Top Ten Best Offspring Songs

The Top Ten

Self Esteem Self Esteem Cover Art

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



"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.

This song is MUCH better than You're Gonna Go Far Kid. The beat on this is so original, so epic, so Punk. Other songs which should be higher: Defy You, Can't Get My Head Around You, Original Prankster, Hammerhead, Gone Away and Pretty Fly (For A White Guy). Get it sorted people, You're Gonna Go Far Kid has FAR too many votes!

The Kids Aren't Alright The Kids Aren't Alright Cover Art

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

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.

The lyrics, the guitar, the tempo, the music, the video, the moment, everything of this song totally fits, to me one of the best songs ever

What I like about Offspring is that every single song sounds different. Some artists have similar music and tunes replayed over and over, but for Offspring every song sounds like it is from a different band. Gives you a lot of options to play around with...

This song in particular gives so much emotion. Very unique and beautiful.

You're Gonna Go Far, Kid You're Gonna Go Far, Kid Cover Art

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.

This song seems like it's cut from a slightly different cloth than a good chunk of the rest of The Offspring's stuff, and for that reason a lot of their fans don't believe it should be among their best. I'm personally not a hardcore The Offspring fan, but that's mostly because I lean more towards alternative rock than punk rock (although I do still believe that The Kids Aren't Alright, Self Esteem, and Gone Away, and a couple others from them are fantastic songs). With that being said, I am a fan of rock in general, and that's what this song is at its core. It's one of my favorite songs of all-time, an absolute classic.

Come Out and Play Come Out and Play Cover Art

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

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!

Lol whenever I send back food at a restaurant because they not something on it that I don't want I always say "you gotta keep em' separated! " And they just stare at me while I play the air guitar

Gone Away Gone Away Cover Art

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

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.

It is a fantastic punk rock ballad about something that Dexter felt, what can be a better passionate song than that?

This is not a punk rock ballad. Just Rock. Still one of the greatest rock songs ever made though. - samherman97

Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) Pretty Fly (For a White Guy) Cover Art

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?

Awesome! People need to listen to this stuff. very funny and entertaining.

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.

Why is this not in the top five?!? Come on, You're gonna go far kid kinda sucks. The only songs by them that can beat this are self esteem and the kids aren't alright. Get yourself together and vote for this.

All I Want All I Want Cover Art

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!

So energetic and just flat out fun. Sometime that just makes you want to hop and run around your room.

Why Don't You Get a Job Why Don't You Get a Job Cover Art

proof that the Beatles are better than the Offspring: this song has sampled "Ob La Di, Ob La Da" by the Beatles beat wise. At the time I am writing this, this is number 7 on the list meaning there are only 6 songs above this for this list. Meanwhile, the Beatles song is number 83 on its respective list, meaning that there are 82 songs above it on that list. So while this song is this bands 7th best, the Beatles song is their 83rd best.

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

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

One of the first Offspring songs I ever heard. This singlehandedly got me hooked on this amazing (amazing) band. I think this deserves to be in the top five. No, top three.

Hit That Hit That Cover Art

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

Gotta Get Away Gotta Get Away Cover Art

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

The Contenders

(Can't Get My) Head Around You (Can't Get My) Head Around You Cover Art

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

Bad Habit Bad Habit Cover Art

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)

This song explains road rage so well. All you have to do is plug this song in and watch the roads clear ahead of you.

Hammerhead Hammerhead Cover Art

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!

Defy You Defy You Cover Art

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.

This would be great action movie music.

Original Prankster Original Prankster Cover Art

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.

Americana Americana Cover Art

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!

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

Best song on Americana except the kids aren't alright

Cool to Hate Cool to Hate Cover Art

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!

Well this song should be a lot higher. Heck, it’s practically the national anthem of the Internet. Great lyrics from one of The Offsprings best albums (Ixnay and Smash are joint first in my opinion). The songs about toxic negativity of course and how those who preach it push everything around them away. But aside from the awesome lyrics is the kick ass tune. Pure Offspring, fast, pummelling punk rock.

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?

Days Go By Days Go By Cover Art

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

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!

Dirty Magic Dirty Magic Cover Art

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!

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

Pay the Man Pay the Man Cover Art

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.

I Choose I Choose Cover Art

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!

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.


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

Can't Repeat Can't Repeat Cover Art

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

This should be in top ten. Come on, it's the brother of The Kids aren't alright.

Oh, come on. This song should be in top 10. Memorable intro and The Kids Aren't Alright alike.

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

Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing and Rides the Bomb to Hell Slim Pickens Does the Right Thing and Rides the Bomb to Hell Cover Art

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

The Meaning of Life The Meaning of Life Cover Art

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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