Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Under the Bridge Under the Bridge

Once you listen to this song, you just can't leave it. I'm sure you'll love as much as you do yourself

The Red Hot Chili Peppers career can be divided into two halves " the period before and after Under the Bridge.

I'm sorry but this song takes the cake I love this song even though a lot of there under played music is still very good

Such an extraordinary band. Under the Bridge will always my favorite and the music video done well too.

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2 Californication Californication

Unlike anything the Peppers ever wrote. The intro and verses are haunting as hell, the chorus is really catchy, and the guitar solo is just beautiful. No wonder Flea said this is the best song they ever wrote! No. 1 for me too!

Epic song by an epic band.
Better than their old stuff.
I believe this is where they matured into real musicians.

For me the best song of RHCP
A complete song with great vocals and lyrics and with equally good guitar and bass and drums too

It is one of the best song I heard.
Can listen to this endless times

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3 Snow (Hey Oh) Snow (Hey Oh)

Not only is the guitar riff amazing, but the bass has a pretty catchy tune as well.

Snow is the best song of RHCP ever... Just listen to the riff, you'll understand exactly how good John Frusciante is...

Amazing guitar riff, I think this is the best of of RHCP, I really enjoy listening this song

Great song

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4 Otherside Otherside

Great Song! Once listen to then ever want to listening! Easiely said: one of the great songs ever produced!

A real gritty song. You can feel the pain and in the song.

Its one of the famous guitar riffs and also one of the most amazing!
RHCP best one ever! Live an unbelieveable thing!

The Chilis really have quite the selection of amazing songs, making it hard to pick just one, but Otherside has an eerie feel that draws the listener in, and it has all that one looks for in a Chili Pepper song: stunning vocals, deep lyrical meaning, a catchy riff, a great bassline, vocal layering, and an amazing John Frusciante solo.

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5 Can't Stop Can't Stop

Epic vocals.. Electrifying guitar and bass.. Guaranteed to get your spirits up after every listen..

the guitar solo at the start is just incredible.... so refreshing

The bass at the beginning is just ridiculous and it flows perfectly into the rest of the song which is AMAZING! Definitely my favorite chili peppers song which is saying something because they have so many good songs

Great song but so many other greats songs that could have just as easily won, There are great songs at the bottom of the list that are also great like,
-Goodbye Angels
-Strip my mind
-especially in michigan
-Encore
Go check those ones out 2 they are extremely underrated

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6 Scar Tissue Scar Tissue

Such a beautiful, mellow song. It's so chill.

Beautiful song. you could just sit back and love this song no matter who the hell you are... the melody and vocals are so beast, and the guitar solo is really catchy

I have never gotten sick of this song since it came on the scene
- CTP5070

Awesome

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7 Dani California Dani California

The most awesome song I think is from RHCP. The more I listen, the more I want to hear it. The more I hear it, the better I feel. Its so exciting and its chorus is so cool. I thought it was pretty good

A very good, popular groovy hit.

The song is great and the video is even better! - thomasnirvanastroud

Best song by rhcp

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8 By the Way By the Way

Such a good driving beat, with a feel-good chorus.

My favorite song of all time. Just an iconic song that never seems to get old. It shows all sides of rhcp and showcases everything amazing about this band.

NO DOUBT THAT THIS IS THE BEST! Guitar palming impressive as well as John Frusciantes heavenly voice mixed in with Flea's fast funk bass skills. My favourite song since I was 8.

Very underrated tune. It's better than Snow, it's better than Soul to Squeeze, it's better than Can't Stop, hell, it's even better than Otherside. It transitions from smooth yet feel-good, to a total rush of a beat with Kiedis rapping to it. Then you've got arguably the best hook of any Chili Peppers song, besides Under the Bridge, of course. It all fits in
perfectly, and I would probably put it at #6, because I don't think it can compete with Dani California, Give it Away, Californication, Scar Tissue, and definitely not Under The Bridge.

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9 Give It Away Give It Away

My "favorite song ever" for the longest period of time!

What is this doing here!? I was expecting this to be right at the top of the list! This was their first huge hit and still one of their best songs to this day, I still listen to this nowadays.

One of their first and most recognizable hits.

Come on man this should be the real rating
1. Under The Bridge
2. Californication
3. Scar Tissue
4. Give It Away
5. Soul To Squeeze
6. By The Way
7. Dani California
8. The Otherside
9. Around The World
10. can't Stop

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10 Wet Sand Wet Sand

This is one of the songs that will have its relevance and touch humans to their bones still in 30 years. It can stand any comparison with Let it be or Like a rolling stone. It is perfect in every respect.

Fruciante's genius, words cannot describe the emotion he must have out into that beautiful heart touching solo

Always going to remain as my favorite number along with "venice queen", "Don't forget me" and definitely "stadium arcadium"

What a gem this song is. The way it builds on itself. The emotion pouring out of it. Terrific stuff. Has been one of my all time favourite songs since I first heard it & will remain one of them forever. Thank you for this masterpiece!

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The Newcomers

? The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie
? Dance, Dance, Dance Dance, Dance, Dance

The Contenders

11 Soul to Squeeze Soul to Squeeze

This is probably their most underrated song. The lyrics and the bass are just great.

