This is isn't my whole list but as Do I Wanna Know? being their most popular song I would have that as their opening song and A Certain Romance, as the closer.
On this list specifically, I tried to make the order of tracks crucial. I wanted it to the order of the tracks to be like a journey through the diffrent eras of the Arctic Monkeys and the finale to take you back to the beginning. And also because A Certain Romance is a perfect closer
Making a Best Of list is very hard - do you go with popular opinion, your own opinion or the cultural impact. For example, I personally don't think either 'I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor' or 'Do I Wanna Know?' would make my personal Top 20, but on a cultural level these two songs are perhaps the biggest of their career, so they have to have a placement surely. I think for a Best Of list you cant just write your Top 20 songs. I think you have to be a little selfless. This is what I would go with, in no real order:
1: Who The F*** Are The Arctic Monkeys?
2: I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor
3: When The Sun Goes Down
4: A Certain Romance
5: Mardy Bum
6: The View From The Afternoon
7: Leave Before the Lights Come On
8: Fluorescent Adolescent
10: Do Me A Favour
12: Crying Lightning
14: Pretty Visitors
15: Black Treacle
16: Suck It And See
17: Piledriver Waltz
18: R U Mine?
19: Do I Wanna Know?
20: Why’d You Only Call Me When Your High?
So there it is, narrowed down to 20. This isn't my personal Top 20, just what I think, all things considered, would make the best possible Greatest Hits compilation.
Originally, I wanted to narrow it down to 20 but there was just too much that needed to be added. My list is more based on my opinion that cultural impact.
Probably Crying Lightning. It's sounds and feels so angry, dark and bitter but so powerful. Either that or Cornerstone because I like to think the person in that song has such a lust for love so he imagines his perfect lover:
"Tell me where's your hiding place I'm worried I'll forget your face And I've asked everyone I'm beginning to think I imagined you all along"
Fun-Fact: This was the video that got me into Arctic Monkeys... Searching for drum covers, I found this one and was like: "Woah. That song is one hell of a song. Let me google it."
(I have already listened to Arctic before, but didn't payed that much attention.)
PS.: No, I'm not a drummer. I just like to listen to drum covers once in a while hahahha.
Funny you should say that, I was watching the 'Arctic Monkeys drum choronolgy" and I thought "they are some mad tunes!" So I listened to WEPSIATWIM and here we are now!
Edit: I also heard Mardy Bum prior and really liked the clean guitar sound which was also a big factor of my insane Arctic Monkeys obsession
It was never performed, sadly. Alex did perform Glass In The Park once, at a solo gig in 2009 I believe. However, there is no video of the occasion, which is a shame.
Damn. Hopefully it will be performed next time they tour. The Submarine songs are underrated masterpieces
-Theres gonna be 12 tracks
-More psychadelic rock fused with fast energetic rock likewise to some of the stuff in Humbug, or "R U Mine?". Either that or there's gonna be a lot of experimental, alternative rock in terms of music
-They'll expand on their style and apperance from AM
Not very "absured" but these are legitimate predictions as to what I think the new album will present. But hey, guess we'll have to wait and see