Best Owl City Songs

The Top Ten

1 Fireflies Fireflies Cover Art

I heard this song once when I was 9 and I have been looking for it for years... I had only heard it once, late at night when I couldn't fall asleep and turned on the T.V., and never forgot it - that's how much it moved me. Now, years later, when I once again couldn't fall asleep, I turned my T.V. on and this was playing! :'D Makes you think, doesn't it? It's amazing that I never forgot it... I'l always remember this song as that amazing little tune that came on late at night when everyone else was asleep :') Ironic, isn't it?

What a song!
It's different from others... No romantic... Just natural and out from this world. It makes me feel happier whenever I listen
FULL VOLUME AND REPEAT BUTTON... And the song becomes best
Owl City n Adam rocked
Its slightly better than vanilla twilight because of its uniqueness
Thumbs UP to this song

The best song ever heared is from Owl city, and it is the FIREFLIES! What a song, always making me happy, and all of the words in the lyrics are so fantastic, it all represents your joy, hapiness, funny, moments, it is also making me to fall asleep, this song is note only great for me, it is BEST for me. It also reminds me to be a good boy, who helps each other, and respect them, telling the truth like what my qoute said "It is better to make someone cry than to tell a lie and make them smile" I did sang this to my crush :))... Though this is the best song ever! I LOVE YOU OWL CITY!

Fireflies is not your average song. I could listen to this song over and over again without getting sick of it. This song shows loads of emotion that will blow your mind. Listen to the song closely. I LOVE this song. It isn't about romance, break ups, cheating, and all the stuff you hear on the top 40... Its about his opinion of life but he uses it in metaphors. This is by far my favorite song n the world.

2 Vanilla Twilight Vanilla Twilight Cover Art

Most beautiful love song of all time. Best heart touching lyrics ever. I didn't hear such a beautiful song before in my whole life. It gives me goosebumps every time I hear. This is owl city's best song ever no doubt. Better than fireflies for sure. I am not kidding. I never loved any song than this. Trust me get the song otherwise you will miss the most beautiful love song of all time on this planet.

Best Song Ever Heared Better than fireflies. Whenever I listen to this song, it just makes me want to live this life. Very calming, lovely, and powerful, Most beautiful love song of all time. Best heart touching lyrics ever. I didn't hear such a beautiful song before in my whole life. It gives me goosebumps every time I hear. This is owl city's best song ever no doubt. Better than fireflies for sure. I am not kidding. I never loved any song than this. Trust me get the song otherwise you will miss the most beautiful love song of all time on this planet.

You know, Vanilla Twilight isn't one one of Adam Young's regular songs. This one is unique and sweet. It is romantic, but has a touch of melancholy as Adam Young describes how he had to break up with his girl friend. It is a sad, mournful song, but is still amazing. No offense, Fireflies. You are awesome also. Just not as good.

WOW. This song is ACTUALLY close to being in the RIGHT PLACE. Just put Fireflies down to 20, Shooting Star to 1 and Beautiful Times (thank you Lindsey Stirling for existing) to 2 and VOILA!... Well, drenched in vanilla twilight, I'll sit on the front porch all night while I wait for obvious sense to arise.

3 The Saltwater Room The Saltwater Room Cover Art

This song is really one of my favourites from Adam Young. It just makes me feel so calm whenever I've had a rough day, and the combination of the male and female voices is just amazing. This song makes me think of young love, and little crushes between a boy and a girl. Three words to describe this song; There. Are. None.

Its just purely awesome song... Loved the duet part... "Time together isn't ever quite enough
When you and I are alone, I've never felt so at home
What will it take to make or break this hint of love?
Only time, only time" this is the best part I wish it was at number 1

This song is fantastic! I was listening to it this morning and ranting in my head about how perfect and calm and sweet it is! I love it! Though this was a tough battle between galaxies, to the sky, and hot air balloon, I had to choose this one!

