Best Songs From the Band Brand New

My favourite band of all time is Brand New, so I'm compiling a list of their best songs.

The Top Ten

1 The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot

My personal favourite of Brand New's, from the lyrics to the soft guitar. And, baby if you're depressed listen to this, feel bad for whoever this is about.

"You are the smell before rain, you are the blood in my veins". My favorite song.

Purely Beautiful. Gives me shivers every time I listen to it. 10/10

I don't know why this is #1...

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2 Jesus Christ

"And I will die all alone. And when I arrive I won't know anyone."

"Well Jesus Christ I'm not scared to die, I'm a little bit scared of what comes after."

This song is my current obsession. The emotions are so raw.

Well, I love every single song of Brand New, but if I have to choose one, I'll pick this one.

This song is so sad but I can’t feel sad when I listen to it because it’s so good.

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3 You Won't Know

I love the simple yet hauntingly melodic intro and the sudden switch from mellow to heavy that Brand New do so well! Just a class song that is one of my favourites!

Incredible instrumental and very haunting lyrics Most importantly, this is their best live performance...the last minute of Jesse Lacey screaming "You Won't Know" in complete and utter despair will leave you in tears.

So good, displays everything that I've ever loved about Brand New into one song.

Owwaaa! Perfect song

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4 At the Bottom

"I stole bricks from the dam almost every day
Now I'm drowning in the flood I made
Explain myself to me on the other side
I'm gonna want some answers when I die"

A hauntingly beautiful metaphor in those first two quoted lines. This song is one of the best on Daisy.

The sound...the lyrics... this is truly not only brand new's best song, but one of the greatest pieces of art of all time!

5 Limousine

Just.. Everything about this song is incredible..The lyrics, the back story.. The horror and emotion in this song compares to no other..

"I saw our sad Messiah.
He was bored and tired of my laments.
Said, "I died for you one time, but never again""
When I heard this, I was instantly hooked.
The raw emotion, the hauntingly beautiful instrumental, the horror. This song is a masterpiece

By far their best song, everything about it deserves to be #1.

This is the best

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6 The Quiet Things that No One Ever Knows

Very underrated song, good band, deserves more attention - Shake_n_Bake13

I like this song but I'm thoroughly disappointed that the song Guernica isn't on here. Too bad. I'

7 Degausser

This song has so much depth to it. It seems like I hear something new every time I listen to it. It also shows how well the band makes all the parts fit together.

Such a powerful song, amazing poetic lyrics. It's been my favourite for over a year and I still enjoy listening to it as much as I did the first time.

Best chorus ever. The energy is unbelivable. Listening for last 6 months and still not bored.

8 Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades

How is this masterpiece not on the list! Come on people

This song needs to be further up, I mean come on - DIE YOUNG AND SAVE YOURSELF

This song is a masterpiece.. And I think we can all relate to it. DIE YOUNG & SAVE YOURSELF!

Amazing lyrics. And the bass line is sex.

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9 The Archer's Bows Have Broken

Great song. One of my all time favorites.

Should definitely be higher!

10 Okay I Believe You, but My Tommy Gun Don't

"I am heaven sent, don't you dare forget. " And with those words I instantly fell in love with Brand New.

This is my favorite, the lyrics are genius and it should honestly be higher

Greatest song of all time - by any band!

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The Contenders

11 Noro

If these lyrics don't give you chills, then you should stop listening to music.

12 Guernica

Oh man, the beginning pulls you in with those drums. But the emotion and intensity in it is overwhelming. Plus, it has Jesse's genius lyrics. Overall, should be way higher

I love brand new thanks


13 Seventy Times 7

Very good song off their best album in my opinion

Your favorite wheapon was the greatest album they ever had and the greatest album of all time. Lyrics, harmonies, and just plain good music.

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14 Millstone

Yeah that's it awestruck

15 Not the Sun

"You've set on me, but you are not the Sun." Beautiful lyrics and sound. A great addition to any Brand New playlist.

16 Daisy

Why is this not in the top ten? One of the saddest songs in the history of sad songs. And the best of brand new in my opinion

17 Sowing Season (Yeah)

Just the chorus, the "yeeeeeeeeah" may be the best chorus ever written.

