Lately, it seems like everyone wants to write something about Robert Pattinson. The British actor, musician, and writer is quite the celebrity in the world of literature. There’s a reason why so many people are into his books and plays—he’s a talented individual who has written several best-selling works. There’s also a reason why his songs have achieved success too: they’re catchy, they’re well-written, and they’re performed acoustically which gives them a magical quality.
With so much talk of him recently, it’s only natural that people would want to discover his best work. Fortunately, this can be easily done thanks to the advent of the music video. Below, you’ll find a list of his best songs, ranked from #10 to #1. As you’ll see, Robert Pattinson is a musician who continues to grow with each new album and live performance. He’s made his mark on the world with both his words and his music, and it’s only a matter of time until he makes a larger impact on popular culture than ever before. So sit back and prepare to enjoy 10 of the best songs by Robert Pattinson.
10. “The Tide Is High”
The first song on the list is one of the most beautiful, if not the most beautiful, songs written by Robert Pattinson. It was originally released in 2015 as part of the soundtrack to the film, Loving Simon. In the movie, Simon (played by Pattinson) is a literature professor who falls in love with a student, Laura (played by Emily Brown). When he asks her out, she decides to give him a hard time and tells him that she doesn’t love him. Simon doesn’t take no for an answer and enlists the help of his friends to prove to Laura that he’s the boy she really loves. They go on a series of dates where Simon attempts to show Laura that he’s not just some crazy professor but a suitable candidate for a long-term romantic relationship. Along the way, the other characters (including Pattinson) sing a series of love songs and speak in a literary way about the nature of love and falling in love. It’s a sweet, charming, and romantic movie that’s as funny as it is heartwarming.
While not strictly speaking a love song, “The Tide Is High” is one of the highlights of the movie. It’s a romantic song about making a commitment to someone you love, and about how lucky Simon is to have found someone as understanding as Martha (played by Kristin Scott-Thomas).
The lyrics to this song are beautiful and poetic. It’s clear that Robert Pattinson put a lot of thought into them. One of the lines in particular stands out:
“The sea is wide and the sky is high, but the tide is only high when it’s with you“
This is how Simon feels about his new found love for Laura. Even the melody of this song is incredibly romantic—it has an ethereal quality which gives it a whole other dimension. It’s not hard to see why so many people have fallen in love with this song.
9. “All I Want”
“All I Want” is another gorgeous song written by Robert Pattinson. It was also released in 2015 as part of the soundtrack to the film, Loving Simon. The song begins with a series of gentle strings that gradually give way to a stronger, more impassioned melody. It’s an incredibly romantic song that speaks to the desire for connection and love. As in the case for “The Tide Is High,” the lyrics to this song are poetic, describing a desire to be “held by [one’s] hand” and “locked in [one’s] arms.”
There’s a reason why this song has achieved such an iconic status among fans of Robert Pattinson—it was heavily featured in the film adaptation of his latest novel, Galley Proof. The movie is set in the future, where the whole world has been infected by a deadly virus. Only a few people (including a group of elderly people) are left alive. The young people have turned into violent psychopaths and roam the earth searching for survivors to kidnap and hold for ransom. The story is based on a real-life incident where a man held a family captive for months until their chance rescue.
This is one of the most famous songs by Robert Pattinson, and it continues to be popular 12 years after its release. The fact that it was featured in such a compelling film adaptation means that it will continue to be relevant and popular for years to come.
8. “Say Your Name”
If you’re not familiar, ‘90s R&B singer Lauryn Hill is one of the most acclaimed rappers and vocalists of all time. She’s won multiple Grammy awards and released 15 studio albums (including one just last year). What’s more is that she’s one of the most influential and innovative artists of the last two decades. In other words, she’s a total boss.
The story behind “Say Your Name” is that it was originally supposed to be the ending theme song to the film, Gangster Squad. However, the song was so successful that it became the driving force behind the entire soundtrack. It also appears on the 2019 album, All Things Must Pass—a collection of jazz and classical pieces inspired by Homer’s The Odyssey. What makes this song even more special is that it’s one of the only songs by Lauryn Hill out of the entire album. The other songs were written and performed by well-known classical composers such as Hans Zimmer and John Williams.
When Lauryn Hill performs, she’s not just a gifted musician—she’s also a brilliant storyteller. In the song, she describes a variety of experiences including falling in love, betrayal, and the search for identity. The song is both personal and universal—it speaks to anyone who’s felt lost, alone, and unsure of who they are. If you compare this to other songs by Robert Pattinson, you’ll see that it’s a much fuller, more developed artistic statement. This is why “Say Your Name” is the best song by Robert Pattinson—it’s not only one of the best songs by Lauryn Hill but it’s also one of the best songs by anyone ever.
7. “Perfect Love”
“Perfect Love” is another song by Robert Pattinson, but this time it’s not an original composition. Instead, it’s a cover of a 1967 song by Dusty Springfield. It’s a well-known fact that Dusty Springfield is one of the best-selling female artist of all time. She’s won several Grammy awards and had 11 number-one singles on the Billboard pop charts. She also collaborated with some of the greatest artists of all time including The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and Bob Dylan. Even now, at age 68, Dusty Springfield still tours the world performing songs from her legendary career. It’s safe to say that she’s still relevant and popular today because she consistently delivers high-quality music and performs in front of sold-out crowds. It’s clear that Robert Pattinson wasn’t just covering Dusty Springfield—he was paying homage to an artist he deeply admires.
This is a song about being lost and searching for meaning. As Dusty Springfield sings, “You say you need someone to share your bed with / But what you really need is someone to share your life with,” she coos. While the original lyrics are in praise of a perfect lover, the arrangement and instrumentation give the song a timeless quality—it feels fresh and modern even now.
6. “What Good Is Living If You’re Not Feeling Happy?”
It’s impossible to talk about Robert Pattinson and not mention “What Good Is Living If You’re Not Feeling Happy?” The songwriters, Rick Nowels and Kara DioGuardi, must have known that this was going to be one of the defining songs of Robert Pattinson’s career. It was originally released in 2008 as part of the soundtrack to the film, The Great Gatsby. Since then, it’s become one of the defining songs for an entire generation. The song begins with a slow, smoky saxophone before giving way to a driving, blues-based guitar riff. The lyrics are simple: “What good is living if you’re not feeling happy? / What good is eating if you’re not feeling sassy? / What good is working if you’re not feeling useful?”