Best Nightwish Songs


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61High Hopes

My best Pink Floyd song ever, and I am so glad for this version, too! I can listen both over and over again. Marco is absolutely fantastic!

62The Crow, the Owl and the Dove

Love It! When I first heard it I completely fell in love with was almost like it was telling me a story or the meaning behind birds and such

This one of the best acoustic songs of nightwish!

63Dead to the World

Double posted; this is higher up on the list.

64Angels Fall First

Such an emotional song... the lyrics combined with the background music (flutes) make ma cry


I don't see how it's not that popular. It has deep lyrics and what a beautiful melody!

One of the few songs (if I cried in 10 songs, 8 of them are nightwish songs by the way.) that made me cry.

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66Walking In the Air

This not being in the top 10 is giving me cancer

The fact that this is number 60 is criminal.

One of my favorites from the early days.

Easily the best melody of the all.

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For me this is the best song from Nightwish, should be at least in the top10.

How is this so low! Best song on wishmaster album by far!

One of the best outro (the song's own ending, the operatic part) nw has ever created

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68Kuolema Tekee Taiteiljan

I'm not sure I've heard anything more beautiful. Tarja's voice at it's most outstanding. This list does not display a correct representation of the Nightwish at their finest

I don't understand what he is singing but whatever it is I know it's beautiful. Great song.

The sound of Tarja is enough to make the song epic even if you don't understand a single word of it, but that's how music's supposed to be...this song is so soothing

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69Turn Loose the Mermaids

One of the best ballads of nightwish with soothing vocals (can't top sleeping sun, but it's also stunningly beautiful in its own way) and relaxing&sad lyrics

What! I think this deserves to be at the top 20 at least... Incredible lyrics and melody of the piano.. I really like this one

This song deserves to be waaay higher. The melody is incredible and the lyrics are plain awesome

70Feel for You
717 Days to the Wolves

#92 of 94. You must be kidding.
It's one their best. It's a bombastic, orchestral ballad with so much power it blows you away. I have a painting of arctic wolves in snow at night with dark blue skies and a silvery moon in my room. When this track started playing on the album I could almost see them running around and howl to the moon. This song bears such an emotion and imagination that it blows you away. In this particular song, Anette, who is my least favourite of the 3 singers (she's not bad but I just think she sounds more punk-ish than symphonic), is just as good as Tarja. An excellent track.

This song is so underrated. This deserves so much more recognition. It's a great song from start to finish. I could listen to it again and again and not get bored. It's so epic!

For god sake this is the best song on dark passion play the poet and the pendulum is over rated.

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72Ocean Soul

So low? Ocean Soul is such a emotional masterpiece, it directly describes Tuomas' personality. One of the most beautiful songs nightwish ever made

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How is this not in the top 20? One of Nightwish's earlier greats!

This is one of their songs that I listen to the most. Great song.

Underrated as hell. Should be way higher...

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74Slaying the Dreamer

Not necessarily my favourite song, but this is Nightwish at its most aggressive and raw. This isn't Tuomas during his angsty, self-pitying years (Dark Passion Play) - this is just pure emotion, and quintessentially Nightwish. I'm stunned it's so far down the list.

With that guitar riff, it needs to be way higher

This one should be in top 20 at least!

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75Dead Gardens

Dead gardens was one of the heaviest songs that defined nightwish's legendary album "once". It starts with it's creepy symphonic element with some nice chords then it turns into some really heavy metal.

76Two for Tragedy

Such a beautiful masterpiece, Tarja's voice is just spellbinding and the solo is just perfect; not too fast or over complicated. Have no idea why this isn't in the list.

77Slow, Love, Slow

Are you guys serious? How could this song not have been on here already? It is incredible.

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78Endless Forms Most Beautiful

This is their latest album title song by far... as the song kicks in it straightaway gets your mood into it. The vocals and the feel is incredible along with the video of the song. The chorus is incredibly awesome along with the lyrics.

79Weak Fantasy

Heavy, and great song. we see floor jansen's heavy vocals in this and yours is an empty hope, which is nice. the name gives me chills, I mean its amazing like wouldn't you watch a movie named WEAK FANTASY come on, it's screaming 'i'm majestically brutal' and that "lust for FANNTAASSYYY! " part GOOD!
take this to a higher place than Elan or I will shoot you.

80Yours Is an Empty Hope

And everyone's still crapping on the latest album. 77? Come ON.

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