My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time (Part 3 of 4)

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50. “Loser” by Beck

Album: Mellow Gold (1993)

“In the time of chimpanzees, I was a monkey
Butane in my veins and I’m out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables
Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose
Kill the headlights and put it in neutral
Stock car flamin’ with a loser and the cruise control
Baby’s in Reno with the vitamin D
Got a couple of couches, sleep on the love-seat
Someone came in sayin’, I’m insane to complain
About a shotgun wedding and a stain on my shirt
Don’t believe everything that you breathe
You get a parking violation and a maggot on your sleeve
So shave your face with some mace in the dark
Savin’ all your food stamps and burnin’ down the trailer park”

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49. “The World I Know” by Collective Soul

Album: Collective Soul (1995)

Genre: Alternative rock, Post-Grunge

“Are we listening
To hymns of offering?
Have we eyes to see
That love is gathering?
All the words that I’ve been reading
Have now started the act of bleeding
Into one…into one…

So I walk up on high
And I step to the edge
To see my world below
And I laugh at myself
While the tears roll down
‘Cause it’s the world I know
Oh it’s the world I know”


48. “Like A Vibration” by The Whigs

Album: Mission Control (2008)

Genre: Garage rock

“like a vibration
my reputation is hanging around my neck
it’s hanging out in bars
but my perception of my perception
is my confederate corn
it won’t do me no good now

the world that calls us
it doesn’t owe us
could we just have some fun?
could we just make some love?”


47. “No One” by Cold

Album: 13 Ways To Bleed Onstage (2000)

Genre: Alternative metal, Post-grunge

“Well I can’t ever really believe
no one was sent to get me
I feel like I’m being erased
no one got left here

Well I’m all alone
no one was sent to get me
Well I’m all alone
no one got left here

But I’m fine
no one got left here
AND I’m fine
no one got left here”

46. “Push It” by Static-X

Album: Wisconsin Death Trip (1999)

Genre: Industrial metal

“My mind is corrosive
I trip on corrosive
I freak see through me
My eyes are explosive
I feed on it
Black out crucify me”


45. “Godspeed” by Anberlin

Album: Cities (2007)

Genre: Alternative rock

“They lied when they said the good died young
They lied when they said the good died young
Stay with me stay with me tonight

Burning down bridges now (scatter the ashes)
Godspeed to all you’re after
Is this a life left just to remember
Tell them who you are who you really were (hey hey)
Kill yourself slowly over time fashion statement suicide
She’s still asleep in a Chelsea hotel
Bad turns to worse and the worst turns into hell”


44. “Under A Serpent Sun” by At The Gates

Album: Slaughter of the Soul (1995)

Genre: Melodic Death Metal

“Web of corruption thick with deceit
The language of destruction, the slaughter of the meek

Under a serpent sun – we shall all live as one

No rest for the wicked, the children of god
The final retribution, the final curtain torn
Within us – the falmes of the end
Survival of the fittest, the hunt for the sacred game”

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43. “Hitchin’ A Ride” by Green Day

Album: Nimrod (1997)

Genre: Punk rock, Alternative rock

“Cold turkey’s getting stale,
Tonight I’m eating crow.
Fermented salmonella poison oak no

There’s a drought at the Fountain of youth,
And now I’m dehydrating.
My tongue is swelling up,
As say 1, 2, 1, 2, 3, 4”


42. “Matilda” by Alt-J

Album: An Awesome Wave (2012)

Genre: Experimental, indie rock, art rock, psychedelic folk

“Just like Johnny Flynn said,
The breath I’ve taken and the one I must to go on.
Put the grenade pin in your hand, so you understand who’s boss.
My defeat sleeps top to toe with her success.

Oh this is from
This is from
This is from Matilda”

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41. “Leathers” by Deftones

Album: Koi No Yokan (2012)

Genre: Alternative metal, post-metal, experimental rock

“This is your Test… Come Forth, Confess! Extend
Your Tongue, Speak Out, Go On.
Shedding Your Skin, Showing Your Texture.
Time to let everything Inside Show.
You’re Cutting All Ties Now and Forever Time to let
Everything Outside You

Shed your casing, Show your lines And shapes.
Wear your insides, On the outside
Show your enemy, What you look like”

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40. “Stargazer” by Rainbow

Album: Rainbow Rising (1976)

Genre: Heavy metal, hard rock, progressive rock, Neo-Classical Metal, Power Metal

“Hot wind, moving fast across the desert
We feel that our time has arrived
The world spins, while we put his dream together
A tower of stone to take him straight to the sky
Oh I see his face!

Where is your star?
Is it far, is it far, is it far?
When do we leave?
Hey, I believe, I believe”

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39. “The Bucket” by Kings of Leon

Album: Aha Shake Heartbreak (2004)


Genre: Garage rock, Southern rock

“I’ll be the one to show you the way
You’ll be the one to always complain
Three in the morning come a bang, bang, bang
All out of fags and I just can’t wait
Cancel the thing that I said I’d do,
I don’t feel comfortable talking to you
Unless you got the zipper fixed on my shoe
then I’ll be in the lobby drinking for two

Eighteen, balding, star
Golden, falling, heart”


38. “Hail and Kill” by ManOwar

Album: Kings of Metal (1988)


Genre: Heavy metal, Power metal

“Blood and death are waiting
Like a raven in the sky
I was born to die
Hear me while I live now
As I look into your eyes
None shall hear a lie
Now power and dominion
Are taken by the will
By divine right hail and kill”


37. “Go With The Flow” by Queens of the Stone Age

Album: Songs for the Deaf (2003)

Genre: Hard rock, Stoner rock

“I want something good to die for
To make it beautiful to live
I want a new mistake, lose is more than hesitate.
Do you believe it in your head?

