Top 10 Songs by Placebo

The Top Ten

1 Pure Morning Pure Morning

i love them all placebo are the best - chantella

This song came up in the worst time on my life, and just make everything easier and here I am, happy you are gone (sadness)

I mean people best song ever enough said

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2 Twenty Years

I can't even describe with words, how this song makes me feel every time I listen it... I get shivers down my spine... Just listen to it, you will feel better soon!

First song from Placebo. Amazing song. They should really catch this song more and build album around it!

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3 Song to Say Goodbye Song to Say Goodbye

In my list this songs condenses the real placebo feel. It is caustic, sour and rebellious, sad but lively. This song reminds me the friend that introduced me to placebo. He was indeed blessed with lucky 7's, yet he miserably threw all his future taking drugs. And for me it was also a song to say good bye.

You would think a 8 minute song would just get boring half way through, right? NAH! Not this one! The only feeling you get midway is the awesome realization that the song is not over yet. The song itself is droning and quite beautiful but what makes it amazing, in my opinion, is the absolute heartwarming music video. CHECK IT OUT!

I love this song! It's the first This was the first I heard of the band, is simply spectacular! - Joedav

This music video makes me cry every time!

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4 Special Needs Special Needs

This song is so beautiful! And should definitely be at least in top ten of placebo's best songs, the lyrics are incredible and the guitar in the beginning of the song gets you immediately, I fell in love when I heard it the first time! Please vote for it!

The guitar and piano is just mesmerizing. Amazing song!

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5 Nancy Boy

This is way to low on this list. The first song I heard by placebo and its still my favourite (as well as Teenage angst)

One of my favorite songs! I have loved this song for so long it is amazing!

21? FLIPPING 21?! This should be in the Top 5 along with Bitter End easily!

Never forget this on top of the pops. Life changing

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6 Running Up that Hill Running Up that Hill

It's the song of the trailer of one of my favourite vampire movies "daybreakers" and it's awesome

My favourite song. Deserves to be #1

I love the vampire dires and hope one day I can meet elana stehen damon bonnie caroline matt tyler or talk to over phone

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7 The Bitter End The Bitter End

I remember watching mtv when I was a little girl and this video came up, I fall in love with the song, so a few years later I heard this song in the radio, I listen to the lyrics, Google it, and discover placebo, thank you musical flashbacks

An amazing song that deserves much more than the 13# place on the countdown. It got an extremely good opening which proves that the song is in totaly whole other level. The drams and the guitar make it addicted. In my opinion it got to be at least in the top 5

One of the best of placebo I really like this song

One of my favorite songs of all time

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8 Special K

I'm a metal fan and I don't like bands that don't have good guitars and drums.. But this band has a different style... It may have not a good sound back system.. But the atmosphere it makes makes a lot of theirs songs well.. Placebo singer got me in... His voice is trule amazing especially in this song love the part he says gravity no escaping gravity... Can't get it out of my head... This song is great.. Its best of all.. May placebo have a lot good work but this song is truly amazing and the best one here... My top 3 list would go like that: 1. Special K 2. Twenty years 3. Song to say goodbye

This song means much to me and every time I listen to it I can't help it, but miss "the good old times".

I think that this is an amazing song, deserves to be in a better place in this list, along with Every You Every Me... Which is great as well.

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9 Meds Meds

The most funny thing with this, its that I really forget to take my meds in this moment (when I first listened to this song) and it was like THE MEDS and then I met placebo, and yeah, that's because I love the song

I think meds it's one of the best placebo songs and the drums are incredible

Prolly one of the best songs out's meaning is something that help people get out of drug addiction.Placebo really deserves respect for that song

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10 Without You I'm Nothing Without You I'm Nothing

This is such a beautiful, one-of-a-kind love song. It makes me cry every time I hear it, and it stood as my wedding song. It has something that's unique to itself and something that's universal at the same time, but it was so hard choosing between all of their songs. But none beat this masterpiece.

You should listen to this song feat. By David Bowie

You just love this song because bowie liked it, and made a feat, but we all know there are better songs than this, come on!

This guitar... "I"...this guitar again... "take the plan, spin it sideways"...and the guitar... "I"... guitar... "fall"...

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The Newcomers

? Hang on to Your IQ Hang on to Your IQ

There are of course Placebo songs which delve far deeper into darkness, perhaps even more melodic. For me though, this is an important piece of the bands work, just the bass guitar intro alone is one of the most wonderful ever, in my opinion. This song should be well into the top ten and makes me wonder who here really is a fan and who just listens to the radio.

