Best Owl City Songs


The Top Ten

1 Fireflies

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

Fireflies is OBVIOUSLY the best!
it is the best and everybody knows!

Great song... Long time since I heard anything as touching as it, this has been a masterpiece of adam

Nice song, but I never understood the lyrics. - Userguy44

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2 Vanilla Twilight

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.

Awesome song.. Fell in love with the song when heard it for the first time.. Lyrics is so dam touching... Awesome awesome..

Whenever I listen to this song, it just makes me want to live this life. Very calming, lovely, and powerful.

There's no other song that will never go irrelevant and untimely, and can still give you that feeling of nostalgia and goosebumps all over your body

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3 The Saltwater Room

I REALLY love THIS SONG! The duet was awesome, the music was outstanding EVERYTHING IS JUST SO PERFECT! This should be in the number 1!

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

Lovely song, male and female singing

It was so mellow. I love the duet and Breanne's voice. It mix with Adam's voice so well.

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4 Good Time

If you feel down, listen to this song! It will pump you up right away

This song should rank up! :) because its always a good time!

The tuning and vocals are just out of the park, Carly rae jepsen only adds to the unique charm of this wonderful song


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5 On the Wing

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!

There is an excellence spotted beneath the song. (Which is great and incredible! )Good work Adam.

Better then salt water room and hot air balloon should be in top 3. Listen to it its a hell song to be listen at night.

Love this of my best song of all...

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6 To the Sky

AMAZING! Love the lyrics, would definitely watch Owls of Ga'hoole just to listen to the song again!

This song is awesome. Listening to this it fells like I am in heaven. It is the most beautiful song of owl city. Its 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!


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7 Rainbow Veins

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! )

This is the best song of Adam young. I think it should be in top 4

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.

My favorite

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8 Galaxies

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.

Ugh! Why do I have to pick between this and To The Sky?
But seriously, this is awesome. Great tune, great feel, and I love the content! - jessicaclaytor

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.

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9 When Can I See You Again?

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

Soundtrack ending of Film Wreck it Ralph! Awesome song! Feel like in the future!

Awesome song, just amazing!

Wreck it ralph

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10 Hot Air Balloon

Awesome song one of my favourites this and fireflies amazing

This song is really sweet... The best part is the oxymoron- "cold hot air balloon"... Love it!

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

Why isn’t this song number 1 it is amazing
“I’ll be out of mind and you’ll be out of ideas pretty soon so let’s spend an afternoon in a cold hot air balloon.”

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The Contenders

11 Alligator Sky

I really liked this! This is my favorite among all cause of the background music of the rap makes everything change to the best... WHY IS THIS THE 17TH!? THIS SHOULD BE BETTER THANK FIREFLIES... I liked how adam sings... The lyrics are so smart and GREAT I love it

It's absolutely a wonderful song, I really love it... And so blowing, I think that it should be between the top10

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.

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12 Silhouette

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 is simply amazing! It touches your hear and you can always relate to it. "i'm tired of waking up in tears because I can't put back these phobeas and fears"

Beautiful songs, relax and good music. It must be on top 10! :))

Very emotional

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13 If My Heart Was a House

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!

Lovely, sad song! I love it so much definitely the best of Owl City!

This song made me think of my bff. He does have a girlfriend and I'm not gonna mess with her and I don't want to hurt him. He loves her to death but I have him as a bff and he's always there when I need tot talk to someone and I love him to death ^_^

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

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14 Hello Seattle

The music is really good. Not much words, just music. I love owl city (Adam). Well Done!

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

When I think owl city, I think of this. It’s my favorite song by him, and I just have to dance every time I hear it

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15 Honey and the Bee

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

One of the best duet ever. Breanne Düren and Adam Young are great. More duet please =)

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

Better than hello seattle

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16 Cave In

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.

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.

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

While it isn’t #1 for me, it is SO GOOD. It gives you the sense of adventure. Owl city is therapy for me and this one is the motivation section.

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17 Plant Life

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

"If I were to pluck on your heartstrings, would you strum on mine? " - keep-me-posted

A great song about overcoming your fears!

Plant Life is such a song that touchs your Heart and Soul..

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18 How I Became the Sea

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.

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.

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!

It's a mad ass song

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19 Gold

Seriously, 38?! Goodness, people need to actually listen to this song! Gold is the perfect graduation song. It's a really good song to listen to when you feel down and depressed... Just listen to the melody and you'll feel renewed. This song is way underrated!

This song should be played in every single graduation ceremony. The lyrics are so inspirational... It encourages everyone to step into a brighter future because they're gold. This song will have you wanting to be a champion.

This song is just so overwhelming, good tunes and sweet lyrics this should be qualified in top 10!, so amazing and magnificent and so inspiring and touching one of my favorite songs too


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20 I'll Meet You There

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 🎶..

21 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 touching Beautiful Song X..

