Top Ten Best Gorillaz Songs
The meaning behind the lyrics really strikes me. The Song asks: When are we truly Happy? Do we leave too little room for actual happiness? The Music video for the Song is also one of My favorites. The Tower in the video is a place of fake happiness or "cheap thrills" which represents our artificial happiness which we get from, for example, the media, drugs. And the Island represents the place of Real happiness and intellectual Freedom, Where it is possible to feel good.
I have been looking for this song for years. When I was little, I would hear this song playing on mtv when I was with my older cousins. I new that I liked the song, but I didn't know anything about it, like the name of it, or the name of theband. All I knew was that this song was by a cartoon band.
Its years later when the tune of the chorus comes to my mind. Its stuck in my head, and I didn't even know the lyrics to look up.
I finally figureout it must be the gorrillaz, I come to this site and listen to the sample and breathe easily; my search is finally over.
This song has a lovely flow. Something about this just makes me feel like I'm on a roll, its got a brilliant flow and being a gorillaz fan, I just couldn't have asked for anything better. Plus the rap in between is so smooth.
For this classic smooth music lovers, this is like a 21st cent pimp to those songs, however possible, maintaining the peculiar flow of those songs!
This is the song that got me started on everything Gorillaz. When I first watched the video, I was deeply disturbed...but intrigued. I looked for more information about them and was led to the wonderful world of Gorillaz. After watching Clint Eastwood and Dare a few times over, I fell in love. I stumbled upon some of their less-popular music and loved them more than ever. Their music is just so pleasing to hear.
I kind of feel guilty about this, but Trolls was the movie that formally introduced me to Gorillaz. This was the first song I heard by them (well, not counting Feel Good Inc on the radio because I never got to listen to all of it, my parents kept changing stations), and since then I've loved them.
I can't help it I have to listen to it... Over and over again... Why they do that to me I have no idea. The more I listen to this song the more I want to hear it, it is also one of the few songs I bother keeping on my ipod after more than a month.
The chorus is amazingly smooth, the rap fits in perfectly with the mood and makes sense. This created many of the songs you hear today because of it's unique style. The lyrics themselves have such meaning to...11/10
The song that introduced me to Gorillaz and has in my opinion the greatest Music Video of all time. Damon Alburn's haunting lyrics paired with Del's funky rap makes for a near masterpiece of a song.
I used to get bullied a lot, and my parents where leglagent about it. I've always felt this deep, melancholic emotion after school where I would feel like I've given up. I would just lie on my bed contemplating my life and feeling terrible. I've tried to find a song or genre that would help me relate to this feeling. I tried vaporwave, undertale, that redbone album, yet the closet I got to feeling this feeling in its purest form was boulevard of broken dreams by green day. But that song was more triumphant and defiant than despair and tired. Then I discovered this song. And it was absolutely perfect, I honestly cried with joy. This is the best song ever. Of all time
The entire theme and feel of the song is complete and utter beauty. All of the songs that Gorillaz have ever created I love with all of my heart, but I love this song most of all. On Melancholy Hill should win the Gorillaz a grammy for every second of music it has. - Long live the Gorillaz!
Aw my gosh this beautiful song is so georgous, what all us humans need to fill our harm hearts with love and joy when in times of being on Melancholy Hill. I love all Gorillaz songs, so much, just have to say how special this one is! :"D Damon you are an amazing musician! You and Jamie, a blessing to the world.
One of my favorite Gorillaz songs by far. They gave you so much feeling in such a short amount of time, which Is incredible. It makes me feel happy yet sad, there aren't even words to express how meaningful and beautiful it truly is. I could listen on repeat for hours
I don't know why, but this song makes me so happy. When ever I listen to it, I fight the urge to dance... I think this song should at least be ranked number 3 or 2. I don't know how the Gorillaz do it, but every song they make is overly epic!
Underrated song of the gorillaz, I love the mood and style of this song, it's very different and I'm always in a good mood whenever I hear it...
I looked and this list and wondered how I would be able to choose but this song gets me dancing every time and then hits it hard with the rap part.
Holy crap! Why the hell is this number 9!? Its easily number one! It blows away every other song in their history! It's the bomb!
Dirty Harry is my favorite song of theirs— it has a very cool vibe with the kids choir, and it has an upbeat feel, and the rapping, in my opinion, is almost as good as Del's.
My favourite song of 2005 and the reason I got hooked on gorillaz. Couldn't get enough of it when it came out. Brings back fond memories. Love the backing vocals by Rosie Wilson, she never got the credit she deserved from this. A voice that's sassy and slightly ethereal and haunting. Just ace
This just makes you want to get up and dance. So upbeat and cheerful and it doesn't have any secret meaning or anything it's just about dancing and having fun. The video is pretty funny as well. Every time I hear it I dare myself (eh? Eh?! ) to not move or sing. Buut I fail. Badly.
I could listen to this song a hundred times over and never get tired of listening to this song! It's really catchy, jumpy, and has a lot of meaning, if you listen for long enough. 5 Stars!
