Best Switchfoot Songs

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Switchfoot is an American alternative rock band from San Diego, California. The band's members are Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), and Drew Shirley (guitar, backing vocals).

The Top Ten

1 Dare You to Move

This song is so great, that it was the only one I wanted to make a piano cover for. It's very catchy, and always puts you in a good mood when you listen to it. It's definitely on my top ten playlist.

Most beautiful and inspiring of their songs. Made me want to look up every single switchfoot song and see if they all made me feel the way this one does!

this song speaks to me. Whether it's spiritually or emotionally or religiously, this song will always hold a special place in my heart. I've discovered so many things through this song, it's not even funny. Thank you Switchfoot, for being one of the realest bands out there and playing for God and yourselves and to inspire others. It's created miracles in many people's lives. God bless you all and I hope you have many more great and successful tracks and albums like this one to come.

This song is so moving. It's one of those few songs that motivates me to do something with myself. And John Foreman has never sounded better than he did in this song. Definitely #1.

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2 Meant to Live

Better than Dare You to Move, EPIC riffs, EPIC drumming, EPIC vocals, beats everything that's being played on Radio today

Switchfoot =

Amazing use of the instrumentals in the beginning, then let's the vocals in the first verse stand alone without much music, allowing for the lyrics to ring unopposed. Immediately after the instruments regain their position. The mesh that the instruments have in the chorus with the vocals is further augmented by the fact that it is the first time in the song that they meet, and they sound amazing. The riffs are great, as well as the drums. All in all a great song.

Switchfoot come alive! Great track with awesome riffs and equally good drumming! Classic switchfoot...

Love it!

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3 Stars

This song is simply beautiful. There is nothing else to say. It rings true in my heart because there are days when indeed I don't feel like myself anymore. Beautiful!

When I look at the STAAAARS I feel like MYSELF! My credits to the guitarist

this composition is so unique and heart touching, should be one or two

Has amazing riffs and verses are catchy

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4 Dark Horses

This should be number one, the beat is so catchy. Vote this! 'ment to live' is another really good song by them! Vote dark horses. The godz!

This is my favourite song, and lyrics is also beautiful. This song is Music theme of Royal Rumble 2012 it makes its 25th anniversary cool celebration.

Seriously..! This should be number one! Such good riffs and drums and everythig else..! Best song ever.!

The guitarist has provided a masterpiece and the lyrics are galvanizing. Awesome song

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5 Awakening

beautiful song. the words and use the of the word awakening is totally worthwhile. its like listening to a dream full of melody. THUMBS UP

Yep best song for sure awesome change up in how they normally would sound

This song should be on the very top because it has WONDERFUL lyrics and amazing electric guitar

This song is so beautiful and meaningful!

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6 Your Love is a Song

How you doing? This song is the best ever. If anyone who has logged into this page and hadn't heard this song, it's my earnest request that you do. Dare you to move and the others which are up there, you won't feel to listen to them ever after hearing this landmark of a song.

Are you all kidding me? This is their best song, no second thought on that. This song is not just a good Switchfoot song, but this is a great song by any standard. This song got me hooked to Switchfoot to a point that even if they make Justin Bieber type of songs, I will still love them like hell!. Switchfoot rocks.

I wonder how even 'Stars' overleaped this song. This song should be at #2 after 'Dare You To Move'. And if it were not for the fact that I've over-listened to this song, I think it would still be #1 on my Top 10 list. This song is deep, people.. visit an otolaryngologist for an ear examination and then listen to this song again.

Just plain loved this song its hard to chose which one I like the best, I love of them, their music is truly a gift from god.

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7 Afterlife

A great song about not waiting to die to come alive. Don't let society drag you down and desensitize you! Switchfoot's the best!

This song is inspiring and one of the best Switchfoot songs of all time! It deserves at least 2nd place but really should be in 1st!

8! What? Should be first or second, right up in the top two with dark horses. Both amazing songs. Vote for them

Afterlife is my second favorite song. But.. have you heard 'The War Inside'? God. This song I swear.

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8 Gone

I was a bit astonished when I saw this song wasn't on the Best Yet. Such a great, catchy song with deeper meaning in the lyrics.
They play this song even better live!

This should be number 1, then Afterlife.

I was truly gone when I heard this song. Awesome, Jon Foreman!

