The xx: Top 5 Songs of All Time Ranked


Top 5 Tracks of The xx

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All about The xx 

Who are The xx: Romy Madley Croft (guitar, vocals), Oliver Sim (bass guitar, vocals), Jamie Smith (beats, MPC, record production), and formerly Baria Qureshi (keyboard, guitar) composed English indie rock band from Wandsworth, London, known as The xx. August 2009 was when it debuted and peaked to the top spot while Coexist which was their second album, was released September 2012. Their third album, I See You (2017) made it to UK charts top rank and became Billboard 200 Top 2.

Origin: Wandsworth, London, England

Genres: Indie rock – Indie electronic – R&B – Popdream pop – Electro-rock

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The xx Won the Mercury Prize in 2010 for it’s Debut Album xx.
The band members met while studying at Elliott School, the same school attended by Hot Chip, Burial, Four Tet, actor Pierce Brosnan and singer Matt Monro.

We freaking love music here at Unwrapped, and we adore The xx. In our humble opinion, here are the BEST FIVE SONGS by the legendary The xx (most liked, listened and downloaded songs) across the web!!!

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Five All-Time Best Songs of The xx

        1. Intro
        2. Angels
        3. Crystalised
        4. On Hold
        5. Islands


Length: 2:07

Release: 2005

Opening Lyrics:

Push me in the fire
These voices getting louder
Voices in my head tell me I was dead so I’m just tryina die babe
Push me in the fire
This heartache getting harder
Try an tell myself it’ll all end once I’m slippin in my grave
Put under pressure as I’m searching for answers these battles within my mind lead to my rapture
I’m tryna capture a moment a feeling
Suspended in time
Suspending my mind
Taking my life in a direction where I’m not tryna take my life



Length: 2:51

Release: 2012

Opening Lyrics:

Light reflects from your shadow
It is more than I thought could exist
You move through the room
Like breathing was easy
If someone believed me
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
In love, love, love
And everyday
I am learning about you
The things that no one else sees
And the end comes too soon
Like dreaming of angels


Length: 3:21

Release: 2009

Opening Lyrics:

You’ve applied the pressure to have me crystalised
And you’ve got the faith, that I could bring paradise
I’ll forgive and forget before I’m paralysed
Do I have to keep up the pace to keep you satisfied?
Ay, ay
Things have gotten closer to the sun, and I’ve done things in small doses
So don’t think that I’m pushing you away when you’re the one that I’ve kept closest
Ay, ay, ay
Ay, ay, ay
Ay, ay, ay
Ay, ay, ay
You don’t move slow, I’m taking steps in my direction
The sound resounds, echo, does it lessen your affection? No
You say I’m foolish for pushing this aside
But burn down our home, I won’t leave alive

On Hold

Length: 3:44

Release: 2017

Opening Lyrics:

I don’t blame you
We got carried away
I can’t hold on
To an empty space
Now you’ve found a new star to orbit
It could be love
I think you’re too soon to call us old
When and where did we go cold?
I thought I had you on hold
And every time I let you leave
I always saw you coming back to me
When and where did we go cold?
I thought I had you on hold
Where does it stop, where does it stop
Where do you dare me to?
You’ve got the body, you’ve got the body


Length: 2:40

Release: 2009

Opening Lyrics:

I don’t have to leave anymore
What I have is right here
Spend my nights and days before
Searching the world for what’s right here
Underneath and unexplored
Islands and cities I have looked
Here I saw
Something I couldn’t over look
I am yours now
So now I don’t ever have to leave
I’ve been found out
So now I’ll never explore


The xx : A Song List Worth Listening

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