Greatest Songs From The Band Rainbow


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The ultimate epic rock track. Blackmore-Dio-Powell-Bain-Carey on top of their game. A masterpiece!
It is just epic. Stairway to heaven is supposed to be great... The lyrics are so complex, but so Brilliant. And his voice, oh my gosh. It is a real shame that Dio left, nothing after he left is as good.
What a song how does dio sing like that
Birthplace of epic power metal
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2The Temple of the King
C'mon man this songs got to be on the list... I mean its an incredible song
This song is nc, w/ their song of heavy metal/hard rock
Dio was the best singer of Rainbow.
Dio is one of the best singers ever!
The very.. Very best song
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3Catch the Rainbow
amazing song... it just takes you away
Great solo of Blackmore
For me this is the best rainbow song, you know, the flow that has in it and the melody, it's just a classic kinda ballad song
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4Man On the Silver Mountain
great work from blackmore. intro looks like "smoke on the water" but it's still good
Come down with fire lift my spirit hire love it
Personal bias... but reminds me of times when talking to my dad was fine. Used to listen to rainbow in the car, and this was my fave as a kid. Brings flashbacks...
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5Street of Dreams
Incredible song and the list itself is really good. This is the first list of top ten that is almost perfect. I would probably just change the orders a bit.


Those days gone but rainbow still rocking in my heart.
One of the Best songs ever by this band.
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6Gates of Babylon
great song jeje one of my personal top ten
My personal No. 1, makes me groove every time I listen to it, so powerful, so craftly-arranged, I love the lyrics especially the last lines.
A stand out track from Long Live Rock and Roll.
Just love the melancholic, oriental feeling of this. An awesome track to dream yourself away to.
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7Since You Been Gone
Definitely the best song by rainbow. Great lyrics, great vocals, great guitar, great drums, great backing vocals, great everything.
Come on! This song should be number 1 not number 9 great singing guitar drums bass really good tune the drums and guitar before the main singing is amazing
Needs to be number 1 so good it's there best song by miles should not be way done at 10 great guitar and durms
Brings back my teenage years and reminds me of my first love.
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8Kill the King
Dio sang his ass off. The heart and soul of rainbow in my opinion. the greatest singer ever with the greatest band ever
What? One of the best song in the history of rock should be 1st at least 2nd this solo rules and the last of the song is a masterpiece
Ahh I could never go that fast
Second best rainbow song. Solo is absolutely magical, each step getting faster and faster, more technical than the last.
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9Rainbow Eyes
This is the best song I've ever heard in my life
Long live Dio, RIP
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10Long Live Rock 'n Roll
Very underrated rock anthem. Most catchiest in my opinion among all the hard rock and metal anthems.
It's an anthem! You just want to scream the chorus out
Very good song and good live Rock N Roll
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The Contenders

11Lost In Hollywood Listen to sample

12Can't Let You Go
Not even in the Top 10? What this is definitely top 3. Come on people!
That must be their best
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Such a groovy funky song. It just makes you want to move and shake. One of the best off 'Rising'


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14A Light In the Black
So this song is right after Stargazer on Rising so maybe that's why it's so underrated nut If Stargazer is number 1 then this should certainly be number 2
This song is amazing and Blackmore was diabolic with his strat! Great music.
this is one of my favorites songs... Rock In Peace DIO! m/
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15I Surrender
Great song. This song need to be at least no. 10.
It's a beautiful song and people should vote for it because this song must to be in the top ten. This song is a pure classic from a pure band, and Ritchie Blackmore rules!
Never mind 10th how about 5th
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16Stone Cold
The begining of the song is so powerfull. I play it every time I roll my funnycar out of the trailer at the drag strip! "POWER METAL"
One of my all time favorite songs!
I can't explain it but this is my second favorite Rainbow song. The guitar solo is breif but powerful, and the song is sung in a way that strikes me. I suppose you have to have lost a relationship to know.
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17Do You Close Your Eyes Listen to sample

18Vielleicht das Nachste Mal (Maybe Next Time) Listen to sample

19Black Masquerade

20Jealous Lover
The best Rainbow song by a street mile
The best rainbow song ever
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21Weiss Heim Listen to sample

