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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
This song carries the memory of the fallen members of grunge rock. Andrew Wood, Cobain, Mike Starr, etc
I thought the same thing at first. But I think I misread it as something like "RIP to all the fallen grunge rock members" or something, because what they're saying is this song is about all those people. Don't worry I misread it, too - Co0lk1d25
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?
Why is this not number one? Layne's thrashing vocals mixed in with Jerry's awesome guitar work. What's not to like?V52 Comments
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.
Best song ever written, by anybody! It has no equal.V36 Comments
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.
Got me interested*V29 Comments
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
Powerful song, gives me goose bumps every time I hear it. You can feel Layne pleading for help with his addictions through his words.V22 Comments
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!
This song has a weird time signature, but I love it anyway. - BrobuskyV13 Comments
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.
Awesome music, awesome beat - RockStarrV6 Comments
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 bestV13 Comments
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.
Amazing song! Layne's vocals are incredible!V8 Comments
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 knowV5 Comments
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
Wicked bass, awesome lyrics, what I feel is unreal.V11 Comments
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?V4 Comments
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.V6 Comments
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!V4 Comments
It deserves at least the second place of this list!
This song was written by Jerry Cantrell after Sean Kinney broke a table over his head...
Heavy stuff from there best album, DirtV1 Comment
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.
I'm just see thru faded, super jaded, out of my mind!V3 Comments
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.
At the very least this song deserves to be in the top 10V6 Comments
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.
I want to hear it again - ToucanV3 Comments
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.V5 Comments
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.V3 Comments
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