Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs


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1Under the Bridge

Once you listen to this song, you just can't leave it. I'm sure you'll love as much as you do yourself

The Red Hot Chili Peppers career can be divided into two halves " the period before and after Under the Bridge.

I'm sorry but this song takes the cake I love this song even though a lot of there under played music is still very good

Just love when this comes on the radio in the morning. Just a killer song by a killer band.

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Unlike anything the Peppers ever wrote. The intro and verses are haunting as hell, the chorus is really catchy, and the guitar solo is just beautiful. No wonder Flea said this is the best song they ever wrote! No. 1 for me too!

epic song by an epic band.
Better than their old stuff.
I believe this is where they matured into real musicians.

For me the best song of RHCP
A complete song with great vocals and lyrics and with equally good guitar and bass and drums too

This is probably the best song ever. Its stuck in my since past so many years!

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3Snow (Hey Oh)

Not only is the guitar riff amazing, but the bass has a pretty catchy tune as well.

Snow is the best song of RHCP ever... Just listen to the riff, you'll understand exactly how good John Frusciante is...

Amazing guitar riff, I think this is the best of of RHCP, I really enjoy listening this song

Absolutely great song, one of my favorites from them, I commented on 'can't stop'...the only American rock band that's been making music my whole life.

I grew up with them.

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4Can't Stop

Epic vocals.. Electrifying guitar and bass.. Guaranteed to get your spirits up after every listen..

The bass at the beginning is just ridiculous and it flows perfectly into the rest of the song which is AMAZING! Definitely my favorite chili peppers song which is saying something because they have so many good songs

the guitar solo at the start is just incredible.... so refreshing

Everything fits in perfectly

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Great Song! Once listen to then ever want to listening! Easiely said: one of the great songs ever produced!

A real gritty song. You can feel the pain and in the song.

Its one of the famous guitar riffs and also one of the most amazing!
RHCP best one ever! Live an unbelieveable thing!

Such a perfection of mellow music. My number one from the band. Even in my top ten of all music.

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6Dani California

The most awesome song I think is from RHCP. The more I listen, the more I want to hear it. The more I hear it, the better I feel. Its so exciting and its chorus is so cool. I thought it was pretty good

A very good, popular groovy hit.

The song is great and the video is even better! - thomasnirvanastroud

A song that demonstrates the chili peppers talent at its best: simple but catchy rhythm from john, amazing drumming and obviously, terrific bass

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7Scar Tissue

Such a beautiful, mellow song. It's so chill.

beautiful song. you could just sit back and love this song no matter who the hell you are... the melody and vocals are so beast, and the guitar solo is really catchy

I have never gotten sick of this song since it came on the scene
- CTP5070

Such a beautiful song

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8By the Way

Such a good driving beat, with a feel-good chorus.

My favorite song of all time. Just an iconic song that never seems to get old. It shows all sides of rhcp and showcases everything amazing about this band.

NO DOUBT THAT THIS IS THE BEST! Guitar palming impressive as well as John Frusciantes heavenly voice mixed in with Flea's fast funk bass skills. My favourite song since I was 8.

Should be fourth or third.

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9Give It Away

My "favorite song ever" for the longest period of time!

What is this doing here!? I was expecting this to be right at the top of the list! This was their first huge hit and still one of their best songs to this day, I still listen to this nowadays.

One of their first and most recognizable hits.

Artistry personified as music...

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10Wet Sand

This is one of the songs that will have its relevance and touch humans to their bones still in 30 years. It can stand any comparison with Let it be or Like a rolling stone. It is perfect in every respect.

Always going to remain as my favorite number along with "venice queen", "Don't forget me" and definitely "stadium arcadium"

Fruciante's genius, words cannot describe the emotion he must have out into that beautiful heart touching solo

My very favorite song, the best one for me since by the way album. It always calms me down, I can somehow hear the peace in this melody.

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The Contenders

11Soul to Squeeze

This is probably their most underrated song. The lyrics and the bass are just great.

It's bitter baby,
And it's very sweet.
I'm on a rollercoaster,
but I'm on my feet.

Easily their best song. I love the guitar solo and the overall summer feel to it. It really makes me feel good when I listen to it.

Its just perfect the opening guitar sound like oasis, and the bassline is very melodic, the way Anthony sings its awesome

This song is just beautiful

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12The Zephyr Song

The most underrated Chili Peppers song ever, This song really puts me in the best mood ever, I Could go on about this song forever, this song really just Explains why I love This band, its an amazing song and The lyrics are probably my favourite of any chilli peppers song, It has a tune which sticks in my head for days, and even after not listening to this for 4 years I Come back to it and all of a sudden I'm singing along, It Is really one of there best, And I wish more people could see this.

