Top 10 Best 5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) Songs

The Top Ten
1 Amnesia

Amnesia probably contains the most searing lyrics on the album. It demonstrates 5SOS's versatility. It blends well with listeners of any age, relating with teenagers who might be fresh out of a relationship as well as older listeners by taking them back to memories of the heartache of dissolving high school romances. Instruments are noticeably not as prominent in this song as in others, with the drums and guitars practically nonexistent besides the synthesizer, but Amnesia provides a refreshing change.

The vocal performance makes up for it, however, with true, raw heartbreak evident in their singing, proving them to be as reliable sources as anyone, seeing as they are young men who have probably been through problems like these before in their lives. The vocals are smooth and clear but still with some raw and gritty emotional spots where their voices crack.

2 She Looks So Perfect

When it comes to music, I find it ridiculous that anyone would care whether a song is "mainstream" or not. I judge the song on whether I like it or not, and if it becomes popular or mainstream, then so be it. That shouldn't make a difference in the whole picture. You can like or dislike this song, but I love it for its catchy beat and cuteness. I've heard a lot of people say there's not as much depth in the lyrics, but personally, I love the lyrics,

"Let's get out, let's get out
'Cause this deadbeat town's only here just to keep us down
While I was out, I found myself alone just thinking
If I showed up with a plane ticket
And a shiny diamond ring with your name on it
Would you wanna run away too?"

I can't explain it but that part gives me the feelings.

3 Jet Black Heart

Jet Black Heart is instrumentally and lyrically beautiful. It paves a pathway to 5 Seconds of Summer's more mature sound and reminds you that a pop-punk ballad can still be effectively emotional and heartfelt. Jet Black Heart diverges a bit from the other, I guess, more predictable songs such as Invisible. It keeps the tempo upbeat, but mellower and emotional. They're not writing or singing pre-produced cheesy love songs. They write straight from the heart and manage to mix their experiences in.

Jet Black Heart reintroduces mid-'00s pop-punk sounds into a new generation where it has long disappeared, being replaced by more generic electronic pop music. The instrumentation and production blend well with the vocals. Had this been the early 2000s, it would be guaranteed that JBH would earn a top spot on alternative rock radio stations. It's sad to think that now, songs and sounds like this are ignored and get lost amidst all the mainstream, generic, and repetitive pop music. Jet Black Heart serves as a reminder of that lost sound.

4 Good Girls

This song is by far the best on the album, maybe the best by them. The lyrics are so catchy and genius really. I've been listening to these boys for almost 2 years and this has been my favorite song since it came out.

#5? This song deserves a place in the top 3. It's just perfect! I've been listening to them for the last two weeks and I can't stop listening to this song over and over again!

In love with the tune and the empowering lyrics! Literally shove the lyrics in anyone's face who has ever told me to be just like one of those "Good girls" haha.

5 She's Kinda Hot

Once you get over the song name, "She's Kinda Hot" is a pleasant surprise. The first couple of verses are verses that need more insight. They can easily cause a first-time listener to narrow their eyes with doubt, with lines like "my girlfriend's bitching cause I always sleep in. She's kinda hot though." These verses, surprisingly, are mocking how society acts and are evidently telling you how NOT to be a human being. It proves not to be about hot controlling girlfriends after all.

"SKH" is really an introduction to 5SOS' more mature sound. Rebellious and quirky, it serves as a rally cry for disenfranchised kids, with the infamous "they say we're losers and we're alright with that. we are the leaders of the not coming backs, but we're alright though." Joining together misfits and outcasts and anyone who doubts themselves, it shows how everyone is linked together and worth it. Basically, it's telling anyone who says something along the lines of 'no, you can't make it'.

The song brings back hints of the pop-punk pop-rock scenes of the early 2000s, with quirky sound effects, chunky guitar riffs, and a smack in the middle wavering guitar solo. "She's Kinda Hot" strikes home, serving as an undeniably addictive summer anthem.

6 Beside You

I really can't even explain how good this song is. Every time I hear the intro, I get emotional. The lyrics are so honest, and the bass and drums are just perfection. I can't believe that the guys wrote this song long ago because it's my absolute favorite and has been for at least 2 years.

