Best Relient K Songs

The top 10 best songs by a Christian Alternative Rock band we all know and love, Relient K!

The Top Ten

1 Be My Escape

Great song. I'm a Christian but I usually am not fond of Christian songs, so, as you can imagine, I was hesitant to try out this new band A friend had recommended to me. But I was pleasantly surprised. I love this band and this is my favorite song they have. I love how the lyrics in their songs can be seen as talking about God or just a normal situation in life. Great music, lyrics, beat, ideas and stories, everything. I'll never get tired of this band or this song.

Possibly the most famous Relient K song. The first I heard from an album other than Anatomy. It got me completely hooked on Relient K! - maddyk13

! What a song I mean you can go on listening I never get bored! The best!
I love this song listen to it... The video is very nice!

Amazing song! This was the song that lead me to relient k and I'm so grateful!

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2 Deathbed

This may not be one of their most upbeat songs, but I will argue that it is without question their most powerful piece. I still remember crying after listening to this song for the first time and it still makes me tear up a bit. But even as sad as the story of the character presented is, it still leaves a message of hope and a better future.

In short, this is a truly uplifting yet tragically beautiful piece that certainly deserves a lot more recognition.

Really?! It's this far down? This is one of the best pieces of writing of all time! Theissen sat down and wrote a completely original and beautiful piece of art in which he describes the life of a man that never happened. I defy even the best of song writers to come up with such an in depth story of victory. Not only is it a creative masterpiece, but it is one of the best stories of finding victory despite a lifetime of failure, which is the true beauty of the grace of Jesus Christ.

This song has to be one of the best by Relient K. Though not their overall BEST song in my opinion, whenever I listen to this song, by the end of it, I've gotten goosebumps at least once, and I'm always a little teary-eyed. It's just such a good song. The fact that they managed to make it an 11-minute ballad that tells a vivid story throughout, and doesn't lose meaning is amazing. It's overall just a great song. - TheVisionaryOne

The most moving song of theirs. It is an amazing story. I even wrote an essay connecting this song to other pieces of literature for school.

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3 Who I Am Hates Who I've Been

Great message yet great music. It's energetic and fun.

I love this song. It's great for when you are sad, and very famous also. It has an awesome music video! - maddyk13

How can this not be the best RK song?

My favorite. Has a good meaning. (featured in Wow Hits 2007)

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4 Devastation and Reform

Another great song by Relient K. The drums + guitar solo intro sets the tone perfectly for the song, and I love the kind of muffled tone Thiessen sings in towards the beginning. The transition from that to normal singing, the note range, and all the different parts of the song just make this a really great listen. I love the part when it slows down "thank you God, for giving me the insight, so I might make these wrongs right," and then it picks back up and gets faster and crazier than it was even in the beginning of the song. Just a great song. Glad it's this high on the list. - TheVisionaryOne

It surely deserves something better than no. 12! It has amazing guitars and superb words to it! I would, if I could, put it in the top 6 for sure!

A place in the top 5 is what this song truly deserves! Come on people! VOTE for this amazing song! I just can't get it out of my head! That's how great it is!

This song just has a great beat that gets you moving

5 Candlelight

This is their overall BEST song in my opinion. I have to disagree with the placement on the list for this one, even though it has a high position, this song is better than Be My Escape and Who I Am Hates Who I've Been for sure, and the other songs as well. Really great song, the lyrics are just so catchy and fun to sing along with. It's a great, great song. - TheVisionaryOne

Candlelight is basically a guys song dedicated to a girl who he finds to be truly magnificent. To me this is one of Relient K's top ten songs. It also makes a great Valentines day song

This is their best song. It's so catchy.

6 Which to Bury; Us or the Hatchet

An energizing song. Full of emotion. The chorus was amazing. The way the he sang it was just so right. One of their best, no doubt. It should be at least higher on the list.

I love this song! The way he wants his message to go across is just so amazing! Definitely one of my favorite songs by relient K.

Look up the acoustic version of this song. I believe that it is by far their best song. Also curl up and die should be in the top ten. The song is so deep.

Helped so much with my angst.

