Best 5 Seconds of Summer Songs


The Top Ten

1 Amnesia

Amnesia probably contains the most searing lyrics on the album. It demonstrates 5SOS' versatility. It blends well with listeners of any age, relating with teenagers who might be fresh out of a relationship, as well as older listeners, by taking them back to memories of heartache of dissolving high school romance. Instruments are noticeably not as prominent in this song as others, with the drums and guitars and anything practically non-existent besides the synthesizer, but Amnesia provides a refreshing change. The vocal performance makes up for it however, with true, raw heartbreak evident in their singing, proving them to be as reliable sources as anyone, seeing as they are young men who have probably been through problems like these before in their lives. The vocals are smooth and clear, but still with some raw and gritty emotional spots where their voice cracks.

This song I like and why? Because these boys sing it and joel and benji madden wrote it, I watched the video clip and listen to the sound track they are an amazing band. To me 5 seconds of summer are number one! Always!

Just Perfect! Relatable, emotional, and mesmerizingly beautiful. The song drowns me. Really. Even a single hopeless romantic individual can understand the grasped concept of this song. Truly a masterpiece that needs to be heard by most. Keep up the good work guys.

This song is totally beautiful and wonderful <3 it makes me tear up and smile at the same time because I love it so much but it's so sad too

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2 She Looks So Perfect

When it comes to music, I find it ridiculous that anyone would care whether a song is "mainstream" or not. I judge the song on whether I like it or not, and if it becomes popular or mainstream, then so be it. That shouldn't make a difference in the whole picture. You can like or dislike this song, but I love it for it's catchy beat and cuteness. I've heard a lot of people say there's not as much depth in the lyrics, but personally, I love the lyrics,
"Let's get out, let's get out
'Cause this deadbeat town's only here just to keep us down
While I was out, I found myself alone just thinking
If I showed up with a plane ticket
And a shiny diamond ring with your name on it
Would you wanna run away too? "
I can't explain it but that part gives me the feelings.

Honestly guys? This is the most normal-mainstream-average song by 5sos! It's so well known I guess people who aren't really fans would choose it... makes sense...

It's like a musical anthem to me. The best song of this period. The lyrics are the best and very catchy and very attractive. I've also sung a cover of this song... I just love this song.

I love this so much

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3 Good Girls

#5? This song deserves a place in top 3. It's just Perfect! I've been listening to them since last two weeks and I can't stop listening to this song over and over again!

This song is by far the best on the album, maybe the best by them. The lyrics are so catchy and genius really. I've been listening to these boys for almost 2 years and this has been my favorite song since it came out.

It's definitely their best song! And coming from a Christian school, this describes almost every girl there

This song describes the inner girl in everyone - totally relatable!

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4 Heartbreak Girl

The lyrics are something most people can relate to,

Back when I was rejected by my crush, I was always hoping that some guy would sing this to me. Even though I'm dating now, I still love this song.

Heartbreak girl is such an amazing song I love this band everyone I know listens to them and loves them

This is my 2nd favorite, I love it so so much!

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5 Jet Black Heart

Jet Black Heart is instrumentally and lyrically beautiful. It paves a pathway to 5 seconds of summer's more maturer sound, and reminds you that a pop-punk ballad can still be effectively emotional and heartfelt. Jet Black Heart diverges a bit from the other, I guess, more predictable songs such as Invisible. It keeps the tempo upbeat, but mellower and emotional. They're not writing/singing pre-produced cheesy love songs. They write straight from the heart, and manage to mix their experiences in. Jet Black Heart re-introduces mid '00s pop punk sounds into a new generation where it has long disappeared, being replaced by more generic electronic pop music. The instrumentation and production blends well with the vocals. Had this be the early 2000's, it'd be guaranteed that JBH would earn a top spot on alternative rock radio stations. It's sad to think that now, songs and sound like this are ignored, and get lost amidst of all the mainstream, generic and repetitive pop music. Jet Black ...more

This was a really hard decision because, lets be honest here, 5SOS has plenty of amazing songs. And while Amnesia, Heartbreak Girl, Airplanes, Beside You, She Looks So Perfect, etc. are among my very favorites, I don't know. Jet Black Heart just gets to me. Being a nerdy girl whose love life revolves around books and T.V. shows, I don't usually personally relate to a lot of love songs (although I do relate them to my ships (no, I don't mean actual boats)), but this one goes deeper than that. Mix the meaningfulness with an overall beautiful song and well, it's won me over.

