The Definitive Ranking Of New Found Glory’s 20 Best Songs

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There are more listicles than ever these days, and for what it is worth we have tried very hard to not succumb to the temptation of flooding our front page with every meaningless list we could conceive. We pride ourselves on crafting content we would actually want to read ourselves, and though it hasn’t always been the most successful way to run a site, it has served us well so far. Recently, we decided to begin doing more lists, but only if we found some topics worth discussing at length. After a few ideas, we ultimately settled on ranking the best songs from today’s biggest bands, which we hoped would inspire some lively debate across the alternative music blogging landscape. Whether or not that happens remains to be seen, but we’re excited to try nonetheless.

Whether you consider yourself a lifelong defender of pop-punk music or someone who only enjoys it from time to time, there is very little chance you have made it this far in life without hearing the music of New Found Glory. Formed in 1997, the Florida natives have carved a lasting place in the world of punk with their infectious, pit-inducing songs of love, loss, and friendship. They have toured the world several times over and released no less than eight studio albums, in addition to a live record, two collections of cover songs, one greatest hits compilation, three EPs, and two splits. In total they have released more than 200 songs, and if you asked around enough you could probably find 200 people who would each pick a different song as their favorite.

Our staff loves New Found Glory, and not long ago we began debating what tracks would make the ultimate greatest hits list for the band. After much arguing, we chose five staffers who also happened to be diehard NFG fans to choose their top twenty songs. To be clear, these are staffers who have loved and followed the band since inception, and between them they have seen the band perform live well over fifty times. After their self-made lists were completed, we assigned a point value to each selection, tabulated the totals for every song chosen, and after several hours we had compiled what we feel is the perfect top 20 ranking of songs from New Found Glory’s highly-acclaimed catalog. You may disagree, and if you do we hope you will tell us what you would change, but after many nights of math and debate this is what we found to be true best of the best:

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20. “Tip Of The Iceberg” from Tip Of The Iceberg (2008)

19. “Better Off Dead” from New Found Glory (2000)

18. “Sonny” from Sticks and Stones (2002)

17. “Selfless” from Resurrection (2014)

16. “Truth Of My Youth” from Catalyst (2004)

15. “Hold My Hand” from Coming Home (2006)

14. “Right Where We Left Off” from Not Without A Fight (2009)

13. “At Least I’m Known For Something” from Catalyst (2004)

12. “It’s Not Your Fault” from Coming Home (2006)

11. “Don’t Let Her Pull You Down” from Not Without A Fight (2009)

10. “Head On Collision” from Sticks and Stones (2002)

9. “Stubborn” from Resurrection (2014)

8. “Forget My Name” from Sticks and Stones (2002)

7. “Something I Call Personality” from Sticks and Stones (2002)

6. “Failure’s Not Flattering” from Catalyst (2004)

5. “Dressed To Kill” from New Found Glory (2000)

4. “Hit Or Miss” from New Found Glory (2000)

3. “All Downhill From Here” from Catalyst (2004)

2. “Understatement” from Sticks and Stones (2002)

1. “My Friends Over You” from Sticks and Stones (2002)

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