Top Songs from the Arctic Monkeys

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I know all Arctic Monkeys are awesome but maybe this is the top 10 PLEASE VOTE AND COMMENT.

The Top Ten

1 Fluorescent Adolescent

A very fun and energetic song! The lyrics are exceptionally dirty for an arctic monkeys song too. "You used to get it in your fishnets, now you only get it in your night dress".

The video for this song is as epic as the lyrics of this song. This is my favourite Arctic Monkeys song.

Do I wanna know...are you flipping joking you peasants. This song bangs lowkey like whenever whatever you're feeeling this song just goes off you feel. Also by the way, new album a bit dodgy not gonna lie, theyve all gone slightly downhill but still my favorite band, first album was the daddy of albums. Anyway, just to let you all know just got some new white trainers I like em a lot

Best!

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2 Do I Wanna Know?

Absolute brilliance by the Monkeys. Gotta love that riffing trademark of theirs, keep it running through the song. And this song is a brilliant example of it. Brings up images of black and white footage with lots off cigar smoke in the air and the smell of brandy...

This song is musical sex. Hopefully as time goes by this'll get to at least the number ten slot. Turner is a genius!

A masterpiece of lyric content and artwork truly inspiring

This is by far my favorite Arctic Monkeys song. It's good such intensity to it, such an emotional rollercoaster when I listen to it. Amazing.

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3 R U Mine?

Such a catchy chorus and just an overall great song! It's up there as one of their best I believe, but there are many amazing arctic monkey songs for it to contend with! I think it should be a top 5!

Anyone who has seen its video will definitely agree on its very good quality. Without even hesitating, it's just top 5.

The chorus of this song makes it extremely likeable. Definitely in the top 5 for me.

This song is a cracker!
Although Arctic Monkeys early stuff was 10/10 quality, this song is surely 11/10!

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4 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

Absolute stunner, such a quality song. I got all my friends hooked on Arctic Monkeys after introducing them to this song. Not only is the beat infectious, but the lyrics are too and even after all these years it has remained my favourite song of theirs. Hope they keep making music for years to come.

The signature track of the band. In October 2011, NME placed it
At number 11 on its list "150 Best
Tracks of the Past 15 Years".

One of their best songs, best lyrics too. I would definitely put it above Brainstorm for sure. My Propeller and Dance Little Liar from Humbug were pretty sick too. Alex's voice is amazing.

This defines their early work better than anything else. One of the best! - Slipperyjack40

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5 A Certain Romance

This song is pure genius, this is one of the best Indie Rock songs of all time, it never gets old. You can listen to this straight for hours and you will still want more. The beat, the verses, the rhythm, the long instrumentals, just everything. This song is perfection. Top 5 at least.

Simply perfect - the bass riff during the verses, the guitar melody at the end, and the crisp vocals contribute to the perfect resolution of a masterpiece

THIS SHOULD BE NUMBER 1. this is the sole track I became a solid fan of AM. it was back in 2007 when I first heard it I thought it was just an ordinary song until I kept playing it then I realize it was made by a lyric genius it was extraordinary with compelling guitar riffs and head bobbing drums. amazing I say, esp the last part.

This song hexed me for the first time I heard, intelligence it is. It was really brilliant how they compose this sing. Really scientific for a music I say.

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6 505

This song is excellent, it's quite sad to see it all the way down here.

One of the best songs of Arctic Monkeys, very sexy tune, a masterpiece

I'm going back to 505. - Bigbadbeast999

The closer of their gigs. It's a beautifully written track. The tune is so awesome.

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7 Crying Lightning

Great song complex lyrics that are just awesome to sing- along to and makes Humbug an even better album than it already is! Just a spectacular song from the Arctic Monkeys looking to buy this album soon!
Top 10 favorite Bands_Format: Band, Lifespan Of Being Together, Most Recent Album
1. Guns N' Roses- 1987- 2008- Chinese Democracy
2. Nirvana- 1989- 1993- In Utero
3. Smashing Pumpkins- 1988- Still Going- Shiny And Oh So Bright
4. Green Day- 1990- Still Going- Revolution Radio
5. The Strokes- 2001- Still Going- Comedown Machine
6. Queen- 1973- Still Touring- Made In Heaven
7. Oasis- 1994- 2008- Dig Out Your Soul
8. Arctic Monkeys- 2006- Still Going- Tranquility Base Hotel And Casino
9. Fleetwood Mac- 1968- Still Touring- Say You Will
10. Arcade Fire- 2004- Still Going- Everything Now

How is this only #9? Crying Lightning is definitely the highlight of Humbug, and it's so discretely sexy with its memorable riffs that hit you perfectly.

