Best Velvet Underground Songs

The Top Ten

1 Heroin Heroin Cover Art

This song along with Lennons Cold Turkey are the 2 most harrowing songs about smack...

With Reeds guitar & Mo Tuckers drums perfectly encapsulating the junkies trip...

From the initial junkie nod as the music solemnly & quietly begins its steady progression to the full on rush of the smack...

Jerking the addict from his drug induced stupor, to the final frenzied rush of the addict realizing death is virtually seconds away...

Every time I hear this song I always feel compelled to take the needle away from the addict...

Music that is more powerful than it has right to be...

VU greatest piece of music

It's so different from any song ever. It describes perfectly a concept and makes you feel so many emotions with only two chords. Lou's singing it's way more awesome in this song with that rushing-dragging...
In conclusion, why would you do heroin if you can listen to this song?

Number one song, closely followed by Venus in furs. I've never done heroin per se, but from my personal experiences with similar substances, there is no doubt that this masterpiece captures the essence of smack.

I heard this song a few years ago disite it being 50 years old it blew my mind to what was possuible in music It addictive even when it turns into a bad trip. it gets so lowd the drummer stops playing for a second because he couldn't hear and in that second... Pure bliss

2 Sunday Morning Sunday Morning Cover Art

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!

Perfect as a opening track or could have been a perfect closer...either way it is Nicos high point w / VU

Should be first. A calm and relaxing song.

3 Sweet Jane

A brilliant snap shot of what could have been...

Velvets were never more radio accessible than on Sweet Jane & Rock And Roll...

VU music is brilliant, as usual, but there is a transendient majesty that lies beneath these 2 songs

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.

4 Venus in Furs Venus in Furs Cover Art

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.

A disturbing musical tapestry of the dark underground realities of fetishes & S&M

I liked the music, melody and vocals ( I like VU, don't get me wrong)
But the lyrics were repulsive.

La posta, mucho mejor que heroin

5 Pale Blue Eyes Pale Blue Eyes Cover Art

How can this song not be on the top?
I mean it's the best song in the world till date.
Lou Reed is a Musical Genius!

This song may not be the "best" but this is simply beautiful and that's all that should matter.

Just captures the feeling of being with a wonderful woman, when you know it's wrong... but so right

Beautiful, beautiful... Such a sweet melody but it made me bawl my eyes out.

6 Sister Ray Sister Ray Cover Art

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.

It's different of everything I've heard before. It's Velvet's craziest song

Perfect. Changed my kind 180 degrees of what I thought was rock and roll.

Best song of all time.

7 I'm Waiting for My Man

Lou described exactly what I once had experienced

Any one that has ev

8 Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Oh! Sweet Nuthin' Cover Art

Probably my favorite. love waiting for the man (and many others) too but I can't listen on repeat like I can to this.

Beautiful, well composed

9 White Light / White Heat White Light / White Heat Cover Art

A really good song for the time.

10 I'll Be Your Mirror I'll Be Your Mirror Cover Art

The Contenders

11 Rock and Roll Rock and Roll Cover Art

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

12 Femme Fatale Femme Fatale Cover Art

My favourite is Heroin, but as Femme Fatale is my second, I can't stand seeing it so low on the list

13 Candy Says Candy Says Cover Art

This is the most sweet song ever written. It should be in the top in my humble opinion, my favorite song from the velvets.

14 All Tomorrow's Parties

That beggining is just awesome

15 Who Loves the Sun

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!

16 Lady Godiva's Operation

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.

17 There She Goes Again There She Goes Again Cover Art
18 I Heard Her Call My Name I Heard Her Call My Name Cover Art

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!

19 After Hours

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.

This is the most ahead of its time song of all time.

The night could last forever

20 What Goes On What Goes On Cover Art

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

21 I'm Waiting for the Man I'm Waiting for the Man Cover Art
22 Here She Comes Now Here She Comes Now Cover Art
23 Run Run Run Run Run Run Cover Art

The electric guitar solo says it all. Run Run Run Run Run!

24 I'm Set Free I'm Set Free Cover Art

One of sweetest guitar solo ever!

25 Beginning to See the Light Beginning to See the Light Cover Art
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