Best Muse Songs

GlonnAtronnAdonnAdict

The Top TenXW

1Knights of Cydonia

Unbelievably I never heard of Muse until I they played Uprising at the Grammys where they won best Rock album. Their performance was profound! So I started looking them up on You Tube and the second song I heard them play was this one Live at Wembley. Blew me away...

Epic Intro with an even more awesome story and even awesomer conclusion, in my opinion this is the best song from Muse because of its great chorus and overall performance.

This amazing song has so many great parts!
The brilliant theme, galloping rhythm, brilliant solo and classic muse effects,
Masterpiece! - GlonnAtronnAdonnAdict

Yes, this is a greater song but it's too high up for my taste, I would pick SUPREMACY as No. 1

Love this song!

V119 Comments
2Hysteria

I love the bass riff! There's nothing like it, and I think there is the perfect balance between new and old Muse in this song.

AMAZING SONG... should be followed really closely by New Born, Knights of Cydonia then Time is Running Out then Uprising

So many of their songs are pure power and intensity, and this displays it like no other, makes me want to got nuts

Love it. Guitar riff sounds so sick

V79 Comments
3Time is Running Out

Plain awesome. From the very beginning you cannot hate but love this song. Chorus is epic, vocals are extraordinary and the lyrics are very well-crafted. The suspense in this song leads to such a powerful chorus. I am a huge Muse fan and I have many favourites but this song is so clever and brilliant I had to choose it!

I just love it. it's my favourite muse song ever! I can listen to it over and over again, it never gets old!

Such a great rock song. It has such a brilliant vibe - nick14

Simply it's their best song. It gives amazing vibes

V74 Comments
4Uprising

I still do not understand how this is not top of the list! It's easily their most powerful song with excellent guitar riffs and amazing lyrics! VOTE!

It's the first song I heard by them and every time I hear it I'm like "ahh! " It's just a great track :)The words are awesome and added on with the sound track this song just becomes EPIC. I enjoy Muse

This is the best of their songs for me, especially that kick ass music video!

This song is really overrated, it's good but it shouldn't be this high on the list

V136 Comments
5Citizen Erased

Should be number one in my opinion. This songs is a masterpiece of three songs perfectly pieced together to create that dark scene that Origin... carries throughout.

It's just an amazing song, I mean there are few songs that combine matthew bellamy's amazing voice with, to me the best guitar track ever

Easily top 3. It was the older, more hardcore Muse that we all love. At a time when mainstream would never be associated with Muse.

Really one of the best songs in history; a masterpiece!

V70 Comments
6Plug In Baby

Amazing riff, peaking in the top 50 riff's in the world

I like most songs by muse, but this one is amazing. You can sense the passion and talent of the band through it.

This song is beyond amazing. Just the beginning of the song drives ME wild. Without hearing the powerful lyrics and vocals. I think it has got to be one of the best song Muse has done.

The song starts amazing and finishes even better

V59 Comments
7Stockholm Syndrome

An emotionally charged song with an absolutely brilliant riff. The type of song that will end with you hitting the replay button. If you have not yet heard this you are missing out.

Amazing song, amazing guitar and bass piece. AMAZING all together!
The lyrics are also wonderful!

The best way to describe this song is the meeting of chaos and beauty in a track charged with metal riffs but backed by synth arpeggios and a hauntingly pretty chorus, there is no Muse song that blows me away more than this one every time I listen to it.

Amazing. Just amazing

V37 Comments
8New Born

Every time this song is played live, you always wait for the amazing solo and see how it has evolved over the years. Look at the performance @ Glastonbury in 2004 to see just how this song gets the crowd wild!

God, this song has been in my head, since it came out, its absolutely amazing, 5STARS (If possible)

This song is amazing - first time I heard this song live it was one of the best musical experiences I ever heard.

I highly recommend that any new Muse fans who haven't gotten their hands on Origin of Symmetry take a listen - it's an absolutely phenomenal album released before they became superstars (after Absolution).

Love this song!

V61 Comments
9Starlight

Such an awesome tune, fantastic to listen to. Then again Muse has so many good songs. Wonderful

Excllent beat, I just love it! Matt is really hitting the tones perfectly! True magic. No more to say

brilliant drums, vocals and guitar. Lyrics are amazing as well. Fantastic song!

I love it, Bellamy sings from the heart

V97 Comments
10Map of the Problematique

I love the flanging in this song, it gives it a heavy techno metal sound, lyrics are amazing too

Great instrumental work and great lyrics. The song is great live. And just a sidenote. it is incredible fun to play on drums.

