Foo Fighters guarantee several Crowning Songs of Awesome per album.
- This album earns a Moment of Awesome for being written and recorded completely by Dave Grohl.
- "This Is A Call"
- "I'll Stick Around", basically saying "fuck you" to Courtney Love.
- "Big Me", with Mentos parody video. Footos, the Fresh Fighter.
- "X-Static". note
- "Wattershed", easily the band's most punk-rock track.
- "For All The Cows".
The Colour and the Shape
- "Monkey Wrench". Also note the "Big Me" elevator music at the beginning of the video.
- "My Poor Brain"
- "Enough SPAAAAAAAAAACE" was written specifically to make European audiences jump up and down to the song. It worked right from the first time they played it.
- "My Hero".
- "Everlong", with its insane video by Michel Gondry.
- "Hey, Johnny Park!" doesn't get much love, but has very high Earworm potential.
There Is Nothing Left to Lose
- "Stacked Actors" rocks hard enough already, but when Dave plays a drum solo with Taylor, it becomes 200% cooler.
- "Breakout", later included in a strange Jim Carrey movie.
- "Learn to Fly" and its hilarious video. Note the Everlong elevator music and Tenacious D cameo.
- According to Dave, "Aurora" was the first time the (then three) members of the band really clicked, and oh boy, does it show.
- "Next Year", and "Ain't It The Life" are two of the band's most mellow tracks.
- "M.I.A" is a brilliant closer.
One by One
- The band has said that if a concert is feeling lackluster, playing "All My Life" will make it all better.
- "Times Like These", you learn to live again.
- "Tired of You", which even has Brian May on guitar in an uncharacteristic Tear Jerker song.
- The "Have it all" demo from the Million Dollar Demos. It kicks the pants off the finished version that ended up on the album.
In Your Honor
- It's hard to pick the best songs out of the Distinct Double Album, so just listen to it yourself. Here's a taster.
- "Best of You". Especially when watching this AMV.
- No one's getting out of here alive!
Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace
- "The Pretender", the obvious choice.
- "Long Road to Ruin"
- "But, Honestly".
- "Once and For All", sadly only a bonus track.
- "Stranger Things Have Happened"
- "Summer's End"
- "Let It Die", never confirmed but widely suspected to be a very bitter Take That! towards Courtney Love for the role she played in the end of Nirvana.
- "Statues", with its calm piano, gives off a very classic rock vibe. Simultaneously melancholy and uplifting, it's a truly great addition to the album.
- The instrumental "Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners", partially because that's exactly what it is.
- As a greatest hits compilation, one would expect it to be made of awesome music, but the two new songs on the album, "Wheels" and "Word Forward", fit right in with the band's best stuff.
- "Bridge Burning"
- White ''LIMOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!''
- "These Days"
- "I Should Have Known", featuring Bob Mould and Krist Novoselic.
- "Walk", featured in Thor.
- The sheer fact that this album won the Best Rock Album Grammy, as it was recorded in Dave's garage and edited with older editing techniques. A feat the band had already managed before with There Is Nothing Left to Lose (which was also recorded in Dave's garage and edited oldschool), One by One, and Echoes, Silence, Patience, and Grace. As of now, they have won that particular Grammy the most; U2 and Sheryl Crow are tied for second place.
- "Something From Nothing", the lead single from the album, is pure unadulterated awesome with Rick Nielsen on guitar.
- The desert rock sound of "Outside" is nearly hypnotic.
- "I Am A River" could quite possibly be atop the plateau with "Everlong" and "Aurora." It is just that damn good.
- Their live performances of "Rock and Roll" note and "Ramble On" with Jimmy Page and John Paul Jones are nothing short of amazing. Dave is so obviously amazed and enthusiastic about getting to play with two of his favourite musicians, it's really endearing.
- During one of their shows in Texas, Dave invited a fan, immediately coined Kiss guy due to his facepaint, up onstage with them. Cue one of the most epic renditions of Monkey Wrench ever performed.