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22 Shooting Star

This song is magical! Great beat and amazing lyrics!
I feel so special every time I listen to it, it lifts my spirit and puts me in a joyful mood

The best song! I don't understand why it's not higher in this ranking :( Very powerful beat and when I listen to it I fell so much happier!

Best song ever! Heard it first on a MLB commercial awesome song! Has a remarkable beat and tune! Lyrics are catchy!

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 - TheInsomniac

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23 Tidal Wave

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. - jcross23

This song is so soothing, I love it

This is top 5! An excellent message of hope.

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24 Dementia

This IS the Best Song I have Ever Heard Of Owl City But Could not Find It even In Top 20... Truely this Song Deserve More Popularity And Should Be Counted In Top 10

This song toke over me and my heart beat slowed and there were tears coming from my eyes

I knew as soon as I herd this song it was my favorite, I believe that this should be in the top 10 for the nature of how powerful the melody mixed with the lyrics is.

This is my favorite owl city song.

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25 Deer in the Headlights

Deer in the Headlights is upbeat and funny, unlike Owl City's other stuff. I don't understand how this could be ranked so low. Love this song! Fireflies is okay but I kind of get tired of it after awhile...

My favorite Owl City Song in "All things bright and beautiful", and maybe of all time. It's a really good song, very up beat, and sticks in your head like duct tape. Great song

I love this song it's probably the top best in all things bright and beautiful! Definitely upbeat and something everyone can listen too!


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26 Fuzzy Blue Lights

I think its one of the best of owl city/? Because of the awesome lyrics

Must listen to this guys! WOW it's awwsome

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

The lyrics r so deep that no one gets it. And so no. 28

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27 Metropolis

This song is one of my favorites! I listen to it almost every single day!

My favourite on their new album

Just amazing

28 Lonely Lullaby

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)

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...

One of my favorite songs from owl city... This song has great emotions behind it

So Heart wrenching a Beautiful song X..

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29 Meteor Shower

Short and sweet... Enough said. It's definitely Owl City's best song, if only it was longer...

I can't stop listening to this 2 min masterpiece.. Its amazing.. The lyrics are so sweet :)
Please don't let me go I desperately need you

I think this must be in the top 3 great music, and lyrics I listen for about 1 hour every day its awesome
Can any body tell why this is below owlcity rules and is my best

This song is simply incredible! The lyrics are incredibly heart-felt and emotional and the accompanying music is also very emotional and pretty and brings it together it together perfectly.

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30 Umbrella Beach

I think this song proves that you can make your dreams come true. It is a very great song with awesome imaginations.

How come this song on 37 it should be at least in top 10?

Umbrella Beach may not be the best song, but it deserves to be at least in the top 15 songs. Can't stop listening.

This song takes me to a beautiful place every time, got to Love 💘 Owl City..

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31 The Technicolor Phase

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

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

"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...

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32 Angels

This is a really amazing song, definitely one of my favorites. Really disappointed that it wasn't ranked higher than it is here.

This is my one of my favorite songs ever! I love angels so much it reminds me so much of... Me, how I'm always believing anything can happen, and how every one thinks I hallucinate but I don't think I do! I think there really are angels up there!

Angels is such a great song! Its lyrics are actually pretty deep and I personally think its underrated. Seriously, listen to this and you won't regret it. It basically talks about angels and things you think are there but can't see. Especially nice if you've lost someone close to you.

This is one of my favorite song! Go Owl City!

This is definitely the best! Why is this so low on the list?!?!

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33 The Bird and the Worm

Oh my god, this is really the most amazing song I have ever heard. I've loved it for like 3 years, it's never gotten old and the song has stuck with me the whole time. It's a song I listen to for every occasion, whether I was heartbroken, crushing, or just needed a good song to listen to. It is truly beautiful. My #1

This is my favorite one. It's a great feel good song with good lyrics

One of the most positive songs ever heard by me... Keep it up Adam

This song is very fun! Wish its in top 10

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34 Air Traffic

this song should at least be in the Top 3, its really an inspirational song, great for new owl city members

This song is just beautifully written. I can't say I have a favorite Owl City song because they all just blow me away! The vocals are stunning and I just adore the music as a whole. I can visualize Air Traffic in my head every time I listen to it- love this enchanting song!

This song is so brilliant! You really have to listen to it. It's got a great core melody and beautiful music. Definitely one of my favorite songs of all times!

The beginning instrumental coming in and the ending harmony are so beautiful and majestic. So surreal beyond words. Adam, what would I do without you?

35 My Everything

This is such a touching song, I really love this.

"Hallelujah..My almighty God divine"So religious song..This is my favorite!

The best in album Mobile Orchestra!

The Best!

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36 Take It All Away

Awesome song of the owl city, yeah it's old school but there is the quality of the song. This should be places on the places of 30 and below.

"You tear me up when you say, you wanna take it all away, take it all away-ay-ay-ay-ay" 'enough ' said.

I realize there's so many good owl city songs, but this one definitely deserves some recognition!

Wonderful Song!

