Most Complex Songs of All Time

Alpha101
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.

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1Bohemian 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

2Octavarium - Dream TheaterV1 Comment
3Hotel 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

4Stairway 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

5Hey 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

6Car Radio - Twenty One Pilots

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

7Walk 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

8Let 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

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

?The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater
?Chance - Savatage
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The Contenders

11And 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

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

Some believe that the song is about drugs. - Alpha101

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

17American Pie - Don McLean

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

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18Paranoid Android - Radiohead
19Extreme 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

20Sacred 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
Metal_Treasure
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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