It's bitter baby,
And it's very sweet.
I'm on a rollercoaster,
but I'm on my feet.

Easily their best song. I love the guitar solo and the overall summer feel to it. It really makes me feel good when I listen to it.

Its just perfect the opening guitar sound like oasis, and the bassline is very melodic, the way Anthony sings its awesome

Love it

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12 Around the World Around the World

The bass, the guitar, it is said the gods listened to this song and made the earth.. The bass intro in the beginning is fantastic and the guitar during the chorus is just so melodious.. Love this song

No comment is needed here, other than the amazing bass (especially in the intro and solo/end. :O

One of the BEST RHCP songs of all time-great vocals, guitar, drums and bass. Also, the lyrics are deep and really powerful. I love this song! It mos' definitely' deserves a spot in the top 10!

The instruments and vocals blend seamlessly into a masterpiece.

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13 The Zephyr Song The Zephyr Song

The most underrated Chili Peppers song ever, This song really puts me in the best mood ever, I Could go on about this song forever, this song really just Explains why I love This band, its an amazing song and The lyrics are probably my favourite of any chilli peppers song, It has a tune which sticks in my head for days, and even after not listening to this for 4 years I Come back to it and all of a sudden I'm singing along, It Is really one of there best, And I wish more people could see this.

Amazing Should Higher Like Number 10 Really Good Song Love It - mneilan

The chorus is so chill. I remember first hearing this song on vacation on a Florida beach and instantly became addicted to it. "... And in this perfect weather, we'll find a place together"

#13? REALLY? - frikian

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14 Don't Forget Me Don't Forget Me

This song is incredible, you can't compare this song to some of the newer songs, simply because of the fact that it has so much deep emotion to it, that you know comes straight from the heart, especially when you hear some of the live ones such as the one at la Cigale in France, John completely nails in a solo and the intro is superb, seriously this song is amazing..

THIS SONG IS WONDERFULL... Such emotion that brings to the listener... This song MUST be on TOP TEN! This song is much better than Wet Sand and Soul To Squeeze together...

This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever listened to, and certainly one of the best the Chili Peppers have produced; I certainly won't forget it! Anthony Kiedis' vocals here are just effortlessly captivating, and the guitar is excellent - a perfect melding of the simplistic and the breathtaking (the second verse in particular).

Should be better known. Amazing song.

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15 Higher Ground Higher Ground

Dafuq is wrong with all of you! Its a helluva song! Great riffs, great chorus damn great song! No wonder it was played in the movie The Karate Kid.

Awesome cover this song pulses with energy its nuts

How is this not in the top 10? Their cover of Stevie Wonder's song is brilliant.

This is really better than the original by Stevie Wonder.

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16 Suck My Kiss Suck My Kiss

This is one of the greatest songs ever, is has such a funky sound with a wondrous rhythm. This song honestly is so catchy I find myself getting it stuck in my head while running. It has such a raw bass and guitar together that is just mesmerizing.

I adore this song. Funky and catchy, you can sing to this one and dance to it. It is just an incredible song and it is on an incredible album.

How is storm in a teacup not even a contender?! It should be way higher than wet sand and soul to squeeze

An intense hard guitar rock song!

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17 Dosed Dosed

This song is just beautiful. Frusciante's backing vocals on the chorus just amplify its awesomeness... The overlayed guitars are arranged in a perfect manner, while still retaining the worn in feel that shows the humanity in his work.

My favorite song by RHCP. y isn't it on the top 10!?!?! - Flyingcobra

Underrated as hell. Seriously, what other song has four guitar riffs simultaneously overlapping each other, doing completely different things, and yet creating this texture to the main melody that is unbelievable. There's no question that this song is dominated by John Frusciante, but so what? Definitely a masterpiece by RHCP.

Simply, only

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18 Venice Queen Venice Queen

Just watch the live in Slane version of this, changed my view on john Frusciante's guitar playing... Truly amazing!

That starting guitar riff is more beautiful than anything else.

One of my 3 favorite songs by RHCP. About Gloria Scott. Just so beautiful!

Just amazing!

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19 Tell Me Baby Tell Me Baby

Guys.
This song deserves top5 spot.. What is it down down here?
Awesome song... Crazy bassline, john's harmonics
The video also.. People hanging out with the band doing timepass.. Vote

I love this song! This song is definitely underrated and needs to be given a listen. When I tell people about this song, they don't know what it is. It's quite sad, as they are missing out on a great catchy song.

great song with good guitar riff - SoloStriker

Absolutely Love this tune...gets me bouncing about every time!...top 5 spot at least!

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20 Breaking the Girl Breaking the Girl

Very Under-rated. One of their best songs easily. Looking for a RHCP song to do in our band, and this is a serious contender.

a slow melodic song about anthony's girlfriend. this was one of the bands first proper slow songs and it works very well - burnleyman

Such a beautiful song, and the best drum solo they've ever put out - Harleyboats

The beautiful guitar and drum tracks that explodes into the scrap metal chorus just watch funky monks and youll appreicate it allot more

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