Best The Black Keys Songs

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1 Little Black Submarines (El Camino) Little Black Submarines (El Camino)

The Black Keys answer to Stairway to Heaven! And what an awesome song it is too! I can't stop listening to it!
Definitely better than Gold on the Ceiling.

This is one of the greatest songs I've ever heard. It's so lovely and slow and emotional first, and then when the drums and the electric guitar kicks in, I just want to get up and dance.

Best song, it really showcases how good his voice is, with the classic Black keys sound, it is literally the best song ever! Why the hell isn't higher, I mean, gold on the ceiling is great but, come on

Epically underrated

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2 Gold on the Ceiling (El Camino) Gold on the Ceiling (El Camino)

This is the song that made me love these guys. It beats everything else on this list. I've gotten many of my friends hooked on the Keys because of this song.

This is the song that got me hooked onto the Black Keys and got me listening to all of their other great music such as Little Black Submarines. A truly great band that uses actual instruments and good vocals to write amazing songs.

I love the music and the beat to this song, why is tighten up higher than this, I don't understand. This has a great melody and the lyrics a really catchy while tighten up doesn't have nearly as good lyrics as this song. The Black Keys are now one of my favorite bands because of this song. BLACK KEYS RULE

I love this song and I'm not a millennial, this is one band that just keeps me going. Great jam, but most of them are.

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3 Tighten Up (Brothers) Tighten Up (Brothers)

This is the first song I heard by the duo and it has still remained my favorite by them. It's nothing short of perfection

This song just makes my day!
And when the beat changes towards the end...
It just sets my heart racing
Hats off guys

Not only is this song amazing, but the music video is golden! Love the style of all their songs. Classic stuff

This one of their most popular songs but it is not their 3rd best of all time.

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4 Lonely Boy Lonely Boy

The amazing first single for the album El Camino. Rolling Stone praised the song, giving it four out of five stars, saying that "Frustrated desire is the song's ostensible theme... But for Keys fans, this is a clean hit of instant gratification. " I loved the music video- that dance was precious!

This is an amazing exception to the old "they don't make music like they used to" saying.

Gives you that feel of the old 70s with the touch of modern rock. Ultimate feel provided whole together. Gets your spirits all high. Super energetic song. The simply changes the mood with keeping in account the feel which can never be lost. Must for every single lonely boy in the towm.. Keep rocking, cheers.. M/

Amazing single for El Camino album but He'll of A Season, Sister, and Dead and Gone are close 2nds!

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5 Weight of Love (Turn Blue)

This song is not only by far the best of Turn Blue, but one of their best ever. Bass line, guitar solo, drums all work perfectly to create this amazing song

The buildup, calming voice, then powerful guitar solo make for the best Black Keys song I've ever heard. - Songsta41

The build up in this song is so amazing and then it hits the guitar solo... so good. This song sets the tone for the whole turn blue album and is the best song on it in my opinion. Also this song is amazing in concert.

Beautiful piece

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6 I Got Mine (Attack & Release) I Got Mine (Attack & Release)

You haven't properly experienced this song until you see them play it live. The rock in this song is so much stronger than his other songs. Go listen to it right now!

The Black Keys finish strong, I Got Mine is what they use to close their shows. This song is top 3, at worst!

The live versions of this song all feature a completely random and epic solo and close the concerts with perfection. Just so much energy!

4%? People really need to listen to this! No. 1 no question

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7 Everlasting Light (Brothers) Everlasting Light (Brothers)

Always puts me in a good mood, His falsetto voice is unbelievable so calming and pure. Should definitely be higher on the list. :(

Most beautiful, soulful, borderline R&B song (yet still completely rocking) song on brothers. Worth the listen, every time.

How the heck is this not higher?! Amazing vocals by Auerbach and a subtle but amazing buildup from start to finish?! Come on people

So good and so underrated probabaly one of my favourite songs atm

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8 Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness) Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness)

Huge Keys fan, this is probably their best (although there are too many to really choose a clear best. )

Love this song its just classic black keys. If you are rating this top ten solely based on popularity than I understand why this is so low.

