Worst Rush Songs

The Top Ten

1 Rivendell

Wow I somehow knew this song would be number 1 on this list and I would agree - christangrant

I think Rivendell isn't their best, but its isn't their worst

No this and test for echo are ausome this list has underrated songs

Not true

2 Tai Shan

This song is the only song that I hate off of Hold Your Fire. Sure, the album opens with Force Ten, which is a upbeat, happy song before jumping into the magnificent Time Stand Still (The only bad thing about that song is the crappy music video). After those two songs, the rest are mediocre, but still good... save for Tai Shan. This song is just plain garbage. At least I Think I'm Going Bald had a good riff in spite of the lyrics. This song has nothing. - CaptDeadeye

"After those two songs, the rest are mediocre..." WHAT? Not even "Prime Mover," "Lock And Key," or "Mission" are good? I am salty... - DKartWoomy

The only Rush song that's really worthy of the title of worst Rush song in my opinion, it's not terrible, it's just nothing special. Superconductor should not be higher than this on the list, and Rivendell should not be #1, nothing else on this list is even remotely bad, its all great except this song - Derrick_Fox

This is a Pop song by Rush the same band who made 2112 a 20 minute masterpiece made this... - christangrant

The only rush song I don't like. And that's saying something because Rush is my favorite band.

3 BU2B2

This song is the shortest Rush song in history, beating out former record holder Hope from Snakes and Arrows. Despite its lack in length, it is simply an OK song. Not bad... just insignificant. - CaptDeadeye

Only an overshort sequel to BU2B, without any musical showout.

4 Dog Years

One of the lamest metaphors Peart ever used. This should be first.

This and Tai Shan are the only actually bad songs on this list - dlbk03

Definitely my least favorite song by them.

I has more musical excellence than "Rivendell" or "Tai Shan" though... - DKartWoomy

This song rocks! - Brobusky

5 Garden Road

The lyrics on this song, which were written by Lee, are in no way comparable to Neil's lyrics. But that doesn't mean this song is bad. - CaptDeadeye

Come on this is a good song

Come on I love this song - Boi

6 War Paint
7 Good News First
8 Scars
9 Superconductor

Those 'superconductor' back vocals are so silly, boy I hate that song just because of that!

10 For What It's Worth

The Newcomers

? The Seeker
? Shapes of Things

The Contenders

11 I Think I'm Going Bald

This song has a good riff, but the way Geddy belts the god awful lyrics makes overshadows the riff. This song is the only bad song off of Caress of Steel and one of few bad Rush songs. - CaptDeadeye

Seriously? How is this not first? I don't think I even need to explain why this gets my vote. The worst song on the worst album. - Xean45

This is one of my favorite Rush songs. Why? Because to all the people saying "Muhh, the lyrics are stupid", "Muhh, the riff is taken from 'In the Mood'" that's exactly why it's great! It's a comedic song that borrowed one of the greatest riffs Lifeson has ever written! Because Rush was a hard rock band, not a prog band. They didn't care about the meaning of the song and the relevancy of the lyrics. They just wanted to write an awesome hard rock song people could rock out to. There are so many worse Rush songs than this. "Tai Shan", "Rivendell", "Madrigal"... And in my opinion, "Tom Sawyer", "Witch Hunt", and "Hemispheres" are worse than this one. - Aweso

My least favorite overall album is probably Snakes and Arrows.

12 Mr. Soul
13 Dreamline

I don't understand how this song is on this list. This is one of the best Rush songs. Youthful ambition and spirit, great energy put into the composition, and just a fun song to listen to. - Xean45

14 Seven and Seven Is
15 Hand Over Fist
16 Need Some Love
17 Ghost of a Chance

The song isn't complete crap, but it does suck. It's a shabby attempt at a love song. They've done better sounding Love songs in the past like Tears and even did better ones later on such as Halo Effect. This one, however, just blows!

What? I just listened to this. How is test for echo worse than this? This should be number one!

Why did they even consider this one? UP YOUR GAME GUYS!

This song's okay, but I'm not crazy about it. Personally, from Roll the Bones, I prefer Dreamline. But, overall, I have to agree that this is not Rush's best.

18 Anagram (For Mongo)
19 You Bet Your Life
20 Test for Echo

Such uncreative lyrics, sung boringly and drably. - thebigegg

For some reason I always liked this song

21 Second Nature


22 Heresy
23 Half the World
24 High Water
25 Here Again
26 The Big Wheel
27 We Hold On
28 Virtuality
29 Xanadu

No way this is one of their best - christangrant

What's this doing on here? - DKartWoomy


30 The Necromancer
31 Faithless
32 The Color of Right
33 Making Memories
34 Crossroads
35 Lock and Key
36 Countdown
37 Carve Away the Stone

Just terrible

38 Different Strings
39 2112

LOL... you all know how bad 2112 is... overly campy and... I'm sorry I can't stop cracking up. I'm putting this here as a sheer joke to piss off all Rush fans who see this. You all know this song is a masterpiece so you must know I'm only putting it here as a joke. - CaptDeadeye

Don't put stuff on here as a joke please - DKartWoomy

40 The Trees

The lyrics are terrible. Comparing the oak trees to the rich people and the maples to the poor people is a terrible analogy

41 Totem
42 The Speed of Love
43 Red Lenses
44 The Body Electric
45 Madrigal

Though overshadowed by the rest of A Farewell to Kings, Madrigal shouldn't be overlooked. - CaptDeadeye

This is one of their most beautiful sounding songs. What?

46 Sweet Miracle
47 Lakeside Park

This song is an underrated gem... I thought I'd find more of Caress of Steel here. - CaptDeadeye

48 Open Secrets
49 How It Is
50 Distant Early Warning

It’s still ok, but there are SO many Rush songs out there that are WAY better than this

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