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it has got to be one of the greatest grunge songs not only soundgarden...
It's the greatest rock song I ever heard in my entire life... It beats everything... There are no limits for Soundgarden... And I don't think is depressing at all... I find it very euphoric
Black Hole Sun has got to be one of the greatest songs of all time! It has everything, amazing vocals, guitar, rhythm, beat, and it also has that feeling that you get when everything in your life is going perfectly. This song rocks perfectly and it deserves to be first!
awesomeV 29 Comments
I absolutely love this song. It is my favorite song by Soundgarden. The perfect timing these musicians display is astounding!
My favourite song with Black Hole Sun. Cornell 's voice is so awesome and this song bring back some memories! When I' m sad this song helps me very much! :D
great lyrics, this song always hit home for me. and the musicianship is top notch as well.
Absolutely fantastic song.V 15 Comments
Absolutely awesome vocals, by Cornell. Excellent guitar riffs. - dharmiisha
Awesome the vocals by Chris Cornell and Ben Shepard are awesome. This is my favorite soundgarden song and 6th of al time ( about a girl, smells like teen spirit, lithium, heart shaped box, and in bloom. This should be number one
Most definitely the best song by Soundgarden and chris cornell on the vocals is just terrific! This song beats black hole sun any day hands down!
Great song! About a guy that played spoons outside of pike place market in Seattle! Awesome solos - CalebMusicV 5 Comments
What's wrong with the voters? This one is an obvious top 5 song for any band for that purpose. Superb intro followed by solid vocals.
Seriously? This song is a song that everyone likes, even the people that don't even know that Soundgarden is a bamd. This song stands alone in m mind.
14th? This song is one of best songs ever made by the band! I think that the voters don't really listen to Soundgarden
UpV 12 Comments
How could this be ranked so low? I vote for it on account of the low ranking... I still think Spoonman, Pretty Noose, Outshined, Fell On Black Days, Blow Up the Outside World, Burden in My Hand, Black Hole Sun, and The Day I Tried to Live are the best, but come on! Jesus Christ Pose, guys, this song should be higher. Those should be top 10 along with Rusty Cage and Jesus Christ Pose, followed thereafter by My Wave.
I get chills whenever I hear this song. From the feedback laden, fast paced drumming, bass solo style intro to the downright jaw dropping vocal performance from Chris, every aspect of this song is utterly perfect. This song... This song is just amazing. It deserves to be #1 on everything it can possibly apply for. Black Hole Sun doesn't even compare. 11/10.
I love Soundgarden one of my favorites, blow up the outside world needs to be in this list!
Too underrated.V 2 Comments
One of my all time favorite songs. This song and Alice in chains man in the box symbolize everything grunge.
Soundgarden's most emotional song. Should be number 1.
My favorite from soundgarden and third favorite from the grunge songs followed by Alice in chains down in a hole and and nirvanas old age
Solid.V 11 Comments
Very underrated song that often gets lost in the shadow of others on this list. really love the lyrics and perspective fr4om which this song is told.
Black hole sun is solid, however if you look deeper and are a bigger Soundgarden fan, you'll see that they have better songs on that very same album, nevermind their entire library. That being said, I love this song as it all just clashes together perfectly.
Soundgarden has never failed to amaze me with so many songs that it's hard for me to choose. Best grunge rock band ever! - Beatlesboy9
My favorite song of all time, grew up listening to Chris... very saddened of his passing
Rest In Peace Chris
This song is killer. You won't find a darker, more ominous riff than this. Just an incredible piece of music and storytelling. "Jesus tries to crack a smile beneath another shovel load." So, so good.
Melvins influenced every grunge band... this song is so heavy, so slow. One of my favs grunge songs of all time!
Best Soundgarden song! Great combination of awesome music, vocals and songwriting. Also shows why Cornell and Thayil are just musical geniuses.
Amazing dark anti-war song their best dark sounding rip ChrisV 10 Comments
In my humble opinion this song is by far Soundgarden's best one. This is pretty clear if you come from other kind of listenings and you are not a SG fan.
