Best A Perfect Circle Songs

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The Top Ten

1
The Outsider
So much power and emotion was put out in this song, and its a song that emotionally everyone can relate to their own life on some level. Love it
I cannot believe this in not on top. This song is so powerful and energetic, building up until the last lines of the song with the slamming guitar chords leaves you breathless. This is the best APC song by far.
The Outsider is Michael Angelo's David. Its something everyone can enjoy and can be played on repeat over and over again.
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23 Libras
A song many can relate to.. beautifully sung and so unique. An absolute masterpiece.
Who knew simplicity could be so complex?

This is definitely A Perfect Circle's most crowning achievement. The musicianship, the vocals, the production, the emotion, everything comes together to create what is possibly the best rock-ballad of all time.

It has set the bar, and the bar will never be met. If all people were to appreciate art and expressionism like this, the world would be completely different. One of the most honest and impressive songs in musical history.
it's a pretty depressing song, literally, it's beautiful, but depressing b. c. it's like he sees something in someone, and they don't see him. Sad but I'm sure a lot of people feel this way, I do sometimes.
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3Passive
Over the years I've switched back and forth between a few of their songs as being my favorite. But Passive is the song of theirs that I have the deepest emotional connection to. 3 libras is a very very close second for me though. I saw APC live in Seattle in 2010, they were playing all three of their albums, but I only had the money to see one of them. I chose emotive, literally just because of this song. Sure I have many other favorites in Thirteenth Step and Mer De Noms, but I needed to hear passive live. Their performance did not disappoint. GOOSEBUMPS! Maynards voice penetrated my soul that night... Laugh out loud it was awesome.
Amazing song. Best of APC in my opinion. MJK's screams gives me the chills!
The lyrics blow my mind in this song, let alone the amazing guitar rifts going on. Every time I listen to it I get chills in the last 30 seconds of the song. Although the other top 2 are amazing; that's why I picked this one.
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4The Noose
Noose is a lyrical master-piece. Its got so much of feel. Uh, I get goosebumps each time. The voice is a thud in the hard. Captivating and enormously satisfying.
Well It's not easy to pick one song, so I voted this song because it should be at least in the top 3; however, I will be dumb if I said the others don't deserve to be in the top 3 as well. Finally, I think it's a personal choice.
You can exactly feel the emotion vibrating through your whole body while listening to this song... Even though not many people can relate through the true meaning of the song, the lyrics are so well written and so powerful that you can't stay indifferent after hearing it.
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5Judith
This among with The Outsider are the pinnacle of musical perfection for APC, it doesn't get much better. What has always drawn me in was the raw emotion and anger from the early days of Tool. I do not care for the sappy lovely "feelings" type of sounds they put out later on, so this strikes a chord reminding me of their early angst.
amazing vocals and a truly deep lyrical masterpiece...
The entire band comes together to create one of the finest hard rock songs of the decade.
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6Pet
What! How is this not up further! The package is really my favorite, but pet needs to be further up there. This was the first Maynard song I ever heard and it is what got me into a perfect circle and tool. I love the riff, and when it gets really loud with the haunting harmony in the middle, it kicks the butts of everything Maynard James Keenan.
Best in my opinion, and the first song I ever heard from a perfect circle. Loved Tool before I was even old enough to know what they were saying, my parents listened to Tool around the time I was born, so I grew up listening to Maynard.
I heard this song from a Warriors Cats cartoon video from Allikatnya (video was made for Tigerstar's sons, Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost. ) When I heard the song I loved it. It is my favriote song from a perfect circle. I think it should be number one. This is one of my favriote songs in the world. And I mean one of my favriote songs because I like other songs from other artists too P.S. I think the Warriors Cats video went perfect with the song I love the song and the video
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7The Hollow
The lyricism of this song connects with the listener just as deeply as any of his other work with A Perfect Circle. This song, Orestes, 3 Libras and The Noose could be considered the greatest songs by them because of the captivation and mesmerization felt during them. I can't describe this songs beauty really in words, like Maynard would say, you should close your eyes, enter yourself in a comfortable yet vulnerable position, and go there. The drumming is tight, the guitar is perfect, the attack, lyricism, harmonies and singing make this the ideal song and my favorite song of all time. The Noose, Orestes, 3 Libras, and a few others are great too, but this song definitely deserves more credit.
The emotion when Maynard scream's: Feed Me Here!