Unbelievably beautiful; this song has so many freakin' layers that reward multiple listenings. Even if it does borrow a little bit from Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence", it's about the same way that Rush borrowed from Morse code for "YYZ" (which is to say, they took something good and made it amazing).

Best guitar in a rock song, ever!

V56 Comments

The Newcomers

?Hyper Chondriac Music

I want to die while listening to this song.

This song is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SONG I HAVE EVER HEARD. While the top 5 are not bad in ANY way, I just thought they won beause they are overrated.

Better than hyper music in my opinion

V1 Comment
?The Gallery

Just because it's instrumental doesn't mean it's not good, Muse are great musicians!

The Contenders

11Supermassive Black Hole

One of the craziest introductory riffs in rock history. Period.

I heard this song just yesterday and am probably plying it for the 1000th time!

My favorite Muse track, with a drive that takes you riding a wave of euphoria. Thumping bass and strong vocals, just a wonderful track.

Its very beautiful harmony of muse song

V53 Comments
12Bliss

This list is a mess. I can guarantee that most of the votes here are from "new" Muse fans who have no idea that Origin Of Symmetry was BY FAR the best album. This, New Born and Citizen Erased should be MUCH higher! How are Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole etc better than this!? Listen to this and vote!

1. Bliss 2. Stockholm Syndrome 3. Plug in Baby 4. Knights of Cydonia 5. Time Is Running Out 6. Map of the Problematique 7. Easily 8. Eternally Missed 9. Hysteria 10. New Born 11. Mk Ultra 12. Resistance 13. Hyper Music 14. Glorious 15. Sunburn 16. City of Delusion 17. Citizen Erased 18. Thoughts of a Dying Atheist 19. Cave 20. Uno That is roughly my Top 20 (long time fan)

How the hell is this song at least not in the top 5. The blend and melody of the song is epic and is so much better than Starlight and knights of Cydonia. Starlight is pretty much monotone the whole song with the stupid droning guitar and is one of the most boring muse songs

Bliss is one of the best songs they have from the best album there is from them.

V46 Comments
13Resistance

Sorta futuristic groovy sound, with a nice backing guitar

Great song, it's a pity it was in twilight! Ruins the whole illusion!

This song is has a complex melodic structure, all the while sounding epic (and I do not use that word lightly).

I like every Muse's songs but this one is the best, for me. I've liked this song, before to become a Muser.

V30 Comments
14Undisclosed Desires

Everything about this song is amazing; the vocals are sound, the lyrics are cleverly written and the beat is immaculately composed. There isn't a single fault with this song. You really live for the chorus in this one, you anticipate it with a sense of excitement and then an exemplification of relief occurs when it begins. You don't get that often.

Don't sound much like muse but a really cool song. - biddiebob99

I really like this one don't know why and how to explain but it is one of the best songs ever

I want to recognise your beauty's not just a mask

V39 Comments
15Butterflies and Hurricanes

The Piano chorus was amazing along with everything else, this should really be up in the top 5 of their songs at least.

This song should be at least on the top 5, I love the piano play and the voice of Matthew Bellamy create a perfect mix! Its very catchy and pure, one of the best muse songs ever! You should listen to it, I'm sure you gonna love it!

Picking Muse's best song is hard as they have so many great songs as can be seen from the split opinions of the voters.

This is my pick as I feel Muse have done everything right with this song. The title is awesome (referencing the butterfly effect: where a simple butterfly wing flap can cause a hurricane), lyrics are powerful and incite the listeners to take action ("You've got to be the best, you've got to change the world, take this chance to be heard, Your time is now") and the band's full abilities on all instruments and vocals are on full display. It has powerful riffs and amazing guitar & piano solos, as well as slow sections.

This has to be Muse's masterpiece in my opinion. Even Muse themselves agree, as they had this as the lead single on an album that have fan favorites like "Hysteria & "Time is running out"

The best song instrumental wise honestly.

V42 Comments
16Showbiz

Easily the best muse song, if you haven't listened to it, go listen to it now! It has great vocals, matts great singing it live, great build up for the end, great high hitting notes. Muse show their raw talent in this song. Brilliant guitar playing and solos, deep lyrics, meaning to lyrics, really good percussion, Dom's drumming is extraordinary and Chris' bass a
Is amazing as always! I think this deserves to be number 1 as it pure Muse, from their first album and the title song. It deserves it so much. I'm disappointed this song doesn't get as much recognition it deserves. It's got a brilliant build up. Brilliant song. Definitely deserves to be in the at least top 5.

