Best Pixies Songs

The top ten songs from one of the most influential alternative bands.

The Top Ten

1 Where is My Mind?

First rule is that I'm not suppose to talk about it, second rule is that i;m not suppose to talk about it but this is simply awesome

Okay, this is a great song, and it has a great beat, but was anyone else freaked out by that ending? Sounded like a crying ghost demon thing laugh out loud.

This song is just amazing you can hear from it what an influence it has had on other songs!

Hauntingly great song. surely their best - Singer4Freedom

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2 Hey

This is not only the best Pixies songs but arguably the greatest song of all-time... It never gets old. And I have been listening to doolittle since it was released. Arguably, doolittle is the greatest cd of all time.

What if we put every song in the world together? , now just leave every good part, now let all that awesomeness explode in 3 and a half minutes, now imagine something infinitely better, that is "Hey"

God, gives me shiver each time. And I just feel lik vanishing and imploding and bursting to million bubbles, but see, I'm chained.

Just beats Tame but where is Hang Wire?

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3 Here Comes Your Man

Love This Song It Should Be Number Two Its An Amazing Song Vote For It Common It Has A Great Guitar There is Also Amazing Singing In It Vote For This Song Please - mneilan

This song is so good please vote this one up great guitar bass drums and singing this song should be number 2 - mneilan

Love this song this one should be number 2 vote this song up please amazing guitar and drums

Great yay song - Jiorl

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4 Debaser

Outrageously ecstatic, bizarre, manic fun. Only song I can think of that I really didn't like upon first listen (debaser screamed endlessly) until it settled on me and I got it. Now my favorite and a classic like no other.

Best song from the best album ever. Insane and surreal.

What an amazing song. This song got me introduced to Pixies! - Pony

"it‘s abstract and ahead of itself, also abnormally catchy. Vote debaser."

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5 Monkey Gone to Heaven

"If man is 5, if man is 5, if man is 5... Then the devil is 6, then the devil is 6, then the devil is 6, then the devil is... And if the devil is 6 then GOD IS 7! THEN GOD IS 7! THEN GOD IS 7! "

Simply awesome, I can't stop singing 'This monkey's gone to heaven'..

"And the ground's not cold, and if the ground's not cold everything is gonna burn! "

Simply the best song and best lyrics.

6 Gouge Away

One of the best Pixies songs, pure balls to the wall insanity with great music. By the third time the chorus comes around you should be orgasming bricks. This should be 1 or 2, come on people!

In my opinion this is the best Pixies song! It has a mysterious feel to it, I feel like I'm tripping on Acid when I listen to this song, awesome!

When Francis starts to shout it sends an adrenaline rush through your veins

Loud quiet loud quiet LOUD!

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7 Bone Machine

One of the best Pixies songs.

8 Gigantic

This song has a great story behind it. The bass on it is also awesome as well as the singing

I have been a Pixies nut for 25 years. Production on this song is faultless.

Not the best but awesome

This is definitely not one of my favrout Pixies song but It deserves to be higher...

9 Wave of Mutilation

Honestly I don't think this is the best Pixies song... but this is no doubt top 10 material. Maybe top 5. I love this song.

Not the best Pixies song, but I HAD to vote for it because it deserves so much more than number 19!

How the hell is this #14, are you people all crazy


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10 Dig for Fire

Underrated. Great great song

This song just gets you up, awesome intro and chorus

Dig For Fire has the best groove second only to "Hey"

My desire is to be diggin‘ for a fire.

The Contenders

11 No. 13 Baby

I completely agree with commenter number one about the hypnotic qualities of the incredible instrumental outro, but I disagree about the first half.

The first half is encompassed in the outro. The outro is the bare bones structure of the song - an undead musical, a downward spiral, an inevitable tragedy - and when the signers, the instruments start expanding freely, and the tale is complete when they've won - fade out.

You cannot jettison the first half and have that second half - where is it gonna flow from? It's a highly dynamic composition with a sonic narrative, and highly commendable. Magic.

Starts off average at best, but the outro is incredible! Completely hypnotic. I'm not saying it's the best Pixies song but it should be in the top ten, just for the last two minutes or so.

Amazing tune. Bass guitar is amazing, just has this menacing rolling, insistent brooding intensity as it plays out.

Don't want no blue eyes
La loma
I want brown eyes
I'm in a state - Glauberson

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12 I've Been Tired
13 Vamos

Funny song with some great drumming and vocals.

