Top Ten Best Nu-Metal Songs


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The Top Ten

Chop Suey! - System of a Down the way system of a down plays many genres but System of a Down is a alternative Metal band, they just play nu-metal in the early days and chop suey isn't nu metal, like many songs here on the list, many songs here and chop suey too are alternative Metal or Alternative Rock, but I know alternative metal is very simliar to nu metal, and I love both genres all over the world! ;D
One of my favorite System of a Down songs ever. The song carried toxicity so far down the road to greatness and deserves its own spot in the hall of fame!
System of a Down is the only nu-metal I like, of course I choose this song, without System of a Down nu-metal wouldn't be worth spitting on


Lets agree we don't reject the alternative metal tracks
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2Points of Authority - Linkin Park
thats right, forfeit the game before somebody takes you out the frame -> to all others on the list.
the rap part is simply out of the world..!
Points of Authority just gives you a unique power


Linkin Park is the best Nu Metal band ever. At least Hybrid Theory and Meteora yes. Figure.09 is my favorite though
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3In The End - Linkin Park
Best Song Ever Heard... Inspires A Lot..!

Great Lyrics Great Music Great Feel... :-)
What the heck this one is better than twisted transistor. This song has best lyrics and best combination of mike's rapping and chester's vocals
this is the best inspiration number ever
LP rocks
My favoryte from Hybrid Theory! ^^
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4Duality - Slipknot
just hear to the drums it's just awesome... joey jordison you are the boss
In my opinion the greatest nu metal song by the greatest nu metal band. Come on people! 6!? People can easily relate to this song and it was the very first Slipknot song I ever liked now I love every single one of them x)
Just... Brilliant, I honestly think slipknot are one of THE greatest new metal bands around, they have a depth and sheer awesomeness to their music that is nearly unmatched.
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5Twisted Transistor - Korn
I don't think this song is the best song of korn, it must be Blind or Freak on a leash but I also like this one. I vote just because this song is the most favorite song of new KoRn fan generation( I am the old generation of Korn fan) and that is the motivation for me. Why Linkin Park always are the best in Nu Metal? Korn is Number 1 so Korn song must be Number 1. All children of Korn, please stop vote for other korn song below, just vote for this one to make at least 1 Korn song become the best Nu Metal song. Step by step: This song first and the other next and finally we make this list become top 10 best Korn song
Korn is considered one of the founders of Nu Metal, the first band ever to be labelled Nu Metal, and it's because of them that the New Wave of American Metal started. Jonathon Davis' voice is amazing and he is in the "Top 20 Rock Vocalists", their music is unique and their sound is unmatched, No band has or will ever be able to make songs like Korn does.
why would I not vote for this song I'm a diehard korn fan


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6Freak On A Leash - Korn
Best nu metal song. Straight up classic Korn!


Freak on a leash deserves to be Number one. most of the other songs above apart from duality and chopsuey. Freak on a Leash PWNS!
Freak On a Leash is great for it's agnsty and powerful lyrics and most of all that demonic beepboxing from Jonathon Davis. Korn started it all for nu metal.
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7Down With the Sickness - Disturbed
Down With the Sickness is by far the most delightfully psychotic nu metal song of all time. It probably has the best metal scream (O-WAH-AH-A-A! ) as well.
Well considering disturbed slipknot and five finger death punch are the only good nu metal bands and disturbed is the best out of the three and this is there best song, makes this #1
I don't understand why "Down with the Sickness" is so low on the list. It should be sitting at no less then five, especially since half of the Linkin Park songs listed here and absolutely horrible.
Should be much higher. awesome song,
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8B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down
This booze-celebrating, anit-political song is my personal favorite from System of a Down. "WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SEND THE POOR?! " is another great nu metal cry.
I think (only out of the ten of these) this should be number 1. I love System of a Down, but I think B.Y.O.B. is better than Chop Suey! Also, I like KoRn, but System of a Down is better. Slipknot is ok. I'm not going to say they suck, because they don't. I don't listen to disturbed very often, I'm not a huge fan of their music, and Linkin Park should be thrown out of this list forever.


