Best Songs by John Frusciante


The Top Ten

1 Central

Great drums along with awesome guitar. Extraordinary song! Better than unreachable...

This is right up there with the likes of Stairway To Heaven and Bohemian Rhapsody. It's just that we live in a period dominated by the ever so crappy pop music. This is pure art, pure class, pure music.

Best John Frusciante song BY FAAR its beautiful, lyrics are amazing, and the guitar blends with the piano and guitar, and the singing is beautiful

At the end where he says the same thing over and over again is amazing.

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2 The Will to Death

Sooo beautiful!

One of the most beautiful and meaningful songs ever... Thumbs up for this one... Really deserves it!

This song is so peaceful, the lyrics are deep. John's voice is also beautiful.

Really good song

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3 The Past Recedes

This is some quality music. The way John makes me feel is only imaginable and can be not expressed by words. He puts so much feeling into what he does, he really sends a message. And did I mention the solo? Unforgetable.

The chords are so simple and so powerful makes you wonder how beautiful music can be in its purest form.

There's always goose bumps whenever this man is involved

Sounds like a bob Dylan song, and that is a compliment. An excellent, beautiful song.

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4 Unreachable

Happy ending

This song feels like it expresses john very well and I love how the last few minutes sounds like a storm is brewing

This particular song really takes to the point where you feel yourself in heaven.

It's just amazing

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5 Murderers

Yes, He made many amazing songs like My smile is a rifle, Omission and Heaven, but this song in its simplicity beats them all

Any complimentary comment I make would be an understatement to this song.

Simply amazing. The chord changes are fantastic and really blend well together, I've recut this song and looped it for like ten minutes. That was an awesome jam session

I listen to this on repeat for hours and never get tired of it

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6 Wayne

Best song solo ever!

A lot of emotion in there!

I can't stop crying

''This song was recorded for my friend Wayne Forman, the coolest, kindest friend anybody could ever have. When I used to play in arenas I would often mentally aim my playing at him. Wayne loved long guitar solos, and he was my favorite person in the audience to play for. As everyone who knew him is well aware, he was also the best chef ever. When I saw him two days ago, he was laying in front of a CD player, so when I came home I decided I’d make something for him. I recorded this solo for him to hear, but I finished it a day too late, so now it is a tribute to his memory. It is what he would have wanted me to play for him, and it is my offering to his family and friends all over the world, as well as anybody else. Wayno lives in our hearts forever, the greatest guy anybody could ever know. I’m so lucky to have been graced by his friendship. All the love in the world to him.'' - John Frusciante

7 Song to Sing When I'm Lonely

Very up lifting. Faboulas video.

this song is great the only song that I belive matches it is The Afterglow.

Everything about this song is great! But I feel it doesn't beat the will to death

The title says it all. Play this, and you'll feel good. Very nice song.

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8 Scratches

Melts my soul. Helps me to keep fighting another dark day. Perfection.

Perfect. I love this song, it makes me feel so easily the pain John felt years ago. Is so pure, so clear. Can't stop listening to it.

Can't stop listening to this recently, so simple but so beautiful

Music is spot on.

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9 A Corner

Just Sublime

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10 Dying Song

Great piece of music. Simple yet deep lyrics. Great guitar work. Emotional.

Concentrate. Listen with good equipment. And fall into the abyss. Guarantee jaw drop.

So powerful yet so simple!

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11 Carvel

Awesome guitar playing and deep lyrics, emotionally beautiful, much respect for his work.

Great buildup and extremely strong guitar playing.

Trippiest song you'll hear by john frusciante. just listen to the guitar

Everything about it is amazing the music, vocals and lyrics tie together so well

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12 Heaven

This song just captures my soul but the whole album is awesome - jimjojod

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13 Omission

This might be my favorite song by him. So many to choose from. Unbelievable rhythm combined with the fluid, dreamy backing vocals. Makes me wanna dance around in circles.

The best Frusciante song. No one quite perfects the beautiful atmosphere that is created by John and Josh. It's even more delicate and atmospheric acoustic.

John seems to be most in touch with his pop sensibilities here. Two Red Hot Chili Pepper guitarists on the same song? How could it not be great!

Shadows collide with people is fantastic. This song is also fantastic.

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14 Anne

This music... Is just amazing! Can't get tired of it! And it's not just the song itself, also the pause in the beginning... It's just incredible!

