Best Mayday Parade Songs

The Top Ten

1 Terrible Things

Every time I listen to this song, I cry. I've never heard a more tear-jerking song in my life. This should be number one in my opinion, definitely. It's absolutely adorable.

Possibly the saddest and most emotional song they've sung or anyone has. So much raw emotion. Should be at least top 10.

First song that I've ever heard that made me cry the first time I heard it. This song is so sad and so amazingly beautiful at the same time.. Should be top 5

When I first heard this song I was with my brother.. We were both crying, the song is so pure and the emotions are well stated. #1 in my opinion.

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2 Miserable at Best

This is the first song I heard from them and it made me cry. Its just so beautiful with the piano and the lyrics are very meaningful and heartbreaking I want this type of song to be hear by my ears! Please vote mayday parade, you're the best!

This song mad me more independent in myself, to look back at my mistakes and move forward. Thank you mayday parade. The lyrics are amazing and tell a beautiful/sad story.

One of the most powerful songs I've ever heard. Pure Magic. Deserves to be number one or two.

My most listened to song. I love this one more than anything else

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3 Oh Well, Oh Well

AMAZING song, come on. It doesn't seem to be on the list yet! That's just wrong. Definitely my favourite song by them. Brilliant song with an ever more brilliant music video. Definitely should be up the top of the list

Oh Well, Oh Well is by far one of the BEST Mayday Parade songs out there. I love it. The song isn't just a song it's my addiction. Well, the band itself is my addiction! This song should at least be in the top three though.

Honestly this song should be at least on the top ten. It has great meaning and the music just draws you in. A lot of people can relate to it and it certainly helps you getting through break ups haha. This is by far one of Mayday Parade's best work.

This song is so great because its relateable and solw and upbeat all rolled into one Love Mayday Parade! To be honest I Think 12 throgh 15 is the best

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4 You Be the Anchor that Keeps My Feet on the Ground, I'll Be the Wings that Keep Your Heart in the Clouds

I think that this song is their best, everything about it is perfect in my eyes. The lyrics are meaningful and relatable, the vocals of Derek and Jason just work so well together and create a masterwork of amazing vocals/ lyrics. Not to mention the instruments compliment the song so well, not showcasing the bands skill necessarily but their ability to make a song simply beautiful.

I think this song is one of the best, and should get higher, like, this song has strong emotion and you should hear this, I really recommend yo

Derek and Jason's voices are just pure beauty in this song. It's amazing and it's the song that made me fall in love with mayday!

This is my favorite song by Mayday Parade. Absolutely one of their best songs ever. One thorough listen can drastically change your entire mood.

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5 Jamie All Over

This song is one of their best and should be either in first place or at least in the top three with "Miserable at Best" and "Kids in Love! " Also check out the band Forever the Sickest Kids because you won't be disappointed.

I feel like I love Mayday Parade's slower songs such as Miserable at Best, but this upbeat song is brilliant and stands out from a lot of the slower ones (which can get a little monotonous after a while, as much as I love them). I love it and it definitely deserves to be higher up.

This is the first song of theirs I ever heard, and it's without a doubt their best. Super catchy, super meaningful, it really deserves better than number ten.

Acoustic is slightly better but the rock version is good and unlike the your song rock version it doesn't change the song ( because your song acoustic is by far better than the rock version)

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6 Hold Onto Me

This quickly became my favourite mayday parade song. Lyrically, it is absolutely beautiful, every word that is sung portrays so much emotion. It just has me in floods of tears every time I hear it, definitely desrves to be higher in this list.

This is one of the saddest songs of all time, and one of their best. The vocals are prime, and the lyrics are beautiful. Hold on to me, hold on to me, should have you sobbing.

No no no no no. this song should be number 1! The lyrics and the tune are so simple, but that's what makes it beautiful.

This song hits me so hard. definitely needs to be higher on this list!

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7 Stay

This is one of the best songs I have ever listened to. Being one of the earlier songs written by Mayday Parade, I believe that this one should definitely be in the top two. I love every song written by Mayday Parade, but this one has a powerful meaning, and its melody never ceases to catch my attention. Everything about this song is beautiful and inspirational.

