Best Kings of Leon Songs


The Top Ten

1 Use Somebody

I listen to this song everyday. Makes me want to hold her tight, never let her go. I can't believe that I let her go in the first time. I wish I could dedicate song to her. This one is for you Charlize. Your smile still haunts me.

A truly amazing song, the vocals are simply divine

I start my day wit this song! An absolute treat to listen to! I just can't stop explorin more songs f KOL!


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2 Sex on Fire

The best song as for myself even above Use Somebody

I love everything about this song. I love the music, I love the lyrics, I love the vocals, I love the instruments, I love the followill brothers, it really reaches trough your soul. < 3 the song is fabulous. ;* really, really awesome. I could listen to it all day, all night.

love it... best song I've ever heard *_____* Maybe there are other good songs too, like Use somebody or pyro but this is the most beautiful and emotional song I've ever listend to. I mean I don't totally understand what they're tryin' to say but...

The best, of course!

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3 Closer

By far the best song, sends shivers down my spine, especially the delayed guitar riff at the start, beautiful song! much prefer this sort of stuff than their newer stuff (which I'm not a massive fan of)

This is a hidden gem from Only By The Night and was the first track on that great album too. Should be in the top 5 at least! Get voting!

the lyrics and this song song riff manage to break my heart! By far I believe this is their best song! more than Use somebody this song have more soul!

Best song every

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4 Pyro

Pyro is really awesome song from K.O.L., and it hurts to see such amazing song below 5.
Just feel it! ''watch her roll, can you feel it'' ;)
Awesome song guys and gals!

SO GOD. Can't believe it is ranked this low. Really LAME. Should DEFINITELY be in the top 3, it never gets old, and its really relaxing and chilling. GREAT song.

One hell of a song! Feel the vibe which comes with it...
They play better and better with time. New song is best of rest xD

How this is not in top 3 is beyond me

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5 Knocked Up

My all time favorite song. The song has a great story, the vocals are great, and the drums are right on beat through the whole song. - Bman23

I can listen to this song on repeat for hours. The guitar riffs are so haunting and moving. Anytime I'm feeling like hell I put this on and instantly feel more at peace. I first heard it during a rough time in my life and it kept me going.

That 3-Note Harmonic Riff Is So Mind-Numbingly Brilliant... And Also... Salty Leaf... Gotta Love Milk As Well - StevenSerrao2580

Amazing song

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6 Fans

The best! I can listen to it every day, whole day! I'm just sad cause this song doesn't have an official video, it would be awesome

This was the first song I ever heard of them and I've loved it ever since, it is really catchy and has a great beat. You can listen to this song over and over and it will never get old! Definitely deserves to be in the top 10!

Absolutely love this song! The sound, the lyrics, everything is perfect. Classic KOL sound that we all know and love with a catchy beat and mesmorising, awe-striking guitar skills. And not to mention Caleb's beautiful voice, those high notes just turn my legs to jelly and raise the hairs on the back of my neck. Such a powerful and completely brilliant song. Definitely deserves a higher ranking.

The ting goesss skraah

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7 The Bucket

It was really difficult to choose (and this isn't probably my favorite) but I voted this because it is the highest song of the first two albums in this list and I really can't stand the fact that the top ten is formed mostly by "only by the night" songs just because it's the most popular album... please listen to the others which are so much better!

Incredible song from their best album. Really simple but effective guitar and rhythm!

Raw rock, kol at their peak. This album was in my opinion when the band found their signature sound

Way better than Use somebody and Sex on fire

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8 On Call

the bass in this song is amazing, the lyrics are powerfull and to be honest the song is just an anthym, I've never heard another song like if, not mentioned here is slow night, so long my favourate x

I don't quite understand how Radioactive and Fans can be ahead of this song... have you listened to the bass?

amazing song.
gives me chills every time I hear it.
I can hear it all day long and never get tired of it!

Just lay on bed ( with someone special) and listen to that the is in the air

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9 Radioactive

Hands down the best song Kings of Leon has to offer. Its got a fantastic riff to it that just makes you want to hear it again and again!

this song made me want to listen to kol more..

This song is by far my favourite, so powerful, fifth?! Come on guys!

