Best Iron Maiden Songs

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The Top Ten

Hallowed Be Thy Name
This is the trademark of iron maiden
amazing song with great lyrics and guitar performance is extremely good
Hallowed be Thy Name is not simply an Iron Maiden's or a metal song, it is something more, like a perfect harmony of music, lyrics, progressive evolution and the rise of the climax during the song itself. I think Steve Harris has written his masterpiece with this song, which is really beyond any genre and time style!
Awesome. Enough said. If I could only listen to one song for the rest of my life, this would be it. Up the Irons!
[Newest]There is a point in this song when it stops being music and it becomes legend. Any song that does that deserves to be number 1
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2Fear of the Dark
great song. when I listen to it, the hair of my hands stands up
Every time I hear this song, I'm kinda sing along to the rhythm on the intro
yeah what can I say... picking the best of maiden is always hard but I think this one is the best.
[Newest]Best song forever from iron maiden
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3The Trooper
Honestly, I'm surprised Run to the Hills and Number of the Beast are below this, but maybe rightly so. This is maybe the greatest song ever (just listen to the intro, it explains everything).
its just so good
and especially live after dead version is best
then guitars and bass wow what a song
and perfect drums its just so good song
Words can't describe the epicness of this incredible song.
[Newest]This song's riff-enough said

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4Dance of Death
The story telled in this song should be written down in a book. And the music is just perfect. Because of this song most of the fans will like to say their last goodbye, drink and say a pray for it...
This song represent what Iron Maiden is. The composition of this song in all the aspects is very incredible, the guitar and drums composition(do not forget Steve Harris), and the lyrics of the song make you think about the meaning of death to all the people, of an incredible way, also this song brings you unexplainable feelings. This song should be on top 3.
Awesome guitar playing.. It should be in top 3..1-trooper,2-fear of the dark,3-dance of the death.. This song touches my soul.
[Newest]Really feel like to dance whenever I hear this song. The Best by Iron Maiden.
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5The Number of the Beast
Metal in pure state. Simply one of the best of Iron Maiden. I also can't believe it isn't in the top three songs. Just vote up!.
This song has done in four minutes and fifty-one seconds what countless other songs have failed to do. From the dark and unnerving passage from Revelations, to the heart-racing guitar riff, to the evil and awe-inspiring lyrics, the rapid head-banging drumbeat and the mind-numbing, spine-chilling, lightning fast electrifying guitar solo, this song is an anthem of Iron Maiden and of all Heavy Metal. It is the epitamy of Metal, the icon of everything it stands for, and it will never be conquered. Listen to this song as I am now, see that all I've said is true, and hear with it all of the triumph and glory of Heavy Metal. !
The song is based on the book of revelations and the number 666 is the number of the anti-christ aka the devil. However the metal part is total EPIC!
[Newest]Usually I thy to shy away from more hardcore, more evil-revolved things, but this song is a masterpiece. Some of the best guitar work ever, and some of Bruce's best works.
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6Run to the Hills
I think that this song rules the earth well, after god!
the solo is one of the best solos from them!


Loving it!
Awesome drums! Superb musicians!
Don't know why so far from the first place!
[Newest]Bruce Dickinson is, in my opinion, the second best singer ever, and although the drums, bass, and guitar are good in this song, the vocals will stick with you forever. The simple "Run to the hills, run for your life" is amazing, let alone the rest of the song. Also, one of my favorite songs of all time.

7Aces High
definetely the best. others are good but this is epic. Solo is the one of the best solos that ı have ever listened.
I really like this song, not comparable! I have been on the laste Friday on the Sonysphere in Basel, but they didn't play this song. Sad Sad! But the concert was top! Cheers to all Iron Maiden fans, hallowed by thy name, number of the best are great as well. Roger
Epic song and definitely the best. The solo is a beast!


[Newest]Bruce's vocal in this song is outstanding!

8Rime of the Ancient Mariner
This is the most epic adventurous song of all time in my opinion! Wonderful lyrics, beautiful notes on brilliant instruments, this is Maiden at it's best! From a huge Belgian fan who saw them live at Pukkelpop in 2010, best Pukkelpop concert in it's history! LOVE
It is basically epic. The lyrics the story it tells its rhyme
Can't believe this isn't in the top three... Vote for it people
Deep, It gets you in, long strong and full of Iron maiden core courage.
[Newest]Best Maiden song of all time. Up the Irons!

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9Phantom of the Opera
I just love the bass and guitar harmonies in the middle of the song AND THE SOLOS ARE EFFIN' AWSOME AND THOSE RIFFS HAVE GOT SOME ENERGY WHICH IS JUST SICK!
Based on guitar, this song probably has the best base of the century... And of course it's other instruments are also too good...
All the tunes are just superb! The solos in the between just carry them with you, there is not one part where you can get bored, the vocals are just awesome! One of the best songs I've ever heard!
[Newest]I love the base, and a lot of change of rhythm

10Wasted Years
This song is total gold! I mean, the intro is totally mind-blowing, one of maidens best, along with run to the hills and trooper, but the rhythm in this one; as a whole song, is something unique! Ecstasy! And the lyrics speak to me, deeply...
Still, I am surprised some legendary classics are so low on this list. Charlotte the harlotte is right now 97, for example? Prisoner? Revelations? Powerslave? To mention a few... Also check out infinite dreams, the intro sets my mind into a calm state... anyway, this is just proof that iron maiden is the best band in the world! Right now hallowed be thy name is leading this list solidly, I was a little bit surprised to not see one of the other classics as number 1, but when I think about it, I think it's defining for other songs, and a masterpiece composed brilliantly. I love these old songs the most, but I got into maiden through brave new world, definitely an epic album, has progressive songs that makes me fall into trance... wait, all the good songs they have make me do that!
Anyway, also the new stuff is good, El dorado is real rock, I love that album, because I want to say if you don't think the new stuff is good... rainmaker could be on the top five album list, I think!
Mindblowing intro! How the hell is this down here? The message this song holds is also very deep.
Definitely one of their most beautiful songs, simply yet amazing. Can bring someone to tears in the right scenario. Should be top 5, but its hard to pick Iron Maiden's best.
[Newest]Best ever iron maiden song

