Best Jimmy Eat World Songs

The Top Ten

1 The Middle

There was a time in the early part of the 2000s (2001) where so many good rock songs came out. And this song is one of them. - BKAllmighty

First song I heard by them and had it memorized before I even knew the name of the band. Awesome

I bet most people picked this just because they know it there are better jimmy eat world songs I know because I am a huge fan and even they said it in a interview that they thought that this song was not as good as other (most) jimmy eat world songs

This song has helped out so many people with their own problems, and it's catchy, the vocals are amazing, the guitar and solo are epic, and it's upbeat and will sure leave you listening for the entire song. One of the greatest pop punk songs of all time.

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2 23

This song is for reals one of the most emotional, deep, and moving thing I've ever heard. You don't listen to this song, you experience this work of art.

No other song on this list can match the indescribable beauty of this song. Give it a listen and it might change your life...

In my opinion the best song ever! The amazing layer-upon-layer intro, the superbly heartfelt, beautiful lyrics, I cannot really describe how much I love this song! I remember listening to it just before my 23rd birthday and was a special moment for me!

This is the best song ever. It speaks to you, it’s both a happy and sad song.

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3 Bleed American

Their most badass song.

Brilliant song and even better album one of the only albums I can listen to all the way through without skipping a track.

This song is what got me into Jimmy Eat World. If only all of their songs were like this.

"I'm not crazy because I take the right pills
everyday"

I love this song, brings back nostalgia. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

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4 Kill

Great melody and awesome lyrics. For me "You kill me, you build me up but just to watch me break" is one of the best song lines I've ever heard. In my opinion their best song!

How is this not in the top ten, let alone top 5.

It is such a moving song.

One of their first songs I ever heard and I have to admit: I fell in love with their music...

If you've lived 20 years on this planet and aren't moved by this song, you may not be human.

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5 Pain

I'm baffled this is not at least top three this song flows so well

This song hooks just anyone up aka this song rocks! It does take my pain away!

This beats The middle! Pain always gets me in a good mood, just because it is so upbeat. Not to mention the cool 2nd verse. It takes my pain away!

My first song I've listened by them - I remember the times playing Midnight Club 3 on Ps2 and always playing this song lol
But yea, this, 23, and The Middle should definitely be Top 3

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6 Sweetness

Awesome song, very different from their usual songs and just great drums guitar and lush vocals!

I don't listen to Jimmy Eat World much anymore but this song still plays in my head every now and then. One of the most memorable songs of my childhood too

This is the song that got me listening to Jimmy Eat World!

Dynamic track. I remember it from the video game nhl 2003

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7 A Praise Chorus

A seemingly simple song packing a fitting sentiment about the power of music. An all time favourite. Seeing Jew play it at a festival, squeezed right up the front, sun setting peach & purple, looking up at the sky shouting 'I wanna always feel like part of this was mine' was one of the most perfect moments of my life. Still gives me chills. Praise chorus indeed!

The first song I ever listened to by them. Absolutely amazing, and the best song I've heard by them. Sweetness comes in a close second, but this song really is just absolutely fantastic. 10 out of 10 recommend.

It's sad to see how little recognition this song gets, this is an excellent song. Give it a try. Top 3 for me.

8 Hear You Me

A beautiful beautiful song. Really touches my heart every time I hear it. Jimmy Eat World has sung such a emotional and breathtaking song. I am very young but I am very fortunate I got to hear it.

Amazing song... I first heard it in the movie "The Butterfly Effect" and was instantly addicted to it... If you haven't heard of it yet then go and listen!

This song is so emotional! I know it's not for everybody but if you ever feel sad type it into YouTube!

I cried during this, very emotional song and definitely their best

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9 For Me This is Heaven

"For Me This is Heaven" sets Jimmy Eat World's most common tone through their entire existence since 99's Clarity album. Lyrically, the band is immaculate, with this song serving as a prime and pioneering example with lines like "The first star I see may not be a star" (see Konstantine by Something Corporate), and "Do you still feel the butterflies? Can you still hear the last goodbyes? ".

10 Work

This is a very, very nice song..
I really love it!
This guys really rock... They are one of the best emo band in the world...
And for me, this song proves it..

This and "Kill" are two of most well-formed pop songs I've ever heard, and they're back to back on the album. Talk about a double-header.

The Contenders

11 Get It Faster

Should definitely be higher!

Get it faster is my favorite song by the band, however I'm a little sad that nothing from clarity made top ten.

12 Just Tonight

Easily their best song along with bleed American, the lyrics of this song are about sex

13 Lucky Denver Mint

The only option from clarity on this list! That's truly shameful, Jimmy Eat Worlds best album and easily one of the most inspirational albums of all time!

This should be top 2 between it and 23.

14 My Best Theory

Great song.. Their first song that I heard and fell in love as soon as I heard it.. And its one of their best to.. I think it deserves to be in top 3..

