Top 10 Best Lana Del Rey Songs
While "Summertime Sadness" is one of Lana's greatest hits, you can probably thank its mainstream radio popularity in 2012 and 2013 for its success on this list. It pales in comparison to "Born to Die," which expresses love in a way that isn't even borderline cheesy (like "Video Games" or "Blue Jeans") but, however bleak and existential it may seem, prioritizes the true virtues of love. "Born to Die", besides being the album's titular track, symbolizes the entire album and, in a way, Lana's musical legacy.
Of all her songs, this one I love the most. I love the way she sings it. I'm so addicted, and this track I bet is the best track she ever has. She's not my idol, but she sways this song heartfully, and I'm proud of it. And what I love the most is when she says, "Why? Who me? Why?", and that line is so catchy and is connected to when she says, "We were born to die." Heart-warming song. Thanks, Lana Del Rey.
This is such a wonderful song. I'm addicted to it. Its music video is awesome too. The lyrics are great too. I love Lana Del Rey and her music. She's a true artist, and this song is a true masterpiece filled with deep emotions that will take your breath away.
I don't like her myself. Her vocals are way too inert for me. But here it showed up to be a win combination. Simple, yet effective, immediately from the first verse it's obvious she managed to create a masterpiece that is not easy to outdo. Nothing even similar from her...
There is a certain something about this song. It exudes a sense of mystery, and still, when I close my eyes, I somehow feel happy. I imagine the ginger sky, the kind of day that makes you feel you are free. This song is my cure.
Very unique style, this song won't be another everyday type of song most people listen to, but it's guaranteed about its fineness. Can't get enough of it. You can practically feel the bohemian vibe igniting in every melody.
This remains as Lana Del Rey's most timeless and classic song. It may not be her most renowned or popular, but the beautiful minimalist and cinematic production, wayward lyrics, and her elegant, sultry vocals make this song so dreamy and wonderful. The song is best on a warm summer day, with the windows down in the car, blasting over the speakers as she sings "I just ride" repeatedly. The song is gravelly in sound and iconic in imagery. It reminds me of a true American song, about being young, wild, and free. The video is 10 minutes long and adds so much to the song. A must for anybody getting into Lana's music.
This is my favorite song ever! I've never heard a better song in my opinion. I love the meaning and how Lana wrote the lyrics from her heart and how she shares what she thinks of beauty and true freedom. It makes me feel comforted. She mixed a story, awesome beat, and her personality all into one to create a true piece of artwork along with the rest of her music! I love it!
I don't know what is so damn dramatic about this song, but every time she says 'it's you,' I just start crying, even if I am in a good mood actually. The red-dressed woman in the video clip always reminds me of my ex whom I loved the best and who didn't care. And they don't even look alike. Maybe it's just me, but that song is definitely my favorite song of all times. I usually get my inspiration from its video clip. Maybe I'm insane...
The lyrics mean so much. The first verse talks about how he wanted both her and his video games, with the chorus saying she resents that and that she wants him to love her entirely, not split in half. Then the second verse explains about before she met him, and then when they were dating. It's a narrative.
This song is beautiful. From an interview, she talks about how she used to watch her crush play video games, which you don't see too often in other songs. It's refreshing, haunting, and gives you the chills. It's my favorite song from her. I give all votes to this.
This song is where my love for Lana Del Rey started. The beautiful lyrics, how she wraps her beautiful voice around those lyrics and translates them into purpose and meaning that no other artist could do. She has her quirky and unusual songs, but this one is so unique. It's sad that it's often grouped together with her other songs because it's on a whole other level. What more could you want than a beautiful woman with a beautiful voice singing a beautiful song?
It's such a gorgeous way of expressing someone's insecurity about the way the world views them, and whether the person they care the most about in the entire world can really love them once all the shallow and superficial things that were first attractive have faded away. This song really speaks to me and others who are insecure about being able to be loved and puts such an interesting spin because it shows that even those people who seem to have everything going for them can often feel truly worthless when it comes to things that matter.
Seriously my favorite song. The two verses are just so full of sentiment and emotion, and the choruses are so dreamy and ethereal with beautiful lyrics. My favorite part is the fast-paced bridge that builds you up and builds you up to the final powerhouse chorus with your blood pumping and heart racing.
"When you walked out the door
A piece of me died
Told you I wanted more
That's not what I had in mind
Just wanted it like before
We were dancing all night
Then they took you away
Stole you out of my life."
I absolutely LOVE this song! The beat, the lyrics, the emotion, all with a great singer to begin with! Lana is such an inspiration.
Another Lana Del Rey song that I'm addicted to. It is musically beautiful, and the lyrics tell a story and the song is full of emotions that Lana expresses with her beautiful voice. Truly amazing. All her songs are filled with deep emotions that touch you.
Such a damn cool song. I didn't really listen to Lana much until I heard this song. I couldn't decide between this, "Ultraviolence," and "Diet Mountain Dew," but this is probably my favourite.
It's a really dark song. If you listen to the lyrics, it's about a young girl who's with an obviously older man because he's got money, and she's fooled herself into thinking she loves him. They're both probably involved in some crime and gambling, and her life completely depends on him.