The Contenders

112 Minutes to Midnight
first song I learnt all the way through to play on guitar!


Excellent intro and outstanding lyrics. One of the most relevant song about the cold war and nuclear weapons. Surprising that its not in top 10.
I'm surprised this isn't in the top 10. This song is by far the most energetic and memorable for me out of the entirety of Iron Maiden's collections. I mean the entire Powerslave album is legendary as it is. This song is my favorite though out of them all.
[Newest]Number 1! All the way! Lemons.

12Blood Brothers
When you think that we've used all our chances
And the chance to make everything right
Keep on making the same old mistakes
Makes untipping the balance so easy
When we're living our lives on the edge
Say a prayer on the book of the dead

This song is so...
You can't say it in words...
... perfect
This song is just so masterpiece! I love the solo after the silent part and it's so great
This song is so perfect! never gets boring and it's so diverse! one of the most beautiful pieces of music, I've ever heard! Janic's solo kills me!
[Newest]Amazing song.. Melts my heart every time I hear it. best of Iron Maiden
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The instrumental part in Powerslave is is exceptional, and the vocals are amazing as always. Listening to Bruce sing "I'll strike from the graavvee" is just EPIC!
Especially the Live After Death version.


My favorite Iron Maiden song ever. The first time I listened to it my spine shivered! It has the unknown from ancient Egypt and the mystifying sound of Iron Maiden's lyrics, riffs, licks, leads, and solo.
[Newest]Best song in my opinion because it has great instrumentation and unique vocals. The solo and main riff are fantastic. Also it is one of the band's heaviest tracks.

14When the Wild Wind Blows
This song is proof that music still exists. Iron Maiden has never flopped in any album, especially not The Final Frontier. This song is amazing as heck and I believe goes up in the epic tier with songs like Hallowed Be Thy Name and Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Good lyrics, unique sound, great song progression, an absolutely epic gem. I would certainly place it around numbers 8-10. It's current position on the list doesn't do this song justice.
Wonderful intro-outro and solo. I think the most beautiful song of Iron Maıden. This song should definitely be in the top 3.
[Newest]This is a 12-13 minutes song. It never gets boring! Best song ever!

15The Evil That Men Do
Do the math this is the best song fron seventh son of a seventh son and seventh son of a seventh son is the best album of iron maiden so the evil that men do is the best song of iron maiden. It's very beautiful song with perfect guitar work on the part of the razor's edge, great solo and catchy.
I am indonesian. I love this song, just hear the bass. You will find that it must in ten rated song for iron. So far, the song reflects about us, about how evil we are.. The human
Seventh son is my favourite Maiden studio album which is saying a lot considering the iconic status of Number of the beast and Powerslave in particular. I could listen to Evil that men do over and over. So many great riffs, the gallop out in force and a solo that is truly epic.
[Newest]Definitely top ten for me! Love this song! Great harmony with guitar and bass!

16Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
A underrated masterpiece off the brilliant concept album of the same name.

A criminally underrated song by plenty of Maiden fans, which utilizes synthesizer in a brilliant way to create an atmospheric piece of musical brilliance.

This is a song that proves Iron Maiden are the greatest/most talented band ever.


Now this masterpiece... gives me the goosebumps.. every time I listen to it..


Best Iron Maiden song ever. It is just amazing. The song has one of the best instrumental pieces in it out of every Iron Maiden song ever made. Why is it not number 1?
[Newest]Such an epic track at no. 16!

My all-time favourite Iron Maiden song, and without a doubt one of their most epic. Paschendale is an unbiased uncensored look at one of the First World War's most blood-drenched and futile battles, and the musical work is absolutely as perfect as it can get.

Listening to the song, you can see the actual battle happening, almost like a narrative telling the story of a single soldier on the western front:
As the song picks up at the one minute mark, you can picture an allied trench being bombarded constantly by artillery leaving dozens of troops dead, wounded or shell-shocked.
When the chorus first kicks in at the two-minute point you can imagine a German bayonet charge.
A minute later, you can imagine the attack floundering and the Germans retreating and a "calm before the storm" taking place.
At the 3:40 mark, you can picture allied guns returning fire before a counter-attack before the troops go over the top of the trench.
At 4:40 you can imagine the troops crossing No-Man's-Land as they begin to come under fire. The guitar solo at this part is perfect and you can see the soldiers being cut down by rifles and machineguns.
At the 6 minute mark you can picture the attack beginning to fail. At 6:40 you can see the main character being cut down by a machine gun, and as the chorus kicks in for the last two times I can imagine the attack continuing, with the allied troops attempting in vain to capture the enemy trench by push of bayonets before being ultimately pushed back, leaving hundreds of fallen comrades behind.

