30. Royal – Waterparks
This is my favourite song off one of my new favourite albums, and from the moment I heard it I knew I’d love it. Waterparks are probably the best new band in pop-punk at the moment, and this just proves that.
Find it on: Double Dare (2016)
29. Jenny Was A Friend Of Mine – The Killers
I’ve recently talked about this song on the blog, so I’ll keep it short. This song is a pure masterpiece, and the fact that Brandon Flowers wrote it at so young an age is just a testament to what an incredible songwriter he is.
Find it on: Hot Fuss (2004)
28. Kitchen Sink – Twenty One Pilots
Just a bonus track on Vessel, I didn’t hear this song for a while. But when I did, it really hit me hard. In it, Tyler talks about trying to create things and leave a legacy behind. If you’re a creative or artistic person, this’ll hit you hard.
Find it on: Vessel (2013)/Regional At Best (2011)
27. Kids In The Dark – All Time Low
Future Hearts wasn’t everyone’s favourite stage of All Time Low’s career, but I think it was one of their best ever albums, and this is one of their best ever songs. Not only is it incredibly catchy, but it also has a bit of a message, which is rare for All Time Low.
Find it on: Future Hearts (2015)
26. Soap – As It Is
As It Is’ second album marked them branching out from their regular pop-punk and experimenting a little with some new sounds. This is almost (but not quite) the best thing that came out of that, a dark, Brand New-esque track that I absolutely love.
Find it on: okay. (2017)
25. Sorry You’re Not A Winner – Enter Shikari
Enter Shikari are one of the bands I’ve got into more recently, and this song stands out as by far one of their best. From the incredible riff, to the electronic elements, to Rou Reynolds’ versatile vocals, this song is a modern masterpiece.
Find it on: Take To The Skies (2007)
24. Goodbye Angels – Red Hot Chili Peppers
I feel like the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ latest album is massively underappreciated. They tried something new, and while it didn’t always come off, it worked well a lot of the time, including creating this masterpiece of a song.
Find it on: The Getaway (2016)
23. Just Like Heaven – The Cure
This is an absolute classic. I don’t really know what to say other than everything about this song is near perfect; the vocals, the rhythm, the bass, the guitar, and all the other little things tying them together.
Find it on: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)
22. Monkey Wrench – Foo Fighters
I remember first hearing this song on a Guitar Hero game when I was 12 and being blown away by Dave Grohl’s vocals. Now, at 20 years old, I feel exactly the same when listening to it
Find it on: The Colour And The Shape (1997)
21. Make It Stop (September’s Children)
Rise Against have written a lot of meaningful, powerful songs, but this must be the most powerful of all of them. Written after a long string of teenage suicides caused by homophobic bullying, this song was written as a message to everyone out there that things will get better. This is truly Rise Against at their best.
Find it on: Endgame (2011)