? Every You, Every Me Every You, Every Me

This song is amazing, there's just something about it that gets me every time, it takes me to a different place.

I have heard let them a lot but I didn't know the name of the band I always loved the sound of this band even if I hear metal and heavy metal... The atmosphere and the vocals of their songs are great... Know them from a series... This song is great and their best for me but try to get closer or even in the top 10 list pierrot the clown... If you hadnt listen to it do it and you will see

The moment I heard it, it was the song I knew that had the greatest impact on me. It was sweet, sour, and bitter. It was good.

This song, it gets me every single time I listen to it #placeboneverdies #2016 #20thaniversary #WeWantANewAlbumPlacebo!

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The Contenders

11 Follow the Cops Back Home Follow the Cops Back Home

And then on the ranking of the placebo albums, you see this album (with this kind of masterpieces) down in the last place, HOW CAN PEOPLE EVER THINK THAT, it's the best album, yeah it is, it is

Nice song but could be lower than No.9

This is actually was the first sing I ever heared from Placebo, and I couldn't find any song more beautifully than this!

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12 Black Eyed

This song was written with so much emotion. Maybe more than some of the other brilliant songs from Placebo - Pure amazing.

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13 You Don't Care About Us You Don't Care About Us

And here begins my love to placebo

Brian and stef are so underrated

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14 Flesh Mechanic Flesh Mechanic

Such a solid song! Lyrics are gold, especially since this is the only song by placebo which has the word placebo in the lyrics! - " I took a vow of silence, when he reads his work to me, I swallow words like a... Placebo "

15 36 Degrees 36 Degrees

This song means the world to me, the lyrics - while they do not make sense to everyone - are so powerful and yet so simple at the same time. A truly outstanding and heartfelt song.

This song is amazing. I don't understand how it's not even in the top 20 at least (should be in top 10 in my opinion). Hands down my favourite song of all time.

The first song that really spoke to me lyrically, what really got me into music. Helped me find out who I was when I was so lost during a weird time in my life. That outro is just too good, gets me so happy. I remember when this was #46 on this list, I was speechless. Couple months later it's #16! Well deserved! Now for the top ten:) thank you placebo

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16 Infra-Red

I just fly somewhere high while listening this song

This should be the number one, damn

Love this song

Just Good

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17 Teenage Angst Teenage Angst

Reminds me of my younger years. All the confusions, frustrations and disappointments I had.

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18 This Picture This Picture

I'm laughing, 'cause this is my favourite song by them, and it's like #19

If you really like Placebo, give this song a try (better the acoustic version)

"Farewell the ashtray girl, forbidden snowflake, beware this troubled world, watch out for earthquakes, goodbye to open sores, to broken semaphore, you know we miss her... we miss her picture... sometimes it's fated, we disintegrated for fear of growing old... sometimes it's faded we assassinated it for fear of growing old"

Quite apart from the beginning of the song (I hold an image of the ashtray girl, of cigarette burns on my chest. I wrote a poem that described her world, and put our friendship to the test. And late at night, whilst on all fours, she used to watch me kiss the floor.. what's wrong with this picture? )... what he sings slays... seriously, you can't consider yourself a Placebo's fan if you don't have this song...


Just on Brett Anderson mood. He doesn't really looks a belgian citizen ;-)

I adore this song. My favourite placebo track.

Try to listen the live version of this song.
The best one, according to me. - psycho-

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19 I Know I Know

Not only the top song of Placebo but a top song of all times!

I know you love the song but not the singer!

You have to hear it.. And then to love it

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20 Blind Blind

This song should be far higher than 31. Far far higher. The deeper meaning behind this song is beautiful. The way his voice interacts with the music is simply magical. Listen to it, you will not regret it.

This is one of those special Placebo tracks that is constantly and consistently played over and over again. WOW! It's powerful edgy ballad leaves you wanting more and more.

"If I could tear you from the ceiling, and freeze us both in time. I'd find a brand knew way of seeing, your eyes forever glued to mine"

Beautiful, trying to help someone who can't be helped

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List StatsUpdated 25 Feb 2017

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Top Remixes (8)

1. You Don't Care About Us
2. Nancy Boy
3. Teenage Angst
1. Flesh Mechanic
2. 36 Degrees
3. Nancy Boy
1. Pure Morning
2. Black Eyed
3. The Bitter End

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