Paschendale is a harsh, gory account of one of history's bloodiest battles and it's spot-on in all its gruesome details. The 1917 Battle of Paschendaele was a bloodbath that killed and maimed half a million people in three months. The torrential rain that persisted over the course of the battle turned the once-verdant Belgian field into a morass of mud and corpses, the likes of which had only been seen in Verdun. Soldiers, weighed down by the mud in their clothing and by the weight of their equipment, would drown if they fell into the craters that were filled with water. Their flesh was constantly wet, and their skin would begin to rot. They were walking corpses. The dead were everywhere, and it was as if the whole battlefield was in a state of decomposition. So many shells were fired during that battle that the town of Passchendaele itself had ceased to exist.

And in the end, capturing Passchendaele, a feat which required a monumental effort on the part of the commonwealth troops, had no strategic use.
And the worst part?
Less than six months later, the Germans retook all the ground gained by the Allies during the battle in only three days.

Hands down, Paschendale is Iron Maiden's best-written, best-performed song.
This is the best song ever. The transitions, the music, the solos, the singing. All is perfect. WTF. It's place 0ne.!
This should be way higher on the list. It closes out a great album. It is composed beautifully with a great solo and fantastic vocals and melody.
[Newest]The only song EVER that I've enjoyed from youth to adulthood in such a poignant but rocking way! Great music befitting of the tragedy it portrays. This is what metal is about! There is no other way on this planet to describe such a horrible event in song, period. Long live metal and up the irons!

Easily the best Maiden song. Starts out strong Paul can scream as well as anyone. Great guitar work as always with Maiden. It's a shame they don't like to play it anymore
second best maiden song after hallowed be thy name


I like the raw sound, not just from Paul, but from Steve's base as well, his picking style is more outstanding and makes Maiden rawer. This is solid music created from a small band with small means at that time. It's a shame that Pauls stage fear was so bad that he had to get drunk, and later got sacked because of that.

The live version of this song from "Live After Death" is unbelievable, I mean Bruce has the most amazing live voice I've ever heard in Metal! This song has everything, melodies, slow and fast sections, solos and more! Definitely Top 5 in my opinion.
This is such a classic song. Great guitar work. Not the best vocal, but its still awesome. The mix of soft and loud, and acoustic and electric guitar really make this a fantastic song. Classic.
The live version from "Live After Death" is absolutley epic. I always chug a beer during the solo after bruce says GO! Top 5 song for sure.
[Newest]Simply fantastic

20Flight of Icarus
This song shows that Bruce is the best metal singer there ever was, it's my favorite Iron Maiden song after Hallowed be thy name, and since Hallowed is first, this songs deserves the vote. The guitar solo is amazing, the lyrics are a reference to the Greek story of Icarus, and as I mentioned, the vocals are Dickinson's best.
this is my second favorite maden song right after hallowed be thy name, this song shows that bruce dickinson is the greatest singer that ever lived.


Awesome song... Great story telling... Magical! Along with HALLOWED BE THEY NAME, this is my favorite Maiden tune.
[Newest]In the name of God, my father, I fly! Enough said

21The Wicker Man
Ah I loved the way the track progresses
One of my FAVOURITE songs from my FAVORITE album BRAVE NEW WORLD
Opens with such gigantic riffs... Takes you to another world right from the very first second!
One of my favorite Iron Maiden songs from the great album 'Brave new worlds'. I am surprised this song isn't higher! This song takes me to a complete new world with the wonderful guitar riffs.
[Newest]This song is not only one of their most famous but one of their best you just want to listen to it all day or night vote for wicker man or else Eddie will get pissed

22Infinite Dreams
More brilliance off SSOASS.

Especially love the closing verse 'These got to be just more to it then this.. 'ect.

Again utilising synthisiser in a way that proves that they can actually add texture to songs without it sounding soft.


Actually I agree that Hallowed Be Thy Name is the ultimate Iron Maiden song.
But how can this masterpiece be this low?
Hallowed, Rime, Alexander, Fear & Infinte Dreams are the top 5 in my Maiden book!
Each time I listen to the Seventh son of a Seventh son album, I am stuck with this song. I just keep repeating it because it is so beautiful. The lyrics in it are really great and they keep going on in my head.

This is one of my favourite by Iron Maiden, along by Hallowed be thy Name and Powerslave.
[Newest]Should be in the top ten list

23Alexander the Great
Underrated song - one of the best of smith & murray's guitar solos, a really catchy and epic song


His name struck fear into hearts of men. This is definitely one of the truly great Maiden songs and there are so many.

It's hard to even get started ranking Maiden's many masterpieces. I haven't even heard mention to:

The sign of the Cross
The Prophecy
Children Of the Damned
Total Eclipse
Caught Somewhere in Time
The Loneliness of the Long distance Runner
Mother Russia
Mother of Mercy
Coming Home
Etc. Etc. Etc...
Educatational, enjoyable, epic.

Sublime Maiden song with a typicaly catch chorus.


[Newest]The best iron maiden solo ever in my opinion its long and well played

24The Talisman
Why is this not in the top 20 :O. The lyrics and tune is brilliant!
The intro plucking runs a shiver down my spine every time I listen to this, I feel like entering a different world
This totally deserves higher position!
This song deserves at least top be in top 20. Perfect lyrics and beautiful musics makes this song to be one of Maidens best.
[Newest]Definitely should be in top 10

25No More Lies
This song deserves to be in top 5
Who didn't listen this song please listen
Amazing song!
Amazing! This has GOT to be the Best piece of music I've come across for a long long time... The Tune is just Mesmerizing! Can keep listening to it again and again..
What? This Maiden's ultimate (yes of course aftr Hallowed be thy name ^^ no of the beast ) gotta be on top 3... Come on! NO MORE LIES!
[Newest]This is a Brilliant song and should be in Top 5

26Brave New World
This song is incredible! I can't believe it's not even on this list!
This song is amazing: the build up the solos and bruces voice in the chorus
#1 on my list followed by Dance of Death, Heaven Can Wait, The Wicker Man and Revelations
The power and meaning should easily put this song on the top ten! Never will you find a song that has this much heart and soul put into it.
[Newest]Should be in top 5 at least.

