Boston Songs Ranked

Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, who had their most notable successes during the 1970s and 1980s. Centered on multi-instrumentalist founder and leader Tom Scholz, who played the majority of instruments on the debut album, the band is a staple of classic rock radio playlists.[ Boston’s best-known works include the songs “More Than a Feeling”, “Peace of Mind”, “Foreplay/Long Time”, “Rock and Roll Band”, “Smokin’”, “Don’t Look Back”, “A Man I’ll Never Be”, and “Amanda”. They have sold more than 75 million records worldwide, including 31 million albums in the United States, of which 17 million were from their self-titled debut album and seven million were for their second album, Don’t Look Back, making them one of the world’s best-selling artists. Here are all of Boston’s songs ranked from worst to best.

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20. The Star Spangled Banner/4th of July Reprise (Greatest Hits, 1997)

“By far the most Summer filled Boston song I’ve ever heard. If you ever need a nice son on Summer vacation to get you in the spirit, it’s this one.”

19. Cool the Engines (Third Stage, 1986)

“This is a driving song that feels like listening to “Feelin Satisfied or “Rock and Roll Band”. The whole song is exceptionally catchy.”

18. I Think I Like It (Third Stage, 1986)

“If you never heard this song, you should listen to it especially if you like More Than a Feeling than Boston. I know that u might be lazy and don’t want to take time to do it, but you really should.”

17. Livin’ for You (Walk On, 1994)

“I love this song. Reminds me of love for my own son. I wish Brad was sharing vocals, but a lot of meaning to this song.”

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16. We’re Ready (Third Stage, 1986)

“Guitar solo…just too perfect. It’s a shame this didn’t rank higher; so much is missed. At the end the acoustic guitar fade-out always makes me sad for some reason, but in a good way!”

15. Can’tcha Say (You Believe in Me) / Still in Love (Third Stage, 1986)

“The bridge of this song really does make you want to cry. Once you hear it, all of your past glorious moments just come flooding back to you, and then you fall in love with the song.”

14. Hollyann (Third Stage, 1986)

“A very underrated masterpiece. A truly powerful and moving song with lyrics that can pierce one’s soul when reflecting upon simpler times when a million hands gave the sign! For us timeless dreamers of another day, Hollyann is a reflection upon a quintessential utopia with a perfect girl that can only be captured in a song without degradation or disappointment that real life reveals. Hollyann will always be perfect to me, everyday and in every way.”

13. I Had a Good Time (Corporate America, 2002)

“A great Boston tune, with a sad and contemporary feel, like the end of something good. The end of Delp’s run with this legendary band As more people hear this song, it’ll continue to move up the list which is incredible considering the iconic songs ahead of it.”

12. Feelin’ Satisfied (Don’t Look Back, 1978)

“Absolutely powerful. The way the guitar builds up, especially at the end, combined with the lyrics makes this one of the best rock anthems you could ever hear. Incredible guitar after the first chorus. Classic Boston.”

11. Something About You (Boston, 1976)

“This song gets me pumped up the most out of any Boston song. Even the slow and quiet intro could get anybody interested in what this one has to offer. All of Boston’s songs are great, but Something About You is by far, in my opinion, the best of them all to be cranked up loud,”

10. Hitch a Ride (Boston, 1976)

“I will admit, here lately I have been more of a fan of this one. That, after being a long time fan since the seventies! Boson is timeless. Music this good never dies, and it’s a shame there’s not this type of caliber music in this day and age.”

9. Higher Power (Greatest Hits, 1997)

“It’s an epic song that you can really get into. And it’s my personal favorite. This song deserves more credit. Love this song please vote this song higher up the list great guitar bass drumming and singing”

8. A Man I’ll Never Be (Don’t Look Back, 1978)

“Sexy guitar! I love Boston and this should be in the top 5. The song has so much meaning to it and the guitar will make your neck hairs shiver. One of the only songs to give me goosebumps. A deep, meaningful song with absolutely incredible guitar work by Tom Scholz. Excellent”

7. Amanda (Third Stage, 1986)

“Amazing song! Love it! I can listen to this song again and again and not get bored! It should be. Emotionally poignant and powerful. “Amanda ” is Boston’s BEST in My opinion.”

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6. Rock and Roll Band (Boston, 1976)

“This is my third favorite song after more than a feeling and peace of mind. I like it a lot it’s very good. Has a great rock n roll tune to it.”

5. Don’t Look Back (Don’t Look Back, 1978)

“It’s a really awesome song that I first heard on the show supernatural.. Has really good vocals and the music is just amazing.. I especially liked the guitar riff in this…”

4. Smokin’ (Boston, 1976)

“This song has such a complementary bass line to the awesome guitar work. Best keyboarding solo of any song, and was on south park. Awesome song!

3. Foreplay / Long Time (Boston, 1976)

“For me this is the ultimate Boston song, incorporating everything great about the band. A lengthy instrumental highlighting Tom’s keyboard skills, a “spacey” vibe that reflects the album art, impressive guitar soloing and distorted riffs combined with acoustic guitar, great lyrics that are relatable to anybody and Brad’s incredible lead and backing vocals that are full of catchy and accessible melodies. The rhythm section is strong and punchy, with Sib playing great fills throughout and the bass driving the song forward the whole time.”

2. Peace of Mind (Boston, 1976)

“Personally I believe this song is the best Boston song because the guitar riffs and the singing together make this song beautiful, it also makes me feel the happier when listening to this song more than other Boston songs, I still love all of them but hands down this is my favorite.”

1. More Than a Feeling (Boston, 1976)

“This is my favorite song plus,this is my favorite band. I really like the electric guitar solo part. This is a powerful song. This song also reminds me of my auntie Nettie. She died when I was only four years old. The lyrics are very meaningful. And I totally think this is the best Boston song.”