LP is Great you dumb
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9Dig - Mudvayne
This song is so metal compared to all the other stuff on this list. It's quite a shame that so many Linkin Park songs are so high. It shows what direction our youth are going in
Such an awesome and intense song. Very fast talking- great to listen to. Hail Mudvayne
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10Wait And Bleed - Slipknot
Impossible, no other nu metal song can beat Wait and Bleed. This song deserves to be number 1, not number 32. Corey Taylor's melodic vocals, Mick Thompson's guitar riffs in this song are way better than any other nu metal song.
For its great chorus harmony and beautifully obnoxious yelling-like vocals, Wait and Bleed is one of the Knot's greatest masterpieces.
Slipknot was/is the best in the nu-metal field, and this song is most likely their best.
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The Contenders

11Aerials - System of a Down
Don't call it a song, it's a masterpiece. A song that manages to be poetic while being heavy at the same time. My favourite song of all time.
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12Blind - Korn
Are you guys serious? A Nu-Metal list and 33 songs through their is still nothing from Korns self-titled debut. That was a groundbreaking debut and one of the only "Nu-Metal" albums I actually like.
Why is this so low?! This is the debut song that pretty much paved the way for the other Nu-Metal bands to come!
One of, if not the best nu metal song ever by the best nu metal band ever if korn didn't make this album this list would not exist so vote for it if you don't then you're crazy
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13One Step Closer - Linkin Park
I think this song is the best ever Linkin Pak song..


Why is Afterlife and Nightmare above One Step Closer? These songs are heavy metal. One Step Closer should be above these two songs. By the way, it is one of Linkin Park's most aggressive song of their album Hybrid Theory and out of all their songs released on radio.
Best song ever... It has got nu metal quality with chester's screaming voice... Linkin park rocks... Intelligent music
A very good song
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14Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine
Damn how is this not number one? Best nu metal song ever by the best nu metal band ever (except maybe linkin park) come on people VOTE for Killing In The Name!
Rage against the machine is so strong, although I would not classify only in Nu metal but definitively as one of the best song of metal! Funk metal but the best one!
This is one of the most energetic nu metal songs


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15Last Resort - Papa Roach
Thanks to Papa Roach, everyone in the world knows their life will be cut into pieces and this is their last resort.
This song saved my I life
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16Toxicity - System Of A Down Listen to sample

17No Life - Slipknot
Slipkot always dominated the nu-metal genre and this songs does as well.
This song makes me tread The high untrespassed sanctity of space
its different from all other nu metal songs and all of there songs


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18My Own Summer - Deftones
This is Alt Metal at it's finest. Deftones were smart to rid themselves of the silly Nu Metal label with the release of The White Pony.
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19Sugar - System of a Down Listen to sample

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21Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
I simply adore Evanescence.. A work of art.. Especially this song, it touches my soul.. Amy Lee is COMPLETELY EPIC!
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23Forest - System of a Down
The most underrated song of all time.

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24Rollin' - Limp Bizkit
I am still waiting to hear a track to at least compete this one. Masterpiece of rap metal. Keep on rollin', y'all. L.B. forever.
Should be in the top ten easily
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25Bodies - Drowning Pool
Seriously? This one deserves a good spot at the top. After all Dave William's legacy still lives on even after his way too early passing
This song should be at least top ten and a lot higher than some of these other ones. Back when this album came out this single was playing non stop on the radio and used on every video. Still my favorite nu metal song of all time
It's the best metal song.. should be number 1
Amazing kick ass song should be higher, much higher
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26The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin
One of the best songs ever but its not nu metal!
This is very best song here.. But anyway it is not even nu metal.. But anyway it is number 1
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27Bawitdaba - Kid Rock Listen to sample

