and use somebody. If you want Kings of Leon this is the song and Where Nobody Knows
She don't get off unless somebody is standing near hear... Oscillating on the ground throwing white noise sound.
Won't get any better than this

48Talihina Sky
My favourite Kings Of Leon song by far! Many new fans haven't heard it because it's almost hidden on "Youth & Young Manhood" after "Holy Roller Novocaine".
For me, it sums up everything I feel about my hometown, the love/hate relationship where you still have some loyalty for the place you grew up but it hasn't given you anything.


This song is real! From before they we're famous rockstars. You can hear the desperation to get out of a certain place, this song is a must have on your drunk-playlist on Itunes, just sip a whiskey and get carried away by this song..
It screams wanting to get away, but not sure if one ever would.

49No Money
I really can't believe why is this song no.46, I mean come on guys its really amazing though its just 3 minutes I really wish if it could never end.

50My Third House
Most people don't know this song exists, but it's part of Because of the Times and it's one of my all-time favorites of any band.


51Woo Hoo
This song is definitely one of the best, but its not really known, it has great lyrics and the sound is amazing. its really catchy and contagious.


Absolutely! Top 10 in my book
Awesome song that would sound great live-- most kol fans have never heard this song. Check it out!

52My Party
My Party is underrated. The drums on this track really stand out among the other songs, and the riff is just as good. It got me into Kings of Leon when I randomly picked out Because of the Times after I had heard about the band.
48th? Really?! Love the way the singer screams, the riff, So my party So my party...

53Pistol of Fire

54Mi Amigo

55Where Nobody Knows
Most underrated song ever!

56Family Tree
Top 20 type of song it is really good and fun to play drums too!

57Don't Matter
This song doesn't really fit with KOL's vibe, but it is just awesome. It has an amazing solo and is really worth a listen. Its not my favorite (Pyro for the win), but its still worth a vote.
Kings of leon trying to do a QOTSA but turns out to be one of their best songs and shows them off as the cool rock band they are
Not their sound but who cares it's a kick-ass song!

58Spiral Staircase

KOL was best at the beginning and this song is one of their best, even though not well known. Caleb's acoustic rhythm, Jared's bass and Matt's dirty blues leads are so great together. Dusty basically kicks the entire top 10's ass (except Knocked Up)

60Rock City
Should be a top 15 song honestly amazing guitar solos caleb voice is so good I just think they worked so hard on this album and you guys don't give them enough credit for their newer albums.
Best guitar solo on their new album
Best song off of the new album

Best Bridge of theirs. Great song overall.
Same with this song it should be about #11

62Pony Up

Great song! Very fun and one of the songs of the great early years of K.O.L.

64Last Mile Home
Love this song and I think it should be top 15
One of KOL's newest is also very underrated. Haven't heard one like this since Talihina Sky. Definitely a new favorite!

This song is perfect! Caleb's unexpected falsetto note in the chorus gives me goosebumps, I love it!
Very underrated tune! Always nice to listen to
Very underrated song I think easily top 15.

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