Top 10 Best The Stone Roses Songs

Picture this: the year is 1989, and a rebellious, psychedelic sound is emanating from the heart of Manchester. The Stone Roses, a band that would go on to define the Madchester music scene, have just released their self-titled debut album, and it's nothing short of a musical revolution. The fusion of rock and roll, indie, and dance music resonates with fans across the globe, catapulting The Stone Roses to instant fame.

With their innovative sound and undeniable charisma, The Stone Roses helped to shape the course of British rock in the late '80s and early '90s. Although their time in the spotlight was relatively short-lived, their influence on the indie music scene is still felt today, with bands like Oasis and Blur citing them as major inspirations.

When considering the best The Stone Roses songs, it's essential to take into account the unique blend of musical styles that made the band stand out from their contemporaries. Their tracks often featured hypnotic guitar riffs, groovy basslines, and infectious drum beats, all tied together by Ian Brown's unmistakable vocals. The lyrics, often infused with social commentary and a touch of surrealism, provided a poetic backdrop for their genre-defying sound.
The Top Ten
1 I Am the Resurrection

Best Stone Roses song by far. One of the best in the world, in fact. The lyrics are unbelievable, as well as the instruments. Ian Brown's vocals are strong and empowering. Those last lines just make you feel so powerful and euphoric. No other band could pull off a five-minute ending like that! Overall, just an amazing and powerful song - none other like it in the world.

No offense to the other Madchester bands, but the Stone Roses are simply on another level, and this song alone proves it.

Sally Cinnamon is undoubtedly the best Stone Roses song, but of course, I love most of them. I think Mersey Paradise should be higher on the list.

2 I Wanna Be Adored

It's simple. Simple, nice lyrics - very honest - and in general, nice music with an amazing piece of instrumental playing.

It just stays with you. Completely love it and will never forget.

Just art. How can you describe art like this?

It gradually picks up throughout the song but remains very calm and soothing.

3 Waterfall

Love at first listening! And still, decades later, "Waterfall" never fails to pick me up when I'm down.

Beautiful and catchy riff, great song throughout.

Beautiful, relaxing, and great melody. Love it!

4 She Bangs the Drums
5 Fools Gold
6 Made of Stone

As soon as you reach the chorus of the song, you will realize you are listening to an anthem. One of the best songs of that generation.

The best Stone Roses song. Chilling lyrics, unforgettable guitar riff, and fantastic instrumental.

7 Sally Cinnamon

This song and Mersey Paradise, in addition to both being works of genius, are a small glimpse into an alternative Stone Roses (pop) musical universe. With jangling guitars, ridiculously catchy melodies, and even Brownie sounding upbeat at times despite, in many cases, the customary grim lyrics.

I am a HUGE Stone Roses fan. The debut album is one of the best I've ever heard, with a good follow-up album and excellent B-sides. It is so tough to decide. I love every song on their debut album. The Second Coming also has some great songs and other excellent B-sides, but this is the best. Such fantastic lyrics and rhythm, so easy to sing along to - a fantastic song.

8 This Is the One

Best song ever by the Roses. Quintessential Roses song in my opinion, as it represents everything they are. A beautiful and melodic guitar player who can create darker undertones if he wants (Breaking Into Heaven, Love Spreads, etc.). Reni is the pounding heartbeat of the Roses' sound, which pulses throughout the song.

Great singer who is perfect for the song, effortless and arrogant at the same time. The bass lines are simple and beautiful. In simplicity, there is truth. Ian Brown's lyrics are a work of art, and that is an understatement. For those who insult Ian Brown for his singing for not being technically great, that is like insulting an amazing author for his handwriting. If you say he is just a singer, you are not grasping what the Roses are as a band, their beauty, and their message.

9 Love Spreads
10 Elephant Stone

The first Stone Roses song I bought on cassette back in the day and still my favorite.

The Contenders
11 Ten Storey Love Song
12 Don't Stop
13 Breaking Into Heaven
14 Mersey Paradise

My favorite one is Tell Me, but this one is great!

15 Good Times
16 Bye Bye Badman

Underrated song! The "I've got bad intentions" part is wild!

17 (Song for My) Sugar Spun Sister
18 Tightrope
19 Tell Me
20 Tears
21 Driving South
22 Your Star Will Shine
23 Shoot You Down
24 One Love
25 Something's Burning
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