Best Bastille Songs

The Top Ten

1 Pompeii

I love Bastille so much! This song is so catchy. I am Bastille's biggest fan and I love Woody the drummer he has long hair I love guys with long hair. They are literally perfect their logo is a pyramid which is my favourite shape and I literally share a birthday with the bass player. They are meant to be.

I'm not a big fan of Bastille but this has got to rank among my top 10 best songs of all time list. It's brilliant

Of course this is a brilliant song but I think it's like with Imagine Dragons... it's their most famous and mainstream song therefore people vote for it but there some other songs of theirs that I think are WAY better.

Sure, some song being an artist's most popular doesn't necessarily mean that it's their best. However, in Bastille's case - and I say this as a massive Bastille fan - their one big hit is absolutely their best song. Pompeii is one of the only songs that it is impossible to overplay: for most songs, you'll get bored after listening on repeat for a week or so (we all know how it works). Pompeii by Bastille is literally immune. It is a certified banger time and time again.

2 Laughter Lines

This song would have been no1 if they have put a video on this one.. its way better than pompeii to me so this song became underrated and pompeii become over rated.. This would have also been a billboard hit.. especially that violin part and the spooky tune.. we will sink into this master piece.. GREAT JOB!

This song is everything that make Bastille amazing. The tune, the vocals, the lyrics. You can't find music like this anywhere else. The line just before the chorus where Dan's sings "as you he-uh-uh-uh-eld me duh-uh-uh-uh-own, you said..." literally makes your eyes widen with awe. Unbelievable good.

Sounds like the killers mixed with Coldplay mixed with amazing! I would vote for oblivion but this is more underrated. Plus these are some of the best lyrics of 2013. One of my favorite songs on one of my favorite albums (its on the extended edition of bad blood. )

I wish more people knew about this song. It never fails to brighten my mood. It's my personal favorite because Dan sings it beautifully and the lyrics are so powerful. Amazing job!

3 Icarus

This song is just magical.It is stuck in my head.This us by far the best song of Pompeii

Gets stuck in my head for days after listening to it once

Really -. - the only reason that Pompeii is at the top is because it's overplayed on the radio, its good but Icarus is way better

This song has a great moral, and an amazing melody. The orchestral parts in this song are spectacular!

4 Oblivion

Voice of an angel, Dan.

This song is simply beautiful.

This really is the MOST beautiful song ever, bastille have done an amazing job at this, such a gorgeous melody - voice of an angel Dan

This is their best song

5 Flaws

Absolutely amazing song, the tune and the words-Enough said my absolute favourite song, should be number 1!

By far one of the best, better then Pompeii should be #1

Amazing song.. Amazing Lyrics.. Much better than Pompeii

I love this song and in my opinion is way better than Pompeii ( I like Pompeii too, but not that much)

6 Things We Lost In the Fire

Amazing song! The vocals are simply amazing and it is soulful and catchy at the same time! It's definitely barely behind Pompeii for me

Personal opinion, this song is simply overshadowed by Pompeii, but is way better

Brilliant song. I believe it should be in the top three, along with Pompeii and Icarus. Just my opinion though. These are all really great songs. - sammyjay

This is really really good song came out 2013

7 Of the Night

This is #7?!?! It should be #1! Don't get me wrong, I love Pompeii, but Of the Night is a much better song and video! The buildup is perfect and Dan Smith's voice sounds so emotional and real! The video is gritty and dark and fits the theme of the song perfectly! Get this to #1 ASAP! - Spark_Of_Life

This Song is awesome! I simply love its starting.. should be in top 3 at least

This was good I love this

Honestly, I like this song almost as much as I like Pompeii. However, this is way better. Every time I think of Bastille, I think of Of the Night

8 Laura Palmer

Such a good song especially since it's about the character Laura Palmer from the show Twin Peaks. Brilliant show and song to go with it. watch the show!

Absolutely great, it made my day

This needs to win. Icarus and Flaws were my favorite and then I heard this and I don't even listen to anything else

This was really nice

9 The Driver

Amazing tune!

This song is one of the best songs ever! Why isn't it in the top 10?

