Best Velvet Underground Songs
The Top Ten
This song itself is a drug. Once you listen to it, you will get addicted to it.
Absolutely the best song of The Velvets, it transmits the euphoria and the narcotic dreamy effect of the smack
Great, great song. The transitions from quiet-slow to loud-fast is wonderful. The guitar part is amazing!
Indeed this song has traces of heroin effect. You will feel it once you have played this song fullV 10 Comments
Really the best song, I think. It's the perfect song to listen to when you're in your bed, awake, just feeling good... I LOVE IT!
Should be first. A calm and relaxing song. - Feirceraven
Why I don't understand why not are the number one! Awesome song! The best of the velvet by far! Amazing guitar solo
The best then pale blue eyes.
One of the most sexiest rock songs I have ever heard. Lou Reed sounds so sexy when he says...
" Her mind furs, adorn, imperious"
And when he says...
" Taste the whip in love not given lightly. Taste the whip now pleaadd foor mee.
That dissonant viola sounds GOOD.
I liked the music, melody and vocals ( I like VU, don't get me wrong)
But the lyrics were repulsive. - Ananya
This song may not be the "best" but this is simply beautiful and that's all that should matter.
Beautiful, beautiful... Such a sweet melody but it made me bawl my eyes out.
Reed's best lyrics, no contest.
Just captures the feeling of being with a wonderful woman, when you know it's wrong... but so rightV 1 Comment
Lou described exactly what I once had experienced
Pushed the limits of rock n roll as a genre, walking the fine line at most times between a long rock epic and a simple 'noise rock' jam. Lou and Sterling's guitar licks are strong, almost as if competing for the spotlight in the song. Cale's organ keeps things interesting and freaky, and Moe Tucker's drums keep everything from descending into pure chaos. The best 17 min song you'll find, mini version is best.
Perfect. Changed my kind 180 degrees of what I thought was rock and roll.
It's different of everything I've heard before. It's Velvet's craziest song
Best song of all time.
Beautiful, well composed
That beggining is just awesome
A really good song for the time.
My favourite is Heroin, but as Femme Fatale is my second, I can't stand seeing it so low on the list
Saw New York it is so cool to hear a non hard rock song about Rock and Roll
A happy song about how rock and roll saved his life. So underrated
This is the most sweet song ever written. It should be in the top in my humble opinion, my favorite song from the velvets.
This song is definitely deserving of being amongst they're best, it's a travesty that it's not even in the top 10!
In my opinion, it deserves to be in top 10 for sure! Please listen this if you haven’t
Come on, this is the best Velvet Underground song! It has got a whole new level of mysticism and beauty! Makes me wanna listen to it, again and again!
This song feels like an entity of its own. It's unlike any Velvet Underground song ever recorded, it's like a dark, twisted nursery rhyme. I can't even describe how I feel during this song as it makes me both blissfully happy, and utterly depressed. It's their most beautiful song, and one of the best closing tracks of all time.
The electric guitar solo says it all. Run Run Run Run Run!
One of sweetest guitar solo ever!
The way the song uses the double meaning of Alaska as a name and a place at the end is brilliant! ITS SO COLD IN Alaska!
Completely overlooked song. Should be at least top 20.
No song can compare to this mastery. Maybe Heroin or Sunday Morning but nothing like this.
Great song - patrickfloyd
This is a smoky and mysterious beauty in a selection of music.
This'll ever be my first place... I can't believe it's so damn low... This is ART
I'm Waiting for the Man is my favourite VU song, but this comes close. John Cale said White Light/White Heat was anti-beauty, but I think this is about as beautiful as VU, or many other bands get. Although the lyrics are somewhat disturbing, the music and the singing, as well as the melody, which has echoes of "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" are amazing.
Although Heroin and I'm waiting for the man are great, you have to give this solo credit
My vote is for this song. Proto-Grunge in 1968!
The best velvet underground song ever! Totally underrated. It makes me feel things I've never felt before. I always heave a deep sigh every time I listen to this song.
The best of their overlooked material! Those harmonies!
An under appreciated song by velvet that is just simply beautiful.
Great viola driven song
Needs to be higher
"Between thought and expression"... I mean are you kidding me?
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Top Remixes (8)
2. Sweet Jane
3. Pale Blue Eyes
2. I'll Be Your Mirror
3. White Light / White Heat
2. Sunday Morning
3. Venus in Furs
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