Best Modest Mouse Songs

The Top Ten
1 Float On Float On Cover Art

Such an amazing song! Also looking at the comments from Missed the Boat made me listen to the whole album again but I still think Float On and Ocean Breaths Salty are better than Missed the Boat, but that's just my opinion.

I cannot help but bounce along to the rhythm of this every time it comes on. Modest mouse made this song amazingly, Everything feels right when listening to Float On.

One of the best songs I ever heard, seriously. So amazing that there should be a number higher than one to put this into.

This song always makes me feel better. When something's going wrong in my life, I just remember the lyrics: "we'll float on, good news is on the way. "

2 Trailer Trash Trailer Trash Cover Art

This is one of if not the best song I've ever heard, you should hear it yourself to know what I'm talking about, I'll just say that it has the best lyrics in a Modest Mouse song ever.

Maybe the best lyrical group of all time. But for some reason this song is the most special to me despite its somewhat murky lyrical content.

Their best song in my opinion. Listening to that rhythm, singing and looking at that album picture makes me feel better and takes me to different places

No word to describe this song other than just brilliant. Its catchy and beautiful and inspiring. I remember listening to this song before sleping.

3 Dramamine Dramamine Cover Art

It was almost impossible for me to choose only one song when it comes to one of my favorite bands. Modest Mouse. Along with Dramamine they got some amazing songs like Doing the cockroach, 3rd planet, satellite skin, Dashboard, The View, The world at large, Bankrupt on selling and The Good times are killing me. Like I said earlier.. IMPOSSIBLE to choose one. I probably would choose another song then Dramamine tomorrow... Amazing band.

This song is so hypnotizing. Whenever I listen to it I just have to stop and really listen. Beautiful song. Love the lyrics. Modest Mouse has best lyrics overall but these are amazing. So hopeless and sad but same time really lovely.

Such a beautiful song, it Helped me through some hard times. And for that I thank it. I wouldl ike for nothing more to see this as 1 on the list...

Nothing beats Modest Mouse's first two albums in my honest opinion. Also, the drums in this track are simple but I love it

4 Dashboard Dashboard Cover Art

This song makes me so happy! Every time I listen I just want to dance. It's such a great song, good lyrics, good instrumental... It's perfect! I would definitely rate this number 1 on my charts.

The lyrics, the drums, the bass, the guitars, the singing, this song rules. Definitely better than Float On so glad it's number 1! Good job everyone! Wonderful song!

When I moved from Dallas I was sad. When my dad played this song it made me happy. I am happy it's one.

If you like the song Trailer Trash, don't speak to me, you are trailer trash.

5 Gravity Rides Everything Gravity Rides Everything Cover Art

I can't understand why the hit songs, that are good and all but not great, are at the top and this great song is at the bottom. Well, I guess I can, but I still think its not right!

This song is so truthful.When you look at you're life and think of all of the bad things that are happening, you just think of this song and you will know that everything will fall into place.

This is, personally, my favorite Modest Mouse song. I think it should be higher on the lists. I love the beat, the lyrics, its wonderful.

This song is so truthful Its beautiful!

6 Teeth Like God's Shoeshine Teeth Like God's Shoeshine Cover Art

This song embodies all that is Modest Mouse. The manic shouting vocals, the harmonics, the winding guitar riffs, the changes throughout the song..perfection

This is the epitome of what is good about music.

This needs to be higher

7 Cowboy Dan Cowboy Dan Cover Art

This is a very dark song, it's messed up, and that is why it is amazing.

Repressed violence. Loneliness. Rural prerie. God, if I have tto die, you'll have to die.

Oxygen to breathe

8 3rd Planet 3rd Planet Cover Art

Have been listening to this song over and over and over for the past few weeks. Some of the lyrics are so affecting and relatable in a way unlinked to the actual meaning (which I'm pretty sure is about losing a child). "Remind me of when we used to be three and not two, and that's how the world began, and that's how the world will end" - doesn't matter what the third thing is, if it's the most special thing to you, it is what began your world and will end your world if you lose it.

Catchy, moody, emotional, cold yet hopeful, a mystery that takes a few listens to decypher. Wonderful, intoxicating song.

So relaxing. It's like watching a montage of sunsets with your ears.

Very MODEST and beautiful at the same time. Inspires me to go back to songwriting

9 Doin' the Cockroach Doin' the Cockroach Cover Art

I know the image TheTopTens gave this song is from a live bootleg album, and same with the sample (I recommend listening to a sample from a music streaming service for the better version) but this song is so good, starts off kind of calm with moments of bombast, then into what sounds like a chorus, but then turns into bombast, which then for the rest of the song is just insanity, and I love it so much.

