Top Songs from the Arctic Monkeys

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The Top Ten

1
Fluorescent Adolescent
A very fun and energetic song! The lyrics are exceptionally dirty for an arctic monkeys song too. "You used to get it in your fishnets, now you only get it in your night dress".
The video for this song is as epic as the lyrics of this song. This is my favourite Arctic Monkeys song.
great song =], really like it... as well as the video xD
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2Do I Wanna Know?
Absolute brilliance by the Monkeys. Gotta love that riffing trademark of theirs, keep it running throught the song. And this song is a brilliant example of it. Brings up images of black and white footage with lots off cigar smoke in the air and the smell of brandy...
This song is musical sex. Hopefully as time goes by this'll get to at least the number ten slot. Turner is a genius!
This is by far my favorite Arctic Monkeys song. It's good such intensity to it, such an emotional rollercoaster when I listen to it. Amazing.
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3I Bet You Look Good On the Dancefloor
Absolute stunner, such a quality song. I got all my friends hooked on Arctic Monkeys after introducing them to this song. Not only is the beat infectious, but the lyrics are too and even after all these years it has remained my favourite song of theirs. Hope they keep making music for years to come.
One of their best songs, best lyrics too. I would definitely put it above Brainstorm for sure. My Propeller and Dance Little Liar from Humbug were pretty sick too. Alex's voice is amazing.
The signature track of the band. In October 2011, NME placed it
At number 11 on its list "150 Best
Tracks of the Past 15 Years".
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4R U Mine?
Such a catchy chorus and just an overall great song! It's up there as one of their best I believe, but there are many amazing arctic monkey songs for it to contend with! I think it should be a top 5!
This song is a cracker!
Although Arctic Monkeys early stuff was 10/10 quality, this song is surely 11/10!
Anyone who has seen its video will definitely agree on its very good quality. Without even hesitating, it's just top 5.
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5Mardy Bum
Mardy Bum was the first song I heard of Arctic Monkeys and it instantly got me attracted. Certainly, its smooth lyrics, chord progression, and tone, just make it beautiful. Too bad it remains an underrated song.
Agreed. Mardy Bum is extremely underrated and should be given more credit.
Extremely underrated. Should be in the top 5 of this list at least. Great song from the first album, vote Mardy Bum.
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6When the Sun Goes Down
Immense song so catchy grips you straight away lyrics easy to remember part of one of the best albums in history
The first song I ever heard from them. At first, in the first seconds, I thought it was some brit folk. Then, giving it a chance, It blew me away and I was instantly hooked on the AM and have been since that day.
This is a fantastic track its from the first album.
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7505
This song is excellent, it's quite sad to see it all the way down here.
The closer of their gigs. Its a beautifully written track. The tune is so awesome.
This is possibly the best song on the 2nd album, well for it's definitely the best on the 2nd album.
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8A Certain Romance
This song is pure genius, this is one of the best Indie Rock songs of all time, it never gets old. You can listen to this straight for hours and you will still want more. The beat, the verses, the rhythm, the long instrumentals, just everything. This song is perfection. Top 5 at least.
Simply perfect - the bass riff during the verses, the guitar melody at the end, and the crisp vocals contribute to the perfect resolution of a masterpiece
This song hexed me for the first time I heard, intelligence it is. It was really brilliant how they compose this sing. Really scientific for a music I say.
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9Brianstorm
Powerful. Exciting. Gets you dancing.

What else do you want from an Arctic Monkey song?
The most popular track of the band it was on guitar hero matt is awesome on the drums on this one
Can't believe this isn't on the top 5.
It is pumping and the drums are fantastic!
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10Crying Lightning
Definitely the best song from Humbug. Catchy, awesome riff and weird but wonderful lyrics.

