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.

Great song =], really like it... as well as the video

Love this song so much it's so fun and I just can't help singing along to it.

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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!

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.

PERFECTION!

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3 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 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.

amazing

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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.

Sheer coolness, awesome rhythm & lyrics. My favorite rock band's one of the greatest tracks. I love it.

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5 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.

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

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

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6 505

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

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

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. - Songsta505

BEST SONG

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7 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!

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..."

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.

Dark and delicious!

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8 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.

This is a fantastic track its from the first album.

So good innit

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9 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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10 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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The Contenders

11 Dance Little Liar

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

Was torn between this, The View from the Afternoon, Balaclava and Arabella

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!

12 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.

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.

Simply great, and you could listen it over and over because it's different from any arctic monkeys song, with a guitar riff that plays like a viola, I think it's good enough

Lovely!

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13 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

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
3. Brianstorm
4. Fluorescent adolescent
5. 505
6. Do I wanna Know
7. Crying Lightning
8. R U mine?
9. Arabella
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

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

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

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

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!

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

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15 Teddy Picker

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 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.

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 best song by AM.

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16 Arabella

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.

Hard to choose my favorite, but this is the song that got me into the Arctic Monkeys.

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17 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...

so catchy

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18 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

Amazing...

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19 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.

This is my favorite song from AM

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20 Leave Before the Lights Come On

This is frickin brill, I could listen to this song on repeat for hours without getting tired of it.

Quick let's leave, Before the lights turn off! Wow wow wow wow wow Makes me fall in love with music!

This song is brilliant, so underrated please everyone take a listen

This song is so good and I think it's a shame that it wasn't included on their first album

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21 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!

22 Old Yellow Bricks

This is one really good song. I like how it keeps it tune though-out the song from star to end. One of my best and favourite songs.

This song is very underrated, should be at least in the top ten in my opinion. Definitely one of the best songs from the 2nd album! - BreakingBen

15? Are you crazy guys? It was the first AM song I've heard and it had me hooked on em ever since!
Should at least be in the top 10

This song is amazing I think this, teddy picker and R u mine are the best

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23 Pretty Visitors

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

98? You people probably never heard Pretty Visitors.

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

Are you KIDDING ME

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24 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.

Brilliant lyrics

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25 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

26 Stop the World I Wanna Get Off with You

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

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

My favourite song!

Great song

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27 Library Pictures

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

28 Knee Socks

Knee socks is the best arctic monkeys song no doubt. Absolute beauty

So cool and beautiful...

Such a great chorus, and that moment when Josh Homme starts singing...

Very catchy

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29 Snap Out of It

Awesome sound, great use of different vocal styles, and classic instruments, even if it is a little simple for some people

#28?! Come on guys, this is one of their best songs, I can't believe it isn't in top 5..

Both lyrics and music are amazing in this one. I love it! So underrated. One of the best from AM.

At least top 5 amazing song

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30 Secret Door

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.

Their most underrated song! Such a deep experience behind it

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

Such a great song

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31 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

HOW CAN THIS BE BELOW THIS HOUSE IS A CIRCUS

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32 Bigger Boys and Stolen Sweethearts

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

33 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!

Should be so much higher

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34 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!

35 Only Ones Who Know

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.

I love this song, wonderful n nice song

36 Despair in the Departure Lounge

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.

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37 Balaclava

Definitely should be top 15, AM have so many good songs and this is one of the best. This House is a Circus should also be higher. Basically everything off the first 2 albums is class

I don't believe this song wasn't added yet, it's one of his best songs!

I love this song so much. Should be so much higher up this song is awesome.

Should be at least top 20

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38 You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights but You Were Looking Straight at Me

Love this song so much! The tune is absolutely brilliant, and the lyrics are very funny to listen to. The first verse is my favourite part of the song 'One look sends it coursing through the veins, oh how the feeling races
Back up to their brains to form expressions on their stupid faces
They don't want to say hello, but I can't want to say hello
My heartbeat's at its peak, when you're coming up to speak' Absolute tune to listen to.

Never again... never again will there be another one quite as desirable as you

39 Black Treacle

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!

I love this song. It is one of my favourites.

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40 The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala

This song, along with the entirety of Suck It And See, are criminally underrated. An absolute jewel of a song, with such a wistful feel to it. Simply fantastic music. It's a shame to see it go unappreciated.

"Shalala" that's all it needs

Seriously underrated. This song is a rare Jewel. Just look at those lyrics!

41 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

42 Potion Approaching
43 I Wanna Be Yours

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.

When a band turns a poem into a song you can feel the intensity in the air!

The lyrics... ♥

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44 Perhaps Vampires is a Bit Strong But...

I absolutely love the guitar solo at the end.
In an interview
Alex Turner was asked what the meaning
Of this song was. He answered that it
Actually was written regarding the people
Of Sheffield (their home town) and their
Lack of support. When he was asked
Whether they were glad to be called
Vampires his rebuttal was that they wasn't
Very happy with the title but he stood by
The lyrics.

This song's just awesome!

How is this not higher up. Great song!

45 Matador
46 That's Where You're Wrong

This, like most of their other album closers, is one of their best songs. The lyrics are fantastic and the guitar sounds great. The whole album is underrated, but I don't know how this song has ended up so far down.

Doesn't get the recognition it deserves, much like the whole of Suck it and See. Definitely should be top 10, in my personal top 5 Arctic Monkeys songs - Chippieolamus

My favorite song, so underrated! I love the lyrics, it just makes me so happy.

47th? top tenner at least

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47 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

Perfect for those who can only sleep in a coty that never wakes

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48 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?

100% energy 100% amazing lyrics 100% one of bests

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49 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

50 Who the F*** are Arctic Monkeys?

I love this song, although it took me some time to grow into it, but now I can say it belongs to my favorites. No doubt. And why is this song only in place 88?! Awesome lyrics and instruments, WAY TOO UNDERRATED..

If you are a true Arctic Monkeys fan, you will know this track, and realize that it acts to a brother to Leave Before The Lights Come On, in terms of pure badassness and epicness. And then there is that riff that comes in 3 minutes into the song... It needs to be in their top ten along with Cornerstone

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