Best Ronnie James Dio Songs

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In Memory Of One Of The Greatest Legends In Metal Music 1942-2010. Here's The Top 10 Songs with Ronnie James Dio Singing Vocals.

The Top Ten

1 Stargazer - Rainbow Stargazer - Rainbow

I completely agree with the top five, just not with the order, but I suppose its all just personal preference though.
Got to be honest though, his voice is probably my favourite out of any rock singer, and this song and the lyrics are the reason

Just try copying his sing and you'll know its one of the toughest song to sing

This is the one that really deserves the first spot. So much power every moment, if this song doesn't blow your mind, I don't think anything would.

Stargazer in my opinion one of the greatest songs ever, very epic song and dio's singing is just perfect!

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2 Holy Diver - Dio Holy Diver - Dio

1. Holy Diver - Dio
2. Stargazer - Rainbow
3. Rainbow In The Dark - Dio
4. Don't Talk To Strangers - Dio
5. Heaven And Hell - Black Sabbath (I like Dio, and I like Black Sabbath alot, but not as much together. Still pretty good though. )

The perfect song. Listened to this song hundreds of times and it never gets old.

lovely lovely riff and awesome solo - sharm7064

Holy Diver, you've been down too long in the midnight sea, oh what's becoming of me. - IronSabbathPriest

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3 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

the shift in the slow solo to the fast solo is the best part of the song... never get bored of it! also has wonderful meaning..

just awesome the perfect voice of Ronnie James Dio mixed on the sabbath's style of music. Awesome!

When the vocals come back after the solo and smacks you in the face- it's one of the best moments in metal.

Hard rock doesn't get any better than Heaven and Hell (song and album). Take all of RDJ and you have a top five catalog in the history music. Just flat out powerful!

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4 Rainbow in the Dark - Dio Rainbow in the Dark - Dio

Vocals, lyrics and the keyboard riff. Rainbow in the Dark is an epitome of a hard rock/heavy metal track with such obscure yet beautiful lyrics.

Rainbow in the dark is the BEST song ever it was a big hit for ronnie james dio by the way RIP Dio you will be in our hearts forever - rocknrollhorselover

I love this song its one of my top favorites of all time - rocknrollhorselover

The best metal synth riff! - somekindofaguy

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5 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow Gates of Babylon - Rainbow

The best, as so many are of Dio/early Rainbow songs were
Cutting edge, and as usual, Blackmore started that style of rock, and Ronnie was the perfect fit, and he put Ronnie on the "map" to be seen...

Just listen to it and you'll understand completely why this is my choice.

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6 Man On the Silver Mountain - Rainbow Man On the Silver Mountain - Rainbow

Ritchie and Ronnie are a perfect duo for metal. Nothing comes close, not even Hetfield and Hammett. - bighercules

7 The Last In Line - Dio The Last In Line - Dio

After Heaven and Hell this is the next best song!

So Good, Can't stop Listening to this song!

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8 Bible Black - Heaven and Hell Bible Black - Heaven and Hell

Song to be listened closely by all religious extremists

Song Comes in mind when I hear News about is and that

It is here at number 10! Are you mad? This is one of the sweetest songs of RJD.

9 Don't Talk to Strangers - Dio Don't Talk to Strangers - Dio

The vocals in this song were unbelievably beautiful. So high at the beginning, yet so powerful towards the end.

Ronnie James Dio is the greatest rock singer that has ever lived on the planet earth since the beginning of time... Plain and simple... And for some one to be better then him your above god... When he passed I cryed badly... I have all his cd's and movie's of him... He is a legend... If life lasts another million years how will he ever be beaten...

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10 Children of the Sea - Black Sabbath Children of the Sea - Black Sabbath

Its totally a kick ass song. love the vocals of ronnie I guess this is one of Black Sabbath's epic rock song

Great song on an epic album. Lady Evil should be here as well...

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The Newcomers

? Bring Down the Rain - Dio Bring Down the Rain - Dio
? My Eyes - Dio My Eyes - Dio

The Contenders

11 The Sign of the Southern Cross - Black Sabbath The Sign of the Southern Cross - Black Sabbath

Iommi's beautiful acoustic intro followed by a bad-ass riff and Dio's amazing voice and fantastical lyrics at their best. The dichotomy between gentle and powerful both musically and vocally make this a very special song.

12 A Light In the Black - Rainbow A Light In the Black - Rainbow
13 Between Two Hearts - Dio Between Two Hearts - Dio V 1 Comment
14 Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow Rainbow Eyes - Rainbow V 2 Comments
15 Stand Up and Shout - Dio Stand Up and Shout - Dio

I LOVE this song, it's one of my favorite Ronnie James Dio songs, I listen to it almost all the time.

Rock on, Ronnie, We miss you :(

How the hell is this not on the list? Brilliant opener to Holy Diver!

16 Long Live Rock 'n' Roll - Rainbow Long Live Rock 'n' Roll - Rainbow
17 Neon Knights - Black Sabbath Neon Knights - Black Sabbath

Another that I am shocked it is not here. Great song to open up Heaven and Hell, Black Sabbath's second best album, behind Paranoid of course.

Dio at his absolute best with Sabbath. Awesome tempo and it really deserves to be up there in the top ten along with We Rock and Stand Up and Shout

This one is legendary. That's all I can say.

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18 Gypsy - Dio Gypsy - Dio V 1 Comment
19 Stars - Hear 'n Aid

I think this is worth being mentioned. Although there was a bunch of others singing besides him, it was completely his initiative. The song is awesome! - sumit

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20 Light In the Black Light In the Black

Wow! No. 12 & 20, its moving up. Metallica exposed the song to a larger audience.

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1. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. A Light In the Black - Rainbow
3. The Sign of the Southern Cross - Black Sabbath
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1. Stargazer - Rainbow
2. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
3. Holy Diver - Dio
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2. Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
3. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
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