This is my favorite song of this band.. This should really be number 1..

My first mayday parade song I ever listened to (stay) is about someone attempting to leave another person who does not want them to... like begging not to. This is a song with a highly felt and often mesmerizing melody causing it to be one of my top 3 favorites all time by Mayday Parade because of the meaning of it emotionally.

I can't even relate to this song and it makes me sad. That takes a powerful song.

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8 When I Get Home, You're So Dead

I love the overall attitude of this song, and it's so catchy, everything Mayday Parade is about. Terrible things isn't bad but Miserable at Best to me is just so whiny and a stereotypical overly emotional ballad. This song much better represents Mayday Parade and I personally think it's the best song they've made to date. Come on guys let's get this one to the top!

This song is absolutely AMAZING! It's my favorite song by Mayday. Every single part of it is just like pure poetry. The lyrics of this song hit me every single time I listen to it because they're so relatable. Basically, in my opinion, it's the best song to listen to when you're mad at a guy because you feel like you've been played.

My favorite Mayday Parade song in the whole entire world. Never fails to put me in an fantastic mood! I love them so much! Never less the song!

Easily the catchiest and most unique song that I've found in their discography.

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9 Three Cheers for Five Years

Lord, where do I start. From beginning to end, this song is amazing. But the acoustic version instead of the album one. Simply amazing.

I love this song so much; it's so beautiful a amazing! The first time I heard it-the acoustic version, that is, I was floored by how great it way. Personally, this is my number one.

This song has been my favorite song undoubtedly for the past 5 years, and probably many to come. I don't even understand why or what it does but it is simply amazing after so long.

The acoustic is amazing

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10 Jersey

I absolutely love this song! Like how the lead singer says 'I am just gone beyond repair' like it is not a big deal that he is like that way. A very touching song indeed. My mom even yells at me because I play to loud! I believe this should be #1.

Jersey was the song that got me into Mayday Parade. This song is so wonderful, the words, the notes, the style. Especially "you put the hook where it hurts the most" and "that lit the candle that set us all on fire, and sent a flame down the east coast". When this song gets in my head it stays there for weeks. I keep trying to find songs like it.

This song is just amazing and, the vocals, the lyrics everything! Deserves to be in the top 5! It's so relevant to me and many others! I can't even it's so good! If your reading this stop what your doing and listen to it!

This is the song that started my obsession. I now have all the albums and I probably know every lyric to every song... This song is still my favourite though

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The Contenders

11 If You Wanted a Song Written About You, All You Had to Do Was Ask

One of my all time favorites! From the powerful "And I'm taking all your memories off the shelves, cause I don't need you or anybody else", to the calm, slow "Take me home, I'd rather die than be with you". Just makes me feel so independent and free.

This song is just simply amazing. If you're going through a break and now you're finally free, this should be the song you listen too. Its motivating, Not sad like most. I live because of this song

This is one of my favorite songs! When you listen to the lyrics and acually under stand there meaning it is a very strong and emotional song. One of the best with my opinion.

My friend died and this song got me through it. I cried to this song, I laughed to this song, I lived to this song. Best song by them easily.

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12 I Swear This Time I Mean It

Everything about the song is simple, they are not trying to prove a point about how talented they are like you see other artists do. This song is elegant and comes straight from the heart.

I love how this song starts off it really pulls u in and makes you want to never stop listening I love music and this song really helps me remember what music is really about

This song has to be in the top 5 at least! The lyrics really get to you and the music is simply and totally in sync with the mood of the song.

This is the BEST and I mean literally the BEST Mayday Parade song I've ever heard

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13 I'd Hate to Be You When People Find Out What This Song is About

The best song I've ever heard, Its what got me into mayday parade. First Mayday song I ever heard, and I was immediately pulled in.

Oh this such a good song suppose to be at number 1 they are

Why 13? This is literally one of the best songs. Interpreted it like he loves her, but he can't stand his emotions. Which is not easy for him to just let go. Totally deserves to be no. 3 or something.

They've got plenty of great songs, but this one is definitely their best. I like many, many different kinds of music and artists, and this song is easily in my top 50, which I have in no order.

