Best Mayday Parade Songs

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The Top Ten

Miserable at Best
This is the first song I heard from them and it made me cry. Its just so beautiful with the piano and the lyrics are very meaningful and heartbreaking I want this type of song to be hear by my ears! Please vote mayday parade, you're the best!
This song mad me more independent in myself, to look back at my mistakes and move forward. Thank you mayday parade. The lyrics are amazing and tell a beautiful/sad story.
One of the most powerful songs I've ever heard. Pure Magic. Deserves to be number one or two.
[Newest]Man this song is truly awesome I'm a saxophonist and I'm tryin to play this song on it and its 75% done

2Terrible Things
Every time I listen to this song, I cry. I've never heard a more tear-jerking song in my life. This should be number one in my opinion, definitely. It's absolutely adorable.
Possibly the saddest and most emotional song they've sung or anyone has. So much raw emotion. Should be at least top 10.
First song that I've ever heard that made me cry the first time I heard it. This song is so sad and so amazingly beautiful at the same time.. Should be top 5
[Newest]It's so good, the end gets me every time
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3Oh Well, Oh Well
AMAZING song, come on. It doesn't seem to be on the list yet! That's just wrong. Definitely my favourite song by them. Brilliant song with an ever more brilliant music video. Definitely should be up the top of the list
Honestly this song should be at least on the top ten. It has great meaning and the music just draws you in. A lot of people can relate to it and it certainly helps you getting through break ups haha. This is by far one of Mayday Parade's best work.
Oh Well, Oh Well is by far one of the BEST Mayday Parade songs out there. I love it. The song isn't just a song it's my addiction. Well, the band itself is my addiction! This song should at least be in the top three though.
[Newest]One of their most catchiest songs, haha

This is one of the best songs I have ever listened to. Being one of the earlier songs written by Mayday Parade, I believe that this one should definitely be in the top two. I love every song written by Mayday Parade, but this one has a powerful meaning, and its melody never ceases to catch my attention. Everything about this song is beautiful and inspirational.
This is my favorite song of this band.. This should really be number 1..
It's so amazing. I'm sorry but it should've been number one
[Newest]It legit gets me every time

5Jamie All Over
This song is one of their best and should be either in first place or at least in the top three with "Miserable at Best" and "Kids in Love! " Also check out the band Forever the Sickest Kids because you won't be disappointed.
I feel like I love Mayday Parade's slower songs such as Miserable at Best, but this upbeat song is brilliant and stands out from a lot of the slower ones (which can get a little monotonous after a while, as much as I love them). I love it and it definitely deserves to be higher up.
This is the first song of theirs I ever heard, and it's without a doubt their best. Super catchy, super meaningful, it really deserves better than number ten.

6You Be the Anchor That Keeps My Feet On the Ground, I'll Be the Wings That Keep Your Heart In the Clouds
I think that this song is their best, everything about it is perfect in my eyes. The lyrics are meaningful and relatable, the vocals of Derek and Jason just work so well together and create a masterwork of amazing vocals/ lyrics. Not to mention the instruments compliment the song so well, not showcasing the bands skill necessarily but their ability to make a song simply beautiful.
I think this song is one of the best, and should get higher, like, this song has strong emotion and you should hear this, I really recommend yo
Derek and Jason's voices are just pure beauty in this song. It's amazing and it's the song that made me fall in love with mayday!
[Newest]By far their best song ever. Should be #1

7When I Get Home, You're So Dead
I love the overall attitude of this song, and it's so catchy, everything Mayday Parade is about. Terrible things isn't bad but Miserable at Best to me is just so whiny and a stereotypical overly emotional ballad. This song much better represents Mayday Parade and I personally think it's the best song they've made to date. Come on guys let's get this one to the top!
This song is absolutely AMAZING! It's my favorite song by Mayday. Every single part of it is just like pure poetry. The lyrics of this song hit me every single time I listen to it because they're so relatable. Basically, in my opinion, it's the best song to listen to when you're mad at a guy because you feel like you've been played.
My favorite Mayday Parade song in the whole entire world. Never fails to put me in an fantastic mood! I love them so much! Never less the song!
[Newest]This is defiantly my favourite song by mayday parade. Mayday parade do a lot of ballads with heartfelt lyrics and amazing tunes but this still keeps the great lyrics and makes it into a fierce, upbeat song. Personally this is their greatest song!

