Take a look at the below list of Red Hot Top 10 Songs and Albums of All Time till 2017 with new and upcoming songs 2017. In addition to surviving for a very long time, the Red Hot Chili Peppers (RHCP) has also thrived in their music career. This Los Angeles group entered the industry in 1983 and released their original self-titled album, “Red Hot Chili Peppers,” in 1984. Their other two first albums were “Freaky Styley” (1985) and “The Uplift Mofo Party Plan” (1987). Despite the fact that they didn’t make it to the mainstream, the three albums helped them gain underground following. The original members of this group were Flea (bass), Anthony Kiedis (vocals), Jack Irons (drums) and Hillel Slovak (guitar).
List of Top 10 songs by Red Hot Till 2017
10. Knock Me Down
Still staggering after the death of Hillel Slovak (a guitarist), the Red Hot Chili Peppers managed to produce this song. They were able to reorganize themselves after John Frusciante and Chad Smith joined them. Anthony Kiedis wrote the song after coming from rehab. The song is all about his withdrawal and his realization about death (if Slovak died, he was also invincible).
Red Hot Chili Peppers released this song in 1996 on their One Hot Minute album. Even though the music album was much-maligned, the song managed to withstand scorns and whips of time. Dave Navarro’s crispy rhythm guitar accompanies Flea’s signature bass lines, and the same song has a children’s chorus. The song lyrics plainly describe the pain and pleasure the speaker got from music. A song can help the speaker get out of troubled life, make him/her happy and even give him a better life.
8. Tell Me Baby
Did you know that Los Angeles city is a consistently interesting subject of the Red Hot Chili Peppers? “Tell Me Baby” reflected ultimate disillusionment and dreams of many pilgrims who moved to the city. Mainly, they moved to Los Angeles looking for fame and fortune. “They come from every state to find / some dreams were meant to be declined.” The intro part of this song has slow, bare electric guitar lines which lead to high pitched tinny piano notes. According to the speaker, there is no need of traveling far to find everything you desire.
7. Breaking the Girl
To write this song, Anthony Kiedis relied on his personal life. According to the singer’s ‘Scar Tissue’ autobiography,’ the music track was about a turbulent relationship he had with his ex-girlfriend and also his dad’s relationship with women. If you like Flea’s bass playing and Chad Smith’s percussive instrumentation, this is the song to listen.
6. By the Way
By the way, this song showed the band’s strengths. The guitar line of John Frusciante demonstrated a melody driven style. What’s more, Flea and Chad Smith showed how strong they are when it comes to bass and drums. Singer Anthony once said that he thought that the track was an uber-bombastic non-commercialism assault.
5. If You Have to Ask
A fashionably funky song which Chili Peppers recorded in the year 1993. “Don’t ask me why I’m flying so high / Mr. Bubble meets Superfly in my third eye”: they are P-funk era reminiscent. The stylized vocals on the song’s chorus paid tribute to Sly Stone. “If You Have to Ask” is incompatible with “Under the Bridge” which appeared later. This is one of the Red Hot Top 10 Songs of All Time till 2017.
4. ‘Under the Bridge.’
This song catapulted the Red Hot Chili Peppers to superstardom even though in the same song Anthony Kiedis also laid his soul for people to see. It was about his heroin addiction and the isolation associated with its usage. Initially, he was writing a poem but producer Rick Rubin convinced him to convert it into a song. The song also boasted a style shift from somber guitar opening chords, through mid-tempo drum beats, to a climactic finale.
3. Higher Ground
After Hillel Slovak fatal drug overdose, the band recorded “Higher Grounds”: a Stevie Wonder’s classic spirited version. Luckily, it became a well-known song of that era in addition to appearing in many TV shows and movies.
‘Californication’ was Red Hot Chili Peppers album head track. It evidently showed the RHCPS’ dance-with-the-dark of life. The band delved into the modern world’s superficial nature with some references like ‘Space may be the final frontier.’ ‘But it’s made in a Hollywood basement’ and ‘Pay your surgeon very well to break the spell of aging.” They lamented the ever growing plastic world. ‘Californication’ reached the number on both Modern Rock Tracks and Mainstream Rock charts.
1. Snow (Hey Oh)
‘Snow’ is one of the songs in Red Hot Chili Peppers double album they released in 2006. After John Frusciante return in 1999, the group was able to up their game from their 1995’s “One Hot Minute.” In the extreme, the album is patchy. “Snow” reminded people of the “Californication” era when The Peppers were known for Kiedis lyrics and Flea’s guitar.
Red Hot Chili Peppers new songs 2016-2017
1. ‘I’m with You’
In the year 2009, John Frusciante decided to leave the band for the second time, but this time he’s gone for good. Frusciante’s decision furthered the band’s longtime curse for failing to keep guitarists. They quickly hired Josh Klinghoffer to replace Frusciante, but his style did not match that of others. Sadly, this came out clearly on the record.
2. ‘The Getaway’
“The Getaway” is a track on RHCP’s most recent album and perhaps, the worst album. Apart from few tracks, the album features filler material. What’s more, the band took almost half a decade to produce it. I think they could have done better.
Red Hot Chili Peppers have existed for over 30 years, and in this period, they have produced 11 albums. Most of their songs are classics adored by fans and critics alike, and others are okay while others are flops. Also, some of their songs are plainly inadequate. Regardless of whether the band is your darling or you think they should do something else apart from music; you can still recognize one of their songs anytime you hear it and possibly sing along with them.