This and sinister kid should be top ten at the very least

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9 10 A.M. Automatic (Rubber Factory) 10 A.M. Automatic (Rubber Factory)

Anyone who doesn't have this in their top 10 Black Keys songs, well they shouldn't be making a Black Keys list in the first place. What an amazing song... - TragedyBound27

This is one of their best songs with simple rock guitar and no keyboards bringing the thickness of the guitar down. This song should be higher.

Great song. Maybe not their best, but definitely in the Top ten!

It the best song on their best album

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10 Howlin' for You (Brothers) Howlin' for You (Brothers)

"It's True, Baby I'm Howling For You! " Really catchy and amazingly creative

It kicks! The drums are the best. And who did not see trailer (video), it's like parody of Hollywood movie - then you must see it.

This is something else! It sets you on right fro the beginning to the end!

How can this be so low, to me this one is life changing.

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The Newcomers

? The Go Getter (Brothers) The Go Getter (Brothers)
? Nova Baby (El Camino) Nova Baby (El Camino)

My favorite song by the Black Keys, the song sounds great when at both of the tempos it switches to and the lyrics are very meaningful

The Contenders

11 Set You Free (Thickfreakness) Set You Free (Thickfreakness)

Really awesome riff. It's amazing how the Black Keys are just two people. They create ideas that are the views of many. SO awesome!

12 Fever (Turn Blue) Fever (Turn Blue)

Definitely should be higher. No question.

This is their worst song in a long time and should not be in this list at all. It's a weak pop version designed to appeal to the masses.

Best song from their newest album (2014) called Turn Blue.

Great song.. Obviously inspired by Pink Floyd - BrianScott01

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13 Strange Times (Attack & Release) Strange Times (Attack & Release)

HOLY CRAP! This song is so cool. There is no way that someone can't like this, unless, of course, they're crazy!

If it was worthy of being in Grand Theft Auto IV then it most definitely belongs in the top ten

This is THE best alt rock song ever. the guitar is so cool. I love to play it

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14 Girl Is on My Mind (Rubber Factory) Girl Is on My Mind (Rubber Factory)
15 Dead and Gone (El Camino) Dead and Gone (El Camino)

I think this is my favourite song by the black keys, why is it so low?!

Why the hell is this not no. 1. Let alone not in the top 5

Great song, doesn't stop moving, Carney is really on point in this too.

Best Song ever, it simply have everything on it

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16 Psychotic Girl (Attack & Release) Psychotic Girl (Attack & Release)

Simply there best song ever! Sit back, crank it up, and love it!
And a famous quote from White Men can't Jump ".. Look man, you can listen to Jimi but you can't hear him. There's a difference man. Just because you're listening to him doesn't mean you're hearing him... "

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17 Oceans & Streams (Attack & Release) Oceans & Streams (Attack & Release)

This song adds so many awesome components plus an awesome beat. Definitely one of their best ones

So many awesome songs by tjese guys, but this one takes the cake.
Its also very underrated in my opinion. Good to see it on this list. Proves that Keys Fans have awesome taste! :) now if only I could learn to play that awesome solo...

18 Sinister Kid (Brothers) Sinister Kid (Brothers)

First of all it's based on a real life story! Secondly, it's just awesome. This Tighten up Gold on the Ceiling and Lonely Boy are the best

I'm amazed this isn't at least top 15

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19 Next Girl (Brothers) Next Girl (Brothers)

This song is REALLY catchy and just AMAZING all in all.

20 Keep Me (Rubber Factory) Keep Me (Rubber Factory)

This an underrated song. Amazing rhythm and the guitar solo is so good!.

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1. Tighten Up (Brothers)
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1. Little Black Submarines (El Camino)
2. I Got Mine (Attack & Release)
3. Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness)
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1. Tighten Up (Brothers)
2. Lonely Boy
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