Top 10 Best Songs from The Cure

The Top Ten
1 Just Like Heaven

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 do my boring high school routine homework while listening to The Cure, and I remember this song would give me the last boost to finish them!

Perfect love song, great mood, and it's short enough because perfect pop songs shouldn't be longer than three and a half minutes. Check out the Beatsteaks version of this song. It's great, too.

2 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 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 only one of the greatest songs by The Cure but one of the greatest songs of all time!

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

3 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 sung: with the melancholy and despair of a broken heart.

This song should be number one.

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

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 was even before I knew about The Cure. I constantly heard this song on my computer, in the library, and on CDs as a kid, while not knowing much about The Cure at all!

Great song!

Pure genius! It's one of those songs you never get tired of, like Smells Like Teen Spirit, Wonderwall, or all the Beatles' stuff.

5 Lullaby

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

The opening of that song is so haunting and amazing.

Best song. Bass, keyboard, and vocals are superb.

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 the 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 favorites. 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. For some reason, it gives me nostalgia for the show Adventure Time, because of the synth and that catchy xylophone riff sounds like it came straight from the background of it.

This was my favorite song when it came out, so I'm biased. But I 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 over 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 Disintegration

Simply, it's the most well-constructed song of all time. Arguably, of course. Robert delves into the deepest depths of what heartbreak is truly about. He does this with poetically and painfully woven verses.

These verses 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 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, a great rhythm section, and incredible guitar textures.

12 Fascination Street

This is definitely one of their best. I had to vote for this because it deserves to be higher up, like at number six. The bass is amazing, and it's all around an amazing song.

This is by far the best song The Cure ever released! It is phenomenal. The bass in it is mind-blowing. The lyrics are breathtaking, truly just a mesmerizing song.

I like the energy it has without sounding as poppy as Friday I'm in Love. Nice guitar and bass lines.

13 Maybe Someday
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. The most special song for me, ever.

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

15 The Caterpillar
16 From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea

This song got me through some hard times. The lyrics are absolutely incredible. 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.

17 Why Can't I Be You?
18 End

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

Greatest song ever made. Period.

19 10:15 Saturday Night

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

20 The Walk

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

21 Where the Birds Always Sing
22 Burn

My introduction to The Cure. Loved 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. An immortal song, like Brandon Lee's talent. Very emotional, I really love that song.

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

23 Primary

The whole album Faith is a masterpiece, the completion of what the band had not been able to do on Seventeen Seconds (due to lack of budget). It all falls into 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 another level. Unfortunately, the ones I've heard since 2005 are simply bad.

Take the double bass, for example. So epic.

24 Fire in Cairo
25 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.

I cannot believe it was the first song they played at the Napa BottleRock festival concert, which was an amazing show.

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