Our 10 Best Cage The Elephant Songs Ranked list takes a look at the best songs released from a great rock and roll band that seems to be inspired by many different styles of music and musical artists. The band Cage The Elephant sound very much like a British born band when actually the group comes from the great State of Kentucky in the United States. Nonetheless, the group did move to Britain before the release of their first album and have been clearly inspired by the sounds of Britpop. Cage The Elephant released their first album in 2008 entitled Cage The Elephant. Since then, the band has released six studio albums and are currently very much an active contributing band to the rock and roll scene, We will undoubtedly have to update this list multiple times over the years as we await to see what they will do next.
# 10 – Around My Head
Opening up our Cage The Elephant Songs Ranked list is the rocking song “Around My Head.” The song was released on the album Thank You, Happy Birthday. The album was released in 2011. The song “Around My Head,” was released as the second single from the album. This is what we would call one of the freakiest videos we have ever seen. If you have a weak stomach, you probably should not watch it. It definitely does define this band’s morbid sense of humor.
# 9 – Cold Cold Cold
Continuing with our Cage the Elephant songs list we turn to the song “Cold Cold Cold.” The song was released as a single in 2017. The song was issued on the album Tell Me I’m Pretty. The album was originally released in 2015. This is another very dark video from Cage the Elephant which actually works perfectly with this song. Cold Cold Cold,” is a dark song that actually reminds us a little bit of Ozzy Osbourne, especially in the vocal. Once again, it’s a video that you might want to think twice about watching.
# 8 – Trouble
In the number eight spot on our Cage the Elephant songs list we continue with another song from the album Tell Me I’m Pretty. The song “Trouble,” was released as the second single from the album. This was a big hit for the band as it hit number one on the US Billboard Alternative Airplay charts. Death and despair play a role in this western-themed video representing this really well-written song. There seems to be a pattern emerging here with this band’s music.
# 7 – Back Against the Wall
The band Cage the Elephant brings out their inner Beatles or at least Oasis on this great song entitled “Back Against The Wall.” The song was released on the album titled Cage the Elephant. It was the band’s debut album released in 2007. The song “Back Against The Wall,” was released as the fourth single from the record two years after the album had already been issued.
# 6 – Mess Around
You gotta love the opening riff on this great song entitled “Mess Around.” However, it just feels like we have heard that riff somewhere before especially with the ending hook. Hmmmmm. Nonetheless, this is a very cool song that was released on the album Tell Me I’m Pretty. It’s the third straight song from the album that we have presented on this top 10 Cage The Elephant songs list. It also happens to be the biggest hit on the record. Released as the album’s lead single, the song “Mess Around” went all the way to number one on the US Billboard Adult Alternative and Alternative Airplay music charts.
# 5 – In One Year
Moving along on our Cage The Elephant songs list we present another great rock and roll Cage The Elephant song that starts out with a killer guitar riff entitled In One Year. The band sounds very much like Oasis on this one in the vocal arrangement during the song’s chorus. The song “In One Year,” was released on the band’s debut album entitled Cage the Elephant. “In One Year,” was released multiple times as a single from the album. The song would hit number one on the Billboard Adult Alternative Airplay charts in 2008. It would become the band’s first Gold selling single.
# 4 – Come a Little Closer
In the number four spot on our Cage The Elephant songs list is the cool minor key song “Come A Little Closer.” We really like this song, It’s got a great mysterious verse that explodes into a powerful chorus that works so perfectly. And yet, another freaky video that seems to be one of the hallmarks of this band. The song “Come A Little Closer,” was released in 2013 on the album entitled Melophobia. The song was a monster hit for the band hitting number one on the US Billboard Adult Alternative and Alternative Airplay music charts. The song also hit number two on the Canadian Rock music charts. The song would become the band’s third platinum selling single of their career.
# 3 – Shake Me Down
As we move closer to the number one spot on our Cage The Elephant Ranked songs list, we keep showcasing some of the band’s most successful and popular songs. The song was released on the band’s third album titled Thank You, Happy Birthday. The song would become the band’s second platinum selling single of their career. The song was a huge rock hit in the United States and Canada hitting number one on multiple rock and roll music charts. This was a really good one.
# 2 – Cigarette Daydreams
Well, this one has an interesting title and is probably something many people can relate to. The song “Cigarette Daydreams,” was released on the album Melophobia in 2013. The song was released as the record’s third single. It would become the album’s second platinum selling single. As an acoustic ballad, this was a bit of an outlier in the band’s catalog. There is a bit of a Kinks vibe on this one. Nonetheless, in the end, this is a wonderful song and one of the favorites we have heard from the band. And finally a video without puking, zombies, and scary figures.
# 1 – Ain’t No Rest For The Wicked
We close out our Cage The Elephant songs list with this killer song entitled “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked.” Pretty much every musical style from the past forty years finds its way into this song and we love it. The song was released as the third single from their debut album. It would become the band’s biggest selling single of their career going platinum twice in sales.
Updated October 31, 2023
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