This song is very underrated. It's at least #3. The vocals are shrill, raspy, and soulful to the core, and the production excellent. In my opinion the Gorillaz are at their best when melancholy. And that music video. Greatest one in their resume.
Best gorillaz song, reminds me of Anakin for some reason. I mean, the lyrics and instrumentals fit him so well, I imagine a lot of his life flash before me when I listen to this song.
This song almost made me cry. I learned it on the piano first chance I got. Noodle rocks as always, and I wanted to kill those helicopters for messing up the floating island. Haha
Its like a continuation of Feel Good Inc. In terms of meanings. There is so much prosaic meaning to these two songs. So sad and inspiring...
Probably my favorite Gorillaz song, to be honest. The first part sounds like a lullaby, and the second part is catchy as all hell. Both halves sound like the ocean; the first is peaceful, calming, and tranquil, while the second sounds like how it feels to watch waves crashing into each other. The lyrics are also amazing.
Weird to think about how, in-universe, Murdoc of all people wrote this song.
The combination of Damon Albarn and Yukimi Nagano is beautiful. Albarn's optimistic singing over an acoustic guitar and more subdued electronic effects is fantastic, and, the change in tone as Nagano comes in for the rest of the song. Empire Ants is a perfect fit for Plastic Beach, and so is Little Dragon.
The song is so slow and chill it's my favorite Gorillaz song, and I especially love that Little Dragon is featured on it, her voice is amazing. Overall it's a great song, it shouldve got more attention.
Hard to choose a best song but this is the one that does it for me. It's beautiful, gorgeous and lush, a simple melody that bursts into dreamy, uplifting, sonic heaven.
The electronic progression in this song is amazing. It starts out simple and builds into a fantastic fusion of vocals and sound. I love most all of Gorillaz' songs, but I can't stop coming back to this one in particular. It's truly genius, not to mention the underlying meaning behind the lyrics that we're destroying the world for future generations. Albarn has created such an undeniably awesome track that it's easy to forget the ominous message.
The downbeat and Low-Fi execution, with the mesmerizing backing instrumentation complementing the moody and stripped down vocals from Damon Albarn, give this track an edge that makes it something to behold. As it's subtle and well built-up progression lead the song into an electrifying and climatic final crescendo.
Starts out rough and simple, but progressively becomes complicated, smooth and ominous. The darkness in this song is undeniable. I have listened to every single Gorillaz song, but I find myself coming back to it again and again. Definitely deserves a spot on the list.
The climax is just breathtaking. If someone told me I had to go deaf by blasting one song at painful volumes, I would choose this one.
This song brings too many emotions out for me. First its just plain awesome sounding with the build up from Low guitars to Loud Keyboards and then a mix of both very angelic backing vocals. Second its very sad the way EMI did not fund the video and we were left with only a storyboard proposal of what might have been. The video represented Noodles Return and Murdocs redemption for being so mean to 2D. Third it all seems like the whole storyline was cut short for Plastic Beach and the continuing Gorillaz plot line.
Hands down, best song on Plastic Beach. It's dark, melancholic, and the production and vocals are killer. The song flows smoother than craft beer, and the lyrics are a perfect story of an apocalyptic universe.
Beautiful, electronic, sexy, and unique. It's nice that there's no rap in here, it just flows smoothly all the way through. The vocals are amazing, as are the instruments.
Amazing, electro and melodic tune, that just adds to the uniqueness of the lyrics. The video is pretty trippy, but just suits the song perfectly. Best song in Plastic Beach album.
This is possibly one of the most underrated songs to ever be released by any artist. Though the meaning of the lyrics are a debatable mystery, with suggestions ranging from suicide to joy, this song is a slow, dub-influence piece of art with a strong sense of deprive, without having an empty sounding sound. The bass is heavy, the lyrics are good, the instrumental is brilliant and on top of that this is their first single.
Great example of Trip-Hop influence in Gorillaz songs, has a serious tone and great use of the melodica. Simple yet thought and feeling provoking.
This is a very good and underappreciated song by Gorillaz. This should get more attention.
Such an Amazing song live! I wish I could hear more songs like this from them in the future.
19-2000 has a great hip-hop vibe too it. It is one of many great songs by the Gorillaz. It is not in comparison to Clint Eastwood or Feel Good Inc. but is still one of the classic's. This song should be in the Top 10. This song is so creative and has such a great feel good vibe too it. Anyone who likes GorIllaz's will like this song.
One of the most creative songs in existence. "caught gorillaz in a happy mood" this song is part of why the first album is such a masterpiece that stands on it's own in terms of musical genre, song by song, but also has a cohesive sound as an album with it's hip hop beats and bass lines that never seem like they've been done before but still sound familier.
This is the main reason why I started listening to Gorillaz! Someone please tell me why this song is not number one! Awesome song, nice video, 11/10.
Pretty original, I remember hearing this at 5 years old, and rediscovering it a few months back, and still loving it.
This song is so complex, this strictly as an instrumental flows perfect. The vocals give it more meaning though, "When you go back,
All the second selfless days, You're in love with him, I want to see you again, I love you, what are we going to do? " Talking about losing someone or something to someone else, there are many other aspects to this song's lyrics as well, all relating to losing and finding your soul along the way of life.
