Top Ten Best Offspring Songs

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The Top Ten

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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 is definitely better than you're gonna go far kid...
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2You'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 its the best. I can honestly say the offspring is wonderful.
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3Self 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
This song is MUCH better than You're Gonna Go Far Kid. The beat on this is so original, so epic, so Punk. Other songs which should be higher: Defy You, Can't Get My Head Around You, Original Prankster, Hammerhead, Gone Away and Pretty Fly (For A White Guy). Get it sorted people, You're Gonna Go Far Kid has FAR too many votes!
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.
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4Come 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.
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5Pretty 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?
It's their best frickin song! HAS to be top!

DalglishIsBack

It is just entertaining to listen too.
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6Gone Away
That First Drum Intro Got Me Hooked On This Band. Definitely My Favorite Song.
It is a fantastic punk rock ballad about something that Dexter felt, what can be a better passionate song than that?
This song helped my friend through a difficult time in their life. It broke my heart.
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7Why 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.
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8(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 is the worst band "best of" song list I've seen yet. This, Defy You, Come Out Swinging and Hammerhead should be MUCH higher.

FOB2012

Possibly the best pump up song on the planet
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9Bad Habit
Has anyone ever even heard this song? Sheesh!
Its just awesome vocals, bass, drums and guitar, Not much (sarcasm)
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
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10Hammerhead
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
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The Contenders

11Defy You
I love the offspring and loads of their songs, but man you got this all wrong... This has to be their best song... Top of the list man! Great vocals, lyrics choru etc... Great song overall
ARE YOU $HITTING ME!? This song should be top of the list! Listen to the intro, the vocals, the chorus is powerful and the BRIDGE is amazing!
"All my will
All my strength
Rip it out
Start again"
VOTE!

8gerrard8

Pathetic list! This is easily the best song, have you stupid little kids even heard of this song!? LISTEN TO IT!

8gerr

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12Want 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!
So many memories...
This song for sure send me to nice places of my past!
This is the song my wife and I chose for our first dance at our wedding. Played much slower though
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13Original 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.
THIS SHOULD BE AT number 1... Because ITS THE BEST PART AND MOST POPULAR. AMAZING PUNK. I LIKED IT AT THE FIRST TIME I HEARD.
Just for this song I really love the offspring!
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14L.A.P.D.
The best offspring song afther the self esteem must be in top 5.
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15All I Want
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
Definitely one of the best songs of all time. It's very close to perfection. Love it.
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16Staring at the Sun
This song is brilliant and absolutely relentless, it is impossible to listen to this and not want to listen repeatedly and all it will take is a second listen and you will find yourself singing along word for word.

Perfect.
One of the best if not the greatest offspring song ever written! Come on guys.. Should be easily riding high in the top 5 AT LEAST!
Best song, real fast love it!
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18Americana
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!
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19Half-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.
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20Dirty Magic
Classic Offspring. Undoubtably one of their greatest songs. In my opinion I believe this should be in their top ten, You're gonna go far kid is overated and probably only number one because of its success on the mainstream market.
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

This song is AMAZING. It has elements of their punk roots, angst and has similar qualities to "Self Esteem". Also, it has been stuck in my head all day.
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21Million Miles Away
Whoa whoa whoa now! 34th place is certainly not high enough. This song is really great, and better than some in the top 10 even. In my opinion, it should be at 3 or 4. This is one of the first songs I heard by The Offspring. It might have even been the song that got me hooked on this band. The people who didn't vote for this must have not heard it before, cause it's very catchy and energetic.
What the hell is this doing at 34? My childhood song, and simply a brilliant one! Let's get it up!
Definitely top 5 song!
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22Kristy, Are You Doing Okay?
Love this song it shows the offspring can do more than just fast and hard punk songs needs to be higher maybe not there best song but not far off
It reminds me of my life, the hardship and everything but most of all I love this because I was looking for my channel on youtube and fell on this song by accident. So now I feel good that someone might be singing to me ;) hehe just kidding!
Never heard this song before now its great definitely should be higher, there's real feeling in it!
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23Can't Repeat
Very underrated offspring song, I listen to this song pretty much every single day. Top 10 offspring song in my opinion.
Its very underrated.. I just don't know why, we must vote this up so help in the process
I've listened to this song since I was a kid, but only began to realize what it's about! Very underrated, do yourself a favor and listen to the lyrics!
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25Slim 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.
I think this is not their best song, but is the best from their last disc and better than other of the top ten songs, I think this should be in the six position oo at least in the first eight, hope this is in the 25 position because the album is new!
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26Come Out Swinging

I have absolutely no idea how this ISN'T in the top 10! Much better than most of the songs in the top 10. Listen to this song, then come back here and vote for it. Do it, do it immediately.

