Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs


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41 Tear

Wow I knew this was an underrated song but not even in the top 25! This is possibly one of my favorite songs by the chili peppers I wish that it had at least a little appreciation! At least try and listen to it and see what the song has to offer trust me you will like it.

Beautiful... This is the only word needed to describe this song... Definitely deserves to be rated higher than this... What a shame.

42 Warped

an underated gem from dave navarro's era. it begins with a slow moaning start but then explodes with awesome guitar skill but then slows down at the end finishing beutifully - burnleyman

Never forget that the best RHCP record is still One hot minute with one of the best guitarist ever, far above Frusciante... The post 90s era is for the easy fm listeners...

Dave's presence in the band was incredible and the discreet plea for help in this song deeply touches my soul.

The last minute of this song with the melody is just brilliant

43 Ethiopia

This song really shows RHCP at their musical peak. The way they change the tempo is kick ass and the drums are so cleverly and crisply recorded. The chorus has a strong emotional feel to it, almost nostalgic, yet empowering. The general harmony in the song is spot on. Totally one of my favorites

Definitely one of RHCP's most underrated songs, should be in the top 5. The chorus is absolutely amazing.

This is one of the most catchy RHCP chorusses. It's a bummer that this album is so underrated, this song deserved a top 10 spot!

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44 Fortune Faded

Amazing song! One of the best chorus of RHCP - joxoko

My favorite one! The most beautiful guitar line, this sing is the reason why they need john frusciante!

Such an under rated song. The Chorus is so catchy! Musical GENIUS!

When it comes to RHCP music, it's difficult to explain. I just liked this one the most for some reason.

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45 Minor Thing

Are you kidding me?! #48? this song deserves top 10. The guitar is superb, the drums are excellent, john's harmonies are godly, Anthony's lyrics are mesmerizing, and flea is the glue that holds everything in place.

Its just a minor thing, and I'm a minor king... -

The Outro at the end changes the direction of the song, giving a tone of contemplating. Very good.

Such a catchy tune, both the guitar and bass parts are fun to play. - LizardKing99

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46 The Power of Equality

First rhcp song I ever listened to. This got me into the band. Such a moving song and very powerful. Still one of my favorites today

Why 59? Top 20 immediately

47 Funky Monks

That guitar and lyrics are the sex. There are no saints in this land. There are monks in my band.

Amazingly funky song one the best on blood sugar sex magik

How the hell is Snow the number one song?

That bass line thoughhh

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48 The Longest Wave

This is the most underrated Rhcp song... Deserves to be in the top 10... Just that this song doesn't have a good history to be famous. A true listener will get goosebumps in the magical chorus. Josh has really nailed it with the intro and those faint fills in the chorus.

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49 Quixoticelixer

Best B-side the Chili Peppers have made. The lyrics are amazing and the simplicity of the guitar part really embodies Frusciante's great style.

Well, starting at the bottom of the list one of their B sides from Californication. If you haven't heard it do so cause it's their best B side and really should have beat out almost any song on the album.

This song would have been in the conversation for best track on californication if it was on the album. Vastly underrated

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50 Turn It Again

Definitely one of john's best guitar solo's it really blows your mind!

The fact that this is down so low here makes me want to scroll to the bottom of every artist's page to find the gems

The guitar main riff will blow your mind

Unreal guitar from John. Great lyrics, has to be listened to a few times to be fully appreciated. one of my favorite songs of all time.

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51 Me and My Friends

The early Chilis are better than the current Chilis, not the same without Hillel rip

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52 Strip My Mind

This Song's very underrated. It should be up in top 20 or at least 30! just listen to the chorus and guitar solo and the intro!

1 of the best songs from stadium arcadium - sumedh

My mind is blown seeing this currently ranked #52. A top 10 for me. One of their most underrated songs right up there with Hey.

Strip my mind is such a marvellous song and should be way higher on this list. One of my faves from stadiums arcadium

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53 Transcending
54 Encore

You get lost in the beat of the music just like in californication

This is their best song since anything on stadium arcadium

This is the best

55 Purple Stain

This Is Such a Good Funky Song Why It So Low?!

Great funky groove by leasciante. Just watch slane castle.

56 My Lovely Man

"I used to shout across the room to you, and you come dancin like a fool... " I love it! I especially love the bass solo -- gives me chills.

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57 Shallow Be Thy Game

If you've never heard of this song, please listen to it

Mind-blown. Why did I not know this song

It tells you about how society sucks. What more could you want?

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58 Tearjerker

Great song, very touching tribute to Kurt Cobain

Love this song, heavily underrated. Beautiful tribute to Kurt Cobain

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59 This Velvet Glove

its hard to forget this song even though it never came out as a single on a 7 singles album.

This song pulls you out of reality and sucks you into it's gravitation. This is one of those songs where, as a musician, there are no unused parts in this song, every moment is taken advantage of. The vocals are beautiful, the words true, and johns part could not be any better.

By and large, this song is one of their most coherent and concise pieces. The musical thoughts are very well thought out and are properly executed. The melancholy atmosphere is built to the fullest.

When I saw this song as number 72 on the list I literally just laughed out loud. So much better than that, would be in my top 15 for sure.

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60 Brendan's Death Song

In my opinion best song they've written. Really mellow and makes you appreciate life and always puts me in a good mood. Absolutely love this song!

And who said john would ruin the band? This song is epic in so many ways and has a real meaning. There's a real sense of reflection in it and vocals are stunning as usual.

WHAT? HOW IS THIS AT 47? Brendan's Death Song literally had me in tears the first time I heard it! It has such a strong, emotional structure that gradually builds up from a mellow, catchy guitar riff to an epic, heart-ripping ending. Perfect.

Easily the best song written by the chili peppers just becasue it really shows how versitile the band can actually be. Yes it may not appeal to the funk rockers reading this however you should still be able to appreciate the message that the song is sending out know that this song is easily the best send off that any human could be giving.

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