Best Matchbox 20 Songs

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Dude this song is number 1, no argument!
This is my favorite song I love it to death no I love it beyond death it's meaning is so true that everyone is screwed up in some way shape or form, they were at one point the number one band in the country I will always believe that they are better than maroon 5 because no one but matchbox twenty can put a bango on a song and get a top five hit long live matchbox twenty
The song that first made me fall in love with matchbox twenty
[Newest]I relate to this song. This is how I feel everyday. Love it

2If You're Gone
Great song. The best ever.
This song is just awesome, and it really makes you think. Well it makes me think.
Reminiscent of what life is
[Newest]This is the all time greatest miss you song ever maid.

3How Far We've Come
Motivational and so true.
Just like unwell, How Far We've Come is one of those matchbox twenty songs that doesn't quite sound like their normal sound. When Matchbox Twenty expands on their normal sound, we get great songs like this. Plus, the lyrics send a real message about American society.
Uplifting, brilliant, amazing vocals.
This is definitely the best matchbox20 song ever.
[Newest]Absolutely brilliant. Nice and upbeat right from the start.

Amazing! especially the piano version
This is such a good song. I like the way it starts out. I saw them in concert a couple of months ago and right before they played tis song they put clock counting from 2:55 till 3am and then they started playing it. Matchbox 20 has become my favorite band even though I'm only 14. You can't even compare them to one direction.
This ia such a great song with awesome guitar sounds. Stirs my soul with memories.
[Newest]One of the best songs of the 90's, and of all time.

5Bright Lights
Best Matchbox 20 song. Was at a Rob Thomas concert recently and he said it is probably his favorite. The arrangement is pure genius and Thomas' lyrics are strong as usual.
Matchbox 20 has always been my favorite band since I was little. This was the first music my dad would play for me in the car when driving me to school. I love every song on this list, but Bright Lights is the No. 1 spot in my heart. I could listen to it on repeat forever.
So much raw emotion in this song. Especially when it talks about "For God Sakes turn around" so powerful...
[Newest]This song is so emotionally provoking, I want to laugh and cry and hug someone all at the same time-so relatable. I also love when he says "God sakes turn around! "

I think this song is awesome, simply cause it is! Car crashes, fast wind, wallet stealing, Can't get enough...
Great intro and all around great song
A great song what else to say.
[Newest]The guitar intro followed by the chorus is just plain amazing.

7Back 2 Good
This is my favorite matchbox 20 song... I know all of their first 3 cd's like the back of my hand and this is my clear favorite.
True lyrics and so much great emotion! This entire album is brilliant but this song gets me every time.
Not number eight number two! This song is so real that its physically impossible for it to be an eight

It's a hard tie personally between this and "If You're Gone" since I grew up with them, but I remember actually being on the verge of tears to this song at how much I could relate and how much emotion Rob Thomas put into this. Truly stellar song.
I grew up learning that you can only take so much. That is what this song says to me. Sometimes you want to push someone around because of how much they take advantage of U.Sometimes you just have enough. Everyone reaches a breaking point.
Easily their best song. Brilliant vocals and deep lyrics. Their single most recognizable piece.
[Newest]This song expresses so much emotion and is just great

9She's So Mean
Awesome song with awesome beat with awesome girl with awesome theme with awesome anything...
It's impossible to listen to this song without smiling. It's just amazing and has a great beat and the vocals are fantastic.
This song is so catchy and is not one that you can get sick of quickly, great verses, great chorus, great music, love it
[Newest]I love this song so much! It puts me in a great mood. & it brings back lots of good memories.. Great song!