This song have teaching me more of life

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9 This is Your Life

When I listened to it for the first time, I listened to it the WHOLE day!
When you already know what you who you want to be in your life, but just can't muster the courage to jump off the familiar and safe cliff, listen to this song.

When you already know what you who you want to be in your life, but just can't muster the courage to jump off the familiar and safe cliff, listen to this song.

Is a very best music

I absolutely love this song..since the very first time I listened to it while I was watching an episode of smallville.

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10 Learning to Breathe

Hello good mornin, among the soothing, romantic songs I've heard in some time

Beautiful song. Great music for a chill or peaceful day. Hundreds of plays and Never gets old

Really beautiful and soothing lyrics. Deserves to be in the top 10. One of the most romantic songs I have heard.

"I'm finding that You and You alone can break my fall
I'm living again, awake and alive
I'm dying to breathe in these abundant skies"

Listening to this song is like a breath of fresh air. The tune, the lyrics, the melody coming together and Jon's raspy voice just makes the hair on your back stand up! This will now be my favorite song ever! :D

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The Contenders

11 Lonely Nation

Maybe not the best song for the fans, but really the best for rock fans in general. Catchy, simple, well written, a masterpiece. Sound different than Switchfoot's classics.

Lonely nation is the best it's the test it's the rest but it is not the pest yes lonely nation is the best

It's a unusual song, maybe one of the best songs that I've ever heard

This is rock n'roll. Great chorus, the song for those who doesn't know Switchfoot. And if it's this one you prefer in their catalog, maybe you should try something else. So different from the rest...

12 This is Home

Amazing song... Am in love with this band no wonder this song is simple not that there sound... Its one of the different sound they tried... Amazing song... A sadness is there... Who misses there home they would know the value of this song

Beautiful lyrics, Beautiful harmonies, Beautiful Band.

This is one of the best songs by them! It makes me feel like home

Such a pretty song! I love this song. I absolutely love the piano in it.

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13 Souvenirs

Very long, but it will really touch your heart. It's meaning is evident and together with good lyrics and an amazing tune this song should be number 1

My absolute favorite song! Absolutely amazing. It sends you on a journey into the past.

I just love this song! Definitely one of their best!

This song tells it as it is. just like the title. a story about memories of happier times, of youth, of what could have been..if we were more ALIVE.

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14 You

Never seen the movie. But honestly I find it very hard to connect the lyrics to any human relationship. Instead, these lyrics do fit in a very honest and beautiful way to describe one's relationship to God.

For example: "I find peace when I'm confused, I find hope when I'm let down...Not in me...in You, it's in you... I hope to lose myself for good, I hope to find it in the end... Not in me... In You."

No human being can ever be that *good*, no way. No one except Jesus Christ. No other person can ever be worth "losing" your own life and "finding it" in (that) other one. Comparing this song to human relations just because the song was used in a romantic movie soundtrack doesn't change the original purpose of the lyrics. And I'd really like to believe that the writer originally pointed his lyrics to God, not to man/woman. It would make a lot sense that way.

And personally I've been touched by the lyrics just that way. To point those ...more

This song surely touches you... The selfless nature of a gy craving for a girl... Its you... Its not me.. Its you

Can't live without it... Awesome song I'd ever heard...
And what I say about a walk to remember... It build my faith in love

Best song by switchfoot

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15 Only Hope

when I listened to it for the first time, I listened to it the WHOLE day!

This song & Enough to Let Me Go are my favorite of their songs. A really heart touching song, and I just can't stop listening to this song!

How can you not love this song... Loved mandy's version but this one... Nothing can beat switchfoot, God Bless this band!

When I first heard this song, I could not stop listening to it. Very well done. Good job, Switchfoot

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16 Thrive

Best Lyric: "I want to thrive not just survive".

17 Oh! Gravity.

Oh! Gravity is such an awesome song and I think it is the best!

I LOVE SWITCHFOOT!

This song is out of this world

Come on, this song deserves more than this!
Lift it up guys!

#Switchfootie in the house!

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18 On Fire

My favorite Switchfoot song of all time. This song actually made me fall in love with this awesome band. Such a rare song which can move you or touch U.soul. So much meaning. I just love it.

Beautiful song. It was on Switchfoot's greatest hits album. It's a classic.

This song is so special. It breaks my heart every time I listen to it.

I love on fire I can't wait till I get to play it on the piano

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19 Mess of Me

In my opinion this song has amazing lyrics, and it really does make you forget al the messes you've made in life, and just move on. It is my favorite song.

