Top 10 Songs by Placebo

The Top Ten

1 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.

First placebo's song I've heard in 2003. Fell in loce with them instantly. Very indie rocker.

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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!

It's so sad

The best song, it should be in the MEDS album so I can hear it everywhere but it�'s not in that playlist so:(
PLACEBO WILL LIVE FOREVER BECAUSE THEY ARE GREATNESSS

3 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 love this song! I am gonna vote all of um

Simply the best

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4 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!

This is my favorite song ever! Helped me to survive the rupture of relations with the girlfriend. I was lying on the bed for a two days continuously and listen this song again and again. And I felt a surge of positive emotions. - Electrox

This music video makes me cry every time!

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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!

First song ever, made me come back 20 years later

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6 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!

Love this song! And Bitter End

The guitar Is amazing. The voice Is so great😍All Is great in this song😅

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7 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!

AND ROB THEIR HOUSES!

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 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

Unbeliveble outro, there's no other placebo song which give me so much emotions

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10 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

NUMBER 2 PLACEBO SONG EASILY!

The Contenders

11 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 really hits home at the moment. The suffering is so pure.

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12 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 there.it's meaning is something that help people get out of drug addiction.Placebo really deserves respect for that song

nice song

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13 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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14 Teenage Angst

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

Can't believe this song is so low, it saved my life

BUT NOTHING NEVER EVER GOES MY WAY

15 You Don't Care About Us

And here begins my love to placebo

Brian and stef are so underrated

The most cool song

What a good song

16 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 "

17 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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18 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...

VOTE FOR THIS SONG

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

I adore this song. My favourite placebo track.

Awesome

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19 I Know

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

One of the most emotional songs I know. My top song by Placebo along with Space Monkey.

I know you love the song but not the singer!

This should be on the ten list.

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20 Infra-Red

I just fly somewhere high while listening this song

This should be the number one, damn

Best song when I saw them live

So much passion.

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21 Commercial for Levi

This lyrics are not written by brian, it is from someone else

22 My Sweet Prince

This song is beautiful. It seriously needs to be higher

This song has a very deep sense. It is the legendary song! But it's a pity, that only few people understand it...

"Me and the dragon can chase all the pain away" is enough for this to be top 10

You are the one.

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23 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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24 Julien

This is my favourite song from placebo, and possibly ever.

Julien is like the youg brian molko, like his past, he call it "julien" and dedicate a song to himself

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25 Come Home

Fall in love with placebo since this... 20 years from now

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26 Bruise Pristine

What!? This amazing song isn't in their top 66
Its their best song!

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27 Post Blue

If someone dedicate this song to me, I will get married with that person

I was to marry a girl who loved that song as much as I did back then

Heard this song on one tree hill

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28 Space Monkey

OK so it's not actually about a Space Monkey, but it still has such lovely lyrics and a beautiful tune, should be up higher despite its misleading title.

It should be higher than "too many friends"

ACCURATE TO EVERY DRAMATIC MOMENT

SPACE MONKEY IN THE PLACE TO BE

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29 Protege Moi

A thousand times better than the original version!

Protege moi, protege moi (whispering at the end)

His little Luxemburger accent in French is just so charming - Lotuscandy

Seriously people? underrated!

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30 One of a Kind

Listening to this, you feel like you are one of a kind just like brian, always, every time!

The back of the class it is where I was

31 Too Many Friends

Too many friends Too many people!

I don't like this album, but this song, wow

Love it. Surly it should be higher

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32 English Summer Rain

NOTHING EVER CHANGES! English summer rain, seems it last for ages!

THIS SONG LIVE IT IS THE GREATNESS ITSELF

33 Taste In Men

CHANGE YOUR STYLE AGAIN

34 Where is My Mind

It's no my favorite Placebo song, but it's a great song which seriously deserve to be higher to me..

Deserves much better! The live version with David Bowie is simply fantastic!

BEST COVER EVER MADE

29? hoow? this has to be number one

35 Battle for the Sun

22? Are you serious? This song is the reason I fell in love with Placebo! Deserves better!

You can compare this song to the others, but still the best of the entire album

CAN NOT DECIDE (in this album) BETWEEN JULIEN, THIS ONE, OR TRIGGER HAPPY HANDS, HELP

36 Passive Aggressive

Surely one of the most beautiful songs from Placebo. Very emotional.

This deserves to be in the top ten

IF YOU DENY THIS THEN ITS YOUR FAULT

37 Because I Want You

One of the best songs they have ever made, it would definitely make my best of compilation

Fall into you its all I ever do

LOVEEE PURE LOVE

38 Scared of Girls

HER YOUNGER SISTER HAD A BLISTER WHERE I KISSED HER ON HER THIGH

39 Haemoglobin
40 Narcoleptic
41 Sleeping with Ghosts

"Soulmate dry your eyes cause soulmates never die" brian's voice when he says that... This song deserves to be upper guys at least top 5

At 37 really... ! Should be in top 5 at least..

Kidding? This is the masterpiece of placebo. It shoulb be on the top 3 at least

This song... you name it and I will sing IT... DRY YOUR EYES! I LOVE THIS ONE

42 Kings of Medicine

This is my favourite song from the band, how can this be in the bottom? Simply love it!
'stupid me to believe that I could trust in stupid you... ' - suzy092

I can only say that I LOVE THIS SONG! I can't believe it's so low ranked!

Not a very good song, but still a masterpiece! (on its own terms, like in this bloddy bad album)

43 Slave to the Wage

Brilliant song. So many great songs. It's just that this one in particular should be higher

THIS INTRO-GUITAR ALWAYS KILLS ME

44 Ashtray Heart

This is the placebo song!

One of the best Placebo songs

THE Spanish CHORUS, wonderful

45 Exit Wounds

Absolutely beautiful. This song is made up of pure heartbreak and a strong thirst of being wanted. Brian has poured everything of his being into this. Utterly shattering

If you delate the lyrics, it is just pure trash, honestly, lets say the song its about anything else, then it would be bollocks

This is the most heartbreaking song of all time

The most UNDERRATED song of this list. Pure sound, majestic lyrics,pure feelings! It talks to the heart in an one of a kind way! How the hell can it be at No. 46?

46 Loud Like Love

This song has so much emotion and just like every placebo song it is amazing so I think that is deserves to be at the list also it is the new album name of placebo just give it a try and listen

SO MUCH EMOTION but... a song from this album just can not be so high, there are so many good songs from other album (with the another drummer) that are so much good than this one PLACEBO WHY

This song is energetic,
Not too deep, but the beat and the energy it brings.
Maan.. Its just beautiful. This one deserves the Top 10
Damn I love this song!

47 For What It's Worth

First song I heard from placebo and it's what made me listen to more of them!

Great song! Should be higher in the ranking

THE SUPER NintendoS BIT MAKES ME CRY

(YEAH, YEAH, YEAH,YEYEYEAH)

48 Pierrot the Clown

Amazing song, the first one I ever heard from Placebo. Never ceases being amazing.

There's something so magical about this song!

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49 Bright Lights

A good song by them. Not the best but still needs to be higher

IT IS THIS EVEN PLACEBO? what, this is not pop-punk-alternative rock, this is NOTHING

50 Drag

I drag behind!

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