14 Velouria

Underrated! After "Here Comes Your Man," this is my favorite - the angelic melody, dissonant guitar opening, and wonderfully catchy chorus make this one of the band's greatest accomplishments.

Very good song. Agree with other comment that it is underrated. Best when played loud

Their greatest song amazing bass and guitar

15 I Bleed

This song mess with my head in a way I can't tell, only feel it

16 Caribou

How is this not in the top ten people... IT'S SUPERNATURAL

Inaccessible as its on the not widely available Follow The Pilgrim. Standout track from there but rest of this EP comes no where their LP output

17 Alec Eiffel

I love the hypnotizing synth riff at the end - adding to the already decent melody of the actual song. The best off Trompe le Monde.

The end of the song is awesome making contrast with the begginning.

18 Motorway to Roswell

Their best song in my opinion. My favorite rock ballad of all time

How is this not even on the list? This should be an instant top 10, then again not many people have listened to it since it's on Trompe Le Monde, great but overlooked album.

Tonking Santiago in the outro is other worldly.

19 Tame

This song defines the whole genre of grunge. If anybody asked you for an example of grunge you could not choose a better song than tame. Black's screech is otherworldly.

Great song, and it's my favourite Pixie song.

Sends chills down my spine

I saw the Pixies in concert at the legendary Georgia Theatre in Athens, GA in 1991. It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to. And this song rocks. - Blue_Devereaux

20 Cactus

Sick in my opinion

21 Something Against You

My top 3. The only way to play this song is with blood seeping from your ears. So many safe options in the top ten.

This song should be a lot lower then it is.

Like waves crashing against rocks only better.

22 Allison

Everybody knows "where is my mind? " is the best. But "allison" is great too! (but too short maybe)

23 Magdalena 318
24 The Holiday Song
25 All Over the World
26 Planet of Sound
27 Levitate Me
28 Dead
29 Trompe Le Monde

Such an underrated album and a great opening track.

30 Indie Cindy
31 Distance Equals Rate Times Time
32 Mr. Grieves

Should be top 5, this is one of best songs I've ever heard

How can Mr Grieves be so low? it's one of their best songs, definitely top 10, and maybe top 5

33 Break My Body

Amazingly underrated song. Should be at least top 15.

34 Brick is Red

Only complaint is that it isn't ten minutes longer.

35 River Euphrates

Greatest pixies chorus celestial harmonies from Kim that complement frank blacks growling. Sinister, nonsensical but above all incredible

I think this deserves a much higher place, it's also my favorite Pixies song.

36 The Happening

Sheer other world mind warp.

Love this one so much... The real stand out track from Bossanova. It kinda saddens me that the top 20 is dominated by doolittle, sure it's a kickass album (arguably their best), but I can't help feeling that there are some songs from Trompe Le Monde (U-Mass, Head On) that are tragically underrated.

Don't even get me started on Come on Pilgrim. The fact that every single track from that legendary album isn't in the top ten is enough to make me rant for days. But some of the best Doolittle tracks aren't even in the top 10; Mr Grieves at 30? Crackity Jones at 39? Cactus at 23?

Other assorted tragedies;
Nimrod's Son at 42.
Levitate Me isn't even on the list
Holiday Song at 37

One of the biggest problems about the pixies is that literally ANY of their songs could be top 10 and that in itself, is worth a whole nother rant.

37 Another Toe in the Ocean
38 Greens and Blues
39 Letter to Memphis

One of my favorite songs of all time!

Underrated song.

40 Crackity Jones

Short, sharp,shocked. Quite simply scintillating. What more do you want in two odd minutes.

41 Broken Face

One of the best surfer rosa songs

This song deserves to be higher

42 U-Mass


43 Nimrod's Son
44 Tony's Theme

One of the best songs.

45 Andro Queen
46 La La Love You

One of my personal favorites off of Doolittle. Incredibly catchy with some eerie vocals from David Lovering.

47 Silver
48 What Goes Boom
49 Ana

The feeling that this song brings to me is just great. I love it

50 Bagboy

Fell in love the first time I heard it.

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Gouge Away
2. Bone Machine
3. I've Been Tired
1. Here Comes Your Man
2. Hey
3. Debaser
1. Hey
2. Cactus
3. No. 13 Baby

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