This song kicks major ass! Perfect pump up music! Should definitely be in the top 5!

BreakingBen

Maybe it's got something to do w/ nostalgia b/c I got the Conspiracy of One album when I was like 12, but this is my all time favorite Offspring song, and Offspring is definitely. In my top 5 favorite bands. I mean it's got to be top 5 at least, no way it's 15th.

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27Spare Me the Details
I'm not the one who acted like a ho, why must I be the one who has to know, I'm not the one who messed up big time so spare me the details if you don't mind!
Everyone is clearly deaf, for ranking this song this low...
Runnin' through my head, over and over.
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30Days Go By
It's from their new album, also titled Days Go By! Really deserves more votes because it is a damn good song! Please vote!

hongtam

Best song by them by far, brilliant riffs and lyrics are superb, great sound and really catchy! This should be number 1 for sure!
Just discovered this song, brilliant, should be top 3 for sure
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31The Future Is Now
The guitar riff is amazing. And the chorus is just awesome. All around awesome song, easily one of their best works.
It is epic love the rhythm
Their history, best si far
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32Pay the Man
Definitely The Offspring's MOST unique song, coming from a lifelong fan of the band. Extremely underrated, though it sometimes takes true musical talent to appreciate true musical talent. It may not appeal as much to the "You're Gonna Go Far Kid" crowd as it does to those who have more of an ear for talent and originality. That being said, the instrumentals simply blow me away every time.
Easily my favorite song by the offspring. I love the way they use the melody from Sampson and Delilah and convert it to a mysterious rock version. The main guitar riff in the second part of the song is simply perfect.
How this song evolves into what it is around 5:00/6:00, it's just amazing. I feel so amazing, I want to jump, bang my head, the guys did a fantastic job with this song.
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33I Choose
Dexters voice and the guitarpart work perfect together. Favourite Song of Ixnay on the ombre!
This song is always overlooked. It is a hidden gem on Ixnay on the Hombre and is one of their best pop-style songs!
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34Dividing by Zero
This song is so awesome, doesn't deserve to be this low ranked.
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35Gotta Get Away

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

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!

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36Cool to Hate
Never before have I seen such beautiful satire.

The people who take this song seriously are fools. It's mocking the people who hate everything, and that's part of why it's so awesome!
Man this must be in top 5, I mean come on! The Kids Aren't Alright is not bad but It's definitely shall not be number 1! Doesn't anyone think this way?
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37Genocide
A great song from one of the greatest albums made and Offsprings only good album.
High octane and simple. Crank this baby up!
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38Hit That
It makes me smile every time I put this one on. You can't listen to this song without getting happy.
I always get happy when hearing this. I can listen to this song all day. That amazing piano part, just got to love it!
So underrated... I've listened to all their songs for years and I can honestly say this belongs in the top 5
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39Secrets From the Underground
The chorus is classic offspring, asking everyone to join in for the revolution makes it simply beeautiful. It a a violent attack on the government and society which reflects very well what The Offsprings original anarchichal themes are like. Best song by far.
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40A Lot Like Me
Awesome and very emotional song by The Offspring. Deserves to be up higher at least at the top 20. This is probably one of they're most underrated songs.
Best song in Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace album in my option.
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41Amazed

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

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43She's Got Issues
By far the best songs on Americana after The Kids Aren't Alright. Definitely better than Pretty Fly (Fly for a White Guy)
I love this song. One of the most greatest songs ever.
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45Have You Ever
I've always loved this song. I don't know why.
Is the best song.. 2nd part especially!
THIS SONG IS ONE OF THEIR GREATEST! IT NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 5 FOR SURE!
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46Living In Chaos

Love this song almost as much as You're Gonna Go Far, Kid and The Kids Aren't Alright.

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47No Hero
Epic song! The best one of The Offspring!
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49Kick Him When He's Down

Classic! Too many youngsters swinging this pole

Their best song, when they were a punk rock band.