"I'm not your Friend! I'm not your lover! I'm not your family! YEAH! "

Very addictive song. Good buildup and very unique chorus. And good finishing too. This will surely be one of the better alternative tracks you will come accross.

I think it's their best song!

18 Handcuffs

A song with little to no music, but rather Jesse Lacey singing to a natural melody, still one of my favourites.

First song I ever heard by them a couple years ago, been hooked ever since

How can you not love the background violin?.

19 Sink

Daisy is their best album, and this is one of their best songs period. A lot of people don't like their new stuff because they want to remain in the "Soco Amaretto Lime" days, but those days are gone. This is their best work to date.

It's difficult to even vote on this list. Brand new hasn't released a song that I don't love.

Great song if you're not afraid of a little hard core... Also every song from every album is good except some from daisy the alb.

20 Mix Tape

Why is this all the way to the bottom, this song sends me shivers up my spine

Come on now 1%? - Hii

21 You Stole


22 Jaws Theme Swimming

The song that got me hooked on Brand New and my personal favorite.

23 Luca

Brand New is my favorite band so it is really hard to choose a favorite song. Luca has to be my favorite because it has about 250 plays on my iTunes. Something very brilliant about this song.

The riff at the end though THAT RIFF AT THE END though

Good God this is my favourite song by Brand New.

This deserves to be number 1

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24 Play Crack the Sky

Play crack the sky seems to be a tale of my previous relationship. I relate to nearly every word, and it sends me through a whirlwind of different emotions as each line forces me to recall memories that relate to it. It's one of my favorite songs, and one I will always relate to my first love.

The last few lines of the song are absolute genius and give me shivers every time...The entire song itself is using sinking ship to describe past failed relationships.

Such a gorgeous song. Best line:
What they call love is a risk, cause you'll always get hit out of nowhere by some wave and end up on your own.

"NEED YOU LIKE WATER IN MY LUNGS" guys this song lyrics are so icredible, this should be at least under the top tens

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25 Gasoline
26 137

Science fiction is their best album and for me just the best album of all time

27 Me vs. Maradona vs. Elvis

Absolutely beautiful. I teared up a little when I heard it for the first time.

28 Moshi Moshi

The quintessential Brand New song, if you're just tuning in, this is a great place to start.

29 Soco Amaretto Lime

A song that anyone who ever had a good time with their buddies in high school. This song is probably what I always fall back to as my favourite brand new song. It is perfect and I wish this album and especially this song was more appreciated in the eyes of the Brand New fan base and I'm still trying to figure out why it isn't.

Back to the slow, but meaningful songs we go. The lyrics in this ballad blow me away, cause is it good driving music.

This song has many amazing memories for me and my friends. Every time I hear this, memories rush back to me of the greatest summer of my life.

30 Archers
31 Tatou

Greatest intro to an album ever, especially followed by sic transit gloria

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32 I Will Play My Game Beneath the Spin Light

I love this song. Surprised it wasn't here already, it's just wonderful

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33 Same Logic / Teeth
34 Jude Law and a Semester Abroad

Their first hit and maybe the only reason we know them so well today, during their pop/punk era, this song was just a perfect mash of screaming harmonies and posi-jump choruses

35 Failure by Design
36 Out of Mana
37 Untitled 2

One of the best songs of their career. The lyrics depict a chilling tale that makes people face the cruelty of humanity. All time favorite

"So let's hear three cheers for my morose and grieving pals."

38 Welcome to Bangkok
39 Good to Know that If I Ever Need Attention
40 I Am a Nightmare

Not brand news best work, but possibly the catchiest hook Jesse and company have created in over a decade. Bass comes through strong in this song and, although simple, drives the track along nicely.

41 Vices
42 Could Never Be Heaven
43 Magazines

Most underrated song Brand New has. The lyrics are so juvenile, but the dramatic rhythm of the song creates irony that you can truly appreciate.

44 Last Chance to Lose Your Keys
45 Kevin Can't Hit the High Notes

So much raw emotion and beauty. Sad it was never completed.

46 Mene

Amazing song - Lyi

47 451
48 Can't Get It Out
49 Waste
50 Bought a Bride
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Top Remixes (7)

1. Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades
2. The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot
3. Jesus Christ
1. You Won't Know
2. Noro
3. At the Bottom
1. Sic Transit Gloria... Glory Fades
2. Guernica
3. You Won't Know

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