This song is awesome and beautiful for relax after a day of hard work

Awesome lyrics, Maynard sing with feel
This song tells the truth in the world, man's libido and quench their thirst for the big void you feel inside, and acoustic session "Hollow" adds a "exciting" and a serene relaxation.
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8Orestes
This song is beautiful. You can feel the kind of personal agony he's going through. Definitely the best song they've ever done, and my favorite song of all time.
Man what a great song. I barely found out about this song and it's the one I jam out to all the time now. What great beautiful lyrics. He's a very intelligent writer and singer. He's very unique and I say this song is up there with schism and sober or probably even better in my eyes...
Maynard's raw emotion is constant throughout this masterpiece, listening to it you feel his emotions all over. I love it when a band can really work together as one unit rather than being engulfed in their own instrument. This song is beautiful, one of their best.
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9Weak and Powerless
Can't believe that I'm the first one to vote for this song! This is such a soul inspiring song.. Got me hooked to A Perfect Circle!
By far the best! Come on.
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10Rose
3 Libras is probably the very best, but man, Rose is a close, close second. Beautiful and spiteful all at once.
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The Contenders

11Blue
Great song. Very simple and emotional while being ambiguous at the same time.
How can this song not be in the top 10? One of my absolute favorites from APC, along with The Noose.
A great song of APC
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12By and Down
This is for sure one of the best songs ever made by apc it's so full of emotions.
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13The Package
The package is one of their most badass songs, next
to Judith

YEAH

Very beautiful introduction song it's like as you are starting the album your given a package to see the insight of the band. Love the soft build in the song to it getting loud deep and sounds like personal for Maynard
The package gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it, it is very unique because unlike the other son
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14Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums
Also known as "Pet"...this is my favorite..I also Like The Noose...and 3 Libras is one of the most beautiful songs...

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The beat of the song is like a stab of knife cutting raw through skin. It shakes you up from the inside.
"They don't give a f#$% about you...Like I do..."
Those words spoken in ecstasy and I'm sold. Definite Masterpiece. NUMBER ONE on my list!
The drums and feeling of this song shakes me up down to the core! This is their best! Death metal!
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15Gravity
This song is a beautiful recount of the struggle and emotion an addict feels when trying to let go of their addiction while following a "12 Step" program. The most difficult steps to get through are steps 1-3 which involve completely surrendering to a higher power. Relapse is very common after step 3 as the addict feels a confidence in their sobriety that leads them to feel that they have control again. The second verse "I fell again, like a baby unable to stand on my own." describes this common occurrence. From step 3 back to step 1. This is a very difficult cycle that an addict has to beak in order to remain sober for good. Maynard's portrayal of the addicts emotion along with the waves of light and dark instrumental during the phases of "the struggle" make this my favorite APC song.
Seriously one of my favorite songs of all time. You can hear his past heartbreak and struggle in his voice. The lyrics... Amazing. As someone who has struggled with addiction in the past, I love this song.
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16Magdalena
How could anyone not love this song! This song reminds me so much of my past when I first started listening to a A Perfect Circle! How could anyone not fall in love with it?!
Classic MJK vocals and great lyrics. "I'd sell my soul one dollar at a time..." Fantastic song and my fave.
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17Thinking of You Listen to sample

18Imagine
Such a dark dark version of what, lyrically, is actually a dark song. Touches nerves that I'm sure John Lennon wish he did with his original masterpiece. Epic.
Better than the Beatles, have you seen the video it's awesome, they trully express what Paul and John wanted to say, it's a great and catchy song
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19Vanishing
So much power in this song from lyrical to instrumental...
MJK and Billy knows whats music. They are above best!
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20Sleeping Beauty
Such a great song that never fails to get me to sing along.
Maybe not the best but it must be in top ten.
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21Brena
The songs you picked are up there, but all singles. They have much more to look for than those three, though I agree they are ALL great songs on this list. Sleeping beauty is great, Brena, etc...
Such a powerful song emotionally...
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22The Nurse Who Loved Me Listen to sample

23People Are People Listen to sample

24A Stranger Listen to sample

25Fiddle and the Drum Listen to sample

26Peace, Love & Understanding Listen to sample

27Let's Have a War Listen to sample

28Gimme Gimme Gimme Listen to sample

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