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14 Anywhere But Here

The first song I've heard of Mayday Parade, and now um researching on their songs. I absolutely LOVE this song so much, the chorus makes me feel so emotional though I don't know what kind of, it reminds me of my love and how much I miss him.

Not only the first that I heard from mayday, but its just catchy and has that real smooth feeling but at the same time that punk rock feel that makes you get up at the same time and sing along to it!

This song is perfect, that's all I have to say.

Best song ever.

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15 Walk on Water or Drown

Very upbeat! I love this song so much. It should definitely be on the top ten list. It always gets me in a great mood whenever I'm upset and the guitar and lyrics are great.

This song is defiantly one of my favourite mayday parade songs very catchy and upbeat.

16 The Silence

What?! 23?! How could this so far down here when it deserves to be up there?! Come on, people! This song really deserves it!

It has a different sound, and the lyrics are so sad. A bit dark for them, but good nonetheless.

Vote, people!

This is one of the most amazing songs by mayday parade, I personally think it should at least be number 5

What?! 27?! What is wrong with the Mayday Parade fans?! This song really deserves to be in the top ten. On my iPod, it is the most played Mayday Parade song. It has such beautiful lyrics and the chorus is amazing. It's my phone ringtone. The intro is just epic

The guitar in this is beautiful

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17 The Last Something that Meant Anything

<3 love this song

18 Bruised and Scarred

No way this can be so down... Such an ear worthy song... Pure epic kind of music... One of the most well composed song by mayday... Absolutely in love with its melody... Better listen it first and then vote... You will come to know what I m talking about...

This is the first song I heard from Mayday Parade, and instantly I fell in love. This is one of the best songs to listen to if you have just been through a breakup, and the music is just amazing.

The whole song is a masterpiece. The vocals are great (as usual), the music is incredible, and the intro is kind of epic.

I think this deserves to be higher.

This should be in the top 3, it's catchy and punky!

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19 Get Up

I love this song; it is so upbeat and really great. I love how it is so fast and actually sounds happy, if you get my meaning. I absolutely love this song! !

Would be an amazing song to play at a concert! Great to get people on their feet and jump around and dance to.

20 Kids in Love

This song is great! It really deserves at top 1! Why? Because higher voice, fast pop punk rock and I remember my awesome childhood. As fans of mayday parade, lee me share you a story of my childhood. I meet this girl Alexandra she's hot, very attractive women and great personality.

I meet this girl when I was 3rd grade. She was pretty hardcore always flirting by bullying. As a sensitive child I resented and get pissed at her. I asked her "why are you doing this to me? " and she kiss me and she said to me "I love because I hurt I keep hiding my true feelings for you". I was shocked that she like as the popular girl in school a soft spot for me... To make the short... We had great time play the swing, biking I drive and she goes to the back at the bike, sitting in a shaded tree and most of all exchanging food recipe. To be honest gents and girls I like her very much! When her parents decided to go other school. I was mad at her that she didn't have any courage ...more

Truly the best song, it explains the mind of a teenager when they're in love. Even though that love usually never lasts it still is something you'll always remember.

This is DEFINITELY the best song! REally relatable, great beat and faster paced than most of their songs. Mayday Parade rocks.. I met them when they were doing a signing they're great guys

I love this song but the top 4 seem to be in order this needs top 5

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21 Angels

One of my absolute favorites. When my boyfriend and I broke up, I had this song on repeat for three days straight because they lyrics are just so powerful.

This song is just, wow. It gives me chills and feels every time I listen to it. Wow. Do yourselves a favor, and give it a try. One of Mayday's bests!

"Cause talking is cheap and your lies were expensive" need I say more?! This song is amazing. One of the best from monsters in the closet

The most beautiful realyy emotional

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22 One Man Drinking Games

Mayday Parade have written many sad songs, but what I find makes this stand out is that it isn't just a morbid acoustic it's as if they are screaming out to be held. It's honest and the combination of vocals is insane, so good, upfront and real.

This song is absolutely amazing. Kinda sad, but amazing. I had thing song on replay for at least three days. This song tells it how it is, like 'man that's just life. ' but you go with it, because it's such an amazing song.

