Best Dead Kennedys Songs
The Top Ten
Love this song. Has everything a good punk rock song needs, love Jello's vocals, the intro is what mad this song the best song ever. If you don't feel the lyrics, you are not punk and should go listen to Justin Bieber.
The song is about a communist country, so if you lived in North Korea you could quite easily relate to this song, It's been said before thousands of times, Punk is an idea, it's not all about the music. - RIDDLER2K15
The Dead Kennedys are one of those rare occurrences in music where their most popular song is their best - dlbk03
The album version is better however...
Love this song some much best song by miles - mneilan3 Comments
Just play it loud!
Honestly I just like the story behind this song... it was a response to some neo nazis thinking DK was a neo nazi band... nope!
Good top 3, only order is screwed up, "Kill the Poor" is their best, the best satire I've ever heard and great music behind it.
TONY HAWK'S MEMORIES.
This should be 2nd after holiday in cambodia
Awesome song from an awesome game. Should be much higher on the list!
Tony Hawk Pro Skater anyone? - TristanMatheny
The napalm death version is awesome two. - Caleb9000
As soon as I saw the live version of this song, Dead Kennedys was one of my favorite bands.
I think chemical warfare deserves to be here. Amazing intro, fast paced, loud music, with a big touch of dark humor, that's Jello all right. Every song from "Fresh fruit from rotting vegetables" deserves to be here. (Except Ill in the head, because lets face it, the lyrics are good but the music is boring) I honestly don't know why Holiday in Cambodia is labelled as being from the album "Give me convenience or give me death" because it appeared in "Fresh Fruit for rotting vegetables, first. And ha! To you for not being able to put the "Penis landscape" as the album art for frankenchrist.
Killer riff and bassline… Riot is my favourite Dead Kennedys song by a long way
Are you serious? Just listen to that guitar!
How has nobody voted on this yet? The first song I ever heard heard by DK, it started a trail that would eventually lead to DK being ranked high among my favorite bands. The song is fast, the lyrics are reatable and the name makes stupid music from today look like lullabies. 10/10!
1. Kill the Poor
2. Holiday in Cambodia
3. Too Drunk to F*ck
4. California Uber Alles
5. Chemical Warfare
6. Police Truck
7. Let's Lynch the Landlord
8. Stealing People's Mail
9. I Kill Children
10. Moon Over Marin
Most Underrated Dead Kennedies song
Should be up there near the top, not the typical DK's sounding song but very powerful.
This isn't even a Dead Kennedys song. It's a Clash cover.
Actually, it's making fun of the original song by Sonny Curtis, which was then made popular after being covered by the Bobby Fuller Four. The song was then covered by the Clash. - dlbk03
This is not a clash cover you dumb chode, they changed the lyrics.
I do not think that this song is the best, but I'm suprised why it is not in the list
Hummm... this is the clash's song...
California is better I think, but this song has the best bass part I have ever heard and intro noise with Jello's scream is great too
Excellent rhythm, great lyrics. Build up in beginning, possibly best song from plastic surgury disasters
How come this is not even in the list? This is one of the many amazing songs they could come up with even after Fresh Fruit for Rotting vegetables set up such a big benchmark.
The quintessential DKs song: loud fast hardcore punk mocking the materialist in all of us.
This song will always be true
Great song. MY PAYOLA
One of the best on Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables. - JoLeKosovo
Short, biting, Dead Kennedys at their finest.
This is one of their best songs as far as composition goes. The lyrics are disturbing in how topical they are. One of my favorites.
This song is their best. It should be at least top 5.
This is one of the greatest and most relevant songs ever written by any band. This list is an absolute joke.
This song is funny
Something about the mood of this song just always draws me in.
How is this not even on the list, this is top 5 at least.
Great track, but any song from 'Fresh fruit for...' is far better.
Jello's delivery and bassline in the back make this a classic.
One of my favorite cover songs of all time. - JoLeKosovo
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List StatsCreated 24 Aug 2010
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Top Remixes (5)
2. California Uber Alles
3. Police Truck
2. Chemical Warfare
3. California Uber Alles
2. Moon Over Marin
3. Holiday in Cambodia
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