Best Iron Maiden Songs

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21The 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. - hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Amazing from beginning to the end. Adrian Smith's riff and solo unbelievable.

The chorus is catchy and the guitar solo is memorable.

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22Killers

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 - wolphert

People don't think of Paul Di'anno when it comes to Iron Maiden. But he delivers a fantastic vocal performance on this song, and the bass into from Steve Harris is just phenomenal.

Paul is no Bruce, but this is Maiden's best song -

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23Sign of the Cross

JUST AN EPIC SONG... AMAZING GUITARS RIFFS... AMAZING BASS RIFFS... PERFECT DRUM BREAKS... AND VERY GOOD VOCALS FROM BLAZE... BUT I LIKE THE LIVE VERSION OF THIS SONG WITH BRUCE DICKINSON AT ROCK IN RIO... JUST HEAR IT

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...

AMAZING INTRO... THANKS BLAZE

How This Song Its Not In Top TEN OF IRON MAIDEN SONGS... EPIC SONGS LIKE SIGN OF THE CROSS, RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, WHEN THE WILD WIND BLOWS, FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF GOD... THEY SURE BE IN TOP TEN... WITH HALLOWED BE THY NAME, FEAR OF THE DARK, BLOOD BROTHERS, DANCE OF DEATH, ACES HIGH, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA... COME ON VOTE IT... UP IRONS FROM Greece AND FROM ANY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD

And better with bruce in rock in rio

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24Infinite 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.

- LonelyLongDistanceRunner

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.

For me this is absolutely one of the best Maiden songs. Just perfect. I can even sing this ; )...wonder why so low in this rank.

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25The Empire of the Clouds

Proof that Iron Maiden can make epic masterpieces even after 40 years. For me, the piano inclusion was such a surprising move, but it incredibly fits in this song perfectly. 18 minutes of pure music art, pioneered by Bruce Dickinson.

The intro of this song alone is enough to send this to the top! And my god, the riff in this song is the greatest! This proves that new maiden is capable of being just as good as old maiden.

I can't stop listening to this song. 20 minutes to and from work. Just the perfect amount of time. I loved this song the first time I heard it. But the more I listen to it the more I love it.

I can't turn off this song.. It's amazing

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26Wrathchild

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

Simply amazing

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27Caught Somewhere In Time

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.

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

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?

No comments... Just listen to the instrumental bridge. Master

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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!

This is the best song I have ever heard in my entire life

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29Children 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 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!

This is one of the best of Number of the beast! This should be So much up!

Why is this so low?!? It's an amazing song

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30Iron Maiden

UNBELIEVABLE SONG. LISTEN IT. GREATEST SONG. SAME NAME BAND AND SAME NAME IRON MAIDEN'S FIRST ALBUM. IT IS A MASTERPIECE. JUST LISTEN IT.

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

The best enough said

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31The 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.

Great riff, great vocals by Bruce, great intro&outro. Just perfect.

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32Where 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! - MAIDEN4LIFE

A classic, its Nicko on the drums that does it for me. - nic1997ps3

Heavy, epic, awesome

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33Brave New World

This song is incredible! I can't believe it's not even on this list!

For me this is easily in the top 5, surpassing the likes of number of the beast and even the dance of death--and THAT is saying something because I love those songs. It really shows when a band is great, when they have so many amazing hits, it is impossible to fit everything good into a top ten, twenty or even top 25 list. Hell, even a top 100 list doesn't quite do Maiden justice!

The fact that Maiden fans can vote a masterpiece like this as only the 26th best of their songs either says Maiden fans are complete wallies - or that the band is obscenely brilliant. Or maybe both. Hmm.

One of the best songs I've ever heard

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34Strange 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! - johnpaularguelles

Just awesome it's mystical and cool

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35The 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

Only song that truly gives me the chills whenever it comes on

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3622 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!

Dear hardcore Maiden fan. If you're like me you've listened to each and every song by Maiden hundreds of times. Now think, when you're browsing for the 1000th time your list of songs, which one you would put every single time without a second thought? Yes. This is the one.

One of the best songs written by the band 6:36 minutes of heaven.I love this song my favorite Iron Maiden song! - xrpmx13

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37Can I Play With Madness

How is this not in the top ten, this is Maiden at their best - celynwelshy

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

Ridiculous, song#1 before the number of the beast

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38The Talisman

Why is this not in the top 20 :O. The lyrics and tune is brilliant!

This song deserves at least top be in top 20. Perfect lyrics and beautiful musics makes this song to be one of Maidens best.

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!

Should easily be a top 15

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39Stranger 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! - MetallicaRulezzz

Amazing bass solo and one of Adrian's finest guitar solos!

One of the very best... From one of maidens best albums

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40Be 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...

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).

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 [email protected] 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

I think it has to be in top ten!

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