Top Ten Best Smashing Pumpkins Songs


The Top Ten

1 Bullet with Butterfly Wings

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

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!

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...

3 Mayonaise

I don't know but that intro's guitar riff just makes magic for me. - RW700


Best song and best album.

No way "Bullet'' is #1. Still a top ten song, but...not number one. "Mayonaise'' incorporates the entire Smashing Pumpkins sound into one song. Their ballad types stuff, their heavy stuff, etc. All in one song.

4 Today

Truly an amazing song

One of the greatest songs of all time. - emoviie

Great song all around even lyrics. - Soulstealer

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

5 Disarm

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*).

Amazing song...loved it again when Neutral Milk hotel covered it and changed the lyrics to 2 headed boy.

Love this one... It's my ringtone

6 Tonight, Tonight

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

Damn so damn good

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:))

7 Cherub Rock

Best opening song for an album after Around the World by Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Pick of the bunch. Should be #1 by a long mile

Nope, should be number 3.

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.

8 Zero

at least 5

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

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.

Listen to this again and vote

11? Should be number 1.

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 - EndOfSilence402

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! " - cjWriter1997

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

12 Rhinoceros

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

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."

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 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.

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

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

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?

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

15 Stand Inside Your Love

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

Every time I met someone who loves SP from the beginings there is a consensus around the Ruby and Soma: the best 2

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.

One of their best...should be higher.

Simply definition of perfectness.

17 Bodies

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

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)

Needs to be way higher! One of the most blood pumping Pumpkins songs ever. - cjWriter1997

20 Muzzle

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

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

One of the originals, top 5

22 Perfect

¡this song is not good, because is perfect!

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

I think the music fits the lyrics perfectly.

The title say all.

23 Siva

The absolute best of their early sound

What? One of the best songs absolutely.

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

Sabbath influence and has some killer lead fills

24 Whir
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!

26 Ava Adore

24th? Dang this song hooks you in from the start

Absolutely mesmerizing song, I can listen to it over and over

If you don’t think this os their bes song, you are *not* really a SP fan! This is their best song ever made. Period. No discussion possible!

This songs deserves at least one comment, no? What a fantastic start, what a great rhythm! One of my favorite musics ever made!

27 Galapogos

How is this 18th in the list. Has to be at least in the top 10, one of their best songs hands down.

18th is just an insult to this song, one of their best

Lyrics are just perfect

Top 10 at least

28 Porcelina of the Vast Oceans

An epic journey of a song!

When this song comes on, I want nothing to disturb the experience of the journey it takes me on.

Honestly breathtaking. The top 10 combined aren't anything to this masterpiece in my opinion.

Epic song, top 10

29 Landslide

The song is very great!
It's the song with the most feeling

Covered by Fleetwood Mac, this song is beautiful.

Wrong. Fleetwood Mac song covered by The Pumpkins of course. But great cover! - Agent_Cooper

30 Thirty-Three

Doesn't deserve to be so far down

One of the most beautiful songs

Slaps and kicks

This is crazy this song is this low, this is top 5 easy in my book.

31 Snail

How is Snail not even on this list? The last minute of that song is true awesomeness.

Should be ranked higher - Imreallyboredrightnow

32 Rocket

The guitar walks up & down my spine until I can't stop shivering, then hits me with the finishing move near the end there.

#30? Are you kidding me? Every time I hear the VERY beginning of this song I am excited. The whole song is solid and I feel it is one of their harder songs. And the video is fun too.

My favourite, great lyrics and melody, should definitely be higher. The guitar riffs and fills get me every time!

This should be among the top 5 at least.. it takes a real 90's kid to understand why

33 Jellybelly

Definitely one of the best songs on the first disk (or side two, for those lucky souls with the original vinyl. 'Jellybelly' hits hard with it's unmistakable intro and subsequent feeding into one of the best riffs that Corgan and Iha ever churned out. Chamberlin's drumming is completely on point, too, as well as D'Arcy's bassline providing great texture and adding to the almost-chaotic charisma this track carries.

Also, some of Billy's most clever lines are housed here. Overall, a track I would indeed highly recommend to any listener, whether new or familiar, out of SP's extensive catalog.

This is the best SP song of all time. It's the perfect blend of catchy and heavy. Billy originally intended for Jellybellyto be the first single from Mellon Collie but changed his mind at the last minute. Great song!

One of their best songs

34 Tristessa

How is this not on the list? - Kilopoppy

35 Tales of a Scorched Earth

Wut? No one has added this song to this list yet? How can this be? THis is like the Pumpkins' most hardcore song ever. Silly foolish people not voting for the most hardcore Pumpkins song ever.

36 Dross

Awesome songs from Machina II

37 Here Is No Why

Incredible song. Other bands would give their left arm for a song this good. Shows how good the pumpkins are for it to be 39 on the list

I can't believe this is so low on the list. I personally thing this is their best song.

Such an underrated song!

Best song no doubt. Sitting in between Jellybelly and Zero on the album, it seems to be missed by many. If was given a chance, would be loved by everyone. Try this song. You're still looking for a reason

38 To Forgive

This is by far their most touching and emotional song. Corgan's writing here is fantastic.

39 Silverf**k

Agreed, during their best era of touring

Best set closer ever

Best Jam Song in 1993/94/96/97

What the hell is this song doing at number fooking 77?

40 Tear

This song is amazing. I can't even describe it but it is a must-listen if you haven't heard it yet. - evoxpisces

This song has some creepy, dark atmosphere!

41 We Only Come Out at Night

Probably my second favorite track off Melancholy, right behind 1979 - mtndewlord

Not the best, but it should at least break the top 50

42 The End is the Beginning is the End

This song deserves to be higher. The sound is amazing and perfect. Look it up on YouTube and click on the watchmen video. Not trailer amazing, the one were the guys being hit by electrisity.

The only good thing from Batman and Robin. And how bad the film was is the reason why this song never got any love. This has to be my absolute favorite Smashing Pumpkins song next to Cherub Rock, and I personally think this needs to be in the Top 10. Come on, it won a Grammy people!

Best one! No kidding, this song got me into them actually!

This should be number 3... Number 1 and 2 should be swapped

43 Love

God I love this song

44 The Beginning is the End is the Beginning

Hands down, much better than THE END IS THE BEGINNING IS THE END. Love, love, love this song so much! It just has this cool vibe to it that makes you feel BADASS.

Love This Since I Watch Watchmen Hands Down Top Smashing Pumpkins Song Best Lyrics with rocking beat, deserves the first position

Is One Of My Favorite Smashing Pumpkins Song After I Watched Watchmen

So amazing, at least deserves to be higher than The End is the Beginning is the End.

45 Panopticon

One of the best off the new album! Great riff - wolphert

46 Clones (We're All)
47 Where Boys Fear to Tread

Better than tarantula

48 Speed Kills
49 Pissant

One of the Smashing Pumpkins heavier songs, really good 90's grunge

50 Starla

Though this one's not my very favourite, I am always thinking about Billy's Solo at the 1993 Metro, Chicago Siamese Dream Release Concert. Absolutely stunning and in general one of their best!

Possibly the best song ever made. Belongs on the soundtrack of the Universe

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