Top 10 Best Lorde Songs

Lorde's music is like that old box of photos you find in the attic. Evocative, nostalgic, with an oddly timeless feel. Her songs have a way of making those big, complicated emotions seem less overwhelming. Each track is like a Polaroid snapshot of a feeling, from the youthful abandon of summer to the sharp sting of heartbreak.
The Top Ten
1 Team

Come on, people, we are one percent away from Team being #1 over Royals! We gotta do this! Royals isn't that good of a song, especially not as good as Team! The lyrics are great!

Everyone's competing for a love they won't receive… I feel privileged to hear it. That's all I'm gonna say. The music, the lyrics, her voice - it's beautiful.

I heard this song at work the other day and fell in love with it. Her voice, the lyrics - just everything is beautiful! It's by far number 1.

2 Royals

I like that this song isn't saying, "Because I'm rich, I'm gonna make a song about it." Instead, it's like, "I'll never be that way because it's just not my thing." I thought the world had lost hope, then this song came out!

This song won the Grammy! (Even though Katy Perry should have.) This is her most successful song and is my favorite!

This should be at number 1. It's amazing, simply wow! Soothing voice of Lorde. Love her, and Royals too.

3 Tennis Court

I think Royals is great but overhyped, so I prefer the genius Tennis Court because I can relate to the lyrics (Don't you think that it's boring how people talk?) and I love the beat and the yeahs. You're amazing, Lorde!

This is my favourite song! This song created my personal dark style! The yeahs, when I listen to this song, make me stronger all the time! And the song's video can destroy all your problems in your head in that moment.

The best Lorde song. Before this song, I thought pop and stuff like that would suck more and more as time flew by and that pop stars would be the face of it, but this song proved different.

4 Ribs

Ribs used to be the only song from Pure Heroine I never listened to, and I can't tell you how often I listened to this album while skipping Ribs. But now, as I finally discovered the song, I'm obsessed with it.

It's a brilliantly written song, lyrically and generally. The feelings and the story it conveys are incredible and relatable. I want to laugh till my ribs get tough with the only friend I need, as well.

This is honestly the best song I've ever heard, lyrically and musically. The lyrics describe her fear of getting old and losing that magical way of thinking associated with it (extremely relevant now, as Melodrama shows how much she's changed), which is something everyone can relate to.

The undulating electronic synthesizers really make you feel the nostalgia, too.

5 Yellow Flicker Beat

I have been listening to this song for the last 4 hours! It's so awesome! This is about the rise of Katniss in Mockingjay. The fire is what this is all about. Excellency at par! Simply the best! Loved it the most!

I'm putting the chorus right up there with songs like Creep, Lose Yourself, Smells Like Teen Spirit, and Highway to Hell. It's PHENOMENAL. And the song overall is so good that it convinced me to read 3 books and watch 4 movies.

Definitely her best song, in my opinion. Maybe I'm biased because I love The Hunger Games, but it's a great song regardless.

6 Buzzcut Season

"Explosions on TV and all the girls with heads inside their dreams" is a perfect example of how the lyrical content is so poignant and effective. You can tell this girl is so intellectual and ahead of her years for providing this realistic take on modern society.

I find it relatable because, like most young adults these days, I choose to ignore the reality we live in by focusing on superficial things.

Explosions on TV and all the girls with heads inside a dream. So now we live beside a pool where everything is good... The men up on the news, they try to tell us all that we will lose. But it's so easy in this blue where everything is good...

7 Green Light

It's fiery and lyrically great. "She thinks you love the beach, you're such a damn liar."

What an awesome track! Great job, Lorde! Can't wait for new material!

Great song. Slow at first but amazing when it explodes.

8 Glory and Gore

I think this song has the most unique and catchy beat. The lyrics should not be ignored as they are wonderful as well. These two things make this song my overall favorite.

How is this not number 1? I admit, Tennis Court and Team are awesome, but seriously? Compared to those songs, this feels like it's made by a cold-blooded killer with all the emotions and the beat!

How is Glory and Gore not #1? I am a huge Lorde fan, and Glory and Gore is definitely her best song. It has dope beats, and it is as catchy as heck.

9 400 Lux

This song is so beautiful in the sense that the lyrics are genius. This deserves to be number 1. I love Lorde, but I have to admit I'm not a fan of Yellow Flicker Beat.