The best song off the album so far if I am being honest, the feels and Mikey's voice gives me chills and the lyrics are deep like "the blood in my veins is made of mistakes". It just shows how matured 5sos have become and I am proud.

I Love That Song!

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6 She's Kinda Hot

This song is so original, and has a great sound! They brought back a older sounding rock, and I'm in love! The vocals are great and the lyrics are catchy!

A catchy original guitar rift, a great pop rock vibe, fun lyrics with a good message, and a whole band with some serious pipes like this song is one of the best 5sos can offer at the moment

Great lyrics that they wrote themselves. A rocky, punky feeling to it that really shows that they aren't a bubble gum boy band.

It IS original but it's not at the same time, it's A LOT like My Chemical Romance- Teenagers, not nesseraliy the lyrics, but listen to both the songs and they have a very alike 12 bar guitar riff.

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7 Beside You

This song is so beautiful. A lot of people could relate to this song for so many different reasons, which I love. The words to this song along with the melody are just perfect. This song should by #1 for tons of reasons.

I really can't even explain how good this song is. Every time I heard the intro I get emotional. The lyrics is so honest and the bass and drums are just perfection. I can't believe that the guys wrote this song long ago because it's my absolute favourite, and have been for at least 2 years.

Should be at least top 5. Way better than some of their more generic and well known stuff like don't stop. One of my all time favourite songs.

I love this song so much that I could literally listen to it on repeat forever and not get bored.

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8 Don't Stop

Love this song, it's ridiculously catchy! Also love how the video doesn't really relate much to the song! It's super weird but cute and that's our boys!

Love this song, love there music it's amazing even the music video super heros keep up the good work!

Yes, we all love it when the boys rock it out, but I liked how they slowed it down a bit!


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9 English Love Affair

I'm terrified to play this in front of my parents considering it's one of their most sexual songs, but I love it anyway. All of their songs have a different sound and they all sing in this one. Plus, Michael wrote it and Ashton has a bomb ass solo.

I love this song but I'm to scared to play it in front of my parents

I LOVE this song! I played it in front of my parents and they did not like it. But of course I still love it!

Love this so much my parents are fine with it (yes)

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10 18

This song is amazing but it's a shame they can't play it now because Luke is 19. Oh the tears! A great and funny song which should be appreciated a little more.

I love Ashton he's my favourite I love them all there music is awesome hope they would by like this forever forever ever ever ever and ever!

I love this song so much! It's catchy and just makes me wish the boys were all 18 again. It's amazing, why its number nine? Don't know

All of them are amazing

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The Contenders

11 Wrapped Around Your Finger

Wrapped Around Your Finger is all around beautiful, vocally, instrumentals, and lyrically. While somewhat repetitive, the song is truly beautiful, slow and soft but still quite rocky. The hook is well written, pulling you in. The chorus is drawn out and lovely, with and equally as beautiful and strong guitar solo amidst the singing. The harmonies are beautiful, voices a topping each other with great balance. The songs outputs a story of young love, complete with the loving adventures and rendezvous.

This song is so perfect but so underrated. It deserves to be at least in the top 10. This song makes me an emotional wreck.

WHAT! How is this marked so low? I think this is one of 5sos' best songs, and it Michael's favorite as well. I think this song has a lot of meaning to it.

This song is just beautiful

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12 Long Way Home

LOVE the lyrics and tempo of the song (beginning kinda reminds me of blink-182's "i miss you", and its cool because they're on of the band's biggest inspirations)

This song is so perfect every time I listen to it I want to dance and to smile and to cry at the same time. And also I love 5sos

This song should definitely be in the top 3. absoultely love everything about this song! Its catchy, has a nice beat, the vocals are amazing and it has great lyrics as well. if anyone who has never listened to 5sos asked me to recommend a song, I'd choose this one.


