Best Bastille Songs

The Top Ten

Laughter Lines

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.

It has the classical elements, techno elements, amazing vocals, and extremely artful lyrics! It could be played for almost any mood, or activity. It is a song fans of almost every genre can enjoy! I hate picking favourites and at times I would much rather listen to other songs but this is still a great song!

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. )

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!

Pompeii Pompeii Cover Art

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.

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.

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.

I agree that the lyrics are sublime, however, the music is too pop/electronic especially considering that they could have done A LOT better, using the same lyrics. The build up to the song ties into the epic nature of the song, but, it falls apart after that... :( Don't know why it's so very popular

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!

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

This is a great song, but can it be put into their top tens if it wan't written by them? This is also the same for "What Would You Do? "

The mashup of "Of the night" and "Rhythm is a dancer" will send chills through your body. My personal favorite Bastille.

The Driver The Driver Cover Art

My all time favourite from Bastille. They have to be one of the best live bands ever ... and the live renditions of The Driver are breath takingly brilliant.

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

Underrated. One of my fave Bastille songs

One of the best songs ever! So underrated..

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.

If laughter lines is number three how can haunt be no:23?
It should be no:2 then,
It's so down here maybe because you all havnt lent your ears to this nostalgic masterpiece... please vote it higher!
Because it desreves that spot!

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

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

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

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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.

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It's so beautiful, I'm almost speechless. I'm listening to it at the time I'm typing this out! It's an amazing song about coming of age that I find as my personal fair ute of their songs.

First song I heard by Bastille, and has always remained my favourite because it means so much to me, even though I love every song of theirs. Any other Stormers out there?

Why isn't thins song number one? This is by far my favorite. As it the draw, durban skies, overjoyed, get home, am I taking this too far? Sorry. There can only be ONE number one... So...

This song gives me chills, it's so beautiful. Its haunting melodies and quiet message leave you breathless and shivering all over. Perfection.

Flaws

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

Absolutely Brilliant Song. Everyone has their Flaws and that's what it tell us.

Best song ever. It's such an emotional song and it has a great melody and harmony.

Bastille nailed it on this Track, this is my number 1, better than Pompeii

Things We Lost In the Fire

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.

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

Really nice song. The drum in the backround just holds you... I think it just beats pompeii by a hair. Both are god songs, this one is better

This song is amazing. Definitely one of my favorite songs, by Bastille. Should be top 3, without a doubt.

The Contenders

Icarus

This was the song that introduced me to Bastille and it will always have a special place in my heart. Despite the fact its about a boy who died it's always made me feel so happy, because I know that great music like the stuff Bastille makes is out there.

I love Greek Myths and Bastille, so when listening to the album, this song came up I was out. It's so blah (good blah) and indescribable I just can't even.

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

The best Bastille song in my opinion! It tells a solid story and gets stuck in your head, but in the most wonderful way!

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This is so heart touching, amazing this song takes away all of your sadness and fill your hearts with nothing less than unlimited joy!
Should be First though.

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

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."

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. :-)

The Draw The Draw Cover Art

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

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.

This is my favourite Bastille song (and I am a big big Bastille fan) and I can't believe it's so low? what? It's so epic at the end; I love this so much ahhh

This song is the best. I really really love it, cause I hear in them a bass guitar. It's amazing!

Bad Blood

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 song rocks. What's it doing down here? This should be right under Pompeii. Vote for this song if you r a true Bastille fan! These little things define you, forever, foreverr!

I find this song better than any other Bastille song. Can't figure out why it isn't at a higher spot.

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!

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

I love the way this song's feel, it feels mysterious and puts me into a trance whenever I hear it!

I adore this song, I love how the music layers each other in the perfect and the voacal are amazing!

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Wow! It's so beautiful... I felt like I am in heaven! <3 love it so much!
When you hear this song you will feel like you are visiting a beautiful city where clouds came down and rain makes the city beautiful...
I think this song is about dan's native place where he lived his younger life

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

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:(

Good song. Good chorus. All-around good band.

Poet

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

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

Poet is amazing:) So sweet!

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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.

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.

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? "

Just one of my absolute favourite songs by Bastille despite it being a cover! They create a whole new song with this.

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

Most beautiful song ever... great lyrics and the voice of the Dan Smith great as always..my favourite song of all time

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

Has a very powerful meaning and a amazing beat, and mealody. Amazing song with a special meaning behind it.

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First time you listen you'll probably think it's alright, worth another listen to, then after the 2nd time you start to like it more and by the 3rd or 4th time it's great.

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

After pompeii good grief is second most in my bastille list

Good Grief is pomp and grandeur juxtaposed perfectly with Dan Smith’s dark-tinged tale of coping with life after death.

Hangin

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

This song will remind you of a thousand lovely things!

This song is easily my favorite!

Best song on earth!

No Angels

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!

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!

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

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

Send Them Off! Send Them Off! Cover Art

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

Shouldn't be this low itsa banger

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

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

The most beautiful love song I have heard so far.

Weight of Living, Pt. II Weight of Living, Pt. II Cover Art

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.

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