Top 10 Mumford and Sons Songs

Script written by Q.V. Hough The gentleman of the road that are keeping folk music alive. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Mumford & Sons 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 Giannis Tsouvelekakis, Andrew Ginesi, aldqbigsquare, Rachel Moore, RavynC, Alicia Almond for submitting the idea at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Top 10 Mumford & Sons Songs


The gentleman of the road that are keeping folk music alive. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Mumford & Sons 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: “Hopeless Wanderer”
Babel (2012)


For the fifth and final single of their Grammy-winning album Babel, Mumford & Sons produced an inspirational song about accepting one’s role in this crazy world and giving in to the warm blaze of love. And as the music video for this beautiful track showed, there’s also a touch of comedy behind the dramatic production. As the four gentleman of the road, a group of comedy veterans perform their hearts out, including Will Forte as a poor man’s poor man. With some impressive strumming patterns and the group’s classic harmonies, “Hopeless Wanderer” acts as the perfect warm-up track for any physical or meditational journey.

#9: “White Blank Page”
Sigh No More (2009)


Imagine: a lover broke your heart, and you look to the sky for answers about your unhealthy obsession and deeply intense affection. Sometimes the only answer comes through a white blank page, and through a brief yet touching collection of lyrics, Mumford and Sons offered some music for the soul. Despite the narrator’s pure intentions and a hopeful search for some truth, this song conveys the true essence of artistic fury. “White Blank Page” is the ideal track for any jilted lover to perform as a last resort, but you may want to put a softer emphasis on the “RAGE” lyric.

#8: “The Wolf”
Wilder Mind (2015)


Every once in a while, the most brilliant set of musicians must lay down their acoustic guitars and get dirty, musically speaking. And that’s exactly what Mumford & Sons did for the third track off their third studio album. With an invigorating opening verse that would even make Bono cry, the band leads up to the one and only mention of their titular subject as a man hopes to symbolically quench his thirst for love. “The Wolf” is explosive, powerful and will flat out have you dancing, making it a standout off of the band’s third album Wilder Mind.

#7: “Dust Bowl Dance”
Sigh No More (2009)


Featuring an extremely dark sound and an explosive finale, “Dust Bowl Dance” is easily one of Mumford’s best deep cuts, not only off their debut album, but across their entire discography. As Marcus Mumford channeled his inner Woody Guthrie and sang about the plight of a sinful man, the rest of the group went all out with melodic piano and a shredding guitar. With an ode to classic American folk music, “Dust Bowl Dance” remains a gritty composition of the band’s oeuvre, as they served up the grapes stemming from their musical sojourn, along with a healthy plate of wrath.

#6: “Sigh No More”
Sigh No More (2009)


Spiritual in nature and lyrically majestic, this song introduced Mumford & Sons to the world as the lead track from their debut studio album. By referencing the power of God, the proverbial waters of the sea, and the beauty of love, the band set in motion a powerful ode to the nature of man, and how one may always overcome adversity with a pure heart. “Sigh No More” knocked listeners on their behind, and set the tone for a transcendental album.

#5: “Babel”
Babel (2012)


Almost three years after the release of their debut record, Mumford & Sons reemerged with another acclaimed album, which included an eponymous single about revealing your true self and making the most of every moment. As an effective visual complement to the musical composition, the video for “Babel” highlights the fluid nature of life through a continuous pan shot, as Mumford & Sons perform the hell out of their instruments in glorious black and white. In the circle of life, it’s this song that always manages to reawaken one’s soul.

#4: “Roll Away Your Stone”
Sigh No More (2009)


We all come to the crossroads of life at one point or another, and with this unapologetic track, Mumford & Sons provided a dialogue on embracing one’s individuality rather than running from the faintest glimpse of darkness. Lyrically, the metaphor is dropped from line one, as “Roll Away Your Stone” leads into romanticism along with a touch of poetic realism. Featuring heavy use of that classic “Mumford” banjo, “Roll Away Your Stone” is an essential song from the band’s flawless catalogue.

#3: “Little Lion Man”
Sigh No More (2009)


Overflowing with intensity, this personal reflection on lost love struck a major chord with listeners, and became the first single from Mumford & Son’s debut album. Conceptually, “Little Lion Man” highlights the posturing one takes in a relationship, only to realize that bravery requires a bit more than a boastful attitude. With edgy lyrics tinged with regret, this song offered up a sense of truth for listeners, and lined up Mumford & Sons on a date with musical destiny. Sometimes you must hit rock bottom to reach the mountaintop.

#2: “I Will Wait”
Babel (2012)


It’s almost too good to be true, but hey – who doesn’t enjoy a good love story. For the lead single from their sophomore effort, Mumford and company got down on their knees and proposed their love for every hopeless romantic of the world. “I Will Wait” not only offers a message of faith, but it’s simply the ideal song for any promising relationship. The lyrics actually reference kneeling down, which proves that Marcus Mumford fully understood the importance of his artistic creation. In other words, he was thinking, “Yep, I’m going to write the ultimate folk rock wedding song,” and that he did…that he did.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.

“Tompkins Square Park”
Wilder Mind (2015)

“Ghosts That We Knew”
Babel (2012)

“Broken Crown”
Babel (2012)

“Snake Eyes”
Wilder Mind (2015)

“Lover’s Eyes”
Babel (2012)

#1: “The Cave”
Sigh No More (2009)


Nominated for 4 Grammy awards and achieving double-platinum in the United States, Mumford & Sons offered their own take on personal suffering and the joy of unconditional love with “The Cave”. With lyrics rooted in realism, this song’s title pointed out the metaphorical escape we so often retreat to, but in the end, it’s about recognizing that special somebody who is willing to extend a hand and take the journey with you. Its powerful sound makes for a great time when performed live, and is now WatchMojo certified!

So, do you agree with our selections? What is your favorite Mumford & Sons song? For more mind-blowing Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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