Best System of a Down Songs

August 5, 2015 - Out of all of their amazing songs, which one is the most meaningful and deep and fun to listen to? 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

Chop Suey!
Even though the first two verses are exactly the same, the band delivers awesome instrumentals and make the song catchy enough, to a point where it doesn't even matter. Vote for Suicide (aka Chop Suey! ).
I didn't want to vote for this song because it's the easy choice, but it's the only choice to me. This song truly got me in to this band and have really loved their music ever since.
This... Is just awesome! Don't understand the naming of the song, and the lyrics say nothing about Chinese food, but other than that, the lyrics are awesome!
[Newest]Why have you forsaken me?
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Every single one of their songs is great but this one just has a little bit more of that greatness.
The chorus is just incredible. Makes me dance involuntarily. I often have to stop myself dancing in public.
[Newest]I know every one says chop suey is the best songs every but there so many better songs, I'm not saying chop suey is a bad song but there are better ones such as B.Y.O.B.
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Great song... Suggestions and streamline never get love.. But this one says SOAD in my mind
Best song by System of a Down, no quetions asked


A masterpiece a true representative of Rock. There is a lot of work in this piece. It makes the hair of my skin react.
[Newest]Don't need to say anything I guess.

Awesome song. The best part is the sitar played by daron in the last few minutes. This song has been an inspiration for me. This is surely one of my favourite songs by System of a Down. Serj tankian and daron malakian rocks! 1
This is by far my favorite song by system of a down. I don't understand what they are going for in this song though. My favorite pieces of this song are the lead guitar parts, by Daron Malakian, and the drums, courtesy of John Dalmayan.
probly one of my top favs


[Newest]This song is awesome! The intro sounds exactly like Forty-Six and 2 by Tool, but that's this song's only problem! Also, this song is super fun on guitar!

So amazing the best song ever written

It starts out mysteriously and ends awesomely
everything in the middle is nothing but stunning genius

this song is not in the right place until it is number 1


No, no, no. This song has to be number 1. It's not as well known as Toxicity or Chop Suey but it's probably even better. A thoroughly enjoyable song in every way conceivable.
Amazing! So complicated its mezmerizing and hypnotizing. I LOVE IT
[Newest]I think this song literally change my life



It was 2nd once, where it deserved to be, how have people forgotten about this awesome song?
Sugar isn't in the Top 5?! What?! I'm so surprised, Chop Suey! Is nothing compared to Sugar, in my opinion. It's my favourite track of all, and you can't help but sing along to it. Definitely deserves to be in at least the Top 3!
[Newest]My favorite System of a Down song since I was 5. Definitely the best!

This song is SO bloody addicting!
AMAZING STUFF. They make simple music but music which rocks! You guys rock! M/
A musical and lyrical masterpiece with some deep message in it.
Nice intro and powerful verses are creating are stressing the atmosphere of this wonderful rock song.
This is the most mesmerizing song of System of a Down ( at least I believe so). The tune, music and style is simply breathtaking. I wonder how these people can create such fantastic songs. I believe that it should be the second beat song after Chops Suey, which is also marvelous.
So people, Enjoy the song and try to place it in the second position.
[Newest]I don't like this song. Take Daron's vocals out and this song would be perfect.

The bass riff and Serj's vocals are so ominous and haunting, that this is one of their masterpieces. The guitar solo is also very good.


This is Soad's best song and it is amazing. It starts of soft with a powerful bassline. It eventually reaches an epic climax that is so powerful and just cannot love.
Spiders is a great SoaD song and the bass riff is just amazing


[Newest]The atmosphere of this song makes it extraordinary among the rest.

9Holy Mountains
Such beautiful instrumentation combined with Serj's haunting vocals... VOTE FOR THIS ONE DANG IT!
Songs like these are very overlooked nowadays. It doesn't matter if it's only about the Armenian Genocide, this song has so many ideas that actually show to the masses what it's like to be in a situation as such. The trepidation that radiates from Tankian's lyrics is astounding, the way it suddenly escalates from a normal run in the city to death showers on every alleyway, on every building. It's length is perfect as a song, any more would truly discourage the message from one side or another. That's the real charm of this band, y'know? They don't need to have long passages or instrumental interludes to examine their point. They're as straight-forward as possible, every lyric song just evoking another emotion from within about how society or a group of people can be so corrupt, with their dadaist style showing up in every song, whether it be about drugs, sex, politicians, or just plan terror like this one. This band is something special that will be hard to replicate, and this song is truly the cream of the crop when it comes to this charismatic 4-piece.


you cannot vote other song before listening to this one first. its epic, it defines soad
[Newest]Haven't listened to this song in a while, but I remember it being awesome!

10Lonely Day
Cool song! Such a lonely day and its mine. Awesome vocals from daron malakian and shavo odadjian
What a wonderful song. It has a tune that just sticks in your head, one which you don't mind humming all day long. And with lyrics which make sense, that people can relate too without being too technical. Ah, best song by 'System of a Down' by far.
This is one of the best songs I've listened to! A song tat bring me chills in a lonely day! This gets into the list of songs tat redefined my world
[Newest]Absolutely the best System of a Down song, showcases clear lyrics, voices and instruments. I love the band's typical sound/style, but this song is a great change of pace.

