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Top 5 Best Songs by Evanescence

Cristale Adams is an online author and publisher. Her articles vary in topics and focus on real life. She always enjoys learning new things.



The Grammy award-winning modern goth rock band whose name means to vanish into a vapor form is an American band that was originally started in Little Rock, Arkansas by Amy Lee and Ben Moody. These two rock stars met at a youth camp in 1995 and began writing songs and creating music together. Ben eventually left the band in 2003 to later start his own band called We Are The Fallen, which is comparable to Evanescence but not as awesome. The band currently contains these band members:

  • Amy Lynn Lee Hartzler is the co-founder and lead band member on vocals. She also plays the piano/keyboard and even occasionally the harp since the band's start in 1995.
  • Tim McCord has been the bass guitarist for the band since 2006.
  • William Hunt has been a band member since 2007 and started playing the drums for this band in 2010.
  • Troy McLawhorn has been a band member since 2007 and started playing the rhythm guitar in 2011.
  • Jen Majura is the newest member of the backup vocals and the rhythm guitar.

Some of the previous band members include:

  • Ben Moody played the lead guitar from 1995-2003.
  • Terry Balsamo played the lead guitar for the band from 2003 - 2015.
  • David Hodges played the keyboards, piano, drums, and provided backing vocals from 1992-2002.

The Best Songs Created By Evanescence

All of Evanescence's albums were great sellers and had remarkable lyrics. Even after all these years and changes the band has been through, the band still sounds the same as it did in the beginning. Not to mention the band recently won a Grammy award. Amy Lee and band members always put on a good, energetic show when performing live and always seems to have a positive attitude. They just love to rock out. Amy Lee can sing what many people's hearts may feel but don't have the courage to say out loud.

I have narrowed all of their songs, including the newest album released, into a list compiled of the best songs performed by Evanescence to help further demonstrate and illustrate why Evanescence is so awesome and such a great band to listen to.

1. "Wasted on You"

This first song is a newer look into the lives of the band members. From the newly released album entitled "The Bitter Truth." This is an up-close personal insight into the band's lifestyle, environment, and even inspiration for their music. This song and video were incurred during the time of the corona virus, which was a time where everyone was wasting their lives it seemed, but in reality, we all got to brush up on some well-needed down time either with ourselves or with close family only.

The Video

2. "Better Without You"

This second-best song is also from their album called "The Bitter Truth" and contains the Evanescence feel that we have all come to know and love, but the meaning is much deeper than their previous songs released. The lyrics are meaningful and thoughtful. Amy Lee looks hotter than ever with flowing black hair and natural makeup. She will not change her style!

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The Video

3. "Far From Heaven"

This third best song can be found on the same album as the first and second-best song. Evanescence has never really performed any such songs relating to heaven or light. This song touches my heart as a Christian because sometimes I can feel so far from heaven as well. Hearing Amy Lee's amazing voice sing these deeply rooted lyrics about something that I personally am so passionate about makes me think about my walk even more.

4. "Anything For You"

This fourth best song was recorded during the 2001 - 2002 demo sessions and has never been officially released. Little is known about this unreleased song except that it is the fastest Evanescence song in terms of tempo. This is a song that demonstrates their more rock side that they used to have.

The Lyrics

5. "Lost in Paradise"

This last and final top song is also from "Evanescence" and has deep emotion. Released in May of 2012, this song was written by Amy Lee alone. Sometimes people get too wrapped up in 'good things' but really they are lost in reality. This band has created a uniform album with many emotions that are played into music for the soul. This song, along with many other songs found on this album, can describe certain things in a special way that can be understood by everyone.


This content reflects the personal opinions of the author. It is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and should not be substituted for impartial fact or advice in legal, political, or personal matters.

© 2012 Cristale Adams


F S Miller on April 11, 2015:

While I disagree with this list, I'm glad to see that someone took the time to make a list like this. Thanks, Cristale.

Cristale Adams (author) from Florida on June 24, 2012:

Thank you!

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on June 23, 2012:

good selection. thank you

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