10 Ocean Breathes Salty Ocean Breathes Salty Cover Art

I like Dashboard too, and Dramamine, and Missed the boat, and 3'rd planet, but this is by far my fave.

I relate to this song, it's a very sorrow song but it's sure is a beautiful one.

The Contenders
11 Talking S**t About a Pretty Sunset Talking S**t About a Pretty Sunset Cover Art

This is, in my opinion, the greatest Modest Mouse song. It is so sporadic, and all of it's parts are amazing. Isaac's lyrics are one of his best, and the sweeping string instruments are definitely a highlight.

Kind of reminds me of Edit The Sad Parts...

How is dashboard #1?

12 Truckers Atlas Truckers Atlas Cover Art

Long, very long, I think it's Modest Mouses so test song ever recorded (I think it is at least) It's so good, talking about traveling, with the music to the song along the lines of Doing the Cockroach at the bombast part, It's very underrated.

13 Paper Thin Walls Paper Thin Walls Cover Art
14 The World at Large The World at Large Cover Art

God this song is so beautiful. "Ice age, heat wave, can't complain" is one of the most beautiful lyrics I've ever heard. It's like any modest mouse song, lyrics that are so touching and yet so subtle. Stories that move you without many words. "I like songs about drifters, books about the same." This song is my love.

Favorite song on album

15 Satin in a Coffin Satin in a Coffin Cover Art
16 Dark Center of the Universe Dark Center of the Universe Cover Art

I absolutely love this song! I'm surprised it's not more highly rated among fans.

This one's a masterpiece

17 The Stars Are Projectors The Stars Are Projectors Cover Art

By Far The Greatest Lyrical Achievement In Any Song I Have Ever Heard; Will Stand Corrected If It Comes To That. Match that with gorgeous and thundering music, great interplay between rhythm and the copious bouts of guitar riffs and the ending gives you time to process what you heard. The best song on the best album ever made.

18 Out of Gas Out of Gas Cover Art

It's such a neat song if I could describe it In one word, it's like the song from the same album: Heart Cooks Brain, just done shorter and better.

19 Spitting Venom Spitting Venom Cover Art

I just can't help but cry at times during this song. It's so beautiful, so emotional, and really just a perfect song lyrically, instrumentally, and energetically.

My Top 10 Modest Mouse songs in no particular order: Cowboy Dan, Spitting Venom, Teeth Like God's Shoeshine, Ocean Breathes Salty, Little Motel, Dramamine, King Rat, Parting of the Sensory, Trailer Trash, Doing the Cockroach. It pains me to leave out Talking About a Pretty Sunset, Missed the Boat, The World At Large, The Good Times are Killing Me, 3rd Planet, and so many more.

This song just... I don't know how to explain it, it just really gets me through anything. I listen to this through depressing times, through joy with family or friends, this song always makes me feel good.
I love Modest Mouse so much, they express emotion in a truly amazing way.

Some other favorites:

Breakthrough
The View
Lampshades on Fire
Ansel
Sugar Boats
King Rat
Never Ending Math Equation

And more of course. Keep up the good work Modest Mouse!

Really surprised that this isn't higher. Spitting Venom really is an anthem at large, and it keeps you interested and excited the whole way through. It may be 8 minutes long, but the length is worth it.

How come no one mentioned it yet? Over 8 minutes of pure awesomeness. Makes me always feel like I heard an argue between a man and a woman. With a happy ending.

20 Missed the Boat Missed the Boat Cover Art

This is one of the most musically complex pieces that I have ever heard. the blending of Isaac's voice and guitar harmonies makes me feel like I'm swimming through sound. Perfect mix of complexity and melody

All their songs are really nice, but missed the boat embodies the band wayy more than the "Happy" songs. I think they are way better at the deeper songs about the bad things than the more mindless float on type

I'm new to Modest Mouse. I have no worthwhile opinion. But this song is the reason why we have the ability to hear external noises.

Favorite Mod song for sure. Great beat to it, go listen and see for yourself trust me!

21 Blame It on the Tetons Blame It on the Tetons Cover Art

Who can't identify with needing a cold one?

22 Polar Opposites Polar Opposites Cover Art

If this song isn't in the top three, then this list is a sham!

23 S**T Luck
24 Autumn Beds Autumn Beds Cover Art
25 Little Motel Little Motel Cover Art

I believe this to be their most depressing song, but it is amazing and the video for it is so sad.

This is such a touching song. Whenever I listen to it tears fill up in my eyes.

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