I absolutely love this song! Like how the lead singer says 'I am just gone beyond repair' like it is not a big deal that he is like that way. A very touching song indeed. My mom even yells at me because I play to loud! I believe this should be #1.
This song is just amazing and, the vocals, the lyrics everything! Deserves to be in the top 5! Its so relevant to me and many others! I can't even its so good! If your reading this stop what your doing and listen to it!
It's just an overall great song, with the best vocals ever heard (or at least by me) in a Mayday Parade song. Plus the feelings behind the song make it so much better.
[Newest]Absolutely, positively love this song

9I'd Hate To Be You When People Find Out What This Song Is About
The best song I've ever heard, Its what got me into mayday parade. First Mayday song I ever heard, and I was immediately pulled in.
Oh this such a good song suppose to be at number 1 they are
Absolutely amazing. The melody is very moving and powerful, should be at the top. This song was at the top of the top on my ipod for most of it's life.

10Three Cheers for Five Years
Lord, where do I start. From beginning to end, this song is amazing. But the acoustic version instead of the album one. Simply amazing.
I love this song so much; it's so beautiful a amazing! The first time I heard it-the acoustic version, that is, I was floored by how great it way. Personally, this is my number one.
This song has been my favorite song undoubtedly for the past 5 years, and probably many to come. I don't even understand why or what it does but it is simply amazing after so long.
[Newest]It's an amazing song.

The Contenders

11Hold Onto Me
This quickly became my favourite mayday parade song. Lyrically, it is absolutely beautiful, every word that is sung portrays so much emotion. It just has me in floods of tears every time I hear it, definitely desrves to be higher in this list.
This is one of the saddest songs of all time, and one of their best. The vocals are prime, and the lyrics are beautiful. Hold on to me, hold on to me, should have you sobbing.
This song has so much meaning to it. it's very touching & expresses how I feel for a certain someone<3 I LOVE it!
[Newest]I just love it so much it makes me think of him

12Anywhere But Here
The first song I've heard of Mayday Parade, and now um researching on their songs. I absolutely LOVE this song so much, the chorus makes me feel so emotional though I don't know what kind of, it reminds me of my love and how much I miss him.
Not only the first that I heard from mayday, but its just catchy and has that real smooth feeling but at the same time that punk rock feel that makes you get up at the same time and sing along to it!
This song is perfect, that's all I have to say.
[Newest]This isn't the first Mayday Parade song I heard, but it's the one that got me hooked. I love the lyrics and the catchy guitar melody!

13If You Wanted a Song Written About You, All You Had to Do Was Ask
This song is just simply amazing. If you're going through a break and now you're finally free, this should be the song you listen too. Its motivating, Not sad like most. I live because of this song
This is one of my favorite songs! When you listen to the lyrics and acually under stand there meaning it is a very strong and emotional song. One of the best with my opinion.
What this should be in the top 10. The bass is just so powerful and the lyrics makes you sing with it

14Bruised and Scarred
No way this can be so down... Such an ear worthy song... Pure epic kind of music... One of the most well composed song by mayday... Absolutely in love with its melody... Better listen it first and then vote... You will come to know what I m talking about...
This is the first song I heard from Mayday Parade, and instantly I fell in love. This is one of the best songs to listen to if you have just been through a breakup, and the music is just amazing.
The whole song is a masterpiece. The vocals are great (as usual), the music is incredible, and the intro is kind of epic.

I think this deserves to be higher.
[Newest]This one deserves to be on the top ten list. It's one of the greatest songs ever written. Bruised and Scarred will forever be my favorite song.

15Walk On Water or Drown
Very upbeat! I love this song so much. It should definitely be on the top ten list. It always gets me in a great mood whenever I'm upset and the guitar and lyrics are great.
This song is defiantly one of my favourite mayday parade songs very catchy and upbeat.

16I Swear This Time I Mean It
Everything about the song is simple, they are not trying to prove a point about how talented they are like you see other artists do. This song is elegant and comes straight from the heart.
This song has to be in the top 5 at least! The lyrics really get to you and the music is simply and totally in sync with the mood of the song.
This song the completely 150% mayday parade's sound. Great song should be at least 7th

17The Silence
What?! 23?! How could this so far down here when it deserves to be up there?! Come on, people! This song really deserves it!

It has a different sound, and the lyrics are so sad. A bit dark for them, but good nonetheless.

Vote, people!
What?! 27?! What is wrong with the Mayday Parade fans?! This song really deserves to be in the top ten. On my iPod, it is the most played Mayday Parade song. It has such beautiful lyrics and the chorus is amazing. It's my phone ringtone. The intro is just epic
This is one of the most amazing songs by mayday parade, I personally think it should at least be number 5
[Newest]This song is at least top 10 worthy. One of their greatest songs to date.

18Kids In Love
This song is great! It really deserves at top 1! Why? Because higher voice, fast pop punk rock and I remember my awesome childhood. As fans of mayday parade, lee me share you a story of my childhood. I meet this girl Alexandra she's hot, very attractive women and great personality.

