Top Ten Best Nine Inch Nails Songs


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21 Reptile Reptile

This has to be one of the best songs Reznor has ever created. Vocals are practically perfect, lyrics are incredibly sinister and creative, and the instrumental is amazing, and perfectly compliments the tone of the song.

A lethal example of Reznor's creative brutality, anger, and innovative use of sounds. It's some seriously sinister stuff.

HAHA 78th? Not to mention The Downward Spiral isn't even on this list

Truly amazing. There is just something so wonderful in it's darkness.

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22 And All That Could Have Been And All That Could Have Been


Are you kidding me?

This is an easy top 3! Give it a listen please!

How Trent Reznor manages to impact so deeply with such simple lyrics is a thing to think about.

Hey, this is one of the best NIN songs.
Awesome lyrics; really soothing stuff!
Should definitely be in top 5!

It disappoints me that this song doesn't get more attention, it was the only brand new actual song on still. Maybe it could've been a single?

This song never really got it's payoff.

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23 Last Last

What? this song defines NIN. It's filled with intense anger, screams, and lots & lots of hatred. Metal at it's best.

The metal performance is unbelievable.

One of their heaviest songs, this needs to be up higher!

This song is AWESOME! Amazing Voice

24 Came Back Haunted Came Back Haunted

An awesome song that gets stuck in your head and wont get out! Definitely the best song off Hesitation Marks!

I'm glad he came back period. Industrial music needs to come back haunted...

25 Getting Smaller Getting Smaller
26 Kinda I Want To Kinda I Want To V 1 Comment
27 The Great Below The Great Below

Why no song from The Fragile? This is for me the best song they ever wrote, though I like a lot The Downward Spiral.

Hey guys what, that's the one of the best, should be in top 10. Vote for it

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28 You Know What You Are? You Know What You Are? V 1 Comment
29 Sin Sin V 1 Comment
30 The Big Come Down The Big Come Down

The Big Come Down is not only the best song on The Fragile, but the best song Trent Reznor had ever released up until that point in time. The synths, the guitars, the aggressive vocals. Just listen to it. It is an underrated gem in Reznor's discography.

31 Sanctified Sanctified

All I have to say is this song should be moved up at least in the top 20. If not then it should be in the top 15

The bass line is great. The moment you play this song makes you feel badass and you just want to slowly headbang like saying "i'm cool and you are not". Is it odd?

32 Just Like You Imagined Just Like You Imagined

One of the most powerful instrumentals there ever is. An amazing combination of pain, anger and madness. Truly deserves top 10 ranking.

Deserves a much higher ranking...definitely!
Absolute pleasure to listen on headphones...powerful instrumental bliss

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33 Discipline Discipline

This song opens with a standard Nine Inch Nails drum track but really launches itself into a crescendo of power and emotion with the repetitive guitar and dancing piano, interspersed w Reznor's backing vocals and pleading chorus. 5 stars, 2 thumbs up.

This song is completely underrated deserves more recognition

This song is porn especially the live version

34 Down in It Down in It

Amazing! How is this so low! One of his best, both lyrically and instrumentally.

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35 Heresy Heresy

Incredible sound matched with great lyrics. A perfect song in my opinion.

This is basically a better version of Closer

36 Capital G Capital G

This song is definitely my favorite. Has good beats and it's not super slow. Really good song. Vote! - ilymetallica

37 Echoplex Echoplex

I must have listened to echoplex about 500 times before I got bored of it!

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38 Copy of A Copy of A V 2 Comments
39 Beside You in Time Beside You in Time
40 The Fragile The Fragile

This song is in my top 3 from the Fragile, which is my favorite album of all time.

"I wont let you fall apart! "

Such a powerful line that I can relate to.

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