Best Muse Songs

The Top Ten

1 Knights of Cydonia Knights of Cydonia Cover Art

Unbelievably I never heard of Muse until I they played Uprising at the Grammys where they won best Rock album. Their performance was profound! So I started looking them up on You Tube and the second song I heard them play was this one Live at Wembley. Blew me away...

Epic Intro with an even more awesome story and even awesomer conclusion, in my opinion this is the best song from Muse because of its great chorus and overall performance.

This amazing song has so many great parts!
The brilliant theme, galloping rhythm, brilliant solo and classic muse effects,
Masterpiece!

Yes, this is a greater song but it's too high up for my taste, I would pick SUPREMACY as No. 1

If you have seen this live, you just simply understand why this is the best muse song made.

2 Hysteria Hysteria Cover Art

I love the bass riff! There's nothing like it, and I think there is the perfect balance between new and old Muse in this song.

AMAZING SONG... should be followed really closely by New Born, Knights of Cydonia then Time is Running Out then Uprising

So many of their songs are pure power and intensity, and this displays it like no other, makes me want to got nuts

I love this song! I have it on my Rock band game. This song simply open a new light to me, from the me in the past who think it's just some kind of depressing emo song, to the me now who listen to this song when depressing like listening to a friend who knows how I feel.

3 Citizen Erased Citizen Erased Cover Art

Should be number one in my opinion. This songs is a masterpiece of three songs perfectly pieced together to create that dark scene that Origin... carries throughout.

It's just an amazing song, I mean there are few songs that combine matthew bellamy's amazing voice with, to me the best guitar track ever

Easily top 3. It was the older, more hardcore Muse that we all love. At a time when mainstream would never be associated with Muse.

This is probably their greatest song ever. Incredible riff throughout, powerful guitar solo, beautiful lyrics and vocals in general, great work instrumentally across the board, and the production is perfect. So here's gonna be an unpopular list so don't kill me :) 1. Citizen Erased 2. Showbiz 3. Hyper Chondriac Music 4. Glorious 5. Megalomania 6. Micro Cuts 7. Ruled by Secrecy 8. Muscle Museum 9. The Handler 10. Take a Bow 11. Space Dementia 12. Map of the Problematique 13. Stockholm Syndrome 14. Bliss 15. Invincible

4 Uprising Uprising Cover Art

I still do not understand how this is not top of the list! It's easily their most powerful song with excellent guitar riffs and amazing lyrics! VOTE!

It's the first song I heard by them and every time I hear it I'm like "ahh! " It's just a great track :)The words are awesome and added on with the sound track this song just becomes EPIC. I enjoy Muse

This is the best of their songs for me, especially that kick ass music video!

Some people may think we guys just like uprising cause it's probably the most famous muse song today, but listen to this bass line, these drums, and matt's voice... Just astounding. Even in all the other albums & b-sides muse can't reach this awesomeness.
Anyway I think tiro and knights of cydonia still are a great choice for the top 3 (personally I'd put knight of cydonia 2nd and showbiz 3rd)

5 Stockholm Syndrome Stockholm Syndrome Cover Art

An emotionally charged song with an absolutely brilliant riff. The type of song that will end with you hitting the replay button. If you have not yet heard this you are missing out.

I like the shouting at the end.

So impeccably powerful it can make you cry, scream with joy, and want destroy your car all at once

Amazing song, amazing guitar and bass piece. AMAZING all together!
The lyrics are also wonderful!

6 Plug in Baby Plug in Baby Cover Art

Amazing riff, peaking in the top 50 riff's in the world

I like most songs by muse, but this one is amazing. You can sense the passion and talent of the band through it.

This song is beyond amazing. Just the beginning of the song drives ME wild. Without hearing the powerful lyrics and vocals. I think it has got to be one of the best song Muse has done.

The riff in this song is one of the best, most epic riffs of all time. The lyrics of the song are also stupendous. There is just so much emotion in this song, too, you can tell the anger and the pain that went into this song. (Which is actually funny, as Matt admitted to have been on shrooms while writing this song. )

7 Time is Running Out Time is Running Out Cover Art

Plain awesome. From the very beginning you cannot hate but love this song. Chorus is epic, vocals are extraordinary and the lyrics are very well-crafted. The suspense in this song leads to such a powerful chorus. I am a huge Muse fan and I have many favourites but this song is so clever and brilliant I had to choose it!

I just love it. it's my favourite muse song ever! I can listen to it over and over again, it never gets old!

Such a great rock song. It has such a brilliant vibe

It's so hard to choose the ultimate Muse song. They're all really great, but this one is just too awesome and brilliant, pure music perfection! And live, well yeah you just have to experience it yourself. Time Is Running Out is the first song I always put on when I listen to music, you never get tired of it, but hey it's Muse so is that even possible?

