Top 10 Best A Perfect Circle Songs

The Top Ten
1 Judith

This among with The Outsider are the pinnacle of musical perfection for APC, it doesn't get much better. What has always drawn me in was the raw emotion and anger from the early days of Tool. I do not care for the sappy lovely "feelings" type of sounds they put out later on, so this strikes a chord reminding me of their early angst.

Undoubtedly their best. The sheer frustration in this song is quickly felt. The heavier of their songs and is a true testament to the fury that A Perfect Circle is able to deliver.

2 The Outsider

Favorite song of All time... The song is so energetic it should be placed at the. Top and let 3 libras be second..

And the song in resident Evil 5 it totally sucks.. I mean this song is not comparable... So good..

I cannot believe this in not on top. This song is so powerful and energetic, building up until the last lines of the song with the slamming guitar chords leaves you breathless. This is the best APC song by far.

I love this song it is the best song I have ever heard, the only other song that comes close is passive. I listen to this song all the time, it is very personal for me and I believe, for others as well

3 3 Libras

Who knew simplicity could be so complex?

This is definitely A Perfect Circle's most crowning achievement. The musicianship, the vocals, the production, the emotion, everything comes together to create what is possibly the best rock-ballad of all time.

It has set the bar, and the bar will never be met. If all people were to appreciate art and expressionism like this, the world would be completely different. One of the most honest and impressive songs in musical history.

This song gives me chills every time I hear it. I love how the guitar and the lyrics flow together so well. The ending is the best, the pain in Maynards voice is definitely palpable and its all amplified by the guitar driving in the background, slamming that pain into all of us. Great song, lyrical masterpiece.

4 Passive

Over the years I've switched back and forth between a few of their songs as being my favorite. But Passive is the song of theirs that I have the deepest emotional connection to. 3 libras is a very very close second for me though. I saw APC live in Seattle in 2010, they were playing all three of their albums, but I only had the money to see one of them. I chose emotive, literally just because of this song. Sure I have many other favorites in Thirteenth Step and Mer De Noms, but I needed to hear passive live. Their performance did not disappoint. GOOSEBUMPS! Maynards voice penetrated my soul that night... Laugh out loud it was awesome.

5 The Hollow

The lyricism of this song connects with the listener just as deeply as any of his other work with A Perfect Circle. This song, Orestes, 3 Libras and The Noose could be considered the greatest songs by them because of the captivation and mesmerization felt during them. I can't describe this songs beauty really in words, like Maynard would say, you should close your eyes, enter yourself in a comfortable yet vulnerable position, and go there. The drumming is tight, the guitar is perfect, the attack, lyricism, harmonies and singing make this the ideal song and my favorite song of all time. The Noose, Orestes, 3 Libras, and a few others are great too, but this song definitely deserves more credit.

6 Pet

What! How is this not up further! The package is really my favorite, but pet needs to be further up there. This was the first Maynard song I ever heard and it is what got me into a perfect circle and tool. I love the riff, and when it gets really loud with the haunting harmony in the middle, it kicks the butts of everything Maynard James Keenan.

I heard this song from a Warriors Cats cartoon video from Allikatnya (video was made for Tigerstar's sons, Brambleclaw and Hawkfrost. ) When I heard the song I loved it. It is my favriote song from a perfect circle. I think it should be number one. This is one of my favriote songs in the world. And I mean one of my favriote songs because I like other songs from other artists too P.S. I think the Warriors Cats video went perfect with the song I love the song and the video

7 The Noose

You can exactly feel the emotion vibrating through your whole body while listening to this song... Even though not many people can relate through the true meaning of the song, the lyrics are so well written and so powerful that you can't stay indifferent after hearing it.

Well It's not easy to pick one song, so I voted this song because it should be at least in the top 3; however, I will be dumb if I said the others don't deserve to be in the top 3 as well. Finally, I think it's a personal choice.

The Noose is the perfect balance of sound that APC reflects. The lyrics are the best they have written and there is so much feeling behind this song that cannot be described, only experienced.

8 Orestes

Definitely one of A Perfect Circle's most captivating tracks, this is on par with 3 Libras in terms of emotive and evocative lyrics. That, coupled with the swirling majesty of the instrumentation, make this one hell of a journey. Seems like a Pink Floyd track that never was, really.

Man what a great song. I barely found out about this song and it's the one I jam out to all the time now. What great beautiful lyrics. He's a very intelligent writer and singer. He's very unique and I say this song is up there with schism and sober or probably even better in my eyes...