This is a true epic song guys... It makes you 4get the mess you v made and move on with life... "i v made a mess of me.. I wanna spend the rest of my life alive" - arpanvinayak

Reminds me of Meant to Live with the short lyrics and rhythmic electric guitar-incredible song

20 Twenty-Four

No doubt a song that should be at the top 3 list. Beautiful music and awesome lyric. You will never regret listening this song if its your first time. Trust me!

Its impossible not to get lost in its tune, and forget whatever you were doing at the moment! Amazing song!

Great song by switchfoot... Great music and lyrics... Should be in the list

Great song with such powerful lyrics!

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21 We are One Tonight

One of the best song that I have ever heard! Can listen for a whole sleepless.., the song makes me feel really good..! Sometimes become jumpy after listening to it.

Such a beautiful song that really shows the lead singer's vocal prowess. Should be at least in the top 5

This is one of the best songs of Switchfoot! It surely deserves more credit than its getting. It makes my day liveable!

Love this song! It should definitely be higher on the list!

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22 Easier Than Love
23 The Shadow Proves the Sunshine

Oh this song here is a true gem... Beautiful and meaningful lyrics.. Intermingled with Jon Foreman's soothing and healing voice makes this song a true winner.. THIS SONG WILL MAKE YOU HAPPY AGAIN when you are sad.. 'Shine on me... ' - arpanvinayak

The kind of praise song I wanna hear everyday,. I never get tired listening to it the whole day! And all the rest of Switchfoot songs! Very inspiring!

This should be way higher on the list - arpanvinayak

This song is amazing! Definitely one of the best!

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24 Always

I think that this should be the one of the best songs of switchfoot. This song means so much to me. It just says everything. If ever you're interested about switchfoot's music, You should listen to this song.

Simply the best.. Get goosebumps every time I listen to this songs.

An amazing song from a very underrated album

25 Love Alone Is Worth the Fight

ONE of their best songs to date and should of been played on mainstream stations more often.

Best song off their new album in my opinion

One of the best

26 Free

A very meaningful song. I thought it was pretty good.

Here Are My Top Ten Switchfoot songs of all time.
1st. Dare You To Move. 2nd. This Is Your Life.
3rd. Free. 4th. Enouge To Let Me Go. 5th. Stars.
6th. Your Love Is A Song. 7th. Always. 8th. Awakening.
9th. Dark Horses. 10th. Hello Hurricane.

27 Faust, Midas and Myself

This song is so great! The lyrics are awesome and once you look up the title "Faust, Midas, and myself" and it's meaning the work becomes even greater. The three parts of the song directly relate to the three parts of the title. Look it up!

I really liked this song, but after a few minutes, the connection between the title and the lyrics finally hit me!

This is one of the most beautifully crafted song me has ever heard! Fabulous idea and super lyrix... Just listen to it and you surely will have GOOSEBUMPS like what I had experienced

28 Float

Great song from a great album

29 Live It Well

This song is incredible as it really shows how Jon and his band want to live their lives and how God can help you live that is lived well.

30 Blinding Light

This song is unbelievably underrated. This song is so beautifully written and sung. The lyrics will definitely lift you up. Do listen to this one guys.

I voted 4 this song because its really underrated! It DESERVES to Be HIGHER! Please... Evrybody LISTEN 2 THIS SONG! Its awesome! It really boOSTS OUR MORALE... And lyrics Are Too GOOD! Switchfoot at their BEST!

Shame this is so low, it's such an amazing song.

Yes, this song is great! Love the chorus!

31 When We Come Alive

One of the many things that makes Switchfoot a cut above is their knack for correlating a sound to a message and driving it into the listener's fiber. This one sets me on fire. Not as layered as some of their work, but as inspirational as any.

Top ten stuff. One of the best off Fading west. Awesome music. Truly Awesome.

Great song and even better video!

Got to be higher on the list! Lyrically this song is wonderful, about us having a 'spark that ignites' and comes alive and makes a difference in the word. And the melody is infectious!
This whole album is my favourite by Switchfoot to date. Like a fine wine I think they're getting better with age

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32 American Dream
33 The Setting Sun

The setting sun is one of their best I was surprised no one commented

34 Where I Belong

It is Switchfoot's longest song by about a minute and a half, yet when it is over, it feels too short. It isn't breathtakingly original and certainly isn't that complex, but something that you can't really measure makes it, in my personal opinion, one of the best songs ever. Period. Call me crazy but I would put this right up there with "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Stairway to Heaven". Truly an amazing song.