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7 Forget and Not Slow Down

I'd rather forget and not slow down, than gather regret for the things I can't change now! This song is amazing, wonderful and stunning! It deserves a place in the top 5! - drishtortion

Easily one of their best choruses! Makes me sing out loud every time I here it... And come on that post bridge build with the harmonies... Epic

Lyrically and musically, their best song. It's one of the most original songs ever written, and the "i could spend my life just trying to sift through, what I could have done better but what good do what ifs do? " is maybe the most wisdom ever put into 2 lines. Cheers, RK.

This is my absolute favorite song by Relient K, and although some other songs are contenders, this one is filled with the musical flow, the //ridiculous// vocal range, and the impactful and pensive lyrics that led me to love every inch of this band.

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8 Must Have Done Something Right

"We should get jerseys, 'cause we make a good team. " Cheesy, but incredibly catchy and adorable! -

This is literally the most adorable song I have ever heard. It makes me sad that it's this far down on the list!

This song are one of those songs that make you say, " oh my gosh this sounds familiar! ' even if youve never heard it this is one of my most favorite songs from them, I love it

I love this song! - RiverClanRocks

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9 When I Go Down

I could fall asleep to this song. Matt has an amazing voice and this song really shows it off. Definitely there best chill song.

It's very good song that gonna make you feel realize that you are sad but then your gonna feel better at the last...

I think this song sould be on the top 5..

10 Pressing On

So there are those songs that run in your head all day and you hate them after two days. This song has been in my head for nearly two years and I cannot get enough of it. I just can't press past this song

Man, this must be the most popular song. This song has been on a couple of shows. Plus the acoustic version is killer.

definitely the BEST relient k song, whenever I feel down this song makes my day!

"Can I get some water? "
"It's not in the budget."
Story of my life. - RiverClanRocks

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The Contenders

11 The One I'm Waiting For

Energy and passion shine on this song more than any other Relient K song. It's an amazing upbeat song, perfect to kick off MMHMM.

12 Faking My Own Suicide

Underrated song. It's about a guy who wants to fake his own suicide to make his girlfriend realise how much she really loved him. Unique, fresh, and pleasing to hear!

I'm not sure if it is talking about a girl or not, but the first time I hear this I thought it was talking about Jesus. Either way it's an amazing song!

This song has a touching story and is much more than the average love song. It should be top five at least.

This song is a little weird in my opinion. I perfer other songs by them. - RiverClanRocks

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13 Jefferson Aero Plane
14 Let It All Out

This is a beautiful song Its like a prayer. I used to listen to it instead of sleeping..i loved this song that much. Must be higher in this list. "I celebrate the day" is another beautiful song that should be higher.

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15 This is the End

Love this song so much. This and "(If You Want It)" are a great pair together, and the lyrics + the melody gives me goosebumps every time. Such a great song, should be higher up on the list. - TheVisionaryOne

I read an online rumor that this song was written about Katy Perry back when she and Thiessen first knew each other. Anyone able to verify this?

16 Savannah

The only reason this isn't in the top ten is people just don't know about it. It's so beautiful, one of my all time favorite songs.

Why is this so low on the list! One of my favorite songs by them. Love the running upright bass.

The song before and after this song on the album make it a beautiful story. Number 1 for me.

Such a great song! Top 5 for sure. Shouldn't be this low on the list. - TheVisionaryOne

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17 Give Until There's Nothing Left
18 Sadie Hawkins Dance

Great song. Should be no 2 not no 24

So classic, an amazing. One of my favourite songs in the world (Other Relient k songs running up)

Great song. Upbeat and has a pretty entertaining story that's told through out the song.

Surprised this is #18. Really? This is one of their classic/signature songs. Top 10 definitely. - TheVisionaryOne

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19 Trademark

It's my, my trademark move
To turn my back on you
It's my, my trademark move
To realize I should improve

Enough said. Awesome song.

20 (If You Want It)

This is a great one. Probably better than "This Is The End" in my opinion, just because of how quiet and slow it is. That combined with Thiessen's haunting vocals are just amazing. Gives me goosebumps every time. - TheVisionaryOne

I have to say, this song is beautiful, one of best lyrical songs Matt Thiessen has ever written.

Best lyrical work of relient k hands down.

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Top Remixes (9)

1. Be My Escape
2. Deathbed
3. When I Go Down
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2. Candlelight
3. Give Until There's Nothing Left
1. Trademark
2. Devastation and Reform
3. Let It All Out

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