Top 10 Best Matchbox 20 (Twenty) Songs

The Top Ten
1 Unwell

The best song. At first, I didn't know who sang it until I searched it. 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 number one. Great instrumentals. Love the chorus most of all. One of my favorite songs.

I was going through Spotify and found this song. I 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 Push

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

Truly a 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 you. Sometimes you just have enough. Everyone reaches a breaking point.

This is one of my favorite songs. Sometimes 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!

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 this song, they put a clock counting from 2:55 till 3 AM, 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 always stick with you. It's truly inspiring and one of the best songs I have ever heard.

4 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 gives me chills. I love their music, and Rob is great at writing songs everyday 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.

5 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 holds the number one spot in my heart.

I could listen to it on repeat forever.

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

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

6 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 because it is! Car crashes, fast wind, wallet stealing. Can't get enough.

This was their only number one hit on the Billboard Hot 100. It should be higher.

7 How Far We've Come

This song is amazing. It is simply the best song I have ever heard and 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 of this song. Seriously, it is stunning and should be number one, no question about it.

8 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 lets go.

This is my favorite Matchbox 20 song. I know all of their first three CDs 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.

9 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, Rob Thomas's performance is simply the bomb!

"I wonder what it's like to be a superhero." 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.

10 She's So Mean

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

Awesome song with an awesome beat, awesome girl, awesome theme, awesome everything.

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

The Contenders
11 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 every day!

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.

12 Last Beautiful Girl

I loved this song! It should be higher on the list!

13 Cold
14 Disease

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

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

15 Kody

Most underrated 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...

16 Hand Me Down

This is simply a brilliant song. 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 Matchbox 20 song of all time. My personal favorite.

Probably the most beautiful song ever!

17 All I Need
18 Queen of New York City
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 beautiful 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 Mad Season

Lyrically, this is wonderful. The accompanying instruments make 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.

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

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

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

22 All Your Reasons
23 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 wells up from deep within.

It reminds me a little of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is." Just like it, this song withstands the test of time, and had it not been for the lack of airplay, it could have had the same success as "Unwell" and "Bright Lights."

I've listened to Matchbox Twenty since I was a little kid, and I have bought and listened to every one of their songs (and Rob's solo albums too). Therefore, I have many songs that ring true for me.

However, the way this one hits me with the message, the choir, everything blended together, I can't help but tear up when hearing it!

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25 Girl Like That
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