Best The Black Keys Songs

The Top Ten

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

This song is one of the reasons why I want to believe music is better now than ever, because I get much more of a kick out of this song than when I'm even listening to led zeppelin somethimes, no disrespect to Jimmy Paige but I think Dan Auerbach is our new modern Guitarist

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

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.

A great song. The only one that could possibly compete is lonely boy. But even then, LBS wins! The transition from soft to heavy is flawless! A very well put together song.

2 Tighten Up (Brothers) Tighten Up (Brothers) Cover Art

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

I have listened to this song hundreds of times and it gets me excited, what more do you beed from a song?

3 Gold on the Ceiling (El Camino) Gold on the Ceiling (El Camino) Cover Art

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

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 started listening to the Black Keys because of tighten up but this song was the one that caught my attention and since then the Black keys have become my favorite group.

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.

4 Lonely Boy (El Camino) Lonely Boy (El Camino) Cover Art

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!

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/

Has an amazing old rock sound to it and the video is so anti-establishment with its one man show. I love this song and play it all the time. I'm new to The Black Keys scene but this song got me hooked and now I'm making up for lost time. But this song will always be my favorite!

How is this not Number One? It won a Grammy! People have to listen more and dig in for the riffs, not just sit and watch MTV or MUCH :/

5 Weight of Love (Turn Blue)

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.

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

A slow relaxed and gradual build up reminiscent of Pink Floyd's 'Breathe' gradually climaxes into a amazing guitar solo backed by solid base... the perfect song while tripping

This one, turn blue and unknown brother are the best. But there are a lot of really good songs, no question.

6 Everlasting Light (Brothers) Everlasting Light (Brothers) Cover Art

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

Music is not just about chords, it's about how we feel when listening.
This is the best song of Black Keys.

7 I Got Mine (Attack & Release) I Got Mine (Attack & Release) Cover Art

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

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

This song rocks so hard! Amazing energy, a simple yet heavy riff. personally this should be number 1

8 10 A.M. Automatic (Rubber Factory) 10 A.M. Automatic (Rubber Factory) Cover Art

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...

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

9 Strange Times (Attack & Release) Strange Times (Attack & Release) Cover Art

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

This song has an amazing riff, should be higher.

10 Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness) Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness) Cover Art

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.

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

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

Fills up the room...

The Contenders

11 Set You Free (Thickfreakness) Set You Free (Thickfreakness) Cover Art

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!

Unique song. Their best in my opinion. Quite perfect.

12 Howlin' for You (Brothers) Howlin' for You (Brothers) Cover Art

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.

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

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

This is classic rock at its best... Baby I'm howlin for you...

13 Fever (Turn Blue) Fever (Turn Blue) Cover Art

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.

Catchy song and should be higher. But not the best

Great song.. Obviously inspired by Pink Floyd

14 Oceans & Streams (Attack & Release) Oceans & Streams (Attack & Release) Cover Art

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...

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

15 Psychotic Girl (Attack & Release) Psychotic Girl (Attack & Release) Cover Art

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... "

God, what a soulful music

16 Sinister Kid (Brothers) Sinister Kid (Brothers) Cover Art

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

Needs to be higher on the list

17 Girl is on My Mind (Rubber Factory) Girl is on My Mind (Rubber Factory) Cover Art

So catchy and rad and guitars and...

Should be top ten at least

18 Just Got to Be (Magic Potion) Just Got to Be (Magic Potion) Cover Art

How In the world is this 51... I think the world should listen to the whole CD and not cherry-pick the hits!

I love this song it's the best they ever made

Best black keys riff sounds like Hendrix

Best off magic potion

19 Never Gonna Give You Up (Brothers) Never Gonna Give You Up (Brothers) Cover Art

So full of sound! A great song.

20 Meet Me in the City (Chulahoma) Meet Me in the City (Chulahoma) Cover Art
21 Nova Baby (El Camino) Nova Baby (El Camino) Cover Art

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

22 Ten Cent Pistol (Brothers) Ten Cent Pistol (Brothers) Cover Art

Best black keys song EVER! ^_^

Best song of BK!

23 Your Touch (Magic Potion) Your Touch (Magic Potion) Cover Art

Bloody great song, should definitely be higher, but I can't say I'm surprised that all their mainstream stuff is up top, while amazing songs like this go unrecognized, like if you're not a real fan and you haven't heard half of these songs, why are you voting? You don't have a broad enough perspective yet, which is fine, just listen to more of their music!

Simple, but an unforgettable riff. Dan's voice suits that blue's guitar amazingly well.

So good. If you don't know it you can't be a true fan

Come on. Nobody knows their old stuff, wich is the best. This needs to be #1

24 Midnight In Her Eyes (Thickfreakness)
25 Dead and Gone (El Camino) Dead and Gone (El Camino) Cover Art

Just saw this so low down and was like, gotta vote for it. Might even be my favourite Black Keys song, but suppose various songs are good in different ways.

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

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

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