Best Switchfoot Songs


Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals). 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

Dare You to Move
This song is so great, that it was the only one I wanted to make a piano cover for. It's very catchy, and always puts you in a good mood when you listen to it. It's definitely on my top ten playlist.
Most beautiful and inspiring of their songs. Made me want to look up every single switchfoot song and see if they all made me feel the way this one does!
Dare you to move was the first song I heard from SF and now I have all their albums and I've been to 31 concerts! Long live SF!


[Newest]Song is so good, it's like I have something like song-hangover (of this song), simply amazing. Dare you 2 move

2Meant to Live
Better than Dare You to Move, EPIC riffs, EPIC drumming, EPIC vocals, beats everything that's being played on Radio today

Switchfoot =
Amazing use of the instrumentals in the beginning, then let's the vocals in the first verse stand alone without much music, allowing for the lyrics to ring unopposed. Immediately after the instruments regain their position. The mesh that the instruments have in the chorus with the vocals is further augmented by the fact that it is the first time in the song that they meet, and they sound amazing. The riffs are great, as well as the drums. All in all a great song.
Switchfoot come alive! Great track with awesome riffs and equally good drumming! Classic switchfoot...
[Newest]I think either this one, or afterlife should be #1

3Dark Horses
This should be number one, the beat is so catchy. Vote this! 'ment to live' is another really good song by them! Vote dark horses. The godz!
This is my favourite song, and lyrics is also beautiful. This song is Music theme of Royal Rumble 2012 it makes its 25th anniversary cool celebration.
Seriously.. ! This should be number one! Such good riffs and drums and everythig else.. ! Best song ever. !
[Newest]Awesome song, I love it so much

This song is simply beautiful. There is nothing else to say. It rings true in my heart because there are days when indeed I don't feel like myself anymore. Beautiful!
When I look at the STAAAARS I feel like MYSELF! My credits to the guitarist
this composition is so unique and heart touching, should be one or two
[Newest]Has amazing riffs and verses are catchy

5Your Love Is a Song
How you doing? This song is the best ever. If anyone who has logged into this page and hadn't heard this song, it's my earnest request that you do. Dare you to move and the others which are up there, you won't feel to listen to them ever after hearing this landmark of a song.
Are you all kidding me? This is their best song, no second thought on that. This song is not just a good Switchfoot song, but this is a great song by any standard. This song got me hooked to Switchfoot to a point that even if they make Justin Bieber type of songs, I will still love them like hell!. Switchfoot rocks.
I wonder how even 'Stars' overleaped this song. This song should be at #2 after 'Dare You To Move'. And if it were not for the fact that I've over-listened to this song, I think it would still be #1 on my Top 10 list. This song is deep, people.. visit an otolaryngologist for an ear examination and then listen to this song again.
[Newest]Has to be the best ever... Whenever I listen to this, I flashback to one or the other pleasant memories

beautiful song. the words and use the of the word awakening is totally worthwhile. its like listening to a dream full of melody. THUMBS UP
Yep best song for sure awesome change up in how they normally would sound
This song should be on the very top because it has WONDERFUL lyrics and amazing electric guitar
[Newest]Should be number one
Is my anthem

A great song about not waiting to die to come alive. Don't let society drag you down and desensitize you! Switchfoot's the best!
This song is inspiring and one of the best Switchfoot songs of all time! It deserves at least 2nd place but really should be in 1st!
8! What? Should be first or second, right up in the top two with dark horses. Both amazing songs. Vote for them
[Newest]Afterlife is my second favorite song. But.. have you heard 'The War Inside'? God. This song I swear.

I was a bit astonished when I saw this song wasn't on the Best Yet. Such a great, catchy song with deeper meaning in the lyrics.
They play this song even better live!
This should be number 1, then Afterlife.
I was truly gone when I heard this song. Awesome, Jon Foreman!
[Newest]Yo Bobby, this gotta be number one!

9Learning to Breathe
Hello good mornin, among the soothing, romantic songs I've heard in some time
Beautiful song. Great music for a chill or peaceful day. Hundreds of plays and Never gets old
Really beautiful and soothing lyrics. Deserves to be in the top 10. One of the most romantic songs I have heard.
[Newest]Perfect tune, perfect lyrics, perfect song.