8 New Born New Born Cover Art

Every time this song is played live, you always wait for the amazing solo and see how it has evolved over the years. Look at the performance @ Glastonbury in 2004 to see just how this song gets the crowd wild!

God, this song has been in my head, since it came out, its absolutely amazing, 5STARS (If possible)

This song is amazing - first time I heard this song live it was one of the best musical experiences I ever heard.

I highly recommend that any new Muse fans who haven't gotten their hands on Origin of Symmetry take a listen - it's an absolutely phenomenal album released before they became superstars (after Absolution).

"What a nice piano I hope it doesn't st-" BRNBRNRBRNBRNBRNNBRNBRBR

9 Supermassive Black Hole Supermassive Black Hole Cover Art

One of the craziest introductory riffs in rock history. Period.

I heard this song just yesterday and am probably plying it for the 1000th time!

My favorite Muse track, with a drive that takes you riding a wave of euphoria. Thumping bass and strong vocals, just a wonderful track.

First herd this when I watched twilight 3 years ago I've been stuck on muse ever since fantastic band brilliant music and the bass player was born in my birth town (Chris wolstenholme)

10 Starlight Starlight Cover Art

Such an awesome tune, fantastic to listen to. Then again Muse has so many good songs. Wonderful

Excllent beat, I just love it! Matt is really hitting the tones perfectly! True magic. No more to say

brilliant drums, vocals and guitar. Lyrics are amazing as well. Fantastic song!

How many votes do we need to get this to number 1? This is my favorite song of all time! I love the keyboard.

The Contenders

11 Map of the Problematique Map of the Problematique Cover Art

I love the flanging in this song, it gives it a heavy techno metal sound, lyrics are amazing too

Great instrumental work and great lyrics. The song is great live. And just a sidenote. it is incredible fun to play on drums.

Unbelievably beautiful; this song has so many freakin' layers that reward multiple listenings. Even if it does borrow a little bit from Depeche Mode's "Enjoy the Silence", it's about the same way that Rush borrowed from Morse code for "YYZ" (which is to say, they took something good and made it amazing).

Best Muse song, with nice piano background at times, and great group vocals at "Loneliness be over." Nice patriotic finish. Muse has so many wonderful songs, including this, Time is Running Out, and Undisclosed Desires, but this has to be my favorite.

12 Showbiz Showbiz Cover Art

This is muse at its rawest, darkest, most angry form. Honestly, you are not a true muse fan if you haven't heard this one.

Easily the best muse song, if you haven't listened to it, go listen to it now! It has great vocals, matts great singing it live, great build up for the end, great high hitting notes. Muse show their raw talent in this song. Brilliant guitar playing and solos, deep lyrics, meaning to lyrics, really good percussion, Dom's drumming is extraordinary and Chris' bass a
Is amazing as always! I think this deserves to be number 1 as it pure Muse, from their first album and the title song. It deserves it so much. I'm disappointed this song doesn't get as much recognition it deserves. It's got a brilliant build up. Brilliant song. Definitely deserves to be in the at least top 5.

Come on guys... how could this one sunk like this? I mean,47th? Seriously? The lyric were as epic as it sounds...

This is one of Muse's darker songs, but from starting out with a heavy intro to Matt hitting a G Sharp in conclusion, hands down the most inspiring and beautiful pieces ever performed.

13 Butterflies and Hurricanes Butterflies and Hurricanes Cover Art

The Piano chorus was amazing along with everything else, this should really be up in the top 5 of their songs at least.

This song should be at least on the top 5, I love the piano play and the voice of Matthew Bellamy create a perfect mix! Its very catchy and pure, one of the best muse songs ever! You should listen to it, I'm sure you gonna love it!

B&H Was the first Muse song I ever heard, and I still listen to it. I'm listening to it as I type this! The piano, Guitar, and sync are all just AMAZING, and If I could list them, #3: Hysteria #2: Supermassive Black Hole and #1: Butterflies and Hurricanes.

Picking Muse's best song is hard as they have so many great songs as can be seen from the split opinions of the voters.

This is my pick as I feel Muse have done everything right with this song. The title is awesome (referencing the butterfly effect: where a simple butterfly wing flap can cause a hurricane), lyrics are powerful and incite the listeners to take action ("You've got to be the best, you've got to change the world, take this chance to be heard, Your time is now") and the band's full abilities on all instruments and vocals are on full display. It has powerful riffs and amazing guitar & piano solos, as well as slow sections.