I meet this girl when I was 3rd grade. She was pretty hardcore always flirting by bullying. As a sensitive child I resented and get pissed at her. I asked her "why are you doing this to me? " and she kiss me and she said to me "I love because I hurt I keep hiding my true feelings for you". I was shocked that she like as the popular girl in school a soft spot for me... To make the short... We had great time play the swing, biking I drive and she goes to the back at the bike, sitting in a shaded tree and most of all exchanging food recipe. To be honest gents and girls I like her very much! When her parents decided to go other school. I was mad at her that she didn't have any courage to fight for me... And after that she was leaving she was leaving, an unexpected radio come from the window of the classroom! The song Kids In Love by mayday parade is on air! And I saw her crying and I was desperately traumatized by her after that she leaving without any permission about me... After that guys and girls... I never saw her again... That's what makes me stronger from now... Two years after I saw her again and I was traumitizely shocked again she was her and so I run away from her and never see her again ever... Even though it lasted! So guys and girls if you dis or agree with me.. I just want say that when your loved make the best out of it even though it will lost forever in you. I sincerely recommend this for to "VOTE"

"MAYDAY PARADE" rocks anyway!
Even though I had emotionally traumatized by her!
You became my best bud ever! And inspired me of your song
Truly the best song, it explains the mind of a teenager when they're in love. Even though that love usually never lasts it still is something you'll always remember.
This is DEFINITELY the best song! REally relatable, great beat and faster paced than most of their songs. Mayday Parade rocks.. I met them when they were doing a signing they're great guys
[Newest]Love this song so much. Catchy and fun! This should be top 1.

One of my absolute favorites. When my boyfriend and I broke up, I had this song on repeat for three days straight because they lyrics are just so powerful.
This song is just, wow. It gives me chills and feels every time I listen to it. Wow. Do yourselves a favor, and give it a try. One of Mayday's bests!
Why isn't Angels on the top ten? This song is so emotional and catchy, absolutely my favorite one!

20One Man Drinking Games
Mayday Parade have written many sad songs, but what I find makes this stand out is that it isn't just a morbid acoustic it's as if they are screaming out to be held. It's honest and the combination of vocals is insane, so good, upfront and real.
This song is absolutely amazing. Kinda sad, but amazing. I had thing song on replay for at least three days. This song tells it how it is, like 'man that's just life. ' but you go with it, because it's such an amazing song.
This song is really touched to my heart.. I always play this song everyday.. I LOVE MAYDAY PARADE because they taught me to accept emotions :')

21The Memory
A lot of people have never heard this song, assumingly because it was a bonus track. It's really a beautiful song. Deserves to be higher on the list. This song and Terrible Things are the band's most touching and emotional songs.
What the heck?! It should be at least at the top 5.. Listen people
After my girlfriend and I broke up, I was putting up a tough front... But then this song came on and I broke. It's so touching and explained my situation perfectly, and in all honesty, this song deserves to be number 1.
[Newest]A beautiful song must be top 10

22The Last Something That Meant Anything
<3 love this song

23Center of Attention
I love this song! So catchy and fun to sing along to! Tells such a good story.

24Get Up
I love this song; it is so upbeat and really great. I love how it is so fast and actually sounds happy, if you get my meaning. I absolutely love this song! !

25Save Your Heart
Such a beautiful and touching song I can relate to, must listen! The vocals are amazing, the lyrics are perfect! Should be higher!
This is an overall amazing song, but the bridge fills me with so much hope for the future.
I can't believe this song is this far away from the top. I loved this song. It was one of the first songs I ever heard by them...
This song is for my cousin who loves thinks she's found the one, but she needs to "save her heart".

26If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet?
This should be number 1 for sure, sick guitar, sick drums and sick vocals, this song really has a rock sound to it and should be number 1, it deserves to be on the hot 100 charts this song is their best song, better than miserable at best!
This song is unbelievably catchy you can't just not scream your heart out while listening to this song! Exquisite rhythm and their voice so powerful which adds much more meaning to the song
First song I've ever heard from Mayday Parade, easily one of the best songs I know. This should have been number one it just makes you want to scream your heart out!

27Call Me Hopeless, But Not Romantic
I can't believe I had to scroll so much to find this song. I honestly love it. My first Mayday Parade song. And it's one of my most played songs on my iPod. I love this.
Lol! Can't believe its here! It has to be at least in the top 10! You gotta vote for it people.
Dude whatever this song is great!

28When You See My Friends
This is the first song I've heard by Mayday Parade, and this is the song that got me to fall in love with them. "You're adorable as hell, but I'm glancing at your wrists" <<get me every time.
This song is perfect. Love the story of the song and the chorus is beautiful. You can feel the emotion. Love how the song has so many metaphors in it. If you haven't listened to it, you should. Its one of my favorite songs by them and the acoustic version is also beautiful.
How is this not number 1?! This song is absolutely amazing! Listen to it!

