Top Ten Alice in Chains Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Would?
No arguments here. Definitely the best by far. Classic Alice in chains. Love it. But got me wrong should be here too I agree.
YES! This song kicks ass! It has such powerful meaning behind the powerful drums and Layne's voice... Love it.
Incredible song can listen to it all day long intense lyrics which almost makes me cry because I've been through this and I have had 3 friends almost od on coke and 2 are in rehab oh yea I'm only 17
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2Man in the Box
How is this not number one? The tone of the song goes from high to low and high to low and the amazing guitar is based off of a talk box giving the song a much stranger yet more harmonious vibe
This is one of the best songs ever, besides being their #1. The range of the vocals alone is fantastic, not to mention the great guitar work.
This song is perfect. There is absolutely nothing else to say. How is this not number one?
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3Nutshell
So simple and powerful. Even though Chains has a good number of great songs, Nutshell has to be the best of them all.
Only Would is better, great guitars, an incredible composition, Staley is at one of his best vocal performances here. It's a pity this wasn't included in Dirt, but we can enjoy it in the EP Jar of Flies. Classic.
Haunting harmonics layed over with guitar solos that tug at your heart strings. There's no reason this shouldn't be voted one of the best songs of all time.
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4Rooster
too much power with a great story behind it
it has a mystic kind of intro that builds up for the power that certainly copes with it
Rooster has got much more emotion than any other AiC's song. Also, the pause to power rock parts are blowingly amazing.
Has a great intro, and I love the effect that is used on the amplifier. I think this song made alice in chains for who they are. They might of not made it if it were not for this track
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5Down In a Hole
This song makes me miss real music We need Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP, Soundgarden back!
my favourite, always makes me cry, so beautiful, so sad... Layne we miss you!

One of my favorite songs of all time, especially the unplugged version. An beautiful masterpiece that tears me up every time I hear it
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6Them Bones
Perfection. No rips. Not tears. No faltering whatsoever. High pigment song with the most achingly righteous harmonies, plus odd time, vocal intensity, great guitar solo and great lyrics, too. It's my favorite.
Such a magnificent song. Got me into 'Chains, and one of Jerry's best solos. Great harmonies too.

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Excellent song. Great harmonies in the chorus, chugging, heavy guitar riffs during the verses, awesome, catchy odd time- it truly has it all!
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7Angry Chair
One of my favorite songs incredible incredible song deep distorted lyrics dark guitar riffs incredible
This song always makes me reminisce over everything, and tones down my emotions. Greatest band there ever was in my opinion. Everything was so down to earth and relevant. AIC for life.
One of the darkest most haunting songs out there! Layne Staley conveys his emotions into this song and he wrote the entire song; music and lyrics! This song is a masterpiece, along with many others by AIC!
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8Love, Hate, Love
Amazing song! It was probably not a video and as popular as it should be cause the last 2 min of the song he just screams love hate love.
One of my favorite AIC songs... There is a video of him singing this from the 90's on YouTube... Amazing. Layne nails these powerful vocals, takes your breath away.
This is the most epic, intense, passionate song of all time! Layne's vocals are mind-blowing, his talent is raging. The guitar solo is beautiful too.
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9No Excuses
Systematic drums, meaningful lyrics, haunting bass and a killer guitar solo, this great song should easily be number one on this list.
Beautiful song! It definitely got me started with this awesome band! Beautiful Guitars, beautiful bass part, beautiful (and distinctly haunting) vocals, beautiful EVERYTHING...
Best song by AIC. Although it was a tough pick between this one and "sludge factory" what can I say.. They're all AMAZING
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10I Stay Away
Grunge has always been my favorite genre: great guitar licks, great lyrics, and whatnot. But to hear a violin in the background of this song just MAKES this song what it is. I love listening to it. One of Alice in Chains's best songs. Should be in the top 10.
I just love this song, my favourite with down in a hole and rooster... tears that soak a callous heart... the music is so beautiful.
One of the best songs of all time - definitely my favorite grunge song ever created. Check it out if you don't know it - from start to finish.
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The Contenders