DalglishIsBack

This is an absolutely brilliant song! It is only overlooked because it was on Humbug but seriously this is an amazing song which deserves to be in the top 5!
The single debuted at #12 on
The UK Singles Chart on 12 July
2009 by downloads alone. So dark and awesome
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The Contenders

11Teddy Picker
The song refers to the popularity
Of celebrities. The song
Expresses annoyance with people
Who are so desperate to be
Famous that they do over-the-
Top things to get attention, such
As participate in reality shows. One of the best songs ever
I loved the 2nd album, my favourite by the Monkeys but I feel as if Brianstorm is getting too many votes, yes it's great but it doesn't need that many votes, 505 and this deserve more votes than they have atm as do Leave Before the Lights Come On, Do Me A Favour and Old Yellow Bricks.
This should at least be in the top 5! Much better than the other 2 overrated singles, this is proper Indie Rock right here!
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12From the Ritz to the Rubble
Last night these two bouncers and one of ems alright the other ones a scary one, his way or no way totalitarian, he's got no time for you looking or breathing how he don't want you to, so step out the queue he makes examples of you and there's nought you can say, behind the go through to the bit where you pay and you realize then that it's finally the time, to walk back past ten thousand eyes in the line, and you can swap jumpers or make another move, instilled In your brain you've got something to prove to all the smirking faces and the boys in black, why can't they be pleasant why can't they have a laugh, he's got his hands in you chest he wants to give you a duff, but secretly you think he wants it all to kick off, you've got arms flyin everywhere and bottles as well it's just, something to talk a story to tell yeah...
Best arctic monkeys song. Love the way it's really frantic to start Edith and it gradually calms down before the heavy instrumental at the end
Again, a song that firmly established AM's strengths as a band in their ability to progress a song. It's like a machine gun of lyrics rolling off Turner's tongue for the first verse that last's a solid minute. Then into an explosive chorus and moving into a bridge and some amazing guitar riffs and stellar drumming. Never a dissapointment. Dance Little Liar, R you Mine, and this song are tied for my favorite AM songs

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13Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
Such An Epic Song, This Deserves to be in the top 5
Top 2 favorite from the new album, should be top 10 at least
This was the first song I listened to by the Arctic Monkeys and I became instantly addicted to them. Not sure why this isn't in the top 5 but it should be!
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14The View from the Afternoon
This song is simply amazing. Period.
This is first song of the first album its awesome. Alex Turner said "This is one of
The last songs written for the
Album. There's nothing clever,
It's just about anticipating the
Evening, finding comfort in
Familiarity and the fact that you
Know you're bound to send a
Daft message or something
Before the sun comes up. I think
I've stopped doing that now.
Fantastic song with epic guitar this song really shows what artic monkeys are really made off!
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15Still Take You Home
The ferocity and chaos that comes off the first riff draws you in. The song may come off slightly misogynistic to people who don't read into things. It's not really, it's condemning the type of woman with more boobs than brains.

This song's lyrics have a confidence and a swagger to them that strangely contrast with the anger and anxiety behind the music. Yet it all comes across so self assured that you don't question that he's wrong, you assume he has this person figured out.

This is the quintessential early Arctic Monkeys song to me. This is them at their funk punkiest and Alex Turner at his most interesting.
Such an energetic song, with a sick funky riff and funny lyrics... Deserves to be in the top five!
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16Do Me a Favour
This is seriously underrated, one of my favourites from the 2nd album. Should be in the top 10 or at least near it.

DalglishIsBack

Such a powerful song. The lyrics are amazing; they really portray a sad scene well. Plus the music is amazing. And Alex's voice just sells it
I had an orgasm when I heard it live
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17Fake Tales of San Francisco
This song is plenty of energy, I am fan of this band since the first time I heard this song. Every time I listen this song I find the energy to do whenever I need to do. The voice is great, it sounds really natural... The drums and guitar give the power to the song and during chorus the voice of all band gives to the song something I cannot explain that makes it so exiting. "I'm not from NY city I'm from.. Any where.. " Thanks Artic Monkeys!
Maybe people think the beginning's kind of weak. That's the only thing I can think of as to why this isn't at least in the top ten. The ending is awesome, and the lyrics and pretty powerful in that sort of backstreet, British way.
The beat of the song is awesome... It gets stuck in your head... Only vocals are little squeaky...
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18Cornerstone
For me, Certain Romance and Cornerstone are the band's best, despite the fact that I love almost each and every song by them. But Cornerstone is just top notch perfect. Rarely do the chord progression, the guitar riffs, the bass line, the drums, the voice, and the lyrics fit so perfectly. Alex Turner tells a story through his song about the quest to find his lost love in such a masterful way that it leaves me marveling. It is fool of romance, love, misery, humor, and despite being a love ballad, the song does not shy away from taking a slightly dirty yet funny twist at the end. I think this song is extremely underrated, and I am glad that the band is playing it live again.
Such an romantic song, while the meaning is so sad. He loves the girl so much that he sees her face in every other girl he's met, and I think while hearing the song you can imagine the scene.
Simply great, and you could listen it over and over because it's different from any arctic monkeys song, with a guitar riff that plays like a viola, I think it's good enough
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19Arabella
Arabella is really an awesome song and the lyrics are just perfect
Like War Pigs, Black Sabbath
Best song on AM definitely in the top 3
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20Leave Before the Lights Come On
This is frickin brill, I could listen to this song on repeat for hours without getting tired of it.
Quick let's leave, Before the lights turn off! Wow wow wow wow wow Makes me fall in love with music!
Why isn't this in the top 10!? This was a non-album song yet it still reached number 4 in the UK charts back in 2006.

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21Dance Little Liar
Simply the best arctic monkeys track. The lyrics are epic. This should be number 1. The bass solo is epic and the drums are awesome. Alex Turner is awesome.
I love this song! It's very slow but it keeps a steady beat and very enjoyable vocals. Love the bass in this one. The liar takes a lot less..
TIME TO DECIDE ON HIS SAULTER!
Love this!
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22Old Yellow Bricks
This is one really good song. I like how it keeps it tune though-out the song from star to end. One of my best and favourite songs.
This song is very underrated, should be at least in the top ten in my opinion. Definitely one of the best songs from the 2nd album!

BreakingBen

What 2% no this is a very good song please!
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23Suck It And See
I think it's an absolutely beautiful love song and a true representation of the maturity brought into their sound with the release of this album. They still have the quirky yet great metaphors "you're rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock, and those other girls are just lost mix lemonade" accompanied by a good chord progression and the rhythmic expert that is mathew J helders. My favourite by far.
Best Song, up there with Mardy Bum and Fluorescent.
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24Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
What!? Easily top 10 material, listen to the instrumental and then Alex's Indie voice just completes the song, the lyrics are really good as well.

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25Stop The World I Wanna Get Off With You
Amazing bass riff, great vocals and a coll monkeys enegie
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26Love Is a Laserquest
Love this song! It deserves to be in top ten without a doubt. it's my favourite arctic monkeys song! Wonderful blend of instruments and vocals.. Great lyrics..
I think this song deserves to be at least in the top 10! Is an amazing song, not very known, though. But that doesn't stop it from being one of their best songs.
The best song ever!
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27Black Treacle
The best of Suck it and See
This is simply their best song! I'm shocked since it is 25th!
I've heard only this song of theirs and it is very good!
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28Only Ones Who Know

Beautiful melody, and vocals. It's A good cool down song on an album full of excitement. However, it's still great as a stand alone.

This is a wonderful song. Very complete it was to be one of the Top Tens.

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29You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights But You Were Looking Straight At Me

Love this song so much! The tune is absolutely brilliant, and the lyrics are very funny to listen to. The first verse is my favourite part of the song 'One look sends it coursing through the veins, oh how the feeling races
Back up to their brains to form expressions on their stupid faces
They don't want to say hello, but I can't want to say hello
My heartbeat's at its peak, when you're coming up to speak' Absolute tune to listen to.

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30Dancing Shoes
This is their best song, seriously! It gives power and the chorus is just incredible, trust me, if you never listened to arctic monkeys, listen to this song and you ll fall in love with them
AMAZING SONG! Greatest solo! How can't this be in the top 5
The first song I heard of them, and one of the best ones.
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31Snap Out of It
Such a catchy tune! Definitely one of my favourites, this should be higher up! Amazing song, I'd recommend!
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32Pretty Visitors
Best song of course
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33No Buses
Slight error there. No Buses in fact reached number 49 in the UK charts back in 2006.
The lyrics are so true! Best song ever
So underrated! One of their best songs in my opinion!
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34Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts
Just an insane song, should definitely have been released as a single
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35That's Where You're Wrong
This, like most of their other album closers, is one of their best songs. The lyrics are fantastic and the guitar sounds great. The whole album is underrated, but I don't know how this song has ended up so far down.
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36Secret Door
This is a seriously underrated song, apparently based on alex's relationship with Alexa. Its brilliantly formatted and the end choruses are delivered with such brilliance I don't understand why people can rate songs such as"dangerous animals" and "my propeller" over this. This song, like most songs in "Humbug" certainly grows on you and is sometimes dismissed because people are not prepared to give it more time or another listen.
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37Who the F*** Are Arctic Monkeys?
Reached number 36 in the charts in 2006.

