Top 10 Best MGMT Songs


The Top Ten

1 Electric Feel

it's amazingly awesome - this is the best song by MGMT, it's so light and cheery

A great groove to get you going for a night out on the town... A seductive, trippy, funkadelic tune that just gets the mojo moving

Although I love MGMT songs, I've got to say Electric Feel beats Kids because it's funkier, more psychedelic and its a trippy masterpiece anybody can enjoy!

Best song I've ever listen

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2 Time to Pretend

This should be the top one. Amazing song that gently drags you across the universe. It is absolutely an amazing masterpiece and a light in the darkness of what modern music has become. MGMT should be remembered as one of the greatest musicians that ever existed. Their music completely changes my mood and uplifts my day. It makes me excited and ready to live my life and is just unbelievably great on so many levels. This is an uttermost fantastic song and should be #1 on every list of songs ever.

Never once has this song failed to make me happy when I'm in the worst moods.

I love the part where they talk about missing family and home, almost as if they wish they could take it all back, but then reconcile the whole situation as being inevitable: "But there is really nothing, nothing we can do. Love must be forgotten, life can only start anew."

In my opinion it's their #1 song. - Singer4Freedom

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3 Kids

Such a catchy tune and yet so true as well.

This song is so purely beautiful. It starts out with a seemingly cheery tune, but kicks in, revealing a poignantly masterful song. It weaves four different melodies together to work as one and features meaningful lyrics with a truly passionate voice. This song doesn't come with an "in-your-face" drum track either, but instead gets your foot tapping with a simple yet perfect beat. I've never heard a better song in my life, and have listened to it maybe a thousand times, back to back, and it's still as if I'm hearing it for the first time. I don't know of many other songs that can create this feeling.

Reminds me what I've never even lived. I recommend: Nice lyrics and sound. Just amazing!

Here this in public all the time

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4 Siberian Breaks

Honestly, I think people are only voting for their hits. Kids, Electric Feel, Time to Pretend? Yeah, they're fan-favorites, and Oracular Spectacular is amazing, but really, music-wise, I think this is far and away their best song. It's so lovely and lilting, rock and psychedelia, guitars and mellotrons. Give it a listen, you won't be disappointed.

At first, the song seems to be a song about, well, surfing. Then you get into it. This song is BY FAR the best MGMT song, and that's saying something, them being one of the best artists of the decade (s).
"But someone must still eat the steaks, even if they're tough, spending the day, chewing the fat, floating away isn't rough but its not enough." Still one of the greatest quotes in a song. The way the acoustics work in the favour of the song, the about 7 "parts" of it, makes it feel more than an 11 minute song, more 5 songs that are each 2 minutes, hands down, this is the best MGMT song and one of the best of all time.

When I first saw this song, I was sceptical that a song that was a full eleven minutes long could be any good. However, Siberian Breaks took my expectations and shattered them. At so many points this song becomes so much more than just a piece of music, this is a track to be felt just as much as it's heard. The best song by one of the best bands, this song is a high point in modern music.

My favorite song ever assembled! - SchmittyMcGee

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5 Flash Delirium

This is by far the most beautifully crafted song they have ever written. Lyrically, and musically. It blends so many different genres in just four minutes and twenty three seconds. I hear psychedelic, sixties rock, surf, electronica, and even punk rock (last couple of seconds). I can't believe this is #6. Yeah, it's "different" and not as catchy as "kids", I personally think it is way better than kids and should be #1. It is a far more technical and enjoyable song.

How can this be number 7?
It should be among the top 3, if not one of the best!
The chorus is amazing. Great job MGMT!
Keep it up guys!
-Greetings from India!

The riff and the tune of the song are as mesmerizing as the name of the song is unique! You will be transported to another world... Few songs imprint themselves into your memory as this one will. Of that much I'm certain!

This song is a masterpiece and is in my opinion the best modern psychedelic rock song. Absolutely brilliant!

The best MGMT song ever made

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6 Of Moons, Birds & Monsters

This song is phenomenal. Totally under-rated. Every time I hear it it brings me to a completely different world.

The beginning part has a great melody, and the rest of the song is just perfect. I love how it was made in our decade, but it sounds like it was made in the 60s. Great song, great artists, this should be number 1.

I did not have high hopes for this band past Electric Feel, but this song is mezmerizing. Puts them in a tough spot though, because you can't do tongue in cheek when your songs are this GD good. There's no joke here, even though the words are nonsense, the song itself is one of the best I've ever heard. If you like legendary guitar solos listen to it live, it's unreal.

Honestly I love this song and in my opinion it's my all time favorite song, I love the lyrics and the beat to it its just amazing its pleasure to my ears I would recommend

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7 Weekend Wars

The smell of battle, and the feeling of strength, helplessness, serenity, sorrow, self-rejuvenation, and a dreamful speculation all in 4 minutes.

Every morning I listen to this song, I wake up with an overwhelming need to attack my day with strength, precision, and he confidence that no one can get in my way.

Has such a raw, yet electric feel, more than any of their other songs. It's the one song I show people who are new to the band because it really has such a perfect balance of what MGMT is all about in the first place, but still is catchy enough to hold strong on its own.

