Best Songs From The Cure


The Top Ten

1 Just Like Heaven Just Like Heaven

Haven't heard it

So emotional! This is the most sadly joyful song of all timeā€¦ and the instrumental is glorious!

It's the best song on the whole world! I don't understand why it's number six! I think is the best! number one!

"A past trip to the sea shore. " Robert Smith

2 Lovesong Lovesong

This song has the best lyrics, and the keyboard is really chilling. I think it is Robert Smith's songwriting at its best. He wrote it as a wedding gift for his wife. This is one of those songs that should never be covered, because no cover is ever going to be close to the original. I love THE CURE! - tr_11

My mother would sing this to be when I was a baby and was the song she would sing to me to make some fall asleep. This song has so much meaning and the love in this song is true

The lyrics match the rhythm so hard! The instruments and robert's voice combined are the sound of perfection, by far, one of the greatest songs of the cure

Okay, this song has those powerful lyrics that come from the inside and the way it is sang : with melancholy and despair of a broken heart. This song should be the number one.

3 Lullaby Lullaby

Fantastic, the dark lyrics and the awersome music it is just the best cure's song of the cure's best album

Just awesome

Best song Base, keyboard and Vocals are super.

Mesmerizing Cure song kinda creepy sounding great crisp sounding production on the song as well

4 Friday I'm in Love

Pure genius! Its one of these songs you never get tired of like smells like teen spirit or wonderwall or all the Beatles stuff

This is a work of genius. The complex layering, musical density and beautiful melody combined with Robert Smith's voice have created an astonishing work of art that makes virtually all other rock and pop offerings sound thin by comparison.

The first cure song I ever heard even before I knew about the cure I constantly heard this song on my computer library and on cd's as a kid while not knowing much about the cure at all! Great song!

One of my favorites songs ever, not just from the cure, it is one of the best songs of all the time

5 Pictures of You

One of the most gorgeous songs I've ever heard. Something about it teleports you to another dimension every time without fail. The guitar riffs in the intro (and throughout) are crazy euphoric. The constant rhythm led by the drums drives the song forward relentlessly. Robert Smith is my dad.

I love this song, it makes me cry and smile at the same time. Such a well written son and it's definitely in my top 3 favourites.

Probably is the most beautiful song I've ever heard.

Love love love beyond

6 Boys Don't Cry

We all know this should be number one but... But nothing this is number one!

It's beautiful and amazing. The intro is the best part.

This song is amazing! Can't believe it's not on the list!

A incredible 80s Party Classic,

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7 A Forest

I know others are more popular, but this song should be in the top 2 or 3 cure songs. It's my favorite cure song by far. The lyrics speak of longing and loss (shocker! ) and the music fits the lyrics perfectly. Really, really great song.

Musically speaking this is one of the best written songs in the last 35 years. The simplicity of the bass, the complexity of the guitar and the lyrics. This song is still very vital today.

I remember first hearing this when the album was released - loved it ever since! Still play it almost every day: on good equipment new details buried in the mix emerge all the time. Remarkable song

Every true "Cure fan" knows that this masterpiece should be considered as their best work ever.

8 In Between Days

Definitely one of their best songs so go ahead and move it on up

How is it possible that this song is not in top ten? And Friday I'm in love is 4th? Come on people, wash your ears! Sorry, but I had to say it... wait, was that Tourette syndrome?

Are you serious? This is one of the most beautiful songs ever!

Best song ever ever ever ever... Etc

9 The Lovecats

This is my favorite. - JCHOW

I love this song!

Heard this song on "The History of New Music" for the first time years ago. My favorite by far.

Great song very distinctive reminds me of alley cats.

10 Close to Me

Because I gotta have Faith

What if I prefer close to me than baby screams.

It has a nice, cheery, minimalist vibe. It for some reason gives me nostalgia for the show Adventure Time, because of the synth and that catchy xylophone riff sounds like it came straight from the backround of it

This was my favorite song when it came out, so I'm biased.. but am a huge Cure fan, and am very intimately familiar with their music. I think this should be in place of Friday I'm in Love.

