Best Talking Heads Songs

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1Once In a Lifetime

You may find yourself on a top 10 Talking Heads website, and you may think yourself a little confused with the results, and you may ask yourself, "Why is 'Once In A Lifetime' not number one? " and you may tell yourself, "Well, maybe I should vote for it! "

This is messed up why is "Psycho Killer" #1!

I don't know why, but there is something about this song that I really like!

It was on Simpsons it must be good.

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2Psycho Killer

this is messed up! this is 1st material

I don't know why prefer everyone Once in a Lifetime better, I think this is their best song! - somekindofaguy

This one is definitely one of their catchiest and best songs. - matty925

Run run run run run away

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3Burning Down the House

Come on its awesome its one of those songs I force myself to not learn the lyrics to because its fun screaming out incomprehensible to

4This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

Isn't as groovy as some of the others, but has a genuinely heartfelt quality that they'd never achieved up till this point.

No other like it. Purely original

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5Wild Wild Life

this song is beast it should be up around 1 with psycho killer

Got some wild, wild life! Just an incredibly happy song tahts fun to sing along to!

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6Life During Wartime

If you don't love the version on stop making sense, you're just a horrible person and I don't want to have anything to do with you. - tommydeath

Just the best song, builds and builds, then finishes in a great crescendo, can't get sick of listening to it. David Byrnes voice, Jerry Harrison on percussion, Steve Scales and all the backup, Stop Making Sense... Just the best of Talking Heads!

7The Great Curve

Frigging cool as hell guitar interplay

8And She Was

I love the music, and the lyrics are fantastic as well! - Knucklewood

9Thank You for Sending Me An Angel

Their best opening track from their best album- sheer nonsensical beats and riffs coming together to form something amazing, all exmplified in this song.

10Road to Nowhere

I like the singing near the end. "There's a city in my mind.. " that was my favourite part of any talking heads songs

Impossible! This song should be at least in the top 3. Any self respecting Talking Heads fan should know that.

This is their best song! Should at least be in the Top 3! This is crazy good!

The Contenders

11Crosseyed and Painless

Too many great songs to pick. Today I pick this one!

12I Zimbra

Robert Fripp On the guitar In some parts - Rushfan2112

13Love Goes to Building on Fire
14Take Me to the River

This should be higher up. - matty925

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15Born Under PunchesV1 Comment
16Making Flippy Floppy

Second only to Moon Rocks on Speaking in Tongues, mad and brilliant.

17No Compassion
18(Nothing But) Flowers

Should be higher in my opinion, once in a lifetime shouldn't be number 1

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20Artists Only

From humble and mad beginnings, the sing branches out into a superb guitar fade out.

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List StatsUpdated 4 Dec 2016

500 votes
38 listings
9 years, 159 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. Once In a Lifetime
2. Life During Wartime
3. Wild Wild Life
1. Psycho Killer
2. Burning Down the House
3. (Nothing But) Flowers
1. Burning Down the House
2. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
3. Once In a Lifetime

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