Top Ten Alice in Chains Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Would? 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

Such a great song. The rhythm changes, vocals are outstanding, the lyrics simply resonate. Everything about this song is awesome.

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2 Man in the Box Man 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?

This is one of my personal favorites. The sound and vocal range in this song are amazing, all overall, it's just a great song. This is one of their best without a doubt.

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3 Nutshell Nutshell

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.

This song makes me melt. Plain and simple

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4 Rooster Rooster

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

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

Rooster has got much more emotion than any other AiC's song. Also, the pause to power rock parts are blowingly amazing.

This is one of their best songs and one of my personal favorites. Even the music video is pretty good. It fits the song very well. Everything about this song is just amazing!

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5 Down In a Hole Down In a Hole

This song makes me miss real music We need Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP, Soundgarden back!

Often overshadowed by other Alice in Chains' classic hits. "Down in a Hole" may not have the same signature "Alice in Chains sound" - melodic, yet sludge-driven guitar riffs, or the rumbling, murky bass lines. However, the painfully sobering emotion throughout "Down in a Hole" is as deep and as heavy as any Alice in Chains song. Layne Staley's voice and Jerry Cantrell's guitar are in perfect synch, churning out a hopeless melody that embodies the entire album in just one song.

One of my favorite songs of all time, especially the unplugged version. An beautiful masterpiece that tears me up every time I hear it

Has there ever been a better song for a depressed person? The lyrics of this song can be interpreted in many ways, depression caused by long term consuming of drugs, lost love, loss of a mother, or in general about wrong decisions in life.
The moment Layne sings those first couple of words u are tuned in the energy it is producing

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6 Them Bones Them 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. - Jazz101

Excellent song. Great harmonies in the chorus, chugging, heavy guitar riffs during the verses, awesome, catchy odd time- it truly has it all!

Some of the heaviest riffs I've ever heard

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7 Angry Chair Angry Chair

One of my favorite songs incredible incredible song deep distorted lyrics dark guitar riffs incredible

Such an incredibly dark piano riff and heavy guitars. Love the various melodies as well. Angry Chair, Dam That River, Hate To Feel are my top three.

It is a good song, because it teaches everyone to hate everything. If the world hated a little more we'd be in a better place.

This has always been one of my favorites. Everything about it is just amazing. Alice in Chains really is one of the greatest bands in the world.

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8 I Stay Away I 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.

Amazing song from start to finish...Alice at its best

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9 No 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

Find me sitting by myself no excuses that I know

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10 Love, Hate, Love Love, 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.

From the first time I heard this song, I just loved it! I think is too underrated.

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The Newcomers

? The Killer is Me The Killer is Me
? Hollow Hollow

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!

Awesome guitar play that makes this the best! Come on guys vote. One of the best 2013 rock songs

A great song that should definitely be in a better spot of the list

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The Contenders

11 Rotten Apple

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!

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.

It has the talk box. enough said. Also, this is one of Layne's most disturbing works. This is in my top three Alice in Chains songs, up there with Frogs and Dirt. When I hear his voice growl in this song, it sends chills down my spine

Can't believe this isn't higher on the list.. So much emotion in this song. Laynes vocals in that chorus are sickening. Number 3 at least

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12 Rain When I Die Rain 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.

Masterpiece, gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. How isn't it in top 5?

I voted for this, but really, can any one song be picked to be the best from this amazing band?

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13 Heaven Beside You Heaven 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.

Great song from greatly overlooked album. More unique than most of their material.

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14 Dam That River Dam That River

This song was written by Jerry Cantrell after Sean Kinney broke a table over his head...

It deserves at least the second place of this list!

Another one of their greatest songs. I love this one, along with many others. Alice in Chains has many great songs. They're an awesome band!

Heavy stuff from there best album, Dirt

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15 Got Me Wrong Got Me Wrong

Cantrell's vocals fit very well with the instruments in the song. Different from some of their other songs, coming off a bit softer and not as "dark" of a tone.

This should be top ten at least!

This song needs to on top the list

For me, top 5. The vocal style works really well the song!

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16 Junkhead Junkhead

People must know this song, definitely one of the best!

By far their best song. This song really led me to understand the extent of Layne's addiction, and how he felt.

This song IS Layne. It speaks to me on more levels than it should, and it's pure Alice in Chains.

I agree this song is their best song, just the vocals, intensity of Laynes voice, the final stage of his life. Furthermore, it speaks to the world in it's simplicity and sound of the instruments with Laynes voice. It is the troubles of man all in one.

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17 Bleed the Freak Bleed 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.

The sounds the meanings the feelings... Everything about this song is just perfect.

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18 Again Again

Sounds better everytime you hear it.

Incredible song. Shows how well Layne adapted his vocals to suit his unfortunate demise. At least we can all agree they don't make music like that no more!

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.

Top 5 in my opinion for sure. Not even a question.

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19 God Am God Am

Great track by Alice in Chains. Although I recommend you listen to the live version off of Live. It is a much better take than their studio effort.

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20 Check My Brain Check 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!

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.

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

Very underrated song! Should totally be in the top 10.

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