Top 10 Best OneRepublic Songs

The Top Ten
1 Secrets

Secrets is the best song I have ever heard in my life. The beginning of the song is just so breathtakingly beautiful. It's the most beautiful sound I've ever heard in a song. The lyrics are so deep and meaningful. You just have to love them. They're some of the best lyrics I've ever heard. And well, Ryan's voice is just amazing. This song got me into OneRepublic. As soon as I heard it, they became my favorite band, and this became one of my top three favorite songs. Then, a few months later, it did become my favorite song.

I love all of OneRepublic's songs, I truly do. They all have such meaningful lyrics, but this one is by far my favorite. And I've heard most of the songs on this list. You will not hear the end of my anger if Apologize ever surpasses Secrets on this list, even though I love Apologize as well. Secrets is the only OneRepublic song that can be number one on here. It's the best song on Waking Up, the best song of OneRepublic, the best song of 2009/2010, the best song of the 21st century, and the best song ever made. Okay, I'm done saying how much I love this song now.

2 Counting Stars

This song was ranked too low. It was impossible not to vote for it. Listen up: they wrote this song for you guys. It's all about lying in bed at night, wondering about the financial burdens of the next day and how to afford them. But when you die, you won't have to worry. There won't be a cost, and you will be safe. That's why the lyrics say, "everything that kills me makes me feel alive" and "no more counting dollars." Of course, for you, it might be counting euros, francs, pounds, or yen. More than that, the song is just plain awesome.

"Counting Stars" is a great song. I love it, and it's astonishingly catchy. Not only do I like it, but I also haven't met a single person who doesn't - not one. Whenever I hear people talking about music, the sentence "I LOVE that song!" is what always seems to follow. Even my pop-music-hating brother admits it's great. The song is so catchy that it gave me chills and mildly paralyzed me at first. It's a difficult song to hate.

I've heard most of OneRepublic's songs, but honestly, I consider this to be their best. It's much more pleasing to the ears. I don't know what it is about the other songs (maybe the falsetto?), but after listening to them several times, they become a chore to listen to. The band could definitely do much better than making songs that are merely listenable (if that's even a word).

3 Apologize

"I'm holding on your rope,
Got me ten feet off the ground,
And I'm hearing what you say,
But I just can't make a sound."

It's just pure genius.

This is certainly the best song by OneRepublic. I don't know why it's not number one. I won't comment about Secrets as I haven't heard it. But this song is so soothing and is certainly one of the best I've ever heard. I simply loved it. The lyrics are stunning, and no matter what I write about these guys, it would be insufficient.

This song doesn't just motivate you. It also lifts your spirit and helps shape you into the person you wish to become in the near future. Thank you so much, OneRepublic. You are my favorite band, and you have taught me that I can be who and what I want to be if I work hard enough to get there.

4 Good Life

I didn't have much attachment to OneRepublic songs until "Wherever I Go" caught my attention because of its lyrics. I was blown away and then became, "I want to listen to more of this group." The next song I listened to was "Good Life," and I was awestruck by the amazing lyrics again! It became my daily anthem. I'm not even kidding here. They turned me from a restless soul into a fangirl. As for the song "Apologize," I can't even express how great it is. OneRepublic is the best, and don't get me started on Ryan. Oh my dear heart, he's super talented. Mentally, I'm dating him.

This is my number one favorite song, ahead of any other song on the planet, and I listen to pretty much everything. This song is just amazing. It's also the perfect song to listen to while you're at the beach, the sun is shining, and the seagulls are flying as the waves lap. It is a magical song.

Love it. Easily their best song, with lyrics celebrating globe-trotting and fame as something many can only dream of. So enjoy it while it lasts, despite the nagging doubt that it may all just be a false illusion of a good life.

5 Stop and Stare

This song is a bit old, but it has not lost its awesome lyrics and music with a great story. It only gets lost in the crowd of auto-tuning. I would say "Stop and Stare" is one of the best songs that OneRepublic has ever produced. It competes with OneRepublic's new songs and even surpasses them if it were to be released as new.

Amazing song! It really brings tears to my eyes! It truly is quite beautiful and should be number one. This song is inspiring, and I never stop listening to it. It probably made me turn into a One Republic fan. One Republic rocks and will always rock!

This song was the second one released on Dreaming Out Loud, featuring a steady drumbeat and some nice guitar at the end. It tells a wonderful story, and Ryan put a lot of emotion into this song. It's my number three pick.

6 All the Right Moves

I love this song so much! It makes me really happy, and Ryan Tedder's voice is amazing in this song! (To be honest, Ryan Tedder's voice is perfect in every OneRepublic song. He's an amazing singer.) It's such an amazing song, and if you haven't heard it, you really should! You should also check out "All The Right Moves - RT and Noel Z Rhythmic Remix". It's an amazing remix!

I lose myself sometimes. I love this song! I play the cello and listen to this song as much as I can. The cello solo is totally amazing. I wish I could sing with the emotion that OneRepublic manages to put in this song. I love it.