This song here is just THE PERFECT SWITCHFOOT SONG... Its just great.. One of the best lyrics Jon Foreman could have ever written! This song is truly a milestone for them... Last song of Vice Verses.. And one of the best Switchfoot has ever performed..

This song is seven minutes long and by far their best song. Nothing else even comes close except maybe "Restless". It is just such an epic song in that it sums up life and what we all want and desire. "I'm not sentimental, this skin and bones is a rental. " And the bridge on this song is maybe my favorite 30 seconds of music ever

Got this song idea off a C.S.Lewis quote “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”...awesome lyrics

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35 Restless

"Until the sea of glass we meet, at last completed and complete. The tide of fear and pain subside, 'cause laughter drinks them dry... " Possibly the most powerful lines in modern music. So many meanings. This song speaks volumes about faith, forgiveness, society, creation and hope. I can't believe this isn't at least in the top five. It will outlast most other songs of our day. A classic in thirty years, no doubt...

Lyrics jump out from the song, painting a vivid picture inside your soul. You can't help but lift your hands in reverie.

Best song off of vice verses so deep so powerful so true just an amazing song

Best lyrics in a song maybe ever!

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36 The War Inside

Very good song...by switchfoot...
We can say just a meaningful song
How stand for anything...and to get that...good...

I am the war inside I am the b attleline it's so true

37 Who We Are

This is my new favorite song by switchfoot. I LOVE this song, gives me hope and makes me feel happy

This is a great song with a great tune and great singing! Must hear this song!

38 The Sound

Hey everyone... Listen to this song... It's really cool... Don't go by the votes... Its really nice...

39 Enough to Let Me Go

This should definitely be way up on the list! It was so beautifully played and even more beautifully sung! Best song from this album and one of the best Switchfoot songs altogether!

Bass driven tune with cool guitar parts and a rock solid drum beat. Superb vocals convey a message of trust and faith and ultimate love.

I think this song should be just as popular, if not more than "Your Love Is A Song".

I love mostly all switchfoot''s songs but recently I got this one and I just loved it!

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40 You Already Take Me There
41 Saltwater Heart

This song is like, a sequel to their "restless". Truly awesome song. Transports you to an ocean shore.

42 Adding to the Noise

Really Underrated. Great & Catchy Guitar Riff Followed by Jon Foreman Perfoming Some More Great Vocals Showing Off His Unique Voice & Excellent Range. The Keyboards also Play a Cool Part in the Song, Adding a Cool Little Synth Line Over The Awesome Guitar Riff. Overall, A Classic Switchfoot Song, Hope It Gets More Recognition One Day When A Beautiful Letdown Becomes Legendary in the Next 50 years.

43 Redemption

This song is very good and one of my favorites!

My 3rd best Switchfoot song, This song deserves way better than this. Come on guys! Vote!
Kunmi.

44 The Beautiful Letdown

The beautiful letdown is my lest favorite song by switchfoot but it's still Awesome

It was a beautiful letdown, the day I knew, that all the riches this world had to offer me, would never do!
Beautiful song, very meaningful lyrics! LOVE IT

You may not find it nice when you hear it the first time
But suddenly you realize that you wanna listen to it again and again

45 Bullet Soul

How is this not in the top ten? Listen to it!

46 Yet

The only problem with this song seems to be that people haven't heard it

I'm surprised it's not even on the list! I love this song...

This song gives me chills over and over again.

This best represents switchfoot becoming one of my favorite bands. everyone should listen to this song.

47 Needle and Haystack Life

"Its no accident we're here tonight, we are once in a life time. " This song gives me a sense of purpose and indescribable joy when I hear it... I can't exactly say what makes the song great, you just have to hear it for yourself. With a killer chorus and sick opening its just an amazing song.

This one should at least be in the top 10.

This song is amazing and the lyrics are beautiful

48 Chem 6A

Great guitars! One of the best song in their classic albums!

49 Let It Out

Great song, very catchy and nice. Puts a smile on my face every time I hear it.

An altogether happy and joyful song! Makes you smile! Very underrated!

Amazingly happy and rhythmic song, catchy as a baseball

50 New Way to Be Human

The first Switchfoot song I ever heard. - LarkwingFlight

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