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!

The song that really got me into vampirw weekend and still no song has never gripped me the way that song has.

Awesome Song- Complete and instant mood change anytime you hear it

2 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!

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

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

Why would you lie about how much coal you have?

3 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.

4 Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa Cover Art

So catchy and so fun to listen to!

5 M79 M79 Cover Art
6 Horchata Horchata Cover Art

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

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

7 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.

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!

I love VW for their lyrics as well as the different catchy tunes they come up with.. Step has one of the best lyrics and it's so simple yet so complex.. It's a beautiful song

8 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.

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.

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

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

9 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.

10 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.

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

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 Contenders
11 Hannah Hunt Hannah Hunt Cover Art

This song is so amazing, there's nothing like it. I can't help but think how simple it sounds with so much meaning. Love the piano solo and when he sings "If I can't trust you, damn it Hannah, there's no future. there's no answer". Beautiful.

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.

If I can't trust you then damn it, Hannah
There's no future, there's no answer
Though we live on the US dollar
You and me, we got our own sense of time... This part of the song is my favourite of all their aongs

I always feel like somebody ripped my heart of my chest and started squeezing it murderously during the last minute or so o the song.

12 Ya Hey Ya Hey Cover Art

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.

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.

I was so excited for the release of MVOTC, and when I saw two singles had come out I freaked. Though they have grown on me, at first I wasn't a huge fan of Step or Diane Young, but when I heard Ya Hey I fell in love with it. I can still cry every time I hear this song.

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.

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

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

It's pretty much right on time for today.

I love this song!

This is the song that got me into Vampire Weekend.

14 Campus Campus Cover Art

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

15 Harmony Hall Harmony Hall Cover Art

Just the guitar riff is enough to put this into the top 15, let alone the vibraphone that takes the song from slower to very upbeat-great song!

I will bet my left nut that this wins best rock song at the 2020 grammy's!

16 Ottoman Ottoman Cover Art

I love the upbeat start of the violins! Vampire weekend is awesome!

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

17 Walcott Walcott Cover Art

Am I the only one who gets a massive sense of wanderlust when listening to this song? I mean, yeah, it's a pretty damn literal interpretation of the song, but hearing this makes me want to run away from´╗┐ everything and start my life anew. Something akin to what Cristopher Johnson McCandless did in Into The Wild.

Maybe it's just me.

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!

18 Obvious Bicycle Obvious Bicycle Cover Art
19 Bryn Bryn Cover Art
20 Unbearably White Unbearably White Cover Art
21 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!

I am an unbeliever of the rank they put this song at. It should be higher up!

22 The Kids Don't Stand a Chance The Kids Don't Stand a Chance Cover Art
23 Mansard Roof Mansard Roof Cover Art

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'.

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

24 Young Lion Young Lion Cover Art
25 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!

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