This song is really touched to my heart.. I always play this song everyday.. I LOVE MAYDAY PARADE because they taught me to accept emotions :')

Well, this is the first song to ever provoke my tears. "Let's drink to the memories we shared", brought me the ache of nostalgia. I felt the pain of losing someone.

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23 When You See My Friends

They always play this at concerts! One of their all time best songs. Always brings pyre nostalgia over me whenever I sing it. "Sign me up. No regrets. Make a man out of me. And I won't say a word, and I'll give all the things that you want, and I need. Just to give me some peace. At the bottom of the email ocean there's a place for you and me. Lead the way. Straight ahead. You gave me the time of my life. And it cut like a knife to the bone"

This song is perfect. Love the story of the song and the chorus is beautiful. You can feel the emotion. Love how the song has so many metaphors in it. If you haven't listened to it, you should. Its one of my favorite songs by them and the acoustic version is also beautiful.

How is this not number 1?! This song is absolutely amazing! Listen to it!

Possibly my favourite mayday parade song. I like the acoustic version better.

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24 Last Night for a Table for Two

I love how angry the song sounds at the start then it goes fast paced. Amazing song

This song is very under-rated.

25 Center of Attention

I love this song! So catchy and fun to sing along to! Tells such a good story.

26 If You Can't Live Without Me, Why Aren't You Dead Yet?

This should be number 1 for sure, sick guitar, sick drums and sick vocals, this song really has a rock sound to it and should be number 1, it deserves to be on the hot 100 charts this song is their best song, better than miserable at best!

This song is unbelievably catchy you can't just not scream your heart out while listening to this song! Exquisite rhythm and their voice so powerful which adds much more meaning to the song

First song I've ever heard from Mayday Parade, easily one of the best songs I know. This should have been number one it just makes you want to scream your heart out!

This song deserves to be in the top 10. The lyrics just hits me so bad, and the way it is rock it synchronizes with my emotions(i'm a fan of rock)

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27 Ghosts

Not the first song that I heard by them but it's the first one that I wanted to sing all the time. It's so amazing

Jake and Derek's voice go so well in this song! Love every second of it!

This song is unbelievably amazing!

Because it was so cool and I love so much this song

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28 The Memory

What the heck?! It should be at least at the top 5.. Listen people

After my girlfriend and I broke up, I was putting up a tough front... But then this song came on and I broke. It's so touching and explained my situation perfectly, and in all honesty, this song deserves to be number 1.

A lot of people have never heard this song, assumingly because it was a bonus track. It's really a beautiful song. Deserves to be higher on the list. This song and Terrible Things are the band's most touching and emotional songs.

Eh! I'm so shocked that it isn't in the top 5 :( seriously guys this song is awesome, the melody the lyrics the feels everything!

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29 Call Me Hopeless, But Not Romantic

I can't believe I had to scroll so much to find this song. I honestly love it. My first Mayday Parade song. And it's one of my most played songs on my iPod. I love this.

Why is this 28? This is the best song in the whole world. Seriously, EVERYBODY VOTE FOR IT! GIVE IT THE PLACE IT DESERVES #1

Lol! Can't believe its here! It has to be at least in the top 10! You gotta vote for it people.

Chorus is amazing

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30 Black Cat

The lyrics are amazing and the beat is so catchy. Although it's one of Mayday Parade's less popular songs, it still deserves a ranking for its originality, chords, and lyrics! Definitely showcases what Mayday is capable of!

It's not the best, but it's super catchy and it should be a lot higher, good song So everyone should download it because it's great!

This is one of there best songs! 1) Kids In Love 2) Black Cat 3) Miserable at Best... What is wrong w// this list?


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31 Ocean and Atlantic
32 Sorry, Not Sorry

This song was just as good as any of the ones above. The desperation in the first verse until it came to the chorus where he felt self pity. Such a wonderful song. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

"And I'd lay down my coat, so you could walk all over it, just like you do me". Best part of the song by far. This song has a great unique sound to it that I just love

This song is so catchy, definitely deserves to be in top ten!