11Rotten Apple
An underrated alice in chains song. Honestly speakin layne staley made the best songs outta his sorrow.R.I. P layne staley... We miss you. :'(
This song literally sends chills down my spine every time. Starts with a great bass riff, has a great acoustic feel, and a very powerful message. The self-harmonized vocals are chilling yet expressive.
I agree that this song is underrated. Jerry Cantrell tool is also underrated generally speaking. Layne Staley is also of course. However-Would & Nutshell are my one and two. But ya. Being of this generation I'm embarrassed to say I actually forgot this track. Thanks!
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12Bleed the Freak
the lyrics are so powerful and the whole quality of the song is amazing... the chorus just makes you scream THESE STAND FOR ME... NAME YOUR GOD AND BLEED THE FREAK
This song is #1, most powerful in my opinion, no such thing as a bad one but seems like mainstream created this list, where's "junkhead"?
Nice list... but this is my favorite. I love the way Layne sings it so much, especially the version on their live album. Facelift's such a cool album, though.
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13Junkhead
Indeed this is a Killer song! It's definitely in my top 3!
Don't understand why it's rated this low?!
People must know this song, definitely one of the best!
Every time I hear this it brings me back to the first time I tried perc's, it was life changing. This song always brings me back to that moment and brings back a small sense of euphoria. It also gives a direct look into the mond of lane stayle.
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14Rain When I Die
The harmonies on this is incredible you could really feel the pain in laynes voice
Jerry's guitar tone is absolutely incredible. The composition is perfect. This is one of the few AIC tones Jerry and Layne collaborated lyrically on. It's hauntingly beautiful.
Get with it. The face melting badassitude of this hard rock gem is immeasurable.
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15Heaven Beside You
not only is this the best song... but... yeah, it's just the best.
The first time I Heard this song, I immediately loved it. It's just excellent
This song (and Nutshell and Them Bones) is just perfect.
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16Again
Sounds better everytime you hear it.
I don't really like much off the self- titled album, but this song is quite good. Not one of their best but should still be higher.
My favorite of AiC. Puts me in transe.
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17Check My Brain
Its an amazing song I love the starting of the song, I heard it in californication for the first time loved it since then!
Great comeback.. Thumps up if you like this song.. Maybe not there best but definitely deserve in the top 5 position.. They still got it
If it came out on the facelift record everyone would love it, people just like to think their hardcore fans by listening to just there early material.
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18Don't Follow
This is a peaceful song with soul. Good meaningful lyrics. When it picks up speed it gets even better
Only 1% votes? This should if been played on unplugged and it should be on their best of album

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This should be in the top 5 without a doubt!
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19Dam That River
Aic is so powerful when it comes to composition... Pure music
It deserves at least the second place of this list!
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20We Die Young
This is alice on his best
Should be on the Top ten, its their real Message, Man in the Box may be too, but this Song sure is their Main Message they wanted to deliver, Layne was the best example for it.
Heavy, intense, short and sweet. this was alice at their energetic peak.R.I. p mike and layne!
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21Your Decision
Great great comeback by AIC... haunting tune
Really great, listen to lyrics and tune also rhythm of the song, you will definitely recognize this
Simple song but brings out the best of alice in chains.. Kudos to AIC
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22Got Me Wrong
This should be top ten at least!
This song needs to on top the list
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23Sea of Sorrow
I can't believe this isn't in the top ten. I've been listening to Alice In Chains for about a month or something and yes I've only heard "Facelift" so far. But sea of sorry, man in the box, and love, hate, love are some of the best tracks on that record!
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24It Ain't Like That
Everything about it is genius. The lyrics, the music, the vocals, the chemistry, the production. Watch Layne sing it live and your mind will be blown. Insane energy.
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25Dirt
One of my favorite songs! This should be a lot higher than 23. I love the emotion put into this song and the guitar riffs are just haunting.
Not the best, but really deserves a higher place.
This should definitely be TOP 10. One of the best AiC songs!
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26Sunshine
My favorite song, I see a young boy that's thinking about a dog that's been Mis treated and the boy relates and wonders where his father is and who is looking after him when he finally calls for his mother to come for him.

