Top 10 Best Matchbox 20 (Twenty) Songs

The Top Ten
1 Unwell

Just saying this to respond to the comment with 5 likes that I'm sorry but not only matchbox twenty can put a banjo on a song and get a top five hit the Beatles, eagles and lynyrd skynyrd did it. Also this is not their best song it's just there biggest hit probably their best song is most likely real world or something else from yourself or someone like you

The best song at first didn't know who sang it until I searched it hehe I love matchbox 20 I wish they could go to the Philippines and have a world tour. Many of us in the Philippines still love matchbox 20.

No doubt that this is #1, great instrumentals, love the chorus most of all, one of my favorite songs, was going through Spotify and found this song, haven't played it in years, I just love this song.

This is THE song you think of when you hear Matchbox 20. I love the way they use different instruments in their songs, like the banjo in this one.

2 If You're Gone

Love this part:

"I bet you're hard to get over, I bet the room just won't shine, I bet my hands I can stay here, I bet you need more than you mind... "

I cried the first time I heard this. It still makes me get chills. I love their music and Rob is great at writing songs every day people can relate to! I feel like he could write the music of my life! Wait he already has!

My favorite Matchbox 20 song ever. The softer style of this song suits them, but the way Rob still inflects power in some of the lyrics is stunning.

This is such a great song. It really makes you think. The video is good too. It makes you think about life.

This song is just awesome, and it really makes you think. Well it makes me think.

3 3AM

This is such a good song. I like the way it starts out. I saw them in concert a couple of months ago and right before they played tis song they put clock counting from 2:55 till 3am and then they started playing it. Matchbox 20 has become my favorite band even though I'm only 14. You can't even compare them to one direction.

This is the best Matchbox 20 song hands down. I listen to this song over and over again and it is just beautifully written and has such an incredible story behind it. It is the best. I never understood this song but once you really listen to it, it will alwats stick with you. Its truly inspiring and one of the best sonngs I have ever heard.

My favorite song just period. The song is so deep and so broad in terms of meaning. The lyrics, the guitar, the beat always get me. It's a masterpiece, it deserves to be up there in Rock Legends of all time.

This is my favorite matchbox 20 song ever! The lyrics are really good!

4 How Far We've Come

This song is amazing. It is simply the best song I have ever heard. It is easily the best of Matchbox Twenty's songs- this song has amazing lyrics, an amazing tune, and it's just stunning. Even though it's pretty high up on the list, I still can't believe that this is anything less than number one. It is such an upbeat and inspiring song, and the first time I heard it, I couldn't decide whether I should cry, scream, or laugh. I know it may seem like this comment might be too long or maybe "overly exaggerated", but this doesn't even begin to express the greatness if this song. Seriously. It is stunning and should be number one, no question about it.

Just like unwell, How Far We've Come is one of those matchbox twenty songs that doesn't quite sound like their normal sound. When Matchbox Twenty expands on their normal sound, we get great songs like this. Plus, the lyrics send a real message about American society.

This song alone has gotten me through a lot. It's points out the obvious fact of how faulty and fake everything is, and just says who cares "LET'S SEE HOW FAR WE'VE COME! "

It just too catchy. Unwell is almost at this ones level, but I actually like this one a lot more!

5 Back 2 Good

"It's such a beautiful, emotional song. The music, the lyrics, and the way it's sung all together make this one of those songs that grabs you and never ever lets go."

This is my favorite matchbox 20 song... I know all of their first 3 cd's like the back of my hand and this is my clear favorite.

True lyrics and so much great emotion! This entire album is brilliant but this song gets me every time.

Simply beautiful! The lyrics make your laugh and feel like crying because it's so real!

6 Push

It's a hard tie personally between this and "If You're Gone" since I grew up with them, but I remember actually being on the verge of tears to this song at how much I could relate and how much emotion Rob Thomas put into this. Truly stellar song.

I grew up learning that you can only take so much. That is what this song says to me. Sometimes you want to push someone around because of how much they take advantage of U.Sometimes you just have enough. Everyone reaches a breaking point.

This is one of my favorate songs. Some times I just hit the repeat button and listen to it over and over again. It is one of those songs that makes you zone out and really makes you think. Can't wait to see them in concert!

I am listening to this now! The acoustic version is beautiful! It will make you cry! I got it years ago as an import from an album shop. The guy use to order me all the singles! Sadly they were all stolen :(

The words cut deep!

7 Bent

Besides "Unwell" this is my other go to pick me up song. The two of them spoke to me on a personal level and they still do. So when I need a pick me up it's always MB20 and Unwell or Bent.

I think this song is awesome, simply cause it is! Car crashes, fast wind, wallet stealing, Can't get enough...

This was their only number 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, should be higher.

The guitar intro followed by the chorus is just plain amazing.

