Top Ten Best Offspring Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Self Esteem

Listen to this song before picking another I really suggest listening to this song first. It has great lyrics that are almost unbeatable... Reminds me of nirvana

GREAT LYRICS, FANTASTIC rhythm
WHEN I HEARD THAT SONG, I WAS SAD... WHEN THE SONG ENDED I WANTED TO GET OUT AND SCREAM

OOH YEAH OOH YEAH YEAH
OOH YEAH YEAH OH YEAH YEAH.

Great bass. Greg K ' s legendary punk bass line of all time.

"You're Gonna Go Far Kid" is number 1. Jesus, what has this world come to? My vote is for "Self Esteem" but I also love "All I Want, " "Gotta Get Away, " "Bad Habit, " well I could have almost any song except "You're Gonna Go Far Kid" as #1. Makes me want to barf.

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2 The Kids Aren't Alright

One of the greatest punk/rock songs ever. Great guitar intro. Very memorable solo. Overall a great song - SGplayer

Massive Offspring fan, love their old stuff, love their new stuff. With Gone Away, Come Out And Play, and Self Esteem, this track is right up there with their best and most timeless material. In my opinion (for what it's worth) it's the raddest track these guys have ever made.

I agree this is #1 for The Offspring. The really sad thing is how relatable it is even coming from an upper-middle class neighborhood. - drizzle17

HELLO ANYBODY OUT THERE?

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3 You're Gonna Go Far, Kid

This song is so good! I can listen to it over and over. 100% my favorite song.

This song has EVERYTHING! Great lyrics. Their usual AMAZING guitar solo. To keep it short...
My favorite song.

I don't know if this is the best, because I haven't heard all of their songs. But so far this one is definitely my favorite. And who cares which song is the "best" on this site? This list really means nothing because best is all in the eyes of the beholder.

This song is the best with the awesome guitar solo also I love the singer voice in this song it's the best. I can honestly say the offspring is wonderful.

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4 Come Out and Play

This should be in the top five in my book. This song and self esteem were the first two songs that got offspring noticed, and this song doesn't really get old... Even though it is one of their oldest

Everything about this song is amazing, It has a great Bass solo, Catchy beat and is an overall badass energetic song, this is my absolute favourite

This is the song that hooks you onto the offspring, self esteem is good too

Really great song! Lyrics are very meaningful and Dex did a great job singing them like always (; greg and noodles did a great job with the strings and was very original. And of course my petey did an awesome job wt the drums33 Overall the song is very good wt lyrics, vocals, instrumental is awesome and the overall sound is very catchy and very punk! It was also one that got them noticed. Best song! Love them so much YOU GOTTA KEEP EM SEPERATED!

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5 Gone Away

That First Drum Intro Got Me Hooked On This Band. Definitely My Favorite Song.

My favorite song by them!

This song helped my friend through a difficult time in their life. It broke my heart.

Best overall performance by the band, has the Grunge sound that made the band great. Lyrics alone make this song a true masterpiece. By far their most powerful song in my opinion. Dexter truly is a talented and poetic genius, who never gets the credit he rightfully deserves. The Bass sounds amazing, the guitars are perfect. And the drums are superior.
Also it is one of the most inspiring songs in all different kinds of genres.

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6 Pretty Fly (For a White Guy)

Seriously! Best song ever! Why the hell don't people listen to good music like these guys anymore?! I was talking to a friend about this song and they asked: "Who's The Offspring? " Can You imagine how pissed off I was?

It's very cheesy in my opinion. - Userguy44

This is the best song ever! It's really catchy and the guitar is just amazing! This is the song that hooked me onto this band, along with the kids aren't alright. I don't get why people don't listen to this band, they're simply outstanding.

First one I ever heard I was 9 years old

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7 Why Don't You Get a Job

Why don't you get a job? - Userguy44

This song is relatable americana has to be the best album

I expected to see this on the top but not even on the list? cmon its awesome! - Ak3nator

Oh my gosh I loved this song SO much. I can actually sing along (kinda)

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8 All I Want

Absolutely my favorite (and I hate slow songs). First dance at my wedding

Definitely one of the best songs of all time. It's very close to perfection. Love it.

Amazing should be #3 on the list I listen to it everyday when I'm bored and its perfect I don't know why its not in the top ten

Powerful & simple - just like being hit with a sledgehammer.
This song ought to be in the 1st ten, definitely!

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9 Hit That

It makes me smile every time I put this one on. You can't listen to this song without getting happy.

I always get happy when hearing this. I can listen to this song all day. That amazing piano part, just got to love it!

