Best Vampire Weekend Songs

The Top Ten

1 A-Punk A-Punk Cover Art

The song that got me into Vampire Weekend! My dad first heard it in work and new instantly I would like it!

Hey hey hey the best song ever

I love the instrumental the na na na na na na na na na

Just love this song, it always raises the mood

2 Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Cover Art

Wicked song their best so far

So catchy and so fun to listen to!

Good

3 Step Step Cover Art

I've always thought that VW were a good band, but never really connected with what they were doing. It all sounded tight and poppy, but nothing hit me emotionally. I didn't feel it. This song, "Step, " changes that instantly. It blows me away every time.

At first it seemed like an odd song. But the more I listened to it, the song felt more emotional and beautiful. The lyrics also make sense and are very relatable.

Best lyrics they have ever wrote. "Girl" can be related to so many references... Songs, ideas, goals, and yes, girls

I love this song for the music alone but the richness of the lyrics is what really gets me. I can listen to this song over and over!

4 Oxford Comma Oxford Comma Cover Art

Since Oxford Comma appeared on How I met your mother I love it even more! I am not saying it's better than A-punk.. But still awesome!

Who gives a F-- about an oxford comma? :D

I heard first in how I met your mother and now this is my ring tone. kinda different song from others but different mean good

Such an oddly lyrical song. Richard Nixon and UN references randomly thrown in.

5 Cousins Cousins Cover Art

This was their opening song when I saw them live and the energy the crowd had was amazing. Everyone was singing along to the extremely catchy lyrics and dancing to the beat and it was an outstanding start to the night! Definitely one of my favorites.

How did you forget this one? This one has a good tune, and should be in here!

It's so powerful and motivates you to dance a crazy dance, I love it.

The lyrics definitely give the song a good mood, and the tune flows so well! Would be my 1st or 2nd personally.

6 Hannah Hunt Hannah Hunt Cover Art

One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard. It's so simple and just amazing. The bridge thing with the drums and piano is the best part

Absolutely wonderful lyrics! I feel this is their best song!

I love the lines in the last verse, "If I can't trust you then damn it Hannah, there's no future, there's no answer.", and "You and me, we've got our own sense of time...", it's just a beautiful song. The end is my favorite part.

Every time I listen to this song, I'm just so caught up with the music that it's just me and Hannah Hunt.

7 Horchata Horchata Cover Art

When I saw this songs name, I freaked out! I love horchata! And I love thi song!

This is an amazing song of theirs! :D I was introduced to them by step and so I started exploring and this song won me over! :D

Dope dope song. Definitely was one of the first of theirs I ever heard and have loved them since

8 Holiday Holiday Cover Art

So far the best song of the album "Contra", indeed their political engagement is less present than other songs but still remains my favourite one.

9 Giving Up the Gun Giving Up the Gun Cover Art

The beat of this song is so catchy! And the lyrics are a good match. They don't necessarily go crazy with the pitch or anything, but they do a damn good job with this one.

Seems a bit different than all their other songs, and it works really well! Fantastic lyrics and a very catchy beat to match!

Far and away their best song. It has a cool funky beat and bassline and stays true to Vampire Weekend while also appealing to those who don't like their other stuff.

Fun beat! Its something new I heard from vampire weekend. something new and fresh to my ears.

10 Walcott Walcott Cover Art

Come on! This so is just so invigorating! Definitely should be at least in the top 5!

Hands down. No competition. The best song they have made to date.

Where is this in the top ten!? This song is musical perfection!

"The Holy Roman Empire roots for you." Gives me chills.

The Newcomers

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The Contenders

11 M79 M79 Cover Art

Very underrated

12 Campus Campus Cover Art

I love listening this song when I'm in college

Catchy, meaningful, and everything in general is amazing about this song.

Their most underestimated song ever

Everything about this song

13 Diane Young Diane Young Cover Art

Awesome song! So catchy, from the distorted chorus to the very last second, this song is definitely one of the bests of Vampire Weekend

It's pretty much right on time for today.

