Top 10 Best Ben Howard Songs

The 10 best songs from the singer-songwriter-guitarist Ben Howard.
The Top Ten
1 Old Pine

When I hear this song, everything else in the world becomes irrelevant! In my opinion, this song is one of the best in the whole wide world.

An absolute masterpiece with harmonious, rich guitar arpeggios, poetic lyrics, and an awesome outro!

The first song I heard my date play on the guitar. Then he played Ben's on my phone. Love it. It's calming and true to my heart.

2 Only Love

I cannot believe Only Love is not first on the list. This song is so beautiful! Highly recommended for all people, of all ages and all moods.

This song is magical. It should be first on the list. This song really makes me happy. It's just the cutest!

Amazing, I love it! It takes all my worries away. It's so relaxing.

3 Depth Over Distance

Unique, inspirational, and moving. A work of art from Ben Howard. Absolutely stunning!

"Depth over distance was all I asked of you,
And I may be foolish to fall as I do.
Still, there's strength in the blindness you fear."

Moving and compelling. Filled with raw emotion, this piece is very organic, and the lyrics are brilliant. I've been listening to it on repeat the entire afternoon.

I'm in love with the song, and there's a beautiful version by Alyssa Harris that is so different and haunting.

4 Diamonds

It's simply brilliant, from start to end. I love this song almost as much as I love him.

5 The Wolves

Very different, but brilliant, and it tells a great story.

6 Everything

Sentimental, true, beautiful. I can relate really well to the lyrics, and it's just a really amazing song.

The most true and down-to-earth song by Ben Howard. Amazingly calming and beautiful.

7 Promise

I've listened to this song every day for 2 years, and I still think it's a song that helps me move forward and understand how to enjoy the small things in life. Love it.

This should honestly be number 1. The pure emotion is about as raw as it can be, and it's a lyrical masterpiece.

Lyrically fantastic. I get an extremely surreal feeling when listening to such a masterpiece.

8 The Fear

Nothing compares to the lyrical genius that is Ben Howard. The Fear simply sums up his talent in one truly unforgettable song.

Seriously one of my favorite songs. Love this song and love this artist!

Awesome guitar this has! Love this guy so much.

9 Black Flies

Such an emotional song with beautiful lyrics! All of his songs are amazing, but this one is so perfect!

AMAZING SONG. It's so dark but beautiful when he performs it live. It has such great lyrics and deep meaning.

Should be much higher. I'd probably rank it in my top three from Every Kingdom, alongside Old Pine and Only Love. This song is just complete perfection and so powerful, yet relaxing at the same time.

10 Oats In the Water

Needs to be higher! Featured on Sons of Anarchy and The Walking Dead. It's so powerful and emotional. It has been my favorite song for a very long time.

10th place? Come on, this song deserves more. It's one of the best songs I've ever heard!

The most emotionally engaging song, with the best music of all of his songs.

The Contenders
11 Under the Same Sun
12 I Forget Where We Were

The perfect song for any mood. Happy, it fits. Sad, it fits. Reminiscent, it fits. Regretful, it fits. Truly an emotional masterpiece. It's my personal number one, not just of Ben Howard but of all time.

Genius tune. Everything is brilliant, from the guitar and guitar effects to the vocals, lyrics, and drums. A true masterpiece that is too underrated.

Heard it on the radio without hearing the name, kept singing the lyrics until I found out the name. It's just that good of a song.

13 Bones

This song is so good. Every time I hear it, it moves me. Can't get enough. It's so touching.

It nearly moves me to tears every time I hear it.

Great song and one of Ben's best songs.

All of his songs are great though. He's the best artist.

14 The End of the Affair

This should definitely be higher on the list, although pretty much every Ben Howard song is amazing. Especially brilliant when performed live.

One of his best songs by far. So original and deep. The way he shouts into his guitar during live performances is outstanding.

One of his most brilliant songs. There's so much raw emotion in this song, especially live.

15 Conrad

One of my favorite Ben Howard songs. It should definitely be higher up on the list!

This song makes me relax and is definitely my favorite Ben Howard song. Great song with excellent tempo.

Easily one of the best songs I have heard. The lyrics are magical. It should be way up the list.

16 Esmerelda

So, this song is probably one of the most enchanting ever! It's intense yet peaceful, and the lyrics are beautiful. I am in love with Ben Howard.

17 Gracious

This song is instrumentally and lyrically rich, and it has an alluring, bittersweet feeling.

Really, just stop making these songs so awesome. Just kidding, keep it up, bro!

18 Time Is Dancing
19 Cloud Nine

From the "These Waters EP," this song has maybe one of the greatest lines ever incorporated into a song by Ben Howard:

"Funny how distance and time they don't change at all.

So may your worries, may your worries
Never fall too loud.
And may you stay here, may you stay here
Happy in your own skin,
On the ninth cloud."

20 Small Things

"Has the world gone mad, or is it me?"
Wow... what a song.

Very underrated and even better than some of the songs in the top 10.

21 I Will Be Blessed
22 Burgh Island

My favorite song ever from Ben Howard. This song has a deep and haunting magic that takes you elsewhere. It's beautiful. This song is just wow to me.

In my opinion, this should be in the top ten. This song is unique, brilliant, and haunting. I can never stop listening to this song. I love it.

23 Three Tree Town
24 Nica Libres at Dusk
25 Rivers In Your Mouth

How is this so low? Come on, the beat is great, and his voice is amazing. But this song is amazing too.

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