"And your past times consisted of the strange and twisted and deranged and I hate that little game you had called... CRYING LIGHTNING..."

This is an absolutely brilliant song! It is only overlooked because it was on Humbug but seriously this is an amazing song which deserves to be in the top 5!

Dark and delicious!

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8 Brianstorm

Powerful. Exciting. Gets you dancing.

What else do you want from an Arctic Monkey song?

Can't believe this isn't on the top 5.
It is pumping and the drums are fantastic!

The most popular track of the band it was on guitar hero matt is awesome on the drums on this one

Awesome song with some raw drums

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9 When the Sun Goes Down

Immense song so catchy grips you straight away lyrics easy to remember part of one of the best albums in history

The first song I ever heard from them. At first, in the first seconds, I thought it was some brit folk. Then, giving it a chance, It blew me away and I was instantly hooked on the AM and have been since that day.

I wouldn't say 505 and Do me a favour are garbage but I have to admit, neither of those two should even be in the top 20. When the Sun Goes Down is my personal favourite and I do believe it's one of their best

Such an epic song! On of their best for sure. I love how it starts slow but then becomes very aggressive. The sample here isn't the real deal. If you want the real experience of When the Sun Goes Down, play the entire song. Every moment is pure gold! - Slipperyjack40

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10 Mardy Bum

Mardy Bum was the first song I heard of Arctic Monkeys and it instantly got me attracted. Certainly, its smooth lyrics, chord progression, and tone, just make it beautiful. Too bad it remains an underrated song.

Agreed. Mardy Bum is extremely underrated and should be given more credit.

Extremely underrated. Should be in the top 5 of this list at least. Great song from the first album, vote Mardy Bum.

This is my favourite song. Why is it not at number one?

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The Contenders

11 Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?

Alex Turner proving his lyrics in 2013 are still as relatable to being a typical lad in Britain as they were in 2004.

Such An Epic Song, This Deserves to be in the top 5

This was the first song I listened to by the Arctic Monkeys and I became instantly addicted to them. Not sure why this isn't in the top 5 but it should be!

Top 2 favorite from the new album, should be top 10 at least

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12 Dance Little Liar

Best arctic monkeys song. Everything incredible in this song: bass, drums, guitar, voice, lyrics. Should be number 1, whithout doubts.

Simply the best arctic monkeys track. The lyrics are epic. This should be number 1. The bass solo is epic and the drums are awesome. Alex Turner is awesome.

LYRICAL MASTERPIECE one of their best songs ever, massively underrated like the majority of Humbug also the bass solo is beautiful

I love this song! It's very slow but it keeps a steady beat and very enjoyable vocals. Love the bass in this one. The liar takes a lot less..
TIME TO DECIDE ON HIS SAULTER!
Love this!

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13 Teddy Picker

I love the contrast between the verses and the chorus. It makes me want to sing along, and I love listening to it over and over again. This and Mardy Bum are probably a tie for me.

The song refers to the popularity
Of celebrities. The song
Expresses annoyance with people
Who are so desperate to be
Famous that they do over-the-
Top things to get attention, such
As participate in reality shows. One of the best songs ever

The best song by AM.

I loved the 2nd album, my favourite by the Monkeys but I feel as if Brianstorm is getting too many votes, yes it's great but it doesn't need that many votes, 505 and this deserve more votes than they have atm as do Leave Before the Lights Come On, Do Me A Favour and Old Yellow Bricks.

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14 From the Ritz to the Rubble

Last night these two bouncers and one of ems alright the other ones a scary one, his way or no way totalitarian, he's got no time for you looking or breathing how he don't want you to, so step out the queue he makes examples of you and there's nought you can say, behind the go through to the bit where you pay and you realize then that it's finally the time, to walk back past ten thousand eyes in the line, and you can swap jumpers or make another move, instilled In your brain you've got something to prove to all the smirking faces and the boys in black, why can't they be pleasant why can't they have a laugh, he's got his hands in you chest he wants to give you a duff, but secretly you think he wants it all to kick off, you've got arms flyin everywhere and bottles as well it's just, something to talk a story to tell yeah...

