Top 10 Best MGMT Songs

The Top Ten

1 Electric Feel Electric Feel Cover Art

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!

Love this song, it's just so catchy and cheery. Makes me smile every time I listen to it. It just puts me in a really good mood! I think anyone who doesn't like it is strange. Give it a listen, you should understand what I'm saying after you have give it a listen a few times!

2 Kids Kids Cover Art

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!

Such a good song, makes you just want to get up and dance and go wild, I love it!

3 Flash Delirium Flash Delirium Cover Art

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!

My favorite MGMT song. Masterpiece. Really cements them artistically for me as one of the best musical artists I've heard. This coming from a big time Pink Floyd fan. To me, this song is EPIC in the way that Echoes from Pompeii (Pink Floyd) is.

4 Time to Pretend Time to Pretend Cover Art

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."

so catchy could listen to this song all day

5 Siberian Breaks Siberian Breaks Cover Art

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.

Truly a Progressive Rock masterpiece that deserves to last forever in our memory, a variety of moods and brilliant lyrics that make this track their best one.
I want this to be played at my funeral.
(Sorry for my English, I'm Italian)

6 Congratulations Congratulations Cover Art


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.

Greatest song in the world! This band is highly underrated and more bands like this should be noticed! It's a new type of music revolving, and this is the best of the beginning! The lyrics, the beat his voice. Amazing band and song!

7 Of Moons, Birds & Monsters Of Moons, Birds & Monsters Cover Art

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.

This has to be the best song of the band as well as the most underrated song. It takes you to a totally different world. What an amazing song!

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.

8 The Youth The Youth Cover Art

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.

Not my favorite by them, but this is really a beautiful yet underrated song and one of my favorite music videos too!

9 Weekend Wars Weekend Wars Cover Art

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.

This song is simply amazing and everyone can relate to that feeling. I also love the part at the end.

10 When You Die When You Die Cover Art

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.


The Contenders

11 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!

This one's melody is amazing I've had it in my head for a week now. Should be in the top ones.

12 Song for Dan Treacy Song for Dan Treacy Cover Art

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

13 It's Working It's Working Cover Art

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

Such a fast tempo, yet a dark melody.

It's a wonderful song with a great video.

Just An incredible song. Should be # 1.

14 Tslamp Tslamp Cover Art


15 Brian Eno Brian Eno Cover Art

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



16 She Works Out Too Much She Works Out Too Much Cover Art
17 Your Life is a Lie Your Life is a Lie Cover Art

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

2 minuets of non stop awesomeness

18 Future Reflections Future Reflections Cover Art

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

19 Indie Rokkers Indie Rokkers Cover Art

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!

20 Introspection Introspection Cover Art

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

21 Hand It Over Hand It Over Cover Art
22 The Handshake The Handshake Cover Art

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.

Escalates to something incredible, andrews words are just so lovely

23 Little Dark Age Little Dark Age Cover Art

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

24 Someone's Missing Someone's Missing Cover Art

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

25 Destrokk Destrokk Cover Art

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

8Load More
PSearch List