Top Ten Deep Purple Songs

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The Top Ten

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
This song is awesome, this my second favourite purple song.

Ian Gillian did a amazing job, singing and screaming in the song
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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.
This baby really rocks!
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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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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.
great intro and great vocals
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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
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.
This is the BEST DP Song ever!. Was one of their final and "newer" songs when it came out in the 80's after nothing new from them in many years! Great Great Song!
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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.

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
I think the song has the best intro. amazing voice of gillan
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 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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9Space 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?!
At 13? Y'all doing it seriously very wrong...
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10When a Blind Man Cries
Everyone knows Smoke, but Metallica's cover of this brought me to the deeper side (Pun intended) of Deep Purple.
It's so beautiful song!
This song makes me feel many feels.
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The Contenders

11Pictures of Home
A great epic song! Live version is a masterpiece! Jon Lord at is best. Deep Purple forever...
Jon Lord's favourite song of machine head, is one of the best purple songs
I like this song aplenty reason to love this song
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12Knocking 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.


Amazing chorus and vocals, awesome atmosphere! :D
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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.
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14Woman 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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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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16The Spanish Archer
This is an Amazing Heavy Metal Track Deep Purple created a gem with this one. This track is way underrated


This Track represents Metal of the 80's
This track is a great head banger
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17Strange 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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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


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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19Black 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
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..
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20Speed 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.
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21The Battle Rages On...
Awesome. Nothing else to add.
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22Loosen My Strings

23King of Dreams
How isn't this between the top 10? IMPOSSIBLE! This is one of the most pleasant musics I've ever heard

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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25Hell to Pay
This Song shows proof that Deep Purple is still on the Heavy Metal Stage even in 2014!


Deep Purple amazing Metal in 2013!
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26Kentucky Woman Listen to sample

27Smooth Dancer
Powerful, great lyric, fantastic keyboards, from a very underrated slbum
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28Son 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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29Into the Fire
Awesome and catchy guitar riff and a classic from "In Rock"!
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Used to play this on guitar all the time, quite tricky to master too. Heavy and funky in that unique purple way. Gillian is unbelievable.
I have somehow never heard this song until recently. Now I cannot get it out of my head.
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32Lady Double Dealer
Seriously why is all the MK3 songs so low? MK3 was ten times better than MK1 in my humble opinion.
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33Lay Down, Stay Down
Great riff as usual and Ritchie pulls off yet another stunning and original solo. The drums are crazy and I love lord on piano. Terrific
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The spirit of freedom!

35You Fool No One Listen to sample

36A Gypsy's Kiss Listen to sample

37Why Didn't Rosemary Listen to sample

38Hey 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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Slower haunting cover of the beatles hit
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41Flight of the Rat Listen to sample

Easily best song you have to listen to the entire song and overcome the 3 minute drum interlude. Once you know this puece better you will understand that this is what makes fools.
WUT is fools doing all the way down here
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43Rapture 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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44Doing It Tonight Listen to sample

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46Wasted 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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This is the most beautifull song of deep purple
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49Fault Line/The Painter
Another hidden gem made by the fantastic MK 1

50All the Time In the World
This should be on 1st place! Epic song, epic vocal, epic gitar! Just the best!
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51Ramshackle Man

52Anyone's Daughter Listen to sample

This song deserves to be on this list, and pretty high on it in matter fact.
Great Track from the 1969 group
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54You Keep On Moving Listen to sample

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57Hard Lovin' Man
One of the first examples of speed metal in my opinion
Maybe the heaviest melodic guitar
Solo ever... And the best.
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58Wicked Ways
Why is this song not popular? Its just too great to be ignored!

59Wring That Neck
Defibately a top ten!
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60Holy Man
Such an awesome song with a great soul feel. One of the finest from the band.
Such a great song!
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61Love Conquers All Listen to sample

62Shield Listen to sample

63Might Just Take Your Life Listen to sample

64You Can't Do It Right Listen to sample

65Out of Hand Listen to sample

66Vincent Price
Awesome song from the new album!
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67One More Rainy Day Listen to sample

68Rat Rat Blue
Taste the real music
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69Mandrake Root Listen to sample

70Uncommon Man Listen to sample

71Living Wreck Listen to sample

72No One Came Listen to sample

73The Mule Listen to sample

74Sail Away Listen to sample

75What's Goin' On Here

76This Time Around Listen to sample

77Love Child Listen to sample

78Mad Dog Listen to sample

79Not Responsible
I cannot believe how unknown this song is its ausome super underrated but yall need 2 listen 2 it at least 3 times then maybe youll like it
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80The Unwritten Law Listen to sample

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83Place In Line Listen to sample

84Our Lady Listen to sample

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86Love Don't Mean a Thing Listen to sample

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88The Gypsy Listen to sample

89Comin' Home Listen to sample

90Lady Luck Listen to sample

91Gettin' Tighter Listen to sample

92Dealer Listen to sample

93I Need Love Listen to sample

94Drifter Listen to sample

95Maybe I'm A Leo
Love this song, should be higher
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96Never Before Listen to sample

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
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.
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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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This list was created 5 years, 72 days ago and has been voted on over 3,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 21 times.

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