I love the beat at the beginning. It's insanely creative and original. I love the feel of it. It feels very genuine and heartfelt. I love Jet Black Heart. It is a beautiful, emotional, and deep song, but I prefer this one a bit more because of the beat and how vulnerable they sounded.

7 Heartbreak Girl

I feel like everyone can relate to this song, as everyone knows the feeling of the friend zone. At the same time, it is catchy and one of those songs you can listen to on repeat for ages and not get bored of.

Back when I was rejected by my crush, I was always hoping that some guy would sing this to me. Even though I'm dating now, I still love this song.

This song is my favorite because it is different from their other songs. It is relatable and fun to listen to. Overall, a great song.

8 Heartache On the Big Screen

The lyrics are quite poetic in their way, with a clever metaphor of love and relationships. The metaphor compares dating and relationships to movies and television. It shows heartbreak, true love, and a relationship gone wrong through the lyrics describing a scene flubbed up in the acting world.

I've been playing this song on repeat for 2 months now and I still can't get enough of it! I'm still waiting for 5SOS to make a bad song, but I guess that day will never come.

I don't know why I love it so much, but it's gotta be one of their best!

9 Don't Stop

Love this song! It's ridiculously catchy. Also, I love how the video doesn't really relate much to the song. It's super weird but cute, and that's our boys!

Love this song, love their music. It's amazing, even the music video. Superheroes, keep up the good work!

I love this song so much! It's my favorite 5SOS song! It just makes me happy when I'm upset.

10 Wrapped Around Your Finger

Wrapped Around Your Finger is all around beautiful, vocally, instrumentally, and lyrically. While somewhat repetitive, the song is truly beautiful, slow and soft but still quite rocky. The hook is well-written, pulling you in. The chorus is drawn out and lovely, with an equally beautiful and strong guitar solo amidst the singing. The harmonies are beautiful, voices topping each other with great balance. The song outputs a story of young love, complete with loving adventures and rendezvous.

The Contenders
11 18

18 stands out on their debut album. It debuts their style. It's lyrically witty and funny, showing 5SOS's own cheeky thoughts as teens themselves. It's a catchy ode that displays the frustration of waiting for adulthood, for full responsibility and independence, all from the point of view of any teenager.

It shows the rally cry of children wanting to grow up, to leave their childhood behind, to go on adventures, and to have the chance to love, to dream, and to experience life. The song is snappy and quick, full of snapshots of 5SOS's teen humor, with memorable, cheeky lines.

12 Long Way Home

This song should definitely be in the top 3. Absolutely love everything about this song! It's catchy, has a nice beat, the vocals are amazing, and it has great lyrics as well. If anyone who has never listened to 5SOS asked me to recommend a song, I'd choose this one.

This song is so perfect. Every time I listen to it, I want to dance, smile, and cry at the same time. And also, I love 5 Seconds of Summer.

This song just... speaks to me! It has soulful, relatable lyrics, strong harmonies, and yeah!

13 What I Like About You

I feel like this song really doesn't get enough credit. I know 5SOS didn't write it, but their voices work really well with it, and it fits in with their style beautifully. It's a great old classic that they revamped and made their own.

They play this song for me every time I go to the local skating rink. All the younger kids know to get off the floor and it's all the fast skaters while this is on.

This song is amazing. When it came out, I must have listened to it on repeat for over six hours.

14 Disconnected

Disconnected basically shows 5SOS' frustration with the high-tech world and tells users to take a break for a while. Countless conversations and relationships are interrupted, and time is wasted through technology. It's telling you to experience life in the present, not through any screen.

This should be at the top. The boys made numerous attempts at telling fans to put down their phones at concerts and to just generally leave them at home. They want fans to enjoy the moment, and that's why this song is special to them too.

15 Everything I Didn't Say

Honestly, I think this is one of the best songs EVER, not just the best 5SOS song. Man, the feels! Even though Wherever You Are is perfection itself, this will always be my 5SOS song because the chorus is SO INCREDIBLY AMAZING. This is the song that actually got me into them.

