Best Foo Fighters Songs

The Top Ten
1 Everlong

This song is the main reason why I prefer Foo Fighters to Nirvana. This song is so meaningful, it proves what Dave Grohl is capable of as a songwriter.

This song is the face of foo fighters. The Face of grohl and everything foo fighters stands for.

When this song existed in 1997. Foo Fighters was born from tadpole to full grown frog.

Written 1997 if you listen to it today. I could swear Dave wrote it yesterday. I believe it carries the most value. I don't know where I am going with this to make you understand what I am trying to say. F>>> its like the Foo Fighters badge... There I F>>>>>> said it.

This is a song of amazing sounding chords all the way through it. I love the drums in this song as well as the way the guitar changes within the notes. With a steady rhythm that doesn't get boring but gets better and better throughout the song. "Everlong" is also a song on the game "Rock Band 2"

This song came on the radio the other day and brought back so many memories because dad used to play it when I was a kid. Dave Grohl really came out of his Nirvana shell and wrote some amazing music and this is one of those songs!

2 The Pretender

I can't decide between "The Pretender" and "Best of You" for this spot on the list so I just put "The Pretender" first. Personally the there is a tie between the two. This is a more hard rock song that starts out slow, quiet, and amazing. Then suddenly turns into a rock anthem with the hardcore power chords at the perfect times. Then it briefly goes back to the beginning sound and builds up the awesomeness of the next rocking refrain that finishes it up.

Everything about this song just screams perfection! This song just proves that the Foo Fighters refuse to be like everyone else. My favorite song by them and possibly my favorite song of all time. I love it and I love the Foo Fighters. Rock just don't get better than this song. It's absolute genius!

Gets me every time! It calls out the adrenaline in my body. Never gets old. It may be their most corniest song from their catalog but nevertheless I ate it up the same. Possibly this song introduced me to this awe-inspiring magnificence that is this band.

I didn't know about this band until I heard it in my music class and since then I have loved this song. The Foo Fighters have managed to make a great song without using dirty words which seems like such an achievement in today's standards.

3 Best of You

I love the Foo Fighters and especially love best of you, the pretender, and walk. Overall I think Best of You is the best Foo Fighters song. The reason is Dave is just screaming his heart out about what the song is really about, someone getting the best of you.

I have been waiting for so long listening to all the foo fighters songs to vote my favourite one and finally I have got a song I can't get my head away from, this song my god has got to be one of the best modern rock song foo fighters have ever made.It has a really good melody.I am so in love with it. It really does gives away positive and happy vibe. definitely deserves to be higher than the top 3 spot

Everyone loves this song because everyone's been there sometimes and can relate to the lyrics. Plus impressive guitars and chorus - you've got great hit at band's most emotional level.

This is a hard rock masterpiece of pure awesomeness. The slight note changes in the choruses and other parts make more that slight changes in the incredibleness of the song. About a personal experience this song also has great meaning, making it more powerful. (Tied with "The Pretender")

4 Learn to Fly

This is a classic rock and hard rock mixture of pure awesomeness. An incredible song with a more meaningful and melodic feel to it. The simple solos put an emphasis on the simple but amazing sound of this beautiful song. My personal favorite song of all time and of the Foo Fighters. I believe that this song is about the overdose and near death of the bands' drummer, Taylor Hawkins, which only adds more meaning to the song. Also a song in the game "Rock Band"

Love the foo fight and absolutely love this song - Foo Fighters and Dave in particular are just genius and I don't know what modern music would look like without their music.

"Learn to fly" is a favorite because of a personal connection I feel to the lyrics. Choosing favorites from foo fighter songs just doesn't feel right though. Anyone agree?

Laugh out loud, what the heck is Best Of You doing ahead of this legendary Foo Fighters song!? This is one of their signature hits, and Monkey Wrench and plenty others should be ahead of Best Of You too. Best Of You is very repetitive and at times annoying.

Best song ever made by Foo Fighters in my opinion!
It's a a shame that it is only ranked #4 here.

The song is really catchy and it stuck in my head!

So vote for this song so people get it!

5 My Hero

"Are you thinking what I'm thinking? " "Aim for the bushes" greatest song ever written. It just goes to show that heroes don't have to be sport stars or movie stars but ordinary people. Makes me very emotional when I hear this song. It is utterly absurd that this song is so low because it is simply delectable.

This song is better than Everlong for this main purpose, while Dave Grohl never explained the songs deeper meaning, he did for My Hero. My Hero does not talk about Kurt Cobain but the heroes we see in our everyday life (not superheroes or sports heroes) but random people ( good friends, family, anyone! )

Very perfect. Though I kinda hate how it's such a teen movie thing, when I first heard it, it sounded awesome. As if it were dedicated to real heroes, army veterans, firefighters etc. Then I found it was used in a crapload of teen movies. But it really is the best song by foo.