All the rock songs type should be:
1-Pain
2-My Best Theory
3-Just Tonight

15 Nothing Wrong

This is such an underrated song. It's got so much energy and emotion. - stefancole

16 Invented

I think Invented is better than 23. But that's my opinion at least

17 Closer
18 Disintegration

Unfortunately, this song never got the attention or recognition it deserved. Dark, deeply melodic, haunting and epic, this song should easily be in the top ten.

The layers of sound in the song are so amazing, and depressing tone of the song make it reminiscent of static prevails, almost even sounding like something Trent Reznor produced.

How is this not in the top 5, the music is great the chorus is great and of course the lyrics is the best part

19 Polaris

This song should definitely be at least under the top 10! It's such a amazing song. "I feel that when I'm old, I'll look at you and know: The world was beautiful." Please listen to this song, you won't regret it, I swear!

Amazing song but even more amazing in how the hell it isn't in the countdown

One of their beautiful ones. It deserves to be at least in the Top10. It has that magic sound that envolves other Futures's themes like Kill or 23. Trust me, Polaris deserves from your time those almost 5 minutes that it lasts

'man.. Why this song ain't in top 10.. ?

20 If You Don't, Don't

Always makes me happy

21 Claire

This is my second favorite song by them, second only to Clarity. So beautiful.

22 Last Christmas
23 Appreciation
24 Big Casino

The raw energy of this song makes it the third in a row for perfect energetic openers of a Jew album (after Bleed American and Futures).

Amazing song, good sound by band and amazing vocals. Jimmy eat world never fail to impress.

25 Always Be

I for sure thought this would be first on the list. This song was the second song I heard by Jimmy Eat World, the first being The Middle. This is the one that got me into the band! Its absolutely incredible.

26 Futures

A song with a serious case of underrated

Should be #1. Heavy, melodic, and a great riff... what more can you ask for...

27 Here It Goes
28 Night Drive

Dark, sexy, with a building sense of urgency. 'Now's the right time for a good song. Get something to say what I can't' is one of my favorite Jew lyrics. Killer song, killer album.

The most beutiful songs that ever exist in this world are not in this list... Night drive and polaris are suprime

29 Dizzy

This song kills me. Raw and honest, what Jimmy Eat World does best. The lyrics are so heartfelt. "...and shame never crept close to our naked feet." Brilliant.

30 Higher Devotion
31 My Sundown

This song would be higher if it was a radio release! Anyone who owns this album will know the beauty of this song. "Hear You Me" is a close second in my opinion.

Anyone know any other songs like this? Good song, good meaning, how is it not higher up? Like number 5/6?

This should be higher up! This song changed my life.. Like 23..

How is this song not higher up?!

32 Goodbye Sky Harbor

I don't understand why this is all the way down here. It seems like most people haven't listened to their albums before Bleed American. Goodbye Sky Harbor is their best song, if not one of the best songs ever.

Probably their greatest song. It made me cry, when I saw it live.

The stairway to heaven of the 90's

33 Let It Happen

This may be my favorite song of all time. It may be lesser known, but it is incredible and deserves a listen from everyone!

This should be in the top ten. Very catchy and one of the best songs by them. I listen to it 24/7

34 Blister
35 Coffee and Cigarettes
36 The World You Love

Seriously underrated song, deserves way more credit. One of the best on futures

How was this not on the list! Easily top ten.

This is 36? WHAT? in my opinion, this is their best song. listen to the demo version too

37 I Will Steal You Back

Needs to be ranked higher. All I can say.

I'm shocked to see this so low, the only possible explanation is that not enough people have listed to it.
Give it a listen, I Will Steal You Back is seriously underrated.

38 The Authority Song

This song should be in top 10. So underrated.

39 Be Sensible

B-Side from Chase This Light Shouldve been a single

40 Firefight
41 Your House
42 A Sunday
43 Get Right

Amazing new Jimmy Eat World single.

44 Chase This Light

This song should be at least in the Top 10 Jimmy Eat World list. It made me love the band. Great musical dynamics and poetic lyrics.

45 Clarity
46 Cautioners
47 The Most Beautiful Things

Beautiful song from the deluxe edition of "Bleed American". It rocks just as heavily as some of the singles from Bleed American, but also adds a touch more of heartbreak and beauty. The bells help to make this song almost as perfect as some of your other favorite songs.

48 Carry You
49 No, Never
50 Damage

The placement of this song must be because it's new compared to the top ten which are indisputable classics. For me, this is even better than The Middle.

I am absolutely amazed I had to put this song on the list! How is this not top 10 at least?!?!

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1. Kill
2. Sweetness
3. Invented
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1. Nothing Wrong
2. Get It Faster
3. Bleed American
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1. For Me This is Heaven
2. Closer
3. If You Don't, Don't
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