Top 10 Best Songs by Bloc Party

The Top Ten

1 Helicopter

The best guitar riff Bloc Party have ever written along with the weirdest lyrics to go along with it. Great song, number 1 easily. Banquet 2nd.

fantastic song and really kickass drummin. wow

This is their best song but "The Prayer" should be 2nd on this list not 7th!

2 Banquet

This song is just the meaning of cool, the song builds and builds and leaves with you with the same great lasting impression even if your hearing it for the hundredth time.

I could hear it a thousand time and still shaking my head

top banger

Always catchy, I feel like I can gear It for years and still enjoy.
enjoy.

3 This Modern Love

I heard this song in How I Met Your Mother season1 and the episode was "come on". This song enters when Ted makes it rain and goes out for Robin and both end up together and then it also plays when it is shown at the end of the episode where we see that Lily called of the wedding and there was a depressed Marshall sitting. Great song drumming was great and the bass and guitar were also spectacular.

I heard it first on How I Met Your Mother and I have been hooked ever since. Everything about this song is perfect, the guitar riffs, the drums and finally the message this song conveys to the listeners. It should be number 1 without a doubt

The last 2 minutes of the song made me cry the first few times I heard them. Even today they give me goosebumps every time. Simply amazing.

Heard this on How I Met Your Mother and loved it. The chorus gives me chills every single time without fail. Possibly the best song by Bloc Party.

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4 Blue Light

This song is interesting how its slow in parts and fast in others but on the whole is a very relaxing song and very clear lyrics, and a memorable melody.

5 Hunting for Witches

Again another song like the prayer but In my opinion I think they managed to make this song raw but also keep that guitar sound from many tracks off of silent alarm.

I don't know why is it at 6th position doubtless one of their best songs, should be between the first three if ain't the best at least the second best of em

Epic guitar and beat. So catchy

This song is so epic

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6 Like Eating Glass

Crazy guitar effects, drumming insanity, and perfection of bass timing. All kept in a subtle tone. This song is 1 on my list of songs of all time.

Listened to this on repeat for 2 hours during a commute from London to Wales. Still haven't grown tired. Silent alarm is a fantastic album.

Simply amazing it doesn't get any better than this bloc party is one of the few groups today that could actually jam out

I've listened to this song continuously, like about 100 times in a row - I'm not even joking I need help please help please

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7 Signs

This is their best song.
So Here We Are is also really good.

8 Kreuzberg

Another one like Sunday. The melody just gets under your skin and makes you feel nostalgic for something you can't quite make out

Such a chilled and relaxed song, emotional to. Simply perfect

Beauty in its true form

Pure emotion...

9 We are Not Good People

Love it... bangin bass line

10 Flux

I love how flux is an interesting take at a slight variation on their tunes by somewhat mixing dance and indie, Also great lyrics in the chorus and fun music video.

Flux should be much higher

One of their best songs,
Good melody

The Contenders

11 Sunday

This song really makes you feel things. The melody gives such a somber yet good feeling

12 SXRT
13 Octopus

Love the breathing/panting at the start. The background frantic riff going on throughout the song is a plus.

Strangely didn't like it at first. Grown on me to be my favourite after Helicopter

It's damn shame that it ranks 28. Should be at least top ten.

From their new album "Four"
Incredibly catchy tune.

14 I Still Remember

Simply because the riff that plays at the start stays true throughout the whole song, and probably has the most memorable chorus out of them all.

One of the best songs ever, very relateable

15 Waiting for the 7:18

My most beloved song-someone said once that Kele is one of the most outstanding poets of our century-absolutely true for me. Every line of this song means a lot, most of all I like "If I could do it again, I'd make more mistakes, I'd climb more trees, I'd eat and pick more wild blackberries". Pure masterpiece.. Magical music completes this song and make it perfect. Wish I could hear it live someday.

16 Ratchet

Best Bloc Party song ever!

Litterally the most underrated song ever

JUST MAKE IT COUNT!

Great

17 The Prayer

I think bloc party really showed their raw creative side with this song but still kept true to their roots and seamlessly made the whole song flow.

The first song from Bloc Party that I heard. It was in NHL 2K8.

Such an underrated song, the chorus is fantastic. So is the intro.

12th? Absolutely unacceptable

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18 Two More Years

Again another one of bloc party's that starts great and retains that greatness throughout. Also the best intro to a song ever.

Awesome song, and so is the remix version.

One of the best 5 of them - CristhianR

19 Skeleton

Represents the soul of Bloc Party: nice short riffs, dance, power song.

Such a great rock tune.

This song makes a man out of me

20 Song for Clay (Disappear Here)

Amazing intro, some weird but cool lyrics. Nice song to replay.