10This Is Your Life

When I listened to it for the first time, I listened to it the WHOLE day!
When you already know what you who you want to be in your life, but just can't muster the courage to jump off the familiar and safe cliff, listen to this song.

When you already know what you who you want to be in your life, but just can't muster the courage to jump off the familiar and safe cliff, listen to this song.
Is a very best music

The Contenders

Can't live without it... Awesome song I'd ever heard...
And what I say about a walk to remember... It build my faith in love

This song surely touches you... The selfless nature of a gy craving for a girl... Its you... Its not me.. Its you
Yes this is my favourite

12This Is Home
Amazing song... Am in love with this band no wonder this song is simple not that there sound... Its one of the different sound they tried... Amazing song... A sadness is there... Who misses there home they would know the value of this song
Beautiful lyrics, Beautiful harmonies, Beautiful Band.
This is one of the best songs by them! It makes me feel like home
[Newest]This is home is my favorite switchfoot song of all

13Only Hope
when I listened to it for the first time, I listened to it the WHOLE day!
This song & Enough to Let Me Go are my favorite of their songs. A really heart touching song, and I just can't stop listening to this song!
How can you not love this song... Loved mandy's version but this one... Nothing can beat switchfoot, God Bless this band!
[Newest]Powerful song. Definitely among the best.

14On Fire
My favorite Switchfoot song of all time. This song actually made me fall in love with this awesome band. Such a rare song which can move you or touch U.soul. So much meaning. I just love it.
This song should be number 1, endless love! It's the most amazing song, really makes my heart race.
"you're on fire when he's near you, you're on fire when he speaks"
Beautiful song. It was on Switchfoot's greatest hits album. It's a classic.
[Newest]I love on fire I can't wait till I get to play it on the piano

No doubt a song that should be at the top 3 list. Beautiful music and awesome lyric. You will never regret listening this song if its your first time. Trust me!
Its impossible not to get lost in its tune, and forget whatever you were doing at the moment! Amazing song!
Great song by switchfoot... Great music and lyrics... Should be in the list
[Newest]Great song with such powerful lyrics!

16We Are One Tonight
One of the best song that I have ever heard! Can listen for a whole sleepless.. , the song makes me feel really good..! Sometimes become jumpy after listening to it.
Such a beautiful song that really shows the lead singer's vocal prowess. Should be at least in the top 5
This is one of the best songs of Switchfoot! It surely deserves more credit than its getting. It makes my day liveable!
[Newest]This deserves in the top ten

Very long, but it will really touch your heart. It's meaning is evident and together with good lyrics and an amazing tune this song should be number 1
My absolute favorite song! Absolutely amazing. It sends you on a journey into the past.
Hey Guys... I just heard this ssong... It's so beautiful and nostalgic I just startd to cry... The lyrics and th music are too good... Blinding light and restless are good too... Guys evybdy should listen to this song

18Lonely Nation
Lonely nation is the best it's the test it's the rest but it is not the pest yes lonely nation is the best

19Oh! Gravity.
Oh! Gravity is such an awesome song and I think it is the best!

Come on, this song deserves more than this!
Lift it up guys!
This is one of their more "rock and roll" type of songs. I absolutelyt LOVE it! This song must be at least 5th

20The War Inside

21Blinding Light
I voted 4 this song because its really underrated! It DESERVES to Be HIGHER! Please... Evrybody LISTEN 2 THIS SONG! Its awesome! It really boOSTS OUR MORALE... And lyrics Are Too GOOD! Switchfoot at their BEST!
This song is unbelievably underrated. This song is so beautifully written and sung. The lyrics will definitely lift you up. Do listen to this one guys.
Shame this is so low, it's such an amazing song.

22When We Come Alive
Top ten stuff. One of the best off Fading west. Awesome music. Truly Awesome.
Can't believe it is so low!

