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

1 Mongoloid


He was a mongAHLAWYD

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2 Uncontrollable Urge

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.

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3 Smart Patrol / Mr. DNA

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.

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4 Girl U Want

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!

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5 Gut Feeling / (Slap Your Mammy)

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

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6 Jocko Homo

The anthem! Are we not men?

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7 Whip It

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!

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8 Gates of Steel

Twist away, now twist and shout. - JCHOW

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9 What We Do

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.

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The Contenders

11 Big Mess

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.

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12 Fresh

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!

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14 That's Good

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.

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15 Beautiful World

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.

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18 S.I.B. (Swelling Itching Brain) UListen to Sample
19 Wiggly World

Gage the Reaction, Dodge the Big Spud fryer.

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20 Patterns

So catchy - LightningStrike

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21 Cameo

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!

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22 Peek a Boo

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

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23 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction UListen to Sample
24 Speed Racer UListen to Sample
25 Shrivel-Up UListen to Sample
26 Modern Life UListen to Sample
27 The Day My Baby Gave Me a Surprize UListen to Sample
28 Mecha-Mania Boy UListen to Sample
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Related Lists

Best Songs from Devo's Duty Now for the Future Best Songs from Devo's New Traditionalist Best Songs from the Cure and Devo Best Songs from Devo's Q: Are We Not Men? A: We are Devo! Best Songs of All Time

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Top Remixes

1. Mongoloid
2. Jocko Homo
3. Uncontrollable Urge
1. Gates of Steel
2. Blockhead
3. Mongoloid
1. Uncontrollable Urge
2. Girl U Want
3. Mongoloid


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