Best Songs From The Cure

The Top Ten
1 Just Like Heaven

Not the best the Cure song for sure. Just a ok song. Lovesong is 10 times better, Close to me (masterpiece) Lullaby, Forest, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Pictures of you. The other ones are just ok songs or too much pop oriented material including this one. But they have a lot of great songs. Great band overall.

Easily the most fun. My best friend got the club DJ to put this on with dry ice everywhere for my 19th birthday before anyone had started to dance, then made me swirl around in it by myself. It was just like heaven.

This song best exemplifies what is really The Cure. I used to make my high school boring routine homeworks on The Cure and I remember this song would give the last boost to finish them!

2 Lovesong

This song has the best lyrics, and the keyboard is really chilling. I think it is Robert Smith's songwriting at its best. He wrote it as a wedding gift for his wife. This is one of those songs that should never be covered, because no cover is ever going to be close to the original. I love THE CURE!

Okay, this song has those powerful lyrics that come from the inside and the way it is sang : with melancholy and despair of a broken heart. This song should be the number one.

My mother would sing this to be when I was a baby and was the song she would sing to me to make some fall asleep. This song has so much meaning and the love in this song is true

3 Pictures of You

One of the most gorgeous songs I've ever heard. Something about it teleports you to another dimension every time without fail. The guitar riffs in the intro (and throughout) are crazy euphoric. The constant rhythm led by the drums drives the song forward relentlessly. Robert Smith is my dad.

This is the best! This is not one of the greatest song by the cure but one of the greatest song of all time!

It's tough to vote for just one song, Pictures of You, Just Like Heaven and There Is No if..have probably the most beautiful lyrics.

4 Friday I'm in Love

This is a work of genius. The complex layering, musical density and beautiful melody combined with Robert Smith's voice have created an astonishing work of art that makes virtually all other rock and pop offerings sound thin by comparison.

The first cure song I ever heard even before I knew about the cure I constantly heard this song on my computer library and on cd's as a kid while not knowing much about the cure at all! Great song!

Pure genius! Its one of these songs you never get tired of like smells like teen spirit or wonderwall or all the Beatles stuff

5 Lullaby

Absolutely a drugs! Really nice to get high with this song!

The opening of that song is so haunting and amazing.

Best song Base, keyboard and Vocals are super.

6 A Forest

I know others are more popular, but this song should be in the top 2 or 3 cure songs. It's my favorite cure song by far. The lyrics speak of longing and loss (shocker! ) and the music fits the lyrics perfectly. Really, really great song.

Musically speaking this is one of the best written songs in the last 35 years. The simplicity of the bass, the complexity of the guitar and the lyrics. This song is still very vital today.

Easily the best Cure song - a masterpiece. Gets played at pretty much every live show (just clocked up its 1000th performance) - not a coincidence!

This is the Freebird or Stairway to Heaven of the punk/new wave era.

7 Boys Don't Cry

We all know this should be number one but... But nothing this is number one!

It's beautiful and amazing. The intro is the best part.

This song is amazing! Can't believe it's not on the list!

8 In Between Days

How is it possible that this song is not in top ten? And Friday I'm in love is 4th? Come on people, wash your ears! Sorry, but I had to say it... wait, was that Tourette syndrome?

This is the song that got me into The Cure, and it's still one of my all time favourites - an absolute classic!

Are you serious? This is one of the most beautiful songs ever!

9 Close to Me

It has a nice, cheery, minimalist vibe. It for some reason gives me nostalgia for the show Adventure Time, because of the synth and that catchy xylophone riff sounds like it came straight from the backround of it

This was my favorite song when it came out, so I'm biased.. but am a huge Cure fan, and am very intimately familiar with their music. I think this should be in place of Friday I'm in Love.

What if I prefer close to me than baby screams.

10 The Lovecats

Heard this song on "The History of New Music" for the first time years ago. My favorite by far.

I was addicted to this song for years! I love the lusty verbiage.

Great song very distinctive reminds me of alley cats.

The Contenders
11 Fascination Street

This is definitely 1 of their bests. Had to vote this because it deserves to be higher up like at number 6. But the bass is amazing and its all around an amazing songs

This is by far the best song the cure ever released! It is phenominal! The bass is in it mind blowing! Breathtaking lyrics, truly just a mesmorising song!

I like the energy it has without sounding so poppy like friday I'm in love. Nice guitar and bass lines.

12 Maybe Someday

Sad but good song

Love this song

13 Disintegration

Simply the most well constructed song of all time. Arguably of course. Robert goes to the deepest depths of what heartbreak is truly about, in a manner with poetically and painfully woven verses, that will either destroy you with how you might relate, or seduce you with the almost epic, elegant, and somewhat fast paced guitar rhythm. Surely, this is The Cure's most underrated song, and one of the world's most moving pieces that will literally take you back to the scars of your past.

One of the greatest songs of all time, never mind one of the best cure songs. Poetic heartbreaking lyrics, great rhythm section, and incredible guitar textures.

This is just a list of The Cure's most popular songs. If the list was truly their best songs, Disintegration would be very near the top. It's a masterpiece.

14 A Letter to Elise

This song is genius, you can really feel the emotions stirring in the song and personally, this is my favorite.

Makes me remember my first crush, Oh God I'm so old now. Most special song for me, ever.

If you only heard one Cure song in your lifetime, this should be that song.

15 The Caterpillar

Fantastic, positive, fun song!

16 Why Can't I Be You?
17 10:15 Saturday Night

Oddly wonderful. Reminds me of one of my favorite poets, William Carlos Williams.

18 The Walk

The Walk, 100%. Arguably not Cure's best but it deserves my vote. Pure ecstasy and resembles the post-punk new wave surge through the 80s very well

19 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

This song got me through some hard times. The lyrics are absolutely incredible. Also it rises and falls so beautifully, with the crescendo solo by Porl capping off one of the greatest songs ever.

Absolutely beautiful song. The way it rises and falls - that haunting guitar riff. Very underrated Cure song. An epic.

Not a Cure fan at all, really. But this is probably the best I've heard from them.

20 Burn

My introduction to the Cure. Love The Crow as a kid and always loved this song but didn't really get into the rest of The Cure until a couple of years ago. Incredible band

Just the best. Immortal song, as Brandon Lee's talent. Very emotional, I really love that song.

Not even comparable to the rest of their songs. Except maybe A Forest.

21 Primary

The whole album faith is a master piece, the completion of what the band had not been able to do on 17 seconds (due to lack of budget) - it all falls in place - only charlotte sometimes is missing. Primary is a shiny Jewel, and as much as I like the studio version, the versions the band played live between 1982 and 1991 are simply awesome, taking the song to yet another level (unfortunately, the ones I've heard since 2005 are simply bad).

Take the double bass for example. So epic.

22 Fire in Cairo
23 Charlotte Sometimes

The girl who took my virginity gave me the Cure in return and this was the song that Standing On The Beach usually was playing during our... well, enough to say that we used to like to park the car and look at the stars...

This is a beautiful masterpiece that deserves to be way above shake dog shake, I hate that song it's one of the only cure songs I do not like cannot believe it was the 1st song they played at the napa, bottlerock festival concert which was an amazing show.

Such a sweet song. Beautiful!

24 Shake Dog Shake
25 End

First song I heard of The Cure. Very meditative and ambient. The repetitive riff is very melodic.

Greatest song ever made. Period.

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