10Long Day
If I could choose one song to listen to on a long road trip, it would be this one. Classic.
This should be much higher. It is a better song than She's So Mean.
Good God this is my all time favorite song. it so doesn't get the creadit it deserves

The Contenders

11Real World
Love the lyrics from this song and also the guitars make me feel comfortable
"I wonder what it's like to be a super hero" with this song matchbox 20 is a group of heroes.
No words to compare this song with other.
[Newest]Best song ever sang

12These Hard Times
This song should be first on the list... Such a beutiful and relaxing song... The first song of matchbox twenty I've heard..!
This song really shows how this world can be so mean and it helps a lot with that. All we need is some relief and this song brings it.
Top of the list track and all time favorite track please keep voting

Catchy defines. Really gr8 song. Actually, the whole album is amazing, the vocals are amazing and so does the guitar.
Guys mick jagger wrote it and it was preformed to perfection.
"you taste like honey, honey, tell me can I be your honey"

14The Difference
Can't believe nobody thought of this song amongst mbt's best... It's simply beautiful... No other way to say it. Give it a try and I guarantee you'll put it on repeat in your playlist.
Beautiful song and hidden gem to close a spectacular cd.

Sounds like he's singing from the heart. And its not the typical mainstream pop sounding stuff. My favorite for sure
Amazing song, under rated in my opinion, slower than most
Best song hands down!

I could make an argument for just about any song on this list. For me though Downfall is my all-time favorite. I hear so many influences in the music and love the arrangements. When the backup choir kicks in a whole range of emotions just well up from deep within, it reminds me a little of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" and just like it this song I believe withstands the test of time and had it not been for the lack of airplay could have had the same success as Unwell & Bright Lights.
I play this a lot when I'm on the road and sing along loud. One of their best. Shame it didn't reach higher on the charts and got better airplay.

17All Your Reasons
This should be in at least 10th place

18Mad Season
One of my favorites <3 it just puts you in a great mood. It's relatable and I love it =) simple but perfect.
I adore the chorus part of this song and the lyrics are great too
Please vote it is the best

Happy and sad at the same time. I just can't stop listening to it.

20Sleeping at the Wheel
Awesome song... Just rocks on as time goes by.
I really adore this song!

I really like this song. It's not on the radio too often. But I have it on my playlist. I saw the video. I saw matchbox 20 live in concert two weeks ago. They didn't play this song. It's still a very good song.
This is a cute song, I wish there would be someone who sing it for me :')
This is a sweet song! Should be on the top ten!
[Newest]I love this song. Very sweet.

Best song on their newest album, by far.

23Hand Me Down
Great Song! Definitely the most underrated Machbox 20 song of all-time! My personal favorite
Probably the most beautiful song ever!
This is a good song

24Our Song
I really like this song. It sounds pretty good live. I saw them in concert last week and they played this song. It's their most recent singles.
Literally my favorite song
I canĀ't understand how this song is so down! Is a great song!

25Put Your Hands Up

26Last Beautiful Girl

27Rest Stop
Awesome song with really catchy lyrics and tune... Anyone who has been dumped without a rhyme or reason by a person they were in a serious relationship with should be able relate to this song
It's just a top song. Reminds me of teen angst


Great unknown song to many matchbox fans... One of my favorites
How is this song not on the Top 10? This is BY FAR one of the best songs Matchbox has!

30You Won't Be Mine
One of my all time favorite songs, it's really good and has a little surprise for you if you listen to it through the two minutes of silence. It's almost like he's happy for her and sad at the same time it is perfect for describing a relationship that didn't end great.


32Bed of Lies
Heard this song from my neighbours backyard at 2am, so worth it


This song should be in the top ten. The lyrics are powerful, the music is unique and the song paints a picture in your head.


What the Hell. This song isn't even on the list? This one should be in the top tens if not number one, right next to Push
Absolutely one of their best. This song should be in the top tens, right next to Push
Great Song. Can't believe it hasn't been mentioned.
[Newest]Best matchbox twenty song ever


37So Sad, So Lonely

38All I Need

39Girl Like That

All these feelings, they cloud up my reasoning...amen to that

41I'll Believe You When


43English Town
The song begins with an ominous tone, but teaches the lesson that things will get better.
Loved it since I heard it from the live performance from their Australian Tour



46Black & White People

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