Top Songs from the Arctic MonkeysI know all Arctic Monkeys are awesome but maybe this is the top 10 PLEASE VOTE AND COMMENT.
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...
I can listen to it on repeat and not get tired of it. I read about this song in a book and it introduced me to their brilliance. The song is outstanding. The lyrics are beautiful. The instrumentals are easily recognizable and completely unique. Awesome song
The beat to this song and the guitar riffs combined make this one of the sexiest songs I've heard. I love the lyrics and the genius of Arctic Monkeys truly shows with this song. Deserves to be number one!
The classic boom-clap effect, the brilliance of guitar accompanied with the amazing lyrics! "Too busy being yours to fall for somebody new"! Got to be one of the best songs ever.
The arctic monkeys used to be my favourite band but I like the Beatles more. I never used to be able listen to this as the lyrics are so rude, but I always listen to it. Very lively and energetic, probably my no. 2 and my no. 1 teddy picker. Where's that and were is ritz to rubble? Both great songs but I love fluorescent adolescent and it's a signature arctic monkeys song.
The lyrics are awesome "You used to get it
In your fishnets, now you only
Get in your nightdress, discarded
All the naughty nights for
Niceness, landed in a very
Common crisis". "Fluorescent
Adolescent" is one of the band's
Most popular songs, and is
Frequently performed as a closer
To their concerts
This song is bouncing with energy and quite possibly a lyrically over-looked masterpiece. The dirty phrases is wonderfully reflective of Turner's attitude and I can't get enough of this track. You can play it a thousand times and it never gets old.
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".
Awesome tune. It's an impossible task choosing my favourite Arctic's track but this is still really fresh and it's amazing to know that they are still producing quality tunes 6 years after WPSIATWIN! Both the lyrics and the delivery of them are perfect on this song... New album is quality just listened to it
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!
As much as I love Arctic Monkeys, Suck It and See didn't quite live up to their standards. This was quite a refreshing tune after something as terrible as Brick by Brick.
You'll love this song from the get-go. With its catchy beat, guitar playing and infectious lyrics, you'll find yourself singing it 24/7. This should be in the top 3 at least.
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.
This song is mainly just drums, guitar and vocals, yet to me it is as powerful as it can get. The only thing I can describe this song as is that it makes you want to 'look good on the dancefloor' meaning it makes you want to dance and rock.
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 song has everything. From a quality guitar sound track all the way to fantastic lyrics written by none other than Alex Turner. This is the song that drove Arctic Monkeys into their current stardom!
This is such a brilliant song. The lyrics are genius and observational. It is also one of the most diverse sings the Arctic Monkeys have ever d ok new with all the different elements of guitar (especially in the intro), and with the huge and climactic outright with banging guitars and a very powerful and beautiful sound. The Arctic Monkeys are a truly brilliant band with many amazing songs but, this has to be their bestm
By far their best song. The lyrics are easily relatable, the guitar interplay is genius, with every riff and chord fitting together like puzzle pieces, and not to mention the greatest album closing song of all time. I've never listened to an album that feels more complete by the end than Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not.
This song embodies everything that truly is Arctic Monkeys. It opens up with the power of something like I Bet You look good on the dancefloor, then it takes you through powerful storytelling similar to the likes of Mardy Bum, and finishes off an extremely intense ending. It has everything. Their best song by far.
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.
The ability to create a song with only two chords that doesn't get boring for over 4 minutes alone makes for a top 10 song. Indeed, it's actually a very catchy well-written and overall well-made song that you'll be humming way over it ends. Great job, guys.
Can't believe it's not number 1, their best song hands down, everything about it is perfect, lyrics, rhythm, the guitar, drums, everything-the last part ALWAYS gives me chills, saw them live last year, I almost died when they performed it.
How is this not number one? Not only is it easily their best song, it is one of my favorite of all time. I have a shirt with the lyrics, and you guessed it, that's what my account name is about.
Just a complete tune full of angst and a longing to be somewhere else from where you are. It's as mature as A Certain Romance but is much more dark and beautiful. The perfect set closer..
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
Crying Lightning is a best rock song in modern times. Chorus is one off the best in rock history and emotions is like in Stairway to heaven. This song has lot of changes and it clear masterpiece. I'm worried that Alex won't write better song than this.
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!
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..."
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.
I love the strumming patterns and the lyrics! Classic tune by a legendary band. Saw them headline Friday night at Glastonbury in whatever year it was too! It was a great performance by them that night!
