Most Complex Songs of All Time

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These are the most complex songs of all time. Songs that have more than one meaning, or make you really think about why the artist wrote the song.

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Not only the best song of all time, but certainly the most complex. Doesn't necessarily have a double meaning, that I know of though. - Alpha101

2 Octavarium - Dream Theater Octavarium - Dream Theater V 1 Comment
3 Hotel California - The Eagles Hotel California - The Eagles

Some believe that "Hotel California" is basically a replica of the Playboy Mansion. Others believe that the Hotel is full of drugs. But most, including me, don't believe in this nonsense, and just believe that the song is meant to be taken as, "you should always lie life to the fullest." - Alpha101

4 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

There are many different theories for what the meaning of the song truly is, a few of them really creepy. But it is a wonderful song! - Alpha101

5 Hey Jude - The Beatles Hey Jude - The Beatles

Some believe that the song was written about using heroin. But the song is really about Lennon's son Julian, after his parents broke up. - Alpha101

6 Car Radio - Twenty One Pilots Car Radio - Twenty One Pilots

The meaning is hard to uncover at first, but it is very complex and deep. - Alpha101

7 Walk This Way - Aerosmith Walk This Way - Aerosmith

Some believe that the whole song is talking about sex, which makes sense if you listen to it closely. Also, when played backwards, "Walk This Way" turns into "Hail Satan." - Alpha101

8 Let It Be - The Beatles Let It Be - The Beatles

Some believe that the song is about Jesus's mother, Mary. Others believe that "Mary" is actually marijuana. And some believe that "Mary" is Paul's mother, and that she came to him in a dream and said, "Let it be." - Alpha101

McCartney has stated that he had a dream about his mother (who died before hia rise to fame) during the Beatles' breakup in which she told him everything would be all right. - PetSounds

9 A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater A Change of Seasons - Dream Theater
10 Lateralus - Tool

This song is one of the most complex songs I've ever heard. Bohemian Rhapsody was legendary, but not as complex as this mind****.

The Contenders

11 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

This song is so complex and long, with so many tracks that it alone required as much production time as the rest of the album. - Metal_Treasure

12 Master of Puppets - Metallica Master of Puppets - Metallica
13 Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles Lucy In the Sky With Diamonds - The Beatles

Some believe that the song is about drugs. - Alpha101

14 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
15 The Trial - Pink Floyd The Trial - Pink Floyd
16 Imagine - John Lennon Imagine - John Lennon

The original meaning of the song is that, imagine what the world would be like if we all lived as one. It would be perfect. But some people believe hat Lennon mean that he believed in World Order, and that he was part of the Illuminati. - Alpha101

17 American Pie - Don McLean American Pie - Don McLean

Virtually every single line has another meaning; see if you can figure them all out.

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18 Paranoid Android - Radiohead Paranoid Android - Radiohead
19 Extreme Ways - Moby Extreme Ways - Moby

On the one hand, it's about his great ambitions and his seemingly flawless perception of his lifestyle, and his surprise at the point where he collapsed. On the other hand, it's about the thought that his downfall was predictable and it was worth appreciating his hardships. However you see it, one basis would contradict the other. - PositronWildhawk

20 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Octavarium - Dream Theater
2. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
3. And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
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1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Hotel California - The Eagles
Alpha101
1. Master of Puppets - Metallica
2. Hotel California - The Eagles
3. Octavarium - Dream Theater
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