This song deserves more credit. Maybe not as decent as Black hole sun, fell on black days, or the day I tried to live, still a great song though. - Beatlesboy9
This is not there best but I think it should be 2 at least you people have to listen to this it would be 1 if black hole sun wasn't so damn good
This song just delivers so much feeling it was love the first time I heardV 2 Comments
It's not just a song, but a story with much rhythm and meaning to it. The metaphors in this masterpiece suggest a fair amount of depression that the writer, Chris Cornell went through at the time. Simply one of the deepest, most inspirational songs ever written and I was beyond surprised when I didn't see it at the top. Best line ever written:
"Fall out and take the bait
Eat the fruit
And kiss the snake goodnight. "
And I don't like what you got me hanging from
This is the first soundgarden song I heard when I was 3 or something. That's one of the songs that got me into music ( rock/metal anything) of course its one of my favorite
Pretty Noose is not up there at the top? I have listened to each and every song of Soundgarden.
While all of them are great in their own way, no song gives you the rush and evil motivation like this song does.
I may be wrong but this song is very much Underrated.
Underrated song. It's my personal favorite after Black Hole Sun.V 1 Comment
Soundgarden has always been about musicianship. That's what separated them from the rest of the grunge pack. And this song is just it - pure ultimate musicianship. Everything in it's place, lyrics metaphoric and clever, and drumfills that rock your world every time.
Can't stop listening to this song! Cornell you the man
Best song by Soundgarden in my opinion, and one of the few music videos that haven't made me laugh.
Their bestV 5 Comments
The first song...well it was actually Chris Cornell "Reach Down" when he was in Temple Of The Dog. This was the second song I'd heard from Chris Cornell as a vocalist. His vocals are superb, I've never heard anyone like it, and I'm a big Axl Rose fan so you know what I'm talking about. Get this checked, and also make it your first choice if your just getting into the band!
have you ever listen somebody sing in this way?!?! - Teo2390
Beyond the Wheel is so underrated in Soundgardens catolog. Chris screams his head off and thayils solo is amazing!
You've got to hear this live in person.. Stunning!
Its only this low because it was released not to long ago but if this was released around the same time as black hole sun it would be much higher. Guaranteed! - wolphert
I've been listening to Soundgarden since the early 90's and I have to say although I think that Outshined and Limowreck are unbelievably killer tracks I've gotta go with Live To Rise as their absolute best song, and yes this song should be #1 on this list.
This song may be catchy but it's nothing compared to all of Soundgarden's last three albums, how are people voting for this track?
Pure Awesomeness.V 9 Comments
Killer bass line, and chris' vocals are intense as always
Amazing bass. Reminds me of Tom Sawyer. Don't know why.
Love singing along to this haha
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How was this not on the list? It's the epitome of Superunknown and the raw power behind it is just phenomenal. - lamington
Incredibly underrated Soundgarden song and grunge song in general - everything is phenomenal, from the epic build-up to the epic guitar solo! Also one of Chris and Matt's best performances on vocals and drums respectively. - petrucci75hammet
This one deserves to be in top 10
This is the proof that the mass is guided by T.V. and newspaper. One of the most beautiful and incredible rock song ever, an incredible arrangement, amazing lyrics, so epic in its development, and still I have to see Black Hole Sun on top of the list?!V 4 Comments
This song is just amazing. The guitar riffs are magnificent and Cornell's voice is always wonderful to hear. It's so good it gives me chills. I really don't understand why it is not in the top five, at least...
Should be in the top ten. Better than some of the ones up there.
It's an awesome riff while the time signature's weird.
I really feel it should be at least in the top 10. It has such a great riff and vocals. It's one of their best songs up until now.
This and rusty cage should be in the top 5... I don t know why its here... ';V 1 Comment
An amazing yet underrated Soundgarden song.
Great bass line.
YES! This song is so awesome! It's guitar lick is awesome and it has extroardinary vocals from Chris. Their best song by far.
First they still your mind and then they still your...
Incredible song. A riveting riff accompanied by cutting vocals which are supported by characteristically cryptic yet mesmerizing lyrics. Embodies why I like the band and is half the reason that Badmotorfinger is so high up on my most played albums list!
