Best Dead Kennedys Songs

The Top Ten

Holiday in Cambodia Holiday in Cambodia Cover Art

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

The album version is better however...

Love this song some much best song by miles

California Uber Alles California Uber Alles Cover Art

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!

Jerry Brown

Kill the Poor Kill the Poor Cover Art

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.

Police Truck Police Truck Cover Art

Awesome song from an awesome game. Should be much higher on the list!

Tony Hawk Pro Skater anyone?

This should be 2nd after holiday in cambodia


Nazi Punks F**k Off Nazi Punks F**k Off Cover Art

The napalm death version is awesome two.

Chemical Warfare Chemical Warfare Cover Art

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.

As soon as I saw the live version of this song, Dead Kennedys was one of my favorite bands.

Too Drunk to F*** Too Drunk to F*** Cover Art

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

I Kill Children I Kill Children Cover Art

Most Underrated Dead Kennedies song

Moon Over Marin Moon Over Marin Cover Art

Should be up there near the top, not the typical DK's sounding song but very powerful.

Soup is Good Food Soup is Good Food Cover Art

The Contenders

Riot Riot Cover Art


Killer riff and bassline… Riot is my favourite Dead Kennedys song by a long way

I Fought the Law I Fought the Law Cover Art

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...

We've Got a Bigger Problem Now We've Got a Bigger Problem Now Cover Art
Halloween Halloween Cover Art

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

Moral Majority Moral Majority Cover Art
Bleed for Me Bleed for Me Cover Art

Excellent rhythm, great lyrics. Build up in beginning, possibly best song from plastic surgury disasters

Buzzbomb Buzzbomb Cover Art

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.

Pull My Strings Pull My Strings Cover Art

This song will always be true

Great song. MY PAYOLA

When Ya Get Drafted When Ya Get Drafted Cover Art

Short, biting, Dead Kennedys at their finest.

One of the best on Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables.

Trust Your Mechanic Trust Your Mechanic Cover Art
Forest Fire Forest Fire Cover Art
Chickens*** Conformist Chickens*** Conformist Cover Art
MTV-Get Off the Air MTV-Get Off the Air Cover Art
Let's Lynch the Landlord Let's Lynch the Landlord Cover Art
The Prey The Prey Cover Art
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