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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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1
34 13
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High Violet

2
30 10
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Boxer

3
25 7
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High Violet

4
27 9
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5
30 12
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Boxer

6
27 10
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High Violet

7
19 4
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High Violet

8
26 10
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9
31 15
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10
25 10
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High Violet

11
22 9
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High Violet

12
19 7
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13
19 8
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14
20 9
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15
15 5
This Is the Last Time is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best The National Songs of All Time
mwhelan2017 added Trouble Will Find Me

16
18 8
Ranker Video
High Violet

17
13 4
Ranker Video

18
11 3
Ranker Video
Boxer

19
12 4
Ranker Video
Boxer

20
12 6
Brainy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best The National Songs of All Time
Boxer

21
13 7
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Boxer

22
11 6
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23
9 4
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High Violet

24
11 6
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High Violet

25
5 2
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Boxer

26
10 8
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Boxer

27
9 7
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High Violet

28
9 7
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29
9 7
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High Violet

30
6 4
Ranker Video
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

31
6 4
Ranker Video
Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

32
9 8
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Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

33
5 4
Ranker Video
High Violet

34
5 4
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Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

35
5 4
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Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

36
3 2
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High Violet

37
3 2
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38
7 7
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39
4 4
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Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

40
4 4
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The National

41
3 3
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The National

42
3 3
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The National

43
1 1
Sleep All Summer is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best The National Songs of All Time
Dignity and Shame

44
5 6
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Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

45
3 4
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The National

46
2 3
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Boxer

47
1 2
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Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers

48
1 2
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The National

49
1 2
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The National

50
1 2
Beautiful Head is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best The National Songs of All Time
The National