This is one of Muse's darker songs, but from starting out with a heavy intro to Matt hitting a G Sharp in conclusion, hands down the most inspiring and beautiful pieces ever performed.

Come on guys... how could this one sunk like this? I mean,47th? Seriously? The lyric were as epic as it sounds...

Reminded me of Chris Cornell when Matt Bellamy hit that high note.

V20 Comments
17Assassin

Absolutely fantastic. The music really gets into your head, something that you can come back to over and over again. The Grand Bosses Edit takes the already amazing song and turns it into something approaching musical perfection.

This song is really powerful and unique in a way. Much better than the likes of Starlight!

Absolutly great song, the guitaring is awesome. If it wasn't for guitar hero I would never have heard this song or appreciated muse in the way I do!

Probably one of their most underrated songs.

V11 Comments
18The Handler

My current favourite song of all time, overtaking Citizen Erased. I love how dark it is, I love the slow repetitive baseline, I love the lyrics, I love Matt's voice and how his screams came back. I love pretty much all of it. The instrumental could be shorter as it is a little repetitive and goes on for slightly too long, but I can look past that for how amazing the song is and how is makes me feel. Favourite part is where Matt screams "AGAIN" at the end. Second verse is amazing too for it's base and drum only. - Aeterna

Best song off Drones. It's so heavy, it could easily fit on Absolution. And the middle part is insane!

Love that unique guitar riff. Only one hand can play that riff that's awesome. Matt have used much more distortion and modern heavy effect in his amp to produce that type of heavy sound. And of course vocals are amazing too.

If you watch them play this live, the lighting is so good.

V15 Comments
19The Globalist

This song is great! It's a really fabulous tune, but I think people are overlooking it because of the super high expectations set for it. I mean when Matt calls a song a ten minute prog rock nightmare and a sequel to citizen erased, you expect a ten minute prog rock nightmare that'll at least be as good as citizen erased. But that didn't happen. The first part of this song is awesome, the middle guitar riff is absolutely incredible, and then it all comes down at the end. In my opinion, if the boys had decided to kick out the last part and instead just have like a five minute head-banging, metal solo, this song would have been Muse at their very best, no doubts about it. But with the path they chose with this song, there's definitely gonna be some hate going out towards it, but that's ok. It's still an awesome song that deserves to at least be in the top 15. Vote for the globalist!

The globalist is one of the masterpieces that only muse can make and it sounds so beautiful yet unsettling at the same time. It sums up the story of drones and is very underrated. The heavy part in the middle is very awesome and the piano at the end makes a person happy just from the background singing and slow melody. For a somewhat heavier album, the songs reapers, the handler, and defector are great but the globalist really brings a good mixture of emotions into a single 10 minute song. IGN 10/10

This had every sign pointing to it that it would be the greatest Muse song of all time just by listening to the first five minutes. I found it incomprehensibly upsetting when the intensity dropped. I mean, it built up perfectly and had amazing instrumentals, vocals, everything, but they messed it all up. Badly. - Songsta41

This song should be on top 10

V14 Comments
20Exo-Politics

Why is this so low? An awesome song with strong, powerful lyrics. A great guitar riff, with nice vocals from Matt once again, and just all in all a really catchy song.

A classsic riff, an amazing guitar solo, a drum beat that is both catchy and complex, and lyrics that manage to be both powerful and mysterious. The bass and guitar parts go so well together in this song. It also has a really cool spaghetti-western space rock vibe I felt throughout Muse's album Black Holes and Revelations. Exo-Politics captivates you from the start, and has an astoundingly emotional and ambiguous ending. This song is very underrated, extremely catchy, definitely worth a listen, and undeniably deserves a spot in the top ten! Go Muse! You guys rock the universe! And I do mean that literally - raptorhunter

This song should definitely be in the top ten! Awesome lyrics and vocals as well as a great riff!

Cool song for the first time listening
Really should be the best..
Time Is Running out is good, and Starlight..
But This should really be higher

V5 Comments
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Songs From Muse's The 2nd Law Best Songs Off Muse's Absolution Best Songs Off Muse's Black Holes and Revelations Best Songs On Muse's Drones Best Songs From Muse's The Resistance

List StatsUpdated 4 Dec 2016

20,000 votes
144 listings
8 years, 200 days old

Top Remixes (148)

1. Showbiz
2. New Born
3. The Handler
Quart
1. Unintended
2. Stockholm Syndrome
3. I Belong to You / Mon coeur s'ouvre A ta voix
tanixtragedy
1. Hysteria
2. Micro Cuts
3. Citizen Erased
Labrador3

WRemix
View All 148

Posts

Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P