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The Best Songs By Evanescence

Updated on March 19, 2018


The Grammy award-winning modern rock band whose name is Evanescence, which 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, who is comparable to Evanescence but not as awesome. The popular goth rock 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.

  • Terry Balsamo has been playing the lead guitar for the band since 2003.

  • 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 since 2011.

Some of the previous band members include:

  • Ben Moody played the lead guitar from 1995-2003.

  • David Hodges played the keyboards, piano, drums, and provided backing vocals from 1992-2002.

Current Evanescence Band Members

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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.

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1. "Bring Me to Life"

Released during April of 2003, this song can be found on the band's first studio album, which is titled "Fallen". This song was written and created by Amy Lee, Ben Moody, and David Hodges. The lyrics are performed by Amy Lee as well as Paul McCoy, the lead singer of 12 Stones. This song is an older song, but is still played and listened to everywhere which is why this song is number one on my list of the top best songs by Evanescence.

2. "Call Me When Your Sober"

The second top best song by Evanescence is a song that is from the band's second studio album called "The Open Door". Released in September 2006, this song was written by Amy Lee and Terry Balsamo. This song was the follow up to the band's first song that made them so popular. Amy Lee admits that this song is about her ex-boyfriend Shaun Morgan, the lead singer of Seether.

3. "Erase This"

Originally titled "Vanilla", this song is the sixth song to be released from the band's self-titled album called "Evanescence" which was released during October of 2011. This album was a return for the band since Amy Lee has married. The band is still continuing to tour and even perform all around the world. Amy Lee still has a way of expressing how emotions are felt deeper than many people display.

4. "My Heart is Broken"

This fourth song is also from the new album "Evanescence" and has an amazing video that includes the current band members after their temporary leave of absence. This song was released exactly one month after the third song, as mentioned above. Even after all of these years, this band can still create great music and videos that are incredible to watch, and even to sing along with. This song is wonderful for all of the broken hearts.

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.

© 2012 Cristale


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    • F S Miller profile image

      F S Miller 2 years ago

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

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      Cristale 5 years ago from Cali

      Thank you!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      good selection. thank you