That should be the third song! It's one of the first songs by 1R that I ever heard, and seriously, every time I listen to OneRepublic (which is really often), I come back to that one. Actually, my top three songs are:

- Apologize (without Timbaland)
- If I Lose Myself (the remix too)
- All the Right Moves

7 If I Lose Myself

I love this song so much. It deserves higher than a seven. The beat is awesome, the lyrics and meaning are incredible, and Ryan Tedder's vocals are perfect. The beat seriously makes me want to dance! In my opinion, the original is better than the remix (probably because OneRepublic makes perfect songs and doesn't need them to be remixed), but I still love the remix. This should be number three, and Good Life should be number two.

I have no clue as to why this song is not number one. It's the best song I have ever heard. If you listen to the chorus - not the first, but the second and the longest one - you will understand why this song is amazing. It has a good positive message, and I hope it becomes a number one hit.

One year gone, and I'm still listening to this song. I listen to it at least once a day. It's one of the few songs I never get bored with.

The song is simply the best, with awesome lyrics and meaning. It should be #1.

8 I Lived

My friend heard this song when she found out I had cancer and thought about how well it fit my situation. I have lived and loved, and now I will survive. This song puts life into perspective, reminding us to live fully, not just after we think everything is over.

This is one of those songs that just makes the listener feel alive. It has great messages for anyone and everyone, and a beat that makes you want to dance, sing, run, and twirl. It's one of my favorite songs.

This song is the best from Native. The lyrics are like a wish for someone. I simply love the lyrics and the catchy melody. This song is a masterpiece and deserves to be in the top 10 at least!

9 Love Runs Out

I didn't realize that this wasn't a given top-ten song! How dare you, O.R. fans? This song being so low on the list is an insult to the band. Ryan Tedder's vocals are better than ever. This song took OneRepublic to a whole new level. Just because it's more rock than pop doesn't mean it deserves to be underrated. Besides, the rock-screamy-thing at the end ('till the love runs out) is just epic! People, don't hate on the best song of the year. Please, just don't.

The lyrical genius on one hand, and the classic melody played on that sexy piano on the other, plus powerful drums in a march tempo. Isn't this what music is supposed to be? Fun, catchy, entertaining. It makes you want to move and it connects old and new genres of music.

HOW? This is among their greatest. I didn't even think it was debatable that this is top-ten material. Forget that. Why not top three or even the top spot overall? Such a good song. As much as I loved Counting Stars, this is what made me fall in love with OneRepublic.

10 Say (All I Need)

This one grew on me, but now it's one of my absolute favorites! I recommend "Missing Persons 1 & 2," "Wild Life," and "Ships + Tides" by OneRepublic if you like this vibe.

This song showcases the pure text-writing genius of Ryan Tedder at his best. The amazing build-up to the melody in the chorus makes it one of the most emotional songs ever written. Do you know where your heart is?

It should be number 1.

One of the first few songs I heard from them. It's really amazing and meaningful. The first verse actually reminds me of a character of mine that I created. Anyway, it's just such a unique and amazing song.

The Contenders
11 Feel Again

Everything is perfect about this song. This is one of those songs that turns you into a HUGE OneRepublic fan.

With lyrics about a numb heart and being able to feel again with a certain person, Ryan's soulful croon emphasizes how much emotion he put into this song. An all-time favorite for me.

This should be in the top 5, for sure! It's so unique, and the whole arrangement of instruments and voices just sounds so good.

I love it! Seriously, I can't say how much I love this song. OneRepublic has some great songs, and this is one of them.

This is the best song in the entire world. It makes me happy whenever I hear it, no matter what else is going on.

Feel Again is truly magical and has the power to make me "feel again."

12 Marchin' On

This is my favorite song ever. It inspires me in a way that makes me stronger every day, despite all the setbacks I might have to face. The lyrics are very empowering: "We go where we go and we're marching on." So, do what you have to do and keep fighting. No matter what. You're a warrior, and you're going to fight all the way because you're strong like that! Face every difficulty and grow with it. In the end, you'll have scars and bruises, but you know what? Own them, soldier. You just have to "put one foot in front of the other" and carry on. I deeply love this song.

There's no way that this song is so low on this list. Looking at the list above, I am sure that the people voting are not actual fans. This is my favorite song from the band. It's so uplifting and encouraging. This song doesn't belong anywhere but in the top three.

Yeah, another song from the Waking Up album. For me, it's just better. Okay, back to the song. It really builds up the spirit within. In my opinion, the original song is better than Timbaland's remix, which is a very rare occasion.

13 Something I Need

This is by far the best OneRepublic song out there. It is so catchy, and I overall just love it so much. It's my favorite song. I'm really surprised it didn't get popular because it's great.

This song is really good. One of my favorites from OneRepublic. This should be in a higher spot!

Love the vocals in this, and when the choir kicks in at the end, it's amazing. This should definitely be in the top 5!

14 Mercy

I find it really sad how OneRepublic has changed over time to fit in with popular trends. This song is like the holy grail of the old OneRepublic. The music video is filmed in black and white the whole time and has deep lyrics. It's an enjoyable song, for sure.

This song is so beautifully haunting that I'm very surprised it's not in the top 5. It's such a lovely song. You can't help but be captivated by Ryan Tedder's incredible voice.