23Love Alone Is Worth the Fight
Best song off their new album in my opinion

"Until the sea of glass we meet, at last completed and complete. The tide of fear and pain subside, 'cause laughter drinks them dry... " Possibly the most powerful lines in modern music. So many meanings. This song speaks volumes about faith, forgiveness, society, creation and hope. I can't believe this isn't at least in the top five. It will outlast most other songs of our day. A classic in thirty years, no doubt...
Lyrics jump out from the song, painting a vivid picture inside your soul. You can't help but lift your hands in reverie.
Best song off of vice verses so deep so powerful so true just an amazing song
[Newest]Restless is such a good song just admitted

25The Shadow Proves the Sunshine
Oh this song here is a true gem... Beautiful and meaningful lyrics.. Intermingled with Jon Foreman's soothing and healing voice makes this song a true winner.. THIS SONG WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY AGAIN when you are sad.. 'Shine on me... '


The kind of praise song I wanna hear everyday,. I never get tired listening to it the whole day! And all the rest of Switchfoot songs! Very inspiring!
This should be way higher on the list


26Saltwater Heart
This song is like, a sequel to their "restless". Truly awesome song. Transports you to an ocean shore.

I think that this should be the one of the best songs of switchfoot. This song means so much to me. It just says everything. If ever you're interested about switchfoot's music, You should listen to this song.
Simply the best.. Get goosebumps every time I listen to this songs.
An amazing song from a very underrated album

28Faust, Midas and Myself
This song is so great! The lyrics are awesome and once you look up the title "Faust, Midas, and myself" and it's meaning the work becomes even greater. The three parts of the song directly relate to the three parts of the title. Look it up!
I really liked this song, but after a few minutes, the connection between the title and the lyrics finally hit me!
This is one of the most beautifully crafted song me has ever heard! Fabulous idea and super lyrix... Just listen to it and you surely will have GOOSEBUMPS like what I had experienced

29Easier Than Love

30Where I Belong
It is Switchfoot's longest song by about a minute and a half, yet when it is over, it feels too short. It isn't breathtakingly original and certainly isn't that complex, but something that you can't really measure makes it, in my personal opinion, one of the best songs ever. Period. Call me crazy but I would put this right up there with "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Stairway to Heaven". Truly an amazing song.
This song here is just THE PERFECT SWITCHFOOT SONG... Its just great.. One of the best lyrics Jon Foreman could have ever written! This song is truly a milestone for them... Last song of Vice Verses.. And one of the best Switchfoot has ever performed..
This song is seven minutes long and by far their best song. Nothing else even comes close except maybe "Restless". It is just such an epic song in that it sums up life and what we all want and desire. "I'm not sentimental, this skin and bones is a rental. " And the bridge on this song is maybe my favorite 30 seconds of music ever
[Newest]One of the best songs I ever heard. Taking the fact its catchy, and the lyrics are profound. The band made a great job with the song.

Here Are My Top Ten Switchfoot songs of all time.
1st. Dare You To Move. 2nd. This Is Your Life.
3rd. Free. 4th. Enouge To Let Me Go. 5th. Stars.
6th. Your Love Is A Song. 7th. Always. 8th. Awakening.
9th. Dark Horses. 10th. Hello Hurricane.

The only problem with this song seems to be that people haven't heard it
I'm surprised it's not even on the list! I love this song...

33Mess of Me

34Fading West

Best Lyric: "I want to thrive not just survive".

36Enough to Let Me Go
Bass driven tune with cool guitar parts and a rock solid drum beat. Superb vocals convey a message of trust and faith and ultimate love.
This song can touch your heart the first tym you listen 2 it.. The soothing voice of jon foreman, brilliant drumming by chad butler and beautiful guitars make it a classic! DO LISTEN 2 IT RYT NOW!
I think this song should be just as popular, if not more than "Your Love Is A Song".

37The Sound
Hey everyone... Listen to this song... It's really cool... Don't go by the votes... Its really nice...

38Bullet Soul
How is this not in the top ten? Listen to it!

39The Setting Sun
The setting sun is one of their best I was surprised no one commented

40Red Eyes

41The Beautiful Letdown
You may not find it nice when you hear it the first time
But suddenly you realize that you wanna listen to it again and again
The beautiful letdown is my lest favorite song by switchfoot but it's still Awesome
It was a beautiful letdown, the day I knew, that all the riches this world had to offer me, would never do!
Beautiful song, very meaningful lyrics! LOVE IT

42American Dream

43Let It Out
Great song, very catchy and nice. Puts a smile on my face every time I hear it.

