Best Relient K Songs


The top 10 best songs by a Christian Alternative Rock band we all know and love, Relient K! Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

Be My Escape
Great song. I'm a Christian but I usually am not fond of Christian songs, so, as you can imagine, I was hesitant to try out this new band A friend had recommended to me. But I was pleasantly surprised. I love this band and this is my favorite song they have. I love how the lyrics in their songs can be seen as talking about God or just a normal situation in life. Great music, lyrics, beat, ideas and stories, everything. I'll never get tired of this band or this song.
! What a song I mean you can go on listening I never get bored! The best!
I love this song listen to it... The video is very nice!
Possibly the most famous Relient K song. The first I heard from an album other than Anatomy. It got me completely hooked on Relient K!


[Newest]Amazing song! This was the song that lead me to relient k and I'm so grateful!

This may not be one of their most upbeat songs, but I will argue that it is without question their most powerful piece. I still remember crying after listening to this song for the first time and it still makes me tear up a bit. But even as sad as the story of the character presented is, it still leaves a message of hope and a better future.

In short, this is a truly uplifting yet tragically beautiful piece that certainly deserves a lot more recognition.
Really?! It's this far down? This is one of the best pieces of writing of all time! Theissen sat down and wrote a completely original and beautiful piece of art in which he describes the life of a man that never happened. I defy even the best of song writers to come up with such an in depth story of victory. Not only is it a creative masterpiece, but it is one of the best stories of finding victory despite a lifetime of failure, which is the true beauty of the grace of Jesus Christ.
Oh my goodness... This song is a massive, 11-minute masterpiece by THE BEST band ever. The music is amazing, and the lyrics, while they tell a tragic story, gives the listener the truth that regardless of who you are or what you've done, God will ALWAYS love you and take you in.
[Newest]I really wish this was better known. If it was it would be on top for sure.

3Who I Am Hates Who I've Been
Great message yet great music. It's energetic and fun.
I love this song. It's great for when you are sad, and very famous also. It has an awesome music video!


How can this not be the best RK song?
[Newest]I love this song a lot its SUPER GOOD

Candlelight is basically a guys song dedicated to a girl who he finds to be truly magnificent. To me this is one of Relient K's top ten songs. It also makes a great Valentines day song
This is their best song. It's so catchy.

5When I Go Down
I could fall asleep to this song. Matt has an amazing voice and this song really shows it off. Definitely there best chill song.
It's very good song that gonna make you feel realize that you are sad but then your gonna feel better at the last...
This song made me cry..

6Must Have Done Something Right
"We should get jerseys, 'cause we make a good team. " Cheesy, but incredibly catchy and adorable!

This is literally the most adorable song I have ever heard. It makes me sad that it's this far down on the list!
This song are one of those songs that make you say, " oh my gosh this sounds familiar! ' even if youve never heard it this is one of my most favorite songs from them, I love it
[Newest]I love this song!


7Faking My Own Suicide
Underrated song. It's about a guy who wants to fake his own suicide to make his girlfriend realise how much she really loved him. Unique, fresh, and pleasing to hear!
I'm not sure if it is talking about a girl or not, but the first time I hear this I thought it was talking about Jesus. Either way it's an amazing song!
This song has a touching story and is much more than the average love song. It should be top five at least.
[Newest]It's just so awesome

8Devastation and Reform
It surely deserves something better than no. 12! It has amazing guitars and superb words to it! I would, if I could, put it in the top 6 for sure!
A place in the top 5 is what this song truly deserves! Come on people! VOTE for this amazing song! I just can't get it out of my head! That's how great it is!
This song just has a great beat that gets you moving
[Newest]I listen to this song every single day! So catchy!


9Pressing On
So there are those songs that run in your head all day and you hate them after two days. This song has been in my head for nearly two years and I cannot get enough of it. I just can't press past this song
Man, this must be the most popular song. This song has been on a couple of shows. Plus the acoustic version is killer.
definitely the BEST relient k song, whenever I feel down this song makes my day!

