Best Modest Mouse Songs


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This song makes me so happy! Every time I listen I just want to dance. It's such a great song, good lyrics, good instrumental... It's perfect! I would definitely rate this number 1 on my charts.
The lyrics, the drums, the bass, the guitars, the singing, this song rules. Definitely better than Float On so glad it's number 1! Good job everyone! Wonderful song!
When I moved from Dallas I was sad. When my dad played this song it made me happy. I am happy it's one.
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2Float On
I cannot help but bounce along to the rhythm of this every time it comes on. Modest mouse made this song amazingly, Everything feels right when listening to Float On.
One of the best songs I ever heard, seriously. So amazing that there should be a number higher than one to put this into.
This song always makes me feel better. When something's going wrong in my life, I just remember the lyrics: "we'll float on, good news is on the way. "
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33rd Planet
So relaxing. It's like watching a montage of sunsets with your ears.
Catchy, moody, emotional, cold yet hopeful, a mystery that takes a few listens to decypher. Wonderful, intoxicating song.
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It was almost impossible for me to choose only one song when it comes to one of my favorite bands. Modest Mouse. Along with Dramamine they got some amazing songs like Doing the cockroach, 3rd planet, satellite skin, Dashboard, The View, The world at large, Bankrupt on selling and The Good times are killing me. Like I said earlier.. IMPOSSIBLE to choose one. I probably would choose another song then Dramamine tomorrow... Amazing band.
This song is so hypnotizing. Whenever I listen to it I just have to stop and really listen. Beautiful song. Love the lyrics. Modest Mouse has best lyrics overall but these are amazing. So hopeless and sad but same time really lovely.
Everything about this song is amazing, its hard to even compare the rest of their music to this and their earlier albums like this and lonesome crowded west
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5Ocean Breathes Salty
I relate to this song, it's a very sorrow song but it's sure is a beautiful one.
I like Dashboard too, and Dramamine, and Missed the boat, and 3'rd planet, but this is by far my fave.
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6Trailer Trash
Maybe the best lyrical group of all time. But for some reason this song is the most special to me despite its somewhat murky lyrical content.
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7Missed The Boat
Y'all just voted for float on cause it's the only modest mouse song you know by name. Missed the Boat is a MASTERPIECE


I'm new to Modest Mouse. I have no worthwhile opinion. But this song is the reason why we have the ability to hear external noises.
Favorite Mod song for sure. Great beat to it, go listen and see for yourself trust me!
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8Gravity Rides Everything
I can't understand why the hit songs, that are good and all but not great, are at the top and this great song is at the bottom. Well, I guess I can, but I still think its not right!
This is, personally, my favorite Modest Mouse song. I think it should be higher on the lists. I love the beat, the lyrics, its wonderful.
I love the vocal melody especially


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9The World at Large
So, so beautiful. Best song played live (next to Bukowski and Doing' the Cockroach)(and third Planet)
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10Satellite Skin Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Talking S*** About a Pretty Sunset
This is, in my opinion, the greatest Modest Mouse song. It is so sporadic, and all of it's parts are amazing. Isaac's lyrics are one of his best, and the sweeping string instruments are definitely a highlight.


How is dashboard #1?
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12Out of Gas Listen to sample

13Paper Thin Walls Listen to sample

14Satin In a Coffin Listen to sample

15Little Motel
I believe this to be their most depressing song, but it is amazing and the video for it is so sad.
Such a sad song... But It's one of my favorites, nonetheless
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16Dark Center of the Universe Listen to sample

17Cowboy Dan
Cowboy Dan's a major player in the cowboy sceene
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18Polar Opposites Listen to sample

19Spitting Venom
Really surprised that this isn't higher. Spitting Venom really is an anthem at large, and it keeps you interested and excited the whole way through. It may be 8 minutes long, but the length is worth it.
How come no one mentioned it yet? Over 8 minutes of pure awesomeness. Makes me always feel like I heard an argue between a man and a woman. With a happy ending.
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20Blame It On the Tetons
Who can't identify with needing a cold one?
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21Teeth Like God's Shoeshine Listen to sample

22Autumn Beds Listen to sample

23Parting of the Sensory
The end of this song is one of the most intense I've ever heard in my life.
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24The View
Great song, very catchy. I have listened to it over and over again and I think that it definitely deserves a higher place on this list.
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25Bankrupt on Selling Listen to sample

26Night On the Sun
My favorite song of all time. So relaxing, so hypnotizing, so beautiful...
How is float on above this!? This song is a truly great song, I would have voted fo Edit the sad parts but I didn't see it... Anyways, this song creates a feeling of numbness. I'm not sure if Shakespeare could've written it better. Please, just take a moment to look at the lyrics and listen to the song and cry a little bit because of the beauty. Thanks.
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27Edit the Sad Parts
This is the adolescent's theme song. Everyone's theme song for that matter. I don't understand how any song can be greater than this. Look it up and have yourself a nice cry at the beauty of it all.
I just want to let you all know that this song will be the greatest, most beautiful thing that has ever flowed into your brain.

28King Rat
This is the greatest they've made, why is this
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29Bukowski Listen to sample

30Head South
Tells an awesome story and is insane when you're baked.
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31The Stars Are Projectors Listen to sample

32Tundra / Desert Listen to sample

33Medication Listen to sample

34Heart Cooks Brain
This should be Top 10. Simply a masterpiece. Best Modest Mouse song by light years. My hearts the cliff and my brains the bitter buffalo!
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35Fire It Up Listen to sample

36The Good Times Are Killing Me Listen to sample

37Perfect Disguise
Why isn't this higher? It's short I know but it - along with Lives - is my favourite song on the Moon and Antarctica album. Which is awesome from start to finish.


From the bottom of the best to the worst, well what can I say?
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38Florida Listen to sample

39We've Got Everything Listen to sample

40Broke Listen to sample

41Tiny Cities Made of Ashes Listen to sample

42The Waydown Listen to sample

43Sleepwalkin' Listen to sample

44Lounge (Closing Time) Listen to sample

45Styrofoam Boots / It's All Nice on Ice, Alright
Probably the best lyrics I've ever heard, simply put. Great song.
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46Life Like Weeds Listen to sample

47March Into the Sea
This is by far my favorite song. More people need to listen to this
A nice song, deserves higher
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48I Came As a Rat Listen to sample

49Interstate 8 Listen to sample

50She Ionizes & Atomizes

51Worms vs. Birds Listen to sample

52One Chance Listen to sample

53Jesus Christ Was an Only Child Listen to sample

54Workin' on Leavin' the Livin' Listen to sample

55A Different City Listen to sample

Gotta love those opening twenty-six seconds! Then it just explodes into the chorus! Awesome! So dang quirky!
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57Dance Hall Listen to sample

58Alone Down There Listen to sample

59Black Cadillacs Listen to sample

60The Cold Part Listen to sample

61Other People's Lives Listen to sample

62Baby Blue Sedan Listen to sample

63Lives Listen to sample

64The Whale Song Listen to sample

65You're the Good Things Listen to sample

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This list was created 5 years, 79 days ago and has been voted on over 500 times. This top ten list has been remixed 5 times.

Updated Monday, September 15, 2014

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