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The Contenders

11 Disintegration

Simply the most well constructed song of all time. Arguably of course. Robert goes to the deepest depths of what heartbreak is truly about, in a manner with poetically and painfully woven verses, that will either destroy you with how you might relate, or seduce you with the almost epic, elegant, and somewhat fast paced guitar rhythm. Surely, this is The Cure's most underrated song, and one of the world's most moving pieces that will literally take you back to the scars of your past.

One of the greatest songs of all time, never mind one of the best cure songs. Poetic heartbreaking lyrics, great rhythm section, and incredible guitar textures.

This is just a list of The Cure's most popular songs. If the list was truly their best songs, Disintegration would be very near the top. It's a masterpiece.

Don't know how I missed this song over the years. Been a fan for 40 years. Deeper than a lot of the more poppy songs.

12 Fascination Street

This is definitely 1 of their bests. Had to vote this because it deserves to be higher up like at number 6. But the bass is amazing and its all around an amazing songs

I like the energy it has without sounding so poppy like friday I'm in love. Nice guitar and bass lines.

Should at least be in the top ten! It's provocative and the groove is just... WOW.

Should be in the top 5. it's not a hit on the radio but it is one of their best

13 Why Can't I Be You?
14 A Letter to Elise

Ahhh...Susan and San Diego in the mid 80s. Great girl, great times, great music! My Cure favorite.

This song is a poetic masterpiece that portrays the harsh but true message love is sometimes not enough in a melodic way that consumes you entirely

This song is genius, you can really feel the emotions stirring in the song and personally, this is my favorite.

If you only heard one Cure song in your lifetime, this should be that song.

15 10:15 Saturday Night

Oddly wonderful. Reminds me of one of my favorite poets, William Carlos Williams.

Awesome song on a saturday night! with whiskey in hand

This is one of those 'listen to the notes that aren't played' tunes. so restrained and perfectly eerie, but still rocks out.

16 The Walk

The Walk, 100%. Arguably not Cure's best but it deserves my vote. Pure ecstasy and resembles the post-punk new wave surge through the 80s very well

17 Plainsong


Was so happy when they played this in Ant Man.

My fave cure song ever. There's no other song like it. Takes you away with it

Epic melancholic beauty. Takes you to a different place entirely.

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18 Burn


Just the best. Immortal song, as Brandon Lee's talent. Very emotional, I really love that song.

Not even comparable to the rest of their songs. Except maybe A Forest.

Love the atmosphere which has been created by this song

19 Fire in Cairo
20 Charlotte Sometimes

Such a sweet song. Beautiful!

The girl who took my virginity gave me the Cure in return and this was the song that Standing On The Beach usually was playing during our... well, enough to say that we used to like to park the car and look at the stars...

This is a beautiful masterpiece that deserves to be way above shake dog shake, I hate that song it's one of the only cure songs I do not like cannot believe it was the 1st song they played at the napa, bottlerock festival concert which was an amazing show.

In the top 5 have to be. Is a tremendous brilliant piece of music,top 5 no doubt

21 Primary

The whole album faith is a master piece, the completion of what the band had not been able to do on 17 seconds (due to lack of budget) - it all falls in place - only charlotte sometimes is missing. Primary is a shiny Jewel, and as much as I like the studio version, the versions the band played live between 1982 and 1991 are simply awesome, taking the song to yet another level (unfortunately, the ones I've heard since 2005 are simply bad).

Take the double bass for example. So epic.

22 Shake Dog Shake

Violent and dirty! rock n roll

23 The Caterpillar

Uplifting song with an uplifting video

Fantastic, positive, fun song!

24 One Hundred Years

Deserves to be in top 5 at least. - Merkwurdigliebe

Pornography was my first Cure album, and I knew from the first track that I would forever love them.

The best song in the best album.

Should be much more higher

25 Where the Birds Always Sing
26 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

Absolutely beautiful song. The way it rises and falls - that haunting guitar riff. Very underrated Cure song. An epic.