Underrated. One of my fave Bastille songs - Tom_R2

Shout out from the bottom of my lungs

10 Bad Blood

Fantastic song of all

It has all the amazing elements needed for a good song, plus it has seamless transitions; the beginning sounded like EDM, Bastille turned it into rock. Plus it just sounds great. Can't stop listening to it!

The best song by Bastille! Wicked bass line, awesomely simple yet perfect drum beat to compliment the vocals n bass, and the wicked little mini-roll puts it WAY over the top.

This is a good song which was their second single album

The Contenders

11 Get Home

Almost all of Bastille's songs cause this sort of melancholic and bittersweet feeling in you. They inspire so much emotions. Get home is another one of their beautiful and bittersweet songs.

I always have one particular playlist I only listen to; sometimes I remove a song, sometimes I add a song, but 'Get Home' is the only one I have never removed.

12 What Would You Do?

Wow, this song is very underrated. It makes me want to cry every time, and it disappoints me such a beautiful song is only at 14. Deserves to be somewhere in the Top 5 at LEAST. - PiercedVeil

Such an awesome song with a great message. Needs to be more popular!

This song tells such a great story that really asks the question, "What would you be willing to do to protect the people you love and yourself? "

Hopefully people know that it is a remake of the original song "What would you do" by City High. But I believe the parody was way better than the original.

13 Daniel in the Den

Not many artists can turn a well known bible story into a song so hats off to the boys for that. This song is so heart warming and should not be eighth

It's crazy because people say dan is not Christian but he's writing songs in the bible so I don't know I should know since he is my husband laugh out loud I wish. :-)

I'm not Christian but I LOVE this song. It tells a bible story so personally.

"For every king that died, oh they would crown another."

By far his single best song, the background music was honestly excellent!

14 Haunt

It's a beautiful and h a u n t I n g song. It has this sort of bittersweetness to it. It's short and simple but it inspires a sort of ache in your heart.

Definitely one of the most beautiful songs by Bastille, it should at least be in the top 5!

This song gives me shivers every time I listen to it. It has stunning lyrics and a chilling message and is extremely underrated.

Pompeii is not the best song by Bastille, it is the most popular. THIS is the best.

15 The Draw

PLEASE JUST LISTEN TO THIS SONG WITH YOUR EYES CLOSED AND WAIT FOR THE BUILDUP AT 2:37. I feel like this song is very underrated- it is one of the only songs ever to give me chills and is my absolute favorite Bastille song. Maybe it's because of how incredible this song is when preformed live. I love Dan's deeper voice during the "don't listen to your friends..." part and his almost whispering during "just listen to your friends.." - it gives me literal chills. And the intensity at 2:37 is SO AMAZING. IF YOU haven't LISTENED TO 2:37-3:00 PLEASE DO. IF I COULD SHOW THE ENTIRE WORLD HOW AMAZING THIS SONG IS I WOULD.

Really talks about trust

The buildup is so intense in this- watch it live and when the actual drums come in, Daniel goes crazy. His dance moves make my life. It's so underrated; I swear everyone just knows Pompeii and that's it. Pompeii is great, of course, I love it too, but Bastille has some insane tunes that few people pay attention to, The Draw included

This song is so simple yet also complex, it should be so much higher

16 Sleepsong

I LOVE this song! The first song I heard by Bastille was Pompeii, but this is the one that got me hooked. The words and tune are so emotive and soulful, very meaningful and catchy.

Sleepsong is seemingly deep in lyrics and beautifully artful in sound. It is an amazing song that I think is very under appreciated!

Come on, it's so amazing! Everything about it is amazing

This song is one of the most meaningful

17 Remains
18 Blame

I absolutely love this song! It's lyrics seem to resonate in my soul and have a very deep meaning. The song itself is underrated, but stays my favorite anyways! It basically tells you even if you have power you don't have to blame other people (or one person) for everything that goes wrong. This touches my soul and I am so enthralled by this song!

19 Falling
20 Overjoyed

Better than the other songs in this list.

This song really speaks to me. Its a very emotional song for me and makes me think of the relationship between me and my mother. Its a wonderful song and it really speaks to me.

The bittersweet melody is amazing. This song is awesome, the melody is out of this world.

