Top Ten Best Deftones Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Change (In the House of Flies) Change (In the House of Flies)

At the first lines of the song I was almost bored, but when I've heard the chorus I stop for a moment until it ends. I always remember to hear it on YouTube anytime I go to the interne shop.

Absolutely brilliant song. It is so complex, and yet so simple. It can be interpreted in so many different ways. One of my favorite songs of all time.

Such an amazing song from a great band. Reminds me about Queen of the Damned every time I hear it

I really dislike this band but this song specifically is an exception, unique sound like no other song I've heard

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2 My Own Summer (Shove It) My Own Summer (Shove It)

Wow... just wow. This song is bloody brilliant! How can you possibly get better than this? How can this possibly not be number 1? It's amazing!

Just awesome.. Great lyrics, guitar and this you should be at number one for sure. It's just amazing

Shove it shove it shove it!

YES! This is definitely the best song on this album and the band's best song as well. Just gonna write more.

Blows every other song out of the water and takes you to a different world completely

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3 Digital Bath Digital Bath

this song is absolutely incredible! every time I hear it I feel every emotion hit me at once like a wave. it gives the sensation of free falling and drifting away. very powerful, very moving, an absolute perfect representation of music with feeling.

The emotion on this song is just amazing... I always like the heavy Deftones songs but there is something about this song that is mysterious and haunting and yet relaxing...

It haunts and soothes

Can't stop listening to that beauty!

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4 Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)

In my opinion, the best Deftones song. There is so much raw energy and emotion on this song, and the heavy guitar and screaming vocals will keep this song in your head for a long time. - NorwegianWood

This must be first... This song and "Diamond Eyes" are my favorite! My favorite part: "I don't care where just FAR" great part!

The best song off of Around The Fur and perhaps Deftones' best song of their early years, even though it's my personal favorite Deftones' song of all time. One of my favorite riffs ever.

Dave Mirra BMX - First discovery of Deftones and remains my favourite song. Even the acoustic is so hauntingly beautiful.

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5 Bored Bored

Great tune... Well put together... Awesome!

The raw youth and anxiety tone to this song helps me relieve the days I first listened to this song! BEST SONG!

Not a big fan of deftones but will say that this songs is truly amazing!

Definitely my favourite by Deftones, should certainly be higher.

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6 Minerva Minerva

What in the name of Minerva this is doing at number 8? This piece of art screams the kind of sensuality that won't attract unwanted public staring!

It is a very explosive, in your face song. You think it's going to be calm, then bam. Surprise.

Every time I listen this song it makes me smile. I absolutely love this song. One of my personal all time favorites and should be #1!

An overlooked masterpiece from their overlooked album Deftones. Easily one of their best post-White Pony. - cjWriter1997

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7 Sextape Sextape

A truly amazing song, its hard to believe its number 10, definetily my favourite deftones song, I love their early stuff like 7 words (can't believe it's not on the list) but this song is a simple MASTERPIECE, all about it it's beautiful, my body chills every time I listen to it with my headphones, should be at least n3

No 10 now but I'm sure this song will move up the ranks over time, it's one of their newest but definitely the most beautiful song they've ever written and Chino's voice is incredible on it. This and Digital Bath are up there with my favourite songs of all time

For me, this is the best song, because it's really emotive, so beautifull, every time I hear this song I must pick up my guitar and start playing the song, and when Chino start singing I just start singing, almost crying because of the beauty of this song. It should be in N# 1

Dude, this song makes me nostalgic, makes me think of so much I can't even put my finger on. It makes me think of the rain and the street lights in the night

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8 Elite Elite

Slipknot is my favourite band their songs 'wait and bleed' nominated at the grammy but the grammy went to 'elite' and I was so pissed and I said to myself I am gonna check this song but after checking it out I wasn't pissed not one bit. TRUST ME ON THIS ONE GUYS THIS SONGS IS THE TRUE BEAUTY OF METAL GENRE

Outright angry, extremely rough, pure Chino-Scream. This was a great triumph of nu metal. The instrumentation's put into an industrial level. Why this one of all songs made it to the GRAMMYs without any promotion is a mystery that will never be figured out, but oh boy, did this one deserve it.

Don't you dare tell me they weren't nu metal. Nu metal is not derogatory by default. It's only derogatory because Korn and Limp Bizkit exist.

How is this not number one you stupid dumbtards! This won a Grammy in 2001 for best Metal performance. I bet most of you kids weren't even alive at the time.

This song won them a grammy and it wasnt even a single, the heaviestthing theyve ever concocted

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9 Knife Party Knife Party

Deserves to be way higher on the list. Simply a masterpiece, with chilling vocals.

"this song should be higher" doesn't do this song justice. I get goosebumps every time I hear the two opening chords. After that, it truly can't be described with words.