Memory set me free, I relate to this song.
Better than 12, 11, 10, 9. Great song and underrated. I'd say it should be in the top five. For me, it'd be number one. Also, no Sunshine on the list?

Cyzero

Sunshine is my favorite from AIC. The chorus is haunting, guitar and bass are sublime, and Layne and Jerry have some of their best harmonies in this song. Definitely at least deserves a higher place.
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27God Am
So haunting, so full of bitter truth.
How can it be anymore perfect?
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28Sludge Factory
Why is this Number 46? So much soul and power behind it.
Can't believe its not on the top of the list!
weak at the knees says it all
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29Brother
Definitely my favourite Alice in Chains song to listen to, but it's also a great, calm song to play on guitar if you know how. Easy, and a crowd-pleaser. Why this isn't in at least the Top 10 is beyond me!
I don't know if the world is going mad or what... A sure to be top 5 song of alice in chains si sitting so low I can't imagine please please listen 1st carefully and I know you will vote ty...
Best alice in chains song ever don't know why this isn't in the top 10 great solo
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30Over Now
I'm sorry, but my vote has to go to this song. This is the only Alice in Chains song where Jerry Cantrell used Open D tuning, and he does perfect. The whole self titled album had a really depressing feeling, but when I got here I cried, because it was that beautiful.
Very underrated, needs to be higher in this list, it has very good guitars and makes me feel good somehow, one of the best songs R.I. P Layne Staley
Weirdest emotional journey. The riff is one of my faves, it's so hard to explain! It's kinda a happy riff through a sad song which destroys you from the inside
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31Hate to Feel
I'll admit it is my second time voting, this is such an underrated song! It has so much emotion coming from layne following his fathers footsteps.
It's way much better than the position it's stuck in
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32A Little Bitter
Must be a mistake #32?!?!? No no you mean 3 and 2 consecutively right?
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33Shame In You
This song is perfect Alice. The harmonies are pitch perfect, the dual guitar solo at the end amazing, and one of my favorite songs to relax and listen to of all time.
All you have to do is listen to it, by far the most emotionally touching song of all time
Best of the slower songs...
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34Black Gives Way to Blue
In memory of Layne Staley... Deserves to be higher on the list. It shows that even without Layne Alice in Chains still is a good band.
Great song and fitting to close out the album.
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35God Smack
Can't believe this is rated so low on the list. This song must be the most twisted Alice In Chains song ever. Layne's sterling swerving vocals just mesmerize and make the song truly remarkable...
This song is unbelievable; Layne's voice is untouchable. They didn't put any effect on his voice, it just has this miserable, aching vibrato. Amazing song, deserves to be much higher on the list
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36Stone
New but brilliant. Loving the bass line and lead parts. Good vocals too.
This should be in the top 10!
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37Hollow
This song is amazing! Deserves to be in the top ten without a doubt. The harmonies between Duvall and Cantrell prove Duvall can hold his own as the new Layne. The lyrics are beautiful, and the song overall is soothing, emotional, and melancholy.
What is this masterpiece doing down at 37th?! It's a shame people vote before listening to all songs, because clearly this would have been in the top 10 had people given it a try. Please, please listen to the godly riffs, crunching beat and easily the best AIC chorus before voting! You'll realize what you have been missing out on all this while!
Is the AIC new song, this song sounds dark influenced by cantrell, a very nice work from Alice In Chains :')
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38Get Born Again
MOST AMAZING SONG EVER. This, Would? , Bleed the Freak, Frogs, and Rotten Apple. Oh! Don't forget Rain When I die. You know, there's just too many favorites from the greatest band of all time.
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39Grind
Excellent, one of their best songs, that riff is awesome!
The verse is awesome to, the staley and cantrell harmony is awesome!
I have many favorite AIC songs but this is the one I always come back to.
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40Nothin' Song Listen to sample

