Top Ten Songs that Weren't as Influential as Most People Think

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1Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

I agree - this was only the beginning of doom metal and not the entire heavy metal. Doom has always been one of the smallest metal subgenres. Most of the metal songs don't sound like this song at all. So how exactly this song invented metal? (Try with Hard Lovin' Man by Deep Purple, 1970). - Metal_Treasure

Not the beginning of heavy metal, the beginning of doom metal, which wasn't that successful metal genre. And not similar to the lately metal bands' music. - somekindofaguy

2Helter Skelter - The Beatles

Just because a song is heavier than the average level by a band doesn't mean it's metal - somekindofaguy

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3Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath

I agree - Stone Cold Crazy by Queen is much closer to thrash and it came out before Symptom of the Universe. Symptom of the Universe isn't very close to thrash - thrash is a very aggressive and "angry" genre but Symptom of the Universe isn't aggressive. Ozzy sings with pain in his voice and not with aggression or anger. Besides, a significant part of the song is not metal at all, let alone thrash. - Metal_Treasure

Not the First Thrash song, only the Riff is Thrashy a little bit. Stone Cold Crazy is closer to thrash. - somekindofaguy

4Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

This song isn't the first grunge song. Not even Nirvana's first song. - somekindofaguy

The lyrics of this song is weird,hello hello hello.I don't think its meaningful - zxm

As far as I can tell, the main influnce of teen spirit was to populatize alternate rock, which I am greatful for. - RecklessGreed

5Anarchy In The U.K. - Sex PistolsV1 Comment
6Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

I agree with this, too - lyrics are part of the literature and nobody can invent a music genre with a literature genre. Amon Amarth sing about vikings but they aren't a viking metal band - they are a melodic death metal band. - Metal_Treasure

Same with Helter Skelter. Just a little expansion: just because it's about vikings, it's not viking metal. - somekindofaguy

7You Really Got Me - The KinksV1 Comment
8Caledonia - Cromagnon

It's not that popular song, but it's considered as a black metal song from 1969. It's just a heavy psych song with harsher vocals, and the guitar track isn't that fast and loud like in a really black metal song. - somekindofaguy

9Eruption - Van HalenV1 Comment
10Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I don't need to say nothing. Overrated. - somekindofaguy

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The Contenders

11Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
12One - Metallica
13Master of Puppets - Metallica
14Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
15Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
16Enter Sandman - Metallica
17Soul Man - The Blues Brothers
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1. Helter Skelter - The Beatles
2. Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
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