Top Songs from the Arctic Monkeys

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July 3, 2015 - I know all Arctic Monkeys are awesome but maybe this is the top 10 PLEASE VOTE AND COMMENT. 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

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
[Newest]Got me into this band

2Do I Wanna Know?
Absolute brilliance by the Monkeys. Gotta love that riffing trademark of theirs, keep it running through 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.
[Newest]I'm more of a rap and R&B guy but I love this song

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.
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".
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.
[Newest]Signature track of an always amazing band. Shows the raw sound they always have

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.
[Newest]Yah this is definitely the best, so much more energy and effort, also do I wanna know is good

5A 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.
[Newest]Easily my favorite Arctic Monkeys songs. The ending with the guitars working together... Beautiful music! Gives me goosebumps every time!

6505
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.
How is this not number one? Not only is it easily their best song, it is one of my favorite of all time. I have a shirt with the lyrics, and you guessed it, that's what my account name is about.

Songsta505

[Newest]This should be number 1. I love this song.

7Mardy 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.
[Newest]Its surprisingly different to normal Arctic Monkeys songs

8When 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.
[Newest]That my favorite song.

You rock arctic monkeys

9Crying Lightning
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!
How is this only #9? Crying Lightning is definitely the highlight of Humbug, and it's so discretely sexy with its memorable riffs that hit you perfectly.

"And your past times consisted of the strange and twisted and deranged and I hate that little game you had called... CRYING LIGHTNING..."
Crying Lightning is a best rock song in modern times. Chorus is one off the best in rock history and emotions is like in Stairway to heaven. This song has lot of changes and it clear masterpiece. I'm worried that Alex won't write better song than this.
[Newest]Everything about this song is just so amazing and perfect!

10Cornerstone
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
[Newest]Love the way Alex wrote this song. This should be at the top 10.

The Contenders

11From 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

Hiya20

[Newest]This song is the coolest song I've ever heard, personally think it deserves a spot at number 1.

12Brianstorm
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!
[Newest]Time ago I didn't know much about the monkeys until I listened this song on a friend's car and I was like 0-0 "dude whats the name of this song? Its awesome! " So yeah this song got me into their music. Top 3 at least.

13Teddy 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.
I love the contrast between the verses and the chorus. It makes me want to sing along, and I love listening to it over and over again. This and Mardy Bum are probably a tie for me.
[Newest]The best song by AM.

14Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
Top 2 favorite from the new album, should be top 10 at least
Such An Epic Song, This Deserves to be in the top 5
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!
[Newest]A big YES to this song

15Dance 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!
LYRICAL MASTERPIECE one of their best songs ever, massively underrated like the majority of Humbug also the bass solo is beautiful

16Fake 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...
[Newest]One of the best son of them for me.

17The View from the Afternoon
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.
This song is simply amazing. Period.
Fantastic song with epic guitar this song really shows what artic monkeys are really made off!
[Newest]This is amazing because its moved and it better be in the first place of these list. Is simply Amazing on the drums

18Leave 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!
This song is brilliant, so underrated please everyone take a listen

19Arabella
Arabella is really an awesome song and the lyrics are just perfect
Awesome song. The best in AM. Everything is perfect and the lyrics are one of the best of all time "And when she needs a shelter from reality she takes a dip in my daydreams"
One of the best songs from Arctic Monkeys. Really groovy track that hits you smoothly and enters in your favorite song list.

20Still 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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