Best arctic monkeys song. Love the way it's really frantic to start Edith and it gradually calms down before the heavy instrumental at the end

Again, a song that firmly established AM's strengths as a band in their ability to progress a song. It's like a machine gun of lyrics rolling off Turner's tongue for the first verse that last's a solid minute. Then into an explosive chorus and moving into a bridge and some amazing guitar riffs and stellar drumming. Never a dissapointment. Dance Little Liar, R you Mine, and this song are tied for my favorite AM songs - Hiya20

I love loads of artic monkeys songs but this has to be my fave. Not much more to be said, it's just an amazing song and I love singing along to it - LitaLee

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15 Cornerstone

For me, Certain Romance and Cornerstone are the band's best, despite the fact that I love almost each and every song by them. But Cornerstone is just top notch perfect. Rarely do the chord progression, the guitar riffs, the bass line, the drums, the voice, and the lyrics fit so perfectly. Alex Turner tells a story through his song about the quest to find his lost love in such a masterful way that it leaves me marveling. It is fool of romance, love, misery, humor, and despite being a love ballad, the song does not shy away from taking a slightly dirty yet funny twist at the end. I think this song is extremely underrated, and I am glad that the band is playing it live again.

Makes me cry every time I listen to it.

Such an romantic song, while the meaning is so sad. He loves the girl so much that he sees her face in every other girl he's met, and I think while hearing the song you can imagine the scene.

My personal no. 3 but the only song in the whole world that I’m disappointed every time it’s over. Such a masterpiece.

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16 Arabella

Amazing song! Great lyrics, great guitar solo, and some of the best drumming out there!

Arabella is really an awesome song and the lyrics are just perfect

Awesome song. The best in AM. Everything is perfect and the lyrics are one of the best of all time "And when she needs a shelter from reality she takes a dip in my daydreams"

One of the best songs from Arctic Monkeys. Really groovy track that hits you smoothly and enters in your favorite song list.

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17 My Propeller

Wont spin and I can't get it started on my own. the best song of Humbug

This is their best song ever what

If this song is seriously not in the top 20 at least, then you're not real fans

This should be way higher, top 20. I can't explain how intriguing and just plain sexy this song is.

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18 Red Light Indicates Doors are Secured

Amazing beat, and such good lyrics. Alex's lyric writing skills is perfectly showcased in this song, and the music itself is so good! I have this song on repeat.

Simply awesome

19 Library Pictures

This is one of their catchiest and greatest songs. I don't know why this isn't in the top ten.

20 Fake Tales of San Francisco

This song is plenty of energy, I am fan of this band since the first time I heard this song. Every time I listen this song I find the energy to do whenever I need to do. The voice is great, it sounds really natural... The drums and guitar give the power to the song and during chorus the voice of all band gives to the song something I cannot explain that makes it so exiting. "I'm not from NY city I'm from.. Any where.. " Thanks Artic Monkeys!

Maybe people think the beginning's kind of weak. That's the only thing I can think of as to why this isn't at least in the top ten. The ending is awesome, and the lyrics and pretty powerful in that sort of backstreet, British way.

The beat of the song is awesome... It gets stuck in your head... Only vocals are little squeaky...

This is the first song I hear by these guys

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21 Stop the World I Wanna Get Off with You

My favourite song!

Brilliant song, very well put and never gets old. My favourite indeed!

It deserves to be in the first 5. Just a great song.

Why anybody would like this song?
1) It's relatable
2) Has groovy beats
3) Has an awesome sauce tune
4) Hell catchy
5) Um.. It's relatable
...
What more do you want?

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22 Pretty Visitors

What came first, the chicken or the dickhead?

This is the best of Humbug and its 32nd? This is blasphemy

This is a really good song and deserves to be in the top 10

98? You people probably never heard Pretty Visitors.

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23 If You Were There, Beware

This song deserves to be in the top ten list..

Its in Favourite Worst Nightmare but, sounds so Humbug.
Very underrated, but very COOL at the same time.

One of my favourites

24 D is for Dangerous

How does everyone overlook D is for Dangerous? An amazing track, full of energy and fun lyrics that always gets you in the mood for dancing. Definitely in my top 5

Seriously under rated song. Should be higher shocked that I had to add this one

One of my fave Arctic Monkeys songs, why the hell is this at number 99?! Its like in my top 5! -_-

In my top 10 for sure, so good live. Very underrated Monkeys song.

