Top Ten Most Badass Songs

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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! )

2Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Best song ever for the win

3Beat 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

4Ace 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

5Enter Sandman - Metallica

6We Will Rock You - Queen

7Thunderstruck - AC/DC
Classic. Overused at some sporting events but still a classic.

8Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine
Baby above has small dick

9Back 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

10Bodies - Drowning Pool

The Contenders

11F*** 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.

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.

13Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

14Cowboys from Hell - Pantera

15I Wanna Be Bad - Willa Ford

16Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

17Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
How is this not on the list?

18Objection - Shakira

19For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
Bass intros cliff burton all the way
Just pure raw badassery!

20Rumors - Lindsay Lohan

21Human Nature - Madonna

22Headstrong - Trapt

23When the Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin

24Bad 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".

25Ladies and Gentlemen - Saliva

26Territorial Pissings - Nirvana

27Smooth - Santana feat. Rob Thomas

28A New Level - Pantera
Madonna at #11 and Pantera at #15? You gotta be kidding' me


29Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

30Crazy In Love - Beyonce

31Aces High - Iron Maiden

32Ride 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

33Radioactive - 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!

34Dani California - Red Hot Chili Peppers

35Come as You Are - Nirvana
Because even though he says he doesn't have a gun, you know he really does.

36Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N Roses

37Symphony No 9 - Beethoven

38Chop Suey! - System of a Down

39Hellrider - Judas Priest

40The 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.

41War Machine - AC/DC

42Juke Box Hero - Foreigner

43Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson

44Badass - Saliva

45Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

46E-Pro - Beck

47Space Truckin - Deep Purple

48I Drink Alone - Bob Seger

49XXX For You - D'erlanger

50Totalimmortal - AFI
''sometimes I swear that I can hear, the taunting of the voiceless ones''
definitely the most badass song ever


51Master of Puppets - Metallica

52House 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!

53Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother

54Justify My Love - Madonna

55Intuition - Jewel

56Bag It Up - Geri Halliwell

57Bad Boy - Cascada

58Drink It Down - L'Arc~en~Ciel

59Rockstar 101 - Rihanna

60Lovin' Every Minute of It - Loverboy

6125 or 6 to 4 - Chicago

62Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

6316 Shells From a Thirty-Ought Six - Tom Waits

64Do It Like a Dude - Jessie J

65Too Close - Alex Clare

66Take a Hint - Victoria Justice & Elizabeth Gillies

67God's Gonna Cut You Down - Johnny Cash

68Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine

69Horse Pills - The Dandy Warhols

70Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

71Boom - P.O.D.
Get up and get crankin

72Enjoy the Silence - Depeche Mode

73I'm a Slave 4 U - Britney Spears

74Outrageous - Britney Spears

75Never Again - Kelly Clarkson

76El Nin-Yo! - Tata Young

77As One - L'Arc~en~Ciel

78Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

79Welcome to Chicago - Kill Hannah

80Slaves and Bulldozers - Soundgarden

81Cell Block Tango - Chicago

82Mon Amour - Shakira

83Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones

84Amazing - Kanye West

85Stayin' Alive - Bee Gees

86Big Gun - AC/DC

87Kiss It Goodbye - Nickelback

88I Wanna Be Your Dog - The Stooges
The dirty guitar riff and Iggy's voice make this the most badass song out there.

89Song for the Dead - Queens of the Stone Age

90Halo - Soil
Bad-ass / go crazy / get in the zone workout or walk up song

91Dragula - Rob Zombie

92Last Resort - Papa Roach

93All American Nightmare - Hinder

94Rock Is Dead - Marilyn Manson
One of the greatest rock songs by one of the greatest rock bands/artists ever in music history. Rock On!

95God's Hands - Deftones

96Korea - Deftones

97Indestructible - Disturbed
"It gives you superpowers"

98Sharp 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!

99Barracuda - 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

100Catch Hell Blues - The White Stripes

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