Top Ten Best Offspring Songs

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The Top Ten

1 The Kids Aren't Alright The Kids Aren't Alright

One of the greatest punk/rock songs ever. Great guitar intro. Very memorable solo. Overall a great song - SGplayer

Massive Offspring fan, love their old stuff, love their new stuff. With Gone Away, Come Out And Play, and Self Esteem, this track is right up there with their best and most timeless material. In my opinion (for what it's worth) it's the raddest track these guys have ever made.

This song is crazy good. I don't know how You're Gonna Go Far, Kid is really competing with it. Honestly, Come Out and Play, Self Esteem, Gone Away, All I Want, is what The Offspring is. Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace don't properly demonstrate what this band is capable of creating. Beautiful, meaningful and creative music.

A song that everyone relates to, very impacting.

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2 Self Esteem Self Esteem

Listen to this song before picking another I really suggest listening to this song first. It has great lyrics that are almost unbeatable... Reminds me of nirvana

GREAT LYRICS, FANTASTIC rhythm
WHEN I HEARD THAT SONG, I WAS SAD... WHEN THE SONG ENDED I WANTED TO GET OUT AND SCREAM

OOH YEAH OOH YEAH YEAH
OOH YEAH YEAH OH YEAH YEAH.

"You're Gonna Go Far Kid" is number 1. Jesus, what has this world come to? My vote is for "Self Esteem" but I also love "All I Want, " "Gotta Get Away, " "Bad Habit, " well I could have almost any song except "You're Gonna Go Far Kid" as #1. Makes me want to barf.

This songs good it has a great lyrics of relationship goals

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3 You're Gonna Go Far, Kid You're Gonna Go Far, Kid

This song has EVERYTHING! Great lyrics. Their usual AMAZING guitar solo. To keep it short...
My favorite song.

I don't know if this is the best, because I haven't heard all of their songs. But so far this one is definitely my favorite. And who cares which song is the "best" on this site? This list really means nothing because best is all in the eyes of the beholder.

This song is the best with the awesome guitar solo also I love the singer voice in this song it's the best. I can honestly say the offspring is wonderful.

This song seems like it's cut from a slightly different cloth than a good chunk of the rest of The Offspring's stuff, and for that reason a lot of their fans don't believe it should be among their best. I'm personally not a hardcore The Offspring fan, but that's mostly because I lean more towards alternative rock than punk rock (although I do still believe that The Kids Aren't Alright, Self Esteem, and Gone Away, and a couple others from them are fantastic songs). With that being said, I am a fan of rock in general, and that's what this song is at its core. It's one of my favorite songs of all-time, an absolute classic.

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4 Come Out and Play Come Out and Play

This should be in the top five in my book. This song and self esteem were the first two songs that got offspring noticed, and this song doesn't really get old... Even though it is one of their oldest

Really great song! Lyrics are very meaningful and Dex did a great job singing them like always (; greg and noodles did a great job with the strings and was very original. And of course my petey did an awesome job wt the drums33 Overall the song is very good wt lyrics, vocals, instrumental is awesome and the overall sound is very catchy and very punk! It was also one that got them noticed. Best song! Love them so much YOU GOTTA KEEP EM SEPERATED!

Without this song they wouldn't even be noticed. The melody and rhythm is superb. It is a classic punk song.

This is my favorite offspring song! This song and self esteem got them famous. This song has to be #1! - caseyk1218

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5 Gone Away Gone Away

That First Drum Intro Got Me Hooked On This Band. Definitely My Favorite Song.

This song helped my friend through a difficult time in their life. It broke my heart.

It is a fantastic punk rock ballad about something that Dexter felt, what can be a better passionate song than that?

This is not a punk rock ballad. Just Rock. Still one of the greatest rock songs ever made though. - samherman97

Best song by a country mile; so underrated due to the Americana album. - mswainyy

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6 Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)

Seriously! Best song ever! Why the hell don't people listen to good music like these guys anymore?! I was talking to a friend about this song and they asked: "Who's The Offspring? " Can You imagine how pissed off I was?

Awesome! People need to listen to this stuff. very funny and entertaining.

THIS SONG MUST BE NUMBER ONE 1! This song is so funny and has a great music video. showing a white guy acting black. and with hot girls. This song is legendary and everyone will always remember this.

All the girlies say I'm pretty fly for a white guy

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7 Why Don't You Get a Job? Why Don't You Get a Job?

I expected to see this on the top but not even on the list? cmon its awesome! - Ak3nator

Oh my gosh I loved this song SO much. I can actually sing along (kinda)

One of the first Offspring songs I ever heard. This singlehandedly got me hooked on this amazing (amazing) band. I think this deserves to be in the top five. No, top three.

Simple, but fantastic.

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8 All I Want All I Want

Definitely one of the best songs of all time. It's very close to perfection. Love it.

Powerful & simple - just like being hit with a sledgehammer.
This song ought to be in the 1st ten, definitely!

Amazing should be #3 on the list I listen to it everyday when I'm bored and its perfect I don't know why its not in the top ten

One of my all-time favorite songs. I'll jump on my bed screaming it out. Love this song.

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9 Bad Habit Bad Habit

Anyone claiming to be an Offspring fan should know this song! It should easily be up there with "Self Esteem" and "Come Out and Play". Give it a listen - you won't be disappointed.