8 Bright Lights

Matchbox 20 has always been my favorite band since I was little. This was the first music my dad would play for me in the car when driving me to school. I love every song on this list, but Bright Lights is the No. 1 spot in my heart. I could listen to it on repeat forever.

Best Matchbox 20 song. Was at a Rob Thomas concert recently and he said it is probably his favorite. The arrangement is pure genius and Thomas' lyrics are strong as usual.

This song is so emotionally provoking, I want to laugh and cry and hug someone all at the same time-so relatable. I also love when he says "God sakes turn around! "

This has been my favorite MB20 song for so long. It's both heart breaking and uplifting, has from piano ballad to kickass guitar solo and is so well made! I love it!

9 She's So Mean

It's impossible to listen to this song without smiling. It's just amazing and has a great beat and the vocals are fantastic.

Awesome song with awesome beat with awesome girl with awesome theme with awesome anything...

I love this song so much! It puts me in a great mood. & it brings back lots of good memories.. Great song!

Best song of matchbox twenty. Catchy lines and cool beats. Video is really fab... Push dis song on no. 3

10 Long Day

I'm such a huge matchbox twenty fan I know every single one of their songs by heart but this one is definitely my favorite. It's just the emotion in his voice and the music that really can make you smile and laugh out loud. I just love this song so much and I listen to it everyday!

When I'm in the car, I put on a full matchbox 20 playlist and just listen to it over and over again. Matchbox 20 is the best and this song is definitely one of my favorites.

I literally LOVE every song that MB20 releases or sings live, but "Long Day" just strikes a chord in me.

If I could choose one song to listen to on a long road trip, it would be this one. Classic.

The Contenders
11 Real World

I've always loved the feel of this song, it really sets the pace for the "Yourself Or Someone Like You" Album! Plus just like the rest of their songs, Rt's performance is simply THE BOMB!

"I wonder what it's like to be a super hero" with this song matchbox 20 is a group of heroes.

First song I heard by Matchbox 20 and the best after How Far We've Come.

Not even top 10?! Preposterous! The song hooks you in the second that intro riff starts

12 Kody

Most under-rated song I have heard. Obsessed with this song!

Happy and sad at the same time. I just can't stop listening to it.

Please hand me the bottle - I think I'm lonely now...

13 Disease

Catchy defines. Really great song. Actually, the whole album is amazing, the vocals are amazing and so does the guitar.

Guys, Mick Jagger wrote it and it was performed to perfection.

14 Hand Me Down

This is simply a brilliant song. Only that I first knew Unwell which is equally good and resonated with what I was going through in my youthful years

Great Song! Definitely the most underrated Machbox 20 song of all-time! My personal favorite

Probably the most beautiful song ever!

This is a good song

15 Last Beautiful Girl

I loved this song! Should be higher on the list!

16 Overjoyed

I really like this song. It's not on the radio too often. But I have it on my playlist. I saw the video. I saw matchbox 20 live in concert two weeks ago. They didn't play this song. It's still a very good song.

The song with the sweetest, the best meaningts and lyrics, and I can't get it out of my head. Heard it on radio and this proves that they can come back after five and years and still rock out.

I love this song! I just have so many memories attached to this song! Plus, this song leaves you longing for a lover like Rob..

"I cannot overstate it,
I will be overjoyed! "

By far the MOST beautiful song they have ever written, speaks to my soul.

17 All Your Reasons
18 Downfall

I could make an argument for just about any song on this list. For me though Downfall is my all-time favorite. I hear so many influences in the music and love the arrangements. When the backup choir kicks in a whole range of emotions just well up from deep within, it reminds me a little of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" and just like it this song I believe withstands the test of time and had it not been for the lack of airplay could have had the same success as Unwell & Bright Lights.

I've listened to Matchbox Twenty since I was a little kid, and I have bought and listened to each and every one of their songs (and Rt's solo albums too). Therefore I have so many that ring true for me, but the way this one hits me with the message, the choir, everything blended together, I can't help but tear up when hearing it!

I play this a lot when I'm on the road and sing along loud. One of their best. Shame it didn't reach higher on the charts and got better airplay.

19 These Hard Times

This song really shows how this world can be so mean and it helps a lot with that. All we need is some relief and this song brings it.

This song should be first on the list... Such a beutiful and relaxing song... The first song of matchbox twenty I've heard..!

Top of the list track and all time favorite track please keep voting

20 Crutch
21 Mad Season

Lyrically, this is wonderful. The accompanying instruments makes this song feel like it can go along with those times whenever we were unsure about our direction in life.

I thought this one was the best...

I adore the chorus part of this song and the lyrics are great too

22 Argue
23 The Difference

Can't believe nobody thought of this song amongst mbt's best... It's simply beautiful... No other way to say it. Give it a try and I guarantee you'll put it on repeat in your playlist.

Beautiful song and hidden gem to close a spectacular cd.

24 Girl Like That
25 Soul

How is this song not on the Top 10? This is BY FAR one of the best songs Matchbox has!

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