Best Iron Maiden Songs

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41Be 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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42Prodigal 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 thought I was the only one that loves this song. The solo gives me chills. I'd put it in my top 15. I know it's not a head banger but wow what a great song.

Very Underrated song. The best Iron Maiden song that isn't To Tame a Land. Should be in the top 10. - ElectricCorpseSlayer

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43El 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!

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44The 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!

In my list in TOP 5 songs of Maiden. Heavy and strong...Dave rules!

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45The 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 - wolphert

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!

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46The 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' - LonelyLongDistanceRunner

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!

Riffs so legendary, the other 48 songs above it can't even sleep at night.

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47No 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..

I just can't believe this is so far down. But I understand there are so many good ones these guys have made, but I'd definitely put it at top 5.
Finally realizing there are so many different kinds of people and IRON MAIDEN has given JOY to all of them.

This is a Brilliant song and should be in Top 5

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48Dream 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. "

Best thing I have ever heard!

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49Flash 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!

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50The 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 ...more

Love every second of this song. Simply cannot get enough!

This is the best Iron Maiden song. - helpless_slug

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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).

Who's ready to start making fun of King Crimson for making a song with the same name crap compared to this Moonchild? - DarkenedBrutality

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52Running 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

I love the solo - Toucan

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53The Duellists

Incredible lyrics and melody, unbelievable this is so low on the list

My favorite Maiden Song, so much power and the twin guitars, Fight!

Hahaa 99th place, I respect all maiden fans but there are so many immature listeners, easy top 5, the vocals, the riffs, the bass, and them solos,. Been a fan for 17 years and listened to them every day this is definitely for the more mature fans

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54Wasting Love

One of the most beautiful metal ballads I've ever heard, check this one out off the fear of the dark album

One of the greatest metal ballads ever! Amazing tune, progression and voice! Can't stop listening!

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

Are you kidding me!? this should be in top 5!

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55Ghost 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...

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. - LonelyLongDistanceRunner

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

This song should AT LEAST be top 25. Tells a gripping story. Great work by Maiden again on Brave New World.

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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.

The best instrumental song by iron maiden

Song that got me into this beast of a band

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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

Love this song

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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! - ThePavkostek999

The opening riff is amazing and Bruce Dickinson's vocals are outstanding! Up the Irons!

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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.

Sadly, a lot of Maiden fans seem to forget the two first albums. Purgatory is just pure gold.

One of Iron Maidens most underrated songs.

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60Holy Smoke

136? What? I do not understand why this is where it is. It should at least be in top 20.

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