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13 Heartache On the Big Screen

The lyrics are quite poetic in its way, with a clever metaphor of love and relationships. The metaphor compares dating and relationships with movies and television. It shows heartbreak, true love and a relationship gone wrong through the lyrics describing a scene flubbed up in the acting world.

I love it because it not only has an amazing beat and sounds wonderful but the lyrics tell a story with creates amazing imagery

5sos aren't really ones for particularly poetic lyrics, but I love the lyrics in this, along with the classic catchy hooks that 5sos always deliver without fail.

Reminds me of the past

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14 Disconnected

Disconnected basically shows 5SOS' frustration with the high-tech world, and telling users to take a break for a while. Countless conversations and relationships are interrupted, and time is wasted through technology. It's telling you to experience life in the present, not through any screen.

This song is just so beautiful and is quite different from all of their other songs, so it's very unique and Calum's voice in this oH My God.

This should be at the top. The boys made numerous attempts at telling fans to put down their phones at concerts, and to just generally leave them at home. They want fans to enjoy the moment and that's why this song is special to hem too

We put the world away... We get so disconnected

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15 Social Casualty

I really love this song because the lyrics, the vocals, just everything. Especially since this song (and Rejects) stands out more to all their songs lyrically. Because the boys wanna be "punk rock" and although they are more pop punk, it really does bring out the whole punk-ish vibe that they tend to aim. Just proves that they're more than just some teenage boys who write cute songs about girls. Really great song along side all their other ones.

This song reminds me of my life. I think most people can relate to this song. I feel almost sad this isn't popular. If it was popular it would be overplayed and ruin the meaning of the song to me.But, a song doesn't have to be popular to be amazing like this one. So for everyone out there that this song is their favorite 5sos song, they have really good taste. Also the guitar solo is amazing, and it's my favorite part!

Good song. Guitars good but only cause the ripped off Fall Out Boy...

This was the first 5sos song that I ever fell in love with, it has a hint of pop punk that sgfg unfortunately lacks.

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16 What I Like About You

I feel like this song really doesn't get enough credit, I know 5sos didn't write it, but they're voices work really well with it and it fits in with their style beautifully. It's a great old classic that they revamped and made their own.

They play this song for ne every time I go to the local skating rink. All the younger kids know to get off the floor and its all the fast skaters while this is on.

I've started liking this band because of this song...

Such a good remix of the classix song

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17 If You Don't Know

The best song they've ever made. The lyrics to this song is genius and it really shows how great their voices and ability to made great songs are. Should be number one.

This song is by far top 3. I love all of their songs but I could listen to this all day. the lyrics are beautiful and calum in the middle verse is amazing.

This song is so heartfelt, and I bet we can all agree that Cal-pal has a perfect solo in this song. Even though not many fans know this song, those who do love it!

This song DESERVES to be in the top 3! Puts me in my feels ever single time I listen to it I love it so much. 😍

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18 Lost Boy

Lost boy is so emotional I love it so much because Luke is the list boy he even said it himself

Best song ever it should definitely be higher!

I love all of 5sos's songs but this ranks in around 5th or 6th on my favourites, definitely should be higher, although it's a reasonably upbeat song it still has a lot of meaning, which can vary depending on the way you look at it which is a great aspect of this song, despite probably not having the greastest meaning of all their songs, it still show the emotional side of 5 Seconds Of Summer

This is hands down the best 5sos song. should be ranked higher!

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19 Everything I Didn't Say

This song has a lot of meaning to me, it should be marked higher. It's such a beautiful song.

Wait, don't tell me heaven is a place on earth. But it surely is here, somewhere in the crowds of a 5sos concert

This song is my story... LOL. Just joking. Yet I love this song, definitely!

Great song

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20 Kiss Me Kiss Me

I love this song~3 it should be higher it's so pretty and is the perfect teenage "summer love" song.

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Top Remixes (21)

1. What I Like About You
2. Good Girls
3. Amnesia
1. She's Kinda Hot
2. Long Way Home
3. Jet Black Heart
1. She Looks So Perfect
2. Amnesia
3. Don't Stop

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