Best Rage Against the Machine Songs


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The Top Ten

Killing in the Name
killing in the name should be no. 1 4 sure! the solo kicks ass! this will be the best 4eva of rage against the machine!
the solo is awesome 4some. this deserves #1
this song is beast. way better than bulls on parade. the solo is awesome!
[Newest]The song build up gives the listener loads of suspense and the style and tone of the song really shows the way that this band likes to play. In addition, the song really shows what Rage Against the Machine is capable of.

2Bulls On Parade
it just is #1.
love "Killing In the Name" as well, but this runs home with it all
tom morello is just amazing. very powerful guitar and bass
this should be no. 1 because it kicks ass
[Newest]Best riff I've ever heard, and I listen to a lot of metal

3Guerilla Radio
I'll have to be honest. I don't actually like killing in the name that much. I mean, it's a good song, but it's just really repetitive and it gets kinda boring after a while. By the way, whoever called guerilla radio on testify gorilla radio... You're just stupid -_-
Listen to the lyrics... Its deservant of a top 2 spot. It's just awesome, whether you like or dislike the band, you have to agree that this song is a masterpiece.
[Newest]I'm really hoping that was spell check that turned it into gorilla road for the bomb track guy. This is a great song. And it deserves where it is on this list.

4Know Your Enemy
Where is "vietnow"? That song is awesome.
Ah well, this song is just as good so it's got my vote.
Especially at 27-39. That is music at it's finest.
It all comes together in this song: excellent bass, tight drums, outrageous vocals and Tom Morello's incredible guitar skills. It has a devilish rhythm, incredible energy, and the lyrics exemplify what RATM is all about. In short: it rocks.
Everything in this song is perfect head to toe. The cool effect ridden intro followed by one of the best Rage riffs. Melody and lyrics are fantastic. The backing vocal bridge is just great and the groovy solo is easily one of Morellos best.
[Newest]Of course Killing in the Name is number 1. Just because it's the anthem. But overall I'd say that this is one of the best songs ever written. Riff and Verse are so awesome, and the last kick in is just of of this world an just makes you wanna jump.

5Wake Up
Not only is this an explosively political song that attacks the entire system, but the lyrics are of superior quality even for Rage Against the Machine's standards. Not to mention the rhymes throughout the entirety of the track are some of the highest quality of any Rage song. Put simply, this is sick.
From the vocals, to the complicated guitar riffs, to the sheer emotion and passion in this song, it is the best RATM song out there. You can just feel Zack's emotion as he screams "WAKE UP" at the end of the song.
This is Rage Against the Machine's most political song for sure, and the music really goes along with the message.
[Newest]"Fist in the air in the land of hypocrisy! "

6Sleep Now In the Fire
"so raise your fist and march around"<<it fills me with a great power and courages, this song is totally kick me out of the sofa.. just play it loud.
Always forgotten this song. People tend to listen to the first album and extract from that. Much better than most of their other tunes.
Hard to choose because they have so many brilliant songs but that riff! That riff man.


[Newest]Amazing Riff, in my opinion one of the bests by Tom. It has to be in the top3!

7Bullet In the Head
How is this not higher? This song is amazing. And lyrics are killer!
And the guitar! The guitar man
Genius, simple as that. The guitar sounds like nothing I've heard before or since.
Has always been will always be my favorite song. I use to make my boyfriend play this on his base.
[Newest]Best song they made killing in the name of is a bit overrated

So mant catchy guitar riffs in one song... should be in the top 3 for sure
Why is this song so low? It should be much higher in rating.
I agree to all y'all. Rage makes good tunes
[Newest]This is easily their best song

Testify and Renegades of Funk should both be higher up. Killing in the name of and Gorilla Radio should be 1 and 2.
Who controls the PAST, now controls the FUTURE! Simply awesome...should be 4th at least
Very Nice bass line.
Should be just a little further up
[Newest]This song is so good that it makes you want to punch a politician in the face.

10Calm Like a Bomb
The guitar, the bass, the drums, the vocals, everything's amazing.! Who can forget the solo!
I'd have to say that Killing in the Name is probably the best, but I voted for this song due to the fact that a no. 7 ranking is far too low for one of the best RATM songs.

Feel the funk blast!
Hands down the best part of the Matrix sequels. Sure they sucked, but this would be the best part of the original too.
[Newest]Matrix reload soundtrack is amazing

The Contenders

Legendary song for this band and rock in general. Should be number #4 or #5 at least! When this song kicked of the releases for their self-titled album, there was NOTHING remotely like it on the radio waves. We need to pay tribute to this band and this particular song for bring heavy music to the mainstream.
This song is godly! Definitely #1 to me. Tom's pure metal, fused with Timmy C's heavy bass accompanied by Zack's badass lyrics, pulled together by Brad's half rock/ half hip-hop beats, make this song undeniably awesome!
Listen to it every day this song is kick ass from rocha lyrics to morello wawa great
[Newest]Rise bomb track rise!