Every Planet We Reach Is Dead showcases Damon Albarn's pure musical genius. The song is delightfully slick and smooth and combines Albarn's flawless arrangement with percussion and electro. It sounds like it should be used during a striptease on a satellite and is the high point of their finest album.
This song sets gorillaz apart from the rest. Impossible to categorize with a genre because it flawessly executes a number of them. I always knew gorillaz were great but this song proved to me they're one of the greatest.
Easily my favorite track off demon days, I love the subtle string section and the melancholic lyric "I love that girl, but god only knows, it's getting hard, to see the sun, shining through, I love you, but what're we going to do? "
I love, I repeat, LOVE this song. Awesome baseline, cool beat, absolutely visually outstanding video that actually looks better than most real life + CGI films. Definitely one of my favourite songs of all time.
Amazing! It's a very mental song and also very interesting. If you want to understand and feel this son, you just have to be quiet and listen carefully
You can definitely feel the influence of Feel Good Inc. on this track, what with it's melancholy tone and deep bass. By far the best of Plastic Beach!
This Is a cruising song, get your fastest most baddest car and crank up some Gorillaz!
Such a sick song. Definitely my favorite Gorillaz song out there and I've been listening to them since they first were. Original song with a groovy and catchy guitar part. This song really shows who the Gorillaz really are.
This is their best song. So underrated. The vocal is amazing, as well as the bass.
If you haven't had time to discover Gorrilaz yet you'll be forever listening to Feel Good inc and Clint Eastwood, but this is the real deal!
This should be #1, not #21... It is the top of my "Most Played" list. The guitar and timing of the bass drum for emphasis is beautiful. Vocals are very mystical.
Seriously? This isn't is the top 10?! This is one of the best songs that Gorillaz made.
I can listen to this when I'm mad or angry, happy, feel like dancing, cooking or when I'm walking down the street and need to feel cool. When the world ends, this is the song that need to be put on. I will prepare for this day and make sure this will happen. This song is also good for sex.Best gorillaz song ever.
Bells, Epic Morricone-style guitars, Dark postapocalyptic apocalyptic imagery. It's got everything that Gorillaz means to me. Gives me goosebumps and good memories. Feel Good Inc. And this are probably the best tunes to get into Gorillaz.
The lyrics just blow me away on this. One of the Gorillaz more mellow but beautiful songs. I like to listen to it when I'm sad (or any mood, really). Plus groovy music.
So many awesome key-changes, different genres great transitions. Damon Albarn also sounds more enthusiastic in this song than he has in anything else.
There is something about this song that makes me want to cry, laugh and jump at the same time.. It takes control of your body and your mind.
Feel Good Inc. is good but this should be at least 10!
Come on guys... And the remixes of gorillaz songs are sometimes better than the original. :P
This song was made perfectly. Should at least be within the top 10. It has a lovely tune and is enjoyable to sing a long to (as all of Gorillaz songs are) ^. ^ lt has a sound the makes you press the 'repeat' button on iTunes.
Keeps to the original undertones of the gorillaz in an album filled with new.
Andromeda is just one of those songs that gives off good vibes.
Has a very relaxing yet upbeat vibe. And 2D's voice gives off a very attractive air to it here
Unlike other songs, I like the way how this song is more chill.
Is to the gorillaz as mr brownstone is to Guns N' Roses. An awesome underrated song that should have been a hit but wasn't.
Has an unmatched flow that I just can't not bob my head to it when I hear it.
One of the best gorillaz and mf dooms songs. And that's saying something.
This song is worth way more than (atm)25! I mean, seriously, 15 at least! It has such a dark and gloomy feeling with awesome background vocals. What's not to like?
Oh come on man... How could this become lost in the 20++? At least put this song in the top 10.
Just the best... I don't know why this song is not one of the most popular!
This song is SO underrated! Love it!
Beat so catchy that Drake sampled the beginning in Hotline Bling. It's a relaxing song that has a great middle section. All around the best!
Definitely my favourite Gorillaz song. The beat is sick and I could listen to it for hours!
Best gorillaz song by a mile!
Are we the last?
Probably my favourite song ever. Don't know why, just is. It one of the few songs that actually gets better as you listen to it again and again.
Soft vocals of Damn Albarn and Lou Reed just work magically! One of the most splendid listens!
It's my 9th favorite gorillaz song!
What?! Why is it here? It should be higher in the ranking. One of my favourite Gorillaz songs!
Amazing Song! Please listen to it, you guys are missing out on some of the best
One of the best of trip-hop.
Deserves a higher rating... :/
Couldn't pick a better 3 collaborators in one song, blew me away first time I heard it and has to be the best Gorillaz song and by far my favorite song of 2012. (I mean the 13 minute version! ).
Underrated. One of the best collaborations ever. Three incredibly distinct artists coming together to make something extremely beautiful in its rawness.
If we count this as a Gorillaz Song then it's one of the best.
Weird video love 2D!
This is a very beautiful song and is one of the more somber moments from Plastic Beach and Gorillaz in general.
Real deep, the lyrics float out into space...
How is this not higher?!