It's the most underrated Bastille song... Should at least be top 10

21 Requiem for Blue Jeans

I could cry every time I heard this song, it's too perfect! Seriously, I can't express it in words, just listen to it and fall in love. It's insane how their covers are thousand times better than the original, I adore this band.

This song makes my breath away every time I'm listening for it. Could honestly say that he made this song way more popular than Lana Del Ray, but would love to hear them singing together though.

Such an imaginative version. This song really captured my heart and is severely underrated. Dan Smith's voice is so heavenly and just suits the emotionality of the song perfectly.

The chorus in this is simply heavenly. Dan Smith has one of the best voices I have ever heard!

22 Good Grief

Best of Bastille after Pompeii, sad to see it languishing in the mid 20s

I think the Good Grief will be the most excitement to hear this music and I hope this music can bring of my life

After pompeii good grief is second most in my bastille list

Simply the best.

23 Died In Your Arms

This song must be in the top5

24 No Scrubs

This song is simply amazing! It should really be in the top ten.

This is easily top ten worthy!

This song is so catchy and surprisingly I've never heard any like it!
The meaning is cool too> This has got to be up there> its well worth listening to so well done Bastille!

25 Send Them Off!

Set me free from my jealousy, exorcise my mind, won't you exorcise my mind

Shouldn't be this low itsa banger


26 Glory

I discovered Bastille with this song and I never stopped listing ever since. This song deserve to be in the top 10 at least

Probably my favorite out of all of Bastille's songs!

All the words sounded empty before this song came out. I can't believe someone hasn't voted yet for these amazing lyrics, melody and voice. HAVE YOU LISTENED TO 3:06? IS HEAVEN! I get very apprehensive and emotional because I think Glory and The Anchor are the best from the album.


27 Killer
28 No Angels

The song is so beautiful and not only the voices but the background music as well. I'm glad that I was able to find a song like this to take the part as the calm breeze in my crap storm of a life!

This song is beautiful I listened to it on repeat for days! If you haven't heard it yet you are missing out it is PERFECTION

This is probably my most favourite song by Bastille. It's a beautiful song! And I can't really explain how this song makes me feel, but its such an incredible song that's so touching and amazing!

Combining a modern song to excerpts of a cinematic masterpiece (Psycho) is no easy feat but Bastille have nailed it. Beautiful song.

29 Durban Skies

So gorgeous, this song.

My favorite Bastille song. Tons of nostalgia. Great song. Great lyrics.

I love this song, I love how it is about Dans parents wedding in South Africa, it shows so much emotion and passion

This song legit makes me want to cry! It's so sweet being about dan's parents and all and I love it with all my heart.. It's so low down the list:(

30 Forever Ever
31 Lethargy

Love the intro and overal riff

32 Adagio for Strings
33 Poet

I don't understand how any song is better than this.

Such an awesome song. I had to write a poem for school and was so uninspired, but listened to this song and felt motivated and excited! This should be more popular!

It's so good I love it so much I sang it to my college and they love it

Poet is amazing:) So sweet! - Babzon

34 Hangin

This song is easily my favorite!

This song will remind you of a thousand lovely things!

What? This song is absolutely amazing! The vocals cause orgasms

Best song on earth!

35 Weight of Living, Pt. II

Weight of living teaches a lesson and the feelings that come along from that lesson. I love part 1 and 2 so much. Part 2 has this upbeat and electric sound that distracts you from the emotional lyrics--- Kind of a metaphor that you distract yourself in life to keep on going at times--- "Do you like the person you've become? " Is one of my favorite lines from the song.
This song is so fast just like life-- just like the lyrics in it.

I like this song because of multiple reasons. First of all, you may disagree if you want, but I think that the way the drumming and all the sounds are so put together. I also like how it teaches you about how people will grow up, and to appreciate what you have when you have it.

36 Skulls

Skulls starts out with this xylophone that reminds me of the ringing of bones in a cartoon. The lyrics are so good-- like in most of their songs--- and I just like the whispery way Dan sings it.

Where do I even begin with 'Skulls'? Imagine the greatest promise you could ever make to a partner: the assurance that even after everyone else you know is dead, you'll still be together. That even beyond your own deaths, you'll still have each other in whatever you face six feet down. That's exactly what this song is.

