Best Vampire Weekend Songs


The Top Ten

1 A-Punk

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

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

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2 Step

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!

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3 Oxford Comma

Why would you lie? - Bigbadbeast999

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.

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4 Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

Wicked song their best so far

So catchy and so fun to listen to!


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5 Holiday

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.

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6 Hannah Hunt

Leagues better than Kwassa Kwassa


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!

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7 Cousins

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

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.

On the top!

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

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8 Giving Up the Gun

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.

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9 White Sky

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.

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...

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10 M79

Very underrated

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The Contenders

11 Diane Young

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.

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12 Horchata

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

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13 Walcott

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.

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14 Campus

This and Oxford Comma - Bigbadbeast999

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

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15 Ottoman

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 - Silindo

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

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17 Ya Hey

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.

Number one for me, definitely. A-Punk? Please. Great song, but this stuff is something else. One of the new century's best songs in one of its best albums, in my earned opinion.

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18 Unbelievers

Love the song, too!

Come on dude this song should be top 7 at least - Helveycole

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.

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19 Diplomat's Son

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

100% their best song


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20 The Kids Don't Stand a Chance


Easily top 5

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21 Mansard Roof

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'.

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22 Everlasting Arms

Beautiful, beautiful song. Can't say much else. I feel so in love every time I listen to this song! How is it at 21?! Should be at least 15. Come on people, give it a listen!

Oh my god... such a beautiful song, just listen to that bass line! Vampire weekend is one of the best new bands out there and their last album is a masterpiece!

The opening, the bass, and the organ is what makes thhis song beautiful.

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23 Worship You

Listening to it and voting for it..
Just listen to it once I bet you'll get hooked to it.

Fast paced banger innit

Listen it once.
I can bet my life that yuo will love it and try to sing it once on your own.

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24 Harmony Hall

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!

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26 Run

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

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27 Don't Lie

Came here expecting this to be top 10 at a push but 28 come on really. They have a shed load of quality songs fair enough but this is just so energetic and brilliantly composed. 10/10 album as well.

This song deals with ideas of mortality and fleeting youth in the most beautiful way possible. "Don't lie, I want you to know, God's loves die young, are you ready to go? " It really sparks up a need to live life to its fullest. Since we're not lying here, no, I'm not ready to go. Absolutely amazing.

Wow how is this so low, its amazing

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29 Finger Back

The combination of depressing lyrics and happy music...beautiful!

Great Song! Koenig knows how to trick peoplr into a sad upbeat song. And Finger back is one of 'em.

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30 This Life

Unbelievable riff. Great mix of new sound and old-school VW Indie Rock

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31 Jonathan Low
32 Hudson

This is definitely not one of their best songs, but it should be higher than 30! The lyrics, if you really take to time to examine them, are really clever and deep. Also, the minimalistic nature of the background music goes really well with the style of the song.

A totally eerie but beautiful song

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33 Boston
34 I Stand Corrected

The most relaxing and beautiful song on their first album.

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35 Sympathy

Thank you for your time.

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37 Arrows
38 California English

Of course this is at the bottom of the list. It's not bad enough to be considered an under-dog, and not good enough to be a classic.

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39 Taxi Cab

This song is underrated

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42 Song 2

You can just hear the passionin ezra koenig's voice

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