The Best St. Vincent Songs Of All Time

What is St. Vincent's biggest hit? Here are the best St. Vincent songs of all time, ranked by fans everywhere. The Grammy Award-winning alternative rockstar is a force of nature who remains true to herself throughout every hit single and studio album. Claiming ownership of her work by writing all of her songs, Annie Clark meticulously curates each musical project with profound lyrics and unparalleled vocal production. Some of her greatest songs include "Digital Witness" (St. Vincent, 2014), "New York" (MASSEDUCTION, 2017), "Pay Your Way in Pain" (Daddy's Home, 2021), and "Cruel" (Strange Mercy, 2011). 

From her new and latest music to her older popular songs, this St. Vincent playlist features all of her greatest hits, according to the fans. Do your favorite St. Vincent songs crack the top 10? Vote up the best songs by St. Vincent, and don't forget to show her underrated tracks love as well.


  • Cruel
    1

    Cruel

    Strange Mercy
    6 votes
    • Date Recorded: 2011

    The indie alternative pop single shed lights on relational objectification in an ironically fun, uptempo style with an accompanying dark comedy short film. 

  • Surgeon
    2

    Surgeon

    Strange Mercy
    6 votes
    • Date Recorded: 2011

    The track's captivating nausea reveals Clark's complex psyche over brilliantly produced layers in a dreamscape alternative style with extensive loops and hardcore guitar solos.  

  • Pay Your Way in Pain
    3

    Pay Your Way in Pain

    Daddy's Home
    13 votes
    • Date Recorded: 2021

    The lead single from Daddy's Home highlights Annie Clark's personal struggles through Jack Antonoff's groovy production, incorporating 70's nostalgia in a modern fashion.

  • Birth In Reverse
    4

    Birth In Reverse

    St. Vincent
    5 votes
    • Date Recorded: 2014

    The dissonant alternative track references Lorrie Moore's short story, Which Is More Than I Can Say About Some People, from her 1998 collection Birds of America, in a Blondie-meets-Vampire Weekend eccentric style. 

  • Digital Witness
    5

    Digital Witness

    St. Vincent
    4 votes
    • Date Recorded: 2014

    The second single from St. Vincent's self-titled studio album provides profound social commentary on the digital age with a jazzy funk-laden rock instrumental line. Some of the song's best lyrics include "people turn their TV on, it looks just like a window," "digital witnesses, what's the point of even sleeping?" and "I want all of your mind."

  • Los Ageless
    6

    Los Ageless

    MASSEDUCTION
    3 votes
    • Date Recorded: 2017

    "Los Ageless" remains one of St. Vincent's signature dance-rock singles from Masseduction. The song was named one of Billboard's top five Best Rock Songs of 2017: Critics' Picks.