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38Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But...

This song's just awesome!

I absolutely love the guitar solo at the end.
In an interview
Alex Turner was asked what the meaning
Of this song was. He answered that it
Actually was written regarding the people
Of Sheffield (their home town) and their
Lack of support. When he was asked
Whether they were glad to be called
Vampires his rebuttal was that they wasn't
Very happy with the title but he stood by
The lyrics.

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39Despair In the Departure Lounge
Reached number 47 in the charts in 2006.

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40I Wanna Be Yours
This song is based off of a poem like the bands name. Both by the same poet.
When a band turns a poem into a song you can feel the intensity in the air!
What a quality song, hightlight of AM for me but I'm just indie like that.
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41No. 1 Party Anthem
Wonderful atmosphere to the song :')
LOVE the lyrics :O
Deserves to be the No. 1 song ever.

42Balaclava
Definitely should be top 15, AM have so many good songs and this is one of the best. This House is a Circus should also be higher. Basically everything off the first 2 albums is class
I don't believe this song wasn't added yet, it's one of his best songs!
Absolutely love this song. Why is it 29th? This list sucks
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43If You Were There, Beware

Its in Favourite Worst Nightmare but, sounds so Humbug.
Very underrated, but very COOL at the same time.

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44The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
"Shalala" that's all it needs
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45Knee Socks
So cool and beautiful...
Just listen to the beginning! Pure art..
You were a stranger in my phonebook I was acting like I knew
'Cause I had nothing to lose
When the winter's in full swing and your dreams just aren't coming true
Ain't it funny what you'll do?
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46My Propeller
This song is the best for me. This energy, kinda sexual in a way... Turns me crazy every time.
Still, the other ones are my favorites too. For sure.
This is their best song ever what
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47Riot Van
Why isn't this on here? Pretty much everything from the first album should be on here. It's amazing.

DalglishIsBack

This song is so good, reminds me of me on the streets
For sure the best song
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48This House Is a Circus

This, Potion Approaching and The Fire And The Thud are the top three easily. But thanks to all the fanboys and girls Mardy
Bum and IBYLGOTDF are...

THE best song by the Arctic Monkeys. I'm not one of those who is just into the poppy stuff. I think that humbug and fwn are by far the best albums, but this song is just amazing. I just love the high vocal bit. "now that we're here, we may as well go too far! "

Alex and matt are sharp in this one. Its a crowd favourite. The tune is fantastic

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49The Bakery
WHAT?! This song is so amazing! It's one of their softer songs, but it's so lovely. Alex sounds so sincere and full of longing. Totally underrated- listen to it people!
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50Reckless Serenade
Had the instrumental bit at the end for the last two years. Class
Alex Turner at his finest!
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51Settle for a Draw
This was not only the best B-Side they did, but also one of the best songs. It has some of the most catchy chord changes ever written. Alex Turner is a God!
Really good song! Great music plus great voice.
Reached number 37 in the charts in 2006.

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52The Jeweller's Hands
Well, since all of the Arctic Monkeys songs are magnificent, this has a unique melody, and catchy background details.
I decided so hardly to choose one between R you Mine, Crying Lightning and If You Were There Beware.
Are you kidding me? This is such a special song. Especially the guitar part in the end is legendary.
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53Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend
I really love this song, even though not many others do.
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54One for the Road
Definitely a great song
Should be in the top 10 yo
It Scored 2 points.

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55She's Thunderstorms
Damn it! I really enjoy it! Restart playback, restart playback!
Good song from Suck It And See. Much better than shalala, should be released as a single!