27Sign of the Cross
Standing alone in the wind and rain
Feeling the fear that is growing
Sensing the change in the tide again
Caught by the storm that is brewing
Feel the anxiety hold off the fear
Some of the doubt in the things you believe
Now that your faith will be put to the test
Nothing to do but await what is coming

Why then is god still protecting me
Even when I don't deserve it
Though I am blessed with an inner strength
Some they would call it a penance
Why am I meant to face this alone
Asking the question time and again
Praying to God won't keep me alive
Inside my head feel the fear start to rise...

[Newest]Fantastic song and underrated. Long live Blaze Bayley!

28Afraid to Shoot Strangers
the main riff that comes after the beginning arpeggio is just brilliant. the song also contains probably the best guitar solos of iron maiden. I am actually suprised to see this masterpiece so down at the list, and think that it belongs to the top 5.
Pick one favourite Iron Maiden song? Impossible. It varies from week to week and there are too many great songs to say one is the best. But, if hard pressed to pick one, I'll opt for this one. It's a slightly unusual Maiden song, certainly in the first Bruce-era, and highly underrated. But just listen to the majestic melody starting at around the 2:40 mark, can't think of any other single melody or riff in the Maiden pantheon of great songs that makes my hair stand on end as much as this one. Simply marvelous and only made better by the fact that it's revisited later on in slightly different form after the all guns blazing mid-section. Basically has all you'd ever need and want and more in a Maiden song.
This song is great! after: ''No reasoning, no more to say'' there is a great instrumental part, for me this song must be on the top 15!

29The Prisoner
Damn is a Fantastic song why 51?!?! love the drums and the chorus ''Not a Prisoner, I'm a Free man and my blood is my own now, don't care where the past was, I know where I'm going! '' Great song! ;D
This song defines all that makes Iron maiden. The bass is always audible, the drumming is superb and the sheer number of fantastic riffs that make up this song is why I love this song. Bruce's vocals are great and very distinctive, almost operatic. One of the best songs ever off of one of the best albums ever. Why this song is down here can only be explained by the wealth of masterpieces that Iron Maiden has produced over the years. For me this song is one of their best.


Amazing from beginning to the end. Adrian Smith's riff and solo unbelievable.
[Newest]What a great song so underrated!

30Wasting Love
One of the most beautiful metal ballads I've ever heard, check this one out off the fear of the dark album
This song, is AMAZING, a lot of people don't kow it, but come on, it's the greatest metal ballad ever heard.. Please, SHARE IT! WHERE ARE THE TRUE METAL FANS? And the CLIP? God
One of the greatest metal ballads ever! Amazing tune, progression and voice! Can't stop listening!
[Newest]I think this is the best love song ever

31Where Eagles Dare
I've no particular favorite Iron Maiden song, because almost every song of Iron Maiden is my favorite... However, I am feeling to vote for this one as I think this should be up higher than to be in the 29th spot.

Where Eagle Dares is a song that will charm you up every time you listen to it, it's so lively, so enchanting... It's likely to push you to do some more even if you are tired to return home after a long day's work... It's likely to be energize your soul and risen up your lost spirit... Every beat of it... From the epic solos to every single drumbeat and riffs...

It's always gives you the feeling like 'son, don't you forget, the sky is your limit! ' so buckle up and Up the Irons fellas.
Nicko's drumming is the reason for this as my number 1 favourite. Nicko is amazing!


A classic, its Nicko on the drums that does it for me.


32Strange World
Strange World is one of Iron Maiden's most underrated songs ever. They hardly play it live. It's a damn good track! Should be a bit higher on the list.
Strange World should be at least in the top 20's in my humble opinion. This song is awesome all the way! The solos in this song are awesome. This is one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs of all-time. Please vote.
I don't understand why THIS song is 34th place. I love the solos in this song. This is actually one of my favorite Maiden tracks of ALL-TIME! I love the Soundhouse Tapes version of this song as well! Should be in the top 10's!


[Newest]I love this song. Different to a lot of their other stuff which kind of makes it stand out. Would probably be about 5-6 on my overall list

33Caught Somewhere In Time
An underrated song from an underrated album. The sounds, the lyrics, everything about this song is amazing.

No it's not my favourite song, but it deserves far more
A sublime intro immediately captures the listeners attention, only to slightly let the listener down as it disappears into the ether... But then that melody comes back as the chorus! Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you write a song.
This is the greatest Maiden song ever produced. IT has Bruce's best performance, Nicko's best performance, Dave's best performance, Adrian's best performance, and Steve's best performance. It's easily the best Iron Maiden song. Doesn't it have the longest solo too?
[Newest]How is this not higher up?

34Iron Maiden
Eddie comes this song and The Evil That Men Do in concerts. So this song is a masterpiece. Watch this song concert of En Vivo! Just love it. Up the IRONS.
Eddie comes this song and The Evil That Men Do in concert. So this song is a masterpiece. This song should be in top 10. Watch this song concert of En Vivo! Just love it
[Newest]Why are all the good songs at the bottom 0.0

3522 Acacia Avenue
56? 22AA is one of the best metal songs ever written by any band!
Easily one of maidens best tunes if not there best! Just exceptional it really is!
Great lyrics. Great song. Highly underrated.
[Newest]One of the best songs written by the band 6:36 minutes of heaven.I love this song my favorite Iron Maiden song!