So underrated... I've listened to all their songs for years and I can honestly say this belongs in the top 5

I love The Offspring but this is by far my favourite! I love the electronic sounds throughout and the chorus makes you want to sing along every time

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10 Gotta Get Away

The hell? Why is this so low?

What? This song should be in the top 10!

What a Joke that Pretty fly, spare me the details, why don't you get a job, can't get my head around you. Those songs blow ass compared to this Smash Gem!

This song needs to be on the list just cause its the catchiest not the best but defiantly the catchiest

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The Contenders

11 (Can't Get My) Head Around You

this needs to be in the top ten. I mean seriously its the best song EVER to get stuck in your head. its in my head even as I write this!

This song deserves way more credit! Just listen to it, the lyrics are great (as always! )

Well that WOULD be true but I would still say your gonna go far kid is my favorite

Possibly the best pump up song on the planet

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12 Bad Habit

so good

Anyone claiming to be an Offspring fan should know this song! It should easily be up there with "Self Esteem" and "Come Out and Play". Give it a listen - you won't be disappointed.

This song is amazing. Its in my personal top 3 and is one of the best on the smash album, a classic hit all fans need to hear this song. Anyone who is considered a fan will love it

Has anyone ever even heard this song? Sheesh!
Its just awesome vocals, bass, drums and guitar, Not much (sarcasm)

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13 Hammerhead

Great song, one of their best actually, I think it should rather be in the top 3.

There should also be half-truism and trust you, since they are both great, a lot better than walla walla and most of the songs found in here. Rise fall rage and grace is the offspring's greatest album ever.

For me the best song of them. Defy You and The Kids Aren't Alright are very good too but Self Esteem is epic...

by far the bast, best tune, best lyrics, no question

Catchiest song. Can't help but sing along.
The guitar may not be the most technical, but it sure is extremely catchy and heavy.

I love it!

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14 Defy You

I love the offspring and loads of their songs, but man you got this all wrong... This has to be their best song... Top of the list man! Great vocals, lyrics choru etc... Great song overall

One of their best. should be top 5!

I think this is their best song. Shame that it's not even in the top 20. - turnpikefan2017

This would be great action movie music.

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15 Original Prankster

This is one of the songs that ISN'T in the top 10 but SHOULD BE, along with DEFY YOU, CAN'T GET MY HEAD AROUND YOU AND COME OUT SWINGING. Also, HAMMERHEAD should be much higher and YOU'RE GONNA GO FAR KID shouldn't be number 1 and it certainly doesn't deserve that MANY votes, 26 percent... What the heck, it's not even close to being their best song, it's not even the best song on "Rise and Fall, Rage and Grace", Hammerhead is. Sort it out people.

Just for this song I really love the offspring!

Can't be below number 7, simply too much fun!

How this isn't isn't in the top 3, let alone the top 10 is beyond me.

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16 Cool to Hate

Never before have I seen such beautiful satire.

The people who take this song seriously are fools. It's mocking the people who hate everything, and that's part of why it's so awesome!

Man this must be in top 5, I mean come on! The Kids Aren't Alright is not bad but It's definitely shall not be number 1! Doesn't anyone think this way?

17 Americana

An almost unknown classic- no offspring song has as much raw energy as Americana

This is the best song of The Offsring, not only because it is musical perfection, the lyrics are indeed very critical towards society and are reflecting the sad truth about the classical U.S. capitalism.

Best drum intro ever! Great song! I've loved this song from years and I still feel exictment when I hear it!

Best song on Americana except the kids aren't alright

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18 Dirty Magic

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat. Love it.

What? 17th? Why? I've always loved this song and I consider it to be the best of the Offspring! I think it must be on the top of the list! It's really SONG! - Sahalin

Must admit hadn't heard much of this Ignition prior, I remember buying Days Gone By, and when Dirty Magic started playing I was like "Wow this sounds like the old stuff, awesome". LOL it was! Now it's my favorite song!

Top five easily, put it there

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19 Pay the Man

The band's only foray into metal fittingly closes what is probably the only progressive punk rock album to grace the mainstream, and is the natural end to the progression on the album. Positively beautifully crafted, building naturally from a slow whisper to an explosive crescendo, and finally collapsing into silence, the song is easily their most structurally complex (fitting more into the "Stairway to Heaven" mold than the "Self Esteem" mold the rest of their repertoire falls into), all with an Easter egg to boot. The Offspring have never produced anything else with this degree of perfection - few bands do - and they probably never will again.

