Readers' Poll: The Best Red Hot Chili Peppers Songs of All Time

Your picks include 'Suck My Kiss,' 'Under the Bridge' and 'Scar Tissue'

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9. 'By the Way'

The title track from the band's 2002 album ping-pongs wildly between melancholy balladry and crazed, hyperactive funk. It's one of the band's most bipolar cuts, and it serves as a showcase for their musical chops as the two extremes flow seamlessly together.

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