Best Sonic Youth Songs

The Top Ten

1 Teen Age Riot

I would say one of the greatest rock songs ever written.

This song rules. - PhoenixAura81

One of the greatest songs ever from one of the best alternative albums ever. Truly an awesome guitar song, and is just such a great song.

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2 Kool Thing

This song sends chills down my spine. So does Teen Age Riot.

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3 Schizophrenia

That riff is awesome

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4 Superstar UListen to Sample
5 Sugar Kane

And I Know - Glauberson

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6 Eliminator Jr. UListen to Sample
7 Incinerate

HOW is not this masterpiece at least in the top 5? No way...

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8 100%

Crash!

A Blast In The Underworld - Glauberson

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9 Little Trouble Girl UListen to Sample
10 The Diamond Sea

A masterpiece. - JCHOW

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The Contenders

11 Dirty Boots UListen to Sample
12 Disappearer UListen to Sample
13 Total Trash UListen to Sample
14 Expressway to Yr Skull UListen to Sample
15 Silver Rocket

Just incredible noise

The live version will always be better, but it's still an amazing song

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16 Starpower

This song is awesome. - JCHOW

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17 Wish Fulfillment UListen to Sample
18 Eric's Trip

I can't see anything as far as I'm concerned - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

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19 Unmade Bed UListen to Sample
20 Purr UListen to Sample
21 Bull In the Heather

For sure top 10. Top 5 to me

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This song is infectious

This is one of their best. I’d say top 10 for sure.

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22 Mote UListen to Sample
23 Shadow of a Doubt

I have not listened any other song in which Kim sounds so cryptic, yet so powerful.

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24 My Friend Goo UListen to Sample
25 Chapel Hill UListen to Sample
26 Panty Lies UListen to Sample
27 Skink UListen to Sample
28 Youth Against Fascism UListen to Sample
29 Cinderella's Big Score UListen to Sample
30 Hits of Sunshine (For Allen Ginsberg) UListen to Sample
31 Confusion is Next UListen to Sample
32 Theresa's Sound World UListen to Sample
33 Scooter & Jinx UListen to Sample
34 I Love Her All the Time UListen to Sample
35 'Cross the Breeze

This song deserves a far higher spot in the list. Such raw energy instrumentals and vocals.
This is pure noise rock. - RockNRoll

Some of the greatest guitar I have ever heard put to tape.

Intense piece of music, just blows you away

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36 Sunday

Give this song an upvote will ya?

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37 Or UListen to Sample
38 Titanium Expose UListen to Sample
39 Unwind UListen to Sample
40 Kotton Krown UListen to Sample
41 Candle UListen to Sample
42 NYC Ghosts & Flowers UListen to Sample
43 I Love You Golden Blue UListen to Sample
44 Tuff Gnarl

Tough lyrics

Whatever it's about, it is an emotional and touching song and deserves a place on this list.

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45 Anti-Orgasm

NOT YOUR SEX SLAVE! - TheGodfatherOfCoolStuff

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46 Becuz UListen to Sample
47 Catholic Block UListen to Sample
48 Bee-Bee's Song
49 Ineffable Me UListen to Sample
50 Karen Revisited UListen to Sample
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List Stats

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63 listings
8 years, 304 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. Eliminator Jr.
2. Teen Age Riot
3. Schizophrenia
BeatlesFan1964
1. Sugar Kane
2. Kool Thing
3. 100%
Glauberson
1. The Diamond Sea
2. Teen Age Riot
3. Starpower
JCHOW

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