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
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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'.
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3Electric 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!
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4Breaking 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.
Amazing song with exceptionally brilliant lyrics and and solos which get you off your feet and make you dance to the tune
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5Victim 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
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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'!
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.
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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
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8Night Crawler
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
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9Living 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.
Live version in Seminole arena... Just amazing. I love Scott Travis he is a very fast drummer.
Great rhythm, great guitars and super vocals - a famous masterpiece!
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10A Touch of Evil
This is my favorite song its got awesome guitar noises and rob sounds awesome best song but the live version isn't very good it sounds way to different like turbo lover but its still a great song
top 10
1. Touch of evil
2. Sentinel
3. Night crawler
4. Turbo lover
5. Ram it down
6. Painkiller
7. Metalmeltdown
8. Freewheel burnin
9. Out in the cold
10. Blood red skies
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 ..
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.
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The Contenders

11Angel
awesome song! it draws you in and makes you believe there is your own angel saviour up there in the heavens!
One of my all time favourite son
Why isn't this on top of the list! This is JP's best ever! You get a shiver down your spine when you hear this!
Just awesome... I agree whit the other comments, it should definitely be on the top 10 of the list.. You actually can feel the song inside you..
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12Turbo Lover
Love the mood of this song. Deep combination of machinery & atmospheric sounds. You literally dive into this song.
This song is highly underrated. It should definitely be top 5 on this list.
A song of their Most underrated Album Turbo :D
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13Hell Bent For Leather

kick ass motorcycle song hell bent hell bent for leather!

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14Freewheel Burning
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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These solos are some of the best ever!
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15Judas 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.
Come on, listen to this masterpiece of music. Just Epic! Only Painkiller is maybe better.
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.
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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.
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!
While Painkiller has the awesomest guitar solo ever recorded, this song has the best singing in any metal song ever. Rob Halford is incredible.
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17Hellrider
Craziest solo; truly utilizes the full potential of the unstoppable duo; Glenn Tipton and KK Downing. They are THE best guitarists out there. Who says they're retired? Their titles certainly aren't.
Second to only Painkiller. The best opening to any song I have ever heard. The riff paralyses me. Incredible heavy metal masterpiece from the fathers of twin guitar metal. It doesn't get any better than this so mystified why it is not in the Top 10?
After all the songs from painkiller this is their best song! Amazing riff, powerful, fast, simply amazing song, it deserves a better position!
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18Screaming for Vengeance
No one does this? Really? This song, the intro is the equivelent to painkiller!
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19Blood Red Skies
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.
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.
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
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20Hell Patrol
Deserves to be in the top 5. It gives you the feeling of power, real true song, purest form of art.
It gives you energy
Nice to see all these judas priest songs on here! Best band ever
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21Exciter
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

Amazing and great to sing along to! One of the first songs I heard of JP and been a fan ever since!

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22Nostradamus

This should at least be in the top 15.

The operatic vocals and the great instrumental parts make this song one of the best from Judas Priest.

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23One Shot at Glory
So underrated...
This is a great song!
What!? No 23? No 1
Just Awesome... No more!
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24Saints In Hell Listen to sample

25Heading Out to the Highway Listen to sample

26Stained Class Listen to sample

27Metal Meltdown
this song is so brutal, especially when Rob sings'Here comes the MEtal Meltdown" awesommeuh
This song annihilates! Totally badass, gets me pumped up everytime I hear it!
believe, you gonna like the intro; any great metaller would like it!
this song was the first I heard from them, and all the song is great!

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28Leather Rebel
Damn, why so far down? This is one of my favorite songs by them! It breaks my heart to see if so far down! This and Hellrider are two of my favorites because they are so fast paced!
Greatest song ever
Lighting in the dark
What? This song should to be in the first place!
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29Alone Listen to sample

30Sinner Listen to sample

31Delivering the Goods

Song with great punch and cool lyrics. I always get in very good mood listening to theis one. Unfortunatly I think it's underrated..

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32Worth Fighting For
Worth fighting for must be on the top. ItĀ's the most epic song IĀ've ever heard. Painkiller is hard but not good. VOTE FOR WFF.
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33Metal Gods
What Judas Priest was named for. Just awesome.
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34Ram It Down
How is this song so low on the list? The album wasnt all that great, but this song is so amazing! The guitar is absolutely fantastic! The vocals are so great, and that solo is just so, I can't even describe it, oh my god! Drum machine or not, this song has to be one of my favorite priest songs of all time
Defniantly underrated song one of my favorite songs by judas priest and has a amazing solo plus great lyrics
Ram it the #&%^@ down! This song is great. It's really underrated too, just like "Riding on the Wind" and "One Shot at Glory". Yeah... There's nothing quite like Judas Priest :D
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35Prisoner of Your Eyes Listen to sample

36Jawbreaker
It has the best solo and sounds like Glen Tipton played it the way he wanted to it has the best verse chorus bridge Pre-Chorus and everything else this is the best song ever

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Deserves to be rated much higher and is probably in my top ten Priest songs. Amazing chorus and Rob is spectacular.
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37Hard As Iron
Deserves to be a classic. If released in the Painkiller album, would be a live classic. A shame is part of a very underrated album.
The fact that its on Ram It Down makes it even better.
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38Genocide
Pure, raw original metal from Judas Priest, Genocide is undoubtedly one of their best.
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39Demonizer Listen to sample

