Yeah Yeah Yeahs Songs Ranked

The Yeah Yeah Yeahs are an American indie rock band formed in New York City in 2000. The group is composed of vocalist and pianist Karen O (born Karen Lee Orzolek), guitarist and keyboardist Nick Zinner, and drummer Brian Chase. They are complemented in live performances by second guitarist David Pajo, who joined as a touring member in 2009 and replaced Imaad Wasif, who had previously held the role. According to an interview that aired during ABC’s Live from Central Park SummerStage series, the band’s name was taken from modern New York City vernacular. The band has recorded four studio albums; the first, Fever to Tell, was released in 2003. The second, Show Your Bones, was released in 2006 and was named the second-best album of the year by NME. Their third studio album, It’s Blitz!, was released in March 2009. All three albums earned the band Grammy nominations for Best Alternative Music Album. Their fourth album, Mosquito, was released in April 2013. Here are all of Yeah Yeah Yeahs songs ranked.

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20. 10 x 10 (Is Is, 2007)

“This song is really catchy and meaningful. I can’t go a day without listening to it. I love this song. It has very good lyrics and a different sound.”

19. No No No (Fever to Tell, 2003)

“This is my favorite song on the album. The beat and lyrics are great and this song is so underrated. This is a really good song and I really love the beats and the message the song gives!”

18. Skeletons (It’s Blitz!, 2009)

“If you listen to it a few times it starts to sound really good! Sounds great after a few listens Underrated, a catchy masterpiece.”

17. Rockers to Swallow (Is Is, 2007)

“Rockers To Swallow is easily one of my favorites by the trio, it got stuck in my head after the first listen and still won’t go away, in a good way. With the more familiar Karen O screeches and effects to the unique guitar like you hear from Date With The Night and the always surprising drum lines, this track is just phenomenal.”

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16. Dull Life (It’s Blitz!, 2009)

“My head just automatically twirls and spins and rocks out subconsciously because of the musical genius of this song.”

15. Phenomena (Show Your Bones, 2006)

“The guitar work is strong, great vocals, and a tight drum. Heads Will Roll is a very cool song – nice beat, solid keyboards, great vocals, and an overall great sound.”

14. Rich (Fever to Tell, 2003)

“The lyrics are deep and meaningful, the voices and harmonies are perfect and their instruments just round it off. Just perfect.”

13. Turn Into (Show Your Bones, 2006)

“This song is the most vulnerable I’ve heard Karen, its beautiful. I love this song. It has very good lyrics and a different sound. I think it is one of their best songs.”

12. Cheated Heart (Show Your Bones, 2006)

“There music sounds so young and full of angst. I would love to see them live if I ever get the chance and anyone who isn’t listening to this band should be!”

11. Sacrilege (Mosquito, 2013)

“Karen O’s voice is amazing and you can’t go wrong with any of their albums. Prog alt rock with an edge and an awesome woman front and center.”

10. Date with the Night (Fever to Tell, 2003)

“This song reflects the eccentric and the craziness of the band. Just love it! Karen O is one of the most talented and versatile rock vocalists to have emerged in the past couple of decades. ‘Date With the Night’ would not be much of a song in the hands of most vocalists but she makes some pretty entertaining rock theatrics out of it..”

9. Down Boy (iTunes Originals – Yeah Yeah Yeahs, 2009)

“I love this song so much, it has the best riff I heard in the last couple years, can’t get enough of it, it is perfect. Overly mediocre guitar riffs but Karen O’s voice is too cool not to love.”

8. Runaway (It’s Blitz!, 2009)

“I love, love, love this song! And I live for the Down Town by Calvin Klein commercial with Rooney Mara – which features this song – and it makes me love this song even more. So beautiful!”

7. Zero (It’s Blitz!, 2009)

“It definitely endures repetition. The beat really catches you and makes you want to jump around like an idiot. Karen O’s vocals never fall short of awesome”

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6. Gold Lion (Show Your Bones, 2006)

“Chase is the best drummer and Karen has a powerful voice. Though Gold Lion is quite a catchy tune, I feel Yeah Yeah Yeahs lost a bit to their earlier material already here. Good power pop with some influences from indie rock. A bit low score as for the other version of the song and the demo on the single are not that cool in my books. Lovely vocals though.”

5. Y Control (Fever to Tell, 2003)

“One of the most enduring tracks from the post-punk revival of the 2000s, the signature song from Yeah Yeah Yeahs was hailed as an instant classic upon its release, and has only improved with age.”

4. Maps (Fever to Tell, 2003)

“One of my favorite songs at the moment! Its been around for a ton of years and I’m just now finding it. I’m so lucky. I listen to this song on repeat!”

3. Slave (Mosquito, 2013)

“Shows emotion never been seen! Nick Zinner gives you it all on guitar. And Chase isn’t banging he is the master Words are not enough to describe the beauty of this song”

2. Soft Shock (It’s Blitz!, 2009)

“Such an underrated song! One of the band’s best from It’s Blitz! My second favourite yyys song. Very catchy and simply wonderful.”

1. Heads Will Roll (It’s Blitz!, 2009)

“Best song ever! Just listen to the chords in the background! But where are Slave and Skeletons on this list? They are both fantastic yyys songs as well! Neither are as good as heads will roll though”