Greatest Judas Priest Songs

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1PainKiller

This is a musical masterpiece. Rob Halford may have done if the best lyrics in any song. Nobody should forget the classics like Iron Maiden Black Sabbath Metallica Megadeth and so on

This song deserves to be in first place I had never heard a better 1st solo in my life.

The of fastest and heaviest song judas priest song

The second solo is awesome. So is the first one. Scott's drums rule. Rob rips it like no other. Ian Hill, well I can't hear the bass on the album so.

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2Beyond the Realms of Death

Two awesome solos supporting strong lyrics makes it a masterpiece.

I personally find this track to be the band's Masterpiece. So much of Priest's work is overlooked by the fans, in favour of their more well known, more "metal" tracks. But this is Classic, and so very distinctly; Priest.

I was never into Metal for the Headbanging. I was in it for the great writing, and lucrative sound. The sound envelops you, and delves into your being. A trait born from the history of Psychedelic/Blue Rock; a Precursor to Heavy Metal.

This song is first followed by Victim of Changes, Then Painkiller, Hellion Electric Eye and then You've Got Another Thing Comin'.

Glenn's solo in this one is one of the best guitar solos in rock/metal history.

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3Breaking the Law

MASSIVE Judas fan and this is by far the best song to rock out to with friends as well as a strong vocal performance from Halford supported by a great rift combo of KK and Glenn

This is one those short-metal-songs that get's the job done. Pure guitar & vocals sync. It should be 2nd.

You people have obviously not heard any other Judas Priest songs. With choices like Saints In Hell, Victim Of Changes, and Screaming For Vengeance to name a few, you vote for Breakin The Law? DANCE TO THE TUNE? I'm gonna be sick!

It's Judas Priest raw. And it's great, every time I'm listening to it.

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4Victim of Changes

The live version is better than the version on Sad Wings Of Destiny (also my fav JP album), but even that one is better than all their others. My List:

1. Victim Of Changes (Sad Wings Of Destiny)
2. Beyond The Realms Of Death (Stained Class)
3. Electric Eye (Screaming For Vengeance)
4. Painkiller (Painkiller)
5. You've Got Another Thing Comin' (Screaming For Vengeance)
6. Revolution (Angel Of Retribution)
7. Dreamer Deceiver (Sad Wings Of Destiny)
8. Breaking The Law (British Steel)
9. The Ripper (Sad Wings Of Destiny)
10. Screaming For Vengeance (Screaming For Vengeance)

Great drums, guitar rythmn, vocals, and length. One of Judas Priest finest works.

Absolutely LOVE this song (although PainKiller is my ultimate #1), great intro and lyrics by Halford make this song incredible, along with the drumming. My Top 5:

1. PainKiller
2. Electric Eye
3. Victim of Changes
4. You've Got Another Thing Comin
5. Living After Midnight

Heavy metal at its finest

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5Electric Eye

This song gives the listener a huge understanding of the metal in the song just the best metal song of priest and rob's voice unbelievable.

The Hellion Intro is just gives you those heavy metal vibes that shows you what Judas Priest is all about. After The Hellion, This kick-ass electric sound comes in and and you get the sudden urge to headbang! It defines Heavy Metal.

This song is the quintessential JP song. They play it at every concert, usually the first song along with the Hellion. Pure genius!

Lead off song in concert. Why?

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6You've Got Another Thing Comin'

All songs in the list are great, this is the first judas priest song that I heard, in the Grand Theft Auto vice city radio station and I love it

The whole Screaming for Vengeance album is great, but this one really stands out! It is Priest's best, most enduring metal anthem. If you disagree... You've got another think comin'!

I love this song but it's only second to 'Beyond the Realms of Death'. But 'You've Got Another Thing Comin' still needs to be in the top 5! It has a more mainstream sound but loses none of the grit and toughness associated with Priest and metal in general. Riff has gotta be the best specific part of the song for me, quickly chugging the song forward, but is also super catchy... EXCEPT for the bridge: "In this world we're livin' in we have our share of sorrow," Amazing vocals by Halford, he puts so much emotion in those two lines and at such a high pitch. Makes me sing along every time!

This is my least favorite Judas Priest song. Why? It's overrated, one of those mainstream radio songs, has nothing good to it, and the bridge was pretty bad. Not only that, but it keeps us from listening to great songs such as One For The Road, Victim of Changes, Tyrant, Sinner, Exciter, Beyond The Realms of Death, Delivering The Goods, Before The Dawn, Metal Gods, Screaming For Vengeance, Freewheel Burning, The Sentinel, Ram It Down, A Touch of Evil, and One Shot At Glory. - ElectricCorpseSlayer

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7The Sentinel

I really don't think my father knew what to say when he found his daughter in her little floral dress aged 10 and rocking out to this... Definitely proud.

Simply amazing, has every aspect of a godly metal song and always gives me goosebumps

rob really rips it up on this song

No comparison, best opening riffs :P

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8Living After Midnight

I love this song. It's a perfect song to listen to if you're out in the woods partying with buddies at 120 at night. I like this song so much, I consider it my theme song, since I like to stay up late at night anyway. Off the record I think it's an awesome song for powerful drug dealer's, like tony montana (yes I know, he's fictional) I think it's a good song for any human spirit.

Great rhythm, great guitars and super vocals - a famous masterpiece!

Live version in Seminole arena... Just amazing. I love Scott Travis he is a very fast drummer.

Pure Rock and Roll!