This song is amazing. Its in my personal top 3 and is one of the best on the smash album, a classic hit all fans need to hear this song. Anyone who is considered a fan will love it

Has anyone ever even heard this song? Sheesh!
Its just awesome vocals, bass, drums and guitar, Not much (sarcasm)

Killer Song, genius bass intro and sick vocals. One of offspring finest

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10 (Can't Get My) Head Around You (Can't Get My) Head Around You

this needs to be in the top ten. I mean seriously its the best song EVER to get stuck in your head. its in my head even as I write this!

This song deserves way more credit! Just listen to it, the lyrics are great (as always! )

Well that WOULD be true but I would still say your gonna go far kid is my favorite

Possibly the best pump up song on the planet

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The Newcomers

? Way Down the Line Way Down the Line

One of the best songs and kinda reminds me of All I Want

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? Amazed Amazed

LOVE this song, its rly hard to pick top 10 from Offspring but in my humble opinion this one should be there.

One of the best songs, I don't understand why is so low

The Contenders

11 Hit That Hit That

It makes me smile every time I put this one on. You can't listen to this song without getting happy.

So underrated... I've listened to all their songs for years and I can honestly say this belongs in the top 5

I always get happy when hearing this. I can listen to this song all day. That amazing piano part, just got to love it!

Very good song, it must in the top ten.

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12 Want You Bad Want You Bad

Love this song so much! I love a lot of Offspring songs but this song always cheers me up and is a definite choice for a good party!

This is the song my wife and I chose for our first dance at our wedding. Played much slower though

Such a good song, so upbeat, amazing vocals, one of my favourite songs ever!

Should be number 10

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13 Original Prankster Original Prankster

This is one of the songs that ISN'T in the top 10 but SHOULD BE, along with DEFY YOU, CAN'T GET MY HEAD AROUND YOU AND COME OUT SWINGING. Also, HAMMERHEAD should be much higher and YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID shouldn't be number 1 and it certainly doesn't deserve that MANY votes, 26 percent... What the heck, it's not even close to being their best song, it's not even the best song on "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace", Hammerhead is. Sort it out people.

Just for this song I really love the offspring!

How this isn't isn't in the top 3, let alone the top 10 is beyond me.

Can't be below number 7, simply too much fun!

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14 Hammerhead Hammerhead

Great song, one of their best actually, I think it should rather be in the top 3.

There should also be half-truism and trust you, since they are both great, a lot better than walla walla and most of the songs found in here. Rise fall rage and grace is the offspring's greatest album ever.

For me the best song of them. Defy You and The Kids Aren't Alright are very good too but Self Esteem is epic...

by far the bast, best tune, best lyrics, no question

Very cool, very heavy guitar, love the deep subject matter as well. Ultimately one of their best.

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15 Gotta Get Away Gotta Get Away

What? This song should be in the top 10!

What a Joke that Pretty fly, spare me the details, why don't you get a job, can't get my head around you. Those songs blow ass compared to this Smash Gem!

This song needs to be on the list just cause its the catchiest not the best but defiantly the catchiest

The best punk song

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16 Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing and Rides the Bomb to Hell Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing and Rides the Bomb to Hell

Days Go By is an excellent record for The Offspring. A great all-in-one album from them. Combines many different eras of the band throughout the album. By the end of the album, you get a great redo of the criminally underrated Dirty Magic, but it is the fantastic 1-2 punch combo of Divide by Zero and Slim Pickens that just knocks you on your ass. That drum fill at the end of Divide by Zero that cascades into Slim Pickens is so smooth; jumping and head banging is inevitable. A kickass guitar riff by Noodles slithers through Dexter's infectious melody and the song sticks with you for days. Fantastic song all around and I love that they brought the "Dance f*****, dance. " line around again. Great ending track to a great album.

At first I was scared off by the long ass title, but this song is definitely classic offspring. The chorus will have you singing for hours after and this is the hidden gem of this album, one of my favorite songs, not just offspring, but of all time.

You've got to be kidding me this ain't in the top 10. People need to vote for the best song, not for the most famous. Know before voting...

Very underrated. If you haven't heard this before, listen to it now - you won't regret it!

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17 Half-Truism Half-Truism

Man, did you guys even hear this song? If you did, you would realise that this song has to be in the top 10 for sure. Come on, 27th place, really?

Have listened to a lot of their songs, but just heard this one. Great song, very catchy and in my opinion very underrated.

Very great song. Seems underrated for sure. If more people listened to it, it would definitely be in the top 10.

My Favorite Song Of Rise and Fall

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18 Dirty Magic Dirty Magic

What? 17th? Why? I've always loved this song and I consider it to be the best of the Offspring! I think it must be on the top of the list! It's really SONG! - Sahalin

Must admit hadn't heard much of this Ignition prior, I remember buying Days Gone By, and when Dirty Magic started playing I was like "Wow this sounds like the old stuff, awesome". LOL it was! Now it's my favorite song!

So mellow at the beginning, but it soon picks up and hits usual Offspring territory. I don't know why, but the first 30 seconds are just amazing.

One of their most amazing songs. Next to Pay the Man and Gone Away!

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19 Americana Americana

This is the best song of The Offsring, not only because it is musical perfection, the lyrics are indeed very critical towards society and are reflecting the sad truth about the classical U.S. capitalism.

Best drum intro ever! Great song! I've loved this song from years and I still feel exictment when I hear it!

The best song of Americana and The Kid Aren't All Right, and Starting at the sun

20 Smash Smash

The title song off of the debut album. Duh. The best song on the album and has some of that great silence then slow rhythm that ties out the long last songs of other great albums.

This is simply...great. It was really hard to pick one song,

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