This song got me through some hard times. The lyrics are absolutely incredible. Also it rises and falls so beautifully, with the crescendo solo by Porl capping off one of the greatest songs ever.

Not a Cure fan at all, really. But this is probably the best I've heard from them.

I can't believe this song is not on the list, best song ever written

27 Killing An Arab

Top 10 for sure, in the best 5 of the band to be completely honest

Just like Albert Camus

Best cure song ever

Top 5 enough said

28 Kyoto Song
29 Maybe Someday

Sad but good song

Awesome song, sadly overlooked

Love this song


30 Play for Today
31 Jumping Someone Else's Train

Should definitely in the top ten!

Better than any other song they did... some of the top ten songs make me weep they are so poo. People have dreadful taste.

You kidding! Lets take this one to top ten guys!

32 Six Different Ways

This song has a delicate balance between joy and sadness... so glad they included it in Stephen King's It.

33 Another Day
34 A Strange Day

This should be number one by far

Should be in top 10. haunting.

The single most amazing song ever...period.

35 Plastic Passion
36 The Same Deep Water as You

To me this song is about having relationships with people you don't always agree with. Powerful lyrics and music from one of the great overlooked bands of the ages.

A beautiful tragedy. The most powerful and meaningful song of The Cure. The heartwrenching synths and thunderous storm and drums echo through this gloomy haze, ripping right through your heart. Roberts ache is pouring out in this masterpiece, leaving you helplessly listening to it again and again. Not only the Cures best song, but one of the most delicate, dark and poetic songs ever written and composed. This is the real Cure

Overall Best Song by Cure... Those who have not voted for it, don't know about real Cure.

Great Atmosphere! Great Cure!

37 Cold

From the rumbling cello that throbs at the bottom of the mix, the cold, icy synths that drive the song, the simple bass guitar lick to the classic Cure twinkles effects, it's an epic, soothing track that only the Cure could really make.

38 Mint Car

Why isn't this top 10?!?! this list is all wrong lol lets go to bed should have been top 10 too.

39 The Blood
40 Let's Go to Bed

This song must be higher for sure!

41 The Hanging Garden

I can't believe this hasn't been added to the list before. it's a complete masterpiece

42 A Night Like This

Hauntingly beautiful song!

This song always makes me think about my first love and the good old days.. To me it's one of the most beautiful songs from the Cure! It's a deep melancholic song that you want to keep in your heart as a memory too.

Every now and then I'll hear this song at a party (never on the radio for some reason) and almost without fail someone will ask "Who is this? This song is great" Timeless classic.

A beautiful song, this song initially made me a Cure fan.

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43 The Last Day of Summer

The definitive The Cure song, my favourite. Gives me chills every time, the lead guitar over the meandering rhythm guitar works wonders with Smith's heartfelt lyrics here. - Bicyclerepairman

Awesome should be top 20

The rhythm of the song, it's calm, the instruments are so well conected to each other, it's a boom of relaxation or sth

44 To Wish Impossible Things

Completely grabs your soul when listening, does what art and music should do, puts your mind in a transcendental state. The Cure are incredible!

This is one of the most underrated Songs by The Cure. It's so beautiful and moving. I don't get why it's not higher up.

Fantastic song.

Stunning moving and wonderous

45 Never Enough

Its more than enough...brilliant

This has to be in thei top 20s what the hecking heck

46 Cut
47 Object
48 Hot Hot Hot!!!

Perfect, funny, beautifull video

49 The Kiss

The intro is amazing

PLAY IT LOUD! What a rush. Insane how this track pulls you in

50 Open

This should be number one. Never in the history of music have I head a song so ominous and distressing. Masterfully crafted and fear inducing.

Overlooked twisted Cure progressive masterpiece. Perfect for opening every Cure show ever

One of my favorite songs by the Cure. Second only to, you guessed it, just like heaven

My favorite cure song.. Such a jam!

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1. Plainsong
2. From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea
3. Pictures of You
1. Just Like Heaven
2. Pictures of You
3. Friday I'm in Love
1. Lullaby
2. Disintegration
3. A Forest

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