Best Social Distortion Songs

The Top Ten
1 Story of My Life Story of My Life Cover Art

This is one of those songs which I sing in my mind very often, I can't believe that some people nowadays have the misfortune to say that they like Cow Punk when they have never even tried such musical material in their life. exquisite like the one from Social Distortion, and maybe I'm wrong but my message is clear! We need to be more united as brothers of Punk and to solve more the amount of albums and lost songs of the genre.

Before, I was struck by the idea of ​​having to choose between which of these masterpieces of social distortion I should choose ... Reach for the Sky, Story of My Life, Machine Gun Blues or Angel's Wings ... Now I have a more vision clear and I feel that my preference is for Story of My Life since it has a somewhat generic meaning but with touches of truth, and being the best, there is nothing that can lower it from Top Number 1 because it really deserves it!

Don't know what to think about this song, because I'm not a punk at all, but it's ok the song it's a 8/10 Never expected a more optimist song like this one even realising it's kinda crude (its meaning)

This is a song dedicated to school boys and for genius, if you are listening this right now. Believe that you're a genius.

2 Machine Gun Blues Machine Gun Blues Cover Art

The song it's very charming by himself. Really love the harsh advanced chord-guitar with all the vocals. This song is so Good

Inspiring choruses, good lyrics and very heavy pounding guitars! This song rocks

Great hard pounding beat and the video immortalized it.

Machine Gun Blues! This has to be number 1 it's an amazing song with great lyrics

3 Ball and Chain Ball and Chain Cover Art

I had never heard a masterpiece like this in my life, the truth is that I am not usually a big fan of punk-rock music but when I heard of Social Distortion from a friend, I did not believe it at first. Even so when I heard Story of My Life for the first time I was somewhat surprised, because it seemed like a somewhat intelligent song and with its methods, but when I heard Ball And Chain it was very different, it surprised me even more. The guitar is so friendly, the solo is epic and Mike Ness's voice is even better on this song.

This is a song where the enthusiasm is reflected in the singer and the lyrics of the song, I don't know if it is better than Story of My Life since both are very good, but this song has a very noticeable level of positivism and that helps to heal the mind. Sometimes I think that all the songs of the band are great but this could be the coolest of all!

I've heard this song for the first time, while I was playing Saints Row: The Third, I inmediatelly threw-up myself into Social Distortion music, bit this song will always be the best song of Social Distortion at least for me

One of the best songs ever made!
The build up guitar is happily insane!
The vocalist did a very great job singing like that.

4 Reach for the Sky Reach for the Sky Cover Art

A Great Song with a Great Meaning behind it!

Great song, great band

5 Don't Drag Me Down Don't Drag Me Down Cover Art

How can this be at number 8? Great lyrics, an incredible energy, and possibly my favorite guitar riff of all time. A punk rock masterpiece.

Ok I agree that the lyics don't make that much of a sense, but they do bring out emotions, esp of sadness & FRUSTRATION... The leads and rhythm are truly amazing...

Lyrics make perfect sense, riff is awesome, punk rock at its finest.

Coolest retro song ever!

6 Cold Feelings Cold Feelings Cover Art
7 I Was Wrong I Was Wrong Cover Art

Got to make money to support the band, and this is a crowd pleaser. Love it. I'm also a Beatles fan.

I was wrong thinking before that this song will be bad.

I love it.. Nice song!

Very fast song

8 Angel's Wings Angel's Wings Cover Art

What? How is this not on the top ten? It's such a tender and genuine ballad. It's so beautiful and sweet.

Good song, with even a little bit better memories unified.

9 Ring of Fire Ring of Fire Cover Art

This is by far one of the best cover songs I have heard. Great interpretation of a Cash classic, period! Adds so much character to their eponymous debut. I have not heard all Cash cover songs, but I would say this is likely among the best.

Stupidest song I have ever heard in my whole entire life, and I mean I'm forty three and a musical genius. Playing several instruments. This song is really stupid and I really do not like any of it.