41Private Hell
Best from the BGWTB, and one of the best AIC songs!
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43A Looking In View
This song kicks ass and should be much higher on this list!
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44Take Her Out Listen to sample

45What The Hell Have I
Alice has incredible songs, granted, but how is this so far down the list? The main lick is just so groovy, the chorus is slamming - apparently, a very UNDERRATED song.
Top Ten Alice, many great songs... But this is one of the best no doubt!
Just an awesome song. That riff is just the coolest.

46Brush Away
This song deserves to be so much higher than #46. Such a darkly beautiful song, and just the dirtiest riffs the last 90sec.
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47Real Thing
Too badass to be not on the list. Thank you mister, have you twenty Bucks for me yeaah!
Great riff, kicks ass
Great song. Just a killer rocking riff.
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48Alone (feat. Pearl Jam)
beautiful song, but it's not an Alice in chains' one! It's from Downface!

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this song makes is so emotional

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49Choke Listen to sample

50Phantom Limb
The definition of a sledgehammer riff, complimented by sharp vocals and a super eerie atmosphere.
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51The Last of My Kind
Wow. The heaviest song from their latest album and it's not even on this list? This world makes me sick.
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52Low Ceiling Listen to sample

53Killing Yourself Listen to sample

54Died Listen to sample

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56Confusion
Not the best but it still shouldn't be so low on the list... I really love this song and it's definitely on my top 15... Maybe even top 10
One of the best songs of Alice in Chains
Greatest song ever written and composed. No argument.
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57The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here Listen to sample

58Sickman
This has to be in the top 20s at least!
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59I Know Somethin (Bout You)
So damn underrated. The energy in this one is ridiculous.
This GEM off of Facelift should be top twenty at least...
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60Love Song
So majestic... A masterpiece
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61When the Sun Rose Again Listen to sample

62Queen of the Rodeo
Great song never recorded but it's on Live and Music Bank definitely worth a listen or 10 laugh out loud
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63Put You Down Listen to sample

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65Breath On a Window Listen to sample

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67Hung On a Hook Listen to sample

68Acid Bubble Listen to sample

69I Can't Remember
One of the best guitar riffs they ever wrote.
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71Swing On This
This song probably has the best bass line besides Rotten Apple. I find it hard to believe that it's not on this list.
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72So Close
There most underrated song by far.
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74Smells Like Teen Spirit
What moron put this on here?
I can't fkn stop laughing

75Frogs
This is one of my favourite songs of all time... Not just by AIC. If the studio version is too alternative listen to the unplugged version. Both versions are perfect in my opinion but the unplugged is more easy to like.
Really eerie and surreal. Very underrated. Lyrics like "The sounds of silence often soothes
Shapes and colors shift with mood
Pupils widen and change their hue
Rapid brown avoid clear blue" are amazing
This song has almost a hurt sound in the vocals. The way the guitar slowly plays the riff as Layne asks why it has it be this way is beyond epic.
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76Voices
Beast song with an insane chorus. In fact, the new album is unimaginably brilliant. In my opinion, almost as good as Dirt. Listen to Hollow and Stone as well
Amazing song, best from the new album!
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77Am I Inside
One of the most depressing songs ever in terms of the tone of the instruments and lyrics... but is also refreshingly beautiful at the same time.
Haunting, and almost foreshadowing to staley's downfall
Is probably the most underrated AIC song. Beautiful and haunting at once. The melodic timing is breathtaking and just moves you.
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78All Secrets Known Listen to sample

79Chemical Addiction
There was a song Alice In Chains did called Chemical Addiction and although not found on any album was certainly a worthy tune worth mentioning from them.
WHYY is this last? Awesome song.

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