40The Ripper
Whats better than jack the ripper
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41In Between Listen to sample

42Dissident Aggressor
Such an underrated song. Halford's amazing performance, never more playful, such great contrasting. And KK's and Tipton's riffs are again simple yet incredibly catchy. Just give it a listen, people. Won't regret it
The origin of true heavy metal. Priest at its finest.
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43Riding On the Wind

Absolutely top ten. No need to argue

Definitely underrated it should be top 40 on the list I like the intro

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44Deal With the Devil
Underrated song one of their heaviest too bad not that many people know of it
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45Visions Listen to sample

46Diamonds and Rust
Great song...love it priest rocks...
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47(Take These) Chains Listen to sample

48United

My favorite song of Judas Priest! From my favorite album! (british steel). Also this song needs in the top 10 in my opinion.

what a chorus and so corny

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49Love Bites
Honestly this is in my top ten priest songs. It has amazing vocals with that echo that gives you chills. The solo is great and the whole band just is spectacular.
This is one of judas priest best songs, for me its in the top 3
Maybe not the best Priest song, but certainly in the top 10. But then again all Priest songs are good.
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50Run of the Mill
Wow now that's a song old but awesome and probly one of the most saddest solos ever its a total unforgoting gem
Most underrated song of all time. Period.
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51The Green Manalishi Listen to sample

52Rock Hard Ride Free
What the hell! How is this song at 63?!?!? This song is amazing come on listen to this...
Its too mind blowing to not be at #1
This song is a guitar miracle.
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53All Guns Blazing
How is this song not on the top 10 list it's awesome it's got a great solo and the begin is great and when it gets all slow near the end is fantastic this is my 4th favorite song by JP it really is one of the best songs if you think about it
This song just embodies early thrash as a whole, pure epicness, Halfords vocals just have a bassy push that isn't present in his other songs, ntm the solo is WICKED
Wicked song, no doubt the heaviest song JP has, this epitomizes thrash, just a beat you down wicked beat that makes you want to break your own neck headbanging. Its
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54Living Bad Dreams
The fact that this is down to 55th position is disturbing to say the least.
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55Devil's Child Listen to sample

56Some Heads Are Gonna Roll Listen to sample

57Bloodstone
Smooth beginning with a nice solo wich then goes to a melody wich is easily recognizable. Not to mention Halfords great singing
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58Better By You, Better Than Me Listen to sample

59Burnin' Up Listen to sample

60Rapid Fire
Great, underrated Priest song. I've never been moved to tears until I heard this song. Just a masterpiece. Especially 1:53 - 2:50. Hearing this song lets me know that there is a god. Actually three: Rob Halford, KK Downing, and Glenn Tipton.
One hell of an epic thrashy riff and a great song to boot the lyrics are so catchy as well!
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61Between the Hammer & the Anvil Listen to sample

62Fire Burns Below Listen to sample

63Running Wild Listen to sample

64Savage Listen to sample

65Deceiver

in my opinion this song stands along with stairway to heaven and child in time

I had to put their best song on list

Dreamer Deceiver has to be one of the greatest rock songs of all time, as it builds from it's trippy but nearly classical beginning to a climax featuring some of Rob Halford's greatest screams ever. I believe some heavy metal fans hear the soft beginning and discount the song because of that. A tragic mistake in my opinion!

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66Cathedral Spires

Absolute epic masterpiece. With this song, Tim Owens has made his contribution to the band worthwhile.


67Wheels of Fire

I like this song very much!

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68Take On the World Listen to sample

69Reckless Listen to sample

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71Tyrant
The fact that this isn't in the top 10 is beyond me. The fact it wasn't on this list at all is just plain ridiculous. Easily one of their best songs and ahead of their time.
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73Lochness
This is one of the greatest metal ballads in the history of metal ballads. Downing's solo just owns in this. Deserves a much higher place in my opinion.
How the hell is this so down. Such a mesmerizing song!
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74Rocka Rolla Listen to sample

75The Rage

Epic song, slow intro, and it just builds up, like someone's rage escalating!

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76Grinder Listen to sample

77Locked In Listen to sample

78Here Come the Tears
I was going to vote for Nightcrawler but this song truly deserves more respect.
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79Close to You
No one else comes close to you! Those are the best lirycs ever!
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80Out In the Cold Listen to sample

81Blood Stained Listen to sample

82Jekyll and Hyde
Such an aggressive sounding song. Definitely worth a listen, or more like 100 listens. Seriously, it's good.
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83Race With the Devil Listen to sample

84Evening Star

Both calm and rock parts of this song are nicely played and sang

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85Hot Rockin' Listen to sample

86Metal Messiah Listen to sample

87Lost and Found Listen to sample

88One On One Listen to sample

89Steeler Listen to sample

90Desert Plains Listen to sample

91Before the Dawn
Awesome song! Its my alarm for morning I can't get enough of it, I just need more of that every time, the music is so scintillating
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92Brain Dead

93Bullet Train

94Subterfuge Listen to sample

95Heart of a Lion

96Fever Listen to sample

97Johnny B. Goode Listen to sample

98Parental Guidance

You can really fell it inside you when Rob sings "when was the last Time you just stopped and lost control" and then glenn and K.K. on the guitar going like dun nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh nuh

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99Future of Mankind
#106... If you heard this song watch it then. Its coming all the way to top!
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100Revolution Listen to sample

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