Oh my god I have no words to describe this song.. Ok, maybe I have a few.. The girls voice is so amazing, its like shes from a different world, it just sounds impossibly childish and serene... I don't know, this songs just so amazing

4 Good Time Good Time Cover Art

This song should be number one.
"We don't even have to try it's always a good time"
Just Adam is good enough by himself but with Carly Rae Jepsen they sound amazing. When ever I'm feeling down I listen to this song.

This song is great because it really has a catchy tune and you always get a smile when you listen to it. Featuring Carly Rae Jepsen is just what owl city needed to make this great song fantastic.

Its such an awesome song! I don't understand why it has such a low ranking! I was expecting it among the top tens! Great music.. Such uplifting lyrics! Love it!

This is my second favorite song ever ("Fireflies" being my top favorite). I always get it stuck in my head after I listen to it, and it makes me so happy!

5 To the Sky To the Sky Cover Art

Because if you're gonna have an artist write a credits song for a movie adaptation of a book series well known amongst youngsters featuring owls, Owl City fits this job better than anyone else by a landslide.

This song is awesome. Listening to this it fells like I am in heaven. It is the most beautiful song of owl city. It's so soothing and sweet feels like listening and listening

This is such an amazing song! It makes me want to fly and be free! It's alive and lovely! I think it should be first, although I love Firelight as well!

A gorgeous song. Every word Adam sings in this beautiful song inspires me, and pushes me farther and farther. This song makes me wish to be free, and never look back.

6 Rainbow Veins Rainbow Veins Cover Art

Absolutely amazing! This song is one of my favourite or all time and I have over 3000 songs! I find it absolutely stunning. The lyrics are very unique and it really makes the listener feel as though it is happening to them. After Fireflies, it is their best. (Hello Seattle is tying with Rainbow Veins! )

It's just so beautiful, the lyrics sweep you off your feet and the instrumental is too wonderful to put into words. Galaxies is amazing, but this one could use more votes.

Xylophone, Acoustic Guitar a catchy beat - you can't help but move to this song. The most musically accomplished another unique sound from Owl City.

Very good song I don't know why but when I listen to this song I think it is best song of owl city

7 On the Wing On the Wing Cover Art

What a song from Owl City and Adam Young... it became my favourite song from the moment I heard it first. Its music is fantastic and in many ways different from the other songs' musics... What a song... The starting and the ending of the song is the best...

I think On the Wing shows, better than any other song, the amazing level of layeredness & complexity that Young puts into his very best music. It's like he's making a symphony, but with synths and vocals - it's so beautiful! This man is a musical genius!

Best song ever from Owl city. Listen to this song in a quiet room with full volume and feel it. I bet you'll feel damn good. Long live Adam Young!

Probably one of the best songs ever from Owl City. Everything just clicks with On The Wing - the sweeping instrumentals, perfect percussion and brilliant lyrics make this a masterpiece.

8 Galaxies Galaxies Cover Art

Easily best of the owl city songs. It just makes you happy when ever you listen to it. Next best in order, Hot Air Balloon, Fireflies, Honey and the Bee, Rainbow Veins, Dreams don't turn to dust

Galaxies is really good and should be ranked way higher than no.22
It has a great foot tapping music and its tough for me to decide between galaxies and fireflies but I this galaxies get my vote.

Galaxies is just a beautiful song. The intro is amazing (January 28 1986 and also the actual violin intro). This song is upbeat and super catchy. It makes me smile every time. Definitely one of the best Owl City songs.

Great song. When you get all bummed out, just listen. Stop and listen. Once the lyrics sink in you just know the song by heart. I don't know why, it just happens.

9 When Can I See You Again?

This is a great song. I just have one question: Why on earth did the Wreck-It Ralph people decide to put the BEST track in the movie... IN THE CREDITS? At least put it at the very end. Amazing "feel-good" track with the sort of "otherworldly" start that made Owl City's previous tracks, like "Fireflies" such a hit.

Really just a very fun and upbeat song. You don't get a lot of those anymore, but this is certainly one of the best ever. I'm always singing it! It is so catchy!

