Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs


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61 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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62 Blood Sugar Sex Magik

133. That's it. Seriously. This should be in the top thirty, at the very least. The guitar is slightly heavier on this one, but it works well here. But the thing that brings this song together is Anthony Kiedis' haunting vocal work.

The live version at Woodstock 94 is one of the greatest performances I have seen the Chili's do

Punk, epic, and still melodic, thanks to John Jesus Frusciante

Seriously? 155? what?

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63 On Mercury

Listen to just the start of the song and I bet you will already fall in love with it

I like this one, but I still have no clue what it's about.

The beginning reminds me of d'yer maker by led zep for some reason, probably the reggae influences but I love it so much its just great. give it a listen guys it deserves more than 0 votes

64 Gong Li

So simple and sweet

65 Charlie

While some of the verses seem a bit overly poppy in my opinion, that ending guitar part is in fact amazing.

The guitar in this is so catchy even if the start is a bit dull, I guarantee you will be playing your air guitar at the end of this song.

One of the first songs I listened to. And in my opinion it is the best. The guitar part at the end is absolutely catchy and will get stuck in your head.

The backing vocals send shivers down my spine. Truly wonderful song, yet highly underrated.

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66 Goodbye Angels

Best song on The Getaway. Before hearing this song, I was really missing John Frusciante, and this track made me more content with Josh Klinghoffer.

This must be at Top 15! A masterpiece!

Goodbye Angels and Dark Necessities are my favorites! RHCP are back!

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67 Readymade

Um, okay. As far as something that kicks ass goes, this song has to be number one. This is by far the most under rated song I've ever heard! It's so amazing, especially the solo. CLEAN IT UP JOHNNY! If you don't know this song, please please please listen to it.

Just another amazing song by RHCP.

Only in 60th place? Wow! Just give this song a listen "Clean it up Johnny"

Why is rain dance maggie up there? This should be in the top 10!
This song is one of the sickest straight up rock song EVERRERERER!

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68 Especially in Michigan

This song keep playing on my mind! Really awesome song with amazing guitar riff and vocal with beats from a great drummer!

Chorus is amazing... Such an underrated song, lyrics are great. Guitar riff is really good as well.

Chorus is just awesome... grt song...
An underrated song, must be on at least top 25 - sumedh

Great energy

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69 Behind the Sun

Can't believe I am the first person to list this, Just listen to it, I can only wondered what would've been RIP Hillel Slovak

It's a very good and melodic song, I'd also say it's a bit psychedelic. And the music video was cool too, but slightly a bit dark at the end though.

Oh my god, this should be top 10. Have any of you even listened to RHCP pre John Frusciante? Not that John isn't one of my favourite guitarists ever, but Halil Slovak really created the Chilies trademark sound and this was one of his best.

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70 Right On Time

This is a great, upbeat song!

71 Walkabout

amazingly underrated song :/
cos I guess this song is what rhcp are all about.. so funky and relaxed.
and what an insanely cool bass! this is definitely one of the best imo. - KQB17

This is what I consider perfection musically speaking. The bassline and the guitar are so simple and yet blend with each other as if they had known each other for years. An egg frog along the whole song keeps the rhythm, and Kiedis vocals are insanely relaxing and sexy at the same time. The chorus is so effective and makes the transition from verse to verse wich just keeps coming back because of how perfect it is. In my humble opinion it's the most funky song ever written by any human being on Earth. Thanks rhcp.

So funky and groovy, plain awesome for chilling

72 Knock Me Down

I wish they would make more songs with distorted guitar like this one. This was their first true hit.

The best song on Mother's Milk, should be much higher! Awesome bass work and one of their first mature songs lyrics-wise, this really should have been their first hit

So underrated. Slap bass, distortion guitar, great vocals and drums, what more can you want?

The equal best song of Mother's Milk!

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73 Animal Bar

OMG Most underrated song EVER Animal Bar is so far my favorite RHCP song just listen to kiedis and frusciante voices at their best, and as ever that catchy bass line... May sound like a common song, but it is NOT!

74 Factory of Faith

The best song from the new album! Amazing bass-line by flea, silent by awesome guitar riffs by josh, truly a top 10 number from RHCP!

One of my favorites off of this album, it's so underrated and I wish more people listened to it

This song is one of the best! Not so well known, so thumbs up so it becomes top 20 at LEAST!

Great bass riff plus catchy lyrics and good vocals from Anthony. In my top 5

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75 Death of a Martian

Love all of the chilli pepper's work but I feel this song is their most unique and happens to feature some amazing vocals, needs to be in the top 20 at the least!

What! What is this song doing down here! This song must be 15 at least

This song caught my attention the moment I heard it, it has such an eerie, unique sound.

Totally underrated.

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76 Hump de Bump

Really? 108? At least put it ahead of Brendan's Death Song. They go back to their funky roots here. It's not perfect, but a rare drum solo is there. That has to count for something.

It's just so catchy funky and badass at the same time. I don't know why it's not in the top10

This voting thing is dumb because this is one of my main jams and it needs to be way up there on that list

Come on this song deserves to be in top 20.

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77 Savior

A very beautiful two faced song

Love the Christmas vibe

Such an underrated song

78 She's Only 18

Definitely underrated brilliant song - SoloStriker

Knock the world right off its feet and straight onto its head!

The perfect blend of funky verses and nice melodies in the chorus'

Really catchy vocals. I don't feel annoyed when I humm this song I just want to get home and play it

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79 The Righteous & the Wicked
80 One Big Mob

People criticise this album because of Dave Navarro, but this feels like Frusciante never left and possessed Navarro so that his powerful guitar skills could boost the quality of this song heavily.

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