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37 Kamikaze

I'm surprised no one added this song, it is amazing, listen to it on YouTube some time. It is in Adams album all things bright and beautiful.

Love it! Like oh my God, Adam Young is really talented! This is the most amazing romantic song in the world!

Four Words:


Very different song, it starts with such a small song and then actually kamikaze's with a great blast of sound. One of my favorites, even though it is number 37 on this list.

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38 In Christ Alone (I Stand)

A really good song. You will definitely love this song if you are a spiritual person! :D

Nice version... Warm... Not bash you over the head vocals...

A perfect song sung perfectly by the perfect band

Really good song,Adam young is the best! God bless you!

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39 The Tip of the Iceberg

My favorite song, excellent lyrics, wonderful music. I just don't understand why it isn't ranked higher.

This should be much higher because it's a great song!

I don't know why its under rated, it should be in top 10

This should be in the top 10

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40 This Isn't the End

This is the best by far if you have not herd it you need to this song should be number one. And it is also real not fake like some of his other songs. BEST SONG EVER SERIOUSLY!

This song is amazing and has to be one of his best songs yet, if not his best. I just don't understand how it's voted to low!

WHAT? IS? THIS? DOING? DOWN? HERE? HEllo?! Touching stories, lovely voice, awesome tune? COme ON people, this is top 10 stuff

If you want to consider yourself an Owl City fan, listening to this song is a MUST! Great storytelling, my favorite song by Owl City.

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41 Thunderstruck

One of the strongest tracks off Mobile Orchestra, this song uses a really misleading style that somehow fits the tragic plot.

I just love this song, the whole four minutes and eights seconds of it
I wish I knew where to find other songs like this. I love all of Owl City's songs but this one just makes me feel strong and powerful and like everything is perfect.

Brilliant. Brilliant among the brilliancy. - keyson

The best Mobile Orchestra...!

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42 Dental Care

This song is hilarious! This needs to be in the Top Ten! It describes my visits to the dentist perfectly, at least. XDD

I think this needs to be in the top three along with hello Seattle, if my heart was a house, caving in. I know all the lyrics to it. By the way have you heard radio active by imagon dragons?

Top 10 at least! 40?! It's amazing, well-written, and punny. Punny always makes quality shine through.

Ok I love Owl City but come on Adam what the heck is this. He's probably the first person to make a song about going to the dentist - TheInsomniac

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43 Lucid Dream
44 Dreams Don't Turn to Dust

This is my favorite Owl City song! Love the lyrics, they tell you to follow your dreams and let your imagination fly! I could listen to it over, and over, and over again!

Please make it reach the top 5 slot. It's my 2nd most favorite song after fireflies,

This needs to at least be top 10

What the hell, this song must on 10 slots at least

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45 Bird With a Broken Wing

A song all about determination. Truly inspirational.

This is a nice song!

Such a very deep song..

Very good song by my favorite 'owl city'. common hootowls it should be at least in top ten list.

46 Peppermint Winter

This is the best song ever! Adam perfectly describes how amazing winter is, and how he has so much fun with it. The background music is amazing and he sings it with a lovely wistful voice. The chorus is the best part. "THIS PEPPERMINT WINTER IS SO SUGAR SWEET, I DON'T NEED TO TASTE TO BELIEVE, WHAT'S DECEMBER WITHOUT CHRISTMAS EVE. Best song ever.

This is my favorite winter song. And it's great to get you in the winter mood and I could listen to it all year long. That's how good this song is. I wish it was more well known.

Greatest song by owl city. listen to it and you will agree

My Christmas anthem!

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47 Paper Tigers

Why the rating? I love this song, especially with the background piano notes and the steady drum rhythm. Definitely my favorite.

Brilliant. Top 5 songs and it is not on any album. - keyson

Just an amazing and great melody, especially piano tune is awesome.

Such an obscure song that is of the ATBAB era. A very nice song that doesn't fit anywhere, per-say, but one of Adam's nicest gems.

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48 Embers

A Very powerful song, this deserves a place on top. It will make you feel alive, it'll give you hope. Its chorus catches your heart.

This deserves a place in top 5!

Deserves a place in top 10!

Great lyrics

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49 You're Not Alone

Good song, and the first Owl City song I heard. I personally like some of these others a bit better, but I love this one and wish it was higher, so I voted for it. - LarkwingFlight

I love how he wrote another song about his faith, and I LOVE britt

Why isn't this higher? This is the only song of theirs on my playlist

So good wish it was higher on the list

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50 West Coast Friendship

Wow I really think this is one of the best adam's songs!

I can't believe this is so far down! West coast friendship is an incredibly sweet song and the tune is very catchy with no repetition n all.W. great, maningful lyrics too

Lovely song, vivid imagery, beautiful tune. Why is this so far down!

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Top Remixes (45)

1. Fireflies
2. The Saltwater Room
3. Vanilla Twilight
1. How I Became the Sea
2. I'll Meet You There
3. On the Wing
1. Rainbow Veins
2. Silhouette
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