The electronics they introduce the song with immediately set the scene, as if someone were playing a beat off of nothing but skulls and bones. With the backing vocals and drums, they create a sense of doom which is fought by another of excitement as you adjust to the tempo. The final notes are like looking someone in the eyes after committing all of this to them, to prove how serious you are about your love for them.

The lyrics are also, in my humble opinion, the very best that Dan has ever written (Yes, even the whole, "It's Day of the Dead, I'm Indiana Jones here." Does anyone know what it means? No. Is the eccentricity of it hilarious? Yes.). ...more

So deep and meaningful, a must listen to! You will regret it if you don't! By far THE BEST SONG EVER!

The song every single bastille fan should listen to. Simply Amazing

37 These Streets

These streets are yours, you can keep 'em! Such a good song. I love their consistency in keeping the beat up while the lyrics are always kind of down.

How is this not top 10? best song

Ay I'm with you on this one, it's amazing yes it's not very popular but the tune is so great. I can here it on repeat. People of Earth- this is true sweetness to your ears, you've got to listen to this.

I don't get how this song is not in the top ten, It's one of the best in my opinion!

38 Fake It

Just listen to it.

I love it!

39 Happier

This song should be in top 3 not pompeii

Happier is the best

This is his only bad song. Blame Marshmello. - I80

Wonderful song! Reminds me that my husband is saying it to me whenever I would play it. It’s been 3 years since he’s gone. Thank you for writing this song. Made me feel better being alone.

40 Christmas Mashup
41 The Currents

An amazing song with a great message.

It's better than people say it is it should be top ten!

Great song and with some catchy beats

This song is underrated as hell

42 The Anchor

The anchor starts off so perfectly. I love the tone and again Dan's singing! I love the piano, the beat woody brings on the drums, and the backing vocals Kyle and Will bring, so good. I love the chorus!

Its literally the best ok don't lie

43 Weight of Living, Pt.I

Weight of Living pt.1 is the part with less of an electric sound to it. I like it. I like how the themes fit and I love the albatross metaphor, I love how it sounds, and how it keeps the line, "Can you stand the person you've become? "
Let it go, let your albatross go; the regret-- the burden-- the weight of living. These lyrics are so amazing! I know I sound repetitive but it's so grand, "There's a light" is another one of my favorites.

There's an albatross around your neck

AMAZING song! Great meaning in life! We all have trials/challenges/albatross that hang around our neck making life heavy. We must overcome! Amazing song! I can't believe this is ranked so low!

This song is FANTASTIC! It's way better than Pompeii if you ask me. Should be number 1. - Roseloom

44 Bad News

I like it a lot! So much. Bad news like a sucker punch is always an unforgettable line. I just adore this song.

Trust me, it's so brilliant, so appealing and seriously awesome.

One of their best. The use of remixes on in the chourus clash with its lyrics and make Bad_news sound epic!

So amazing. So breathtaking. So Bastillle.

45 Bite Down
46 The Silence

Have you? Heard? This song? Flaws is good too and daniel in the den but this song? Cry

This should at least be in top 10

Amazing tune and lyrics

Can't get bored of it.

Best song by them... Should be on the album.

My favorite song ever why is it so low?

47 World Gone Mad

This song is nothing but brilliance

So touching. Even if you can't find a specific meaning that's relevant to you, it just hits that part in the back of your head that tells you it means something important.

Great song! - Userguy44

48 Warmth

Warmth inspires a warmth in you. I love the beat to this one holding an electric and acoustic sound. This one is probably my least ffavorite of the bunch but even then it's still so great! The lyrics are sweet, the beat, and the main line "Hold me in this wild world, because in your warmth I forget how cold it can be, and in your heat I feel how warm it can get! " I love it.

Listen to the capitol studios version. Absolutely amazing!

Warmth is a great song, and probably one of the best from Wild World, which is saying something because I think all of the songs from wild world are good. The song is about how the news is taking over our lives; an interesting concept, especially now. I don't think any other band has created a song with this topic, and if so, it wouldn't be this good.

49 Torn Apart

My personal favourite song right now. Just fantastic.

50 Dreams

Love Gabrielle Aplin & Bastille!

Its got a great bass

Feat. Gabrielle Aplin
Listen carefully to the sound of your loneliness


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