Top 10 best Arctic Monkeys songs of all time



Started in 2002 by a group of Brits barely old enough to drive, the Arctic Monkeys’ debut album, “Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not,” became the fastest-selling debut album in UK chart history. With little to no marketing outside of playing gigs, the band was thrust into public consciousness, and the rest is history. Here are the top 10 Arctic Monkey’s songs that should definitely be on your rock and roll playlist, starting with some of their best work.

1. I Wanna Be Yours (AM-2013)

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First on the list with a great starting bass, the song catches your attention and yanks you in. Its amazing melody makes it the perfect love song – a must-play if you plan on going places with your special someone this summer.

2. 505 (Favourite Worst Nightmare-2007)

Another great love song, the melody is very calming and relaxing. Halfway through they crank the pace with perfect lyrics and great imagery. You can picture the details as Turner sings them.

3. Do I Wanna Know (AM-2013)

A foot-stomper, “Do I Wanna Know” is an edgy rock song that brings together great guitar and drums. This was the Arctic Monkeys first song to be featured on Billboard Hot 100 chart.

4. Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High (AM-2013)

This rock classic is an upbeat singalong. It’s raw and relatable – a song that instantly feels real.

5. Only One Who Knows (Favourite Worst Nightmare-2007)

A serene song, it’s slow and consistent. Depending on your mood, it’s perfect by yourself or on a rainy day. Turner’s vocals are immaculate.

6. Mardy Bum (Whatever people say I am that’s what I’m not-2006)

A mardy bum is defined as someone who pouts often or is always moody, but this song’s energy makes you want to snap and dance along. It’s underrated, but it should be a must on any top 10.

7. R U Mine (AM-2013)

Another one of their best-selling songs, “R U Mine” is now featured in three different video games. Written in correlation with “Do I Wanna Know”, the sounds are similar but somehow completely different.

8. Fake Tales Of San Francisco (Whatever people say I am that’s what I’m not-2006)

One of the first songs the band recorded, you can tell it paved the way for who they are now.

9. Suck It And See (Suck It And See – 2011)

Another good love song brought to you by the Arctic Monkeys. Beautiful and moving, it’s got a perfect tone and melody.

10. I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor (Whatever people say I am that’s what I’m not-2006)

Overall one of the best songs the Arctic Monkeys have released. Fast-paced with guitar that’s played as fast as the lead vocalist sings. This song will make you want to rock out or even pull someone to the dance floor! The band performed it at the opening ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Not bad for a some kids from Sheffield.


After a long hiatus, the Arctic Monkeys announced a new album earlier this month. It’s due out May 11 via Domino records. Photo credit: Laura from Washington/Newcastle/Sunderland, UK – Arctic Monkeys.

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    By: Alexa Shughart

    Alexa fell in love with classic rock when she was young and hasn’t stopped listening since. She has taken interest in many bands including BOC, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, and Pink Floyd.

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