Oh My God! This is song seems so new and fresh every single time you listen to it. It'll stick like Gum.. Just Brilliant stuff! Icing on top of the 'Wreck it Ralph' cake.

Thumbs up if you have seen Wreck-It Ralph and loved When Can I See You Again!

10 Silhouette Silhouette Cover Art

This so is absolutely authentic and heartfelt. The piano and melody strip Owl to his utmost honest. The lyrics is emotional and almost universal. It melts my heart, brings tears to my eyes and explains the butterflies in my stomach.

A beautiful, emotion-filled song. I fell in love with it almost immediately. You can tell that Adam put love into every note in this song. Beautiful work as always, recommended to anyone who has yet to hear it.

This song makes my eyes water. It's just so powerful, Adam's voice is perfect, everything is perfect. This song is definitely the saddest owl city song and I just love it.

Oh, I fell in love with this song the moment I heard it.. It makes me wanted to breakdown in tears.. I can really feel his emotion in this song.. LONG LIVE ADAM YOUNG!

The Contenders

11 Alligator Sky Alligator Sky Cover Art

Beautiful song makes you feel soaring among the stars. I would say this is the best owl city song! I like the no rap version better.

This song is simply amazing. With the rap, Shawn Christopher adds to the opening and chorus, but the simple version has such a good melody! I love the key change near the end as well. I'm always a sucker for those. This song definitely deserves to be on the top ten.

One of his best, this song will take you to the space, and show you the wonders of the universe, just hear it once, an you will AT LEAST like it, oh, and the Rap-less version it's a little bit better for me, but that might be just me.

It just blows you away. It can wake you up from the deepest slumbers. One second you are stumbling around your eyes half closed and then you hear the song, you just sit up and take notice.

12 Hot Air Balloon Hot Air Balloon Cover Art

How can this be so far back! This song has an absolutely melodious and catchy tune. One of the few songs that can lift up my mood at any time. The other songs of Owl City are great, but this one is one of the bests.

WOAH? How is this not top ten! This si in my top 3! Light hearted and explorative. It's a teleport (Take me away from here) song. If you listen to the words you can almost see exactly what's going on.

This song is so happy and uplifting, just like a hot air balloon. It brings Owl City back to his roots, and Adam has never seemed more at home in a song.

Excellent song by owl city. What a music. Better than fireflies & vanilla twilight

13 I'll Meet You There I'll Meet You There Cover Art

This song is absolutely beautiful! How is it not at least in the top 10? This has been my favorite song by Owl City for 2 years now and I have heard over 40 of their songs and I'm also a HUGE overall Owl City fan! Beautiful lyrics and soothing: "We'll fill the metro skies with country air, and when you close your tired eyes I'll meet you there. "

Get voting. This is an amazing song, if you actually bother to listen to it. So get listening, realize the power of the song and get voting

Such A Beautiful Song 🎶..

14 Cave In Cave In Cover Art

This song is Owl City's best. In my opinion, it's this, then Hello Seattle / Fireflies / Hello Seattle (Remix), followed by "When Can I See You Again? " from Wreck-It Ralph.
I would say Fireflies is the best, but Cave In isn't only well written, but the melody is very powerful. The lyrics and overall vocals match the song's melodies and harmonies to create what I believe is Owl City's masterpiece.

This song isn't just isn't one of Owl City's best, it's their best. Heck, it is the best, out of music itself. Listening to the lyrics makes you know what to do when your stressed, a quality that makes it unique, and with the cave-mining comparison, many words like "octane", "turnpike", "bedroll, " and "undermining" just add to the inteense beat and radio-like music at both the beggining and end of the song.

Best song ever in my opinion! Should definitely be in the Top 10 for sure. The beat is just incredible and the way that it tugs at your heart and mind as well makes it awesome. Riding a dirtbike down a turnpike always takes its toll on me. Simply Amazing

Amazing melody, upbeat, love the feeling and emotion behind this song. Reminds me of the City of Ember, I really don't see why it isn't ranked higher!

