Best Crush 40 Songs

Crush 40 is a severely underrated band, so I put together this list.
The Top Ten
1 Live & Learn Live & Learn Cover Art

It's basically their ultimate song, featured on "Sonic Adventure 2" and their title album. It's one of the most uplifting songs ever, and some of Johnny's best vocal output is on this song (for the band, at the least). It's the best song to ever be featured in a video game: No doubt. It also has Jun's best solo after Open Your Heart.

Too hard for me to choose, its between live and learn, I am all of me, and open your heart

Undescribably fantastic.

2 Open Your Heart Open Your Heart Cover Art

This is one of their most important songs, because it defines the sound of Crush 40, being the first song recorded. Sonic Adventure is one of the greatest games in Sonic's history and this song is a gateway (literally) to Jun's ability as a sound engineer. It also has Jun's best ever solo.

First impressions mean a lot. And this song was an excellent way to make an impact. Personally my favorite due to Jun Senoue's guitar playing, not John Gioielli's best vocal work in my opinion but it's definitely up there

How can you not love it? The lyrics combined with the excellent guitars make an awesome final boss song

Crush 40 does speed metal, and in my opinion, their very best

3 I Am... All of Me I Am... All of Me Cover Art

Ultimate heavy metal song. I heard it and I thought I was listening to Axel Rudi Pell. Too amazing, and shows Crush 40's versatility. Jun is amazing on lead.

This is just the best song ever! However they is a lost track what crush 40 wrote called broken and I love that even more its sad!

This is possibly the most badass sonic song and a very underrated rock song and fit the game well

The song is amazing. Actually, my favorite music gerne is Metal so I like this more than you guys probably.

4 What I’m Made Of... What I’m Made Of... Cover Art

Best song in Sonic Heroes, which already had a nice soundtrack to begin with! It suits the whole final battle and plot of the game. I felt so excited to finally hear this gem in action during the game itself! Makes a frustrating and rather boring boss battle ten times better.

The ultimate fighting song. Great vocals on Johnny's part, especially since the songs Crush 40 was making became more metal oriented at this point. Shows that Johnny is one of the best metal singers ever.

If I had a theme song, this would be it. What I'm Made Of totally fits the whole feel of the final battle in Sonic Heroes, and it brings out Johnny's vocals really well.
Best. Song. Ever.

This is definitely up there with Live and Learn in terms of Energy.

5 Knight of the Wind Knight of the Wind Cover Art

My absolute favorite, this song is literally on fire, makes me feel like an actual knight when I listen to it while working out.

How in the world has nobody suggested this song yet?!?! This song from Sonic & the Black Knight should be recognized as much as Open Your Heart or Live and Learn. The Celtic theme that Jun Senoue was trying to convey with this song is incredibly represented. Throw in some of Johnny Gioeli's strongest vocals and a incredibly catchy "Whoa-oh-oh..." intro that can be sung along to, and you have one kickass song! Even if you don't like Black Knight, at least the game gave us an absolutely incredible song from an amazing band.

I really love violin playing in bits of this song, and the rest of it rules. Johnny's vocals are great, and I really like the lyrics. It's a great song for some big battle of some kind.

Just the best thing ever I mean the lyrics were cool but the guitar is just so cool. Its even great to play

6 Live Life Live Life Cover Art

I just love this song it got me teary first time listening to it

Wow, a Crush 40 song actually got me teary eyed!

This song ALWAYS makes me cry I love ythis song a lot

When this played at the credits I literally burst into tears... Thank god no one was in the room. BRB playing SONIC AND THE BLACK KNIGHT AGAIN.

7 His World His World Cover Art

This song is a Zebra Head cover, but still, Crush 40 made it their own (who the heck is Zebra head? ). One of the bands most iconic songs.

This song ultimately proves why Sonic songs are better than Mario songs. Tell me I'm wrong, I dare you.

Zebrahead is better, but this is still fantastic. I don't blame you if you like this one more

Zebrahead's Matty Lewis does the best version of His World, but no one seems to notice.

8 Never Turn Back Never Turn Back Cover Art

Should be far higher

This is probably Crush 40's most underrated song.

Seriously, this song BLOWS Live and Learn, Open your Heart and What I'm Made of OUT OF THE WATER.

Awesome song, on an overhated game.

9 All Hail Shadow All Hail Shadow Cover Art

Wow. I just voted this song and it went up 3 spaces.

All hail shadow the ultimate lord and savior.

Thank you, Crush 40, for telling people to hail me!

Bow your heads low, All Hail Shadow

10 2 Nights 2 Remember

This is probably my favorite non-Sonic song.

This songs was cool.

The Contenders
11 I Belong With You

I don't think I've never heard of this song

This is not a crush 40 song

Yea best song ever

12 Sonic Heroes Sonic Heroes Cover Art

Personally I feel that this song's really underrated.

While some of the lyrics have this narm charm behind it's still one of my personal favourite Sonic songs along with What I'm made of, Live and Learn and Open your heart.

13 Seven Rings In Hand Seven Rings In Hand Cover Art

Such a high energy tune! My favorite sonic game theme. Ironic, considering the original source.

This songs was amazing and cool.
And good luck.

14 Song of Hope Song of Hope Cover Art

Finally, Jun and Johnny break away from the games with an EP, and this song is just brilliant. Perfect for those hurting, especially after the Japan tsunami. Amazing solo.

15 Sonic Boom Sonic Boom Cover Art
16 Escape from the City

Fantastic way to start off Sonic Adventure 2 and extremely upbeat my favourite Crush 40 song by far

Umm... this isn't Crush 40. I can see why you put this on the list though, as Jun Senoue composed it.

17 Green Light Ride Green Light Ride Cover Art

New one isn't half bad. Leaves a good taste in your mouth

18 Watch Me Fly... Watch Me Fly... Cover Art

Thrill of the Feel is an underrated album, and watch me fly has some of Johnny's highest vocals in the bands history, and for once it's not about Sonic. Despite being a softer song, Jun created yet another memorable riff that sets the mood for the song.

Super underrated and honestly a good song for folk that are tuned to Crush 40's normal tone

19 Is It You Is It You Cover Art

It's one of the crush 40 songs that got me a bit teary from listening to it the first time

Reminds me of my lost son every time

20 Fight the Knight Fight the Knight Cover Art

One of the best things about Sonic and the Black Knight! Good vocals, good sound, good lyrics, great execution. Awesome song in an okay game!

One of those songs that you can listen to over and over again and not get sick of it! It suits Sonic and the Black Knight really well!

I love this song and I NEVER get sick of this song Johnny Gioeli stiles again

21 Sonic Youth Sonic Youth Cover Art

Too bad this band is in the shadow of a video game character. But this song is still amazing.

22 Free Free Cover Art

You should do your best to write the songs take your time.
I will do something to make a new songs for your self it in your dream come true it up to you.
Good luck.
I hope someone will like your songs it cool
Try your best to sings the songs longer tto them.
Because you can do it for someone can like your music it will be cool.
Good luck.

The lyrics are kinda stupid, but it has one of the most well performed choruses out of all of their songs.


23 Revvin' Up Revvin' Up Cover Art

This is one of the other songs that really defines the band, being one if their oldest songs. It's probably better than Open Your Heart in terms of showing what the band is really about. Amazing. The lyrics also go so well with the typecast songs (the Crush 40 songs that are in Sonic's shadow).


24 Un-gravitify Un-gravitify Cover Art
25 Into the Wind Into the Wind Cover Art

Very uplifting song, even for one inspired by racing.

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