Best Songs from The Kooks

The Top Ten

1 Naive

Simply to catchy.
And awesome accent.
First song I heard of them, since then I'm hooked and listened almost every song of them. Awesome band :D.

Who wouldn't love this song? I think everyone sings along Luke while hearing this! And it's not just their best song, but one of the best indie songs ever!

I could listen to this song a million times. It is just so catchy and the lyrics are meaningful unlike every modern pop song on the radio today.

Beautiful song.. first song I've heard of them and became an instant fan.. Great band

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2 Seaside

I just love this song! The only problem with it is it's too short! I wish it would just go to infinite replay. I could listen to this forever

the best song ever, with an amazing accent, the nunber one in my opnion. I just love the song.

The emotion in his voice is amazing, lovely chilled song..

10/10 song that demands to be felt

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3 She Moves in Her Own Way

Can't be unhappy listening to this

The bridge in this song is one of the most powerful I have ever heard in music. "yes I wish that we never made it through all the summers/ we kept them up instead of kicking us back down to the suburbs" or whatever the hell he's actually saying, the manner in which its delivered is beautiful. The rest of the song is excellent as well, somewhere between banger and ballad.

The extreme British accent adds a certain catchyness to the tune. Intensely unique.

One of their best songs ever and reminds me of hanging out with mates in the summer (: it's so lovely

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4 Always Where I Need to Be

This is such a great song! First song I ever heard by them. Don't get me wrong, naive is amazing but this is just beautiful, the lyrics and his powerful voice make a beautiful song!

Best song on Konk

Great lyrics

Such a great song which had really grown on me. every time I listen to the song I find something new about it which makes me love it even more

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5 Sway

This song is absolutely beautiful. There is nothing like it in the whole world! So emotional, and so powerful.
Greatest song ever!

Such an interesting melody.

This song gives me chills. Should be number one!

Deserves to be in the top 3 with Ooh La included

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6 Ooh La

catchy... I think is one of the better songs I've ever heard should be right behind no 1

The Kooks are masters of catchy Melody and Sunny disposition, so practically all of their songs are great when you're in a good mood.
But "Ooh La" stands alone because of it's perfect mixture of happy pop and heartfelt indie-ness.

It's good to listen "in all situations"

Perfect! Music n rhythm going along

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7 Junk of the Heart (Happy)

It's one of the first songs I heard of theirs and it instantly stuck. It deserves a place in the top 5. It was on my holiday playlist and after a week of using it to drown out the sound of the dance music being constantly played by the pool, it didn't get boring.

I absolutely adore this song. Not only is it fun to sing to but it's incredibly catchy and makes you feel happy.

This song is so carefree, it really does make you feel happy and alive!

This is the happiest and the saddest song I have ever heard.

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8 Gap

This is the best song in the world, here the voice and the instruments are so amazing the lyrics had so much passion is better than naive, naive is just a simply catchy song looking pop. This song represents indie and the kooks

Always been my favorite, not sure why but I love it so much. It has a certain quality and feel to it that I love so much. The melodies and lyrics all coming together make it amazing even if not everyone thinks so.

I can't even tell why, but I love this song. I'm listening to it on replay, all the time :p Makes me wanna sing all alone in the street :p. The lyrics are crazy awesome, these guys are great, seriously :D

The instruments are so well played, and even within the quieter moments of the song they are so powerful, especially when mixed with the strong vocals, and the depths of the lyrics just make the song what it is.

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9 Eddie's Gun

First Single, fun and catchy

22! Should b on top!

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10 See the Sun

The guitar work is flawless, this song doesn't get old whatsoever.

Right when they pick up the tempo with that awesome guitar solo always makes me want to rock out

See the sun not in the top 10! It deserves top 3 without a DOUBT!

Ah yes... This song is legendary

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13 Sofa Song

This song is amazing! It totally gets stuck in your head and has an amazing rhythm. This song definitely underrated, it absolutely deserves a place in the top 3! Come on, can you listen to this song without singing along?

This song is brilliant and should definitely be the top ten, come on guys!

Great song, just simple as needed and so efficient!

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14 You Don't Love Me

I love this song! The guitar and drums are absolutely phenomenal, and the guitar solo towards the end are too good.

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17 Taking Pictures of You

This is the first song I heard of them and that's the only reason I continued to listen to The Kooks. This song would be number one on my charts! Followed by Naive

It's off there new album and I think it is up there with the best, junk of the heart and how'd you like that are also pretty mad
Definitely give them a go

My top ten would be
1. Naive
2. Always where I need to be
3. Sway
4. Kids
5. How'd you like that
6. She moves in her own way
7. Taking pictures of you
8. Ooh la
9. Junk of the heart
10. Seaside

It's good. It also reminds me the memories I had with my girlfriend when I'm taking candid pictures of her.