12Renegades of Funk
This song should be considered in so many teachings of music because of its range from one genre to the next.

This makes people want to be, or wish they were, musical.
Just an unbelievable song unbelievable cover... Made it their own
This is the song that got me into RAGE and made me want to here more of there music. The Bass The Drums the Singing and Tom Morrello on the guitar is spectacular

13Born of a Broken Man
Very tough choice, especially seeing as every single Rage Against The Machine (in my opinion) is absolutely incredible. Although there's something about this song I just prefer over others, I can't quite put my finger on it though, its just an amazing song!
The Calm lead up, the explosion of thundering Riffs and the stomping of Tom and Zach's feet when the riffs are played just makes this song cool. Above cool.


Love rage against the machine, and if I had to pick my favorite, it would be this by far. The guitar riffs and lyrics are amazing. One of the best

14Take the Power Back
The bass in this song is so awesome, definitely Top 5 for me
Best Rage Song. Unfortunately they didn't play it on their last shows.
Yes, it should be on the top 5
[Newest]Best bass line I've ever heard

15Fistfull of Steel
Are you kidding me? This is definitely my favorite rage song. It should be top 5. It has great vocals by Rocha and the beginning of the song is just sick. The solo is awesome. This is such an under rated song. And if the vibe was suicide Then you would push the button But if ya bowin' down Then let me do the cuttin' Yeah! Come on!


16Down Rodeo
The sliding on the neck of the guitar is amazing! The drum/bass solo at the end really sets this song apart from others!
By FAR one of their top 10 songs! How the hell was this not listed up there
These people ain't see a brown skinned man since their grandparents bought one

17How I Could Just Kill a Man
One of Rage's not so well known songs, still stands as an epic in my books. Of course off the great Renegades cover album.


This is one good song people yea!

18People of the Sun
no matter how many times I play this song I just want 2 bang my head
Coming back around again!

19Pistol Grip Pump
This is one of the greatest RATM songs! Why is it so low down in the poll?

How is this not in the top 10?! Hell this might be their number 1! The lyrics are phenomenal, Tom Morello's guitar playing is fantastic, and the whole song itself is a masterpiece!

21Township Rebellion
The main riff makes this such a powerful song! Morello's guitar playing in this song is just impossible to get out of your head
Wicked song. Great main riff. One of the best Rage Against The Machine songs ever made.

22Wind Below
WAAA! This should be at least top 5. How the guitar in the background is just like doo dooo doo! Awesome!


23Tire Me
This song has to be in the top 10! With killer bass in the and awesome lyrics! This song won a grammy for the best metal single in 1997!

24No Shelter
This is the the national anthem of the USA. Not officially, obviously, but factually. It explains the evil, the distortion and the cause of confusion. It doesn't hate on the USA, it hates what the nation has done with its power -- what we have let it do.
How is at 40? Seems like this is their most underrated song, seeing as how it's not featured on most top 10 lists for RATM songs... Definitely my favorite
How is this #36?! This is an awesome song with lyrics that are in my opinion 100% true!
[Newest]Underrated song... Should be top 5.

This is the only RATM song that I dislike. I absolutely hate this song

26Ashes In the Fall

27Maggie's Farm
Heard Maggie's Farm on the end credits of "The Other Guys" movie, it was the best part of the film. Even non-fans would like this track along with Killing in the Name.
How is this not higher? It's really unique compared to their other songs and the lyrics are killer. Easily in my top 3 and.
Not a song composed by the band. Bob Dylan made it good. But Rage made it better.


28F*** tha Police
This is the best cover song ever made. Profanities are awesome. The rock version is so much better then nwa's
Killing in the name definitely earnes #1, but just wanted to vote for this because this is the only rage song my boyfriend knows so...

29Mic Check
I have no idea why nobody likes this one. Its in my opinion by far the best they made. I'm just sad now.

30The Ghost of Tom Joad

31Microphone Fiend

32Settle for Nothing
This is a beautiful song both lyrically and musically. It is soft but very dark.
Almost grunge in my opinion

33Year of the Boomerang
Meaningful lyrics. Immaculate instrumental performance.



35Born as Ghosts
Amazing lyrics and the solo is great! Not my favorite rage song but should be up in the top 20.

36War Within a Breath
This song is definitely one of their best songs

what man num 38?

38Without a Face
Dope bassline, classic rage lyrics are awesome. should be so much higher and the solo is killer! Wicked song

39I'm Housin'
I can't believe one of the 5 best Rage Against the Machine songs isn't even in the list!

This is off The Crow soundtrack and I'm honestly staggered it's not on here! Brilliant song...

41In My Eyes

42Roll Right

43Voice of the Voiceless

44New Millennium Homes

45Beautiful World
Come on, this cover is maybe not typical RATM but it still kiks ass

46Darkness of Greed

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Updated Sunday, April 26, 2015

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