22L.A. Connection
So slow but so powerful. Their best song with stargazer and kill the king.
The last rainbow with dio single.
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WHAT THE HELL IS THIS DOING HERE?!?! I BET no one's really listened to this. Without a doubt one of the most underrated song of not only rainbow but of all time. This song takes me away to a completely different world. Amazing song and even more amazing that it's so underrated. I guarantee when you listen to this song you'll agree with me.
It may be Mellow, but a song doesn't have to be crazy, fast, with yells & screams to be good, hell my Neighbors can do that, and THEY're not on here. Heavy metal is great at loud, fast pounding music, but they are also masters at the other end as well - time to appreciate it. Everything needs balance.
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24Difficult to Cure Listen to sample

25Hall of the Mountain King
What the hell this has 0.5% percent of the vote that means this should be up at 20th at least. This song totally rocks man it's the fastest rainbow song by far!
Hall of the mountain king rocks, dude have you heard the guitar and the keyboard together, I reckon the drummer almost had a heart attack he was playing so fast
Awesome song from stranger in us all and is one of the fastest.

26Sixteenth Century Greensleeves
The live version is great. The studio version is good too. It's only been an hour...
Love the epic sound and the general feel of the 70's that this song brings.
Ritche blackmore, and james ronnie dio. Deadly duo that will never be seen live again. RIP dio
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28All Night Long
Fantastic song! Definitely top 10!
All Night Long at 28? Definitely deserves better!
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29Run With the Wolf Listen to sample

30Death Alley Driver
Can't believe it's the 33rd. it is the best. yes of course not dio on the vocals but it's still sounds real wild. in a posetive way. and both the guitar and keyboard solo are hellla crazy. oh yeah!
The guitar solo is awesome. Blackmore was so inspired and diabolic. Great song!
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31Still I'm Sad
Just listen to this song on the "On stage" album and you'll be pleased, if not surprised! With that lyrics it's undoubtedly Rainbow's top-3!
One of the top 5 at least!
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32If You Don't Like Rock 'n Roll Listen to sample

33Can't Happen Here Listen to sample

34Spotlight Kid
This songs guitar riff was copied bye iron maiden in the song aces high but they got all the praise this song is awesome!
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35Lady of the Lake Listen to sample


37Eyes of the World
Simply the best song of rainbow this will be the numeber 1
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38Magic Listen to sample

39Tearin' Out My Heart Listen to sample

40Self Portrait Listen to sample

41Black Sheep of the Family Listen to sample

42Love's No Friend
Very underrated slow-burning bluesy number with great vocals and Blackmore as masterful as ever
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43Danger Zone
How is this song so low?
Damn it you people probably never listened to the album down to earth.
This song is amazing.
As much as I love Dio, I have to admit that this song is better than anything from Long live Rock N Roll
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44Bad Girl Listen to sample

45Eyes of Fire
Is this true? Stargazer one and this 44?
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46Stranded Listen to sample

47Fool for the Night Listen to sample

48Drinking with the Devil Listen to sample

49Wolf to the Moon

50Cold Hearted Woman

51Stand and Fight

52Too Late for Tears

53Emotional Crime

54Anybody There Listen to sample

55Snake Charmer Listen to sample

56Miss Mistreated Listen to sample

57Hunting Humans

58Sensitive to Light Listen to sample

59No Time to Lose Listen to sample

60Makin' Love Listen to sample

61No Release Listen to sample

62Freedom Fighter Listen to sample

63Bring on the Night (Dream Chaser) Listen to sample

64Tite Squeeze Listen to sample

65Power Listen to sample

66Rock Fever Listen to sample

67Make Your Move Listen to sample

68Tarot Woman
Why the hell is this at number 50? The amazing keyboard intro to one of the best albums of all time, followed by a catchy riff and awesome lyrics and one hell of an underrated guitar solo. SURELY in the top 10?!
Epic intro, epic song. Of the same album as Stargazer,
Which is the best album by far.
What the hell is this epic song AT LAST? Come on guys!
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69Fire Dance Listen to sample

70Desperate Heart Listen to sample


72Shed (Subtle) Listen to sample

73Midtown Tunnel Vision Listen to sample

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This list was created 6 years, 34 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 9 times.

Updated Monday, September 29, 2014

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