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50Race Against Myself
This is a great song. It should at least be in the top 20 if not top ten.
Come on! 57th? This is my all time favorite song of theirs

Danielsun182

This song definitely deserved more credit.
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51Stuff Is Messed Up
Just a really good song simple as that
Very good song because it is telling the truth about pollitics and its hilarious to.
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52Denial, Revisited

One of the most powerful ballads I have ever heard. It's weird how they hardly write songs about love, but when they do, it's amazing.

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53The Noose
Such a great riff, such a great voice, such a great band! When I listen to this song, I just feel like jumping like a kid in my bedroom and headbanging! This song is so underrated, and is much better than everything that is on "Rise and Fall... ". Wake up Offspring fans! Vote for that song!
Such great riffs, vocals, and lyrics. I even wonder why the hell this song is so underrated. It has to be the best song on splinter in my mind. Still after I heard this song a million of times. I would have to say that this song made me listen to the other songs by the offspring. That's why I love the offspring so much.
Very good riffs and that's why they gave the guitarist of the offspring (kevin) has a nick name called noodles because he noodles the guitar so well. Dexter (the lead singer of the offspring) had a very good voice in the song and the lyrics of the song made me enjoy the offspring even more.
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54Fix You

Very different song compared to other Offspring songs. Reveals a softer side of The Offspring but its still very good. Should be rated much higher.

A different side to The Offspring. A much slower pace but a still a really good song. Should be much higher.

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55What Happened to You?
My favorite song of theirs. It sends a message, has classic offspring sound and shows their true punk roots. At least a top 25. Very least.
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56Walla Walla Listen to sample

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58The End of the Line
Very underrated song! Love the drumming on this one! Just amazing song!
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59The Meaning of Life Listen to sample

60Kill the President
This album is the best
All song is bomb

61Dammit, I Changed Again
My vote, my opinion. Don't think there's a right or wrong answer, but I think people should give this song a chance because it's amazing.
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63I Wanna Secret Family (With You)
Oh come on! Vote vote vote! This is the best song ever!
One of the Best songs of the new album, same good as Days go by in my opinion
I agree! This song should be the first of this list!
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65One Fine Day
How is this 64th!?
This is one of the best songs made by the offspring (in my opinion), at least top 10.
Memorable song from crazy taxi
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66Not the One

This has to be one of my most played songs by this group.

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67Nitro (Youth Energy)
You live like there's no tomorrow
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69Me & My Old Lady
One of the best bass riffs ever and although different from the rest of Ixnay still great
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70All I Have Left Is You Listen to sample

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72Way Down the Line
One of the best songs and kinda reminds me of All I Want
What? This is anthem of 90's punk, you asdf
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74All Along
Somebody, please explain to me: how these 1 minute and 30 seconds of awesomness aren't in the top ten? This is ridicilous. The song is absolutely great. So short and yet so good. Nice lyrics and music. Definitely the most "energized" offspring song, it makes me happy and optimistic :)
This is one of the shortest music, not the best, not the worst! Just a song who brings some rock and roll from inside out...
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75Hurting As One Listen to sample

76Conspiracy of One Listen to sample

77Rise and Fall Listen to sample

78Jennifer Lost the War Listen to sample

79Forever and a Day Listen to sample

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81We Are One
The Greatest 90's Punk Rock Song, The Last Words says it all "Bigger They Come, Harder They Fall! Can't deny the message this song gives hope for the Underdogs. Without The Offspring writing songs like this, there wouldve been no hope for Punk Rock as a whole wether you believe me or not. But its just my opinion, But I also believe this song deserves more exposure for todays generation of Punk Rock Fans by playing this song live a lot more, expessially the big Festival Shows instead of always playing the same Mainstream songs because of Columbia,
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82Nothing From Something Listen to sample

83It'll Be a Long Time Listen to sample

84Intermission
It's too damn catchy
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85Elders Listen to sample

86Crossroads Listen to sample

87Demons (A Mexican Fiesta)

88A Thousand Days Listen to sample

89I'll Be Waiting Listen to sample

90Take It Like a Man Listen to sample

91Get It Right Listen to sample

92Hypodermic Listen to sample

93Burn It Up Listen to sample

94Time to Relax Listen to sample

95Something to Believe In Listen to sample

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97So Alone Listen to sample

98Disclaimer Listen to sample

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100Don't Pick It Up Listen to sample

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