Why is this song not 1st

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10 Notion

I totally agree, this is much more powerful than Use Somebody and the riffs Rock too!

A lot of soul, not nearly as winey as their other songs. It's much more powerful.

Musically - none of the others compare to this one.
It is not only memorable - but also has a melody line that can be hummed easily and/or sung.

Best Song by Kings of Leon by far. Not cheesy like Use Somebody. It has a good flow to it that makes you want to just play it on repeat for hours. Only Closer comes close for me. But what do I know.

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The Contenders

11 Cold Desert

Ahh, this one hurts your insides so bad, it's like a weight in your stomach. I'm talking about aching beauty! And bass.

This song is just great and should at least be top ten; it's from like their best album ever so if not top ten it should at least be 11th maybe 12th.

Cold Desert is a really meaningful song it makes my heart tingle and gives me chills to listen too in my option its probably #3 it rally is a song that caleb says he enjoys listening too and that says a lot

This should be in top 5

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12 Manhattan

when it starts I just get chills all over my body, sadly that when I saw them last month they didn't performed it, the lyrics, the melody everything is fantastic, hope there are others that enjoy it as I do.

This is easily KOL's best song. I think it's the greatest song ever written. It's about friends who love one another getting togeter and just enjoying life out in the Oklahoma woods. The "I like to dance all night, and summons the day" lyric says it all: Take on the day, and then live it up at night. When I'm having a stressful day I listen to this song and it puts me in the woods with my best friends, without a care in the world.

I Don't know why is this one at 26 should be at top ten Has a good feel to it

Why is this no hit?

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13 Slow Night, So Long

catchy and honestly "Use somebody" has nothing on this song. Only new k. o. l like the new material so much that they claim it's the best. Come on. seriously. - carlacastro

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14 Charmer

Really dark and ear-catching song (if that's even a real phrase) bass and guitar work really well together

This is what I call Rock! This song makes me scream

Amazing song, that scream is awesome!

Absolutely GREAT! Love the screams!

15 Revelry

there is something about this song which feels divine

There's something haunting about this song... It really makes me think of an old love that didn't work out and how difficult it is to find that.

I love a song that can bring back emotions that you felf when you first heard it... even it is bitterness, cause it reminds you of a girl you loved that broke up with you via text message. - Cuthbertson7467

This song lyrics hit home

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16 Crawl

The guitars alone make this a top 5

Mann this is at 17! Top 5 catchiest songs of all times.. For me..

Deserves to be much higher- my first kings of leon song

Classic guitar solo and so underrated should be at #6.

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17 Be Somebody

AWESOME! Best all round song the boys have ever done! Every part of this song... The pitch harmonics by Matthew, the excellent drum beats by Nathan and the bassline and vocals make an amazing atmosphere.
VOTE NOW for Be Somebody!

This is my get amped for games song. It just absolutely tells a story like the one of a an athlete that needs to prove themselves to get to the next level. On a more musical note, great guitar riffs and drums throughout the song is in my top three with Notion, and Closer. In the Night is a Solid Gold album that I will remember for a long time.

It should be at #7. really amazing song

Amazing song and think its underrated considering how amazing it is. honestly love this song!

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18 Soft

To be honest they have too many great songs but I live this song, reminds me a little of what vampire weekend does. Nonetheless I put this in a mix for my friends Christmas present

19 Red Morning Light

First song I heard from them and still my favorite... back in 2004 when it was the intro for fifa 04 lol... - thatguyalex

Great guitar and lyrics. Should be top 20. So should Genius.

This is KOL at their rugged best before they sold out to the pop world

Very funny song, rackabily, you can´┐Ż't be on bad mood whit this tune.

20 California Waiting

How is this not in the top ten? THis is the best kings of leon song. Period. Most underrated song in the history of music. Hidden gem from their debut album.

As the others have mentioned, this song's highly underrated.

I really like this song. This song must be one of the top ten

I loved this song at second 1. Found out later there was another version and THEY'RE BOTH AMAZEBALLS! It's really underrated and should definitely be on the top10.

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21 Mary

This is personally my favorite kings of leon song. Best guitar solo by mathew.