So I totally recommend that you give this one a try because IT'S PERFECT! #5SOSfam forever!

This song has a lot of meaning to me. It should be marked higher. It's such a beautiful song.

Wait, don't tell me heaven is a place on Earth. But it surely is here, somewhere in the crowds of a 5 Seconds of Summer concert.

16 If You Don't Know

The best song they've ever made. The lyrics to this song are genius and it really shows how great their voices and ability to make great songs are. Should be number one.

This song is so heartfelt, and I bet we can all agree that Calum has a perfect solo in this song. Even though not many fans know this song, those who do love it!

One of their best songs. Everything about this song gives me chills. Probably one of their best-written lyrics is in this song.

17 English Love Affair

I'm terrified to play this in front of my parents, considering it's one of their most sexual songs, but I love it anyway. All of their songs have a different sound, and they all sing in this one. Plus, Michael wrote it, and Ashton has a bomb-ass solo.

I LOVE this song! I played it in front of my parents, and they did not like it. But of course, I still love it!

Another favorite of mine with innuendos in the lyrics and amazing lyrics.

18 Lost Boy

I have loved this song since the first time I heard it on the album and immediately crowned it as my favorite! It shows the true pop-rock face of 5SOS. It, Rejects, and Kiss Me Kiss Me should be way higher!

Best song ever! It should definitely be higher.

Lost Boy is so emotional. I love it so much because Luke is the lost boy. He even said it himself.

19 Social Casualty

This song reminds me of my life. I think most people can relate to this song. I feel almost sad this isn't more popular. If it were popular, it would be overplayed and ruin the meaning of the song to me. But, a song doesn't have to be popular to be amazing like this one. So, for everyone out there that considers this song their favorite 5SOS song, they have really good taste. Also, the guitar solo is amazing, and it's my favorite part!

I really love this song because of the lyrics, the vocals, just everything. Especially since this song (and "Rejects") stands out more than all their other songs lyrically. Because the boys want to be "punk rock" and although they are more pop punk, it really does bring out the whole punk-ish vibe that they tend to aim for. Just proves that they're more than just some teenage boys who write cute songs about girls. Really great song alongside all their other ones.

20 Try Hard

I love this song because it was one of their first, and they sing about trying hard for a girl. I believe they did try hard because Luke was and still is insecure. I don't know, it just seems like they did. It's one of my favorite songs.

This is literally the best song by them! The lyrics are perfect, the drums and guitar are awesome, it's not mainstream, and they all sound like angels! I love Luke's solo too! I mean, I can see how not-true fans would pick Amnesia or She Looks So Perfect, but I'm a REAL fan.

This is the song that made me start liking them! I love the lyrics and how Luke sings in this. It's amazing.

21 Kiss Me Kiss Me

I used to listen to this song when I was like 6, and I still listen to it now. I will always love this song.

I love this song. It should be higher. It's so pretty and is the perfect teenage "summer love" song.

22 Voodoo Doll

Voodoo Doll at 37... I can't believe it. It's good enough to replace Amnesia. This song has the best chorus I've ever heard. This song has pain, sadness, but it makes me feel so good. I'm addicted to it.

WHAT? This should at least be number 10! I don't like the album version, but the one mic one take on YouTube is the best EVER!

This song definitely deserves to be higher... at least in the top 5. It's so catchy. I'm totally obsessed!

23 Hey Everybody

It's great that they have a song different from what everyone else is writing about. Also, it's a good inspiration, as they came from a small garage band.

It's so relatable, and with an amazing band like this, it's so hard to pick a favorite. But this one, I think, outdid itself!

Best song in the world! Should be number one. Go away, Amnesia.

24 I've Got This Friend

I have many favorite 5SOS songs, but this was one of the only ones I didn't see already on the list. Whenever I hear this song, I just burst into a smile. I always turn to this song when I'm having a bad day. So yeah.

This song is so sweet, and I could see myself singing along to this every day. I wish they would release a studio version on Sounds Good Feels Good.

This is such a cute song. I love it.

25 Money

I love their new album! They've progressed so much in their songwriting skills.

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