Jack Antonoff is one of the most successful musicians in the world. He has been involved in some of the biggest hits of all time and shows no signs of slowing down. In this article, we will take a look at 10 of his best songs to date. There are sure to be many more great songs from Jack Antonoff in the future, but these 10 are a good starting point.
10. Solar Power (2021)
Jack Antonoff co-wrote and co-produced this track with Lorde. It is the lead single from her upcoming album, Solar Power. According to Billboard, the song is about enjoying the simple things in life and feeling the joy that comes with it. It is a feel-good track with a summery vibe. This song did well reaching number forty-three on the US Alternative Songs chart. It was quite a success for Lorde and Antonoff. To the surprise of many fans, the song has been used as a soundtrack for a new Apple TV+ show called “My Brilliant Friend”.
9. Gaslighter (2020)
Jack Antonoff worked tother with Dixie Chicks on their comeback album, Gaslighter. This song is about survival and resilience in the face of a toxic relationship. The song was nominated for three Grammy Awards, including Record of the Year. It was released in the year 2020 under the record label, Columbia Nashville. It has been used as a soundtrack in the show, Big Little Lies.
8. Venice Bitch (2018)
Venice Bitch is the perfect example of a Jack Antonoff production. Its sprawling, nine-minute runtime allows Lana Del Rey’s dreamy vocals to float over a bed of Antonoff’s signature synth production. The result is a track that feels both epic and intimate, a feeling that’s heightened by the song’s stunning music video. It is a song about Los Angeles, and it perfectly captures the city’s hazy, dreamlike quality. The song reached number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was nominated for Best Pop Vocal Performance at the 61st Grammy Awards. It has also been used as a soundtrack in a number of films and television shows like 13 Reasons Why and Big Little Lies.
7. Look What You Made Me Do (2017)
The first single off of Taylor Swift’s Reputation album, “Look What You Made Me Do” is a vengeful track that finds the singer-songwriter taking aim at her enemies. Jack Antonoff co-wrote and co-produced the song with Swift, and his influence is evident in the production. Swift has never been one to shy away from addressing her haters head-on, and “Look What You Made Me Do” is one of her most scathing diss tracks to date. The song did amazing reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it Antonoff’s fifth number one song as a writer or producer. According to Consequence, that success did not go unnoticed as the song has been used as a soundtrack in numerous movies and tv shows like “The Greatest Showman”, “A Simple Favor” and “Riverdale.”
6. New York (2017)
Jack Antonoff together with Annie Clark, who is also known as St. Vincent, created one of the most beautiful songs about New York City. “New York” is a love letter to the city that never sleeps. The song is about finding yourself in the midst of chaos and confusion. It’s about the feeling of being lost and found at the same time. The song is also about finding hope in the darkest of times. “New York” is a beautiful and hopeful song that will make you fall in love with the city all over again. Released in 2017, this song reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It has also been used as a soundtrack for many TV shows and movies like the Netflix series, “Stranger Things.”
5. Green Light (2017)
Once again teaming up with Antonoff, Lorde released “Green Light” in 2017 as the lead single off her sophomore album Melodrama. The song is an ode to post-breakup partying and features one of the most infectious drop-offs in recent memory. The production is top-notch, with a thumping bassline and twinkling synths that are the perfect backdrop for Lorde’s ethereal vocal performance. “Green Light” gained instant popularity hitting the top ten in several countries and earning a Grammy nomination for Best Pop Solo Performance. In addition to that, it has featured in several movies and films like The Fault in Our Stars, Blockers, and Rough Night.
4. Out Of The Woods (2014)
Antonoff and Taylor Swift’s collaboration on “Out Of The Woods” is an ethereal bop about the anxieties that come with a new relationship. The song is propelled by a thumping bassline and Swift’s airy vocals, which reflect the feeling of being hopelessly in love. It did quite well reaching number one on Billboard’s US Top 40 and has also been used as a soundtrack on an episode of Grey’s Anatomy.
3. I Wanna Get Better (2014)
Jack Antonoff wrote the song “I Wanna Get Better” for the Bleachers in response to the sudden death of a close friend. The song is about Antonoff’s experience with depression and anxiety, and how he coped with his friend’s death. According to MTV, the Bleachers delivered the song with an anthemic sound that made it a hit, and Antonoff’s lyrics gave the song an emotional depth. It made it to the Billboard top 100 Alternative Songs chart reaching number seven. It has been used as a soundtrack in various films and TV shows like the 2016 film Suicide Squad.
2. Brave (2013)
Jack Antonoff has worked with some of the biggest names in music, but his work with Sara Bareilles on her song “Brave” is some of his best. The song is an anthem for anyone who’s ever felt like they’re not good enough, and Antonoff’s production is both understated and huge. Released under the album The Blessed Unrest, “Brave” became a top 40 hit and helped Bareilles win a Grammy for Best Pop Performance. It has been used in several movies as a soundtrack most notably in the 2016 film Hidden Figures.
1. We Are Young (2012)
Jack Antonoff’s production of “We Are Young” is anthemic and empowering, driving home the song’s central message of youthful defiance. This song has a massive sound, and it’s one of Antonoff’s best productions. It managed to reach #13 on the Hot 100, and it’s one of the fun’s most popular songs. The song has been used in numerous films and movies such as The Amazing Spider-Man and The Hunger Games.
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