Best Devo Songs

Devo is one of the greatest bands of all time. The may have not been the most skilled band of all time, but they were very innovative with their synth sounds, and also had some very difficult time signatures. Here are my personal top ten favorite Devo songs. Enjoy.

The Top Ten

Mongoloid Mongoloid Cover Art

amazing

He was a mongAHLAWYD

Uncontrollable Urge Uncontrollable Urge Cover Art

This song is great. It is from their debut album, Q: Are We Not Men. A: We Are Devo. It is my favorite song off of that album. IT has a fast pace, and good guitar parts. Also ( Just a Fun fact) it is the theme song of Rob Dyrdek's show, Ridiculousness.

Gates of Steel Gates of Steel Cover Art

Twist away, now twist and shout. - JCHOW

Girl U Want Girl U Want Cover Art

I love this song. It is from their most famous album Freedom Of Choice. It is fun to play on every instrument, it has one of my favorite bass synth parts of all time. IT is also a really catchy song, She's just the girl, she's just the girl, The girl you want!

Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy) Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy) Cover Art

I love the opening and how it builds with guitar, drums then bass then piano. Awesome. Creeps up on you!

Whip It Whip It Cover Art

It has a great beat, and is all together one of best songs by them.

Come on you guys. This is their biggest hit. This is what made them popular. - LightningStrike

I figured if I didn't add this song to the list I would get burnt at the stake. Just kidding, This song is Devo's biggest song and it is great. It is from their album, Freedom of choice. It has one of the most recogniseable Hi-Hat parts of all time, and gets quoted all the time. YOU MUST WHIP IT!

Freedom of Choice Freedom of Choice Cover Art
Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA Cover Art

This song is awesome to say the least. It is off of Devo's second album Duty Now For The Future. Even though it is two songs it is still considered one song. This was my favorite Devo song for a long time until I heard What We Do. It starts off with a great low synth note, and also Smart Patrol has what I consider to be the only true Devo guitar solo. Mr. DNA is my favorite out of the two parts, it has a fast pace and is difficult on the drums.

Jocko Homo Jocko Homo Cover Art

Easily my favourite one. It's also the most "Devo-sounding" to me.

The anthem! Are we not men?

Blockhead Blockhead Cover Art

The Contenders

What We Do What We Do Cover Art

This is a song off of Devo's new (sort of) album made in 2010 titled Something for Everybody. This song is great because it has a driving beat and great synth parts.

Beautiful World Beautiful World Cover Art

This is Devo's most Beautiful song. See what I did there. It is from their album New Traditionalist. It was original sung by Gerald Casale, but now is usually sung by Booji Boy.

S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) Cover Art
Big Mess Big Mess Cover Art

Bad ass goofy song, fun while drunk

Don't let the name deceive you, this song is definitely not a Mess at all. It is off of my second favorite Devo album, Oh No it's Devo. This was when they had drummer Alan Myers ( Rest In Peace), he really contributed on this album using his synare syndrums. There is not really much I can say about this song except it is awesome.

That's Good That's Good Cover Art

Yes, for sure one of their best!

They did a great job on this song. It is from the album, Oh No it's Devo. It's starts off with a fat sounding synth, and then the Oberhiem strings come in and it just sounds great. Also talking about Alan Myers again, his syndrum hits on this song just fit in perfectly.

Fresh Fresh Cover Art

I think this song was a great opening song for their new album, It has a different sound than a-lot of their other stuff. It sounds great on every instrument, and once you hear it, every time you hear the word Fresh, you will be singing SO FRESH in your head!

Through Being Cool Through Being Cool Cover Art
Working in a Coal Mine Working in a Coal Mine Cover Art
Patterns Patterns Cover Art

So catchy - LightningStrike

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction Cover Art

Why is this so low? I think this version of the song is just greater than the original! Is like stealing something and making it even more original.

Wiggly World Wiggly World Cover Art

Gage the Reaction, Dodge the Big Spud fryer.

Cameo Cameo Cover Art

This song is off their new album something for Everybody, and has what is probably my favorite bass synth part of all time. The bass synth just sounds so fat and good ( by the way fat is a word used to descibe the thinckness of the synth sound) It also has great synth lead parts and great drums, Great everything! He said his name was Cameo! Cameo!

Peek a Boo Peek a Boo Cover Art

My favorite devo song. Great video with state of the art motion graphics of the era.

Shrivel-Up Shrivel-Up Cover Art
Modern Life Modern Life Cover Art
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