"My old man is a thief and I'm gonna stay and pray with him till the end."
"I'm not afraid to say that I'd die without him."
If you haven't read or really listened to the lyrics, you should.
This song also has a very different sound but is amazing nonetheless. Totally original. I heard someone who described Lana's music perfectly. It's "like being injected with dark waves and purple and gold dust." Her vocal range in it is amazing, too. I couldn't even put a genre on the song. It's part pop and definitely something else, almost something old-fashioned.
It's probably my favourite song right now.
Honestly, I could vote for any one of her songs. They are all amazing. But I decided on this one because it kept calling me back. The tempo change, the way it goes from a steady verse to a dreamy chorus and back again, is like time freezes and you're just trapped by her voice, but you never want to get free from it. Reality ceases to exist. It sounds cliché, but I really could listen to this song on repeat, even after already hearing it hundreds of times. "Ultraviolence" is her magnum opus, and this is her crown jewel. It may not be her biggest song commercially, but it is quintessential Lana. She does a perfect job of capturing the feel of the West Coast, literally. My favorite Lana song, and one of the best songs of all time.
This song should be ranked a little higher. It's so sexy and addictive. It's as if you're sitting on a private beach with her, and as every wave hits the shore, Lana whispers in your ear. The instruments are amazing. I also seriously adore her voice in the chorus. I actually like her voice through the entire song. Love you, Lana, and this song.
Well, if we listen carefully, we can understand the story of her love life in every song of hers. Because she mentioned that she's singing only for one man in reality. But Dark Paradise is somehow a little bit different. It's so much easier to see the pain, hope, loyalty, and desperation. It's one of the bravest lyrics. She just explains that complicated situation she's been going through so obviously, and that's the reason this song haunts me.
This song is actually so beautiful. It should be number one. Seriously, though, this is my favorite. I mean, oh my god, her voice is stunning and full of such passion. LOVE HER - so obsessed with Lana!
This is my favorite song of Lana's, and it deserves the number 1 spot. Listening to this song makes me imagine things, like she was singing this song at a masquerade ball. It would be awesome. I really love the song with its emotions and lyrics.
This is the most beautiful song ever! If you haven't heard it, you've missed a lot! The lyrics are amazing, and the song is absolutely perfect! I am in love with this song! Listen to it! I love Lana for this song! Thanks to an amazing singer for an amazing song.
One of her best - this song reflects meaning and purpose within her. It gives reasoning to her success while outlining her morals and perspective on Hollywood life, and does it more beautifully than any other song I've heard. Deserves at least #3.
This needs to be moved up. Summertime Sadness is good, but not even close to her best songs. You guys really need to listen to her leaked stuff. The tops on this list don't even come close.
This song is just peppy and wonderful. Love it. The song is a perfect inspiration for art, other lyrics, and much more. "Money is the anthem of success." Very true, Lana. Thank you for making this song. Kiss kiss.
This has always been my favorite LDR song, and I have heard many outside of her album Born to Die. This one has always left a mark. It is one of those songs you'll turn your volume up all the way to, so you can hear all the detail. Her voice is so unique and perfect - absolutely stunning! Lana Del Rey honestly has a talent beyond compare. This song has always been, and will always be my number one, so let's make it everyone else's! Lana Del Rey for life!
National Anthem is the epitome of what Lana Del Rey is. It's retro, romantic, and depressing all at the same time. The fact that it's as low as it is on this list is absurd! It definitely deserves a higher ranking than 43rd.
Great song, very good. I think that she should be more popular than she is, and I'm sure that she will get very popular due to this album, and I reckon that she will make lots of more great albums!
I absolutely love this song! It is one of my favorite songs ever! It is so emotive and basically just all-around an amazing song! This should most definitely be number one! It is definitely my most favorite Lana Del Rey song! It really gives you an insight into her past and her involvement with drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. MAKE THIS SONG NUMBER ONE!
I love this song! She puts so much emotion into it, and the vocals are really good! She really delves into her past and experiences with alcohol, especially. She sings it with such grace and class. I love it! I honestly think this song should be number one!
This song just takes you to another place, captures your soul, makes your eyes tear up, and fills you up with happiness and love.
She only gets better and better with every album! This song might be one of her best yet.
One of her best songs. And the lyrics are so powerful!
"We were two kids, just tryin' to get out,
Lived on the dark side of the American dream.
We would dance all night, play our music loud,
When we grew up, nothing was what it seemed."
This song perfectly describes how I feel much of the time.
It's heartbreaking and beautiful. She has a number of great songs, but there is always one song that reflects the artist as a whole. This is that song. Dark American Heartbreak Love Ballad - ahh.
Great song, but I don't know why it was put at number 10. It should at least be in the top five, or even number 1 - great song!
This is definitely one of Lana's best songs, along with Video Games and Shades of Cool. To me, it just means so much. In its simplicity, it resonates a lot more than if it were a lot more complex. The dichotomy between the chorus and the verses is really entertaining, and really quite emotional ("I say, I say"), and the last minute of the song always gives me goosebumps.