10Forget and Not Slow Down
I'd rather forget and not slow down, than gather regret for the things I can't change now! This song is amazing, wonderful and stunning! It deserves a place in the top 5!


Easily one of their best choruses! Makes me sing out loud every time I here it... And come on that post bridge build with the harmonies... Epic
Lyrically and musically, their best song. It's one of the most original songs ever written, and the "i could spend my life just trying to sift through, what I could have done better but what good do what ifs do? " is maybe the most wisdom ever put into 2 lines. Cheers, RK.

The Contenders

11The One I'm Waiting For
Energy and passion shine on this song more than any other Relient K song. It's an amazing upbeat song, perfect to kick off MMHMM.

12Which to Bury; Us or the Hatchet
An energizing song. Full of emotion. The chorus was amazing. The way the he sang it was just so right. One of their best, no doubt. It should be at least higher on the list.
I love this song! The way he wants his message to go across is just so amazing! Definitely one of my favorite songs by relient K.
Look up the acoustic version of this song. I believe that it is by far their best song. Also curl up and die should be in the top ten. The song is so deep.
[Newest]A masterful portrayal of being frustrated with someone you love. Very relatable to many situations and its quite catchy

13Curl Up and Die
I can't tell you how many nights this song has helped me through, this is definitely one of my top 5 picks :) the lyrics are just so deep, without being corny... Just like all their songs LOVE RELIENT K
Peeps who really wana know whats top ten of relient k song. Trust me, this belongs up there. Fantastic and unique melody. Its those song where you hope you can listen to when it is raining and you decided to walk down the street with it.
Really Creepy. Sends Chills Up My Spine): But in a Way it Is Kind Of Beautiful

14I So Hate Consequences
One of the best songs ever. I love it!

This is is what got me hooked on Relient K, I love this song and band so much, it is so relatable and if you have not heard this I highly suggest you listen to this song I personally guarantee that you will at a bare minimun like this song
I love the message, and it also has a really good, get-up-and-dance part as well as a slower but in the song.

15Give Until There's Nothing Left

16Let It All Out
This is a beautiful song Its like a prayer. I used to listen to it instead of sleeping..i loved this song that much. Must be higher in this list. "I celebrate the day" is another beautiful song that should be higher.

17Jefferson Aero Plane

18This Is the End

19Sadie Hawkins Dance
So classic, an amazing. One of my favourite songs in the world (Other Relient k songs running up)
Great song. Upbeat and has a pretty entertaining story that's told through out the song.
Great song. Should be no 2 not no 24

20The Best Thing
Finishing the list off on a light mood... "This is the best thing, the best thing that could be happening, and I think you would agree the best thing is that it's happening to you and me! "

This song is the Best Thing that ever happened to Relient K! Definitely should be in the top ten instead of Devestation and Reform.
The piano is awesome on this song

It's my, my trademark move
To turn my back on you
It's my, my trademark move
To realize I should improve

Enough said. Awesome song.

22For the Moments I Feel Faint
Great song expressing the Christian part of the band!

23More Than Useless
This was the first relient k song I heard and got me into the band. I really just like relient k a lot because I tend to get really sad sometimes. Thanks relient k
The first song I've ever heard from them, and it will forever be my favorite of favorites. it makes me happy.

24In Love With the 80's (Pink Tux to the Prom)
Absolutely awesome song totally underrated

25(If You Want It)
I have to say, this song is beautiful, one of best lyrical songs Matt Thiessen has ever written.
Best lyrical work of relient k hands down.

26Life After Death and Taxes

27I Need You
When I bought the album that this song was on I thought that this song would be slow because of the title. Boy was I wrong! This song is awesome!


Definitely a great song, you will love it!

I cannot believe this song was ranked 17!?
This one should be #1, or at least #29

29I Celebrate the Day

How is this not number 1?! This song has everything, great guitar riffs, great lyrics, catchy chorus, and not to mention the whole version of the song is 3 parts, one being a capella.

