Shinedown Songs Ranked

Shinedown is an American rock band from Jacksonville, Florida, formed by singer Brent Smith in 2001 after the dissolution of Dreve, his previous band. Smith, still under contract with record label Atlantic Records, recruited the band’s original lineup of Jasin Todd as a guitarist, Brad Stewart on bass, and Barry Kerch on drums. Consistent for the first two album cycles, a few lineup changes followed in the late 2000s, eventually stabilizing with Smith and Kerch alongside Zach Myers on guitar and Eric Bass on bass. The group has released six studio albums: Leave a Whisper (2003), Us and Them (2005), The Sound of Madness (2008), Amaryllis (2012), Threat to Survival (2015), and Attention Attention (2018). Shinedown has sold more than ten million records worldwide and has had the most number-one singles on the Billboard Mainstream Rock charts out of any band, with 16. Here are all Shinedown songs ranked.

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20. Through the Ghost (Amaryllis, 2012)

“Beautiful lyrics, haunting instruments, and powerful themes result in a magnum opus for Shinedown. Amazing song, amazing lyrics, great tunes and as usual an amazing voice.”

19. Amaryllis (Amaryllis, 2012)

“This song stands the test of time as my favorite song because it applies to many different aspects of my life. And it’s about opening up to both other people and myself. I’m debating getting this song’s lyrics tattooed. That’s how much I love it.”

18. I’ll Follow You (The Warner Sound Live Room EP, 2013)

“Shinedown’s best song. A gut punch right to the feelings. Great melody & lyrics, and the breakdown in the bridge of the song gives me chills every time.”

17. For My Sake (Amaryllis, 2012)

“This song rocks. The chorus just flows perfectly with the guitar, it is just amazing no doubt about it. This quality of song isn’t very much like their others. It feels like the other songs are just fillers for hits like this.”

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16. Save Me (Us and Them, 2005)

“This song is just awesome, It’s so expressive and I can really relate to the lyrics. Not only that, but its one of those songs that will always get stuck in your head.”

15. Enemies (Amaryllis, 2012)

“This song for me has a great tune, also the Music video was just exemplary, such imagination and originality that the Shinedown band have put into this song, it should be No. 1 by far!”

14. Cut the Cord (Now That’s What I Call Rock, 2016)

“It’s pure rock and is very addictive. In my opinion, it’s shinedown’s best. This song is Shinedown at their BEST! This song is EXTREMELY exhilarating!”

13. Devour (The Sound of Madness, 2008)

“This has got to be one of the most blood pumping songs by them. I’m in love with it. The fastest and most intense song by them. The guitar, drums and bass are all awesome.”

12. Simple Man (Leave a Whisper, 2003)

“It’s is honestly, to me, one of the best covers of an already well established track in rock I’ve ever heard. Very easy going, but also sports one of Brent Smith’s absolute best vocal performances.”

11. Bully (Amaryllis, 2012)

“This is one of my favorite songs by shinedown by far! The message is very powerful.. this helped me through my 1st year of middle school. Now I’m homeschooled! Anyway not the point this song is amazing when they scream bully at the Beginning it still gives me chills.. this could help anyone that is getting bullied”

10. I Dare You (Us and Them, 2005)

“When I used to hear this song on the radio I fell in love with it and had no idea who Shinedown was. I became a fan from this song. This song was the song my hubby and I walked into our reception with! LOVE THIS!”

9. The Crow & the Butterfly (The Sound of Madness, 2008)

“Such a beautiful and moving song, makes me emotional every time I hear it. This isn’t, in my opinion, the best song from Shinedown; I love Second Chance and other less well known songs of theirs like Beyond The Sun. But something about this song, a mix of the lyrics, beautiful lead vocals, and raw emotion put into this song make it my favorite.”

8. If You Only Knew (The Sound of Madness, 2008)

“Their first love song and has the most meaning and isn’t even “that” soft deserves to be at least top 5. If you only knew.. I’d sacrifice my beating heart before I lose you… Very great and emotional lyric!”

7. Call Me (The Sound of Madness, 2008)

“No other Shinedown song hits me in quite the same way this one does. From gut wrenching lyrics to a beautiful showcase of vocal range. It hits home in every way. Easily their best song.

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6. Unity (Amaryllis, 2012)

“Really helps me when I’m feeling down; very uplifting song. So amazing to see this song live, when the line “put your hands in the air if you hear me out there” comes up everybody in the entire venue puts their hands in the air. It is so amazing and I got goosebumps both times I saw them.”

5. What a Shame (The Sound of Madness, 2008)

“I’ve always thought this was one of Shinedown’s more emotional songs and it will always be my favorite of theirs. Very emotive. Top vocals and instrumentals. Builds beautifully. Just class”

4. 45 (Leave a Whisper, 2003)

“It pulls so much emotion from the heart. It makes me think and feel. I love this song so much. Such power and Brets voice set the whole thing off. If you haven’t listened to this song don’t continue to miss out!”

3. Sound of Madness (The Sound of Madness, 2008)

“Another lose cannon gone bi-poler slipped down couldn’t get much lower quicksand’s got no sense of humor I’m still laughing like hell. You think your crying to me looking so sorry that I’m gonna believe you’ve been infected by a social diszes, well then TAKE YOUR MEDISEN. love this song.”

2. Diamond Eyes (The Sound of Madness, 2008)

“Shinedown is my all time favorite band and Diamond Eyes is my all time favorite song. From Brent Smiths unbelievable vocals to some great guitar playing from Zach Myers and the phenomenal pace in the song, it is a song that is sure to blow your mind and is gonna get you pumped up.”

1. Second Chance (The Sound of Madness, 2008)

“I loved this song because I believe in second chances and I want a second chance in my life and I want it so bad I can taste it. So in all of my heart, this song is the best song of shinedown’s career so far and I loved it so freaking much it make me cry. So thank you Shinedown for make me believing in second chances and god bless your souls Shinedown. God bless your souls.”