This song. This song is just beautiful. It holds a special place in my heart because it was the first one I heard from them. The melody, sound, lyrics, and rhythm just make me feel the sense of peace yet a little bit of victory. Hands down their best song.

"Evil S, I yes to find a shore"
Shivers every time

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8 Congratulations


Any song about that can capture the hard path to being your true self in a melodic fashion is always going to rank high not only for a bands top 10 list but all time top 10 lists. Congratulations... On making this tremendously insightful song

I love this song so much. It feels nice to hear a "Congratulations, " doesn't it? The video is great, the sound is great, the lyrics are great. I don't know if this is definitely number one for me, but it's at least in the top three! Love MGMT.

It gives me beatles vibes but it somehow just a bit more energetic and I love it

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9 It's Working

One of the best songs starts off slow, then it explodes into nostalgic pleasure. Wish they explored this type of music style more often.

It's a wonderful song with a great video.

Such a fast tempo, yet a dark melody.

"It's working in your blood/But you know it's not the same as love/Love, it's only in your mind/Not your heart"
Need I say anymore? The lyrics are phenomenal. It's an amazing opening for Congratulations. It gets you hooked.

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10 The Handshake

This song is always "up there" but I have yet to see it where it should be: Number 1. Too often I see Time To Pretend, Kids, and even Of Moons, Birds and Monsters topping these lists. Not to insult any of those songs (which are all awesome as well), but The Handshake is usually overlooked, and is NEVER given the credit that it undoubtably deserves. This song is masterfully crafted, from the beginning bell tones, to the echoing and fading chants. It is easily my favorite MGMT song, and is truly a work of art. This is one of those tracks where you wonder how in the hell they came up with it. It stands out and holds its own on one of my favorite albums of all time, Oracular Spectacular.

It reminds me of my childhood. My sister and I always made secret handshakes when we were kids. Also, I used to sit outside by myself for hours, waiting for my parents to pick me up from school. This is reflected when they say "I was a loner, I was just waiting by myself. " It just has a sentimental meaning for me that no other song does. I love it to death.

The slow down is superb, but its the ending that makes it.

I also must add that when it goes into "ooh, you convinced yourself that you want it but you don't know...", I get chills. every time. It is a true masterpiece. Might be my favorite song of all time.

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The Contenders

11 The Youth

This song made me fall in love with MGMT. The first time I ever heard it was when I was watching The Kids are Alright and I fell in love with The Youth the first second the song came up. It's even my most played song on my iTune list and for me it's probably the best song in the universe.

One of the greatest songs ever made. Should be higher.

The youth is by far the greatest musical piece created by MGMT. Its slow, yet fast. It is a beautiful song.

Great song

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12 Alien Days

This is the best song they've done, knowing them since the beginning. The way the vocal melody works with the chord progression is phenomenal and the lyrics are mesmerizing. And the production is pristine (not to say it usually isn't). I feel like I'm going on a ride every time I listen to it. They seem to be at their peak at this point.

In my opinion, some of MGMT's most complex and interesting music! By far the best song on the new album.

The new album may be disappointing but this track is amazing! Very creative that drifts you off into some sci fi world. I feel like drifting off into deep space just listening to it!

I love every mgmt song, but this one is arguably their best. while the high quality of each song makes it hard to have a definite #1, I do believe this one should be a contender. my personal favorite

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13 Indie Rokkers

Definitely my # 1, they lyrics are sexy and provocative but really reflects a common youthful experience of being with a girl and falling in love for the first time. This song has a soul of its own!
I like the line between your belly and your thighs
The smell of your hair
The sparkle in your eyes
The smoke in your breath
The breathing hard and heavy
The back of your neck
The shine on your Chevy
The moon was so big when I drove it to the levy, girl

I found blood and I saw stars
All in the backseat of your car
And I told you it was love
But you don't wanna know the truth
I was young and in my prime
With my heart still filled with fear
And it goes on bleedin'

The clean dreams, the sexy limousine
Jason's (? ) got the energy he used to be a coke fien
The skinny brown arms coming round in your shirt
Heart is in the right place brain is in the dirt
You live life like everyone's an enemy

I found blood and I saw ...more

The only down side is I have to turn it down when my mom comes by because it gets real awkward real fast. But legit, I have a playlist of all of MGMT's songs and I have 10 duplicates of this song to make sure it plays often

Indie Rokkers might be one of my top 10 songs of all is just something about the beat, lyrics, and the melody that brings it all together. I love this song!

14 When You Die

This is their best song. NO QUESTION! This is the first song I heard and this made MGMT one of my favorite bands. I love the video too. It's one of the most unique music videos I've seen. The best to play to your enemy. - PhoenixAura81

Outstanding - Helveycole

15 Future Reflections

If you watch the video (not the official one there is no official video) it is such nostalgia if you watched it when it came out. this was the first song I ever heard by them and will be one of my favorites by them. I started listening to them when I was in 3rd grade (now in 8th grade). I remember when this song first came up on YouTube my dad had it playing and I remember watching the video with him and saying that it was freaky but good music. ill always remember these guys. I may haven't listened to these guys in 4 5 even probably 6 years but that doesn't stop me from ever not likeing them. this is my personal and most memorable song by mgmt to me and one of the first bands I ever listened to were these guys. thank you mgmt.