The Contenders

11Soldier Side
This song almost made me cry, and has some of the best lyrics and vocals, should definitely be int top ten songs
This is seriously under rated!
its should in top 10 at least.
lyrics are great!
one of the best songs I have ever heard!
One of the Best Freaking SOAD songs! M/ The perfect choice to make someone a System Of A Down Fan! The Music, the vocals... Its just so Damn FLAWLESS! M/
[Newest]This song is so underrated! I thought it was in the top 3, but it's the 10th. It has the best lyrics and instrumental part! It's very touching. One of the best songs I've ever heard

12Lost In Hollywood
Easily their best song. Daron's voice, lyrics, and guitar work are incredible. This song has so much emotion in it.
Beats the hell out of the rest of the rest of the top ten excluding a few awesome tracks
Such a good and emotional song. Daron's vocals are excellent but for me it's Ser's backing vocals that make the song as good as it is. Plus Pewdiepie used it as the outro for his videos
[Newest]What how is this 12th? Should be second or third after chop suey

I love how this is song is still the hard rock and uniqueness that System of a Down is known for, but 's also soft rock, too. This song is a perfect combination of hard rock and soft rock in the same song.
This song is kinda like Chop Suey! But I still think it's great
I am a huge System of a Down fan and forest is by far the best song of all the albums
[Newest]I listening System Of A Down since 2002, this the best song

14Prison Song
This song is amazing.. IT DESERVES TO BE IN THE TOP TEN! UPVOTE THIS. The beginning is the shiz! Definitely one of my favorites.
One of the heaviest songs of the heavy metal. It's amazing, even heavier than byob.
This song has the second most powerful lyrics of S.O.A.D. only losing to P.L.U.C.K. (Do you want something more powerful than to speak about genocide? ) The way that Serj sings is amazing, he mixed rap and heavy metal.
[Newest]This is definitely my favorite System of a Down song! It should be at least in 5th place!

great power of the music that can really touch one's hearth! Truely one of the best songs of SOAD
It's so emotional. It truly makes me cry. Just listen to it.
I can sing along with this song all day, and not be bored. One of their best!
[Newest]Well, this is the first song I've listened from them when I knew who they really are. This song was given to me by my love, she was/is a huge fan of System of a Down. Now she's gone, she never looked back. It's been almost a year. I miss her voice. So I decided to listen to this song and it made me cry. This song should be top 5 cause it's such a great song.

16Deer Dance
I know that isn't the best soad's music, but I vote in deer dance because I like
This song is just amazing, I love it! It has an awesome rhythm and serj's vocals just make it flawless! But still, its not their best...
Every time I get on this this song moves back on the list. This is my favorite song from them and one of their best, it desrves at least in the top ten.
[Newest]You can't stay bored on this song, it puts you in such a mood.. a DANCING mood! The beat and rhythm and amazing, should probably be in top 10

17Highway Song
Steal this Album is so underrated, to me it's just another great System of a Down album but somehow it doesn't get that much attention :/ anyways, this is probably the best song on STA
Steal This Album's best song, besides Boom!, of course! One of the few romantics they have.
THIS SONG! Easily my favorite song, not just by System of a Down, but my favorite song ever. The incredibly addicting background instrumentals combined with Serj's fantastic vocals that show how diverse he is makes for a perfect song. It may not be the best song, but it's easily my favorite.


[Newest]God this song gives me goosebumps... My favorite System of a Down song, hands down.

Pure harmony to my ears, cleaning, driving everything, just makes my hands do the beat until the beautiful chorus arrives, summing up, opening your senses, touching... The whole song is like "you run, run, run, do things - now take a look how far and where you've gone... Then you want someone to kick you out of your mind because you hate these thoughts, you can't deny... "
This song feels like a music battle. Combine Serj's powerful vocals with Daron's much softer singing, and this song is one that will stick in your head for a long time. It does get a little repetitive, but it's performed so well, you won't even notice it. Not to mention, it has quite possibly the best instrumentals in a song by System of a Down. I'd be disappointed if this didn't get top 10, but I'm not counting on it. It's just not popular enough.


This is easily the most underrated System of a Down song. It has energetic verses with great harmonies in the chorus and bridge. It is actually my personal favorite song by them.
[Newest]This is a very underrated song. The Harmonies are beautiful, but also very fast and powerful. I could listen to this song on an infinite loop and never get sick of it. And I would kill to see a live performance of this song!

19Ego Brain
Honestly, this is my all time favorite song. Ever. I don't know why it's all the way at #36 but it's my favorite. The lyrics are beautiful, guitar is awesome. The song 36 should be #36 just because that would be super ironic. Not Ego Brain, best song ever!
Awesome song, its just a shame that it isn't as known as "Chop Suey" or "Aerials". It is an underdog, so it deserves to be voted, so it can shine on the top
Really Awesome way better than Chop Suey

How can you find yourself not singing I-E-A-I-A-I-O every day after listening to this song? I find myself singing this song right before anything epics about to happen
This needs to be listed way higher! This song is yet another popularity boost that soad had. It is way better than some of the other ones before it!
This song definitely deserves to be in the top ten... To me it's better than Chop Suey and BYOB. Amazing song meaning, and if you listen to it once you're hooked. For me, my favorite part is the chorus, easy to understand, and it just plain sounds nice.
[Newest]I-E-A-I-A-I-O.. I-E-A-I-A-I-O.. WHY? Is this so low on the list?

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