Top Ten Best Smashing Pumpkins SongsKissingGoodbye
The Top Ten
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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
1979 should not only be number one on this list, it should be a top ten song for most alternative rock song lists. The melody; so unique, smooth, clean, sharp. Even the lyrics have something to say to all generations. The video helps visualize, young people, being young. - GoodStuff
This song should be number 1 it really describes the nostalgia of being a teen back then.
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...
Nostagia at its best. 1979 is the single most beautiful and catchy song ever written by Corgan. Almost everything is perfect about this song. By almost, I mean that it is a little too short so I often find myself playing it 2 or 3 times in a row without actually getting enough of it. This song is certainly not characteristic of The Smashing Pumpkins which usually have a rougher edge to their songs but it is undeniably the greatest one they've ever written. People will listen to 1979 in 2079 or 2979 and it will still feel has fresh as it did upon its release over 20 years ago.V 34 Comments
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.
I guess it's "Mayonaise.''V 39 Comments
Number 3 for sure
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.V 9 Comments
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 ringtoneV 24 Comments
Damn so damn good
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:))V 9 Comments
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.V 11 Comments
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
Number 7? really, what's the matter with you guys.
Zero is everything smashing pumpkins is about.
emptiness is loneliness and loneliness is cleanliness and cleanliness is godliness and god is empty, just like me
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.V 16 Comments
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!
She knows, she knows, she knows. Love this song.
The Bass in the intro and the breakdown after the bridge are so good.
Can't get this song out of my head. So amazing.V 1 Comment
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 - potatoemanV 2 Comments
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.
Live versions are awesome, usually finales of concerts 96-97
"And in the eyes of the jackal, I say KABOOM! " - cjWriter1997
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 oneV 3 Comments
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.V 6 Comments
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.V 3 Comments
Bodies is a close second for me. Jimmy just drives this song from start to finish in the way that only he can.
Honestly, I prefer "Bullets...", but I voted for "Bodies" because it was too good to be this low!
Who rates these songs? This song should be top 5 at least
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.V 1 Comment
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
Greatest love song. Every line in the verse is beautiful.V 2 Comments
One of the originals, top 5
I love this song!
Brilliant lyrics. Ahead of his time. Top 3 for me.
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!
Gish is one of the best albums ever made, ever song on it is Hall of Fame material
The absolute best of their early sound
Ffs should be way higher... - espyorkshireman
What? One of the best songs absolutely.
This song is awesome it should be ranked a lot higher than 62 - ImreallyboredrightnowV 7 Comments
Underrated... And a really cute song if in the right mood
The title say all.
I think the music fits the lyrics perfectly.
This song is just... perfect.
Absolutely mesmerizing song, I can listen to it over and over
Just amazing. Simply amazing song.
This songs deserves at least one comment, no? What a fantastic start, what a great rhythm! One of my favorite musics ever made!
Should be higher very good song and award winning music video!V 3 Comments
Needs to be way higher! One of the most blood pumping Pumpkins songs ever. - cjWriter1997
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 leastV 1 Comment
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 10V 2 Comments
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
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.
beautifulV 9 Comments
How is Snail not even on this list? The last minute of that song is true awesomeness.
Should be ranked higher - Imreallyboredrightnow
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!
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 whyV 1 Comment
God I love this song
How is this not on the list? - Kilopoppy
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.
Better than tarantula
Awesome songs from Machina II
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
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?V 1 Comment
This is by far their most touching and emotional song. Corgan's writing here is fantastic.
Gotta love that bass
Not enough people appreciate this song. It is truly perfect. This should be much further up in the list.
This is one of their if not the most dynamic and powerful songs.
I'm in love with a girl named Luna... and I love this song
Come on, this music is perfect, lets put it higher
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!
Probably my second favorite track off Melancholy, right behind 1979 - mtndewlord
Not the best, but it should at least break the top 50
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
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.V 1 Comment
One of the best off the new album! Great riff - wolphert
Mad person. song on transformers soundtrack
This should be 1st! I love this tune! Especially when it plays in the scene where Megan Fox is carting Bumblebee around and he's just being awesome!
Why the hell isn't this a number one?
Yes this is just their great
Song of all time!
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