8gerrard8

Beautiful guitar picking going on throughout the whole song. And wonderful lyrics too
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56Dangerous Animals
I don't know about you guys but I think this song is great and should be way up on the list. Same with My Propeller and Brick By Brick.
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57Library Pictures
This is one of their catchiest and greatest songs. I don't know why this isn't in the top ten.
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58Piledriver Waltz
It's a travesty that this has placed under some boring derivative stuff. I love this song so much, it's lyrics are very human in a way that flows so perfectly and sounds so good with the instruments. I do prefer the Alex Turner version though.
Best song written by Alex!
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59Fireside
Amazing song from the new "AM" album. Can't stop hearing it. This song has a energetic beat with a amazing guitar solo. My favorite from their new album.
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60Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair
This song is by far my favorite! I know the songs from their first record are considered the best ones, but, please! This song is just amazing! Oh, and for goodness shake, it's not brAInstorm! It is brIAnstorm! Really! Check this on wikipedia! Could someone please correct this?!
Yeah yeah yeah the lyrics are hilarious on this one
This song just ROCKS! "YEA YEA YEA" It also charted fairly decently without any promotion or advertisement, it has charted not only in the UK but across Europe! If the rest of the album sounds this good then the Arctic Monkeys are OFFICIALLY back (Hambug was poor). This should be in the top 5!

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61Cigarette Smoker Fiona
Reached number 50 in the charts in 2006.

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62Too Much to Ask
Though nearly no one has heard this amazing b-side, it is, in my mind, the greatest song Alex Turner has every written. Through sombre and passionate lyrics, he weaves the tale of an entire relationship through a series of poignant vignettes. This entire song drips in atmosphere, from the soft crooning of Turner's voice to the subdued Nicholson bass line that strings the entire melody together. The unbelievable poetry that is the lyrics somehow manage to impart the most sublime detail whilst still slipping perfectly into step with the music that tugs at your heartstrings and pulls you on and on. If you're an Arctic Monkeys fan and you haven't heard this, get on it. NOW. If you love music, do the same. Again and again, this song's magic reminds me of the power of music.
Music in it seems so deep. The song is full of emotions.
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64The Blond-O-Sonic Shimmer Trap
Very underrated indeed. From the psych bends and slides to the dark and gloomy sounding vocals. This song is grooving and could fit in any album.
The rhythm of the song is great, quite underrated though!
A clean piece of rock and roll material! Pure geniues in my opinion.. Heavy with a beautiful rhythm and a dark edge to the lyrics! Classic
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65Da Frame 2R

66Curtains Close

67Come Together
A great cover of a great band, that's it.
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68Mad Sounds
Ooh la la la, their finest moment
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69Matador

70Baby, I'm Yours
How is this song not in the top 20? How?
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71All My Own Stunts Listen to sample

72Don't Forget Whose Legs You're On Listen to sample

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76You and I
Great song! I especially the inhaling part of Richard Hawley. The clip on YouTube is also amazing. Just give it a try and you'll understand what I mean. The temperament... The lyrics... One of the best solos... Ah

77Choo Choo

78The Bad Thing Listen to sample

79Take It or Leave It

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81Ravey Ravey Ravey Club

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83My Mistakes Were Made for You
Pretty weird that this great song doesn't appear on the list. My other likes include cornerstone and black treacle among others

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85Fright Lined Dining Room Listen to sample

86Catapult Listen to sample

87I Haven't Got My Strange Listen to sample

88Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick

89The Afternoon's Hat Listen to sample

90Joining the Dots Listen to sample

91Nettles Listen to sample

92The Death Ramps Listen to sample

93Little Illusion Machine (Wirral Riddler)

94If You Found This It's Probably Too Late

95I Want It All Listen to sample

96Only You Know

97Fire and the Thud Listen to sample

98Humbug

99D is for Dangerous
Seriously under rated song. Should be higher shocked that I had to add this one
In my top 10 for sure, so good live. Very underrated Monkeys song.
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100Brick By Brick
This song reads my mind. "I wanna rock and roll! "
Oh yeah.
This song should be at least on the top 20. Great riffs and drums, love you AM!
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