31Bite My Tongue
This song portrays a great message about letting God take control and just learning to shut your mouth, stop messing things up even more, and listen and follow his word. It's also super catchy and I find myself humming it in the hallways everyday!
This song just sounds so amazing... I can't believe it's down so low! :'(


32Softer to Me
One of the more serious, mature songs on their first CD. A great song!

33High of 75
This song is so catchy and bright! Love this song because of its chord progression!

34My Girl's Ex-Boyfriend

35Getting Into You
This song really stands for my baptism mindset. It's so pretty and just perfectly describes why I continue to be a Christian - "Because I've got to be; you're essential to survive. I'm gonna love you with my life"


37Pleading the Fifth (A Cappella)

38Forward Motion
This deserves higher - such a good song!

39I Am Understood?
Great song, great message!

40I Don't Need a Soul

41My Girlfriend

42The Lining Is Silver

They sing it with Owl city I think, that combination is super cool


I wished Mathiew Thiessen and Owl City did more songs together!

44Silly Shoes
Who I don't think so but I think I'ts funny if I vote for it

45College Kids
Someone please save us, us college kids!
What my parents told me is what I did
They said go to school and be a college kid
But in the end I question why I did

Who doesn't love this song, totally needs to be higher on this list than just No.48, vote to get this higher on the list dudes!

46This Week the Trend

Ever just love a song but don't know why? That's what Gibberish is like.

4812 Days of Christmas

Even though the new album is pretty different I still love this song. Is so much fun to listen to :D


51So I Hate Consequences
One of the 3 most catchy songs in my opinion init
How is this this low? I LOVE IT

52Down In Flames

53You'll Always Be My Best Friend

54That's My Jam
Tribute to all 90's bands and artist...two thubs up!

55Don't Blink
Great song, Great Message, and an accidental Doctor Who Reference
How is it so down on this list? I absolutely love this song. Accidental DW reference, but it is so sweet and uplifting! Love it.

56Collapsible Lung
This song redeems what would have otherwise been a completely mediocre album.

57Crayons Can Melt On Us for All I Care
Why is this not higher up? This song is genius!


58Failure to Excommunicate

59Chap Stick, Chapped Lips, and Things Like Chemistry

60Less Is More

61Maybe It's Maybelline

62May the Horse Be With You

63Hoopes I Did It Again

64My Way or the Highway

65I'm Taking You With Me

66The Vinyl Countdown

67For the Band

68We're Nothing Without You

69No Reaction

70Five Iron Frenzy Is Either Dead or Dying

71Wake Up Call

72Hello McFly

73Falling Out
This is my favourite song ever! One of the best rock ballads you could possibly listen to, why isn't it higher on this list No.61? Come on people this song needs to be in the top 25 or 30 songs from Relient K AT LEAST! Vote for this awesome song people!

74The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
They eat captain crunch. I mean how can you not love that?
Wait. Relient K wrote that song? YES!



76I'm Lion-O

77What Have You Been Doing Lately?



80The Rest Is Up to You

81Between You and Me

82Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

83Sleigh Ride

84Angels We Have Heard On High

85Deck the Halls

86Silent Night / Away in the Manger

87I'm Getting Nuttin' for Christmas

88We Wish You a Merry Christmas

89Santa Claus is Thumbing to Town

90Handel's Messiah

91Auld Lang Syne

92Good King Wenceslas

93Silver Bells

94Over It

95Merry Christmas, Here's to Many More
I don't know how this song isn't even on the list. Relient K has so many songs all of which are great so it's next to impossible to choose one. But I'm surprised this isn't even in the Top Ten or even Top 20! It isn't even on the list which surprised me the most. Just listen to it, trust me. The best seasonal song by Relient K yet, and one of their best songs of all time.

96Come Right Out and Say It

97Who I Am Hates Who I've Been (Acoustic)

98Be My Escape (Acoustic)

99Hope for Every Fallen Man

100Everything Will Be

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This list was created 5 years, 51 days ago and has been voted on over 600 times. This top ten list contains 102 items, has been remixed 7 times.

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