One of my favorites off of Monsters In The Closet

33 Save Your Heart

Such a beautiful and touching song I can relate to, must listen! The vocals are amazing, the lyrics are perfect! Should be higher!

"Save your heart for someone who leaves you breathless and I know that you're scared seems like someone said you had it in you. All along you said you knew this was wrong but still worth dying for" amazing song about knowing your own worth.

This and The End are my favorite Mayday Parade songs, they should both be in the top five, not overrated Terrible Things.

This is an overall amazing song, but the bridge fills me with so much hope for the future.

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34 Everything's An Illusion

"A mother shouldn't witness her son die at 24. I will hold my tongue for the rest of my life. I can't keep this up anymore. Sleep well my friend, there will be another moment we'll meet again, just let it go"

This is such a deep, meaningful song. It's really powerful and I love it so much

This song is so deep, powerful and all-around fabulous. It's one of my favorite songs ever.

Should be listed a lot higher. Amazing meaning.

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35 Nothing You Can Live Without, Nothing You Can Do About

This song has given me hope. In myself, that is. Sometimes I just need to move on, but there's going to be setbacks, and the things I can live without.

36 Happy Endings Are Stories That Haven't Ended Yet

The music to this song is so beautiful. It should definitely be way higher up on this list.

This song means the world to me! This needs to be much higher on the list!

Why is this no where near the top 10 :(
The guitar solo is just.. Wow you gotta listen to it

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37 Still Breathing

It's scary how for down the list this is. The intro tears at my heart, and the song in its entirety is just simply gorgeous. MOVE IT TO THE TOP!

This is like the best motivational song for a boy who is proving the odds to be a man in his life!

This song is amazing! Can't believe it's number 34! Are you crazy?!

One of the best songs I've ever heard. Needs to be number 1

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38 In My Head
39 Without the Bitter the Sweet Isn't As Sweet

Instrumental and lyrical perfection.

I love this song dearly and it deserves to be higher!

How is this number 39?! It deserves to at least be top ten.

Great meaningful lyrics... Should be a top 10

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40 So Far Away

The title of this song describes its place in this countdown.

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41 One of Them Will Destroy the Other
42 Letting Go
43 12 Through 15

This is the song that got me into 12 through 15. It keeps in with Mayday Parade's beautiful melodies and lyrics, but shows a slightly darker side I love

This song is so good. It need to be number one.

This song deserve to be number 1

How is this number 40?! This is an amazing song and it shows the darker side of mp

44 Hollow
45 Your Song

Come on? This isn't higher. It's just so perfect! I love the guitar line and well everything about it. It might not be an immediate tear jerker but once you really get into it's absolutely beautiful. It's all about a desperate plea to get the love of his life back and how this girl is everything he could've hoped for- "it all came out wrong except for your song" I mean it's in a sense the one who got away (they do breakup songs SO well) and it's so relatable. The passion in the song though inspires me to believe there are others out there who feel in a sense like I do and can put it a lot more eloquently than me

The acoustic version of this song is absolutely beautiful. The lyrics hold so much emotion, it is such a beautifully written song.

This has got to be higher. Seriously it's so beautifully written with such emotion, it made me really love Mayday Parade.

The only reason this one is so low is that the original version puts it to shame... acoustic is so much better by far

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46 The End

This song is just very meaningful and gets the blood pumping. I love how the lyrics are very catchy and how the elements mix well with it.

Most catchy Mayday Parade song in my opinion, and it's just as good as Stay and Save Your Heart.

What the hell this is an awesome song
I'm not saying it's the best, but at least top 20 PPLL

47 Take This to Heart

Why is this song so low on this list. Every time I hear the bridge of this song I just get goosebumps because it feels so uplifting. Vote this song, now.

I love this song I listen to it all the time when I'm on the bus, its a really good song you should listen to it.

48 Girls

This song is absolutely beautiful, one of my favorites rom Mayday Parade! It's extremely catchy, the lyrics are AMAZING and Derek's voice, like always, is angelic

Ugh I wish this was higher up. One of my favorites.

This song is amazing!

49 Priceless
50 I'd Rather Make Mistakes Than Nothing at All

This is my favorite mayday parade song

Why is this so low? At least top 15!

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