Definitely The Offspring's MOST unique song, coming from a lifelong fan of the band. Extremely underrated, though it sometimes takes true musical talent to appreciate true musical talent. It may not appeal as much to the "You're Gonna Go Far Kid" crowd as it does to those who have more of an ear for talent and originality. That being said, the instrumentals simply blow me away every time.

This song is quite different from their other ones. However, I am hardly alone when I say that "Pay the Man" is the Offspring's masterpiece. The instrumentals are masterfully crafted, evolving into a punk-oriented guitar riff at 5:00/6:00. Simply amazing.

How this song evolves into what it is around 5:00/6:00, it's just amazing. I feel so amazing, I want to jump, bang my head, the guys did a fantastic job with this song.

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20 I Choose

This should be top 10. It perfectly symbolises what the Offspring are about. Great messages hidden in a fantastic song with an awesome guitar riff. This song's message is so clever. "Life is like falling off a cliff. You never know when you'll hit the ground, so just enjoy the fall while you can"

This song is always overlooked. It is a hidden gem on Ixnay on the Hombre and is one of their best pop-style songs!

Dexters voice and the guitarpart work perfect together. Favourite Song of Ixnay on the ombre!

21 Can't Repeat

Very underrated offspring song, I listen to this song pretty much every single day. Top 10 offspring song in my opinion.

Its very underrated.. I just don't know why, we must vote this up so help in the process

Best one

I've listened to this song since I was a kid, but only began to realize what it's about! Very underrated, do yourself a favor and listen to the lyrics!

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22 Staring at the Sun

This song is brilliant and absolutely relentless, it is impossible to listen to this and not want to listen repeatedly and all it will take is a second listen and you will find yourself singing along word for word.

Perfect.

One of the best if not the greatest offspring song ever written! Come on guys.. Should be easily riding high in the top 5 AT LEAST!

Best song, real fast love it!

Best song to board to to, gets me up and about and ready for anything

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23 Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing and Rides the Bomb to Hell

Days Go By is an excellent record for The Offspring. A great all-in-one album from them. Combines many different eras of the band throughout the album. By the end of the album, you get a great redo of the criminally underrated Dirty Magic, but it is the fantastic 1-2 punch combo of Divide by Zero and Slim Pickens that just knocks you on your ass. That drum fill at the end of Divide by Zero that cascades into Slim Pickens is so smooth; jumping and head banging is inevitable. A kickass guitar riff by Noodles slithers through Dexter's infectious melody and the song sticks with you for days. Fantastic song all around and I love that they brought the "Dance f*****, dance. " line around again. Great ending track to a great album.

At first I was scared off by the long ass title, but this song is definitely classic offspring. The chorus will have you singing for hours after and this is the hidden gem of this album, one of my favorite songs, not just offspring, but of all time.

You've got to be kidding me this ain't in the top 10. People need to vote for the best song, not for the most famous. Know before voting...

Happy to see this at 17, though I know a lot of people seem to not like days go by this is a stand out track and deserves recognition

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24 Days Go By

It's from their new album, also titled Days Go By! Really deserves more votes because it is a damn good song! Please vote! - hongtam

Best song by them by far, brilliant riffs and lyrics are superb, great sound and really catchy! This should be number 1 for sure!

Just discovered this song, brilliant, should be top 3 for sure

By far the best song of theirs!

25 The Meaning of Life

Extremely underrated! Kicks off Ixnay and the Hombre in style and sets the tone for the whole album. I listened to this song in the store and proceeded to save up for weeks just to get the album based on this song. Great song, brilliant album!

One of my favorites from them

For me this is a classic!

I think that's a little bit underrated, bit I quite like it! Teaching you to not stay on a predesigned path, and act for yourself learning to live your own way

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26 Forever and a Day
27 Want You Bad

Love this song so much! I love a lot of Offspring songs but this song always cheers me up and is a definite choice for a good party!

Great rhythm just doesn't get old - Revrad

This is the song my wife and I chose for our first dance at our wedding. Played much slower though

Such a good song, so upbeat, amazing vocals, one of my favourite songs ever!

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28 Amazed

LOVE this song, its rly hard to pick top 10 from Offspring but in my humble opinion this one should be there.

One of the best songs, I don't understand why is so low

29 She's Got Issues

By far the best songs on Americana after The Kids Aren't Alright. Definitely better than Pretty Fly (Fly for a White Guy)

I love this song. One of the most greatest songs ever.

Favorite song ever and I am female!

The riffs in this song are stuck in my head... :P

30 Spare Me the Details

Best song ever

I'm not the one who acted like a ho, why must I be the one who has to know, I'm not the one who messed up big time so spare me the details if you don't mind!