Great love story... great meanings, peacefull.
This songs reminds me a teenage true love. Just great!

22 Ragoo

The fact that this song is barely top 30 is mind blowing. Easily one of their best songs and better than their mainstream hits that shouldn't be in the top 10

Their best song, hands down

So much insight from a young KOL.

23 I Want You

Best song I know. The beat is so awesome and I just adore the guitar here. And bass. And basically everything about this song. The lyrics are so great and always remind me of the person I love. I would make love to this song.

What the hell?! I was just skimming through the list and see 'I want you' at 34! It is by far the best kings of Leon song! Just because its not mainstream

This song is awesome! Not their best, but has a great feel to it!

The bass is incredibly simplistic, I could play it within 24 hours of owning a bass, yet its very memorable and sounds great. The guitr is so emotive its Amazing, the lyrics are great and are sang beautfully,this is a personal opinion as their best though, I still like the bucket, revelry,notion etc just as much.

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24 Black Thumbnail

WHOA HOLD ON PEOPLE. This is an awesome. The lyrics are notoriously genius and the song deserves much more than no 15.

25 Four Kicks

This song should be in the top 10 its awesome and very good vote for it because I've go bored of sex on fire and use somebody.

Wow can't believe that all the classics are this far down four kicks is amazing

How is this song not their best song?

26 Back Down South

Best song from Come Around Sundown. - Bman23

Felt like this song brought me to the south, and I experienced everything they've been through. Defiantly a 10!

By far the best song! cannot believe it is not top 10!

Excelent Song, the best of KOL

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27 Molly's Chambers

Come on it can't be 28th! Really epic!

This list is a joke. There older stuff was better. This is an absolute classic!

Its a disgrace that this song is so low.

Wow. just WOW.

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28 Pickup Truck

To me the best song they have because its so catchy and the music is super soulful. It makes me dream. Absolutely loving it. Download it now.

Just a masterpiece, the last minute of it is just astonishing! Should definitely be in the top 5 if not first!

Just awesome the vocals are crazy catchy beat just what the kings should like

Amazing song evokes so much emotion

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29 Supersoaker

This song is just incredible..the fun drums and guitar deserves to be in the top ten!

Needs to be way higher. Easily one of their best songs. Best chorus by far

Best from last album and probably their best song, deserves more votes!

Extremely catchy and on repeat already 100 times, never gets boring.

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30 King of the Rodeo

Best chorus I think I have ever heard. I play this song all the time and I just don't get bored of it. Please for this song because it is an amazing piece of songwriting and it's incredibly catchy. Good work guys!

Song's got a sizzle about it. More of a country rock song. The first time I listened to this song I was like man I should have it. The song's a must have for all kol fans.

Great track love the sound not a country fan but think this is great.

Its something entirely different and new

31 Arizona

Typically Sex on Fire and Use Somebody are the top 2. With the people voting not delving further than Only By The Night. This track is my favourite due to its beautiful guitar riff and Caleb's vocal ability to completely relax. Extremely underrated track.

Amazing song, tells such a story in so few words. The rhythm of the guitar and the constant continuous best of the drum is sublime. Caleb's voice is haunting and enthralling, and sends a shiver down my spine (In a good way)

This song should DEFINITELY be way higher. I can listen to this song on repeat all day, everyday. It's so hauntingly beautiful and you can tell that it has a true meaning. You can hear the soul in Caleb's voice when he's telling this story

I still don't get why this song is so down in the list. One of the best songs in the best album they have

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32 The End

This song is amazing and the lyrics are so meaningful. Such an amazing song. I don't know why it isn't higher on the list.

Great song from Come Around Sundown. - Bman23

What! This song deserves the top spot, this was written by God. Love it!

How is it in this position... it should be in the top 10 people...

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33 Wait for Me

I can't believe it isn't higher up! Seriously one of the most comforting and soothing songs out there, hits straight home for me!

First time I heard this song I literally replayed in silence in my room 7 times. Unbelievable

One of the bests :')

Come on what's this doing so low?!

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34 Holy Roller Novocaine

This list is just travesty.

35 Birthday

God I love this song! The chorus is simply perfect and the guitar is great!

