Top Ten Deep Purple Songs

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1Smoke 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!

Overrated song.

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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

Original and great

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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.

Best song ever. I had I to listen to only one song for the rest of life, this would be it.

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4Burn

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

Awesome guitar and keyboard. This song rocks.

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5Soldier 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.

There's just NO WAY that this should be below Child In Time! Screw that song if there's any song that should be right below Smoke on The Water, then its Soldier of Fortune... A great song when you've just been deserted whom you never thought would do so...

This song gives me so much feels...

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6Black Night

Not only is this song unique in every way possible, but it also is My favorite 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!

Black night is a long way from home. These lyricks are driving me insane

This song gets my blood pumping and it's made for that! Somebody wrote before me "it's more metal than rock - fine! "
Yeah, baby, bang your head - it's one of the best songs for this business! - Metal_Treasure

I saw purple in Sydney back in 84 when they played this song the place went nuts, play it loud! Purple at there best.

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7Perfect 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

This song gives me chills every time I listen to it. The vocals are simply amazing, the way Gillan makes his voice mysterious. As said above, it is a perfect song.

Love love love this song! My favorite of all time!

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8Lazy

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.

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

I constantly practice that wicked Pull-off part of the first solo. Wow, what a masterpiece this song truly is. My favourite for sure.

Not a Deep Purple fan per se. I'm more of a blues fan. I was getting out of my car and this song came on and I was wondering who it was. Had to stay and listen to the whole song. Super impressed. Great song. New respect for Deep Purple.

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9Hush

The best Deep Purple's song with Rod Evans

Their first hit. One of the best debut songs I have ever heard.

I love this song... Smoke on the water is a legendary, but this is their best song ever.

Awesome song done! I would put this one #2 on the list after Smoke on the Water.

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10Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming

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...

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).

Incredible, can't stop listening...

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11When a Blind Man Cries

Everyone knows Smoke, but Metallica's cover of this brought me to the deeper side (Pun intended) of Deep Purple.

Great bands can play any form of music,deep purple prove themselves here

I've heard that Richie didn't like it don't know why
His performence really stands out

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12Fireball

Agree, drums are awesome - it's double bass. Can you imagine, Ian Paice played double bass in 1971! Go beat Deep Purple when it comes to inventing metal and metal subgenres, and using advanced metal techniques in every area - vocals, drumming, guitars...

Lars Ulrich of Metallica attended one of the DP shows in Copenhagen, Denmark (he was 9-10) and was mesmerized by this double bass on Fireball (he saw such thing for the first time). - Metal_Treasure

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!

13Knocking At Your Back Door

Such an EPIC intro, an EPIC solo, EPIC vocals (as expected from Gillan). Soo its an EPIC song. - fireinside96

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

Amazing chorus and vocals, awesome atmosphere! :D

Always makes me feel good, seems like DP knocking at my back door

14Mistreated

The opening guitar line is so cool, straight in the amp no soup like all the guitarists today. Stunning original riff yet again from Ritchie and a great vocal too.

This and Led Zeppelin's Since I've Been Loving You are the best blues songs I've ever heard.

Amazing song by deep purple, one of their best (and one of my favorites with since I've been loving you and high hopes)

Mistreated at 109?! It has some of Ritchie's best guitar playing ever!

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15Space Truckin'

This should replace Soldier of Fortune in 4th place and then the top 5 will be perfect. The studio version is amazing and Deep Purple always used this to end their live shows where they would stretch it out to 20 minutes.

Top five without a doubt. Simply a fun, jammin' rocking' tune. Why complicate music?!

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16Stormbringer

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 - fidelcanojr

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

Definitely Better than sometimes I feel like screaming and knocking at your back door

17Strange Kind of Woman

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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18Speed 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.

Come on guys! This should be number 3. It has a mind blowing intro, sheer speed, great lyrics and that call-and-answer solos are at the same time virtuoso and heavy. The live '84 version just blows you away.

19Woman 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!

All the elements blend so beautifully that they make the song sound familiar to even those who haven't heard it before.

Such A Catchy Riff And In Guitar Hero 5 - rocker1796

This should definitely be in the top 5. One of their finest!

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