Just the drums in the song themselves could put this somg in the top spot, and I think the drums plus Dave Grohl's vocals in 'My Hero' make it the best song I have heard by the Foo Fighters yet; along with that 'My Hero' is one of the best songs I have ever heard in general.

6 Walk

From the newer album "Wasting Light", "Walk" is yet another meaningful song with not too much hardcore to cover up the meaning. It starts off melodic and perfect then turns more rock but not too much. The Foo Fighters outdid themselves with this song becoming my personal favorite of "Wasting Light"

Best ever Foos song? Now that is a tough question! They're a superb band, incredible musicians, but for me this song is just the ultimate. The gentle guitar intro, building up to the full on thrasing of drums and guitar, and the Grohl growl. Massive Foos fan, but Wasting Light is my favourite album of all.

This song is 4 minutes and 18 seconds of pure heaven. It has the greatest vocals and beat that I have ever heard by THE Foo Fighters. It is so up beat, I just love it for when you're feeling hyper and excited! LONG LIVE Foo Fighters!

First foo fighter song for me..
And well, definitely the best.
I checked out the whole list and still feel this should be up the order. Definitely better than Everlong and Best of you.

7 Monkey Wrench

Everlong and Monkey Wrench are easily the top 2 songs by Foo Fighters. This album really showed the development of Dave Grohl as an artist after gaining the confidence from the confidence and success of the first album, which sounded (and I don't mean this as an insult) a little like Nirvana-Lite.

One last thing before I quit I never wanted anymore than I could fit into my head I still remember every single word you said and all the (bleep) that somehow came along with it still there's one thing that comforts me since I was always caged and now I'm FREE!

This song just rocks.

Please get this awesome foos song ranked higher than wheels. Wheels is a completely overrated mainstream piece of crap. Yes, it is catchy and I enjoy listening to it, but it is absolutely nothing compared to this classic.

How is this not top of the list? This is definitely the best Foo Fighters song, when everyone thinks Foo Fighters, Monkey Wrench always comes to mind first. VOTE!

8 All My Life

The Foo Fighters are incomplete without All My Life. It perfectly merges the quiet verse into loud chorus formula that they do so well, the riff is catchy, and it's explosive and begging to be chanted by tens-of-thousand strong crowds! Need I say more?

Incredible song! So catchy and I love the vocal range. Always gives me the chills when Dave takes his voice way down low, then starts screaming. The guitar that kicks in at one point is amazing. LISTEN TO IT!

Amazing song by an unique Band!
Awesome to play on guitar.
All my Life

The Preserve is probably the best part.

Simply awesome, I love all Foo Fighters song, but this song is different, this song is FANTASTIC! The guitar, the drums, the vocals.

9 Times Like These

This defines the foo fighters. It should be way higher than wheels. Monkey wrench and walk should be higher. Everlong is good, but overrated. This or the pretender should be number 1. Otherwise, this is a good list.

I love this song it always brings a smile to my face when am sad or when am happy.
The Foo Fighters have a great collection of songs they are probably the best band live right now love them.

Nice, soft song from the Foo's, easily to remember because of the great lyrics. Aurora deserves a lot more recognition though, it's as good as this if not better.

Foo Fighters are the best rock band out there today. The intensity of Dave's singing and playing is insane. Times Like These should be in the top 5 here. Killer song!

10 Rope

The delay at the beginning is awesome! The combined vocals between the Taylor and Dave makes this song number 1 for sure. The solo is awesome too! New Single and the best song of the band rate this please.

I love this song in my opinion the best song off the new album, From the Reverb on the on the guitar at the beginning all the way up until the drum solo near the end. Love playing along to this song, Great bass line great riffs and awesome drumming

Rope is the best rock song in the past 10 years. I am concerned that a lot of recent Foo music has Grohl snarling and yelling. Would prefer a bit more melody and less Metallica.

The chorus is stuck in my head for days after hearing it once, the main riff is intense and its such an original song... So unique. Can't believe it doesn't have more votes!

The Contenders
11 Big Me

Originally recorded entirely by dave growl! He played every damn instrument on it! How is it not higher! Also big shout out to the foo fighters videos, which are hilarious

Big me was the very first song I heard from Foo Fighters. Loved it from day 1 and the video is super funny... Foo Fighters style.

I don't think this song I very good at all. I don't understand why so many people like it.