9 Weak and Powerless

Such a beautiful song about the struggles of addiction. (Specifically Heroin addiction). There is just so much raw emotion put into this song and you can hear it in Maynards voice. " Little angel go away, come again some other day, the devil has my ear today, I will not hear a word you say, he promised I will find a little solace and some peace of mind, whatever just as long as I don't feel so desperate and ravenous, so weak and powerless over you." Some of the most chilling lyricism I've ever heard. This one easily takes the cake, although others such as The Outsider, 3 libras, and Pet are amazing as well

10 Blue

This song is just amazing... great guitar riff, stunning vocals, catchy melody, but still has that creepiness that all APC songs have. Such an amazing song off of such a good album

Great song. Very simple and emotional while being ambiguous at the same time.

How can this song not be in the top 10? One of my absolute favorites from APC, along with The Noose.

The Contenders
11 The Package

Very beautiful introduction song it's like as you are starting the album your given a package to see the insight of the band. Love the soft build in the song to it getting loud deep and sounds like personal for Maynard

This is probably the best ever progressive rock song that I have heard in my life. It's frankly Mind blowing

I can't belive it! Why'd its this song last?
that bass inro and the solo it's the definition of PERFECTION

12 Imagine

Such a dark dark version of what, lyrically, is actually a dark song. Touches nerves that I'm sure John Lennon wish he did with his original masterpiece. Epic.

Better than the Beatles, have you seen the video it's awesome, they trully express what Paul and John wanted to say, it's a great and catchy song

13 Sleeping Beauty

Such a great song that never fails to get me to sing along.

Maybe not the best but it must be in top ten.

14 Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums

Why the on earth is this AND Weak and Powerless in the honorable mentions?! These songs need to be higher. Top 5 along with Judith, The Outsider, and Passive.

A more heavy, intense and industrial version of Pet. Comparatively direct with their message here, It's genius.

Also known as "Pet"...this is my favorite..I also Like The Noose...and 3 Libras is one of the most beautiful songs...

15 Rose

3 Libras is probably the very best, but man, Rose is a close, close second. Beautiful and spiteful all at once.

One of the only somewhat weaker songs on the amazing 'Mer de Noms'.

Why is this last? This is my favorite by far. its about that intense spiritual struggle

16 Magdalena

How could anyone not love this song! This song reminds me so much of my past when I first started listening to a A Perfect Circle! How could anyone not fall in love with it?!

THAT SOLO throughout the bridge and outro is what got me hooked to APC back in the day and still counts as one of rock's most exciting moments.

This song should be nr. 1!

Classic MJK vocals and great lyrics. "I'd sell my soul one dollar at a time..." Fantastic song and my fave.

17 By and Down the River
18 So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

Such an amazing song. So deep and so real on so many levels.

19 Gravity

This song is a beautiful recount of the struggle and emotion an addict feels when trying to let go of their addiction while following a "12 Step" program. The most difficult steps to get through are steps 1-3 which involve completely surrendering to a higher power. Relapse is very common after step 3 as the addict feels a confidence in their sobriety that leads them to feel that they have control again. The second verse "I fell again, like a baby unable to stand on my own." describes this common occurrence. From step 3 back to step 1. This is a very difficult cycle that an addict has to beak in order to remain sober for good. Maynard's portrayal of the addicts emotion along with the waves of light and dark instrumental during the phases of "the struggle" make this my favorite APC song.

20 Talk Talk

Their best song so far!
You can really hear the sadness in Maynard's voice, but also strength and power...
True masterpiece!

Such a powerful song. Best in years.

21 By and Down

Is it similar to By and Down the River from their new album?

This is for sure one of the best songs ever made by apc it's so full of emotions.

22 The Doomed

Incredibly strong song, love the lyrics to The Doomed along its building riff culminating in that vintage Maynard scream at the end. Cathar(tas)tic!

23 Brena

The songs you picked are up there, but all singles. They have much more to look for than those three, though I agree they are ALL great songs on this list. Sleeping beauty is great, Brena, etc...

Did I really have to go all the way down to 21 to Find Brena?

Such a powerful song emotionally...

24 A Stranger
25 The Nurse Who Loved Me

Not sure why, lyrics could seem meaningless, maybe the song might strike some as pretentious and/or just a filler track, but I find this really beautifully composed. I have a lot of vivid memories whenever this song plays.

Despite being a cover, as well as far preferring this version, I love the lyrical content of the song and the seemingly happy melody hiding the dark tone of the song.

The melody rings happiness & lyrics make me think he's delusional & make me sad for him

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