When it comes to unforgettable music, Tegan and Sara share a special spot on the list. The twin sister duo first began to write their own songs and play the guitar at the young age of just fifteen. Green Day, Nirvana, and Hole, were some of their earliest influences and inspirations. They even used their school’s recording studio to create their first two albums, one of which won them the top spot in the “Garage Wars” music competition. Their first big-time show was in 1998, opening for Hayden. They reached mainstream success in 2007, and currently have nine studio albums out. Their unique Indie pop sound has definitely left its mark in the music world! Without further ado, here are the duo’s 10 best songs!
# 10 – Someday
“Someday” has a unique and catchy beat to it. It’s the kind of song that’ll get stuck in your head after just one listen. You’ll love its feel-good vibes and fun instrumentals. You can’t help but want to dance to this one. The song’s message is also inspirational and powerful. It’s about the time it takes to overcome societal pressures, ignoring the haters, and finding your true self! The song shines a light on that “Someday” that we finally embrace who we really are.
# 9 – Dark Come Soon
This particular track is a bit more mellow, but still absolutely worthy of a spot on the top 10. What makes this song so amazing is how just about everybody can relate to it. Its lyrics speak of the things that we all struggle with and deal with in our everyday lives. The lyrics are powerful and so full of emotion. You’ll love the soft guitar and the moving rhythms. This one really pulls on the heart strings, in all the best ways. You’ll fall in love with this one after just one listen.
# 8 – Hell
If you love the songs with killer beats, then you’ll adore this track! “Hell” is one of those songs you can really bang your head to. You’ll want to move all of your furniture out of the way just do dance along to this one. The instrumentals are pretty epic. The lyrics also really pack a punch in this song. It’s all about being forced to conform, despite it being a crushing experience and potentially ruining your integrity. The song implies that allowing that conformity to happen will ultimately transform your life to hell.
# 7 – The Ocean
This song can only be described as brilliant and a rush. The instrumentals are so incredibly perfect. If guitar is your thing, then you’ll absolutely love this sound. It has a mellow rhythm and almost a relaxing, calming quality to it. The lyrics capture some of the realest and rawest of human emotions; jealousy, desire, and heartbreak. Talk about an epic breakup song, this one deserves its own special spot on the charts. This song is sure to get you through all of your own personal ups and downs.
# 6 – The Con
This song is beyond addicting! The instrumentals are fun, very rock and roll, and even a little wild. You’ll love the guitar and the drums. The lyrics also blend with its fantastic sound. This song highlights the journey of losing yourself and maybe even doing things that you later come to realize you regret or were wrong. It’s a song you’ll love to listen to over and over again.
# 5 – Closer
If you enjoy love songs, then this is the perfect Tegan and Sara song for you! It has such a fun sound. It sounds like the feeling you get when you fall in love. It truly captures the essence of a romantic high. It’ll be stuck in your head and you’ll want to move along to the beat. There are plenty of love songs out there, but this one sounds and feels like something really special. You’ll definitely want to add this song to your music list!
# 4 – Alligator
This one is one of the top fan favorites, and it’s not hard to see why. This song has such a catchy and fun beat. It has some pretty amazing drums and instrumentals. You’re bound to fall in love with this incredible track. The song is about finally getting over a past love. It’s about finding the strength to overcome the loss and embracing being on your own. It’s uplifting in a really fun way! You’ll absolutely fall in love with this song.
# 3 – Soil Soil
Emotional, magical, and beautiful are just some of the adjectives you could use to describe this song. It sounds like something blissful and innocent, almost like childhood. It captures the essence of love and daydreaming about it. I think we’ve all had that one special person in our minds and we simply couldn’t get them off of it. Well, Tegan and Sara somehow managed to take that daydreamy feeling and put it into a song. You’ll be hard-pressed to find any other song like this one. It’s truly special and beautiful.
# 2 – Red Belt
This particular song has a sinful sort of feel to it. The lyrics express a desire to do something, but knowing what you want might not be good or right for you. “Red Belt” is a metaphor for keeping your thoughts inside, and trying not to act on them, despite how badly you might want to. This song has epic instrumentals, great drums, and a killer chorus that is addicting and a whole lot of fun! This is another song you’ll find yourself listening to on repeat.
# 1 – Arrow
The only thing that can accurately describe this amazing song is banger! That’s exactly what it is. This song has a sound you just can’t get out of your head. It has a beat that really rocks, fantastic lyrics that you’ll resonate with, and it’s highly addictive! Its lyrics are about knowing how you feel about a person, but not exactly knowing how they feel about you or what they might be thinking. It captures the anxiety of falling in love and the trepidation that comes with it all. It’s a spectacular song that deserves the number 1 spot on this list!
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