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Top 10 Papa Roach Songs

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Script written by Brandon Stuhr Call off the exterminator; this roach is here to stay. Join as we count our picks for Top 10 Papa Roach Songs. For this list, we've chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. Special thanks to our users Jake Fraser or submitting the idea using our interactive suggestion tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest

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Script written by Brandon Stuhr

Top 10 Papa Roach Songs

Call off the exterminator; this roach is here to stay. Welcome to, and today we are counting down our picks for Top 10 Papa Roach Songs. 
For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs.

#10: “Face Everything and Rise”
F.E.A.R. (2015)

Let’s face this list head on. The title track and first single from Papa Roach’s 2015 effort, “Face Everything and Rise” tells listeners to conquer all obstacles in their way, and achieve greatness. While officially a hard rock track, “Face Everything and Rise” introduced a few electronic elements into Papa Roach’s evolved style. The track saw substantial popularity among fans, as it was able to reach number one on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock charts, proving that people admired the band’s positive message.

#9: “Forever”
The Paramour Sessions (2006)

The pain of heartache often lasts “Forever”. Making it’s home as the second single from their fifth album The Paramour Sessions, the track quickly stood out from the rest and became a concert staple. “Forever” talks about the one who got away and the longing you have afterwards for just one last moment. Despite the sensitive subject matter, “Forever” reached the second place on multiple Billboard charts. It’s a slow, emotional burn, and fans just wouldn’t have it any other way.

#8: “Hollywood Whore”
Metamorphisis (2009)

This next entry is a perfect example of why you shouldn’t let fame and fortune go straight to your head. The first single from Roach’s sixth album, “Hollywood Whore” is a hard-hitting track that is pure and utter chaos. This is evident in the music video, as it depicts a girl destroyed by Hollywood as she melts and fades away, showering the band with blood. While not officially released for radio airplay, the track was still able to chart on the Mainstream Rock chart in the United States. Some people just can’t handle the Hollywood lifestyle.

#7: “...To Be Loved”
The Paramour Sessions (2006)

Everyone just wants to be loved. Found as the band’s first single off “The Paramour Sessions”, “...To Be Loved” was able to cement the band’s new hard rock style from their previous album. Despite this, the track is a slight nod to the band’s original style, as it features a mix of quick rapping and screaming that is found on their early works. Although a bit of a commercial failure in the UK, “...To Be Loved” was a US rock top 20 hit and quickly became a stand out track by the band.

#6: “Broken Home”
Infest (2000)

Not all rock stars come from the glitz and glamour. Released as the second single from Roach’s monumental second album, “Broken Home” gives listeners a brief glimpse into vocalist Jacoby Shaddix’s childhood. Tackling such themes as a complex relationship between son and mother as well as failing marriages and the consequences of alcoholism, “Broken Home” cemented its spot as one of the darker entries on our list. Despite this, the track was also a commercial and critical success, further allowing the band to infest our ears in the best way possible.

#5: “She Loves Me Not”
Lovehatetragedy (2002)

Originally intended for the band’s previous album Infest, the track was later released as their third effort’s first single. Detailing the complicated relationship between Jacoby and his wife, the track shows just how hot and cold a relationship can be. The music video has been a fan favorite due to its subliminal messaging Easter eggs, as you can find a mysterious person via freeze framing at multiple points in the video. Can you find them all? All and all, the track has become a classic in the eyes of fans, while also being extremely personal to the band itself.

#4: “Scars”
Getting Away with Murder (2004)

Over indulgence is a thing of the past when you become famous...right? The second single from Getting Away With Murder, “Scars” revitalized Papa Roachinto a new and improved style. A much softer tone than Papa Roach fans are used to, Jacoby sings every painful lyric as fans can only sympathize and chant on. “Scars” is the band’s most successful single to date in the United States, placing in the top 10 of no fewer than four Billboard charts and topping out at 15 on the Billboard Hot 100.

#3: “Getting Away with Murder”
Getting Away with Murder (2004)

The first single and title track from Roach’s fourth album, “Getting Away With Murder” marked the first true deviation from the band’s original style, making the move over to hard rock from nu metal. This meant that the track includes no rapping, unlike many of the band’s previous singles and other entries on our list. If we know anything, its that “Getting Away With Murder” just proves that even the hardest working individual needs an outlet to release the stresses of daily life. Be awesome to each other!

#2: “Between Angels and Insects”
Infest (2000)

There is a small comfort zone between angels and insects, with Papa Roach striking gold. The third single from the band’s monumentally popular second album, “Between Angels and Insects” grabbed fans’ attention by the horns with addicting guitar work and a rather cockroach-filled music video. A unique style to say the least. While the track didn’t chart as well as previous entries on Infest, it quickly became one of Roach’s most popular songs to date, even being used by the World Wresting Federation and Rock Band on their soundtracks.
Before we almost tell you our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
-        “Burn”
Time For Annihilation (2010)
-        “Gravity” (feat. Maria Brink)
F.E.A.R. (2015)
-        “Kick in the Teeth”
Time For Annihilation: On the Record & On the Road (2010)
-        “No Matter What”
Time For Annihilation: On the Record & On the Road (2010)
-        “Still Swingin’”
The Connection (2012)

#1: “Last Resort”
Infest (2000)

This definitely wasn’t our “Last Resort”. Roach’s debut single from their second album, “Last Resort” tackles the dark issue of depression and how anyone can merely appear to be happy.  This was the track that launched Papa Roach into the mainstream and it’s hard to argue with the amount of success the track raked in- scoring a #1 on the US Modern Rock Tracks, a top 5 on the Mainstream Rock Tracks, and respectable #57 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although it was heavily censored for radio airplay, that didn’t stop from old and new fans alike from latching on to it for dear life.
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