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rock The Best The National Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote for your favorite The National songs, not just singles and hits.

List of The National songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. The National's dark, melancholic songs gained them a cult underground following. With the release of their seminal album, "Boxer", the band achieved the mainstream attention they deserved. 

All of The National's singles are included here, but real fans know there are other awesome songs to vote on other than the radio hits. Music videos and audio videos are included next to each track name, so if you haven't heard a song you can listen to it right here on this list. Is one of your favorite National songs missing from this poll? Add it to the list so it has a chance to rise to the top. If the order of this list bothers you, then start a revolution and fight the system by creating your own version and re-ranking it. Simply click the "Rerank List" button and you can put the songs in whatever order you like.
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31 12
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Bloodbuzz Ohio High Violet

2
28 10
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Fake Empire Boxer

3
24 7
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Conversation 16 High Violet

4
22 6
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5
22 7
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England High Violet

6
23 8
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7
20 6
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Terrible Love High Violet

8
22 8
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Slow Show Boxer

9
11 1
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10
26 14
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11
16 6
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12
13 4
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Afraid of Everyone High Violet

13
15 7
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14
16 8
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Sorrow High Violet

The Best National Albums of All Time

15
13 6
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Lemonworld High Violet

16
13 6
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17
8 2
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Ada Boxer

18
9 3
This Is the Last Time is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best The National Songs of All Time
mwhelan2017 added This Is the Last Time Trouble Will Find Me

19
11 5
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Start a War Boxer

20
10 5
Brainy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best The National Songs of All Time
Brainy Boxer

21
8 4
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Runaway High Violet

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

22
7 3
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Green Gloves Boxer

23
6 2
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Little Faith High Violet

24
8 5
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Gospel Boxer

25
8 5
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26
7 4
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Lucky You Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

27
8 6
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28
7 5
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Anyone's Ghost High Violet

The Greatest One-Hit Wonder Songs of the 70s

29
6 4
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30
5 3
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Cardinal Song Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

31
4 2
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Murder Me Rachael Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

32
4 2
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Thirsty Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

33
3 1
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Theory of the Crows The National

34
3 1
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Guest Room Boxer

35
3 1
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American Mary The National

Catchiest Viral Internet Songs of All Time

36
2 0
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You Were a Kindness High Violet

37
7 6
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Wake Up Your Saints High Violet

38
5 4
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Slipping Husband Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

39
4 3
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90-Mile Water Wall Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

40
3 2
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Pay for Me The National

41
2 1
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Blank Slate Boxer

42
1 0
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Trophy Wife Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

The Best Songs About Steves

43
3 3
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Available Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

44
3 3
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Walk Off High Violet

45
3 3
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Cold Girl Fever The National

46
3 3
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The Perfect Song The National

47
1 1
Beautiful Head is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best The National Songs of All Time
Beautiful Head The National

48
1 1
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Watching You Well The National

49
1 1
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50
0 0
Sleep All Summer is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best The National Songs of All Time
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