Top 10 Best A Perfect Circle Songs
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.
This message. I could listen to this on repeat. I'm not going to say or look up the meaning, I think it's pretty easy to get. So use your own imagination and take a dip in the fountain.
This is just a powerful song. Melody, lyrics, singing all awesome. And when he sings It's not like you killed someone! Oh man I'm right there with him.
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
Best song by far! Definitely should be on the top and the song is just so epic and powerful! I listen to this song over and over and over again and never get sick of it!
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.
I'm so happy this song beat out Judith. Not that I don't like Judith, It's definitely a rocking song, but 3 Libras showcases the band's musicianship and Maynard's singing like no other song in the APC catalog. 3 Libras is such a calming song. I feel like I'm on xanax every time I hear it. Speaking of xanax, where's The Nurse Who Loved Me on this list?
Without even getting too far into the meaning behind the song, the basic overlay is that he has been overlooked and the way that Maynard has written this to show that fact shows the pain of being ignored by someone he absolutely adores.
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.
Outstanding lyrics that just explode with emotion. Such emotion conveyed by musical and lyrical genius Maynard James Keenan. His voice perfectly harmonises with epic and also emotional guitar and piano playing that further sticks into you like the thorns of a rose. As it builds up in sound towards the end and Maynard's screaming voice just gives the chills to anyone who listens to this piece.
I'm not religious or anything like that. But I fell in love with this song after I watched its contribution to the movie "Constantine". The only thing I wish I could fix in this song would be that its too short, I want to listen to like a 8min. Version of this!
The lyrics blow my mind in this song, let alone the amazing guitar rifts going on. Every time I listen to it I get chills in the last 30 seconds of the song. Although the other top 2 are amazing; that's why I picked this one.
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.
This song tells the truth in the world, man's libido and quench their thirst for the big void you feel inside, and acoustic session "Hollow" adds a "exciting" and a serene relaxation.
The emotion when Maynard scream's: Feed Me Here!
This song is awesome and beautiful for relax after a day of hard work
Awesome lyrics, Maynard sing with feel
My favourite APC song. Those guitar riffs...damn. Great vocals, as always.
With powerful anti-propaganda message, a lot said with sarcasm. Brilliant.
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
Best in my opinion, and the first song I ever heard from a perfect circle. Loved Tool before I was even old enough to know what they were saying, my parents listened to Tool around the time I was born, so I grew up listening to Maynard.
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.
Noose is a lyrical master-piece. Its got so much of feel. Uh, I get goosebumps each time. The voice is a thud in the hard. Captivating and enormously satisfying.
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...
Maynard's raw emotion is constant throughout this masterpiece, listening to it you feel his emotions all over. I love it when a band can really work together as one unit rather than being engulfed in their own instrument. This song is beautiful, one of their best.
No question here. This song is pure bliss. A little underrated in the APC fandom, but in my opinion it is by far number one. Been listening to this for almost 20 years. Still makes the hair on my arm stand up. Every single time.
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
Can't believe that I'm the first one to vote for this song! This is such a soul inspiring song.. Got me hooked to A Perfect Circle!
First song I've heard that's by this band. Personally, I think it needs to be higher.
I love Maynard. He is a truly gifted singer.
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.
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
I can't belive it! Why'd its this song last?
that bass inro and the solo it's the definition of PERFECTION
Deserves a lot of attention in my opinion.
Definitely best song they've made.
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
Such a great song that never fails to get me to sing along.
Maybe not the best but it must be in top ten.
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...
The drums and feeling of this song shakes me up and down to the core! This is their best! Death metal!
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
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.
So heavy and driving, very different from most of the rest of their songs but it is my favourite anyways
Love the final version.
Such an amazing song. So deep and so real on so many levels.
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.
I don't understand how this isn't in the top ten. Even if a lot of people cannot relate to the main meaning, so many can relate to the feeling. The lyric "I choose to live" sends a chill down my spine every time. It's so inspirational, not just for addiction, but whatever has gotten anyone down. In any recovery, one must remember that one of the steps is Love. From another.
Seriously one of my favorite songs of all time. You can hear his past heartbreak and struggle in his voice. The lyrics... Amazing. As someone who has struggled with addiction in the past, I love this song.
This song cures depression.
Their best song so far!
You can really hear the sadness in Maynard's voice, but also strength and power...
Such a powerful song. Best in years.
Love this track
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.
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!
This song is so amazing!
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...
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