Amazing Should Higher Like Number 10 Really Good Song Love It - mneilan

The chorus is so chill. I remember first hearing this song on vacation on a florida beach and instantly became addicted to it. "... And in this perfect weather, we'll find a place together"

Love it in my top three of there songs with under the bridge and scar tissue

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13Around the World

The bass, the guitar, it is said the gods listened to this song and made the earth.. The bass intro in the beginning is fantastic and the guitar during the chorus is just so melodious.. Love this song

No comment is needed here, other than the amazing bass (especially in the intro and solo/end. :O

One of the BEST RHCP songs of all time-great vocals, guitar, drums and bass. Also, the lyrics are deep and really powerful. I love this song! It mos' definitely' deserves a spot in the top 10!

The bass is the best thing ever.

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14Higher Ground

Dafuq is wrong with all of you! Its a helluva song! Great riffs, great chorus damn great song! No wonder it was played in the movie The Karate Kid.

Awesome cover this song pulses with energy its nuts

Epic song! One of the best songs ever to dance to.

Way better than by the way

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15Suck My Kiss

This is one of the greatest songs ever, is has such a funky sound with a wondrous rhythm. This song honestly is so catchy I find myself getting it stuck in my head while running. It has such a raw bass and guitar together that is just mesmerizing.

I adore this song. Funky and catchy, you can sing to this one and dance to it. It is just an incredible song and it is on an incredible album.

How is storm in a teacup not even a contender?! It should be way higher than wet sand and soul to squeeze

THIS SONG IS INTENSE! Makes me want to head bang all the time

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16Don't Forget Me

This song is incredible, you can't compare this song to some of the newer songs, simply because of the fact that it has so much deep emotion to it, that you know comes straight from the heart, especially when you hear some of the live ones such as the one at la Cigale in France, John completely nails in a solo and the intro is superb, seriously this song is amazing..

THIS SONG IS WONDERFULL... Such emotion that brings to the listener... This song MUST be on TOP TEN! This song is much better than Wet Sand and Soul To Squeeze together...

This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever listened to, and certainly one of the best the Chili Peppers have produced; I certainly won't forget it! Anthony Kiedis' vocals here are just effortlessly captivating, and the guitar is excellent - a perfect melding of the simplistic and the breathtaking (the second verse in particular).

This is Red Hot Chili Peppers at their best.

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17The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie

What a name for a song rain dance maggie who would think of a name like that. I like snow too but this is third best. Dani California second

I think that this is the best song from Red hot chili peppers. It has a super bass and the music video is great I think it should be the number one. The song is kind of going back to their old style because it has some funk to it, which is good.

Unbelieveble! Among the strongest songs ever with the best line base, I keep listening loop, maye you must rate for it

I absolutely love this song.. This song fits into every mood, I can listen to it all day..

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This song is just beautiful. Frusciante's backing vocals on the chorus just amplify its awesomeness... The overlayed guitars are arranged in a perfect manner, while still retaining the worn in feel that shows the humanity in his work.

Underrated as hell. Seriously, what other song has four guitar riffs simultaneously overlapping each other, doing completely different things, and yet creating this texture to the main melody that is unbelievable. There's no question that this song is dominated by John Frusciante, but so what? Definitely a masterpiece by RHCP.

My favorite song by RHCP. y isn't it on the top 10!?!?! - Flyingcobra

Incredibly underrated, amazing solo and riff

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19Venice Queen

That starting guitar riff is more beautiful than anything else.

Just watch the live in Slane version of this, changed my view on john Frusciante's guitar playing... Truly amazing!

One of my 3 favorite songs by RHCP. About Gloria Scott. Just so beautiful!

Has no one listened to this song? 20?! This is easily top 5 for me.

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20Tell Me Baby

This song deserves top5 spot.. What is it down down here?
Awesome song... Crazy bassline, john's harmonics
The video also.. People hanging out with the band doing timepass.. Vote

I love this song! This song is definitely underrated and needs to be given a listen. When I tell people about this song, they don't know what it is. It's quite sad, as they are missing out on a great catchy song.

great song with good guitar riff - SoloStriker

What I came here expecting it much higher then this disappointing.

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1. Under the Bridge
2. Give It Away
3. Scar Tissue
1. Savior
2. By the Way
3. Otherside
1. Fortune Faded
2. Under the Bridge
3. Can't Stop

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