Greatest Songs From The Band Rainbow


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The Top Ten

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
[Newest]Best Blackmore solo, best Dio lyrics, best Rainbow ever. A true masterpiece of 20th century music.

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!
[Newest]This song makes me feel like I'm in a fairy tale

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
[Newest]Pure romance! Something to dream. Shows the variety of the band.

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...
[Newest]I love this song

5Gates 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.
[Newest]Just love the melancholic, oriental feeling of this. An awesome track to dream yourself away to.

6Rainbow Eyes
This is the best song I've ever heard in my life
Long live Dio, RIP
This melody from Ritchie is so beautiful and unique that is almost transcendental. It's like a music message from the center of the Universe. And Dio earned the nickname Mr. Golden Voice for a reason.


7A 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/
[Newest]There can never be a better band than rainbow for that era period

8Long 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
The Rock hym it must be the best of all time the top 1. Just the best.

9Street 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.
[Newest]Awesome song! Best by Rainbow

10Since 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
[Newest]Great track. Great lyrics reminds me of good times listening to superb music

The Contenders

11Kill 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
[Newest]Second best rainbow song. Solo is absolutely magical, each step getting faster and faster, more technical than the last.

Such a groovy funky song. It just makes you want to move and shake. One of the best off 'Rising'


13Lost In Hollywood

14Can't Let You Go
Not even in the Top 10? What this is definitely top 3. Come on people!
That must be their best
[Newest]Every time I listen to this song, I miss dio like hell.

15Stone 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 fell in and out of love to this song
[Newest]Stone cold is my favorite

16Do You Close Your Eyes

17Spotlight 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!
I agree the riff is a killer.
I'm not at all sure about 'Aces High' because I don't hear many similar things but here is an example of a very brutal rip off:
Dream Theater - Panic Attack, 2005 (intro and many times throughout the entire song).
Haha, the best part of this DT song is Ritchie's riff.


Dudes whatever aces high panic attack
Alcatrazz's "Jet to Jet" (1983) that's what a TOTAL RIP OFF IS
(by the way it's sung by Graham Bonnet)

18Jealous Lover
The best Rainbow song by a street mile
The best rainbow song ever
Great song, top 10 for sure
[Newest]Top five hands down!

19I 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

20Vielleicht das Nachste Mal (Maybe Next Time)
One of the most beautiful pieces I've ever heard.


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