The Lumineers Songs Ranked

The Lumineers are an American folk-rock band based in Denver, Colorado. The founding members are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion, piano). Schultz and Fraites began writing and performing together in Ramsey, New Jersey in 2005. Cellist and vocalist Neyla Pekarek (cello) joined the band in 2010 and was a member until 2018. The Lumineers emerged as one of the most popular folk-rock/Americana artists during the revival of those genres and their growing popularity in the 2010s. The band’s stripped back raw sound draws heavily from artists that influenced Schultz and Fraites such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Tom Petty. They are known for their energetic live shows and several international hit singles including “Ho Hey”, “Stubborn Love”, “Ophelia” and “Cleopatra”. The band has become one of the top touring bands in the United States and is also popular in other countries. The Lumineers have released three albums on American independent label Dualtone Records (Dine Alone in Canada and Decca/Universal worldwide). Their self-titled first album was released in 2012 and peaked at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It has been certified triple platinum in the U.S. and Canada, platinum in the U.K. and Ireland, and gold in Australia. Their second album, Cleopatra, was released in 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and also on the Canadian and British album charts. It is currently certified platinum in the U.S. Their third album, titled III, was released on September 13, 2019. Here are all of The Lumineers songs ranked.

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15. Scotland (C-Sides, 2018)

“I absolutely love the sounds of the drums in the beginning, it brings fire to my heart and it’s just so unique. It’s a shame I can’t find other songs like this.”

14. Flapper Girl (The Lumineers, 2012)

“Flapper Girl” actually helped me through a very difficult week at a summer camp not too long ago. This is my absolute favorite of their songs. I like the vintage quality this song brings. Amazing lyrics.”

13. Gale Song (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, 2013)

“This song was in the first installment of the Hunger Games series and it’s just a heart felt song. It’s also quite soothing and is a great track for thought process”

12. Angela (Cleopatra, 2015)

“This song is honestly just incredible. It bursts with feeling and love and musicality and it is a life-changing song. One of the best by the Lumineers definitely. The beauty of this song is unbelievable. The Lumineers keep getting better and better.”

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11. Cleopatra (Cleopatra, 2015)

“Great, meaningful lyrics! Definitely number 1 in my books! Amazing song with the most beautiful lyrics. This is my second favorite, after Ophelia”

10. Sleep on the Floor (Cleopatra, 2015)

“This is the most beautiful song I’ve heard in a while. It is raw emotion and the exhilaration of an unplanned road trip expressed via music. Love it This song is so dreamy. It touches you in a soft manner, in a manner which makes one feel everything will be alright.”

9. Ophelia (Cleopatra, 2015)

“This song really reignites your love for the band. Great song, lyrics, vocals, piano; it has everything. This is the most incredible song I’ve ever heard, seriously. It’s just so lovely…you been on my mind like a drug.”

8. Classy Girls (The Lumineers, 2012)

“The song is addictive as hell. Deserves to be played on loop forever. This should be at the top. I can listen to it all day. The most underrated song I have ever listened to!

7. Big Parade (The Lumineers, 2012)

“Light song with a good rhythm! Very nice the chorus: “Lovely girl won’t you stay, won’t you stay, stay with me”. I also like a lot “Stubborn love”: both the songs are the best of the Lumineers.”

6. Submarines (The Lumineers, 2012)

“I’m pretty sure the submarine is just a metaphor for a bigger problem in life. Like noticing the signs of someone’s drug problems but no one believes you. I absolutely love this song no matter what the meaning, along with their entire debut album!”

5. Dead Sea (The Lumineers, 2012)

“Any song that is by the Lumineers is Awesome! I would definitely recommend them to anyone looking for great music! The dead sea is my absolute favorite Lumineers song. The rhythm and the lyrics are simply amazing.”

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4. Slow It Down (The Lumineers, 2012)

“This song is amazing. Nothing bad to say about it. Being a dancer, I would simply love to do a tap combo to this song, because the rhythms are just phenomenal. The overall feel of this song forces you to go places in your mind and this is just wonderful”

3. Flowers In Your Hair (The Lumineers, 2012)

“Great song (and band)! To me, the lyrics are about a man having romantic feelings for a friend from childhood. Initially, he did not think of her more than a friend but eventually came to having romantic feelings for her/loving her:”

2. Ho Hey (The Lumineers, 2012)

“This is the song I can imagine myself coming to a realization about something while listening to it. If I am deciding something or contemplating something, this is the kind of music I listen to. With that newer, modern feel of alternative rock but not crazy loud. I find myself liking The Lumineers more and more.”

1. Stubborn Love (The Lumineers, 2012)

“This is such a beautiful song about loving someone despite their flaws, because let’s face it! We all have flaws and true love involves acceptance. The singer here is saying they’ve made it through so much already that he can’t be told that their relationship wont work, because he plans on trying his best to make it work through to the very end. He’s telling his lover to keep her head up and don’t give up on their relationship because they can make it through anything”