The Most Badass Song

A list of the most hardcore, headbanging, and slow walking songs in history. Don't agree with the list? Vote for an existing item you think should be ranked higher or if you are a logged in, add a new item for others to vote on or create your own version of this list.

The Top Ten

1
Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
This song boosts my testosterone
Ha ha ha ha this is such an awesome song, especially 'because it beat the x factor (uk) into xmas numbuer one for 2009 (i think! )
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2Beat It - Michael Jackson
No one wants to vote for others
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3Back in Black Very Rare Version - AC/DC
Not the best song ever but cool for walking in slow motion

4Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Best song ever for the win
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5Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

6Man In Box - Alice in Chains
Love listening to this song in my car really loud. Layne and Jerry's vocals on this song are great. Never get tired of hearing this song.
Works best when you're slowly getting out of a car.
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7I Wanna Be Bad - Willa Ford Listen to sample

8Objection - Shakira Listen to sample

9We Will Rock You - Queen

I LOVE QUEEN TILL THE DAY I DIE! More specifically Freddie Mercury. And does anyone notice how John Deacon is almost always smiling?! It freaks me out.

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10Human Nature - Madonna Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Rumors - Lindsay Lohan Listen to sample

12Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
Do you people know what "badass" means? Try listening to this song.
Definitely this is the definition of the term "badass".
This is beyond badass its bad to the bone!
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13Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas Listen to sample

14F*** Tha Police - NWA
This song was seen as the start of gangsta rap, and can you get anymore badass than gangsta rap. It's such as badass song. This song expressed the feelings of millions of black people living in the ghetto and what they thought about corrupt police.
I WOULD GET IN TROUBLE SAYIN DAT
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15A New Level - Pantera Listen to sample

16Crazy In Love - Beyonce Listen to sample

17Ride the Lightning - Metallica
Come on guys!
Talking about badass things and no metal in the list! To be honest Holy wars - megadeth, Master of puppets - Metallica and Hallowed be thy name - Iron maiden should be on top 3
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18Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers Listen to sample

19Ace of Spades - Motörhead
Okay, most of the songs here are NOT what you would call BADASS... Ahead of this motorhead song of true rage as a true badass song would perhaps only be "bad to the bone" in this list..
Motorhead is definitely the greatest badass band
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20Come as You Are - Nirvana
Because even though he says he doesn't have a gun, you know he really does.
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21Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses Listen to sample

22Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Listen to sample

23Chop Suey! - System of a Down Listen to sample

24The Four Horsemen - Metallica
The best the best Metallica song on the planet and will always be
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25Enter Sandman - Metallica Listen to sample

26For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
TALK ABOUT BADASS CLIFF FOR LIFE FOR WHOM THE BELL TOLLS ow that intro...
Bass intros cliff burton all the way
Just pure raw badassery!
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27Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Radioactive's synthesis of lyrical imagery, rhythm, and suspension creates a heavy, mystical state in the mind of the listener and forms what I believe to be one of the most badass songs of all time.
This song is extraordinary, that's powerful, indicrebly badass!
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28War Machine - AC/DC Listen to sample

29Juke Box Hero - Foreigner Listen to sample

30Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson Listen to sample

31Badass - Saliva Listen to sample

32E-Pro - Beck Listen to sample

33Space Truckin - Deep Purple Listen to sample

34I Drink Alone - Bob Seger

35XXX For You - D'erlanger

36Totalimmortal - AFI

''sometimes I swear that I can hear, the taunting of the voiceless ones''
definitely the most badass song ever

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37Master of Puppets - Metallica Listen to sample

38House of the Rising Sun - The Animals Listen to sample

39Kashmir - Led Zeppelin Listen to sample

40Justify My Love - Madonna Listen to sample

41Intuition - Jewel Listen to sample

42Bad Boy - Cascada Listen to sample

43Drink It Down - L'Arc~en~Ciel Listen to sample

44Rockstar 101 - Rihanna Listen to sample

45Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy Listen to sample

4625 or 6 to 4 - Chicago Listen to sample

47Stone Cold Crazy - Queen Listen to sample

4816 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six - Tom Waits Listen to sample

49Do It Like a Dude - Jessie J Listen to sample

50Too Close - Alex Clare Listen to sample

51Take a Hint - Victoria Justice & Elizabeth Gillies Listen to sample

52God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash Listen to sample

53Horse Pills - The Dandy Warhols Listen to sample

54Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys Listen to sample

55I'm a Slave 4 U - Britney Spears

56Outrageous - Britney Spears Listen to sample

57Bag It Up - Geri Halliwell

58Never Again - Kelly Clarkson Listen to sample

59El Nin-Yo! - Tata Young

60As One - L'Arc~en~Ciel Listen to sample

61Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse Listen to sample

62Welcome to Chicago - Kill Hannah

63Slaves and Bulldozers - Soundgarden Listen to sample

64Bodies - Drowning Pool Listen to sample

65Cell Block Tango - Chicago Listen to sample

66Mon Amour - Shakira Listen to sample

67Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones Listen to sample

68Amazing - Kanye West Listen to sample

69Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees Listen to sample

70Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

71Big Gun - AC/DC Listen to sample

72Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Classic. Overused at some sporting events but still a classic.
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73Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother Listen to sample

74Kiss It Goodbye - Nickelback Listen to sample

75I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
The dirty guitar riff and Iggy's voice make this the most badass song out there.
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76Song for the Dead - Queens of the Stone Age Listen to sample

77Halo - Soil
Bad-ass / go crazy / get in the zone workout or walk up song
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78Boom - P.O.D.
Get up and get crankin
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79Dragula - Rob Zombie Listen to sample

80Ladies and Gentlemen - Saliva Listen to sample

81Last Resort - Papa Roach Listen to sample

82Headstrong - Trapt Listen to sample

83All American Nightmare - Hinder Listen to sample

84Rock Is Dead - Marilyn Manson
One of the greatest rock songs by one of the greatest rock bands/artists ever in music history. Rock On!
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85God's Hands - Deftones

86Symphony No 9 - Beethoven Listen to sample

87Korea - Deftones

88Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
How is this not on the list?
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89Indestructible - Disturbed
"It gives you superpowers"
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90Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Some of these people don't know the meaning of badass, I mean imagine dragons, seriously?
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91Barracuda - Heart
I always thought heart should have written songs about slaughtering pigs... It just makes sense musically... It's a shame that they don't
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92Catch Hell Blues - The White Stripes Listen to sample

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Updated Thursday, July 24, 2014


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