It depicts her everyday life in a suburban town with no airs or graces, but Lorde just makes it sound like it is Utopia.

"Now wear long sleeves,
And the heating comes on.
We're getting good at this.
Dreams of clean teeth,
I can tell that you're tired
But you keep the car on
While you're waiting out front..."

Optimistically neutral, yet vaguely melancholic. Poetry at its finest.

10 Liability
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11 Bravado

This should be one of her top songs on this list. On first listen, it is simple to brush it off as one of her less iconic songs. But the beauty lies within, thanks to its honest lyrics about her accepting her fame and coming out of her shell.

The structure of the song is also beautiful, starting as a slow and quiet piece that transforms into a gospel-like work led by Lorde's strong voice.

This song isn't an uplifting one, as a simple-minded person might take it at first glance. That's what makes the song so beautiful and relatable, especially to me personally.

It's a reflective song, one that encourages someone struggling with narcissism not to heal, but to find something they can constantly be good at and feel approval from others through that vessel.

12 White Teeth Teens

Yes, it is about popularity and the rich people and why they suck. Rich people suck, and it is said in this song. It's better not to be a fake person but a real person.

I totally agree! I'd rather be kind of poor with my family and friends and the truth than isolated and lost but super rich.

Being a high schooler, I can relate so much to this song. The lyrics are amazing. That last 1 min though. Feels.

13 A World Alone

From the first strum of the guitar, you'll immediately be reminded of The Weeknd's The Morning. But unlike the latter, A World Alone shows how brilliantly Lorde could write songs that don't just reflect her own experience as a teen but that others could also relate to.

This is her best song from a listener who is not her fan. Top 5 = A World Alone, Supercut, The Louvre, Writer in the Dark, and Hard Feelings/Loveless.

I don't know how this song isn't #1! I think her talent really shows in this song especially!

14 Everybody Wants to Rule the World

Oh gosh! I never knew this was her song. I listened to it half a year ago in an Assassin's Creed trailer. Highly underrated song. I thought it would be in the top five. You are a genius, Lorde. Love you!

When I heard this on the Assassin's Creed Unity trailer, I just fell in love with the song. Her cover is ten times better than the original. Her voice is so perfect.

Very good song. Actually, this is my second favorite after Yellow Flicker Beat. Yet, this one is really good. In my opinion, it's better than Royals.

15 Hard Feelings/Loveless

I love all her songs, but this is hands down my favorite. Hard Feelings just really hits me no matter how many times I hear it.

When I first heard this song, I was brought to tears. The lyrics are relatable, and the beats are cringingly beautiful and incomparable. I love this song!

Soulful and speaks to me personally.

16 The Love Club

The chorus and all that is okay, but the end is great.

How it all started! Listen if you loved Royals.

17 Supercut

Lorde captures the feeling of nostalgia so beautifully, and I can't think of a better example of this. It's a song that represents a feeling we've all had, accepting imperfection in ourselves and in our connections with others. But it does this while sounding happy, melancholy, sad, and tragic all at once.

This song is not receiving the love it deserves! Super awesome lyrics and message. I love her songs that have that hint of nostalgia. This song is addicting, and I just feel really good every time I listen to it.

18 Perfect Places

These days, all people listen to are rappers who sing about random ideas and have no sense of meaning whatsoever. The only good singer left is Lorde. She hasn't caught the "rapper's fever" yet.

Her lyrics to Perfect Places are beautiful! Great beats and great rhythm. Not like The Chainsmokers, who release horrible music every month.

Her best song from Melodrama. Good beat, great lyrics.

19 The Louvre
20 Homemade Dynamite
21 Million Dollar Bills

Awesome song. It was featured in many television advertisements. It is a highlight from her EP, The Love Club.

22 Writer in the Dark

This song is so passionate and beautiful. The mix of her deep notes and her falsetto combined with the spacious orchestra music makes this gem worth putting on repeat.

Pure, sheer brilliance! Lorde shines in this song brighter than a diamond.

Easily her most underrated song. My favorite from Melodrama.

23 No Better

Someone in my English class said I was losing my mind for listening to Lorde. He lost his head.

24 Sober
25 Magnets

I don't really know how one picks just one song of Lorde because they are all just amazing. So, I'm choosing the last one that caught me.

I never really thought about it, to be honest. It's a good song. I guess pretty girls don't know the things that I know…

I can't believe it's so down on the list. I mean, have you heard the song?

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