Top 10 Neon Trees Songs

Neon Trees Songs

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Our top 10 Neon Trees songs list takes a listen to a great rock pop dance band first formed in the 2000s in the city of Provo, Utah. The band was originally formed by Tyler Glenn and Chris Allen who grew up together. They would eventually be joined by musicians Branden Campbell and Elaine Bradley. The group Neon Trees would release their first album in 2010 entitled Habits. The group would hit the big time a year later when their single “Everybody Talks” would become a massive hit. Neon Trees has released four studio albums and a series of singles taken from their studio albums along with a handful of non-album stand alone singles. Our Top 10 Neon Trees songs list picks ten of our favorite Neon Trees songs.

# 10 – Feels Good

We open up our Neon Trees songs list with the cranking song entitled “Feels Good.” The song was released in 2017 as a non-album single. What we love about this band is they actually do make you feel good when listening to their music. The music on this track is just so upbeat. It’s very modern sounding and so perfectly produced. Its clean sounding with tight bass, driving guitars, slamming snare and a great vocal performance that just blows out through your speakers. What a great way to open up this Neon Trees songs list.

# 9 – Your Surrender

Continuing with our Neon Trees songs list we turn to a very different sounding song than the list opener. The minor key driven song “Your Surrender,” was released on the album Habits. It was the third single released from this great album. The song did really well on the Billboard music charts. “Your Surrender,” broke into the top 30 of the Billboard Alternative Airplay and Adult Top 40 charts. The song was also a top 40 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number thirty eight.

# 8 – First Things First

Every song on this list so far has sounded very different from the others. That’s a good thing. “First Things First,” has a much more electro sound and feel reminding us of bands like Heaven 17 and Alphaville. The song “First Things First,” was released on the album Pop Psychology. The album was released in 2014. The song “First Things First,” was placed as the final song on the album. The song was written by Tyler Glenn.

# 7 – Lessons In Love

At the number seven position on our Neon Trees songs list we take a listen to the great song “Lessons In Love.” We love the pulsating bass line in this great track and the middle eastern guitar flourish at the end of the first chorus of the song. The guitar work that dances around in the background with its glass licks is just gorgeous. A wonderfully produced song.

# 6 – Songs I Can’t Listen To

This great Neon Song entitled “Songs I Can’t Listen To,” has a very distant early 1980s vibe especially at the song’s beginning. The guitar work that thunders through the song also contains that great 80s vibe. The song’s groove and melody are completely captivating and addicting. This band just makes you want to dance and also tap into your emotions at the same time. Just another great Neon Trees song.

# 5 – Used To Like

At the halfway point on our Neon Trees songs list we turn to a song that starts out with a little bit of a reggae vibe. That reggae vibe soon disappears into a slamming rock and roll dance pop song that is to die for. The song was released on the album I Can Feel You Forgetting MeThe album was released in 2019. The song “Used To Like,” would become a top 20 hit on the US Billboard Rock Charts. It would become the band’s last song to chart as of this writing in 2021.

# 4 – 1983

Songs about the 1980s with dates in them seemed to become pretty popular in the 2000s by bands. All these 2000s rock groups seems to love reminiscing about their childhood days. Sadly most of the writers here at classic rock think of Lost In Space and The Beatles when we think about our childhood days. Nonetheless, “1983,” is a fun one by the band Neon Trees. It was the band’s second single of their career. The song “1983,” was released in 2010.

# 3 – Sleeping with a Friend

The beginning of this song always reminds us of a commercial. It just has that generic type of melody. Nonetheless, when the intro fades we are presented with a really good song that just gets better through the verse and then into a spectacular chorus. The song was released on the album Pop Psychology in 2014. It would become one of the band’s biggest hits of their career.

# 2 – Animal

As we start to wind down our Neon Trees songs list we turn to the band’s debut single entitled “Animal.” The song was released in 2011 also on their debut album Habits. This song was huge back in 2011. It would become one of the biggest crossover hits of all time as it would hit number one on the Billboard Alternative Airplay charts and number thirteen on the big time Billboard Hot 100. The song was written by a lot of people including Chris Allen, Branden Campbell, Elaine Bradley, Tyler Glenn and Tim Pagnotta. Wonder how they split up that royalty check. Back when songwriters used to actually receive royalty checks.

# 1 – Everybody’s Talking

We close out our Neon Trees songs list with the band’s most popular and successful song of their career entitled “Everybody Talks.” The song was released on their great album called Picture Show. The album was released in 2011. The song was written by Tyler Glenn and Tim Pagnotta. The song “Everybody Talks,” would become the band’s first and only top 10 hit of their career on the Billboard Hot 100. The song broke into the Billboard Hot 100 peaking at number six. The song hit number one on the US Billboard Adult Top 40 charts. This is just one of those great rock and roll pop songs that comes along every few years that everyone no matter what their ages just simply loves.

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