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25 Do Me a Favour

Such a powerful song. The lyrics are amazing; they really portray a sad scene well. Plus the music is amazing. And Alex's voice just sells it

This song is a real sad movie even if you're in a good mood and you listen to it it takes you where the song takes place amazing feelings amazing music it's definitely should be in the top 5

I had an orgasm when I heard it live

Absolute favourite song from my favourite album, the drums at the beginning and the bass, amazing lyrics as well

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26 Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair

This song is by far my favorite! I know the songs from their first record are considered the best ones, but, please! This song is just amazing! Oh, and for goodness shake, it's not brAInstorm! It is brIAnstorm! Really! Check this on wikipedia! Could someone please correct this?!

Yeah yeah yeah the lyrics are hilarious on this one

Only 20? Really people?

How can you not love this song

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27 Riot Van

Though short, this song is rare show of the beautifully soft and smooth lyrics and tunes that set aside from the usual all-guns-blazing guitar and drums. This style is shown in other songs such as'Mardy bum' '505' and 'The only ones who know' which all to this day remain in high regard with fans. The witty and wistful lyrics of their lives as teenagers on the streets toying with police, no cares for adult life. This song to this day remains one of their best written and beautiful songs

I love how he acts clueless about the drinking age.

This song is so good, reminds me of me on the streets

For sure the best song

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28 Piledriver Waltz

It's a travesty that this has placed under some boring derivative stuff. I love this song so much, it's lyrics are very human in a way that flows so perfectly and sounds so good with the instruments. I do prefer the Alex Turner version though.

Should be in top ten at least! This song is amazing! I especially love the end!

This song has such beautiful imagery and conveys emotion so well

What this song is pure genius!

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29 Still Take You Home

The ferocity and chaos that comes off the first riff draws you in. The song may come off slightly misogynistic to people who don't read into things. It's not really, it's condemning the type of woman with more boobs than brains.

This song's lyrics have a confidence and a swagger to them that strangely contrast with the anger and anxiety behind the music. Yet it all comes across so self assured that you don't question that he's wrong, you assume he has this person figured out.

This is the quintessential early Arctic Monkeys song to me. This is them at their funk punkiest and Alex Turner at his most interesting.

Such an energetic song, with a sick funky riff and funny lyrics... Deserves to be in the top five!

30 Four Out of Five

Needs to be top this is so amazing

Best of last album - yvzcn7

Best

I love this song! Despite it not being a classic (yet..) it will eventually become one, so it deserves to be higher up in the table!

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31 Only Ones Who Know

Top 3 Monkeys song.

I fell in love with this right off the bat. It's truly an astounding creation by the boys. I wish I could somehow go back in time to the moment when I first heard this song, because it's honestly magical hearing it for the first time. - RobynTM

Beautiful melody, and vocals. It's A good cool down song on an album full of excitement. However, it's still great as a stand alone.

This is a wonderful song. Very complete it was to be one of the Top Tens.

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32 No. 1 Party Anthem

It's not like I'm falling in love I just want you to do me no good and you look like you could. The best song!

Never get bored listening this song. This song bring me to the other dimension haha so good

My favourite song! It's nearly hypnotic and so different to the usual loud and heavy guitar chords associated with the Arctic Monkeys!

Godness, I want to marry this song! This is the best track from AM album!

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33 Despair in the Departure Lounge

Makes me cry every time - what a beautiful song

Probably the best lyrics I've ever heard.

Alex's best lyrics in my opinion. This song will tear through a happy mood in thirty seconds.

De ptmr

34 Suck It and See

I think it's an absolutely beautiful love song and a true representation of the maturity brought into their sound with the release of this album. They still have the quirky yet great metaphors "you're rarer than a can of dandelion and burdock, and those other girls are just lost mix lemonade" accompanied by a good chord progression and the rhythmic expert that is mathew J helders. My favourite by far.

The kind of song that would remind you of your beloved. Such sweet song with good arrangement and metaphorical lyrics. I think this is my 2nd favourite song from Arctic Monkeys.

One of the most incredible Arctic Monkeys songs. It's got such a dreamy, wistful feel to it that makes it so beautiful and moving to listen to. Definitely top ten.

Current favourite but changes every week there are so many good ones. Last week was Cornerstone :-)

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35 The View from the Afternoon

This song is simply amazing. Period.

Fantastic song with epic guitar this song really shows what artic monkeys are really made off!

This is first song of the first album its awesome. Alex Turner said "This is one of
The last songs written for the
Album. There's nothing clever,
It's just about anticipating the
Evening, finding comfort in
Familiarity and the fact that you
Know you're bound to send a
Daft message or something
Before the sun comes up. I think
I've stopped doing that now.

I'm not sure if this is necessarily my favourite (to many great songs! ) But I think it deserves my vote because everything in it music and vocals is just pure emotion. Such an awesome song!

