Top Ten Best Smashing Pumpkins Songs

The Top Ten

1 Bullet with Butterfly Wings Bullet with Butterfly Wings Cover Art

Perfect. Billy Corgan crafts a masterpiece while trying to keep everything relatively simple. No intricate drum fills, no show-off riffs and a rather simple guitar solo. Just a rocking beat and badass lyrics about pure frustration to make the most awesome song ever!

Best Lyrics with rocking beat, deserves the first position... Really hit song.. l

Hands down top dog
Mellon Collie was my introduction to gigging, Wembley Arena

The world is a vampire

2 1979 1979 Cover Art

How can this not be number 1?!? 1979 is the epitome of Billy Corgan's musical talent considering how he created the song within a matter of hours...

Yeah this is probably me and my dad's favourite. "Today" is our second favourite!

Bullet with Butterfly Wings is good, but... come on. This is their best song and it isn't even close.

Chilling and nostalgic at the same time! Deserves the top position.Vote up guys!

3 Mayonaise Mayonaise Cover Art

I don't know but that intro's guitar riff just makes magic for me.

Very tough call, but I'd have to say this is best SP song. Melodic and innovative with the broken guitar screeches. Great lyrics I'm sure all of us can relate to. Not too heavy, not too dark, but with plenty of meaning and soul. And fun to sing along and get into.

By far the best Smashing Pumpkins song. It's such a raw and emotional song that conveys such a feeling over you. The beginning is absolutely amazing as well. It starts off with an acoustic guitar solo kind of thing and then a huge wall of distortion and guitar comes in; it's beautiful. Everything that Billy's feeling when singing this, you can feel as well. A captivating and beautifully deep song.

This is an epic song! Everything in it it's just perfect in the beginning and in the end is soft but then goes aggressive and powerful kind of melancholic too but, the right timing, the exact rhythm and great lyric I mean it has everything and should be number 1 or at least 2 but not lower than that the kind of song that touches your soul...

4 Today Today Cover Art

What made pumpkins huge. Best intro ever. Song that reflects alienated early 90's teens.

This song is so amazing! It means a lot because it was the first song I learned on the guitar. Once I got it down, I had a magical feeling like no other. It means a lot, and it's a great song.

This was their first commercial success, and definitely the best song from Siamese Dream! I love the Smashing Pumpkins, and they are one of the reasons why I miss the 90s.

One of the best songs ever... Like literally it's so simple yet mind-blowing... Just a song that I would listen to when I'm really happy.

5 Disarm Disarm Cover Art

Tonight, Tonight is my #1, but this is just so criminally low that I had to vote for it instead. How can you argue with anything in Disarm? One of the most beautiful songs ever committed to tape, and that's no exaggeration, methinks. The string section, Corgan's vocals, the acoustic guitar... Everything just comes together perfectly.

What the hell. Why is this not number one. I mean, this song is 500 times better than even 1979 and that's saying something. I could listen to this song non-stop for the rest of my life and never get sick of it. This song is just a drug, I need it and I need it every minute. 1979 may be their flagship song (which isn't number #1 either for some odd damn reason, instead Bullet With Butterfly Wings Is, which furthermore, compared to 1979, Today and this song, sucks some major crap *still good though, not saying it's bad*).

Love this one... It's my ringtone

What a shame this is so low, not just the best Smashing Pumpkins song by a mile, but definitely one of the best songs of all time, at least it's one of my favorites. Such great emotion and passion in this.

6 Tonight, Tonight Tonight, Tonight Cover Art

Say what you want - if you don't agree that this is one of the most beautiful songs ever you're not my friend anymore! The impressive intro is taking you to another music dimension... don't you just feel happy by listening to it?

Its just magic, beautiful, really one of the most brilliant and beautiful songs I ever heard, all the instruments together gives you chills, really this words are few to describe the magic of this song

This song should be number 1 this... This song is one of the greatest songs ever created don't believe me then listen to it I'm sure you will agree with me:))

I never liked 1979, but that's besides the point. This song is easily one of the most well composed on this list and Billy's lyrics are given such power by the music (extremely powerful on it's own).

7 Cherub Rock Cherub Rock Cover Art

This is the first Pumpkins song I ever heard, and it's been my favorite song ever since. I personally think it's way better than Bullet With Butterfly Wings.

First Smashing Pumpkins song I've ever heard, my mind was blown away the first time I heard that heart-throbbing riff in the chorus. The fuzzy, uplifting, grunge sound to this song marks a new beginning in music at that time. What a song to open such a magnificent album. "Cherub Rock" is hands down their best song.

Mellon Collie is a great album and all, but I can't believe there's so much favoritism towards it over Siamese Dream. This was inarguably Corgan and company's greatest and most unique achievement, and Cherub Rock, though perhaps not as varied as some of the other tracks on the album, was a perfect opener.

This is easily the best song on Siamese Dream while Bullet With Butterfly Wings is best on Mellon Collie, I have to pick this one though, I prefer Siamese Dream slightly over Mellon Collie.

8 Zero Zero Cover Art

well this songs shows off all of corgan's powers: hate charisma, technique. just perfect should be number 1

Intensity and Anger make this song great. Beautiful guitar.

The angst and bridge makes it the best

Nihilist and raw

9 Soma

Sad not to see this closer to the top of the list. Without doubt this is Corgan's masterpiece, the greatest of all the great songs he wrote. In its ambition, its beauty, and its spine-tingling climax, this is surely the connoisseur's choice for best Smashing Pumpkins song ever. Magnificent. And the SOLO...