It was hard for me decide between Iron Maiden and Wrathchild. Both of them are just pure, mind blowing heavy metal masterpieces, but since I have crossed the limit already I decided to choose this one because it appeals to me a little bit more. I don't get why this song isn't seen in top10's more often. Well at least it made it in MY Top 10 list (more like top 12 list but whatever) but still I hope that this song remains on the list
Hey, what's going on here? This is one of the all time favorites. Please hear it, please vote it...
So classic! Fear of the dark is my favourite maiden track but this one is just so damn underrated, doesn't get nearly enough praise

37For the Greater Good of God
This is too tough of a vote there is too many great songs and even though The Loneliness of a Long Distance Runner was the original song that got me into Iron Maiden, and Public Enema #1 is my favorite Maiden song (even though I had to add it in this list myself at #101, which I'm still annoyed about), I have to go with The greater Good of God because it truly is an amazing song.
Lyrics kick ass. Instrumental is epic. It really deserves to be near the top ten.
One of the best ever made... Excellent lyrics, high emotions, amazing melody, just brilliant.
[Newest]Awesome riffs. And the chorus is amazing! Really deep and emotional song.

38The Longest Day
Not their best song, but it definitely deserves to be on this list!

HOW ON EARTH IS THIS SO LOW. its obviously not as good as Hallowed be thy name but it deserves second place


This song is one of the reasons I love NEW Iron Maiden songs and I love when they play them live in concert! "A Matter of Life and Death" is my overall favourite Iron Maiden album!

39The Clairvoyant
The keyboards give it an accordingly sad mood, although the song starts and ends in the major key. But then again that was that mood that Maiden were trying to (and succeed in) achieve in their concept album Seventh Son.
Best song from the best album with Dickinson... I know most of you are thinking "what about Number Of The Beast? Or Piece Of Mind? " yeah whatever, great albums, but not even close to Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son or Somewhere In Time... They experimented a lot in these albums, and they nailed them..
Best ever Maiden song! \_ the bass kicks ass and the lyrics are fantastic, Seven Son is a brilliant album with a lot of greats but The Clairvoyant is the best! X

40Children of the Damned
This is one of their best songs from the best album 'The Number of the Beast'. Must be higher, just listen to it.
This is one of the best of Number of the beast! This should be So much up!
This song has a wonderful melody, and it has a great contribution from brilliant guitarists Dave Murray and Adrian Smith that is so hard to forget!
[Newest]Come on guys this song should be higher on the list

41Dream of Mirrors
I don't know why this song is not in top 10. This song MUST BE in there. Really.. OK I love all the songs in top 10 already but this.. Really.. This song just awesome and awesome and awesome..

Think I've heard your voice before
Think I've said these words before
Something makes me feel I just might lose my mind
Am I still inside my dream? Is this a new reality?
Something makes me feel that I have lost my mind

Just.. Awesome..
Simply the best.

Awesome song with great lyrics. I heard Blaze Bayley wrote this song before he left Iron Maiden.
This is one of the best Maiden Songs. Just love the lyrics.
"I only dream in black and white, to save me from myself. "
[Newest]I'm a Maiden fan from way back and this song is without a doubt their best ever.

42Be Quick or Be Dead
I don't know why, but this is my favorite besides rainmaker and Hallowed by the name
Catchy intro/main riff and nice lyrics...
Okay I did it again, but you can't really blame me, because some of you probably would do the same... Be Quick Or Be Dead is just bad@ss and one of the main reasons why Janick Gers is my favorite guitarist among them, the song is just crazy. As for Afraid To Shoot Strangers, when I heard it for the first time, I didn't really like it, I guess it's one of those songs that take time to comprehend their beauty, It took me some time, but I DID cherish it eventually
This one of the best songs in "Fear of the Dark" and deserves it. Because not all of the Iron maidens songs are this fast and catchy. by the way, this song is how I wake up in mornings (Alarm sound).

43Ghost of the Navigator
This is great song and lyrics should be in top 10, ghost of the navigator, its rock in rio version too good...
Why the is this song not in the top 10? , its on of my ALL-TIME favourites. Come one people this song deserves more votes
A song I probaly rate higher then the average Maiden fan.

For mine it's an extremelty catchy tune which I love singing along to.


[Newest]Great lyrics should be in top 10

44The Legacy
Easily my favorite Maiden song. I consider this the Hallowed Be Thy Name of new Maiden. It so poetically tells a story of war and death. Almost creepy in the beginning, but around 5:40, Bruce begins slaughtering with powerful vocals as the rest of the band supports him with killer riffs and beats.

We seem destined to live in fear
And some that would say Armageddon is near
But where there's a life while there's hope
That man won't self destruct

Why can't we treat our fellow men
With more respect and a shake of their hands?
But anger and loathing is rife
The death on all sides is becoming a way of life

We live in an uncertain world
Fear, understanding and ignorance
Is leading to death
Only the corpses are left
For vultures that prey on their bones

But some are just not wanting peace
Their whole life is death and misery
The only thing that they know
Fight fire with fire, life is cheap

But if they do stop to think
That man is teetering right on the brink
But do you think do they care?
They benefit from death and pain and despair
A pretty good maiden song

Every Maiden fan needs to give A Matter of Life and Death, and especially this song, a listen. Unholymotherofsatanfornicatingwithagoatandgivingbirthtosomeabomination THIS SONG IS AMAZING!

45Satellite 15...The Final Frontier
I like the powerslave song more but it's not on the list so I voted this, my second favourite iron maiden song. But this is awesome too.
When the Final Frontier was releases, I was very sceptical about the album. But this song really showed me that whatever age they are, Maiden never disappoint.

