Best Matchbox 20 Songs

The Top Ten

1 Unwell Unwell

Dude this song is number 1, no argument!

This is my favorite song I love it to death no I love it beyond death it's meaning is so true that everyone is screwed up in some way shape or form, they were at one point the number one band in the country I will always believe that they are better than maroon 5 because no one but matchbox twenty can put a bango on a song and get a top five hit long live matchbox twenty

The song that first made me fall in love with matchbox twenty


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2 If You're Gone If You're Gone

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

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

My favorite Matchbox 20 song ever. The softer style of this song suits them, but the way Rob still inflects power in some of the lyrics is stunning.

The GREATEST Song ever. Long Live Matchbox 20.

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3 How Far We've Come 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.

Should be #1! Love it either way :D

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4 Back 2 Good 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.

"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.

Not number eight number two! This song is so real that its physically impossible for it to be an eight

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5 3 AM 3 AM

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.

This ia such a great song with awesome guitar sounds. Stirs my soul with memories.

Definitely my fave!

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6 Bent Bent

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

A great song what else to say.

This is an anthem song of the times..

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7 Bright Lights 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...

So many great verses and lyrics. Best song by them

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8 Push 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.

This one should be number one, hands down, no argument, no doubt
Anyone who thinks otherwise is blind
Look how long this song was at number one
This is number one the best by far

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9 She's So Mean 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

I love this song so much! It puts me in a great mood. & it brings back lots of good memories.. Great song!

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10 Long Day 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.

This is my favorite song It's All About Me

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The Newcomers

? Mad Season Mad Season

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

Please vote it is the best

That low? Top 2 I think along with disease acoustic

I thought this one was the best...

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? Girl Like That Girl Like That

The Contenders

11 Real World Real World

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

"I wonder what it's like to be a super hero" with this song matchbox 20 is a group of heroes.

No words to compare this song with other.

This ones my favorite

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12 These Hard Times 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..!

13 Kody Kody

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

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

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

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14 Disease 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"

15 The Difference 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.

16 Hand Me Down Hand Me Down

Probably the most beautiful song ever!

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

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17 All Your Reasons All Your Reasons

This should be in at least 10th place

18 Overjoyed 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!

Come on. How is this not in the top 10

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19 Busted Busted

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

20 Downfall 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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List StatsUpdated 25 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes (12)

1. Unwell
2. Bright Lights
3. 3 AM
1. Unwell
2. If You're Gone
3. Bright Lights
1. Kody
2. Back 2 Good
3. Unwell

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