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

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! )

2Beat It - Michael Jackson
It's pretty awesome but Bad is more badass. I mean, it has half of the word in it's title.


No one wants to vote for others

3Back in Black Very Rare Version - AC/DC
Come on think of a time when something badass happened and back in black wouldn't work.
Not the best song ever but cool for walking in slow motion

4Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Best song ever for the win

5Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine
Baby above has small dick

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.

7I Wanna Be Bad - Willa Ford

8We Will Rock You - Queen

9Objection - Shakira

10Rumors - Lindsay Lohan

The Contenders

11Human Nature - Madonna

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!

13Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas

14A New Level - Pantera
Madonna at #11 and Pantera at #15? You gotta be kidding' me


15F*** 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.

16Crazy In Love - Beyonce

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

18Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

20Come as You Are - Nirvana
Because even though he says he doesn't have a gun, you know he really does.

21Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses

22Chop Suey! - System of a Down

23Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

24Radioactive - 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!

25The Four Horsemen - Metallica
The best the best Metallica song on the planet and will always be

26Enter Sandman - Metallica

27For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Bass intros cliff burton all the way
Just pure raw badassery!

28War Machine - AC/DC

29Juke Box Hero - Foreigner

30Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

31Badass - Saliva

32Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

33E-Pro - Beck

34Space Truckin - Deep Purple

35I Drink Alone - Bob Seger

36XXX For You - D'erlanger

37Totalimmortal - AFI
''sometimes I swear that I can hear, the taunting of the voiceless ones''
definitely the most badass song ever


38Master of Puppets - Metallica

39House of the Rising Sun - The Animals

40Justify My Love - Madonna

41Intuition - Jewel

42Bag It Up - Geri Halliwell

43Bad Boy - Cascada

44Drink It Down - L'Arc~en~Ciel

45Rockstar 101 - Rihanna

46Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy

4725 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

48Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

4916 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six - Tom Waits

50Do It Like a Dude - Jessie J

51Too Close - Alex Clare

52Take a Hint - Victoria Justice & Elizabeth Gillies

53God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash

54Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine

55Horse Pills - The Dandy Warhols

56Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

57I'm a Slave 4 U - Britney Spears

58Outrageous - Britney Spears

59Never Again - Kelly Clarkson

60El Nin-Yo! - Tata Young

61As One - L'Arc~en~Ciel

62Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

63Welcome to Chicago - Kill Hannah

64Slaves and Bulldozers - Soundgarden

65Bodies - Drowning Pool

66Cell Block Tango - Chicago

67Mon Amour - Shakira

68Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

69Amazing - Kanye West

70Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

71Big Gun - AC/DC

72Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Classic. Overused at some sporting events but still a classic.

73Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother

74Kiss It Goodbye - Nickelback

75I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
The dirty guitar riff and Iggy's voice make this the most badass song out there.

76Song for the Dead - Queens of the Stone Age

77Halo - Soil
Bad-ass / go crazy / get in the zone workout or walk up song

78Boom - P.O.D.
Get up and get crankin

79Dragula - Rob Zombie

80Ladies and Gentlemen - Saliva

81Last Resort - Papa Roach

82Headstrong - Trapt

83All American Nightmare - Hinder

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!

85God's Hands - Deftones

86Symphony No 9 - Beethoven

87Korea - Deftones

88Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
How is this not on the list?

89Indestructible - Disturbed
"It gives you superpowers"

90Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Some of these people don't know the meaning of badass, I mean imagine dragons, seriously?

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

92Catch Hell Blues - The White Stripes

93You're Gonna Pay - Jim Johnston
Song for those who were bullied in School, University or Job for all the bully's... This is gonna by your judgement day!

94We Are the Champions by Queen

95Ich Will - Rammstein
Most badass songs ever

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Updated Sunday, February 01, 2015

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