28Before I Forget - Slipknot Listen to sample

29From the Inside - Linkin Park
This is quite a Remarkable song! Some may argue that there are songs like in the end numb and crawling and so on and so forth because with LP you can just go on and on and on but this songs definitely has spice that rips you wide open! A superb start, absolutely robust, it's the start that makes you wanna listen to the entire song! And then the slow melodious voice of chetser buildin it up to the chorus and then towards the end an ear bleedin scream and then just when the screamin comes to an end an absolutely thrillin DJ hahn special that totally takes you to a new high!
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30Here to Stay - Korn
When I first heard it when it came out in 2002 I almost cried at how awesome it was.
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31Falling Away From Me - Korn
One of Korn's best songs deserves to be over Twisted Transistor in my opinion. Everything about this song is perfect.
I just really love this song.
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32Bring the Noise - Staind Listen to sample

33The Night - Disturbed Listen to sample

34Don't Stay - Linkin Park Listen to sample

35Critical Acclaim - Avenged Sevenfold
Amazing. Just as simple as that. The entire song is head-exploding-awesomeness.
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36With You - Linkin Park
One of the hardest hitting songs on the album
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37Lying From You - Linkin Park
Linkin park is the only one band that inspires me the most. This song should be in top ten. Each & every song of linkin park is evergreen song, that's why this is the evergreen band.
This is one of the best songs ever!
The only reason why this isn't in the top 10 is because fewer people have heard it than the others!
One of the catchiest tunes on Meteora
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38My Way - Limp Bizkit
26? Well its in a bad spot but anyways great song to listen at some point I couldn't stop listening to this song
Should be number one absolutely amazing list
One of the greatest songs of the last 20 years still yall.
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39I Hate Everything About You - Three Days Grace Listen to sample

40Nookie - Limp Bizkit
hey, listen this song that's so fun and joke
i like rapcore of limp bizkit
Best band with silly lyrics to party
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41Facade - Disturbed Listen to sample

42And One - Linkin Park
Shame no one has really heard if this song as it's a song from before Hybrid Theory, this was the best song of the early years

43Death Blooms - Mudvayne
Very underrated song really


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44Prison Song - System of a Down Listen to sample

45Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) - Deftones Listen to sample

46Psychosocial - Slipknot
Oh my god are you just joking me?
Take a look at, 5this music are awesome, I listen to this song 7 times a day, I think this song are an epicness, you've should rank this snuff higher than 63
what? 105? it must be top20...

come on... you must be joking man...

i listening this music 3 time a day like eat...
I love corey taylor and this song always blow my mind

All hail slipknot "
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47Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
56! Come on guys...
I have nothing to say.. Vote for it..
It definitely deserve better place...
A big joke it should be at number 1... Best lyrics, best song deserve 1st place... Vote for this song...
One of the best tracks by bullet for my valentine, have you ever heard a song which changes tempo, bass, rythmn so rapidly and still sound so much awesome, it definitely deserves a better spot.
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48Headstrong - Trapt
This song should not be listed in nu metal, as far as am concerned with this number... The one reading this should check this song out... Its really amazing by out of nu metal.. One of my best song by trapt..
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49Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
This song should at least be in the top 5.
It is the coolest song ever and you get to hear it for over 6 minutes.
It sounds like a lullaby at the beginning, but then it crashes into loud drums and bass. It has the coolest guitar solo, you can actually tell what the bass part is, and their drumming is always great.
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50Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park
Really... ? Somewhere I Belong outside Top 50?
It is one of the best nu metal songs ever made...
This song changed my life!
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51Mr. Jack - System of a Down
The other most underrated song of all time.

Awesome song about a rapist
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52Spit It Out - Slipknot
the guitars on this song are amazing


53Collide - AxeWound Listen to sample

54The Channel - Limp Bizkit Listen to sample

55Faith - Limp Bizkit Listen to sample

56Fly to Stay Alive - Manga
I remember looking at this and I thought Chop Suey was the best but then coming back I saw this was left behind. Manga are the Best!