This is the foos first big hit and it's top ten on every other list. I'm not a huge fan but am suprised to see it this low

12 Long Road to Ruin

This is my favorite Foo Fighters song. Listening to it makes me feel like being someplace else, someplace magical. I always picture a beautiful scenery: an actual paved road, old and dusty, above it the night sky. There is no civilisation around so the only light comes from millions of sparkling stars and a couple of old-fashioned street lights lining the road. Wide and endless fields strech for miles on it's right and left-hand side. A single giant willow tree growing in one of the fields breaks the uniformity of the land. Underneath this tree I imagine me and my sweetheart parking our car and making love between the wheat ears with the stars looking down on us.
The reason why I'm sharing this probably pretty boring 'fantasy' is that I think every great song should have the ability to project wonderful images and/or ideas into your head which inspire you and make you realize once again what an amazing thing life is.
I wish all you Foo Fighters fans a nice day

Very deep lyrics, an actual song that has meaning and sounds amazing. Definitely one of their better songs!

Just learn the lyrics. They are so meaningful, and the melody so great. Listen to it over and over, and you will understand why it's the best

This should be in the top ten at least. One of their best songs, in my opinion. "Running through hell, heaven can wait"

13 Bridge Burning

The opening to the song is amazing! It could be used for a basketball hype video! The album this comes off is probably the best of their albums yet!

Everything about this song is epic. It has fantastic build and a great pay-off. This should be top ten, it beats half the songs on there anyways.

All my life and times like these are grohls worst songs. They are too repetitive and poorly written. He was also in a stage when he didn't know when to end a song. No way it's better than this

Really good song
Gotta listen
Makes me really enjoy life sometimes, it can bring you up from sad mode to wild.

14 I'll Stick Around

Great song... this was when Foo Fighters still had some Nirvana in them (Dave wrote this song while drumming for the grunge band) and when their music was a lot louder and rockier. I love wheels, this is a call, Monkey wrench and the pretender as well

Why isn't this song top 5? Its got an intense set of lyrics and on of the best guitar riffs far none.

I love this song and you hardly ever hear it. Love the lyrics and energy.

Very energetic and easy to relate to. Love it.

15 Aurora

This song is just perfect, it has a very powerful meaning, "I just kinda died for you, you just kinda stared at me, we will always have the chance,
We can do this one more time" it is so perfect... The guitar is so calm and relaxing and in the chorus is full of power but is still calm... By far my favourite song, and I have heard all of their albums including Wasting Light... This song is epic

I'm just shocked how this isn't the top. I didn't know this song existed until we saw them play it in NJ, and it was just beautiful. It wasn't as crazy and as loud as all my life and the pretender and such but I think this is underrated altogether. Only true Foo Fighters fans know this song

Known to be Dave Grohl's favourite song and Is one of my favourite but foo fighters are my favourite band so it was hard to pick. It's a good unpopular song and maybe that's why he likes it?

This is one song I can listen to again and again!
Even dave grohl said it is one of his favorite song because it was the first song that he felt all the pieces fit perfectly together.

16 Wheels

Their Greatest Hits album was the first I bought. At the time I was about 12, so to successfully buy my first CD by myself was special... Little did I know that they were to become my favorite band of all time and this song to stay with me until even today. The intro excites me beyond belief. The lyrics speak to me more then any other song they have, hell maybe, it speaks to me more than any song I've heard. I am so glad they were my first album!

BEST SONG EVER! And I'm not talking strictly about this being the best Foo Fighters Song, this is hand down the best song ever written, recorded and performed. The guitar riffs are so elegant and powerful, the bass is a masterpiece and the drums are incredible! I love this song, the Foo's love this song and I guarantee you the world loves this song.

Dave grohl and the foo really outdid themselves on this song. The guitar riffs, the chorus, everything is amazing. My favorite quote from the song, "and everyone I'd loved before, flashed before my eyes. And nothing mattered anymore, I looked into the sky. "

This song is just the best. The chorus is amazing. But my favorite part is: "Well I wanted something better man, I wished for something new. And I wanted something beutiful, I wished for something true. " If you just listen to it you'll vote for it!

17 Let It Die

This song was introduced to me by my best friend and fellow rock fan. At first I thought it's average but after listening to it a couple times made me change my thoughts Best song needs to be number 1. Must be listened a couple of times to really know how good this song is

Should have been released as a single and is 100% there best song. I demaned that you all go and listen too it now and why does this not count as a good enough comment yet. Let me post this now for the love of god

This is my favorite Foo Fighters songs, hands down. It takes the breath away and leaves you flying on wings. It is underrated very much.

Kicks into an entirely different gear and then up into another, makes you want to close your eyes and tune everything else out. Masterful

18 This is a Call

I concur. This song is ridiculously low on this list! Rocking song! One of my favourites from that era and easily in my top 10 Foo's songs.