Best remake of a true classic song EVER! So good!

10 Through These Eyes Through These Eyes Cover Art

I feel like Ball and Chain could be the band's best song, this due to its interesting guitar melody and Mike Ness vocal intonation on it, but sometimes I feel like Through These Eyes is more clearly the best song here, this for which has a bit more convincing lyrics and the rhythms of the drums are harder but genuine, plus the bass is incredibly punk! If you know what I mean

The best example of a song that hasn't get enough phrase only because doesn't it sounds famousy, come on people, this song actually mind all the pre cording parts creating a new ascendent to drumming parade. The song may not be part of the most notable 90's series of Punk playlists, but haven't heard you the song, it's not supposed to you're a genius? Sorry if I express myself like that but I can't tolerate anymore the fact that people today, only care about the wrong side of music and not the real one (this) a shame 😔

Nice song to me, more probably their biggest hit rather than Story of My Life.

Lovely but don't know at all if it's the best.

The Contenders
11 Mommy's Little Monster Mommy's Little Monster Cover Art

No votes on Mommy Little Monster ? Oh come on, what's going on ! It's a decent song at least. Please! Vote it!

12 Another State of Mind Another State of Mind Cover Art

I have never been able to understand why the most outstanding songs are always taken as the lowest on the list. If I'm honest, this bothers me a lot! Because "Another State of Mind" is not a really simple song, but it even served as inspiration for Green Day to perform songs like "Brain Strew" or even "American Idiot" so inspiration was always it is taken from pieces as classic as this one. And if many still do not agree that this is the best song of the band, then I do not know what else holds for the future on this list of Social Distortion

this used to be my father's favorite song, well, at least that before he died! I still don't believe that the last time I really enjoyed a punk song was around 7 years ago, life is short but sometimes it takes your loved ones. Although returning to listening to meaningful music and with the synonym of great past moments, it usually alludes to depression. Thank you father for teaching me the best music, rest in peace and I dedicate this vow to you as it is one of your favorite songs.

This whole years entering into the magnific world of 90's punk, and I'm very glad to had do it! Thanks once more to my brothers in punk.

In terms of the best song with punk elements, this would be the one to win the entire spot on the list. Although there are some other very good songs like ''Bad Luck'', ''Story of My Life'', ''Angel's Wings'' and etc ... But without a doubt '' Another State of Mind '' is the What better does typical guitarism do than a stereotype punk base!

13 Bad Luck Bad Luck Cover Art
14 Prison Bound Prison Bound Cover Art

Amazing track, receives no support on radio or satellite radio, catchy hook, story telling lyrics... An absolute classic, best SD song out there... Plus, it basically was their come back to the music scene after being out for about 5 years...

Their best song... Great story telling... Sung with a lot of emotion and its great live also! Awesome lyrics!

One of their greatest songs in my opinion. Makes me want to go to lockdown! Plus it tells his story.

Their best song, punk rock story telling at its best, gets better with age!

15 So Far Away

Great song

Awesome guitar work

This song should of been a hit song

Wait never mind it can't be a hit cause it has no music video

Well the song is still awesome!

16 Highway 101
17 Winners and Losers Winners and Losers Cover Art

Best Social D song ever!

Should be rated higher.

18 Sick Boys Sick Boys Cover Art
19 When the Angels Sing When the Angels Sing Cover Art

Easily a top 5 song for me. Great vocals and relaxing instrumentals. I just love it!

20 Making Believe Making Believe Cover Art
21 Playpen Playpen Cover Art
22 She's a Knockout She's a Knockout Cover Art
23 Ghost Town Blues Ghost Town Blues Cover Art
24 Indulgence Indulgence Cover Art
25 Far Behind Far Behind Cover Art

Many good SD songs in the top tier but Far Behind needs to move way up on the list! Mike Ness at his best!

We all know someone like this. Great lyrics and even better riffs

This is such an amazing song!

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