The Black Keys Songs Ranked

The Black Keys is an American rock band formed in Akron, Ohio, in 2001. The group consists of Dan Auerbach (guitar, vocals) and Patrick Carney (drums). The duo began as an independent act, recording music in basements and self-producing their records before they eventually emerged as one of the most popular garage rock artists during a second wave of the genre’s revival in the 2010s. The band’s raw blues rock sound draws heavily from Auerbach’s blues influences, including Junior Kimbrough, Howlin’ Wolf, and Robert Johnson. Here are The Black Keys songs ranked from best to worst.

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20. The Lengths (Rubber Factory, 2004)

“This proves that these guys are true rockers and rollers. Every great brand needs a great slow dance song and this is it for them. The Lengths! Love this song. A little less of blues and more of roots rock. Great song, great band, and awesome note bending in this particular song.”

19. Stack Shot Billy (Rubber Factory, 2004)

“The intro to this song on its own is so great, it displays Dan’s amazing talent for guitar. The story told by song is so clear to understand and such a great showcase of good blues-inspired rock music”

18. Your Touch (Magic Potion, 2006)

“Simple, but an unforgettable riff. Dan’s voice suits that blue guitar amazingly well. So good. If you don’t know if you can’t be a true fan. Bloody great song, should definitely be higher.”

17. Nova Baby (El Camino, 2011)

“My favorite song by the Black Keys, the song sounds great when at both of the tempos it switches to and the lyrics are very meaningful”

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16. Sister (El Camino, 2011)

“Good stuff but seems underrated. The music is mixed pretty well, catchy touch in guitar and bass, plus fun stomping drum. The tempo is amazingly addicting.”

15. Psychotic Girl (Attack & Release, 2008)

“Simply there best song ever! Sit back, crank it up, and love it! And a famous quote from White Men can’t Jump “.. Look man, you can listen to Jimi but you can’t hear him. There’s a difference man. Just because you’re listening to him doesn’t mean you’re hearing him… “

14. Oceans & Streams (Attack & Release, 2008)

“So many awesome songs by these guys, but this one takes the cake It’s also very underrated in my opinion. Good to see it on this list. Proves that Keys Fans have awesome taste! 🙂 now if only I could learn to play that awesome solo…”

13. Fever (Turn Blue, 2014)

“This song adds so many awesome components plus an awesome beat. Definitely one of their best ones. Catchy song and should be higher.”

12. Howlin’ for You (Brothers, 2010)

“It kicks! The drums are the best. And who did not see trailer (video), it’s like parody of Hollywood movie – then you must see it. This is something else! It sets you on right from the beginning to the end!”

11. Set You Free (Thickfreakness, 2003)

“Really awesome riff. It’s amazing how the Black Keys are just two people. They create ideas that are the views of many. SO awesome! Unique song. Their best in my opinion. Quite perfect.”

10. Thickfreakness (Thickfreakness, 2003)

“I do enjoy the genre of Blues Rock. I liked the great riffs on there, and the lyrics were always great. If anything, it is one of my favorite rock subgenres. However, while the great riffs are here and there are certainly tracks with great lyrics, which do greatly help this album, I don’t exactly get any reaction from this. Hell, the score I’m giving this is mainly because of the technical and writing aspects being as great as they are, especially be the end”

9. Strange Times (Attack & Release, 2008)

“This song is so cool. There is no way that someone can’t like this, unless, of course, they’re crazy! This is THE best alt-rock song ever. the guitar is so cool. I love to play it”

8. 10 A.M. Automatic (Rubber Factory, 2004)

“This is one of their best songs with simple rock guitar and no keyboards bringing the thickness of the guitar down. Great song. Maybe not their best, but definitely in the Top ten!”

7. I Got Mine (Attack & Release, 2008)

“You haven’t properly experienced this song until you see them play it live. The rock in this song is so much stronger than his other songs. Go listen to it right now!”

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6. Everlasting Light (Brothers, 2010)

“Most beautiful, soulful, borderline R&B song (yet still completely rocking) song on brothers. Worth the listen, every time. Music is not just about chords, it’s about how we feel when listening.”

5. Weight of Love (Turn Blue, 2014)

“A slow relaxed and gradual build up reminiscent of Pink Floyd’s ‘Breathe’ gradually climaxes into a amazing guitar solo backed by solid base… the perfect song while tripping”

4. Lonely Boy (El Camino, 2011)

“The amazing first single for the album El Camino. Rolling Stone praised the song, giving it four out of five stars, saying that “Frustrated desire is the song’s ostensible theme… But for Keys fans, this is a clean hit of instant gratification. ” I loved the music video- that dance was precious!”

3. Gold on the Ceiling (El Camino, 2011)

“I love the music and the beat to this song, why is tighten up higher than this, I don’t understand. This has a great melody and the lyrics a really catchy while tighten up doesn’t have nearly as good lyrics as this song. The Black Keys are now one of my favorite bands because of this song.”

2. Tighten Up (Brothers, 2010)

“Not only is this song amazing, but the music video is golden! Love the style of all their songs. Classic stuff Bass tune, love the keys, best band right now in my opinion, and tighten up is one of their best”

1. Little Black Submarines (El Camino, 2011)

“This is one of the greatest songs I’ve ever heard. It’s so lovely and slow and emotional first, and then when the drums and the electric guitar kicks in, I just want to get up and dance. The transition from soft to heavy is flawless! A very well put together song.”