This song should have been on the list its chorus grows on you making it one of the best soundgarden songs
The riff is so cool in this song. Its unbelievably good. Cornell and Thayil are Gods
My favorite Soundgarden song. This has all of the elements I love about this band. Ridiculous showcase of Chris Cornell's range, killer riffing and licks from Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron show why they are an insanely brilliant rhythm section. As amazing as they can be on a more technically challenging song like Face Pollution, the control and groove they demonstrate here is what most people overlook, because the true pros know when to let a song breathe. Just heavenly.
Soundgarden have used it to open their shows as it is intense when Matt Cameron hits the Drums like a machine. Solid Vocals by Chris Cornell. Kim And Ben shine also with the grit they give it. Underrated for sure.
This song, Outshined, Jesus Christ pose, and Slaves & Bulldozers are pretty much tied for 1 for me, so since this song got ranked lower than the other songs, I decided to vote for this song.
This is awesome top Three.V 2 Comments
Crazy riff, singing and tone!
How was this not even on the list... It's my favorite song of all time.
Why the hell is not in the top 10?
This song is my favorite too
This song is stupidly lowV 2 Comments
24th position?! I don't get at all. It should be at least TOP 10.
Underrated dark and catchy should be in the top 5
One of the best songs. There's only one song I hate by soundgarden which is half. I can't stand that song after five seconds I turn it and like suicide was very cool. Limo wreck is my 3rd best song on superunknown. Best songs on badmotorfinger
3 slaves and bulldozers
4 searchin with my good eye close
5 mind riot
Best on superunknown
1 black hole sun
2 4th of july
3 limo wreck★
4 like suicide
Most underrated Soundgarden song, and also, very original, as it seems to have a tempo of its own
This is, by far, the best Soundgarden song. Then Limo Wreck.
Should be in top 15 at least way better than Live To Rise in my opinion
It must be in the top ten! Great song!
This is not my favourite from soundgarden but its deserves to be much higher in the ranking, at least in top 15
Terrific vocals and Guitars
Obviously Black Hole Sun is on top of this list, it's their most popular song, not their best. When it comes to lyrics, the solo and well, the overall song. I think this song is the best.
Okay black hole suns great but not there best... Not even close. This zero chance and outshines are their absolute best when you count lyrics, music and emotion... Not popularity
How is this not in the top 27... For me this pretty noose and 4th of July are the best songs.
Emotion-packed, awesome lyrics, sweet groove, and Kim Thayil's best solo next to his work in "Like Suicide." Not Soundgarden's most well-known song but definitely their best.
Love the slow riff, the chorus just drives me crazy
"I know I'm heading for the bottom.
Badass riffs! Badass solo! Badass screaming! BADASS SONG!
The chorus kicks so much ass in this, can hear it withouth singing along
From King Animal, the last album of Soundgarden. Masterpiece, a great return for this big band.
A song of addiction, the struggle, the life. Something we all can relate to. I'm sure in one form or another we are all feeling addicted to something that we keep going back to. It's so simple, yet the guitar riff sounds like something Borderlands would include on their games. Good song.
Don't appreciate it the first time as much, but listening again makes you know its one of their best songs
My favourite song ever!
Awesome feeling you get its gonna be good right from the start, the kind of song you fall in love with from the first time you listen to it
Why the hell isn't this #1
Underrated, Awesome vocals, riff guitar, the drums, bass. Certain the best song of Soundgarden.
Their best song. Unbelieveble song.
Criminally underrated. So haunting. It's perfect.
Come on now, this is top 10
The best song of king animal
So heavy. People say 4th of July or Jesus Christ Pose is their heaviest song? Nope. It's Nothing to Say. Check it out if you haven't already.V 1 Comment
Its catchy and unknown brutally
The best ballad of 90's.
A very doomy song with awesome guitar, bass, drum and vocals.
The most underrated Soundgarden song. - Gruunge
So ' awesome. It's so pumping, and it should be a lot higher than 25
Great intro, great song. Cannot believe it's ranked at 60..
This song just slowly progresses and leaves you wanting more. It's just amazing. In my top 5 for sure.V 1 Comment
Best track on their best album, in my opinion; I don't want to take away from any of their past achievements, but the melody and lyrical genius in this song present a maturity and proven technical prowess which is the result of many years functioning as a band.
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