I understand why Summertime Sadness is number one because that is the most popular song by her, but this is a hidden gem that needs to be listened to by all Lana fans.
This song is just so powerful. In the end, we can hear a man's voice similar to Lou Reed's, which means a lot because Brooklyn Baby was set to be a feature with him, but he died the day he was supposed to record it.
Love the atmosphere of the song, the only female artist capable of singing about her nether regions and still sound fabulous.
The way her voice climbs to hit your soul at the end of the song is amazing. Nothing else to say.
Cola is absolutely amazing, one of Lana Del Rey's BEST songs ever! If you haven't listened to this, then do it now!
At first, I didn't think much of it, then I realized the chorus kept playing in my head for months! Really, really addictive.
I just fell in love with her after listening to this song. Do I need to say more?
A simple, yet dark and beautiful song.
This song is the most beautiful. It honestly makes me think of all those memories where you're drunk and so carefree but having fun. It also reminds me of the memories where you're sitting at the beach, lying in the sand at sunset, just listening to the waves.
Oh my god, this song, I'm still not sure which one is my absolute favorite, but I was so surprised American wasn't in the top five at least. Her voice here is amazing, the way she says "like a child" is just so captivating. It's unlike anything I've heard before.
This used to be my favorite song, and I miss listening to it all the time. It would hit me hard. I used to listen to it on the bus all the time and just watch everything go past me. Beautiful song - I will be listening to it more often.
To this day, I have no idea why this was only a bonus song, practically swept under the rug. This is her most focused, beautiful, and nostalgic-feeling song I've heard, and none of her other songs really suit her image better than this one.
Heard this song 2 days ago, and I'm obsessed. The way she sings makes me melt. Her voice in this number is really something special. Not sure if it'll be out longer since it's one of the few that got leaked this week.
Shades of Cool never fails to make me happy. This song, on the other hand, fails to make me hate it. I just love it so much.
This is my #1. Somehow, this song doesn't get old. It is the only Lana Del Rey song I can listen to non-stop and still miss it. I love this song, and it's been a few years since I heard it, still love it like the first time I heard it. I doubt many people know this song because it's HEAT, and should be #1.
This song means so much to me. The lyrics are so beautiful. The topic is quite different compared to a lot of Lana's songs, but I absolutely love it. It's uplifting but still has an overall melancholic atmosphere. Absolutely stunning song.
Her voice in this song is so captivating! The lyrics are wonderful, and along with the music, they make the most beautiful combination. This song should definitely be in the top ten, if not higher.
Lana's cover for this classical song is dreamy and haunting in the very best ways. Always got chills whenever I listen to this song. Applause for Angelina Jolie for asking Lana to sing this cover for the "Maleficent" movie.
I love this song so much I could listen to it a million times. So much better than the original 1959 version. The music gives me chills, and her voice… wow. Magnificent. I would die for that sultry, seductive voice of hers.
I love this song so much. Very emotional, and I could listen to it every day (which I do).
This song is absolutely amazing. It is indescribable in terms of how different it sounds from any other song. The chorus makes one feel like they are flying and on top of the world, and it is so relaxing but entirely amazing at the same time. The bridge is perfectly placed, and the chaotic sense of it is an interesting change in the overall theme of the song.
That chorus itself is ANGELIC. The way her voice just swoops up to those delicious notes, the way the interval leap just HITS you in all the right places, EVERYTHING. The guitar solo, those lyrics, how the song just manages to create such an atmosphere, it's just all kinds of amazing. I live and breathe this song.
People, just listen to this song. It's awesome. The way she sung the song... It's spectacular. The drumbeat at the 4th minute is wow. Long live Lana. She should make songs like this at least two in an album. The video of this song is also dashing. She is incredible.
Ultraviolence is a piece of art. This song is so tranquil and relaxing, but the lyrics are so powerful. Nothing will ever compare to Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence. You can talk about her being just another indie girl, but she is so much more than that. See, Melanie Martinez romanticizes topics and makes depression and sadness look cool. Then, she takes that and makes it a nursery rhyme beat with strange baby reference lyrics. Halsey is just a Tumblr sad girl who hasn't really been through what she writes about. Most of her music is just for aesthetics. Billie is a talented singer, but she doesn't relate to me as much as Lana does, yet she is very talented. Lana is just the right type of artist for me. She doesn't romanticize her depression too much, but she talks about it enough to relate. And she doesn't have generic song lyrics, and lastly, she doesn't talk about what all the other artists do. Ultraviolence is the best album and will always be.
Lana herself has admitted that it's her favourite song from Ultraviolence, and she has reason. Being slowly built with heavy guitar and extremely long notes, this is Lana's song that will make you feel melancholic, and at the same time, it will leave you with a feeling of satisfaction.
One of her best-written/constructed songs. It escalates, gets you lost in the moment. Her haunting voice has never been so comforting.
You're young, you're wild, you're free. You dance in circles around me. You're crazy. You're crazy for me.
Are you kidding me!? 104!? This one is one of her best tracks. It transcends you to a whole other universe.
Easily a Top 10 track.