Best Songs by John Frusciante

The Top Ten
1 Central Central Cover Art

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.

It's a haunting buildup and has one is one of the most atmospheric and guitar and drum heavy masterpiece of all his work.

So incredibly powerful in the way it builds up and it's like you're floating through the clouds.

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

2 The Will to Death The Will to Death Cover Art

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.

No words can describe the impact John has had on my soul. This song resonates with me so much.


A truly superb song both lyrically and musically

3 The Past Recedes The Past Recedes Cover Art

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.

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

There's always goose bumps whenever this man is involved

4 Unreachable Unreachable Cover Art

Best song by him
There are so many but this has to come out on top, closely followed by Dying though

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

Beautiful vocals, great lyrics, and I particularly love the mellow, silky outro.

This song has the most soulful outro I have ever heard

5 Murderers Murderers Cover Art

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

This song is absolutely fabulously catchy and awesome. I could listen to murderers forever. It is a terrific song by John and deserves to be Number 1 by far.

Combination of Simple-yet-sick bass drum song with awesome guitar riffs makes this his best song!

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

6 Wayne

''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

Best song solo ever!

A lot of emotion in there!

I can't stop crying

7 Song to Sing When I'm Lonely Song to Sing When I'm Lonely Cover Art

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.

A song that can make you cry and smile at the same time

Really nice song, everything just fits in together

8 Scratches Scratches Cover Art

Apart from the fact that this is a great song from a musically, it finally dropped for me lyrically. At first, I thought: "What the hell is this guy singing about? ", but after having it on repeat for an hour or two a darker episode of my life popped up and it fit perfectly. Hits me like a brick every time I hear it, yet somehow I keep coming back for more.

Y’all this song can make me smile, make my cry, put me to sleep, wake me up, and make me question my entire existence in one go that is something special I tell you god damn

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.

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

9 A Corner A Corner Cover Art
10 Dying Song

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

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

So powerful yet so simple!

The Contenders
11 Heaven Heaven Cover Art

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

12 Carvel Carvel Cover Art

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

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

Great buildup and extremely strong guitar playing.

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

13 Omission Omission Cover Art

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.

Josh Klinghoffer perfectly compliments John Style making a euphoric sound. This song supports Frusciante's qoute "Playing guitar is like being in touch with the universe" which is what this song shouts out to me.

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!

14 Dissolve Dissolve Cover Art
15 Here, Air Here, Air Cover Art

Emotional, listen to lyrics.

16 Wishing Wishing Cover Art

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

17 Anne Anne Cover Art

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!

Just unbelievable that this beautiful song wasn't in the 10 best...
The solo is wonderful, the lyrics are perfect, john is just a god. Thank you so much for that mister frusciante.

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!

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

18 The Slaughter The Slaughter Cover Art

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.

Just absolutely beautiful work by john

Great, perfect... What else

19 Look On Look On Cover Art

19TH? WHAT? Inside of Emptiness as a whole is absolutely fantastic- it manages to convey so much emotion while still rocking out. This and Scratches are easily some of John’s best songs, at least to me.

I am struggling to find words that do this song justice. Heartbreakingly beautiful in its purity and ability to invoke all kinds of emotions simultaneously.

This is the kind of song you listen to as you rest on your folded arms that lay upon a windowsill as you watch the rain begin to fade from a cities streets, and the sun peeking through the clouds, warming everything it touches with its golden rays.

Smoke Pot and listen to this song.. If you love guitar solos just listen carefully and you'll feel like as if the veins in your body are the strings of guitar.. You'll know what heavenly feeling actually is.

20 The First Season The First Season Cover Art

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)

21 Going Inside Going Inside Cover Art

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

So underrated. Definitely must be higher

A gem of a song

22 Time Runs Out Time Runs Out Cover Art
23 My Smile is a Rifle My Smile is a Rifle Cover Art

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.

Definitely higher then 55th. Totally different genre then anything off of his later albums. Niandra ladies gets way too much hate in my opinion

Simply incredible in its raw simplicity.

24 Ramparts Ramparts Cover Art

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

25 Before the Beginning Before the Beginning Cover Art

Best instrumental song ever, you can hear the emotions put in his guitarwork so well.

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.

just, ugh

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