46El Dorado
Great Song. Won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance, should be higher than 29. Pretty sick rhytms and guitar riffs
Third best Maiden song ever after wasted Years and Aces High
Really awesome heavy song with a really cool intro. This song is defenetly one of their best!

Is catchy as hell and the solo is incredible. A great song of the greatest band ever! UP THE IRONS!
Great song, great opening riff/solo and extremely catchy. I listen to this at least twice a day
Vote, vote, vote! It is one of the best Iron Maiden songs! It should be in top 10!


48Stranger In a Strange Land
I highly doubt that people who have voted in here are very familiar with the majority of maiden songs. The solo in this song is fantastic and the intro riff is great too.

This song should be nowhere below top 15.
Very, very good song!
Another great song from the brilliant album Somewhere In Time!


Amazing bass solo and one of Adrian's finest guitar solos!
[Newest]This is my favorite iron maiden song and I love the trousers bruce wears in the music video.

49Can I Play With Madness
How is this not in the top ten, this is Maiden at their best


Amazing song, how is it not in the top ten.
Absolutely awesome song, purely an epic son.
What the hell?! This song should be in top ten! The solo is perfection, and the lyrics are magical. This song should really be in top 5
[Newest]46? You have to be joking! It's one of the best songs ever

50Remember Tomorrow
Love the way how this song builds up to that killer high-tempo riff.
Very underrated song this one.
Yes, underrated indeed. One of my top 3 songs of all time. This song works for people of any taste.
Remember tommorow and children of the damned both underrated both top 10s awesome smooth progressions from slow to fast
[Newest]Raw and insane from low to high and back to low in such a smooth progression set the standard and it still holds up one of the best pieces of music ever if you doubt watch on you tube

51The Clansman
Absolutely don't have clue why this is on 41RANK?! This is awesome strong song that should be in TOP ten
This song is my favourite, but I'm speaking about the live version of Rock in rio, which is really better than the original. This should be in top 10.
This song is so amazing... Especially the solos and steve's bass work... The guitars, the bass and the drums blend together to make it one of the best maiden songs ever... This one HAS to be in the top ten...
[Newest]Best song of Blaze period

Can't believe it's so far down. My first love with iron maiden - and simply the best instrumental ever.
Great instrumental from Iron Maiden's earlier days. Great song and excellent guitar.
Great Instrumental from Iron Maiden's early days. Great guitar riffs and Up the Irons!
[Newest]Song that got me into this beast of a band

53Running Free
Wow! I would have expected this song to be way higher than 89! This amazing song should be in the top 20's. Everything about this song is awesome! Like I said, this song should be way higher! You guys should listen to this song. It's worth listening to! Vote.
Wow 77, you guys are not Maiden fans if you not listen this song should be below Run to the hills, Aces High, Rime of the Ancient mariner...
78 is just ridiculous. This song should at least be in the top 20-30

Why is this at number 50? This song is amazing.
What? Fantastic song! 51?!

This has to be way higher. Maiden's one and only true ballad. It's brings tears to my eyes every time. I'd argue that this is Maiden's most underrated song.
One of Iron Maiden's many masterpieces. Great ballad and an amazing live performance on Death on the Road. Up the Irons!
This song is awesome great love it

I don't get it how people who listen to Iron Maiden don't appreciate this song which is the pure essence of metal music.
Definitely without a doubt deserves to be in the top 10 songs of this list. The ridiculous goodness of this song is extremely under rated.
Uh... 86? I hate everyone...
[Newest]One of their best

57The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Brilliant song that is about an extremely mundane subject- Long distance running.

Love the chorus 'Runnn onnnnnnn and onnnn run onnnnnn and onnnn the lonnnliiineoss of the loonnnngggg diotaaannccce ruunnnnnerrrrrr'


Greatest intro ever! Plus it's a great vocal performance by Bruce (as always).
This song is ace. So underrated. One of their fastest and underrated songs. The opening is addicting and most of it is instrumental. But it delivers some legendary stuff!

A less serious iron maiden time, a little disappointed that this is so far down the list, gotta love prowler! Gotta love Iron Maiden!
Come on guys, this song kicks SO MUCH ass! Why is it so low down, this is a travesty!
Grt song.. So deep down here... Was searching all the way down here..!

59Different World
this one THE MOST AMAZING iron maiden songs I've even heard. I really recommend it to you all!
I think this is the Beast of Iron Maiden songs. It has an amazing riff guitar and nice lyrics. LISTEN IT FIRST! Very recommended for you all
Actually I don't like Heavy Metal songs, but this song can change my feeling and make me like it. I LOVE IRON MAIDEN m/ m/ m/
[Newest]Song got me into metal! Amazing brutal yet melodic riffs.. Awesome video as well.

60Genghis Khan

61Flash of the Blade
It's so expressive and brilliantly fast song! Amazing guitar playing! I do like it!
Overall one of the fastest songs by iron maiden and some of the best guitar playing of all time
For me the most underestimated song of MAIDEN! It is simply EPIC!

62Mother of Mercy
This is a soon-to-be iron maiden anthem, it's that divine! The amazing intro, the spectacular build-up and finally the godly chorus plus the epic latter half of the song make it one of iron maiden's best songs not only from Final Frontier but also of all time. In fact, it deserves to be a metal legend compared with hallowed be thy name and the trooper; and I'm sure it will be one.
Also, get El Dorado, Satellite, The Alchemist higher because they all are insane songs from the highly rated album Final Frontier.