Absolute joke that this isn't higher. The Original foo song! Great to mosh to!
The first single! Should be at least top 15. Come on guys

This is like the best song and its not even on the top100! It's their first single! Come on!

Everlong and The Pretender are great songs but they are overrated. This is my #1 should be in top 10

19 These Days

Dave Grohl is one of the most genuine musicians ever, and he is so transparent in every one of the Foo's songs. Yet in These Days, his emotion translates into the music more than in any other song of theirs. The pause before "EASY FOR YOU TO SAY" sends chills down my spine every listen of this masterpiece. Easily the most underrated song in their catalog.

Agreed with the others. This song is so electrifying and moving. I got here from searching "foo fighters these days best song". I love all of these other Foo Fighters songs but this song accomplishes few songs ever do... simplicity, emotion, strength, and vulnerability all in one song. Super simple, yet complex. I can't stop listening to this song.

It got me chills when I heard it for the first time, and I know exactly why. its about people who are sure of themselves about not getting hurt, I was like that, after I heard it I got chills because I was then afraid
I'm not a word person, can't describe my feelings in word but... someone should get what I mean

This is so dumb! This is the best song Dave has written, even Taylor said so! This song can be whatever you want it to be about! I've listened to this song, countless times. Should be at least in the top 5.

20 Breakout

I can't believe that this song is so low. I never realized how good the Foo Fighters were until I heared this song. I sung this song in front of my friends and them they got into the Foo Fighters. I like it when they scream out breakout. another thing I can't beileve is This Is A Call is so low to. It is a very great song to, but Breakout is barely better

Best song by Foo Fighters
Great guitar riffs
Should be number 1!
Why is wheels number 5? That was terrible
Old stuff is better then the new stuff, move breakout to number 1

This was my first Foo Fighters song, this is what pulled me into loving them so much. This song deserves to be much higher.

Awesome song should be much higher. Ace music video and great part of the after dave screams breakout

21 Stacked Actors

This song should easily be in the top 20 at least, it's one of their best songs live, always boasting a minimum of a seven minute time slot combined with drum and guitar jams during the bridge. Plus that bass line is so catchy how can this possibly be so low?

I think this is a really good song. It's so much different from any other song that the Foo Fighters have released. It has metal roots in it, and really hard rock riffs. Just a really good song.

This is in every single top 10 Foo Fighters song chart exept this!

One of my favorites by the foo fighters! kinda different than the others

22 Arlandria

Why isn't this song higher on the list!? I'm a long time foo fighters fan and this tops almost every song in the top ten list! Dave's vocals along with his amazing song writing skills are complimented greatly with beautiful music in his should-be hit.

Amazing song! Definitely a top 10 candidate with its catchy tune, inspiring lyrics and epic drum solo! Best song off Wasting Light and sure to become a favourite for years to come.

Great music with a very simple rhythm section (yet effective. )Probably doesn't receive enough credit for a really good song!

EPIC song. Best song off Wasting Light and sure to become a favourite for years to come.

23 DOA

Foo has so many amazing songs...but I am blown away that DOA is never listed as one of their best! It's been one of my favorites since the first time I heard it!

Can't believe this isn't in the top 10, it somehow always seems to get overlooked for some reason. Probably the best riff of any foo's track

My favourite Foo Fighters song, underrated and brilliant rock song from a great album. Excellent vocals, guitar, everything

Most underrated song. Not many people have heard of it that's why its down here. It should be in top 10

24 Something from Nothing

Best Foo Fighters song!
Makes you headbang hard, Dave proves he's a great singer, The change between calm and aggressive through the song makes it one of the best if not the best Foo Fighters song.

This is my favorite. Love the screams. And Drums. And the vocals. And everything.
Its from sonic highways, too recent. Please check this out. Again Love the vocals

Dark and melodic. Sonic Highways has some fantastic lyrics from Grohl, arguably some of the best.

Starts off pretty quiet and just gets louder and rockier throughout the song. Awesome!

25 Hey, Johnny Park!

This is my all time favorite Foo Fighters song. The intro, the vocals, everything just fits perfectly. I'm not gonna argue that it should be in the top ten because it is my opinion, not yours. My opinion is that this song kicks nearly every song's ass on this list. It is called "Hey Johnny Park! " because Dave's best friend as a kid was a kid named Johnny Park, and he thought that if he named a song after him, that he would call.

Definitely my favorite Foo's song! I love all of their albums but this album and this song specifically just blow me away> From the soft beautiful verses to that powerful chorus with Dave's signature scream, super underrated and amazing song! If you haven't heard it, check it out!

Taylor Hawkins' first live song with the band - still as good as it always has been! The drums at the beginning are incredible and with the riffs it just works!

Great, great song. It has been one of my favorites since I first bought The Colour and the Shape.

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