The Kings of Leon have been the soundtrack to my life for around 12 years. I discovered them when I was 16 and then really got into them when I was a college freshman.

I’ve been lucky enough to see them in concert twice. I caught one of Nathan’s drumsticks, and their cousin/roadie Nacho even threw me the setlist as he was clearing up the stage. They’re the reason I wear skinny jeans. To top it all off, I have a tattoo commemorating their first EP on my right arm. I’ll be the first to admit that their last few albums have not been the greatest, but I think it has a lot to do with the band still going through an identity crisis ever since blowing up in 2008 with “Only By the Night”. But these guys have a ton of amazing songs, which made this a very difficult list to put together. After much deliberation, here are my 15 favorite Kings of Leon tunes…I think.

By Anthony Sargon


Scroll down to the bottom for the full YouTube and Spotify playlists.


15. Wasted Time

14. Use Somebody

13. Taper Jean Girl

12. Milk

11. No Money

10. Cold Desert

9. The End

8. Ragoo

7. Soft

6. Molly’s Hangover

5. Closer

4. Slow Night, So Long

3. True Love Way

2. Arizona

1. Knocked Up



Full YouTube playlist: