", From the periodic flickering of a match to the singer's declaration that she'll "sit and watch your car burn / With the fire that you started in me / But you never came back to ask it out," "Watch" provided a mere glimpse of the greatness to come in Eilish's career. And that line is actually my favorite line I've ever written in my life.". I really wanted something to feel like a finish line, to feel like a period at the end, you know? Billie Eilish . TS, Another example of Eilish’s expert interpretation. Adopting the persona of the monster under your bed, Eilish writes a love letter to your self-destructive tendencies and croons about your worst fears realized. We have to go through this in real life.'". Lyrics such as "I never really know how to please you / You're lookin' at me like I'm see-through" have led fans to interpret "8" as a track about the singer's heartbreak, Eilish explained to Apple 1's Zane Lowe. We have 7 albums and 55 song lyrics in our database. Then, she surprises us halfway through with a funky beat switch, introducing bright guitar plucks and lush melodies that almost recall the jazzy flair of Amy Winehouse. The singer’s lightning-quick rise to stardom was given that added sprinkle of magic dust earlier this year when she was invited to record and perform the theme for the upcoming James Bond film No Time To Die. about yourself. In response, Eilish said: “First off I want to be so clear that [the song is] so not supposed to be an insult. . Eilish, then 16 years old, released "B----es Broken Hearts" as a single in 2018. Elsewhere, the fuzzy, distorted bass drops and warnings against the dangers of the recreational use of Xanax — “I don’t need a Xanny to feel better / On designated drives home, only one who’s not stoned / Don’t give me a Xanny, now or ever” — make for a dizzying mix. Your talent and what you love is a gift to you. — Libby Torres. Billie Eilish lands her first No. After link-ups with Khalid and London rapper Crooks (who she’s cited as a big inspiration), Eilish teamed up with fellow boundary-pusher Vince Staples for ‘&Burn’. SM, This Lorde-like ‘Don’t Smile At Me’ offering was written and produced entirely by her brother and creative partner Finneas, and follows the kind of straightforward verse-chorus pop structure that didn’t get much of a look-in on 2019’s ‘When We All Fall Asleep…’. “Where did you go? She sings, "Somebody new is gonna comfort you / Like you want me to / Somebody new is gonna comfort me / Like you never do. Eilish previously said the songwriting duo had been "wanting to make a Bond song for years," and when they finally got the opportunity, they combed through every Bond song to come before theirs to make sure the one they were working on was 100% original. ‘Come Out and Play’ interprets those emotions and the resulting clip in the most delicate of ways, allowing hushed vocals to lead the track through to its seismic and life-affirming finale. When they heard Marco Graf's character say, "When I was older I used to be a sailor, but I drowned in a storm," they began writing. She clarified that she wrote the song, originally titled "See Through," about herself from the perspective of someone she once hurt. "When the song came out," O'Connell told the New York Times, "I said to Billie, 'I think we just get to do whatever we want now.'" Holy Justin Bieber & Chance The Rapper #7. Every lyric in that song is toward me," Eilish said while describing the "soundcloud loop type song. In the video, the singer climbs a ladder that leads to nowhere, and her explanation for the visual gives the entire song a deeper meaning. "What is it about them?" ", The song is heartbreaking and utterly relatable all at once, and shows just how deep Eilish's songs can go. This feeling of stillness in the midst of chaos is subtly highlighted in the second verse. Head & Heart Joel Corry & MNEK #5. ", But even though she feels bad about leaving those she loves behind ("Call my friends and tell them that I love them / And I'll miss them"), Eilish stays true to her decision to leave, telling the listener, "I'm not sorry. On ‘When I Was Older’, Billie turns striking visuals and lines from Alfonso Cuarón’s award-winning film Roma into a minimalist masterpiece. “I just never know how you feel / Do you even feel anything?” SM. Song highlight: Imagine writing "You're lookin' at me like I'm see-through / I guess I'm gonna go / I just never know how you feel / Do you even feel anything?" TS, Billie’s first release in the coronavirus pandemic era is, as NME described in our review of the track, “the beautiful fruit of Eilish’s quarantine experience so far… Gentle piano notes tinkle under her soft, crooned delivery, casting a jazzy spell over everything and leaving the pop star sounding like she’s serenading herself with the most gorgeous love song of the year. — Claudia Willen, Song highlight: The way she describes the irreversibility of a broken relationship: "Look, now I know, we coulda done it better / But we can't change the weather / When the weather's come and gone / Books don't make sense if you read 'em backwards / You'll single out the wrong words / Like you mishear all my songs.". SM, The first entry on our countdown from Eilish’s 2017 debut EP ‘Don’t Smile At Me’ doesn’t much sound like the Eilish we know and love today – and it’s perhaps little surprise that the singer dropped the plinky-plonky piano meets uptempo beat-driven track from her most recent setlist. — Claudia Willen, Song highlight: "When you close your eyes, do you picture me? "Where did you go? "There's a scene where he's talking to Sherlock and he's basically just like, 'Honey you should see me in a crown.' When Eilish sings "Up all night, on another red eye / I wish we never learned to fly," scraps of an airline safety speech can be heard in the background. 4 Top 10 Hit; 20 Songs; Bad Guy. "Bury a Friend" best embodies Eilish's power and appeal, because no one else could write a song like this and actually pull it off. TS. TS, Despite starting off as a twee slice of folk-pop, this is up there with the darkest material Billie’s ever recorded. It works best in terms of its placement on the album as the final act in a three-part farewell that brings together disparate elements, sounds and moments from across the record. The powerful vocals and aggressive lyrics on "Copycat" are a precursor of sorts to "Bad Guy" — there's even a softly-spoken interjection in the bridge ("sike" instead of "duh," but the effect is the same). Focusing on "addictions" of various types, the song's catchy beat and sly lyrics, not to mention the cleverly integrated "Office" samples, make it one of the album's standouts — and one of Eilish's best songs in general. Combined with her airy vocals and gently flowing piano, "Idontwannabeyouanymore" is basically a perfect song. and added little to an already great song. “It forced me to voice my feelings and get on the other side of them,” she revealed to Genius. Song highlight: It works perfectly as a tender goodbye when you listen to "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" When The Party's Over. — Callie Ahlgrim. Instantly iconic. “[Staples] is a god and I’m excited for it to finally come out!” The end product sees the pair feed off of each other’s bolshy attitude as they trade verses in this hard-hitting reimagining of ‘Watch’, a restrained moment from ‘Don’t Smile at Me’. An experimental foray into Auto-tune for Eilish, the song maintains a similarly somber air as her previous work. ‘When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?’, the cover image of her Biebs-adorned teenage wall, This ‘When We All Fall Asleep…’ single attracted criticism upon its release, ‘Bad Guy’ barged its way into the top 30 of. We’re here for it. She added: "The thought of being on an endless ladder in a kind of timeless, anti-gravity space where no rules apply, is just really sick to me, and goes with the concept of the song—getting nowhere in a relationship." TS, So close and yet so far! Since then, Eilish's first full-length album — 2019's "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" And that line is actually my favourite line I’ve ever written in my life.” SM, “No Billy, I haven’t done that dance since my wife died,” is just one of the brilliant vocal samples that this song borrows from The Office. Indeed, Eilish's discography is rich and record-breaking — but with just one EP, one LP, and a few standalone singles, it's also relatively brief. A lullaby-like song featuring sped-up vocals and ukulele chords, "8" captures the confusion — and eventual acceptance — that comes with being left behind by a distancing partner. Song highlight: Eilish's vocals have truly never sounded better. / Now you know / Now I'm free. "And we really just tried to work as hard as we could to prove ourselves worthy of that." So, Insider's Entertainment Team decided to rank all 31 songs in the singer's discography. It began as an expression of Eilish's depression — "I was in a really bad place mentally," she explained to the New York Times — but O'Connell refused to help her write a hopeless song about suicide. That thumping, dark-red sneer — which was originally written as a completely separate song — swoops in when it should be over and elevates "Bad Guy" to weirdo legend status. Monster Shawn Mendes & Justin Bieber #8. "You can pretend you don't miss me / You can pretend you don't care," she sings, adding, "What is it you want? "A lot of songs are written in retrospect, but this one felt like it was being written in real time, and I was like: 'This is something we've got to write on the other side of this hill. Eilish and her brother Finneas O'Connell drew inspiration for "When I Was Older" from Netflix's 2018 film "Roma," which follows a housekeeper in 1970s Mexico City. While "Party Favor" is a creative and brutal portrayal of just how ruthless breakups can be, the song doesn't beg to be listened to on loop as some of Eilish's other breakup songs do, like "Watch" and "B----es Broken Hearts." It's a pretty creepy, unsettling basis for a catchy, body-friendly pop song (if you can even call it "pop"). Eilish should put this track back on her setlist. You are always you, forever. SM, The affecting lullaby quality of ‘8’, if you can ignore the ukulele, will actually have you weeping rather than snoozing. Think those are hi-hats you hear? ", Eilish's smooth vocals float seamlessly through the track, effectively capturing the fleeting nature that often comes with young love. So have we — and until it happens IRL, the bewitching, smoky and R&B-tinged ‘Bitches Broken Hearts’ will have to make do. If it's something you enjoy, share it. Song highlight: The fact that this song made Eilish the youngest artist in history to record a Bond theme song. So that's kind of what the song is about. As Rolling Stone's Angie Martoccio wrote, "'When I Was Older' is part haunting lullaby and part electronic eulogy, with Eilish's silky vocals giving the impression she's singing underwater, but it's where she wants to be.". We’ve seen some artists since mimicking her style since its release – but none pull it off quite like Billie does here. "Watch" feels more vulnerable and nostalgic, while "&Burn" sounds powerful and resolute. — Libby Torres. "My Boy" starts off slow and mysterious, almost jazz-like with its hi-hat pattern and sparkly keyboards. Don’t worry: the actual ‘Bad Guy’ will clearly appear a lot later on. — Courteney Larocca, Song highlight: The earnestness to which she croons, "No fair / You really know how to make me cry / When you gimme those ocean eyes.". 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and helped her win five Grammy Awards. https://www.nme.com/blogs/nme-blogs/billie-eilish-best-songs-2450318 SM, Ever wondered what Billie linking up with James Blake might sound like? Billie Eilish says she has 16 songs in the works: 'I love them all' She also describes an identity crisis during this tumultuous year Photo credit Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Live Nation Before we begin, a few bits of housekeeping: there are no live tracks, remixes or Eilish feature credits (we’re only counting songs where she’s been credited as either the main or co-main artist). 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