I can go with the flow
Don’t say it doesn’t matter, matter anymore
I can go with the flow
Will you believe it in your head?”


36. “Needled 24/7” by Children of Bodom

Album: Hate Crew Deathroll (2003)

Genre: Melodic death metal, power metal, thrash metal

“And everyday when the knife in my back starts to twinge ‘n’ turn
My eyes are catching fire and my heart starts to burn
One foot away from you is like being closer to heaven
Then again it’s like being needled 24/7”


35. “Prisoner of Society” by The Living End

Album: The Living End (1999)

Genre: Punk rock, Rockabilly

“Well we don’t need no one to tell us what to do
Oh yes we’re on our own and there’s nothing you can do
So we don’t need no one like you
To tell us what to do

We don’t refer to the past when we’re showing what we’ve done
Our generation gap means the war is never won
The past is in your head
The future’s in our hands”


34. “Mommy Can I Go Out & Kill Tonight?” by Misfits

Album: Walk Among Us (1982)

Genre: Horror punk, hardcore punk

“Singled out the kids who are mean to me
Get straight A’s but they still make fun
I don’t give a…, I’ll laugh last

Stayed in every night
Do my homework so I’ll be smart
Girls all say I’m a little fucked

Mommy I’m a good boy
Mommy I’m a fuckin’ savior
Mommy I’m alive

Mommy, can I go out and kill tonight”

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33. “Go Your Own Way” by Fleetwood Mac

Album: Rumours (1977)

Genre: Soft rock, Rock, Hard Rock

“Loving you
Isn’t the right thing to do
How can I ever change things
That I feel

If I could
Maybe I’d give you my world
How can I
When you won’t take it from me

You can go your own way
Go your own way
You can call it
Another lonely day
You can go your own way
Go your own way”

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32. “Angel of Death” by Slayer

Album: Reign In Blood (1986)

Genre: Thrash metal

“Angel of Death
Monarch to the kingdom of the dead
Infamous butcher
Angel of Death”

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31. “Abra Cadaver” by The Hives

Album: Tyrannosaurus Hives (2004)

Genre: Post-punk revival, Garage punk

“Ah know what’s wrong with me?
I got no vision see
I was the target of notion of submission see

Oh yeah they needed me
Yeah I was the target see
They tried to stick a dead body inside of me

I need
No need no alibi
Honestly I tell no lies
Wanted to stick a office worker inside of me

But I kept breakin’ free
They could not capture me
I pulled maneuvers they were closer to savage see”


30. “Curse of the Pharaohs” by Mercyful Fate

Album: Melissa (1983)

Genre: Heavy metal, Black metal

“Way out in Egypt in the valley of kings
Where the mummified pharaohs pretend dead in their sleep
Don’t touch, never ever steal
Unless you’re in for the kill
Or you’ll be hit by the curse of the pharaohs
Yes you’ll be hit and the curse is on you

Now if you’re breakin’ the seals and disturbing the peace
Then you’re startin’ up a curse
Bringing evil disease
Don’t touch, never ever steal
Unless you’re in for the kill
Or you’ll be hit by curse of the pharaohs
Yes you’ll be hit and the curse is on you”

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29. “Scott Farcas Takes It On The Chin” by Less Than Jake

Album: Hello Rockview (1998)

Genre: Ska punk

“When I think of how things
Are right now it feels like
Yeah it all feels like some
Kind of circus show
And how this toen it keeps
You pinned down with the
Same song from years
Ago and y’know this place
Will chew you up and spit
You out before you go

And when they drag you
Kicking and screaming
From the scene you know
It’s time to leave
When I think of this town”


28. “All Over You” by Live

Album: Throwing Copper (1994)

Genre: Alternative rock, Post-grunge, Hard rock

“Our love is like water
Pinned down and abused for being strange
Our love is no other
Then me alone for me all day
Our love is like water
Pinned down and abused, hey hey hey!

All over you, all over me the sun, the fields, the sky
I’ve often tried to hold the sea, the sun, the fields, the tide”


27. “Take It Away” by The Used

Album: In Love and Death (2004)


Genre: Post-hardcore

“I can’t stop itching
Over thoughts of tarnished hope
Kinda funny
Lonely Feeling
I’m not in love
You know it’s not love
Don’t make it look so pretty burning

Burn the sun
Burn the light
Take take take take take take it away
Take my hand
Take my life
Take take take take take take it away”


26. “Cult of Personality” by Living Colour

Album: Vivid (1988)


Genre: Funk metal, hard rock, heavy metal, alternative metal, neo-psychedelia

“Neon lights, A Nobel Prize
When a mirror speaks, the reflection lies
You won’t have to follow me
Only you can set me free

I sell the things you need to be
I’m the smiling face on your T.V.
I’m the Cult of Personality”


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