This has to be Muse's masterpiece in my opinion. Even Muse themselves agree, as they had this as the lead single on an album that have fan favorites like "Hysteria & "Time is running out"

14 Bliss Bliss Cover Art

This list is a mess. I can guarantee that most of the votes here are from "new" Muse fans who have no idea that Origin Of Symmetry was BY FAR the best album. This, New Born and Citizen Erased should be MUCH higher! How are Starlight, Supermassive Black Hole etc better than this!? Listen to this and vote!

Just totally, utterly, fantastically BRILLIANT~!

How is this not higher than 14th? It's the 2nd best Muse song behind Stockholm Syndrome. It has the best lyrics of any Muse songs and the riff is totally amazing.

1. Bliss 2. Stockholm Syndrome 3. Plug in Baby 4. Knights of Cydonia 5. Time Is Running Out 6. Map of the Problematique 7. Easily 8. Eternally Missed 9. Hysteria 10. New Born 11. Mk Ultra 12. Resistance 13. Hyper Music 14. Glorious 15. Sunburn 16. City of Delusion 17. Citizen Erased 18. Thoughts of a Dying Atheist 19. Cave 20. Uno That is roughly my Top 20 (long time fan)

15 Exo-Politics Exo-Politics Cover Art

Why is this so low? An awesome song with strong, powerful lyrics. A great guitar riff, with nice vocals from Matt once again, and just all in all a really catchy song.

A classsic riff, an amazing guitar solo, a drum beat that is both catchy and complex, and lyrics that manage to be both powerful and mysterious. The bass and guitar parts go so well together in this song. It also has a really cool spaghetti-western space rock vibe I felt throughout Muse's album Black Holes and Revelations. Exo-Politics captivates you from the start, and has an astoundingly emotional and ambiguous ending. This song is very underrated, extremely catchy, definitely worth a listen, and undeniably deserves a spot in the top ten! Go Muse! You guys rock the universe! And I do mean that literally

This song should definitely be in the top ten! Awesome lyrics and vocals as well as a great riff!

Yea cool riff and a meaning here about the PBB Project Blue Beam Google It Dudes

16 The Handler The Handler Cover Art

As I agree with the die-hard muse fans that old muse>>>new muse, you can't deny this song's sheer brilliance. I saw someone compare this to Showbiz, and while I agree, I honestly feel that this is more comparable to something like Micro Cuts. Powerful sounds coming from Matt's vocals and guitar, powerful drum beat and bass riff, wonderful song.

My current favourite song of all time, overtaking Citizen Erased. I love how dark it is, I love the slow repetitive baseline, I love the lyrics, I love Matt's voice and how his screams came back. I love pretty much all of it. The instrumental could be shorter as it is a little repetitive and goes on for slightly too long, but I can look past that for how amazing the song is and how is makes me feel. Favourite part is where Matt screams "AGAIN" at the end. Second verse is amazing too for it's base and drum only.

Best song off Drones. It's so heavy, it could easily fit on Absolution. And the middle part is insane!

I mean, it's Showbiz 2.0!

17 Resistance Resistance Cover Art

Sorta futuristic groovy sound, with a nice backing guitar

Great song, it's a pity it was in twilight! Ruins the whole illusion!

This song is has a complex melodic structure, all the while sounding epic (and I do not use that word lightly).

This is such an awesome song. I don't even care id this was in Twilight or not! This was maybe the first Muse song I hear, and I was hooked to them. Thus showing the awesomeness of Muse! I'm not sure why this only got 3? %?! Come on guys, Time is Running out is definitely not as good as this!

18 Undisclosed Desires Undisclosed Desires Cover Art

Everything about this song is amazing; the vocals are sound, the lyrics are cleverly written and the beat is immaculately composed. There isn't a single fault with this song. You really live for the chorus in this one, you anticipate it with a sense of excitement and then an exemplification of relief occurs when it begins. You don't get that often.

Don't sound much like muse but a really cool song.

I really like this one don't know why and how to explain but it is one of the best songs ever

This doesn't sound like something I would like, but its awesome!

19 Reapers Reapers Cover Art

Practically everything I love about a Muse song congealed into one item. "Drones" is top heavy, but this is at the forefront of their library for me.

While my favorite Muse song is probably Knights, I'm voting this one because it is easily top 10 and currently it is really low.

Amazing song from the new album, the bass line is really cool, the solo guitar is really enjoyable

How in the world is this song this low? My god is this ever good! Absolutely love it and can't resist bopping my head along with it in whatever vehicle I'm driving, be it a bus or my car!

20 Feeling Good Feeling Good Cover Art

Feeling good isn't just a cover, it's a BRILLIANT cover, the best cover done for this legendary song. The intro is soft and slow, typical Muse and then it gets proper rock-and-roll-y, and the first song I heard by Muse and ever since then I've been hooked...! It's amazing go listen to it now! Don't keep reading this go on YouTube NOW!