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57Got the Life - Korn
Oh man...
This song is dope, this album is dope, this is the most powerful song ever
Makes me violent!
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58The Propaganda - Limp Bizkit Listen to sample

59(Sic) - Slipknot Listen to sample

60My Generation - Limp Bizkit
"Welcome to the jungle punk" classic L. B
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61Stupify - Disturbed
I think this was actually Disturbeds first hit song.
Come on this song is the bomb!
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62We Could Be the Same - Manga Listen to sample

63Numb - Linkin Park
This is a joke this should be at the top of the list
It shows that voting system here is a bit weird. Best song ever made.
Numb is a legend
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64A.D.I.D.A.S - Korn
This will always be my favorite nu metal song because of how stereotypical it is. It sounds like Limp Bizkit in terms of lyrical content, but the chorus is really catchy. Overall a really great album.
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65Left Behind - Slipknot Listen to sample

66Jumpdafukup - Soulfly Listen to sample

67Fine Again - Seether Listen to sample

68Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother Listen to sample

69Believe - Disturbed Listen to sample

70Liberate - Disturbed Listen to sample

71Truth - Seether Listen to sample

72My Reason - Spiritfall

73Given Up - Linkin Park Listen to sample

74Counterfeit - Limp Bizkit Listen to sample

75Not Falling - Mudvayne Listen to sample

76Take a Look Around - Limp Bizkit Listen to sample

77War? - System of a Down Listen to sample

78Diluted - Slipknot Listen to sample

79Happy? - Mudvayne Listen to sample

80Roots Bloody Roots - Sepultura Listen to sample

81Sun Doesn't Rise - Mushroomhead Listen to sample

82Click Click Boom - Saliva
Seriously? Why is this so far down? The chorus is out of this world and always pumps me up
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83Youth of the Nation - P.O.D
Seriously? This band consistently ranks as one of the top ten Nu Metal bands. Why are they so far down?
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84Get Inside - Stone Sour Listen to sample

85What Comes Around - Ill Nino
Aargh! The most underrated Nu-Metal song ever. Ill Nino for life!
Best NĂ¼ Metal song of the centeury
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86Sober - Tool

87Figure.09 - Linkin Park Listen to sample

88Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold
1. Afterlife
2. Tears Don't Fall
3. Chop Suey
4. Psychosocial
5. Stricken
I personally like a lot of avenged sevenfold songs more than stricken, but this is how th list should look like.
Not Nu metal but the day I don vote for A7x is the day I listen to a justinbeiber song with out barfing great song my an amazing bAND
wtf? the best song on here is this one!


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89Solitaire Unraveling - Mushroomhead
Kyle melcher is a queer and watched his sister have sex and did a nottie with mekenzie gonzalez
Matthew scott dyke of livermore falls Maine zip code 04254 his Facebook page is matthew jamison
Go look him up
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90Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine
RATM was the best with anti-political messages and screeching vocals in a metal song back in the 90's. Tom Morello's squek and wah-wah guitar effects make it much better as well.
Good song bring it higher up
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91Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones
If you like MM NIN and that Stuff this song is definitely for you... dark Heavy at times and Really Tool like Stuff.. not a noisy masterpiece but an evil planned Masterpiece.
Deftones was the original band that created this scene. With this album they broke away from the crapstorm that they had created and took upon great elements of the Cure and that like
This was Deftones groundbreaker!


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92Bored - Deftones Listen to sample

93Pardon Me - Incubus
weird but a fresh sound for the time


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94Awake - Godsmack Listen to sample

95American Bad Ass - Kid Rock

96Clown - Korn
This is my favorite korn song
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97New Skin - Incubus Listen to sample

98Crawling - Linkin Park
Why Is This Song Way Back here 101 come on this was there second single
Amazing Song!
Why is it at the end of the list?
Are you guys crazy or what?
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99Breath - Breaking Benjamin
This song is THE song that made me learn how to play guitar. I memorized every drop and every beat and tempo before I started to play guitar. This song has been my favorite song ever since I first heard it. My only dream is to hear this song live. It will be the only concert that I will cry at in my life because it strikes so much of an emotional cord with me. The only song to do so on this magnitude
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100Bring The Noise - Public Enemy And Anthrax
Awesome song. Better with Zakk Wylde, mind.


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