Top 10 Lana Del Rey Songs

Lana Del Rey Songs

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Our Top 10 Lana Del Rey songs lists looks at the music of one of the most striking and breathtaking musical artist of the past ten years. Unlike many of her young female contemporary musical artists that celebrate the genres of hip hop and pop, Lana Del Rey’s music is full of slow moving tunes defined by cinematic string arrangements that have mesmerized music fans. She is as genuine and loved as it gets. Our Top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list presents ten beautiful heartbreaking and very real songs that will blow your mind.

# 10 – Video Games

We open up our top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list with the cinematic song entitled “Video Games.” We wanted to open our Lana Del Rey songs list with a big one and this choice easily fits the bill.  The song Video Games  was released on the album titled Born To Die.  It was the first single released from the album. The album was released in 2011. This is the song that turned Lana Del Rey into a big star and opened the eyes of music fans to her wondrous talents. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number ninety one. However it was a massive hit around the world outside of the United States. “Video Games,” hit number one in the countries of  Japan, Germany, Iceland and United Kingdom. The song was also a top 10 hit in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, and Switzerland. Yeah I guess you could say, Lana Del Rey became known around the world because of this song.

# 9 – Chemtrails over the Country Club

In the number nine spot on our top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list we present the brilliant song entitled “Chemtrails over the Country Club.” The song was released on the album entitled Chemtrails over the Country Club. The album was released in 2020. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts peaking at number fifteen. The song was written by Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff. The video is not to be missed. It’s way out there in such stunning artistic fashion.

# 8 – “Beautiful People Beautiful Problems”

In the number eight position on our top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list is the song entitled “Beautiful People Beautiful Problems.” The song also featured the legendary Stevie Nicks on vocals. The song’s chorus reminds us a little of Patti Smith’s “Free Money.” Nonetheless this is such a mesmerizing piece of music with both Lana Del Rey and Stevie Nicks sharing lead vocals. When they sing together, it will melt your rock and roll heart. The song was  released on the album Lust For Life.

# 7 – Don’t Call Me Angel

Landing in the number seven spot on our top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list we present the song “Don’t Call Me Angel.” Come on we had to have one fun song on this list. Something a little upbeat. We love Lana Del Rey’s music so much but most of the songs are very slow so we wanted to break it up a bit and we did it  right here with this great song from the Charlie Angels soundtrack entitled “Don’t Call Me Angel.” The song also featured Miley Cyrus and Ariana Grande on vocals.

# 6 –  Summertime Sadness

At the sixth spot on our top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list is the heartbreaking song entitled “Summertime Sadness.” The song was issued on the album entitled Born To Die. It’s obviously the most featured album on this list because it was such a phenomenal record and turned Lana Del Rey into such a huge international star. Almost half the songs on this list are from the album. The album was released in 2011. “Summertime Sadness,” was the fourth single released from the album. “Summertime Sadness,” was a top 10 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number six. The song hit number one in Hungary. The song also was a hit on the US Billboard US Mainstream Top 40 Charts reaching all the way up to number three. In the United Kingdom, the song hit number four. The song was also hit on the Australian Music Charts peaking at number three.

# 5 – “Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have – but I Have It

At the number five spot on our top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list we present the song entitled “Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have – but I Have It.”  With a title that is almost as long as a Fiona Apple album title, this Lana Del Rey song “Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have – but I Have It,” is simply a masterpiece. This is just striking music. The song was released on the album entitled Norman F**king Rockwell!.  The album was released in 2019. It was the third single released from the album. There is something about this song that reminds me of Don Mclean’s “American Pie.” However with the lyrical content of this song, there was just no way it could ever be a radio hit. But who cares because it’s brilliant.

# 4 – Blue Jeans

We love those string lines that open up so many Lana Del Rey songs and we love them especially on this magnificent hit song entitled “Blue Jeans.” This one has a film noir sound quality to it. It’s a little 1960s meets 1980s. Like a great Chris Isaak song in many ways. The song “Blue Jeans,” was released on the album entitled Born To Die. The album was released in  2011. It was the third single released from Lana Del Rey’s debut album. And what a stunning album it was.

# 3 -Born To Die

In getting closer to the top spot on our top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list we take a listen to the slow pulsating song entitled “Born To Die.”This is another dark one from Lana Del Rey. Yet, her fans eat up this music. It’s why so many people love her music. So many relate to it. The video for the song is stunning as it has won many awards. The song was released on the album titled Born To Die. The album was released in 2011. It was the second single released from the album. The song was a top 10 hit in the United Kingdom where it peaked at number nine. The song was also a top ten hit in Portugal, Scotland, Denmark and Iceland.

# 2 –  Young and Beautiful

In the number two spot on our top 10 Lana Del Rey songs list we listen to the song  entitled “Young and Beautiful.”  This extraordinary song was released on the album entitled The Great Gatsby. The album was released in 2013. It was the first single released from the album. This is not one of those big time upbeat hit singles. The song is haunting and somber and yet so strikingly beautiful. It is a work of art and it’s why we picked it as our number two Lana Del Rey song. The song was a hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number  twenty two.  On the Australian ARIA Music Sales Charts the song hit number eight. In Russia, the song went all the way to number one.

# 1 – Ride

Want to know why Lana Del Rey is such an extraordinary artist in the modern music world, well then just listen to this 10 minute epic piece of music. She opens it with a monologue that is breathtaking and way beyond her years in understanding the trials and tribulations of everyday life. The song “Ride,” is a masterpiece. It’s her “Bohemian Rhapsody,” her “Thunder Road,” her “A Day In The Life,” moment. All great artists have a time when they release a piece of music that rises above everything else they will ever release. This was Lana Del Rey’s moment. The song “Ride,” was released on the reissue of the Born To Die album. It was produced by Rick Rubin.

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