Best Matchbox 20 Songs

The Top Ten

1 Unwell

Dude this song is number 1, no argument!

Just a great song, I think everyone might be able to relate to.


That's their best song of all time. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

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2 If You're Gone

Great song. The best ever.

This song is just awesome, and it really makes you think. Well it makes me think.

Reminiscent of what life is

This is such a great song. It really makes you think. The video is good too. It makes you think about life.

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3 3 AM

Oh my goodness, this is the most unique and lovely song ever

Amazing! especially the piano version

This is such a good song. I like the way it starts out. I saw them in concert a couple of months ago and right before they played tis song they put clock counting from 2:55 till 3am and then they started playing it. Matchbox 20 has become my favorite band even though I'm only 14. You can't even compare them to one direction.

Not even close

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4 How Far We've Come

This song is amazing. It is simply the best song I have ever heard. It is easily the best of Matchbox Twenty's songs- this song has amazing lyrics, an amazing tune, and it's just stunning. Even though it's pretty high up on the list, I still can't believe that this is anything less than number one. It is such an upbeat and inspiring song, and the first time I heard it, I couldn't decide whether I should cry, scream, or laugh. I know it may seem like this comment might be too long or maybe "overly exaggerated", but this doesn't even begin to express the greatness if this song. Seriously. It is stunning and should be number one, no question about it.

Motivational and so true.

Just like unwell, How Far We've Come is one of those matchbox twenty songs that doesn't quite sound like their normal sound. When Matchbox Twenty expands on their normal sound, we get great songs like this. Plus, the lyrics send a real message about American society.

Uplifting, brilliant, amazing vocals.
This is definitely the best matchbox20 song ever.

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5 Push

It's a hard tie personally between this and "If You're Gone" since I grew up with them, but I remember actually being on the verge of tears to this song at how much I could relate and how much emotion Rob Thomas put into this. Truly stellar song.

I grew up learning that you can only take so much. That is what this song says to me. Sometimes you want to push someone around because of how much they take advantage of U.Sometimes you just have enough. Everyone reaches a breaking point.

Easily their best song. Brilliant vocals and deep lyrics. Their single most recognizable piece.

I am listening to this now! The acoustic version is beautiful! It will make you cry! I got it years ago as an import from an album shop. The guy use to order me all the singles! Sadly they were all stolen :(

The words cut deep!

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6 Back 2 Good

This is my favorite matchbox 20 song... I know all of their first 3 cd's like the back of my hand and this is my clear favorite.

Simply beautiful! The lyrics make your laugh and feel like crying because it's so real!

"It's such a beautiful, emotional song. The music, the lyrics, and the way it's sung all together make this one of those songs that grabs you and never ever lets go."

True lyrics and so much great emotion! This entire album is brilliant but this song gets me every time.

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7 Bright Lights

Best Matchbox 20 song. Was at a Rob Thomas concert recently and he said it is probably his favorite. The arrangement is pure genius and Thomas' lyrics are strong as usual.

Matchbox 20 has always been my favorite band since I was little. This was the first music my dad would play for me in the car when driving me to school. I love every song on this list, but Bright Lights is the No. 1 spot in my heart. I could listen to it on repeat forever.

So much raw emotion in this song. Especially when it talks about "For God Sakes turn around" so powerful...

This song is so emotionally provoking, I want to laugh and cry and hug someone all at the same time-so relatable. I also love when he says "God sakes turn around! "

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8 Bent

This was their only number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, should be higher.

This should be at number 2. - NickelodeonYesAddminNo

I think this song is awesome, simply cause it is! Car crashes, fast wind, wallet stealing, Can't get enough...

Great intro and all around great song

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9 She's So Mean


Awesome song with awesome beat with awesome girl with awesome theme with awesome anything...

It's impossible to listen to this song without smiling. It's just amazing and has a great beat and the vocals are fantastic.

This song is so catchy and is not one that you can get sick of quickly, great verses, great chorus, great music, love it

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10 Long Day

I'm such a huge matchbox twenty fan I know every single one of their songs by heart but this one is definitely my favorite. It's just the emotion in his voice and the music that really can make you smile and laugh out loud. I just love this song so much and I listen to it everyday!

When I'm in the car, I put on a full matchbox 20 playlist and just listen to it over and over again. Matchbox 20 is the best and this song is definitely one of my favorites.

If I could choose one song to listen to on a long road trip, it would be this one. Classic.

Best is unwell but this should be top 5. Great song with a lot of passion, not unusual for this awesome band

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The Contenders

11 Real World

Not even top 10?! Preposterous! The song hooks you in the second that intro riff starts

Just such a fun song to listen to

Fun Song

Love the lyrics from this song and also the guitars make me feel comfortable

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12 Kody

Most under-rated song I have heard. Obsessed with this song!

This is one of the best songs of Matchbox 20's

Happy and sad at the same time. I just can't stop listening to it.

U kick asd

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13 Hand Me Down


Probably the most beautiful song ever!