63Heaven Can Wait
I know this is cheating, but it is just really hard for me to choose just one from these 2 masterpieces, I love them both! (who doesn't? ) Do I like Stranger In A Strange Land or Caught Somewhere In Time? I love them, but if I had to choose, I would choose Heaven Can Wait and Alexander The Great instead.
59? Seriously? I thought this was their second greatest song after Rime.

64Still Life
Very, very awesome song! Another great song from the awesome Piece Of Mind. In my opinion this song should be in the top 20's at least. I love the beautiful solo in the beginning of the song! The whole song is just kickass! Should definitely be higher than 68! Please vote.


Another awesome song from the awesome Piece Of Mind album! I think Still Life should be a little higher on this list. At least in the top 40.
How the heck is this so low? One of their best songs, in my opinion.
I agree stunning song. Builds to horrific climax. Great example of maiden's intellect and use of light n shade. Must be in my top five...

People have clearly never heard this song. It's a pity so many songs that are worse than this song make it to the top 20. This is easily one of the most catchy iron maiden songs. Needs to be higher up or the metal gods won't be pleased.
This song should at least be in the top 20! The riffs in the song are brilliant! It's the best song on the Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son album!
THIS SONG IS AMAZING! Opening the best album from Iron Maiden (Seventh Son of A Seventh Son).
[Newest]Yep this song should DEFINITELY be higher. One of they're most underrated songs, the intro gives me goosebumps

66The Nomad
Simply unbelievable song. A very powerful, epic composition. Anyone who loves Iron Maiden (especially the newer, more complex stuff) will love this song. My favourite song by my favourite band! The instrumental part on the middle is just breathtaking. This masterpiece needs to be much, much higher up the list.
THE NOMAD IS... I think the 3rd maiden song I listened to.
I'm going to say this: there are so many EPIC! Maiden songs in my head right now that it's hard to actually choose one song from all of that... But this song is just speechlessly incredible

67To Tame a Land
I love this song! It's one of the best on Piece of Mind. It's got a great solo and the vocal performance from Bruce Dickinson is just great!
64?! Come on, this one of the best Iron Maiden songs ever, great begining, great bass, guitar, everything!


68Only the Good Die Young
This is an awesome song! A very underrated track. One of the best from Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son! Too bad they never played this live though. I think it should be a little higher on the list.
I love Only The Good Die Young! One of my favorite Iron Maiden songs of all-time! I think it should be at least in the top 30's.


Very good song of Maiden. My favorite. Brilliant! Great Guitar riffs to play and great to listen from begin to end.
Too Underrated!

69The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
This song should be way higher it is an awesome song should be switched out with rime of the ancient mariner a matter of life and death is one of their great albums
See, I like the most the Iron maiden songs that talk power and the ones that have epic guitar, here's my top ten.

1. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
2. Hallowed By Thy Name
3. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
4. Deja Vu
5. Dance Of Death
6. Powerslave
7. Aces High
8. These Colors Don't Run
9. Phantom Of The Opera
10. The Trooper
This song is underrated. It is the best song in the world, and it always will be!
[Newest]Iron Maiden in its best, contemporary guitar distortion & air raid siren

70Face In the Sand
This song rocks! Gotta love the pedal beat in this song that starts in the beginning and goes on entire song!
This is such an underrated iron maiden song.
Can't believe it was not in the list
[Newest]How os this so low!

71Mother Russia
Only intro is enough for this song to be in top 10
This song is in the 85th place? Unbelevable.
This is the song that made me love iron maiden.
My first iron maiden song.

72Out of the Silent Planet
I can't believe this song isn't in the top 10! Aces high is my favorite song and this has gotta be my second favorite
This is an incredible song! It should really be in the top 10, the chorus is absolutely amazing
Best Maiden Song Ever! Should for sure be in the top 10. Brave New World Owns!

[Newest]Catchiest tune of any Maiden song

73Lord of Light
This song is absolutely amazing. Adrian displays probably the most powerful Iron Maiden's guitar riff in many years. Besides, the dark lyrics really make you think about the non-sense of the war. Brilliant song.

74Deja Vu
A truly underrated song! Could be one of their best the song, well written vocals are awesome... Fans give this song a try is awesome... UP THE IRONS!
Feel like I've been here before... Feel like I've been here before... Great song... One of the best! I don't understand why this song is not in the top twenty!
The fact that one of my favourite Maiden tracks stands at #71 is a testament to how many great tunes this band has
[Newest]Are you kidding me?! This song is as good as Wasted Years. I'd put it on 11th place. You should listen to this.


75Prodigal Son
Prodigal Son is one of the most underrated Iron Maiden songs ever! Bring it up! This song's awesome. I think it should be in the top 30's in my opinion. Please vote!
I love this song. Should be way higher! Probably the top 20's. This is one of the best songs on Killers in my opinion.


How one the greatest band in the world pays hommage to another greatest band called Genesis...

76Back In the Village
So sad this is down here, one of the best songs of powerslave: also great album
Awesome song, awesome riff. One of my favorites. Maiden just has so many great songs but it doesn't belong this far down!
Are you joking me? This is one of the greatest riffs in any iron maiden song!

77Coming Home
This is very underrated song.. its got to be one of maiden's best songs ever...
This song simply HAS to be placed higher. If this song were there in powerslave or some other famous album people would be raving about it. But no because it's from a new album, people think it's not that great. Even el dorado, mother of mercy - all awesome songs that have to be in the top 25 at least.
Just love it - my personal favorite from "The Final Fortune"

78The Prophecy
Hey PEOPLE!? Are you crazy?! Listen to Intro, main riff, lyrics, and the way how Bruce sings it. Very powerful, touching song with strong lyrics. The outro is also wonderful.
This one is 89th?! - IT'S NONSENSE!