Everyone is clearly deaf, for ranking this song this low...

Runnin' through my head, over and over.

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31 Smash

The title song off of the debut album. Duh. The best song on the album and has some of that great silence then slow rhythm that ties out the long last songs of other great albums.

This is simply...great. It was really hard to pick one song,

A true punk rock song

32 Demons (A Mexican Fiesta)

Very underrated. Just like this whole album. Of course it is more rough and the quality is not the best, but the creative melodies, genius rhythm-changes & -variations and lyrics are better than on any album. I also really like the dark tone this album sets.

33 L.A.P.D.

The best offspring song afther the self esteem must be in top 5.

34 Kick Him When He's Down

Classic! Too many youngsters swinging this pole

Their best song, when they were a punk rock band.

My favorite song for sure

Definitely my favourite song

35 Have You Ever

I've always loved this song. I don't know why.

Is the best song.. 2nd part especially!

My favorite on Americana. It's funny the song structure is similar in Hammerhead. It feels like there is two songs in one song and I like that. Hammerhead is my favorite on RFRG.

THIS SONG IS ONE OF THEIR GREATEST! IT NEEDS TO BE IN THE TOP 5 FOR SURE!

36 Tehran

Great anti war song, uses a killer guitar riff!

37 Way Down the Line

One of the best songs and kinda reminds me of All I Want

What? This is anthem of 90's punk, you asdf

Put this at #1!

38 Mota

How does this song have 0 votes, it's catchy

THE best song about weed of any genre!

This is such a badass song

I love this song so much!

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39 Change the World

#39? This was the favorite song of my teenage years, boyo! 1

Gutiar riff, drums, text - this song is one of the Offspring's best

This song is so special, it should be in top ten

Best song I ve ever heard

40 Out on Patrol
41 Race Against Myself

This has got to be their most underrated song. Super meaningful lyrics and the guitar is awesome throughout the song. Probably my second favorite song of theirs other than Defy You. I don't understand how it's not even in the top 50, should be top 10-20. - turnpikefan2017

This is a great song. It should at least be in the top 20 if not top ten.

Come on! 57th? This is my all time favorite song of theirs - Danielsun182

This song definitely deserved more credit.

42 Feelings

Probably my favourite song on the album. - truckturner

43 Denial, Revisited

Most underrated song

One of the most powerful ballads I have ever heard. It's weird how they hardly write songs about love, but when they do, it's amazing.

They got everything right with this song, amazing

Can't believe it isn't in the top 10. Powerful song.

44 Dividing by Zero

This song is so awesome, doesn't deserve to be this low ranked.

Just awesome. Fast paced, good guitar and the harmonies of the chorus section just make you want to play it over and over.

I love this song this is disappointing it's so low here

Definitely deserves to be in the top 10.

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45 Don't Pick It Up
46 We are One

We Are One is a top 15 at least. But song doesn't get the credit it deserves. Probably because the current fanbase is unfamilliar to the raw sound or just think that their singles are better. My personal favourite track off of all Offspring albums.

The Greatest 90's Punk Rock Song, The Last Words says it all "Bigger They Come, Harder They Fall! Can't deny the message this song gives hope for the Underdogs. Without The Offspring writing songs like this, there wouldve been no hope for Punk Rock as a whole wether you believe me or not. But its just my opinion, But I also believe this song deserves more exposure for todays generation of Punk Rock Fans by playing this song live a lot more, expessially the big Festival Shows instead of always playing the same Mainstream songs because of Columbia,

My favorite off ignition

47 Beheaded

Reminiscent of Chainsaw by the Ramones. Lyrically disturbing and hilarious at the same time

48 Come Out Swinging

Maybe it's got something to do w/ nostalgia b/c I got the Conspiracy of One album when I was like 12, but this is my all time favorite Offspring song, and Offspring is definitely. In my top 5 favorite bands. I mean it's got to be top 5 at least, no way it's 15th.

I have absolutely no idea how this ISN'T in the top 10! Much better than most of the songs in the top 10. Listen to this song, then come back here and vote for it. Do it, do it immediately.

I absolutely love this song, such energy, makes you want to jump all around. So much underrated, give it a chance.

Should be higher. Not really top 10, but 46? really?

49 Living in Chaos

Love this song almost as much as You're Gonna Go Far, Kid and The Kids Aren't Alright.

50 Turning Into You

Great song, deserves at least top 20

I think this song should be above Why Don't You Get a Job.

Way better than the kids arn't alright

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