Can't stop to listen to it constantly! Strong expression and deeply melody mixed with a fantastic solo which is so nicely fit into a whole song. Great vocal and lyrics both. One of the best for sure!

Awesome, just awesome. The guitar solo is so intense, the lyrics are so deep, it's so beautiful, what a wonderful song!

Great lyrics and a powerful solo this is by far one of johns best songs by far it really means something

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15 Here, Air

Emotional, listen to lyrics.

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17 Wishing

I relate to the lyrics in this song along with most of his lyrics, I always find a meaning in his lyrics that take me to some part of my life. We had a lot of similar experiences - jimjojod

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18 The Slaughter

Just absolutely beautiful work by john

Great, perfect... What else

The raw version of this is great.
Love his voice.
It's not his most emotional song, but it's close.
Definitely worth a listen.

19 Look On

This Should Be Number Two, After Central. This Is So Good!

How can you look past "look on"?

Such a powerful and emotive song. This one is a top five in my book.

Amazing. One of the best guitar solos of all time in my opinion.

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20 The First Season

It's not the best recording quality and neither was John's voice so clear and harmonious, but it shows us all he would do.

Simply an amazing song and outstanding lyrics.

Just some georgious peace of art! John is genius! Hi from Ukraine)

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21 Going Inside

A gem of a song

So underrated. Definitely must be higher

Why has no one commented this one yet? Great song love the beginning

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22 Ramparts

This song is a beautiful shimmery little slice of perfection. I just wish it was longer.

Short, but nearly perfect song
gets even better every time you hear it

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25 Before the Beginning

just, ugh

John has a decent voice. But his real voice is the voice of his guitar. This song is all about John storytelling using the guitar.

It is the story about how all things came to life in a non religious way.

One of the most beautiful guitars I ever heard.

26 My Smile is a Rifle

Perfectly beautiful

Beautiful yet raw Frusciante. It's amazing how he sings and plays his situation post-1994. This song, Mascara, and "Untitled #12" really give send out a message like he's screaming for help. This man can do it all.

In terms of pure emotional output, this gem can't be overlooked. The haunting guitar plus the real vocals put it over the top for me.

Simply incredible in its raw simplicity. - JasonMts

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27 Dark/Light

Song is amazing. I think it is cool because John Frusciante plays a custom 6-string bass on this song.

8 minutes and 31 seconds of John Frusciante. Purely beautiful song. What else needs to be said about it? Incredible song.

Repetitive, but the bassline (courtesy of Flea), choir, electronic elements, and awesome funky guitar at the end really make this song a quick and enjoyable 8.5 minutes. But hey, I'm a sucker for the John/Flea relationship

Amazing Song! The way the riffs change is unbelievable. 3 songs in one

28 Outside Space

Something that you will never get bored to listening.

Listen to high. Puts you in another place.

29 A Firm Kick

This is the best song for sure.

30 with no one

It touches me in a way that words can't really do any good to describe. The most beautiful sounds and vibrations I've felt in my life.

Unbelievably beautiful song. This should be in the top five.

How this isn't higher up I don't know. It's beautiful!

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31 Wednesday's Song
32 So Would've I

Simply a masterpiece

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35 In Your Eyes

Prog-Synth heavy, and a bit trippy, but romantic and uplifting.

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36 Your P***y's Glued to a Building on Fire

Just amazing. The last few seconds are just beautiful, John is a genius and Niandra LaDes and Usually Just a T shirt proves this the most. This is my favourite from him, along with My Smile is a Rifle, Running away into you, Big Takeover and Head(Beach Arab)

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39 Time Is Nothing
40 Time Goes Back

John lays down some good progressions and epic overdubs while jesus sings harmony in the background and

41 In Relief

The most beautiful song and moving lyrics

42 Time Tonight

This and scratches are his most beautiful.

Definitely TOP 10 song.

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43 Fanfare

I wish this top ten is of one year ago, because now this is num. 1.

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44 Untitled #2
45 Enter a Uh

Pure emotion. This shows when John was going through a deep struggle but still could produce beautiful music. One of the greatest songs I have ever had the pleasure of hearing. Thank you John.

46 Life's a Bath

Nothing in this world brings me closer to music that this very song.!

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49 Of Before

The demo version is unbelievable

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List Stats

1,000 votes
78 listings
10 years, 54 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. A Corner
2. Heaven
3. Here, Air
1. The Will to Death
2. Wednesday's Song
3. Unreachable
1. The First Season
2. Anne
3. The Slaughter

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