I'm not sure when I first heard Mardy Bum, but it was my first taste of Arctic Monkeys and boy did it get me hooked! The guitar parts and rhythms are so catchy; they really show off the band's sound and talent.
I think Mardy Bum, together with "When the sun goes down" is the best song from the Arctic Monkeys. The lyrics, melody and rhythm is just great. And I love West Yorkshire accent! Alex is really a great songwriter
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!
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
Top class. I was born not too far from Sheffield, Arctic Monkey's are the dogs! This song is the best by far! Yorkshire!
Always been obsessed with this song since the first time I heard it. Got to be my favourite arctic monkeys song and definitely there longest titled...
The first song of AM that I listened to and I'm instantly hooked to the band. I'm a fan since then. One of the best songs of AM and my personal favourite of all time!
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!
One of the best songs of their new album, it's so catchy and it gets stuck in your head. Should definitely be in the top 10.
Time ago I didn't know much about the monkeys until I listened this song on a friend's car and I was like 0-0 "dude whats the name of this song? Its awesome! " So yeah this song got me into their music. Top 3 at least.
Accentuates everything wonderful about Favourite Worst Nightmare and the AM as a band. This song changed them from a great band made of influences to an influential band.
Big tune, has swag in abundance. I will give a Nobel Prize to anyone who can find an individual with ears below the age of 95 who does not like this song.
This song deserves a top3 spot, at the very least a top5. My favourite song of the band as well as my favourite album. Really electrifying song, amazing to hear even 11 years later of its release.
My top 5:
1. A certain romance
2. I bet you look good in the dance floor
4. Fluorescent adolescent
6. Do I wanna Know
7. Crying Lightning
8. R U mine?
10. Any other Whatever People See I am that's what I'm not song except for "you probably couldn't see for the lights..." And riot van
99999. New album
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.
Best arctic monkeys song. Everything incredible in this song: bass, drums, guitar, voice, lyrics. Should be number 1, whithout doubts.
Was torn between this, The View from the Afternoon, Balaclava and Arabella
Alex Turner perfectly paints the picture of a lads night out on a Saturday night in town here. Behind the go through to the bit that you pay' you somehow exactly know what he means.
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
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
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...
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.
Love Alex and all the rest of em but this song! The words are so amazing and it really makes you think. I'm 12 but arctic monkeys are my favourite band by far and this is my favourite song by far. It's fab. Alex's voice makes everything sound cool as well.
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.
Cornerstone should be at least higher than this rank. It's sad that people only rank their songs not through its aesthetic value but because of the song's popularity.
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.
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
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.
This should at least be in the top 5! Much better than the other 2 overrated singles, this is proper Indie Rock right here!
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?
Tragedy that this slips through the net for a lot of people as it just missed out on being on AM.
Brilliant song, very well put and never gets old. My favourite indeed!
It deserves to be in the first 5. Just a great song.
Its in Favourite Worst Nightmare but, sounds so Humbug.
Very underrated, but very COOL at the same time.
This song deserves to be in the top ten list..
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!
What this song is pure genius!
Best song written by Alex!
Why are only the most well known songs in the top ten? This deserves to be there!
Most awesome song ever. 101? What? Go Listen to the song! NOW!
98? You people probably never heard Pretty Visitors.
This song is great! How can it be number 97?
This is one of their catchiest and greatest songs. I don't know why this isn't in the top ten.
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...
One of the best son of them for me.
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.
I'm sorry, but arabella is definitely the best arctic monkeys song. this is real rock
How about "Wraps her lips round the Mexican coke
Makes you wish that you were the bottle
Takes a sip of your soul and it sounds like…"?
In the top 3!
Amazing song! Great lyrics, great guitar solo, and some of the best drumming out there!
You were a stranger in my phonebook I was acting like I knew
'Cause I had nothing to lose
When the winter's in full swing and your dreams just aren't coming true
Ain't it funny what you'll do?
This song is so awesome! This song, Arabella, and WYOCMWYH really got me hooked on Arctic Monkeys. I'm actually really dissappointed to see it so down low at number 47. I definitely deserves to be at least in the top 15, maybe even higher
So underrated! catchy, amazing riff, thought out lyrics!
In my top 3 along with teddy picker and old yellow bricks for sure.
Such a great chorus, and that moment when Josh Homme starts singing...
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.
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
Slight error there. No Buses in fact reached number 49 in the UK charts back in 2006.
So underrated! One of their best songs in my opinion!
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?!
By far my fave with Arabella. #30 is very low
Only 20? Really people?