Gotta love Mercy. It should be at number one if you ask me. It's a shame it didn't chart well here or on the Hot 100.

15 All Fall Down

This is the one song I've heard that literally takes away my ability to think after a listen.

What a piece. The acoustic progression, the cello, and the syncopated drums are awesome, but the backing vocal "ahh"s just pull it all together.

This is one of their best songs out there. The intro is just breathtaking.

This one should definitely be in the top 10. Just loved it!

This is a really good song. I love the lyrics. "Whenever your world starts crashing down, that's where you'll find me."

The beat is really good too.

16 Come Home

Such a touching, poetic song. I hope this makes it to the top 5. It deserves it. The piano and lyrics are stunning, along with his voice. It's the best combo.

I can't believe such a wonderful song with meaningful lyrics and melody is here at #13. It should be at least in the top three. Grow up, people!

I'm surprised this isn't higher on the list. It's probably one of my favorite songs. It has a beauty in it that I can't describe.

17 Life In Color

It was very hard for me to pick out one favorite OneRepublic song, but if forced to choose, I'd rather listen to this infectiously upbeat offering than any other.

"Life in Color" by a nose!

This song is amazing. I have listened to it so much over the last few days, and it still makes me want to listen to it more!

Tedder's vocals are perfect, and the acoustic version is superb.

My favorite OneRepublic song by far! It always helps brighten my mood when I'm feeling down.

This should be way higher up on the list!

18 Preacher

This is a hidden gem of OneRepublic's discography. When I first started listening to them, I only knew about the "bigger" songs, such as "If I Lose Myself" and "Apologize," among others. But when I recently heard "Counting Stars," I started listening to their album "Native." I think "Preacher" should at least be in the top 20, if not the top 10.

This song is just incredible. I mean, what's there not to like? The wonderful strings at the beginning, the steady, pace-keeping drums, Ryan's incredible voice, lyrics about his grandfather being a preacher, and the choir in the chorus - it has everything. It's truly a hidden gem from OneRepublic.

By far, this is one of the best OneRepublic songs on Native, if not one of their greatest songs, period. It has catchy lyrics with an uplifting theme. It's hard not to like it. I would definitely say it's top-ten material.

19 All We Are

This song puts an almost tranquil mood of peace and serenity onto me, something I can't get much of in my hectic life.

This song truly puts me at ease. It is one of the best songs, period, that I have ever heard. I am not putting this post up to make it number one. Rather, I am putting it up to move it up the list to something better than a 9.

"I tried to paint you a picture, the colors were all wrong, black and white didn't fit you and all along, you were shaded with patience, the strokes of everything..." The lyrics send shivers down my spine.

This is without a doubt the most moving song I've ever heard from OneRepublic.

I get the chills every time I hear the chorus, especially because I can relate to it.

20 Everybody Loves Me

"Don't need my health, got my name and got my wealth,
I
Stare at the sun just for kicks all by myself,
I
Might be past my prime 'cause I can't keep track of time,
But
I'm feeling oh so good!"

I don't think many true fans went with this. They just chose the popular songs. OneRepublic's best music is never played on the radio. It's a shame.

Simply put, this is their best song. The song talks about what it's like to be self-absorbed or actually close to perfect. It's telling you that being so different from others is a lonely life, and we shouldn't be going after perfection or narcissism. The song is fun, catchy, and not popular enough!

Another great song from this band. In this record, we can clearly see that the whole song sounds a little bit relaxed and laid back. That's why I love it. The composition of the chorus is just brilliant.

21 Kids

Just mark my predictions.

Within a year, this will be number 1 on this list or at least in the top 5. This is the most perfect song I have ever heard from OneRepublic.

Maybe it's a new song. That's the reason this song is at the bottom. But trust me, it's awesome.

Amazing beat and lyrics. Once again, OneRepublic fails to disappoint.

22 Future Looks Good

Perfect combination of electronic and real instruments. The chorus is amazing. Ryan Tedder never fails to do amazing things with his songwriting skills. I love this song. I think it should be number 1.

I love how it sounds. It starts out soft and quiet and then turns into an action-packed adventure. I'm really sad this album got criticized by a lot of people.

Love it and can't understand why their songs don't hit the number 1 spot when they're so much better than some of the other stuff that does.

23 All This Time

This song is just one of those that makes me feel better when I listen to it, even if I'm not feeling down. It gives me a warm feeling, as its soft piano riff and deep lyrics give anyone a warm feeling.

The lyrics are deep and sensual. You actually feel like the person singing this song.

So calming and yet chilling.

This song is underrated and is one of OneRepublic's finest.

24 Tyrant

This song is SO GOOD. I'm glad it got top 25 at least (should be higher!!!). "Someone to Save You" is also another underrated song from this album.

Tedder's vocals and the chorus make this song a beast. Just listen to it.

This is the most underrated song from OneRepublic, hands down.

25 Passenger

I really love this song. It's so beautiful and amazing. One of my favorites by them.

I hope this beautiful song makes it to the top ten someday because it deserves to be there.

So different from what they usually do, but this song has something more. So beautiful!

This song has to be in the top 15.

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