15 Hello Seattle Hello Seattle Cover Art

This song is great. The melody is amazing, and the lyrics are definitely a plus. The "Hello Seattle (Remix)" version is also very good, even though the remix's only lyrics are "Hello Seattle" for 5 minutes.
Owl City was an electronica project to start, and this is a piece of great electronica. (Especially the remix.)

Wow What a beautiful song Adam I just liked your style in this. Awesome song one of my favorites, Best song I have heard in owl city. One of the best song of owl city. It is really sweet, I love it! Thumbs up

This is a remix by the artist himself. It's mostly an instrumental, which means he focused even more on the instrumental, which sounds awesome.

This song is AMAZING! But then again, all of Owl City's songs are amazing. I really love Hello Seattle though... It's my favorite.

16 Plant Life Plant Life Cover Art

This is the most beautiful song ever, with a weird lyrics :p.. Every time I'm listening to this beautiful song, I can picture the image of the lyrics. It just comes into my imagination. I started to love it last 2 years, and I still love it today

A pop song written in a waltz style?!? What a novel idea! Plant Life is a happy, dreamy song about an overgrown haunted house sitting on the fringes of Owl City's forest.

Amazing song! I absolutely love the chorus "I'd rather waltz than just walk through the forest" I play it over and over again. Best. Song. Ever.

"If I were to pluck on your heartstrings, would you strum on mine? "

17 How I Became the Sea How I Became the Sea Cover Art

How I Became the Sea tells the story of Adam's sleepy overnight rise to stardom, in unique a way as possible. He compares himself to the sea, Of June is a lobster shell, Ocean Eyes to the soft oceanside and his hit Fireflies, is a hurricane crashing in, tossing him into the sea of fame. He predicts his the rest of his career, saying he'll bring the oceanside to it's knees and feel the even tide deepen his shallow dreams, giving somewhat of a happy finality to his career. What a song by the young genius from Minnesota.

Simply enchanting. One of Owl city's greatest. I also love Rainbow Veins, but clearly this one needed the vote more. This one also shows us the rare time Adam uses a huge tempo change in his music, this one and cave in are the only examples I can think of. Not to mention the opening and closing are perfectly trancing. Love to go to sleep/wake up to this one.

This song is absolutely mesmerizing, from the tranquil melodic structure of the song to the jamming end part of the song. What I love about this song is how it has this feeling of epic-ness through the whole song. Then owl city capitalizes off it by a smooth yet dancey beat towards the end, then he concludes the song with a simple playful notes with the same ryhtem.

This song is so wonderful, and I just love how he sounds. This song can calm you down, and make you feel so happy. This song clearly belongs in the top 10!

18 Beautiful Times

One of Adam's best songs! The instrumental is creative and powerful, it fits the lyrics as they are very powerful as well. The melodies are catchy too. It begins as a sad, dark song, but ends up being his most optimistic song in my opinion. It's just a streak of light, a ray of hope which brightens your day and never fails to make you feel stronger!

So, so amazing. While I loved Good Time, this one just took me back to the feeling of Adam Young's older songs. It is just so nostalgic and beautiful. The instrumental by Lindsey Stirling just enhances the song with the rich and moving tune. While I love Fireflies just as much as any other Owl City fan, Beautiful Times takes my vote.

I'm gonna vote for Beautiful Times, because since there are many people suffering due to difficulty of life. These lyrics on this song got me: "We all suffer but we recover, just to discover life where we all are."

Such a beautiful song with positive lyrics..it always gives me strength when I'm down. Just fascinates me every time I hear it. This song belongs in the top 10! One of the best songs of adam young

19 Shooting Star Shooting Star Cover Art

I heard that Owl City had really bad songs. I decided to search them up on Spotify and I found this, along with other great songs, and now they are one of my favorite bands. I do have a weird taste in music, but Owl City is truly the most underrated band ever. People who think Fireflies is their only good song should go listen to their other songs and decide for themselves

So upbeat. It's happy, inspiring, and a feel good song that that I could listen to over and over. The third verse reminds me of Owl city's other music, the less mainstream kind.
A thousand heartbeats beat in time
It makes this dark planet come alive
So when the lights flicker out tonight
You gotta shine

Just because a certain (this) song couldn't reach heights of popularity or peak higher at the billboard chart doesn't automatically mean that the song is inadequate... Startling and such a shame to see how this beautiful and soothing piece of work gets blatantly ignored... Anyway, this is #1 for me..Lovely voice, beautiful upbeat lyrics and amazing beats... sheer perfect...

