Most Complex Songs of All Time

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These are the most complex songs of all time. Songs that have more than one meaning, or make you really think about why the artist wrote the song.

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21 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Doesn't have a double meaning that I know of, but the song is really hard to fully understand. - Alpha101

22 Baba O'Riley - The Who
23 Migraine - Twenty One Pilots

Very hard to understand, but a very good song! - Alpha101

24 My Last Sunrise - Demons & Wizards

The structure of this song is so progressive that all parts are different and it doesn't even have a chorus. And the meaning is difficult to understand without additional research. - Metal_Treasure

25 Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones

"Brown Sugar" is another name for heroin, so some believe that the whole song is about drugs. - Alpha101

26 Good Vibrations - The Beach Boys

The lyrics are relatively simple, but the arrangement is as complex as it gets. - PetSounds

27 Supper's Ready - Genesis
28 Morphine Child - Savatage
29 You're So Vain - Carly Simon
30 We Are All Made of Stars - Moby

There's several different scientific, philosophical and thought-provoking concepts laid out in this song. In my mind, the most complex of all. - PositronWildhawk

31 Ghosts N' Stuff - Deadmau5

How you perceive this song is entirely down to independent perspective. - PositronWildhawk

32 Extreme Ways - Moby

On the one hand, it's about his great ambitions and his seemingly flawless perception of his lifestyle, and his surprise at the point where he collapsed. On the other hand, it's about the thought that his downfall was predictable and it was worth appreciating his hardships. However you see it, one basis would contradict the other. - PositronWildhawk

33 Chinese Food - Alison Gold
34 Comatose - Skillet

Don't get me wrong, I love this song. But I don't really find it very complex... - Alpha101

35 One-X - Three Days Grace

Don't get me wrong people. I really love this song, but the only complex thing about it is when Adam says "i need to figure out who's behind me." Was he talking about God or some other kind of spiritual being? Or was he talking about the people who wish death and misery upon you?

36 The Trial - Pink Floyd
37 Let Down - Radiohead
38 Proclamation - Gentle Giant
39 Echoes - Pink Floyd
40 Time - Pink Floyd
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1. Octavarium - Dream Theater
2. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Hotel California - The Eagles
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1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Hotel California - The Eagles
3. Octavarium - Dream Theater
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