Best The Black Keys Songs

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The Top Ten

1 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

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.

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2 Tighten Up (Brothers)

The music video is the best!

SIMPLY THE BEST OF ALL, WITH GRAMMY WIN IN BEST DUO CATEGORY - havatarafuye

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

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3 Gold on the Ceiling (El Camino)

Great catchy tune. Good song. - Userguy44

So good

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.

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4 Lonely Boy (El Camino)

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/

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!

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5 Weight of Love (Turn Blue)

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

Amazing feeling

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

Austin City Limits it was most Amazing song.

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6 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

I really think this song should be higher up, amazing song, all and all.

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7 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!

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

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8 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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9 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

This song has an amazing riff, should be higher. - Songsta41

10 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

Fills up the room...

The Contenders

11 Set You Free (Thickfreakness)

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

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 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!

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

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13 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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14 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...

15 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... "

God, what a soulful music

16 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

Needs to be higher on the list

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

17 Girl is on My Mind (Rubber Factory)

Should be top ten at least

So catchy and rad and guitars and

18 Just Got to Be (Magic Potion)

Best black keys riff sounds like Hendrix

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

Best off magic potion

One of the best! Top 5

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19 Never Gonna Give You Up (Brothers)

So full of sound! A great song.

20 Meet Me in the City (Chulahoma)
21 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

22 Ten Cent Pistol (Brothers)

Best black keys song EVER! ^_^

Best song of BK!

23 Your Touch (Magic Potion)

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

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

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.

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.

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26 Waiting On Words (Turn Blue)
27 Next Girl (Brothers)

Next girl is better than the 5 songs listed above it.

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

28 Stack Shot Billy (Rubber Factory)

The intro to this song on its own is so great, it displays Dan's amazing talent for guitar. The story told by song is so clear to understand and such a great showcase of good blues-inspired rock music

29 Breaks (The Big Come Up)

How is this not higher?!? The intro of "Lean forward slightly, Look straight at
The speaker and listen with a sparkle
In your eye as though you might be thinking
'gee this is the most wonderful thing
I've ever heard in all my life'" just immediately sets you up for an incredible guitar riff that hooks you for the whole track. My favourite song

Really? If you do not have this song in your top ten, then you are not a fan of The Black Keys

Amazing guitar riff just listen to it I guarantee you'll you it

Totally The Black Keys!

30 My Mind Is Ramblin' (Chulahoma)

The song speaks for its self.

31 The Lengths (Rubber Factory)

This proves that these guys are true rockers and rollers. Every great band needs a great slow dance song and this is it for them. The Lengths!

Love this song. A little less of blues and more of roots rock. Great song, great band, and awesome note bending in this particular song.

32 Yearnin' (The Big Come Up)
33 I'll Be Your Man (The Big Come Up)
34 The Go Getter (Brothers)
35 When the Lights Go Out (Rubber Factory)

Always thought this song was one of the more popular ones...

Ohh come on this is to good to be 42nd!

Gritty and powerful

36 Bullet In the Brain (Turn Blue)
37 Keep Me (Rubber Factory)

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

This song is one of their besrt

38 Things Ain't Like They Used to Be (Attack & Release)

My favorite black keys song

39 She's Long Gone (Brothers)

LISTEN to the guitar riff in the CHORUS and you will be hooked! Love this song!

I think this is the best song by the black keys. so underrated

40 The Only One (Brothers)

The most underrated song by the most underrated band

Just a beautiful and emotional song

All time favorite song!

41 Sister (El Camino)

Good stuff but seems underrated. The music is mixed pretty well, catchy touch in guitar and bass, plus fun stomping drum. The tempo is amazingly addicting.

Amazing! So catchy, a mint summer tune, and along with nova baby, the best off the album by far!

My favorite on el camino

42 Unknown Brother (Brothers)

Easily one of their most beautiful songs. Very underrated, but with so many songs, many of them will end up being underrated.

Favorite song off of Brothers

This song is very underrated!

43 Hard Row (Thickfreakness)

Love this! Should definitely be much higher

Rock and roll, sweetheart!

44 Grown So Ugly (Rubber Factory)

Amazing riff! So catchy

45 You're the One (Magic Potion)

So underrated, but one of their best in my opinion. It's right up there with The Lengths as far as slow dance songs. This one's a masterpiece

Wow! How is this at 51? Deserves to be in the top 10 at least!

46 Busted (The Big Come Up)
47 Hell of a Season (El Camino)

One of their best songs of all time

48 Gotta Get Away (Turn Blue)

THIS SONG IS SO UNDERRATED! The lyrics and guitar of it makes it the best black keys song ever!

Love this song! Favorite off turn blue!

Really fun to listen...the intro riff just impressed me...also the solo with that violin...guys check it out...slightly different from the other songs of the album

49 Run Right Back (El Camino)

One of my favorites off of my favorite Album, El Camino

How is this song not in the top ten!? Give it a try! I promise it will not disappoint! It's So catchy and you won't be able to get it out of your head (in a good way) I'm really suprised its not way way higher!

It's way, waay to low on the list. Should be top 10.

50 Too Afraid to Love You (Brothers)

Oh no, 50 ain't cutting it

Just one of those great songs by the Black Keys, subtle little bits of instruments make it a masterpiece!

How is this 48th? Like seriously?

This song is my ultimate fave!

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1. Tighten Up (Brothers)
2. Meet Me in the City (Chulahoma)
3. Midnight In Her Eyes (Thickfreakness)
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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. Oceans & Streams (Attack & Release)
3. Little Black Submarines (El Camino)
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