Oh my god this is my girlfriend's favorite song and I love it too. Why the hell is this #30?! This is BY FAR Owl City's BEST song and I really don't understand why it isn't higher on the list!

20 If My Heart Was a House If My Heart Was a House Cover Art

Hands down my top pick by him and I've heard them all lol. Prior to this, id only heard Fireflies, which while I love now, was very overplayed in my 8th grade year. I heard If My Heart Was A House in 2010-11 on an adorable compilation of marriage proposals. I had to look up the artist, and was shocked to see it was the fireflies guy! I was so in love with the sing I dove right into his whole catalog and loved almost every song. Still do. But this song is the entire reason for my love of owl city and its always number one for me

This song is just the perfect combination of the different elements he used in it. The message contained is innocent and sweet, the sound is sincere and melodious, Adam's smooth voice truly brings out the passion and beauty of this song. I also love the 3/4 time, it just makes you want to get up and slow dance along.

Such a wonderful song! You can tell Adam poured his haeart into every note! It reminds me of past relationships and all the good times I have shared with them! My heart always skips a beat whenever I here this song!

It's the most best song by owl city he sing with completely with her heart and also even better than fire flies and vanilla twilight... I think it's have to be the best song on his album ocean eyes... People please vote this song up...

21 Fuzzy Blue Lights Fuzzy Blue Lights Cover Art

I think it's one of the best of owl city because of the awesome lyrics.

Fuzzy Blue Lights speaks to me in such a beautiful way..

Great melody and lyrics. I would rank this as 4th or 5th

Must listen to this guys! WOW it's awwsome

22 Honey and the Bee Honey and the Bee Cover Art

This is like the most underrated song produced by owl city! I think it still deserves a higher spot on the list...

It's such a beautiful song. I don't how this isn't even in the top 20. That's just cray cray.

Great song, I really like the duet with Breanne. More duets please. This song should be at least in the top 20.

Cuties song I ever heard.
And one of best duets I even know.
Just.
Perfect.

23 Lonely Lullaby Lonely Lullaby Cover Art

Beautiful song.. I just have one question: Anne Mary, why did you have to leave Adam? Long distance is not hard if you have a guy as great as Adam, who's so worth waiting for...

Personally My favorite, its usual Owl City, but different; way better than Vanilla Twilight. Also it's not overly popular (wasn't even on this list when I looked)

Amazing. Written from the heart, its totally beautiful. This is actually better than Vanilla Twilight.
This one blows all love songs out of the water.

Such a beautiful song... I love all of Adam's songs but this one in particular is just... no words can describe this song.

24 Tidal Wave Tidal Wave Cover Art

Why is this song way down here it shd b in top 5. I have listened to it more than a million times but it is ever new in my ears what a good song long live adam U will stil b my number 1 artist ever. hw glad I'm to b in the same generation with U I love your music adam I really do, hw I wish I could ever see U physically unfortunately I live in Africa

This is worthy of at least top 5! Music and lyrics are awesome... touches your heart! Why not give it a twirl? Liking of this song may wash over you!

Owl City Relient K = Epic collaboration. This song's should be on the top 3.

This is top 5! An excellent message of hope.

25 The Technicolor Phase The Technicolor Phase Cover Art

"If you cut me I suppose I would bleed the colors of the evening stars." One of the best if not THE best owl city lyric. I love this song so deeply.

I love Owl City, and so many of his songs, but this stands above the rest! It's a shame more people don't feel the same...

This is true poetic art... If you really know you're Owl City, you would hear and feel the best quality here...

The Technicolor Phase is brilliant, why is it only at 23?

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