Best Velvet Underground Songs

The Top Ten Best Velvet Underground Songs

1 Heroin

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

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

Indeed this song has traces of heroin effect. You will feel it once you have played this song full

2 Sunday Morning

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.

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

3 Sweet Jane

Why I don't understand why not are the number one! Awesome song! The best of the velvet by far! Amazing guitar solo

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

The best then pale blue eyes.

4 Venus in Furs

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.

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.

5 Pale Blue Eyes

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.

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

Reed's best lyrics, no contest.

6 Sister Ray

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'

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

A really good song for the time.

10 I'll Be Your Mirror

The Newcomers

? I Can't Stand It

The Contenders

11 Rock and Roll

A happy song about how rock and roll saved his life. So underrated

Saw New York it is so cool to hear a non hard rock song about Rock and Roll

12 Candy Says

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

13 Femme Fatale

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

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
18 I Heard Her Call My Name

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 What Goes On

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

20 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.

The night could last forever

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

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

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

24 I'm Set Free

One of sweetest guitar solo ever!

25 Beginning to See the Light
26 I'm Sticking with You
27 Stephanie Says

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.

28 The Murder Mystery

No song can compare to this mastery. Maybe Heroin or Sunday Morning but nothing like this.

Great song

29 How Do You Think It Feels
30 European Son
31 That's the Story of My Life
32 New Age

This is a smoky and mysterious beauty in a selection of music.

33 The Gift

This'll ever be my first place... I can't believe it's so damn low... This is ART

34 I Found a Reason

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!

35 Jesus

Shocked that this is so low

36 Foggy Notion
37 Ocean

An under appreciated song by velvet that is just simply beautiful.

38 Some Kinda Love

"Between thought and expression"... I mean are you kidding me?

39 The Black Angel's Death Song

Great viola driven song

40 Guess I'm Falling in Love
41 Temptation Inside Your Heart
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