44Needle and Haystack Life
"Its no accident we're here tonight, we are once in a life time. " This song gives me a sense of purpose and indescribable joy when I hear it... I can't exactly say what makes the song great, you just have to hear it for yourself. With a killer chorus and sick opening its just an amazing song.
This one should at least be in the top 10.

45You Already Take Me There

46The World You Want

This is the first Switchfoot song I have heard, and guess what, I fell in love with Switchfoot right then and there. Whenever you are feeling bummed out, this song will literally give you a sense of relief, I don't know why, but it will.
This song makes me think about all of the people I've forgotten, and it takes a special place in my heart. I feel like this song should be MUCH higher than this, at least on the top ten list.

48Adding to the Noise
Really Underrated. Great & Catchy Guitar Riff Followed by Jon Foreman Perfoming Some More Great Vocals Showing Off His Unique Voice & Excellent Range. The Keyboards also Play a Cool Part in the Song, Adding a Cool Little Synth Line Over The Awesome Guitar Riff. Overall, A Classic Switchfoot Song, Hope It Gets More Recognition One Day When A Beautiful Letdown Becomes Legendary in the Next 50 years.

49The Original
This Song Rocks, The Original, The War Inside, and Selling the News should all be in the top 15 at least.
"you're the original... "
One of the best song

50Who We Are
This is my new favorite song by switchfoot. I LOVE this song, gives me hope and makes me feel happy

51Hello Hurricane
Beautiful song, beautiful vocals should be among the top 10,
Best track of switchfoot so far
Hello hurricane is not only awesome but it's the name of my favorite album it's so happy
Rocks and beautiful lyrics

How is this song not even on the list yet. I has the best guitar from any of their other songs and is so much fun to listen to.
I just really like this song, underrated for sure!
Great song, One of Switchfoot's best. Love it.

53Against the Voices

Now listen.. This song is beautiful. It's no less than a masterpiece. Slow, soothing, superb. And the surprise rock at the end make it a an absolute beaut'.
Great SONG with altERNATive anD addicting Music! ITS SLOW IN THE STARTIN But gets rocking In the END!

55Back to the Beginning Again
Great. All of fading west is good

56Concrete Girl
Concrete girl they rock your world good song second best in legend of chin

57Love Is the Movement

58Innocence Again

59Sing It Out

Great song. My favorite from Fading West.

61What It Costs

62The Blues
This song wasn't in the Top 75 when I added it. It's got to challenge the number 1 spot, surely!
This is definitely the best song of them. How the hell it's in 67th?

63Selling the News

64I Turn Everything Over
Fun to listen... Really cool song


65Let That Be Enough
So poignant and beautiful! "Let me know that you hear me, let me know your touch. Let me know that you love me, let that be enough. " Such amazing and personal lyrics. It's as if Jon is singing directly to the listener. Switchfoot at its finest, stripped down during the early years and just full of passion.

66Company Car
Love the variety of instruments and it gets catchy after a while. Fun song to sing.

67Skin and Bones
Sounds so funky and cool. Great lyrics too!

68More Than Fine
Song that should leave joy to everyone! Love this song! And this Band! Song always brightens my day every time I listen to it!

69Someday We'll Know


71Amy's Song

BEST. SONG. EVER. Seriously! I'm surprised nobody added that one! It rocks!

73Out of Control
This song is a hidden gem. It's from the Hawaii Five 0 soundtrack and it is awesome! They shoulda put it on the Vice Verses album.

74The Edge of the Earth
The edge of the earth is the best it rocks it's just to good to be true Richard Haller


76Slow Down My Heartbeat

My 3rd best Switchfoot song, This song deserves way better than this. Come on guys! Vote!

78Sooner or Later (Soren's Song)
Have you guys heard any song from the first three albums of switchfoot? Try that first, and start voting. The rhythm of this song is just fabulous. Jon's voice is very nice and quiet in this song!

79Dirty Second Hands

80Chem 6A
Great guitars! One of the best song in their classic albums!

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