Best Talking Heads Songs
The Top Ten
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.
Yesterday I was walking/inspecting a wide field of steel reinforcment away from the 68 year old project superintendant waiting to hear my verdict. I (also 68) cracked up when I realized he was over there recitig (not sining) the lyrics to great song!
Life is good.
I like this song, should be first
The Pumped up kicks of the nineteen seventies
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!V 6 CommentsUListen to Sample
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. - KnucklewoodUListen to Sample
I typically don't associate Talking Heads with beautiful love songs. This is the big exception.
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 originalV 2 CommentsUListen to Sample
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!UListen to Sample
My favorite song
My personal favorite Talking Heads song!
this song is beast it should be up around 1 with psycho killer
Got some wild, wild life! Just an incredibly happy song tahts fun to sing along to!V 1 CommentUListen to Sample
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"
Love the different vocal rhythms going on simultaneously
Frigging cool as hell guitar interplayUListen to Sample
I love the music, and the lyrics are fantastic as well! - Knucklewood
HEYUListen to Sample
Their live performance in Italy is nothing short of breathtaking, - Raulrdv
Their performance at Rome 1980 is probably their best recording of any song
This is the grooviest and best thing they've ever done. should be higher - RandomPerson1234
This song is wonderful,i'm surpised by this low ratingUListen to Sample
Their best opening track from their best album- sheer nonsensical beats and riffs coming together to form something amazing, all exmplified in this song.UListen to Sample
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
Any song off this album is amazing
WAY too lowUListen to Sample
Love the base line!
Pretty sick.UListen to Sample
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 - KnucklewoodUListen to Sample
This should be higher up. - matty925
This song is the pinical of cool - DeadAsianUListen to Sample
From humble and mad beginnings, the sing branches out into a superb guitar fade out.UListen to Sample
Too many great songs to pick. Today I pick this one!UListen to Sample
Robert Fripp On the guitar In some parts - Rushfan2112UListen to Sample
Second only to Moon Rocks on Speaking in Tongues, mad and brilliant.UListen to Sample
Should be higher in my opinion, once in a lifetime shouldn't be number 1
Totally underrated because it is on a weak albumUListen to Sample
It's nice to listen to, and the lyrics really make you think - KnucklewoodUListen to Sample
Underrated gemUListen to Sample
Way too low. I especially love the "Stop Making Sense" version. - KnucklewoodUListen to Sample
Love this song, should be higher on this list
Though the studio version may not be outstanding, the live version in 'Stop Making Sense' is just irresistible from the bottom to the top! #thelordwontmindUListen to Sample
Neat song. Very underrated.UListen to Sample
This song is just so fun!UListen to Sample
The lady do mind how low this song is on the list
This should be up there with Once in a Lifetime.UListen to Sample
Are you kidding me! This is one of their best songs!UListen to Sample
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.UListen to Sample
It gives me such nostalgia. My dad put this song on the video of my brothers' early moments.UListen to Sample
Have none of you heard this or something? The quintessential Talking Heads jamUListen to Sample
What this rocks!UListen to Sample
surely #1?UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (8)
2. Life During Wartime
3. Wild Wild Life
2. Life During Wartime
3. Psycho Killer
2. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody)
3. Once in a Lifetime
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