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]This song-peak of rock.

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]Great.. They're smart musician...

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.

6Since 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

7Street 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.

8Rainbow Eyes
This is the best song I've ever heard in my life
Long live Dio, RIP

9Kill 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.

10A 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/

The Contenders

11Long 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

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
[Newest]Every time I listen to this song, I miss dio like hell.

13Lost In Hollywood

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


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

16Do You Close Your Eyes

17Vielleicht das Nachste Mal (Maybe Next Time)

18L.A. Connection
So slow but so powerful. Their best song with stargazer and kill the king.
The last rainbow with dio single.

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.

20Black Masquerade

21Weiss Heim

22Run With the Wolf

23Stone 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

24Lady of the Lake

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.

26Eyes of the World
Simply the best song of rainbow this will be the numeber 1

27Black Sheep of the Family

28Difficult to Cure

29Tarot 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!

30Sixteenth 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


32Still 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!

33Death Alley Driver
The guitar solo is awesome. Blackmore was so inspired and diabolic. Great song!


35Can't Happen Here

36Spotlight 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!
The riff is a killer.

Not at all sure about Aces High but here is an example of a very brutal rip off:
Dream Theater - Panic Attack, 2005 (intro and many times throughout the entire song)


37If You Don't Like Rock 'n Roll

38Freedom Fighter


40Tearin' Out My Heart

41Wolf to the Moon

42Self Portrait

43Miss Mistreated

44Makin' Love

45Love's No Friend
Very underrated slow-burning bluesy number with great vocals and Blackmore as masterful as ever

46Danger 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

47Bad Girl

48Eyes of Fire
Is this true? Stargazer one and this 44?

49Fool for the Night

50Drinking with the Devil

51Cold Hearted Woman

52Stand and Fight

53Too Late for Tears

54Emotional Crime

55Anybody There

56Shed (Subtle)

57Snake Charmer

58Hunting Humans

59Sensitive to Light

60No Time to Lose

61No Release

62Bring on the Night (Dream Chaser)

63Tite Squeeze


65Rock Fever

66Make Your Move

67Jealous Lover
The best Rainbow song by a street mile
The best rainbow song ever

68Fire Dance

69All Night Long
Fantastic song! Definitely top 10!
All Night Long at 28? Definitely deserves better!

70Desperate Heart


72Midtown Tunnel Vision

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This list was created 6 years, 235 days ago and has been voted on over 1,000 times. This top ten list has been remixed 13 times.

Updated Saturday, April 18, 2015

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