Top Ten Deep Purple Songs

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The Top Ten

1
Smoke On the Water
Legendary song!

Class apart! Bow down in respect for Sir Blackmore!
I love the guitar in this song. smoke on the water is the best from deep purple
this tune was stolen by many... this shows it's popularity... Deep purple Rocks!
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2Child In Time
one of the best, if not the best song ever
starting off softly, you can hear the increasing power and emotion in the screaming, leading to the solo(witch is the best ever) continuing to increase in power
now expcting it to climax, you will only find it comming to an abrupt stop
still bown away by the sheer power of the solo and confused about the abrupt end, the first half of the song softly kicks in again
but this time afer the screaming it is transitioning to the outro in a typical Deep Purple way
now in the outro the screaming starts again, but now its different, sounding like its getting more and more out of control as its progresing
almost at the end you will hear the extreme uncontrolled insane powerfull screaming climaxing this musical masterpiece

this is what it felt like the first time listening to Child In Time
and it still feels the same every time I listen to it
now that is music
Perfect mixture of heavy metal and hard rock. Tons better than Smoke on the water. Actually this song should be compared to Stairway to Heaven or November rain.
Most epic song ever!
Sends chills over my spine EVERY TIME I listen to it
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3Highway Star
This song is the epitome of rock and roll. Anyone that likes speed metal can thank Highway Star.
This song includes everything - great organ, great guitar, great vocals...
The Made In Japan version, of course. The energy and momentum of that performance is absolutely flooring.
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4Soldier of Fortune
In my opinion, this one share the 1st place with child in time. Do not forget that popularity of a song does not show that it is the best.
One of the greatest slow rocks tracks ever. Definitely belongs to first place.
great intro and great vocals
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5Burn
Amazing song! Great drumming they just blew their tops in this song... It should be on the top along with smoke on the water
The drumming in burn is the best drumming in a rock song ever. Smoke on the water, highway star and this song HAVE to be in top three! So I hope the people that haven't vote yet will follow me and vote for burn. IF NOT: I think the damned women will BURN you!
Lovely drum rhytim... It's has harmony and speed and POWER... I'm a drummer, and hack, I don't know any deep's song, until my friend forced me to cover up this song... And I like it very much.. BUT, this song always makes my drums go wild and splatter all around wahhahah
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6Perfect Strangers
excellent riff great chorus and gillan's voice is at its best I believe that this should share the first place with smoke on the water and hush
The most underrated song ever... Epic song with a riff better than smoke on the water... And there's not a single doubt about their vocal excellence
Definitely a noteworthy song. Those who haven't given it a listen must. perfect guitaring and I can't think of a better voice to go with it. Don't find an all round perfect song these days.
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7Lazy
My fellow rockers. WHY is this masterpiece so low? Ian Gillan's vocals here is perfectly timed and perfectly uttered and the bluesy piano soloing of Paice is unmatched. Don't forget the blues-based guitar solo of Sir Ritchie Blackmore. ! This should be number 2 or 3 cause it contains the DEEP PURPLE spirit and style. God damn you guys.
I constantly practice that wicked Pull-off part of the first solo. Wow, what a masterpiece this song truly is. My favourite for sure.
LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZY!

second best deep purple song, next to Child In Time
why is this so low?
should at least be above Smoke On The Water, that song is thier best KNOWN song, but not thier best

also why arent Anya, Burn, Gypsy's Kiss on this list
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8Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming
This song is full of feelings. It's one of the best musical compositions of "Deep Purlpe". The guitar solo is truely epic and has reminds me at a solo from Dream Theater (What ist really virtuosly).
I think the song has the best intro. amazing voice of gillan
I love the solo by Steve Morse. It is impossible to get more feeling in one guitar solo than Steve Morse got here. I can listen to it for hours...
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9When a Blind Man Cries
Any would be or up and comming vocalist should listen to this.
if there is any finer vocal committed to vinyl then i, ve yet to hear it,
and i, m ancient and listen to everthing
an absolute masterclass in singing, timeless and trandsends all boundries and era, S.
i implore you, if you, ve never heard this, do anything you have to to hear it
you will not be disapointed
Everyone knows Smoke, but Metallica's cover of this brought me to the deeper side (Pun intended) of Deep Purple.
This song makes me feel many feels.
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10Knocking At Your Back Door
this song has a different feel. the solo and and vocals take you back to 80's era. this is one of my favorite songs
Such an EPIC intro, an EPIC solo, EPIC vocals (as expected from Gillan). Soo its an EPIC song.