Best song, or at least the most underrated. Just listen to it, and come back singing "In this room, we're all anemic; in this room, anemic and sweet.."

First Deftones song. Knew I was up for something big after hearing this. - cjWriter1997

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10 Tempest Tempest

No words are needed to describe how great this song is. If you just listen to it you will know why it deserves to be in the top 10

The riff after intro will explain everything about the song

Watch out the guitar riff b4 the chorus

Definitely the number 1 song of deftones.the start of song is amazing

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The Newcomers

? Diamond Eyes Diamond Eyes

"Time will see us realign. Diamonds rain across the sky. And shower me into the same realm... " What a great song! Definitely one of their best!

Love The guitar hear, and the lyrics... Amazing, my favorite, White Pony is a great album, but this is better, and where is You've Seen The Butcher? , Other Incredible...

One of the BEST RIFFS EVER!, Excellent song

This is the first song I ever heard outside of rap in high school, which acted as a gateway, leading to many other great songs of theirs and that of many, many other bands. I've always been extremely grateful for stumbling upon this song years since. This will always be one of their best, whether out of sentiment or not.

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? Passenger Passenger

Possibly the darkest and the best song they've ever made. When second chorus kicks in it's impossible not to get chills.

This song is absolute perfection, as is all of White Pony. It's one of my favorite songs of all time. Maynard and Chino's vocals flow perfectly together. Musically this song is genius. Chino is an absolute genius with his lyrics and that's as evident as ever in this song. From the atmospheric intro to the abrasive choruses, this song is Deftones through and through.

Maynard and Chino voices are just amazing together

Probably my third favorite from White Pony. I honestly keep replaying the album in general. It feels good to start listening to them again. - cjWriter1997

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The Contenders

11 Korea Korea

Chino's best screaming. One of their heaviest tracks to date.

Should be a lot higher, one of my favorites!

The essential heavy deftones song

12 Rocket Skates Rocket Skates

Damn epic with a lot of power riffs. Steph did excellent work

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13 Beware Beware

So chilling, Saturday Night Wrist is way too underrated.

Easily the most epic deftones song, definitely in the top 5 for me.

Dark, moody, and melodic, "Beware" easily clocks in as my favorite Deftones song.

Love this song dude, heavy and melodic

14 Poltergeist Poltergeist

It has a beautiful ambient flow that makes the song seem like you falling

Hands down the best song on koi no yokan!

The chorus give me chills and chino's voice is epic

All time favourite Deftones song. Always makes me think of my car!

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15 7 Words 7 Words

This. this times a million. adrenaline is one of the greatest and heaviest nu-metal records ever.

Awesome song all around starts off with a buzzing guitar riff then that sick bass line R.I.P. chi cheng

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16 Hole in the Earth Hole in the Earth

Sat night wrist is so underrated! My favorite album of theirs and I've been a fan since ATF days!

Maybe not 1 but definitely should be higher

17 Around the Fur Around the Fur

This song was stuck in my head for ages. I feel like I can relate to the song somehow, should I be different and maybe make a fool of myself to impress you? Or should I be like everyone else and be safe? Either way I want you to notice me somehow. That's how I interpreted it and I think it relates to a lot of people. - entersandman35

Seems as though th easier listening songs got the top votes. I prefer their heavier sound. I can name a few favourites but the chorus to this is explosive. So much energy in this!

The song that made me fall in love with this band.

By far man, this is the best Deftones song I've ever heard

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18 Back to School (Mini Maggit) Back to School (Mini Maggit)

First song I heard from them. The experience was reminiscent of melting into with the music and subsequently falling into depression from not being able to touch the music in any physical or emotional way. Shortly thereafer, I bought the album and came to appreciate the gloriousness of the unconditional love the music provided me.

Such a cool song. It's one of Deftones' best to be honest. Top 10, No, TOP 5. At least

19 Leathers Leathers

This song is quite fresh but it has the potential to be a 'tones classic. I can listen to this track all day and never get bored, it fuses so much melody, emotion and and anger together. Just give it a listen

Best song on the koi no yoken album and that is saying a lot. Koi no yoken is an amazing album and there is not a single bag song on it. No song on it you say "eh I kinda like this song"... What you really say is "ok that song is the best on the album next song... No this song is the best on the album". Most deftones fans will probally hate me for this but imma say it... Koi no yoken is the best deftones album period.

20 Engine No. 9 Engine No. 9

one of their heaviest songs amazing

This list is all wrong, we need Engine no,9, Root, Headup and 976- EVIL in the top ten.

This is the definition of nu-metal

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1. Passenger
2. Change (In the House of Flies)
3. Beware
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1. My Own Summer (Shove It)
2. Root
3. Diamond Eyes
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1. Change (In the House of Flies)
2. Tempest
3. Diamond Eyes
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