This is a good song

Great Song! Definitely the most underrated Machbox 20 song of all-time! My personal favorite

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14 Disease

Catchy defines. Really gr8 song. Actually, the whole album is amazing, the vocals are amazing and so does the guitar.

Guys mick jagger wrote it and it was preformed to perfection.

Great catchy song, could listen to it on repeat for hours

"you taste like honey, honey, tell me can I be your honey"

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15 Overjoyed

I really like this song. It's not on the radio too often. But I have it on my playlist. I saw the video. I saw matchbox 20 live in concert two weeks ago. They didn't play this song. It's still a very good song.

This is a cute song, I wish there would be someone who sing it for me :')

This is a sweet song! Should be on the top ten!

Definitely one of the best songs, I think is not on top ten because is new

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16 All Your Reasons

This should be in at least 10th place

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17 Last Beautiful Girl

I loved this song! Should be higher on the list!

Needs to be higher up for sure

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18 Downfall

I could make an argument for just about any song on this list. For me though Downfall is my all-time favorite. I hear so many influences in the music and love the arrangements. When the backup choir kicks in a whole range of emotions just well up from deep within, it reminds me a little of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" and just like it this song I believe withstands the test of time and had it not been for the lack of airplay could have had the same success as Unwell & Bright Lights.

I've listened to Matchbox Twenty since I was a little kid, and I have bought and listened to each and every one of their songs (and Rt's solo albums too). Therefore I have so many that ring true for me, but the way this one hits me with the message, the choir, everything blended together, I can't help but tear up when hearing it!

I play this a lot when I'm on the road and sing along loud. One of their best. Shame it didn't reach higher on the charts and got better airplay.

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19 These Hard Times

This song really shows how this world can be so mean and it helps a lot with that. All we need is some relief and this song brings it.

Top of the list track and all time favorite track please keep voting

This song should be first on the list... Such a beutiful and relaxing song... The first song of matchbox twenty I've heard..!

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21 Soul

Great unknown song to many matchbox fans... One of my favorites

How is this song not on the Top 10? This is BY FAR one of the best songs Matchbox has!

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22 Argue

All these feelings, they cloud up my reasoning...amen to that

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23 The Difference

Can't believe nobody thought of this song amongst mbt's best... It's simply beautiful... No other way to say it. Give it a try and I guarantee you'll put it on repeat in your playlist.

Just another one of their underrated great songs

Beautiful song and hidden gem to close a spectacular cd.

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24 Mad Season

Lyrically, this is wonderful. The accompanying instruments makes this song feel like it can go along with those times whenever we were unsure about our direction in life.

I adore the chorus part of this song and the lyrics are great too

I thought this one was the best...

Please vote it is the best

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26 Our Song

I really like this song. It sounds pretty good live. I saw them in concert last week and they played this song. It's their most recent singles.

Literally my favorite song

I can�'t understand how this song is so down! Is a great song!

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27 Hang

Sounds like he's singing from the heart. And its not the typical mainstream pop sounding stuff. My favorite for sure

Amazing song, under rated in my opinion, slower than most

Best song hands down!

Great ballad with meaningful lyrics. Surprisingly catchy too

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28 Sleeping at the Wheel

Awesome song... Just rocks on as time goes by.

I really adore this song!

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31 Parade

Best song on their newest album, by far.

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32 Rest Stop

Awesome song with really catchy lyrics and tune... Anyone who has been dumped without a rhyme or reason by a person they were in a serious relationship with should be able relate to this song

It's just a top song. Reminds me of teen angst

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33 Bed of Lies

Heard this song from my neighbours backyard at 2am, so worth it

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34 You Won't Be Mine

One of my all time favorite songs, it's really good and has a little surprise for you if you listen to it through the two minutes of silence. It's almost like he's happy for her and sad at the same time it is perfect for describing a relationship that didn't end great.

A great ending to the second album. I love the piano outdo, so simple yet hauntingly sad.

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37 Busted

I work with people fighting addiction, and this song really rings of struggle and pain. I love the imagery, the lyrics, the riffs, the tempo - amazing song!

This is by far their most underrated song and also they’re grungiest. This song is awesome and sounds like Pearl Jam

This song should be in the top ten. The lyrics are powerful, the music is unique and the song paints a picture in your head. - jMag220

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38 Shame

What the Hell. This song isn't even on the list? This one should be in the top tens if not number one, right next to Push

Absolutely one of their best. This song should be in the top tens, right next to Push

Great Song. Can't believe it hasn't been mentioned.

Best matchbox twenty song ever

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39 So Sad, So Lonely

Great song, fantastic beat.

This song's depressing.

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42 English Town

Loved it since I heard it from the live performance from their Australian Tour

The song begins with an ominous tone, but teaches the lesson that things will get better.

All their songs rock in my opinion. - Mitchoo22

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44 Could I Be You

I think that this deserves to be on the list. Such emotion, love it.

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47 I Will

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Unwell
2. Bright Lights
3. 3 AM
1. Unwell
2. If You're Gone
3. Bright Lights
1. 3 AM
2. Hang
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