- 100 Proof – 88 Fingers Louie (Best Punk Rock Songs 13/13)
- Hero Of Our Time – Satanic Surfers (Best Punk Rock Songs 12/13)
- Crush – Over It (Best Punk Rock Songs 11/13)
- Cease – Bad Religion (Best Punk Rock Songs 10/13)
- Always – Good Riddance (Best Punk Rock Songs 09/13)
- Torches – Rise Against (Best Punk Rock Songs 08/13)
- Divorce – Craig’s Brother (Best Punk Rock Songs 07/13)
- Alison’s Disease – Lagwagon (Best Punk Rock Songs 06/13)
- On The Outside – No Use For A Name (Best Punk Rock Songs 05/13)
- The Decline – NOFX (Best Punk Rock Songs 03/13)
- The King Is Dead – A Wilhelm Scream (Best Punk Rock Songs 03/13)
- Propagandhi – Purina Hall of Fame (Best Punk Rock Songs 02/13)
- Strung Out – Velvet Alley (Best Punk Rock Songs 01/13)
So here it is.
The number 1 on my personal list of the 13 best Punk Rock songs.
It’s Velvet Alley by Strung Out.
- Position: 1 (of 13)
- Song Title: Velvet Alley*
- Band: Strung Out
- On Album: An American Paradox*
- Year: 2002
- Lyrics: Strung Out – Velvet Alley
I think Velvet Alley was my favourite song as soon as I heard it for the first time. It has everything I expect from a perfect Punk Rock song: killer guitar riffs, catchy vocals, an intro that builds up over time, thrashing drums, background vocals that really underline the main vocals, and it’s freaking fast! I like the song so much I even arranged my last „official“ own song in a similar way: 21st Century Punkband – Celebrity. I’m sure you’ll hear the influence! 😉
If you don’t like fast guitars and drums – although I have absolutely no idea why you wouldn’t – here’s a great acoustic cover of Velvet Alley by Jenn Fiorentino:
If you don’t know Strung Out yet, you definitely have to check them out right now! They are one of the longest playing punk bands out there and released another kick-ass album – Transmission.Alpha.Delta – in 2015. I can’t think of any Strung Out song I really don’t like. Here are three of my other favourite songs:
Now I have nothing more to add to my list. I’m officially „done“. I hope you enjoyed the list and perhaps found a few great songs that you didn’t already know. Let me know if you would add any other song or re-arrange my list.
So that’s it for my best 13 punk rock songs of all time 🙂 What do you think about the songs? Do you agree with my number 1?