This is my personal favorite it's not their most known song but I feel it's the best. The beginning is not a good representation of the whole song and you have to listen to the whole song to appreciate it

16 Song for Dan Treacy

This one needs more praise. In a way, it is somber but quick. It is the perfect listen at any time, and is really just a superb track. Way too often overlooked. Needs to be in the Top 10.

This is my fave song it's the best

This song is super underrated

17 Pieces of What

This song stirs emotions I only thought the Hunger Games could reach, in my opinion. The song reminds me of the Beatles because of the background music. I had avoided listening to it at first because I didn't know what it was and only wanted to listen to Kids. I believe this song is extremely underrated and very overlooked. This could be my favorite MGMT song of all time.

Andrew's voice in this song is so beautiful. It takes you to a nostalgic better place you used to dream of. I can't forget about the acoustic guitar either, so soothing. Forever an MGMT fan.

Beautiful song by a beautiful singer, Andrew's voice is so clear and full of emotions, love it!

Best MgMT song

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18 Me and Michael Me and Michael

It its just. just listen

19 Metanoia

This song is my number one. Give it a listen, be patient this one takes you for a ride... ENJOY!

It's more than just a song, definitely MGMT's best musical accomplishment.

This song is just epic, there's really no other like it.

Need to be patient, this song will slowly explode in your soul

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20 Little Dark Age

As good if not better than anything they’ve released “pop” sounding.

21 Love Always Remains

This song would definitely be higher if more people knew about it. It's a very restrained song but the beat and harmonizing are just fantastic. If you haven't heard Love Always Remains do yourself a favor and go listen to it right now, you'll be glad you did.


22 Hand It Over
23 Your Life is a Lie

A fun, funky and upbeat track. It's repetition is what makes this song so irresistible.

2 minuets of non stop awesomeness

24 Destrokk

I guess people didn't ask enough questions. Because they don't know that this is the best MGMT song

It's literally perfect and so powerful

25 Brian Eno

I love the melody, and it brings out the artist that influenced them to do what they love.

Everybody can make slam with this song


26 Mystery Disease

The best song, ever. From the first tunes to the last accord.

This song's real mgmt

27 Lady Dada's Nightmare

This song is crazy good. It messes with my mind.

28 Boogie Down

Very very good beat makes me wanna move

This should be way higher on the list.

29 She Works Out Too Much
30 Introspection

Definitely one of their top ten.

Love this song! They took Faine Jade's song from the 60's and brought it into the future! Such a great sound, and with such deep meaning.

Dis should b no. 1

31 I Found a Whistle

One of my favorite songs not just by MGMT, but ever. No idea why this is so low.

Why is this so low? Maybe it's just me but I love this song.

This deserves to be WAY higher. Top 5 or 10.

Deserves to at least be in top 10.

32 An Orphan of Fortune

Surreal, psychedelic, powerful. Takes the listener to a place like no other. This song deserves way more attention and ought to at least be in the top 20. Andrew's vocals on this one are endlessly dreamy and captivating. Not to mention the instrumentation. The last thirty seconds are divinity.

Sends me through a rollercoster of emotions
Should at least be in in the top 10

33 4th Dimensional Transition

Their best song! This is the song that made me a fan. The drums, the lyrics, the keyboards, the melodies - absolutely amazing. I had to listen to all of OS (which I love) because of this song. Now I love most of MGMT songs, but 4th Dimensional Transition is perfect.

34 I Love You Too, Death

Can't you understand this song? It should be the first one

35 Tslamp


36 We Care

The first in the playlist for me. Always brings on dem feels. WE CARE

37 We (Don't) Care

This should have a much higher rating!

38 A Good Sadness

This song is just amazing. It makes me feel like running in the mountains under the stars.

39 Plenty of Girls in the Sea

This song is absurd. I actually refuse to admit that it exists or even could possibly could exist. It sounds like Conkur's Bad Fur Day filtered through a kaleidoscope. Its tune is euphoric and makes me think about the joys of life and how to make the most out life and be the most happy. Heavy pschedelic with a light feel, this song is brilliant. As with every MGMT song, it is not enough just to enjoy the music; pay attention to the lyrics and message.

40 The Kid's Quartet
41 Hot Love Drama

Can't believe this didn't make top 10

You guys are missing out!

42 Everything's Happening So Fast

Its just really good. What can say/write.

Everything's happening so fast is such a catchy song. Can we all just take a minute to recognise this song. The song that never made it past their first EP. it's so beautiful

43 Astro - Mancy
44 Someone's Missing

Number 46, seriously? This song is great. Easily in the top 10.

45 Grutu

Oh that's it?

46 Greyhoundredux
47 Come On Christmas
48 Honey Bunny
49 Money to Burn
50 Cool Song No. 2

This song is so good, it's just so well written and awesome

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