Best Talking Heads Songs

The Top Ten Best Talking Heads Songs

1 Once in a Lifetime

You may find yourself on a top 10 Talking Heads website, and you may think yourself a little confused with the results, and you may ask yourself, "Why is 'Once In A Lifetime' not number one? " and you may tell yourself, "Well, maybe I should vote for it! "

Great lyrics, awesome chorus, unique production, and the best track the band ever produced.

This is messed up why is "Psycho Killer" #1!

I don't know why, but there is something about this song that I really like!

2 Psycho Killer

this is messed up! this is 1st material

I don't know why prefer everyone Once in a Lifetime better, I think this is their best song!

This one is definitely one of their catchiest and best songs. - matty925

The Pumped up kicks of the nineteen seventies

3 Burning Down the House

Come on its awesome its one of those songs I force myself to not learn the lyrics to because its fun screaming out incomprehensible to

Probably the best of their songs to listen to with a group. - Knucklewood

4 This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)

This TH song one of my absolute favorites! A go to when I need to step out of my own head.

Isn't as groovy as some of the others, but has a genuinely heartfelt quality that they'd never achieved up till this point.

No other like it. Purely original

Top 20 songs of all time

5 Life During Wartime

If you don't love the version on stop making sense, you're just a horrible person and I don't want to have anything to do with you. - tommydeath

What a song. Studio version is great, live version is great. It's in rarified air in its ability to capture a moment in time.

Just the best song, builds and builds, then finishes in a great crescendo, can't get sick of listening to it. David Byrnes voice, Jerry Harrison on percussion, Steve Scales and all the backup, Stop Making Sense... Just the best of Talking Heads!

6 Wild Wild Life

this song is beast it should be up around 1 with psycho killer

My personal favorite Talking Heads song!

My favorite song

Got some wild, wild life! Just an incredibly happy song tahts fun to sing along to!

7 And She Was

I love the music, and the lyrics are fantastic as well! - Knucklewood


8 The Great Curve

Love the different vocal rhythms going on simultaneously

One of the best TH song, great "The Great Curve"

Frigging cool as hell guitar interplay

Sounds like a whole orchestra. Everything fits together so well. You always hear something for the first time when you listen to it again. Comparable to Tff's "Shout"

9 Born Under Punches

Their performance at Rome 1980 is probably their best recording of any song

Their live performance in Italy is nothing short of breathtaking, - Raulrdv

This song is wonderful,i'm surpised by this low rating

This is the grooviest and best thing they've ever done. should be higher - RandomPerson1234

10 Thank You for Sending Me An Angel

Their best opening track from their best album- sheer nonsensical beats and riffs coming together to form something amazing, all exmplified in this song.

The Newcomers

? Sugar on My Tongue

The Contenders

11 Road to Nowhere

I like the singing near the end. "There's a city in my mind.. " that was my favourite part of any talking heads songs

Impossible! This song should be at least in the top 3. Any self respecting Talking Heads fan should know that.

This is their best song! Should at least be in the Top 3! This is crazy good!

Best song also reached no1 an the video was just as good
I have a massive talking head

12 Take Me to the River

This should be higher up. - matty925

The best song..

This song is the pinical of cool - DeadAsian

Great song

13 Houses in Motion

Any song off this album is amazing

WAY too low

14 Crosseyed and Painless

Too many great songs to pick. Today I pick this one!

15 Stay Up Late

This song is just so fun!

16 Cities

Love the base line!

Pretty sick.

17 No Compassion

I think this one's the best on the album, even better than "Psycho killer". The transition through different sounds makes it just like a mini progressive rock song though.

I love the transitioning in this song, it almost makes it feel like he's arguing with himself about whether he should be more caring or not - Knucklewood

18 Girlfriend is Better

Way too low. I especially love the "Stop Making Sense" version. - Knucklewood

19 I Zimbra

Robert Fripp On the guitar In some parts - Rushfan2112

20 Artists Only

From humble and mad beginnings, the sing branches out into a superb guitar fade out.

21 (Nothing But) Flowers

Should be higher in my opinion, once in a lifetime shouldn't be number 1

Totally underrated because it is on a weak album

22 Making Flippy Floppy

Second only to Moon Rocks on Speaking in Tongues, mad and brilliant.

23 Sax and Violins

Underrated gem

24 City of Dreams

It's nice to listen to, and the lyrics really make you think - Knucklewood

25 Slippery People

Love this song, should be higher on this list

One of the best songs of all time

Though the studio version may not be outstanding, the live version in 'Stop Making Sense' is just irresistible from the bottom to the top! #thelordwontmind

26 Heaven

Neat song. Very underrated.

27 Dream Operator

It gives me such nostalgia. My dad put this song on the video of my brothers' early moments.

28 The Lady Don't Mind

The lady do mind how low this song is on the list

This should be up there with Once in a Lifetime.

29 Air
30 Lifetime Piling Up

surely #1?

31 The Overload
32 Seen and Not Seen
33 The Big Country

Are you kidding me! This is one of their best songs!

34 Pulled Up
35 Cool Water
36 Love Goes to Building on Fire
37 Found a Job
38 Swamp

I really think this song should be higher. It's a join in and sing kind of song. Heard it in a movie once and really liked it since.

39 Listening Wind
40 Mind

Have none of you heard this or something? The quintessential Talking Heads jam

41 Don't Worry About the Government

What this rocks!

42 Memories Can't Wait
43 Drugs
44 Uh-Oh, Love Comes to Town
45 Love for Sale
46 Walk It Down
47 What a Day that Was
48 Television Man
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