Best Iron Maiden Songs

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1Hallowed 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!

The only song that should be mentioned with this song is The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

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2The 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
UP THE IRONS FROM FINLAND!

Words can't describe the epicness of this incredible song.

This is a classic. Possibly the greatest song written by Iron Maiden.

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3Fear 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.

This song shouldn't have cracked the top 15! It's fun, the riffs are catchy, but the lyrics are written on a Junior High School Level. This song CANNOT compare with the best tunes from the first 7 album!

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4The 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!

Great moment of music

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5Run to the Hills

I think that this song rules the earth well, after god!

the solo is one of the best solos from them! - rock2metal

Loving it!
Awesome drums! Superb musicians!
THE BEST OF IRON MAIDEN!
Don't know why so far from the first place!

Just about best song ever. I've never even listened to Fear of the dark before I think. - Feirceraven

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6Rime 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.

An Opus. A Masterpiece. Excellent guitar riffs done in harmony as is the Maiden way. A rhythm that literally makes you feel as though you're on a Clipper ship crashing through the waves of the deep blue in the 1700s. A great climatic ending. Along with Phantom of the Opera and Genghis Kahn I think it's Steve Harris' most creative, complex piece of work. Should be #1 on this list.

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7Aces High

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! - fireinside96

The song that made me discover them in 1984... good lyrics, video was just like a good old war movie. Nicko's drumming is not random for a change (after somewhere in time...). Too bad Dickinson can't sign it live. In studio, the vocals were at his best with this song. Do not listen to the Live after death version please...

The opening track of an imaginary ultimate heavy metal album must be only Aces High.

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8Dance 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.

Great song... Specially those lyric... Easily it's one of the top 3 songs of Iron Maiden

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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!

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!

Based on guitar, this song probably has the best base of the century... And of course it's other instruments are also too good...
IRON MAIDEN ROCKS!

Having being introduced to Thrash Metal first, I like the intro as it reminds me of that sort of Thrash Metal feel. The instrumental breaks are phenomenal, and all in all, it shows off some of the best of Iron Maiden.

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102 Minutes to Midnight

first song I learnt all the way through to play on guitar! - robberto217

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.

Too low. This is my second favorite.

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The Contenders

11Wasted 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 ...more

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.

Just listen the the intro and the amazing solo!

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12Powerslave

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. - Cygnus2II2

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.

My favorite Iron Maiden song! I love as the drums sound, and the final vocal performance is awesome

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13Seventh 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. - LonelyLongDistanceRunner

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

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?

My 'chosen one' for best song

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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.

One of their most underrated songs, the intro and outro are just beautiful pieces of music. This song also represents the diversity of Iron Maiden, and it deserves to be higher on this list. - Koby_02

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15Blood Brothers

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!

Bruce Dickinson's vocals are amazing and everyone is absolutely at the top with their instrument! You can tell that a lot of compsosition and thought went into this song because it says almost exactly how I feel about the world today. Very expressive and excellently laid out. Great work Iron Maiden, this song I can really relate to because of the lyrics and how Bruce Dickinson states himself. This song is underrated when it really has an excellent sound to it and the lyrics are so excellently composed!

Best songs are here, at the bottom of the list.

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16Paschendale

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.
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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.

This song is my favourite epic from Iron Maiden and possibly the best of all time... But its nearly impossible to decide upon my favourite Maiden song... There's too many to choose from!

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17The 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

Don't get me wrong, Aces High, Run To The Hills, Blood Brothers, Fear Of The Dark, and The Phantom Of The Opera are all fantastic, songs, but this song in my personal list is higher than all of them, because the vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, are absolutely perfect. This is one of Maiden's best songs without a doubt, so vote up!

This song is full of energy, one of their best songs

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18Alexander the Great

Underrated song - one of the best of smith & murray's guitar solos, a really catchy and epic song - petrucci75hammet

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
Tailgunner
Mother of Mercy
Coming Home
Etc. Etc. Etc...

Educatational, enjoyable, epic.

Sublime Maiden song with a typicaly catch chorus. - LonelyLongDistanceRunner

Probably one of the best Iron Maiden riff

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19Flight 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. - onepolej

Awesome song... Great story telling... Magical! Along with HALLOWED BE THEY NAME, this is my favorite Maiden tune.

In the name of God, my father, I fly!

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20Revelations

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.

Check out Rock in Rio, 1985 version on YouTube. Best version incredible vocals real blood included

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