I have listen to this song about a thousand times, but I'will always be stunned by its perfection. Moreover, this song talks about loneliness, and that there is no real connection between two souls... Very dark, hopeless, and however, so powerful and vibrant! Every time I listen to this song "my belly stings"!

Awesome from start to finish. It goes in crescendo all the way, culminating in one of the most emotional solos of the decade and an impressive final chorus by Corgan. Filled with angst and pain but beautiful enough to enthrall.

This song has it all. The tender emotional clean parts and the heavy distorted catchy parts and a awesome solo. Every Pumpkin fan knows this song because it's just awesome.

10 Geek U.S.A. Geek U.S.A. Cover Art

It's like two songs in one, the beginning being a hard rock song and the ending being an epic climax to the song. My number one.

A fast energy-filled psychedelic punk song with well written lyrics and even better written guitar parts and drums.

i love all the different solos could listen to it all day

Surprised to see this outside the top 10. It's a perfect 10.

The Contenders

11 X.Y.U.

This song is the reason you should never piss off Billy Corgan

The only other song I can think of that hits as hard as this is Hole's - I Think That I Would Die. Pure rage packaged into 7 minutes.

"And in the eyes of the jackal, I say KABOOM! "

Live versions are awesome, usually finales of concerts 96-97

12 Rhinoceros Rhinoceros Cover Art

So underrated.. But the toon is just something that can be stuck in your head all day. It's beautiful and this needs to be up higher!

The Bass in the intro and the breakdown after the bridge are so good.

She knows, she knows, she knows. Love this song.

Can't get this song out of my head. So amazing.

13 Hummer Hummer Cover Art

Begins with a weird sitar-sound and has a riff that sounds nostalgic to the sitar sound and then an incredible solo (which I think is even better than the one from "Cherub Rock") and then an instrumental guitar outro with a lot of delay that makes me imagine someone who's stranded on a raft in the middle of a sea, but they're happy and smiling because they're never gonna be harassed by people again. Definitely my favorite song after "1979."

This song is epic with a great intra into a very hard rocking part of the song then ending with a soft finish. Very unique in its structure with great guitar and drums. This is my favorite Pumpkins song after all these years.

In my opinion this is gotta be in the top 5. Billy Corgan has said this song was about his life and I believe it should be higher. What a great song. I can relate to it also.

This is my favourite smashing pumpkins song, as one of their biggest fans I can only wonder why it or geek usa is not number one

14 Drown Drown Cover Art

It's not in the top 10 because it was on the Singles soundtrack so it's not "pure" or some such. I love this song and can listen to it over and over still 20 years after I first heard it.

How on God's green Earth is this not at least in the top ten?

Too low on this list. I absolutely love Today, Zero, Disarm, and Cherub Rock but history one should be higher (like 6/7 place)

One of their most underrated songs, one of the best of the 90's.

15 Stand Inside Your Love Stand Inside Your Love Cover Art

Legit, the best song I've ever heard.
Period. The most underrated and overlooked album ever and their 2nd best.

Definitely deserves to be higher. Such a great song about love.

True, deserves a much higher place. This is such a beautiful song. Personally my number 1.

Great song with too low rating... It should be in top 5

16 Thru the Eyes of Ruby Thru the Eyes of Ruby Cover Art

One of their best...should be higher.

So underrated that it's criminal. This song has everything you want in a song. It summarizes the boldness and musical ambition of Mellon Collie perfectly.

Simply definition of perfectness.

Great song.

17 Bodies Bodies Cover Art

Bodies is a close second for me. Jimmy just drives this song from start to finish in the way that only he can.

Who rates these songs? This song should be top 5 at least

Honestly, I prefer "Bullets...", but I voted for "Bodies" because it was too good to be this low!

Hard to decide a favorite...but I had to vote for Bodies; it deserves much better than 39th. It's not a single, so it's really just a hidden gem for all the real fans.

18 Bury Me Bury Me Cover Art

Gish is one of the best albums ever made, ever song on it is Hall of Fame material

19 F*** You (An Ode to No One) F*** You (An Ode to No One) Cover Art

Needs to be way higher! One of the most blood pumping Pumpkins songs ever.

Love the drums on this one.

20 Muzzle Muzzle Cover Art

Brilliant lyrics. Ahead of his time. Top 3 for me.

My favorite song of all time

I love this song!

Best song ever write by billy, should be on the top ten!
This sond reflect his pain, his poetry and his vision of the world!

21 I Am One I Am One Cover Art

One of the originals, top 5

22 Perfect Perfect Cover Art

Underrated... And a really cute song if in the right mood

I think the music fits the lyrics perfectly.

The title say all.

This song is just... perfect.

23 Siva

What? One of the best songs absolutely.

This song is awesome it should be ranked a lot higher than 62

Sabbath influence and has some killer lead fills

Siva is amazing how is this so low this without a doubt should be in the top 10

24 Whir Whir Cover Art
25 Quiet

That incredible solo! That riff! The screaming vocals live! It made me pick up the guitar back in the days and made me a definite Pumpkins fan. One of their best, albeit on their out-of-this world album Siamese Dream, it ain't easy to call it their absolute best. If you love this, check out the Vieuphoria live video on YouTube of Quiet!

You gotta love that bass. Best Pumpkins song ever!

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