I thought Feeling Good is their song. Now I saw for the first time it's a cover. My whole life is a lie. Anyway, great song - uros

AmaZing song should be number one! They remade this classic perfectly and enhanced it to a new level. If you've never heard it go listen now it'll be worth your time.

This song always gives me chills, such a good remake on an amazing song. they truly out did themselves with this song<3 I could listen to it all day

My 2nd favorite! Best selling cover (yes, the SINGLE BEST SELLING) to date (of all time)

21 The Globalist The Globalist Cover Art

This song is great! It's a really fabulous tune, but I think people are overlooking it because of the super high expectations set for it. I mean when Matt calls a song a ten minute prog rock nightmare and a sequel to citizen erased, you expect a ten minute prog rock nightmare that'll at least be as good as citizen erased. But that didn't happen. The first part of this song is awesome, the middle guitar riff is absolutely incredible, and then it all comes down at the end. In my opinion, if the boys had decided to kick out the last part and instead just have like a five minute head-banging, metal solo, this song would have been Muse at their very best, no doubts about it. But with the path they chose with this song, there's definitely gonna be some hate going out towards it, but that's ok. It's still an awesome song that deserves to at least be in the top 15. Vote for the globalist!

The globalist is one of the masterpieces that only muse can make and it sounds so beautiful yet unsettling at the same time. It sums up the story of drones and is very underrated. The heavy part in the middle is very awesome and the piano at the end makes a person happy just from the background singing and slow melody. For a somewhat heavier album, the songs reapers, the handler, and defector are great but the globalist really brings a good mixture of emotions into a single 10 minute song. IGN 10/10

This had every sign pointing to it that it would be the greatest Muse song of all time just by listening to the first five minutes. I found it incomprehensibly upsetting when the intensity dropped. I mean, it built up perfectly and had amazing instrumentals, vocals, everything, but they messed it all up. Badly.

I've been a muse fan since showbiz and it's absolutely amazing to see how the band has evolved over the years coming up with new themes and ideas and still smashing it with mega songs. The Globalist is a testament to that ever evolving sound they never fail at. Not many bands stay relevant for this long and not sell out to the whole mainstream thing. keep smashing it MUSE!

22 Assassin Assassin Cover Art

Absolutely fantastic. The music really gets into your head, something that you can come back to over and over again. The Grand Bosses Edit takes the already amazing song and turns it into something approaching musical perfection.

This song is really powerful and unique in a way. Much better than the likes of Starlight!

Absolutly great song, the guitaring is awesome. If it wasn't for guitar hero I would never have heard this song or appreciated muse in the way I do!

Awesome drumming particularly and guitar is also sick all of it is great

23 Apocalypse Please Apocalypse Please Cover Art

great piano and keyboard.
this is one special and unique song.

One of the best rock piano intros ever.
There is not a bad song on Absolution, but Apocalypse Please is definitely one of the best.
Muse's piano based songs are awesome!

Definitely one of their best. Love the piano and synth. Plus a very emotional vocal performance from Bellamy.

Definitely one of their best. Piano, bass, and that weird noise at 1:45. Crazy good!

24 Micro Cuts Micro Cuts Cover Art

MATT'S FALSETTO AT ITS FINEST. HOLY CRAP. This song is so brutal and powerful. Matt's vocals are what sets this song off for me. VERY underrated song

This list is so messed. OOS was best album (along with The Resistance), and this is the best song off it. Such a unique song.

I don't usually like songs which are sung on though high an octave, but this song is unbelievable. The chorus sends gives me goosebumps as Matt Bellamy reveals His true potential. For me it should at least be in the top 10

This is their best song. The originality, the intensity, the insanity of it all. Everything turned up to 11. This is space gothic opera rock. You could start a whole genre off of this song alone

25 Unintended Unintended Cover Art

such a great romantic acoustic song... wt a diffrent guitar chords.. like you are in the heaven... loved it alot. like your pain has been sucked from you.

To me, most every song in Showbiz is underrated (considering that Muse hadn't even begun to rise to fame at the time). But this song in particular is a brilliant, powerful acoustic song with that hint of sadness that Muse always brings to the table. Not to mention that Matt's vocals impress as always and play a major role in setting the tone for this song. Whether you're a

This song here deserves a real high position in the list... It's the first song I ever heard from them and I was just like - WOW! How can someone have such a great voice? Top class song!

Such a great song. In my opinion the best way to listen to this song is when you know the lyrics. The lyrics plus the vocals add a very haunting feel as the lyrics pack a big punch.

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