36 True Love Way

I do not listen to Kings of Leon very often, BUT of the 3 songs that I do know by them, this song is their best one. So poetic.

The shi cray. True Love Way is poetic. Once you really listen to what Caleb is saying, you'll be swayed.

My fave in my opinion

Just a deadset lyrical masterpiece

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37 The Face

"bury yourself away, the one and only face" this line just summons how awesome is the lyrics of this song.

Wow can't believe this isn't higher

Pure emotion, beauty, and elegance to this lonely song. The kings have put a perfect southern romance touch like no other kol song iv'e heard! Caleb brings everything he has in this heart-wrenching song. You had me holding on another time and place. "Ride out the wave"

Pure emotion, beauty, and elegance to this lonely song. The kings have put a perfect southern romance touch like no other kol song iv'e heard! Caleb brings everything he has in this heart-wrenching song. "Ride out the wave"

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38 The Runner

I talked to jessuss

39 Milk

What is wrong with you people? LISTEN TO THIS! If you like K.O.L. the There is no way that you wont not like this song. ONE OF THE TOP 5 SONGS BY KINGS OF LEON. Absolutely brilliant! Please take two minutes to download this songs! Please! Its THAT good.

Now seeing one of the classics in this position got me thinking if this people are normal!

Great song, should be top 5 easily better than sex is on fire.

Best song KOL has made (period)

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40 Beautiful War

Top 15 song amazing song so underrated too

Amazing song. Their best after pyro.

This one is really calm, but awesome!

R u kidding'! Love this song! Second favorite kol song.

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41 Taper Jean Girl

I think the best song from their best album... Although the teasers from Mechanical Bull are amazing so maybe...

This is probably the biggest hit when Kings of Leon was more of a southern band. - Bman23

Disappointed that this isn't at least number 10

42 17

The bass in the verse makes the whole song amazing and the lyrics are very cool too.

This is one of the sexiest songs of KOL.. especially the way he says, "...oh she is only seventeen"!

1 word - Amazing
If you haven't already, you should listen to it!

Favorite kol song K.

43 The Immortals

Come on guys, this song must be at least in the first 10, just listen to it, you will fall in love with this song.

Love this song. Usually on repeat

This is the best chorus they have written... Vote this higher people!

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44 Beach Side

This is the most bogus list I have ever seen. First of all, the top 10 sucks. The two biggest radio hits are at the top... What a surprise. Kings of Leon is a great band. They have had a lot of commercial success in the United States just in their last two albums. Their earlier stuff is a lot different but better. Although, all things considered, Beach Side is the greatest KOL song around.

KOL has two different sounds; before only by the night and after only by the night. Both sounds are excellent in my opinion. It depends on what you are in the mood for. Of all the songs on all the albums, beach side is the best.

45 McFearless
46 Trani

Trani at Bonnaroo 2004, was KOL's best ever performance, and this song truly is unbelievable, way way way better than sex on fire and use somebody. If you want Kings of Leon this is the song and Where Nobody Knows

She don't get off unless somebody is standing near hear... Oscillating on the ground throwing white noise sound.

Won't get any better than this

This is easily KOLs best song. It should be number one.

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47 Comeback Story

And this should be about #8 on my list

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48 Razz
49 Talihina Sky

Youth and Young Manhood is an album that really shows their roots. I personally would put it in top four with closer, notion, and be somebody. It personifies who Kings of Leon were before they moved to Memphis and some may say that the move helped their careers. But as a fan from the moment their first album came out. I would've been fine with this band putting up these songs all of these years.

My favourite Kings Of Leon song by far! Many new fans haven't heard it because it's almost hidden on "Youth & Young Manhood" after "Holy Roller Novocaine".
For me, it sums up everything I feel about my hometown, the love/hate relationship where you still have some loyalty for the place you grew up but it hasn't given you anything. - AisPower

This song is real! From before they we're famous rockstars. You can hear the desperation to get out of a certain place, this song is a must have on your drunk-playlist on Itunes, just sip a whiskey and get carried away by this song..

It screams wanting to get away, but not sure if one ever would.

50 No Money

I really can't believe why is this song no.46, I mean come on guys its really amazing though its just 3 minutes I really wish if it could never end.

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