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9Hell Bent For Leather

" THERE'S MANY WHO TRIED TO PROVE THAT THEY'RE FASTER BUT THEY DIDN'T LAST AND THEY DIED AS THEY TRIED! "

I do think most of their 70s albums had their best songs. This list should be filled with their 70s output, other than painkiller.

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10Night Crawler

I think this is not a song because judas priest legendary band. nightcrawler music, guitar, vocalist is so horror most of the horror film I watched but I cannot scared but nightcrawler I scared. I don, t know what kind of band they are make. One last thing judas priest is the metal of god. Judas priest is the essential for a music. judas priest is different from another band. iron maiden also making a horror band but it cannot be make like a judas priest because judas priest druming, guitar very original and different from other. In earth no body can touch to judas priest in band. You are metal god. I think born to known the world what is music. In whatever topic you make it is legendry. I think you are the end of a music and you are god of metal

I feel like you meant to say a lot of positive stuff, but I can't exactly tell, so I'm not going to vote your comment up or down - dubsinthetubs

And now what?
This is an excellent song, feel the electric guitar grinding the hell into pieces, awesome vocals corresponding the drums... and of course I won't say a thing just try qnd you see.

I love this song and album. It's the best metal album of that year hands down

This judas priest song is awesome

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The Contenders

11Screaming for Vengeance

The album and song that my friend played for me that got me into Priest in 83. Still my favorite Priest album overall.

A heavy and speedy song. Excellent playing all round. - IronSabbathPriest

Should be in the top 10. Its one of my favorite Judas Priest songs, rivalring Freewheel Burning and Painkiller with the greatest Judas Priest solo, and Rob Halford's vocals. - ElectricCorpseSlayer

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12A Touch of Evil

This is a metal masterpiece... A touch of god JUDAS PRIEST are the best! This song is so underrated it must be at least in the top 3.. The guitar solos are incredible..

TOP 3 FOR SURE... METAL MASTERCLASS... Great composition by Judas Priest
One of the best song they have

Best song they have. Very energetic and full of power. Better than breaking the law for sure, that's such a dumb (musically) song, I think this is a bit more complex, as the hole painkiller album is, so I preffer it much more.

I love this song!

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13Freewheel Burning

Come on! 15?! Get your stuff right people! Sure, painkiller, breaking the law, the sentinel, and all those are great too, don't get me wrong, but this is the first Judas Priest song that when I heard the first time, I was truly blown away by the guitars, the vocals, and everything. This song is exciting, has wonderful instrumental skills, and is undoubtedly one of the Judas Priest's very best songs! Vote up people!

First song on defenders of the faith if this song didn't exist I wouldn't has the best riffs and chorus There is a way that when I listen to this son it takes over me Oh and it has the best music video Nothing in the world could make this song better than it already is. Thank You - macrox16

The first 4 songs on defenders of the faith is probably the best 20 minutes of true heavy metal recorded up to that time. this song is the first of that epic sequence and it will surely stand the test of time.

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14Turbo Lover

Love the mood of this song. Deep combination of machinery & atmospheric sounds. You literally dive into this song.

Why is this song 12th?! It's their 2nd best song.
My top 10:
1) Painkiller
2) Turbo Lover
3) Electric Eye
4) Breaking The Law
5) Beyond The Realms Of Death
6) Victim Of Changes
7) Sinner
8) You've Got Another Thing Comin'
9) The Sentinel
10) A Touch Of Evil

This song is highly underrated. It should definitely be top 5 on this list.

So much to love about this song. Different sounds, great music video, defines open-road biking and how it feels

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15Dreamer Deceiver

Not just a great song by a great metal band, but a brilliant song on every level. The vocal qualities Halford exhibits in this song, the sheer range, and the transition between a clear, beautiful voice and an artful sneer make this song a classic.

While Painkiller has the awesomest guitar solo ever recorded, this song has the best singing in any metal song ever. Rob Halford is incredible.

What a haunting song, this one is similar to Beyond The Realms of Death. Same atmosphere, similar tone, similar and both underrated guitar solo by Glenn Tipton.

Easily the best. - Alpha101

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16One Shot at Glory

Seriously? This is not top 5 seriously?

I discovered JP with this song, it's the definition of awesomeness.

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17Sinner

Just a classic Priest Beast tune can't help but think diamonds and rust though when speaking about the sinner. The Sinner is another beauty when played live just checkout unleashed in the east to hear what I'm talking about. - writeitdown1

Way way too far down on this list

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18Blood Red Skies

Cause its on ram it down not many have heard this, but they played it on their epitaph tour and was one of the highlights of the night, anyone who calls themselves a priest fan has to know this song.

What the hell is this song doing so low down? This has to be one of the best song of JP. Such awesomeness, such an epic song. Hell yes m/

This song screams epicness. Literally, Halford's voice is so intense. Whenever I listen to this song, I feel I can do anything. For me personally this is number 1. It should at least be in the top 5 though

Easily top 10, absolutely chilling

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20Exciter

If Black Sabbath's Symptom of the Universe wasn't the seed of thrash metal, than this certainly was. - joshapkin

Awesome song with great vocals, guitars, and killer, lightning fast drums. This song was also a huge influence on thrash metal, along with songs like overkill and symptom of the universe.

Such a masterpiece from Stained Class! Can't believe it's 20th. Deserves to be top 10 if not top 5 for sure

Why in Rob Halford's name is this not even in the top 20!? - joshapkin

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