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36 Potion Approaching
37 What If You Were Right the First Time?

What if I was right that this would be higher on the ranking if it was published on an album?

38 This House is a Circus

THE best song by the Arctic Monkeys. I'm not one of those who is just into the poppy stuff. I think that humbug and fwn are by far the best albums, but this song is just amazing. I just love the high vocal bit. "now that we're here, we may as well go too far! "

This should be in top5 no matter what. Absolutely fantastic song which makes you go wild. Pure genius. My favorite arctic monkeys song.

Alex and matt are sharp in this one. It's a crowd favourite. The tune is fantastic

Favourite song of the album... also favourite album

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39 Mad Sounds

Ooh la la la, their finest moment

How is this #65? One of the best AM's songs

I broke down crying in public when I heard this for the first time. Enough said.

How can this ne #65? Should be higher

40 She's Thunderstorms

Damn it! I really enjoy it! Restart playback, restart playback!

Beautiful guitar picking going on throughout the whole song. And wonderful lyrics too

That guitar picking and those lyrics... Just amazing

41 Black Treacle

Spring song - yvzcn7

Absolutely INCREDIBLE. So many feelings from this song, and the lyrics are impeccably clever. Should indubitably be top five!

This should be up in the top ten! The lyrics are pure genius and the guitar riff in the chorus kills me every time. It's a gorgeous song

This is simply their best song! I'm shocked since it is 25th!

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42 Cigarette Smoker Fiona

Would almost certainly be considered one of their best songs if it had been on one of their albums. - Chippieolamus

This and Leave Before the Lights Come On should have made it onto their debut album.

This song is amazing! 60? What

43 Reckless Serenade

This is my favorite Arctic monkeys song - so underrated and will sweep you away. - thetromboneninja

Had the instrumental bit at the end for the last two years. Class

Alex Turner at his finest!

Should be much higher!

44 I Wanna Be Yours

Man, this song is one of the bests of AM album. Why ranked this low?

Underrated.

How is this so low? 42?! Are you serious? Oh my god, listen to this song. It's lyrics are beautiful.. damn.

This song is based off of a poem like the bands name. Both by the same poet.

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45 The Jeweller's Hands

Most underrated song of Arctic Monkeys... what a shame no50?! - yvzcn7

Are you kidding me? This is such a special song. Especially the guitar part in the end is legendary.

Took me a while to find it - I was expecting it to be in the top 10

Well, since all of the Arctic Monkeys songs are magnificent, this has a unique melody, and catchy background details.
I decided so hardly to choose one between R you Mine, Crying Lightning and If You Were There Beware.

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46 Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts

Just an insane song, should definitely have been released as a single

47 Too Much to Ask

Though nearly no one has heard this amazing b-side, it is, in my mind, the greatest song Alex Turner has every written. Through sombre and passionate lyrics, he weaves the tale of an entire relationship through a series of poignant vignettes. This entire song drips in atmosphere, from the soft crooning of Turner's voice to the subdued Nicholson bass line that strings the entire melody together. The unbelievable poetry that is the lyrics somehow manage to impart the most sublime detail whilst still slipping perfectly into step with the music that tugs at your heartstrings and pulls you on and on. If you're an Arctic Monkeys fan and you haven't heard this, get on it. NOW. If you love music, do the same. Again and again, this song's magic reminds me of the power of music.

Music in it seems so deep. The song is full of emotions.

One of the best 5 at least

48 Electricity

Must be one of their best songs, great riff, awesome lyrics. A must-listen for all you AM fans out there

49 Secret Door

Such a great song

This is a seriously underrated song, apparently based on alex's relationship with Alexa. Its brilliantly formatted and the end choruses are delivered with such brilliance I don't understand why people can rate songs such as"dangerous animals" and "my propeller" over this. This song, like most songs in "Humbug" certainly grows on you and is sometimes dismissed because people are not prepared to give it more time or another listen.

How the hell it's here? It should be in top 10.. What a song!

Their most underrated song! Such a deep experience behind it

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50 No Buses

SO UNDERRATED. this is a great song a must listen for fans of the Arctic Monkeys. Has a kind of similar feel to the beginning of Mardy Bum

Such a great song. I hate how half of the high spots on this list are all AM songs. It's songs like this that truly draw you into Arctic Monkeys.

The lyrics are so true! Best song ever

Slight error there. No Buses in fact reached number 49 in the UK charts back in 2006.

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