This song pumps me up!

21 Truth

Criminally underrated

22 Little Thoughts

My fave because its got a great melody, base everything. Also although I like bloc party's newer stuff I love how this song represents their roots and its like a throwback to bands like Sum 41, blink 182. I love how the guitar is obvious with that obvious riff which remains in the chorus and even the build up and end.

23 The Once and Future King

Glorious guitar rhythms coupled with fun, energizing drum patterns. That's already enough to get me hooked.

Anyone know what album this is on? It's by far my favourite and isn't even on iTunes!

24 So Here We Are

There's so much grace in this song. The intro's also magnificent. I'm just surprised why isn't this song in the top 10!

I think this is the most beautiful song off Silent Alarm. So underrated.

My favorite Bloc Party song.

25 Compliments

Really awesome a must listen song

26 Positive Tension

SHOULD BE WAY HIGHER. That last minute or so is incredible!

Great guitar..

27 One Month Off

Why is this so low down?

Great energy

28 Uniform
29 The Pioneers

This is hands down my most favorite Bloc Party song. Like a whipped warhorse, Kele's singing develops a frenzy speed, Tong's drumming and all three guitars are perfectly spot on driving the song to a wonderful climax. However for me it's the lyrics that steal the show: they create an atmosphere so dense that you can nearly touch them. Perfect 10 out of 10 song

"So here we are reinventing the wheel" - a lyric that references a latter track on the album but more importantly show what Bloc Party contribute to the music industry in terms of redefining indie rock of the past decade. Intimacy is the only blemish on this band, but AWITC provided perhaps one of the greatest songs of all time - Kreuzberg. Such an underrated song. This and The Pioneers are exemplar compositions that are often overlooked by catchy singles Helicopter and Banquet

30 Kettling

Guitar solo ranks up them amongst the classics, even though its short it's a quality piece

It has a rock feel but still simple and indie

31 Luno

Amazing tense, about-to-burst song fuelled by moakes's fat rattling 100mph bass line, Lissacks spacious yet razor sharp guitar, that could easily make heads roll, Tong's (now notorious) machine gun/bulldozer/spastic transformer drums and of course... Mr.okereke, his vocals swaggering, snarling and soaring throughout the whole song, even stating his identity as the oracle he is "I can heal the blind, I can cure the sick" he cries. This is Bloc Party at it's best. Not to mention the curdling, lyrical meaning tucked tightly beneath the prickly layer of the song, recalling a cocaine addiction that starts to get in the way of social and family life and eventually defining the character featured as a selfish, vexed, addicted being who assumingly does not leave the addiction. This is Bloc Party at it's deepest, sharpest and most lyrically strongest and shows us they have a lot more ammunition than merely "Helicopter" and "Banquet"...and they're certainly not afraid to fire it.

It's easily their best for a deliberate listener. The chords struck from 2:06 on in its bridge part sure make for the best "punk" riff of the year.
Accompanied by the background singing of "Luno" you start leaning into the groove until Tong pushes it all around perfectly with his diminished/layed back drum/cymbals part in the actual chorus. A spot on vocal line and powerful guitars get you moved like in an rollercoaster.
Only pity: 4 min. passing in literally no time while you can't wait for the two short bursts of melodic perfection.
That's how true gems work. I'm not a fan but I bow down to that -so underrated- smash hit.

32 One More Chance
33 Price of Gasoline
34 Straight Thru Cru
35 V.A.L.I.S

V.A.L.I. S should be at least in the top ten.

It should have been the lead single.

36 Ion Square

This should be in the top five.

Their best song lyrically. in fact, the best song lyrically.

My favorite song by Bloc Party!
The lyrics are so beautiful and I love how the fast tempo is strangely very emotional. Love this song too much!

2nd "So Here We Are" and 3rd "Helicopter"

37 Mercury
38 Real Talk

It's just raw and brilliant

39 She's Hearing Voices
40 Version 2.0

This song should be in the Top Ten! Great vocals, great guitar riff, the music is great!

41 Day Four

Has to be among the top tens

42 Every Time Is the Last Time

Depressing song

43 Zephyrus
44 Rhododendron
45 Always New Depths
46 Letter to My Son

This, along with tulips, easily makes their top five songs of all time certainly. any diehard fan would agree that this is one of their best!

Their best by a country mile.. Check out the abbey road live version on YouTube

47 The Healing

Words don't do justice, the atmosphere created by these instruments together is pretty remarkable.

48 Halo
49 Biko
50 The Marshals are Dead
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Helicopter
2. Banquet
3. This Modern Love
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1. Helicopter
2. We are Not Good People
3. Octopus
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1. Truth
2. Helicopter
3. Kreuzberg
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