Most people consider this the worst track on Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son. In my opinion, this song is one of the best on the album and one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs. The Prophecy in my opinion should at least be in the top 50. The solo is pretty awesome! VOTE NOW!
A really good and a really underrated song! One of my favorites from Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son! It's too bad they never played this live at all. Whatever... The song is awesome and that's all it matters to me.

79The Man Who Would Be King
Why isn't this in the top ten. The best maiden intro ever. Just amazing! The way it builds up and then the ending which is just beautiful. "Far far away, the man who should be king"
Amazing song, the intro is epic

80The Ides of March
Even if it's an instrumental it shouldn't be down here. This is a very good song, it should be in the top 30.

81Sea of Madness
Had to vote for either this, Drifter, Moonchild, or MITRM as they are the ones that are placed criminally low on this list. Vote them up folks. Up The Irons!

82Burning Ambition

83The Pilgrim
Best Iron Maiden riff
Very unappreciated song

84No Prayer for the Dying
The quality of the recording sound of this song is amazing. The sound of iron maiden in this title album is totally different from their previous album. The sound is raw, clearly visible yet freshly energetic & powerful as if you are listening this inside the recording studio while they play this on one take. I totally like the sound of nicko mcbrain's drum in this song. This song deserves better ratings than this!

85The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
I think that this is their most underrated song. It's got catchy guitar riffs, it is well written and it has beautiful melodies with the guitar lines and the vocals. In my opinion, this is their most beautiful song and is also my favourite.
What?!? This song DESERVES to be right up there with the best! The solo @ the end is pure epicness... Too bad most of the people don't think so... Quite simply one of their best songs.
In my opinion an easy number one! Love the lyrics, the interesting cord progression at the start and the sublime outro section.
[Newest]One of my favorite Iron Maiden songs. I consider it one of Bruce's best vocalized songs. Very deep lyrics and a lot of emotions involved. An epic song!

86Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
How is this not number 1? This has a great buildup to it, a beast solo, and the lyrics 'Bombers launched with no recall, minute warning of the missile fall. Take a look to your last sky, guessing you wont have time to cry" will stick with me forever. Serously people get with the program here! VOTE NOW!
Just Brilliant! Great Guitar riffs to play and great to listen from begin to end.
Too Underrated!
By far Iron Maiden's most powerful song;it should at least be in the top 10, seriously, why are the best songs always underrated?
The lyrics, riffs and the construction are all fantastic!
136?! Incredible... why not vote this song?! For me it's on the top 10.

87Die With Your Boots On
Some of iron maidens greatest most underrated songs are way down the list, this one should be top 50


94? Huh? The part where it kicks in half way through is one of the best bits of any Maiden song
This is one of the best ronMAiden songs ever

I'm still one of the only one who doesn't think this is a filler on NOTB but rather the best song on the album.

89Look for the Truth

90Age of Innocence

91Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)

92The Fallen Angel
Brave New World is their best Album and this is one of their best songs!

I love the lyrics, this is truly an IRON MAIDEN song. I just can't stop listening to it. It is a must listen.

93Chains of Misery
85! No way! This is an epic song, and always will be. It may be basic, but its a very catchy tune and you will never get bored of it.
There is a madman in the corner of your eye? Guys give this man a little surprise. At least in 20!

94Total Eclipse
Total Eclipse is a very underrated Iron Maiden song. It's also pretty cool as well. In my honest opinion, this song is one of the better tracks on Number Of The Beast. I think that Total Eclipse should be top 60 at least. Should be higher than 117. Please vote.
People comment about how great NOTB is when they've probably only heard three songs: the title track, Run to the Hills, and Hallowed. This is one of the many hidden gems on the album. Invaders also deserves a little more respect
Just listen to it and you'll see that it really rocks.

95The Mercenary
What its doing down here... guys listen to these song... its magnificent, awesome and these song worth to in top 30 at least... just have a look to these song... its really worth listening..


This should be in top 5. Listen to it sounds like early Maiden great song
91?! This song is awesome and has an incredible solo!

love the riff brilliant live better than the studio
Sanctuary is a fun and very catchy song in my opinion! It should definitely be higher than 93rd place.
Sanctuary is number 100? That is absolutely absurd. It has the craziest bass and its a perfect example of how a simple riff can be turned into a masterpiece

97The Alchemist
The alchemist is the ultimate Maiden song! It totally rocks! I love it! It is so good! Like no maiden song I've ever heard! I really love it! Come on people! It should at least be in the top 20! Up the Irons! Maiden For life!
In my opinion the best song

98Childhood's End
A really, really beautiful with a heart-piercing message. The guitar-work is exceptionally good, while the chorus is so memorable. It's a pity this song is overlooked because the album is not one of the best. Give it a listen, it will skyrocket to the top 30s for sure.
It's a very well done song that shouldn't be at the very bottom, but it shouldn't be at the top either. One of Maidens good songs
I love this song more than any other Maiden song. Every band always has that one songs which just stands above the rest for only you, and in my case, it's this one. It just hits me on another level than most music does.

The song is called DRIFTER. Not plural.

The closing track from their 2nd album is definitely the most underrated Iron Maiden song.
What a great tune. Go play it right now and turn up the volume.
This song is horribly underrated. Here's my top 10:
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name
2. Drifter
3. Aces High
4. Fear Of The Dark
5. Dance Of Death
6. The Trooper
7. 2 Minutes To Midnight
8. Prowler
9. Killers
10. Brave New World

100Lord of the Flies
Great song

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