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Amazing chorus and vocals, awesome atmosphere! :D
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The Contenders

11Hush
Their first hit. One of the best debut songs I have ever heard.
The best Deep Purple's song with Rod Evans
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12Space Truckin'
Top five without a doubt. Simply a fun, jammin' rocking' tune. Why complicate music?!
At 13? Y'all doing it seriously very wrong...
Smoke on the water on space!
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13Strange Kind of Woman
It's one of their best songs!
MIJ version of this song is one of the most entertaining pieces to have come from Deep Purple.
This song is wayy too good to be number 14! Amazing solo, amazing vocals, amazing tune
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14Fireball
Should totally be ranked higher. The drums totally blow out "Burn" The chorus is very exceptional!
One of the most underrated DP tracks. Listen to the drums, they're gonna blow your mind!
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15Black Night
Not only is this song unique in every way possible, but it also is My fav song of theirs! Screw smoke on the water! The lyrics are heart warming and you can tell that the instrumentation is at it's finest!
Undoubtedly the best.. The groovy part is awesome..
Feel like dancing on stage while covering this song.. And the most acceptable amaong the audiences too..
Black night is a long way from home. These lyricks are driving me insane
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16Speed King
I love DP and this song might not be a number 1 but it surely should be in the top 10 cause it's the first speed metal one, precedent to Highway Star and maybe even better than HS.
The best of the best
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17Stormbringer

Not my favorite but it shouldn't be 18th, it should be at least 6th... The guitars are amazing and the vocals are incredible and incredibly catchy... Can't get the "RIDE THE RAINBOW! " out of my head

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These guitars. That intro. Truly awesome! Always makes me feel like a stormbringer... Coming out of nowhere... Drivin' like a-rain

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18Loosen My Strings

19Pictures of Home
Jon Lord's favourite song of machine head, is one of the best purple songs
A great epic song! Live version is a masterpiece! Jon Lord at is best. Deep Purple forever...
I like this song aplenty reason to love this song
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20King of Dreams
How isn't this between the top 10? IMPOSSIBLE! This is one of the most pleasant musics I've ever heard

21Mistreated
Great voice control, fantastic guitar climax, excellent drumming, good tempo;one of the best purple songs ever from mk 3. Great depression break up song
It's underrated deserves a better rank, in my top 3
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22Woman from Tokyo

Man, this song is amazing. Great vocals, great solo, nice keyboard all the way through, not to mention the great bass all the way through the song!

Such A Catchy Riff And In Guitar Hero 5

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23Kentucky Woman Listen to sample

24Smooth Dancer Listen to sample

25Blind
47 songs and not a single entry for "Blind. " A pretty damn good song from one of their most underrated albums. Come on, peeps!
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26Son of Alerik
One of the most awesome hidden tracks in history. I've heard this song back when I was a little child, early steps into music. Blew my mind. 10 minutes of total epic music travel through space with a smile on your face.
This song is quite simply ten minutes of Awesomness. A absolute MASTERPIECE by deep purple. This song should have gotten MUCH more recognition. This and Solitaire are definitely deep purples most underrated songs. Listen to them and you will see for yourself. Son of Alerik dhould definitely be Nunber 1. Never get tired of listening to it.
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27April
Not many people realize how creative were MK 1. With a perfect combination of classical and rock in various shades, this song is maybe the best song purple ever made. Trust me
April guys! It's the best song I ever heard
It shows how talneted the band was
I bet every single person who listened to this song loved it
Everyone listen to April and maybe the nyou understand why Deep Purple is one the greatest bands of all times and Ritchie Blackmore real is guitar virtuoso.
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28Bloodsucker
I have somehow never heard this song until recently. Now I cannot get it out of my head.
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29Bad Attitude Listen to sample

30Lay Down, Stay Down Listen to sample

31The Battle Rages On...
Awesome. Nothing else to add.
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32Hey Joe
It amazes me that this was not even on the list. Best song on their first album alongside hush. The 7 min version is the best cover (acc. to me), the starting is just majestic and Rod Evans as always kicks ass. Come on this should be at least in top 20.
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33Help

Slower haunting cover of the beatles hit

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34Hallelujah

35Rapture of the Deep

This is the best song I ever heard o my god listen this please! the first one is burn and the second one is this!

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36Fault Line/The Painter
Another hidden gem made by the fantastic MK 1

37Ramshackle Man

38Fools
WUT is fools doing all the way down here
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39Why Didn't Rosemary Listen to sample

40Doing It Tonight Listen to sample

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42Wasted Sunsets

Amazing and such a powerful song it was made in the eighties so that probably why it's not seen as a real classic but I rate it at least deserves a listen

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43Lalena
This is the most beautifull song of deep purple
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44All the Time In the World
This should be on 1st place! Epic song, epic vocal, epic gitar! Just the best!
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45Flight of the Rat Listen to sample

46A Simple Song Listen to sample

47No, No, No Listen to sample

48Anthem
This song deserves to be on this list, and pretty high on it in matter fact.
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49Demon's Eye Listen to sample

50Hard Lovin' Man
One of the first examples of speed metal in my opinion
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51Wicked Ways
Why is this song not popular? Its just too great to be ignored!

52Wring That Neck
Defibately a top ten!
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53Lady Double Dealer Listen to sample

54Shield Listen to sample

55Might Just Take Your Life Listen to sample

56You Can't Do It Right Listen to sample

57Hell to Pay Listen to sample

58You Keep On Moving
Definitely a top 10!
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59Into the Fire
Awesome and catchy guitar riff and a classic from "In Rock"!
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60You Fool No One Listen to sample

61Out of Hand Listen to sample

62Vincent Price
Awesome song from the new album!
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63One More Rainy Day Listen to sample

64Rat Rat Blue
Taste the real music
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65Maybe I'm A Leo Listen to sample

66Never Before Listen to sample

67Anya

68a: Exposition B: We Can Work It Out Listen to sample

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This list was created 4 years, 290 days ago and has been voted on over 3,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 16 times.

Updated Wednesday, April 23, 2014


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