Our top 10 London Grammar Songs ranked list takes a look at a band from Great Britain who have enjoyed great success in the 2010s as an indie-pop trio. The band arrived on the music scene in 2013 with the release of their first EP entitled Metal & Dust. Six months after the release of the Metal & Dust ep, London Grammar released their debut studio album entitled If You Wait. The album was a major success in the United Kingdom as it reached all the way up the UK album charts peaking at number two. Not only was the album a success on the UK album charts it also was a huge selling record being certified platinum. Six big-time singles were released from the album making a London Grammar one of the most famous bands in the UK in 2013.
So far during their short run, London Grammar has released three studio albums and 13 singles. The band’s second album entitled Truth Is a Beautiful Thing was released in 2017. Four years later London Grammar released their third album in 2021 entitled Californian Soil. They remain one of the most popular British pop bands to have arrived on the scene in the 2010s. I’ll top 10 London Grammar songs list will present 10 of their most popular songs so far. As the band continues to release new music we will continue to update this list and enjoy following their career. Below are ten songs from Hannah Reid, Dan Rothman and Dominic ‘Dot’ Major who make up the band London Grammar.
# 10 – Metal & Dust
We open up our London Grammar songs ranked list with the group’s first single release of their career entitled “Metal & Dust.” We thought this would be a great way to open up this list showcasing their first single release. The song was originally released on their EP in 2013 but it was also included on debut album entitled If You Wait. One just gets the chills as Hannah Reid sings “we argue, we don’t fight, stay awake in the middle of the night,” over and over again. This is just such a moody music that set the tone for the rest of the band’s career.
# 9 – Big Picture
Continuing with our London Grammar songs list we present the great song entitled “Big Picture.” We just simply love this video and the coloring and shadows. It’s just purely magnificent. The song “Big Picture,” was released on the group’s second album entitled Truth Is a Beautiful Thing. The guitar parts on this one sound a little bit like The Edge from U2.The song “Big Picture,” was released as the second single from the record. It would become a top 100 hit on the UK singles charts as it peaked in the number 73 position. Watch this video and listen to music and you’ll be simply mesmerized by Hannah. This is simply stunning music.
# 8 – Baby It’s You
This one will turn you on right from the start with its marvelous techno electro beat and dazzling synthesizers. Hannah comes whispering in with that gorgeous voice knocking you down on your knees. It sounds like she’s singing right to you, staring you down whispering baby it’s you. It’s almost too much to take. This captivating song was released in 2020. The song was written by Daniel Rothman, Dominic Major, George FitzGerald and Hannah Reid. The song was released as the first single from the Californian Soil album.
# 7 – Californian Soil
In the number seven spot on our London Grammar songs list we turn to the title track from the band’s great Californian Soil album . The album was released in 2020. There is a bit of a Sinead O’Connor vibe going on in this one along with a bit of a Middle Eastern feel. “Californian Soil,” was released as the second single from the album.
# 6 – Non Believer
Well this one is going to blow your mind. The video for this song is simply stunning and so well directed by Jodeb and starring Karelle Tremblay. This is just art at it’s finest. The song “Non Believer,” was released on the album Truth Is a Beautiful Thing. It was released as the fourth single from the album. The production on both the song and the videos is simply top notch. We can listen to this over and over again.
# 5 – Wicked Games
At the halfway point on our top 10 London Grammar songs list we turn to the band’s great version of the song “Wicked Games.” One would never think that anybody could make this Chris Isaak song even more moodier than the original but that’s exactly what London Grammar does on this wonderful recording. Hannah’s deep voice sets the mood in such a captivating and emotional sense as she hits those low notes while also reaching into that superior falsetto.
# 4 – Nightcall
Listen to that beautiful piano dance around Hannah’s voice at the start of this song. This beautiful song entitled “Nightcall,” was released on the band’s debut album entitled If You Wait. The song was written by Kavinsky and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo. The video for this one is just as daunting as the song itself.
# 3 – Hey Now
In the number three spot on our London Grammar songs list is one of the band’s most popular songs entitled “Hey Now.” The song “Hey Now,” was released on the band’s album If You Wait. It would become the second gold record release from the album. It was a top 40 hit on the UK singles charts in 2014.The song “Hey Now,”was written by Hannah Reid, Dot Major, and Daniel Rothman
# 2 – Strong
As we begin to wind down or London Grammar songs list we turn to the band’s song entitled “Strong.” The song “Strong,” was released as the third single from their debut album. This would become the band’s highest charting single of their career on the United Kingdom pop charts where it peaked at number sixteen. It was also the band’s biggest selling song of the career so far and their only platinum-selling single.
# 1 – Wasting My Young Years
We close out our top 10 London Grammar songs list with our favorite London Grammar song entitled “Wasting My Young Years.” Just think about that title and how so many of us thought about that so many times. The song was released as the second single from the debut album. This is just a beautiful song that makes you really think about things in such an emotional way. There is a Paula Cole vibe that rings through this one.
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