Top Ten Most Badass Songs

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

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

2Killing 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! )

3Enter Sandman - Metallica

4Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

5Ace 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

6Bodies - Drowning Pool

7We Will Rock You - Queen

8Beat It - Michael Jackson
How is it badass? I mean, it SOUNDS cool but it's a song about knowing when to run from a fight. Bad is BADass. I mean, it has half of the word in it's title.


No one wants to vote for others

9Headstrong - Trapt

10Back 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

The Contenders

11Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine
Baby above has small dick

12Man 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.

13Ladies and Gentlemen - Saliva

14I Wanna Be Bad - Willa Ford

15Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

16Objection - Shakira

17Rumors - Lindsay Lohan

18Human Nature - Madonna

19Symphony No 9 - Beethoven

20Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
This is beyond badass its bad to the bone!
Do you people know what "badass" means? Try listening to this song.
Definitely this is the definition of the term "badass".

21Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas

22A New Level - Pantera
Madonna at #11 and Pantera at #15? You gotta be kidding' me


23F*** 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.

24Crazy In Love - Beyonce

25Ride 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

26Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers

27Come as You Are - Nirvana
Because even though he says he doesn't have a gun, you know he really does.

28Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses

29Chop Suey! - System of a Down

30The Four Horsemen - Metallica
The best the best Metallica song on the planet and will always be
How the hell did some these songs get on the list. Come on crazy in love by beyonce is not bad ass. This song gots one kick ass guitar solo by the way.

31For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Bass intros cliff burton all the way
Just pure raw badassery!

32Radioactive - 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!

33War Machine - AC/DC

34Juke Box Hero - Foreigner

35Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

36Badass - Saliva

37Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

38E-Pro - Beck

39Space Truckin - Deep Purple

40I Drink Alone - Bob Seger

41XXX For You - D'erlanger

42Totalimmortal - AFI
''sometimes I swear that I can hear, the taunting of the voiceless ones''
definitely the most badass song ever


43Master of Puppets - Metallica

44House of the Rising Sun - The Animals
Classic! The origins of the old folk song are interesting. The Animals brought the song to the masses with their version and did it right!

45Justify My Love - Madonna

46Intuition - Jewel

47Bag It Up - Geri Halliwell

48Bad Boy - Cascada

49Drink It Down - L'Arc~en~Ciel

50Rockstar 101 - Rihanna

51Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy

5225 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

53Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

5416 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six - Tom Waits

55Do It Like a Dude - Jessie J

56Too Close - Alex Clare

57Take a Hint - Victoria Justice & Elizabeth Gillies

58God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash

59Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine

60Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother

61Horse Pills - The Dandy Warhols

62Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

63Boom - P.O.D.
Get up and get crankin

64Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode

65I'm a Slave 4 U - Britney Spears

66Outrageous - Britney Spears

67Never Again - Kelly Clarkson

68El Nin-Yo! - Tata Young

69As One - L'Arc~en~Ciel

70Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

71Welcome to Chicago - Kill Hannah

72Slaves and Bulldozers - Soundgarden

73Cell Block Tango - Chicago

74Mon Amour - Shakira

75Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

76Amazing - Kanye West

77Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

78Big Gun - AC/DC

79Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Classic. Overused at some sporting events but still a classic.

80Kiss It Goodbye - Nickelback

81I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
The dirty guitar riff and Iggy's voice make this the most badass song out there.

82Song for the Dead - Queens of the Stone Age

83Halo - Soil
Bad-ass / go crazy / get in the zone workout or walk up song

84Dragula - Rob Zombie

85Last Resort - Papa Roach

86All American Nightmare - Hinder

87Rock Is Dead - Marilyn Manson
One of the greatest rock songs by one of the greatest rock bands/artists ever in music history. Rock On!

88God's Hands - Deftones

89Korea - Deftones

90Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
How is this not on the list?

91Indestructible - Disturbed
"It gives you superpowers"

92Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top
Some of these people don't know the meaning of badass, I mean imagine dragons, seriously?
They have always had that badass biker dudes way about them!

93Barracuda - 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

94Catch Hell Blues - The White Stripes

95You'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!

96We Are the Champions by Queen

97Ich Will - Rammstein
Most badass songs ever

98The Message from Dr. Light - The Megas

99Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

100I Drink Alone - George Thorogood and the Destroyers
When it comes to badass, these guys just have it and Thorogood's voice just tops it off!

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