Best Muse Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Knights of Cydonia Knights of Cydonia

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! - GlonnAtronnAdonnAdict

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

Simply a masterpiece

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2 Hysteria Hysteria

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

My favorite track from Muse's best album ever! The bass intro, the lyrics, the singing of matt bellamy in this song will never get me bored.

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3 Time is Running Out Time is Running Out

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 - nick14

Simply it's their best song. It gives amazing vibes

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4 Uprising Uprising

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!

The best Muse song ever

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5 Citizen Erased Citizen Erased

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.

Should be the number one for sure! muse is the only band that can put you to sleep and then wake you up hard in one song totally love it <3!

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6 Stockholm Syndrome Stockholm Syndrome

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. - biddiebob99

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

Amazing. Just amazing

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7 Plug in Baby Plug in Baby

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.

Starts with a stunning riff accompanied by a great bassline, then began building in intensity throughout the whole song. Vocals during the chorus are amazing, and the ones after the second chorus almost inhuman and divine-sounding.

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8 New Born New Born

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).

Love this song!

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9 Starlight Starlight

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!

UNFAIR! TOP 3. - frikian

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10 Map of the Problematique Map of the Problematique

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 guitar in a rock song, ever!

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The Newcomers

? Megalomania Megalomania

My fave song of all time! The power, the passion and the AWESOME fact that it hasn't hit the mainstream. So in a way I'm pleased it's not at the top. It never will be!

Love this dark atmosphere around the song, as it is also the last song on Origin of Symmetry. I think it's one of the best songs, easily in top 5, although it's really underrated.

My favorite Muse song EVER. Highest note Matt Bellamy's ever hit is in the background.

Its beautiful.

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? Falling Down Falling Down

Underrated so it hurts! It shuld be nr 1, liste to it! It's the song with the greatest sound on all instruments. The slow touching drums, the wiping guitar that sings along with Matts vocals, and the unoticable piano that plays it owns melody far far back in the background! And Matts vocals... There isn't a single song that MUSE made in wich Matt sings like he does in Falling down! First of all the amaxing deep lyrics, but mostly how he breaks he's own voice, even if he has a very strong voice, he still sings with a weak voice, and it's his way of singin it that makes this song the best.

This song is underrated, matt vocal is very emotional, heart touching. every time I hear this song I just feel like there is some pain matt feels when he sing it.
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The Contenders

11 Supermassive Black Hole Supermassive Black Hole

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.

Simply amazing...

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12 Bliss Bliss

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~!

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)

The most beautiful Muse's song. Without any hesitation.

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13 Resistance Resistance

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).

I like every Muse's songs but this one is the best, for me. I've liked this song, before to become a Muser.

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14 Undisclosed Desires Undisclosed Desires

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. - biddiebob99

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

I did not hear from them either but then I heard undisclosed desire.I Love It!

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15 Butterflies and Hurricanes Butterflies and Hurricanes

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!

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"

This song is gorgeous! I love it all. I am always a fan of blending classical and rock, and I feel this song does it beautifully. Matt's vocals are great, plus the piano solo is beautiful

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16 Assassin Assassin

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!

Learning this song on the drums is an absolute challenge. It's fast, it's technical and, at times, very complicated. I'll never forget the amazing, simplistic, yet unique guitar work, and the chorus is just absolute perfection. The way matt recorded his voice multiple times to create barber cortet feel, mixed to together with instrumentals, creates an absoulute masterpiece.

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17 Showbiz Showbiz

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.

"THEY MAKE MEEE..."

A truly pwoper Muse song, crazily grandiose, better than Starlight for sure.

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18 Sunburn Sunburn

Awesome Piano and Bass Riffs
altogether the best Muse song in existence - seacowphil1

Love this one, the piano is just amazing, gives me chills

like a clasiique song really great and awesome

A very great song! beautiful, it starts with a fantastic part of piano and then it is everything just wonderful

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19 Exo-Politics Exo-Politics

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 - raptorhunter

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

Such a powerful chorus, peaking BHR top 3 along with Supermassive Black Hole and Knights of Cydonia

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20 Feeling Good Feeling Good

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

The jazzy feel gives such a nice dark groove to this one. Best songs off OOS:
1. New Born
2. Feeling Good
3. Citizen Erased
4. Bliss
5. Plug In Baby
6. Space Dementia
7. Megalomania
8. Futurism
9. Hyper Music
10. Screenager
11. Dark Shines
12. Micro Cuts

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