Greatest Judas Priest Songs

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The Top Ten

1
PainKiller
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
[Newest]Everything is so polished. The singing is incredible, the guitar riffs are very well written, and it has one of the best drum tracks of all time.
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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'.
[Newest]This is song should be their best song

3Victim 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
[Newest]Changed the face of metal forever.

4Electric 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!
[Newest]Orgasmic artificial harmonics :3

5Breaking 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!
[Newest]I got addicted to this song for a LONG, long time.

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'!
Downing and Tipton are perfection. Their guitars propel this song into my all-time number one spot. I never cease to be overwhelmed with emotion each time the opening chords shatter the silence. I love this song.
[Newest]COME ON! This is their signature song. VOTE IT UP!

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
[Newest]A song that set the pace for all metal anthems to come

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.
[Newest]Pure Rock and Roll!

9Night 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
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
[Newest]How is this song not on the list.

10Hell Bent For Leather
kick ass motorcycle song hell bent hell bent for leather!
One of the greatest solo ever.
" THERE'S MANY WHO TRIED TO PROVE THAT THEY'RE FASTER BUT THEY DIDN'T LAST AND THEY DIED AS THEY TRIED! "

The Contenders

11A 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.
[Newest]Best song on Painkiller, I spent many hours wailing through this track.

12Turbo 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.
[Newest]This should be in top ten.

13Screaming 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.
No one does this? Really? This song, the intro is the equivelent to painkiller!

14Freewheel 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

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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.

15One Shot at Glory
So underrated...
This is a great song!
What!? No 23? No 1
Just Awesome... No more!

16Dreamer 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.
This is just plain awesome! Judas Priest just couldn't get any awesomer! Especially the part where Halford goes crazy high and the solo that follows it!
[Newest]This is one of the best songs of all time!

17Judas Rising
Oh my, Judas Rising rotting here?! The ultimate Judas Priest song with the most epic riffs, heaviest beats, most energetic vocals and the BEST chorus of all time is placed 16th?! This is the biggest insult to Judas Priest and their insane album 'Angel Of Retribution' that's one of the most legendary metal albums ever.
And Angel is 13th?! Another shocker! The Metal Gods are not pleased, enough said.
What's wrong with this list, putting Judas Rising here?! This song is the epitome of heavy metal. Brash, insanely fast, divine riffs... Everything about this song is pure genius. This is by far one of their best songs. It's just so damn heavy! Please, allow your ears the privilege of listening to this, and THEN vote. Cause this is DEFINITELY better than almost the entire top 10.
Come on, listen to this masterpiece of music. Just Epic! Only Painkiller is maybe better.
[Newest]This is Judas Priests best song. What is it doing here. This is nuts.

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.
I didn't use to know the song untill some days ago. Such epicness is matchless with any other rock or metal song I've ever heard. I invite you to read lyrics while listening to it: you'll be brought there, and become that future legend by dying. It's fantastic. Really, maybe almost unknown, but their best in my opinion and not only mine - 'bet a lot will underwrite it.
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/
[Newest]Easily top 10, absolutely chilling

19Heading Out to the Highway

20Exciter
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.
If Black Sabbath's Symptom of the Universe wasn't the seed of thrash metal, than this certainly was.

joshapkin

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

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