As the music world prepares for the release of 5 Seconds of Summer’s highly-anticipated fourth album Calm on March 27, here’s a countdown of my top 10 songs by Australian band 5 Seconds of Summer.
- “Heartbreak Girl”
This song is a perfect 5 Seconds of Summer blend. It has an upbeat tempo, complex and meaningful lyrics, and great vocals. A perfect song to sing with a hairbrush in hand, this song is guaranteed to get you up on your feet.
“Youngblood”, off their third album of the same name, has become another classic 5 Seconds of Summer song. Maybe one of the most pivotal songs in their career as a band, “Youngblood” is a much more mature banger, with an EDM sound and complex lyrics, compared to some of the more upbeat songs on their first two albums.
“Amnesia”, a fan favorite, is one of the band’s saddest and slowest songs. This is a perfect song to add to your sad songs playlist. It was released in 2014 on their self-titled debut album 5 Seconds of Summer. This is a song guaranteed to make you miss someone and maybe shed some tears.
- “Lie to Me”
Another song off their most recent album Youngblood, “Lie to Me” is a mature sound for the band, as it has a slower tempo and deeper lyrics. This is another song guaranteed to make you miss someone. Ashton, Luke, and Calum are all contributing writers on this song.
- “Mrs. All American”
“Mrs. All American”, another classic off their self-titled debut album 5 Seconds of Summer, has a more edgy sound. Michael and Calum are contributing writers on this hit song.
“Easier” marks another pivotal sound change for the band. Similarly to “Youngblood”, this banger is a more mature sound for the band as they move away from their original pop-punk sound. “Easier” has a more EDM sound and tests Luke’s vocal range by giving him much higher vocals.
- “She Looks So Perfect”
“She Looks So Perfect” is the song that started it all. This major hit is another fast-paced, pop-rock song off their self-titled debut album. It will always be a classic 5 Seconds of Summer song.
- “She’s Kinda Hot”
“She’s Kinda Hot” is another absolute banger and hit song off their album Sounds Good Feels Good. Inspired by 90s music, this album marks a change in their sound as they were trying a more pop-punk sound.
- “Ghost of You”
This underrated song is off their most recent album, Youngblood. This song is a perfect example of the band trying a more mature sound, and Ashton and Luke are contributing writers. The emotional lyrics and slow instrumentals make this the perfect sad, heart-wrenching song to add to your sad song playlist.
- “Voodoo Doll”
This banger was released in 2014 on their self-titled debut album, 5 Seconds of Summer. The beat drop before the chorus makes this song a real headbanger and a guaranteed mood-changer.
Give these songs another listen as you prepare for the March release of 5SOS’s fourth album!