I love this song! This song is so breathtaking! Just can't get over it.

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18 Jackie Big T**s

Short but sweet, catchy number - highly underrated!

I don't know how this isn't higher, one of my favorites

Such a sing along song, and is always in my head!

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19 Mr. Maker

This is just the catchiest feel good song in the world

Great meaning, powerful lyrics, awesome guitar

Such a feel good "driving in the sun with the roof down and wind blowing through your hair" song. makes me grin like an idiot whenever I listen to it. extremely underrated and should be brought up to the top 3, at the least. also, the song has a bigger meaning behind it than you think.
Lurve Luke Pritchard. lurve the Kooks!

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20 Bad Habit

Super catchy oh man oh man oh man

Don't forget their new stuff. Still good indie rock!

Absolutely obsessed w this song at the moment

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21 Do You Wanna

Surprised it's so low on the list. It has a great beat to dance and sing to in my opinion.

One of the best this is at least a number 5

This song has a nasty intro! I love it!

Amazing song! More people should give it a chance!
The more you listen to it the better it gets!
If you love the Kooks you will love this awesome song!

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22 Matchbox

Surprised that this song is not in the top 20?! Such an underrated song and it was a pleasure to hear this song live not just once but twice!

Matchbox is one of favourite Kooks songs of all time, perfect transitions and a great chorus

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23 Around Town

Definitely the best song of them, very powerful. It should be higher

This song is just stuck in my mind! It surely deserves a place among the first ten!

This is the most beautiful kooks' song

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24 Rosie

OHH mygod this is so god!

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25 Killing Me

Their best song hands down, When I think of the kooks I think of this song.

I totally agree. This for me is The Kooks best song. The lyrics are beautiful and it has an air of melancholy that is just sad and joyous at the same time, stunning.

Their best song by far

Best kooks song for me

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26 Do You Love Me Still?

That beginning captures the mood of reminiscing on old love perfectly

27 One Last Time

I'm in love with this song

I think it's the best song of them so far. It's simple, but beautiful

The best and most emotional song

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28 Young Folks

Ehhh hello 35 wit hope they play this song in glasgow 2017

29 Are We Electric

Such a catchy song, give it a try! - Ssoda

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30 Love It All

Love It All. I do love it all; the whole song. Arrgh I don't understand why this is at 43! It should be in the top ten! The way he says "love it all" in the chorus is insane, it's heaven to listen to. More people need to know this song by The Kooks.

Really good listen 10/10 recommend

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31 Forgive & Forget

How is this song not on the list? Brilliant tune in my opinion, so full of energy. Their new album is fantastic overall, their best if you ask me.

Seriously deficient rating system where new brilliant songs are below mediocre old songs

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33 See the World

A great and catchy song, sort of underrated it seems.

It doesn´┐Ż't say much but it's one of my favourites, sounds really cool...

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34 Sweet Emotion

I think this is one of their best albums. If not their best. Despite what people seem to think, it's okay to like new music and still be a real fan. We still have ears. And this song is so very good. Not my favourite from the album, as it isn't even on the list, but still high up there

Such a brill song, definitely gets better the more you listen!

Such a simple song, but extremely sexy and just lovely

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36 Stormy Weather

Best The Kooks song!

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37 No Longer

This song should definitely be up there with Naive as one of the Kooks best songs. My personal favorite off of Konk.

38 Runaway

Gets me nostalgic every time I've heard. Beautiful song! Should be on the top

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39 Fa la La
40 Picture Frame

The guitar in this song is just so nice and the feel is extremely chill I love it

41 If Only

Short and sweet

This is such a great song but so underrated. The bass line is absolutely stunning just like the rest of the song.

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42 Down

Brand new Kooks. It's way better then all previous albums so far.

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43 Backstabber

How doesn't anyone like The Kooks' new stuff. As a fan that's been there from the start, I dig the new record. This song has got a VIBE THAT JUST... wow.

One of the Kooks' best in my opinion. I'm surprised it hasn't made the list yet. Has a really cool groove to it!

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44 See Me Now

How. How is this not on here? This may not be their #1 but this is totally top 5 material.

Nice song really meaningful

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45 By My Side
46 Lonely Cat
47 Tick of Time

The timing is 100% on point. Perfect.

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48 I Already Miss You
49 Watching the Ships Roll In

A different kooks song - quite slow and mellow - my favourite

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Top Remixes (5)

1. She Moves in Her Own Way
2. Naive
3. Junk of the Heart (Happy)
1. Eddie's Gun
2. Always Where I Need to Be
3. Seaside
1. Naive
2. Seaside
3. Ooh La

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