I love this song!

Baby baby baby rode on time... I love when he says this line!

This is the song that got me into Vampire Weekend.

14 Ya Hey Ya Hey Cover Art

No band has ever infused religion into secular music as successfully as VW. Such a great song, such a beautiful message.

There is an underlying yearning, pleading emotion in this song that brings me to tears. Maybe it's not there at all, maybe it is me alone who brings that in through my own interpretations but that's okay, that's the point of art. I listen to this when I need some stability and when I need to smile.

God, wow, this song. Such depth, darkness and passion. Captures the essence of pure fervour of religion, nationalism, music, love, whatever and mixes it with the respectful quirkiness of VW. The beauty of this song is that it not only makes immense sense but that it can make different kinds of sense to different kinds of people. Truly one of the music highlights of 2013.

One of the best Vampire Weekend songs ever, ridiculously catchy yet very meaningful. I think it should at the very least be in the top 10. Same with "Step", which is amazing, too.

15 White Sky White Sky Cover Art

Catchy, rhythmic, and Ezra has amazing control over his voice. When I hear this song, and the whole Contra Album I imagine being on an tropical island surrounded by beautiful scenery and blue skies all around. Beautiful. My favourite Vampire Weekend Song (and off my favourite album)

Very underrated. I love it though and it's my favorite. Not A-punk, but still very good.

I LOVE THIS SONG I CAN'T EVEN
It was hard to decide between my favorites though... This one, Diplomat's Son, I Think your a Contra, Diane Young, The Kids Don't Stand a Chance, and Holiday. But this one is awesome so I chose it haha

That chorus...

16 Ottoman Ottoman Cover Art

This song is amazing, it just create such an ambiance and keeps me happy the rest of the day after I listen to it

It's Criminal this song is not in the Top Ten

I love the upbeat start of the violins! Vampire weekend is awesome!
m/(^_^)m/

17 Bryn Bryn Cover Art
18 Run Run Cover Art

Come on! This song deserves the Top 10! Unfair!

Best song off Contra. Period.

Run should be in the top ten!

This is SUCH a great song it has a great underlying meaning too its one of my top five VW songs how the heck is this not higher

19 Obvious Bicycle Obvious Bicycle Cover Art
20 Unbelievers Unbelievers Cover Art

This song is just amazing! I love it so much. I love the lines- "I'm not excited, but should I be? Is this the future that half the world plans for me? " awesome lines. I also love Hannah Hunt, Oxford Comma, A-Punk, and Giving Up the Gun.

This song is literally amazing! I expected it to be number one on the list. It's so catchy and meaningful, you can't not like Unbelievers. It's one of my favorites.

"Want a little light, but who's going to save a little light for me? ". This song should be at least a top 10!

Guys come on! This is the best song on their new album. It deserves top ten.

21 Mansard Roof Mansard Roof Cover Art

This song is the best. Why isn't it higher up on the list?

The galloping rhythm played on drums and Tremelo Picking on guitar throughout the song joins together to create a empowering fast paced song, Like legit, the entire song is a damn crescendo. This along with other songs from this album (Vampire Weekend)such as 'The Kids Don't Stand a Chance' and 'Cape Call of Duty Kwassa-Kwassa' Sparked my desire to create and play music. Koenig and Tomson along with Rostam Batmanglij and come together to create, in my opinion, one of the most complex and articulate albums by an 'indie band'.

22 The Kids Don't Stand a Chance The Kids Don't Stand a Chance Cover Art

AMAZING SONG. VOTE IT. DESERVES TO BE IN TOP 10 FOR SURE.

Easily top 5

23 Young Lion Young Lion Cover Art
24 Diplomat's Son Diplomat's Son Cover Art

I have no idea why this song isn't even in the top ten. Great great song.

100% their best song

IT'S SO PRETTY.
HIS VOICE IS SO AMAZING IT'S SO SMOOTH AND PERFECT M

25 Rich Man Rich Man Cover Art
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