29Everything's An Illusion
This is such a deep, meaningful song. It's really powerful and I love it so much
This song is so deep, powerful and all-around fabulous. It's one of my favorite songs ever.
This song is incredibly beautiful in such a sad way. I don't understand why it's all the way down here.


[Newest]Should be listed a lot higher. Amazing meaning.

30Ocean and Atlantic

31Sorry, Not Sorry
This song was just as good as any of the ones above. The desperation in the first verse until it came to the chorus where he felt self pity. Such a wonderful song. Lovely, lovely, lovely.
This song is so catchy, definitely deserves to be in top ten!
One of my favorites off of Monsters In The Closet

32Black Cat
It's not the best, but it's super catchy and it should be a lot higher, good song So everyone should download it because it's great!
The lyrics are amazing and the beat is so catchy. Although it's one of Mayday Parade's less popular songs, it still deserves a ranking for its originality, chords, and lyrics! Definitely showcases what Mayday is capable of!
This is one of there best songs! 1) Kids In Love 2) Black Cat 3) Miserable at Best... What is wrong w// this list?

33Last Night for a Table for Two

34In My Head

35Still Breathing
It's scary how for down the list this is. The intro tears at my heart, and the song in its entirety is just simply gorgeous. MOVE IT TO THE TOP!
This is like the best motivational song for a boy who is proving the odds to be a man in his life!
This song is amazing! Can't believe it's number 34! Are you crazy?!
[Newest]This song so motivated

36Happy Endings Are Stories That Haven't Ended Yet
The music to this song is so beautiful. It should definitely be way higher up on this list.
This song means the world to me! This needs to be much higher on the list!
This song is the most emotional

37So Far Away

3812 Through 15
This song is so good. It need to be number one.
This song deserve to be number 1
How is this number 40?! This is an amazing song and it shows the darker side of mp

39Without the Bitter the Sweet Isn't As Sweet
Instrumental and lyrical perfection.
I love this song dearly and it deserves to be higher!
How is this number 39?! It deserves to at least be top ten.

40The End
This song is just very meaningful and gets the blood pumping. I love how the lyrics are very catchy and how the elements mix well with it.
What the hell this is an awesome song
I'm not saying it's the best, but at least top 20 PPLL

41Take This to Heart
I love this song I listen to it all the time when I'm on the bus, its a really good song you should listen to it.

42Your Song
Come on? This isn't higher. It's just so perfect! I love the guitar line and well everything about it. It might not be an immediate tear jerker but once you really get into it's absolutely beautiful. It's all about a desperate plea to get the love of his life back and how this girl is everything he could've hoped for- "it all came out wrong except for your song" I mean it's in a sense the one who got away (they do breakup songs SO well) and it's so relatable. The passion in the song though inspires me to believe there are others out there who feel in a sense like I do and can put it a lot more eloquently than me

This song is absolutely beautiful, one of my favorites rom Mayday Parade! It's extremely catchy, the lyrics are AMAZING and Derek's voice, like always, is angelic
This song is amazing!

Not the first song that I heard by them but it's the first one that I wanted to sing all the time. It's so amazing
This song is unbelievably amazing!
Because it was so cool and I love so much this song


46When I Grow Up


48Repent and Repeat

49Just Say You're Not Into It
This is my favorite Mayday Parade song I like the style it's something I listen to when I don't feel like listening to the slower songs

50I'd Rather Make Mistakes Than Nothing at All

51No Heroes Allowed

52Amber Lynn

53Nothing You Can Live Without, Nothing You Can Do About
This song has given me hope. In myself, that is. Sometimes I just need to move on, but there's going to be setbacks, and the things I can live without.

54Hear the Sound

55The Torment of Existence Weighed Against the Horror of Nonbeing
My favorite song by them! Just listen to it you'll fall in love with it I swear
Very beautiful song by mayday parade, for me one of the best songs by them
Amazing song should be higher up though

56Even Robots Need Blankets
The best on their new album
What 57? This is one of my favourites, its also the first mayday parade song I ever listened to, I love it.
This is my favorite off of their newest cd, and it's one that hits close to home for me.

57A Shot Across the Bow
What?!? This song's chorus gets me so pumped! How is this not higher? I love things so it's so good!
So many great things about this song, but the best is by far the chorus.
Awesome chorus by the way

58Champagne's for Celebrating, i'll Have a Martini

59You're Dead Wrong
Such a beautiful song. Can't stop listening to this song. Mayday Parade songs are so great. Close to the classics, indeed. Once you start listening to them, you can't stop. :)
'And we both know I loved you more' gets me every time. This is a great song, and should definitely be at least in the top ten.
This is such a great song! Deserves to at least be in the top 5

60Somebody That I Used to Know
It's a beautiful cover!

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This list was created 5 years, 21 days ago and has been voted on over 2,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 9 times.

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