Best System of a Down Songs

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

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1Chop 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!

All time favourite "Angel deserve to die"

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2B.Y.O.B.

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.

WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SEND THE POOR!?

THIS ONE'S
THE BEST OF THE BESTE SONG I'VE EVER HEARD
EVERY TIME I LISTEN TO IT I GET GOOSEBUMPS
THE VERSES ARE MIND BLOWING (actually blows off my mind... ) LONG LIVE SERJ TANKIAN
AND LONG LIVE SYSTEM OF A DOWN...

"Marching forward hypo critic and hypnotic computers! " - EpicHorrorMaster

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3Toxicity

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 - theTwister

A masterpiece a true representative of Rock. There is a lot of work in this piece. It makes the hair of my skin react.

"Eating seeds as a pastime activity..."

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4Aerials

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.

This song should be higher! This song is just pure epic, and I'd personally use this song as an example of a true Metal masterpiece. The song starts with a clean, but epic guitar intro. Then, the distortion come in along with Serj Tankian's awesome vocals, creating a haunting melody. On the second chorus comes Daron Malakian's higher-pitched vocals making the song even better. After the second chorus, the song gets really heavy and epic. This song is truly a legend among every rock genre. For anybody who's new to System of a Down, listen to this song. You'll never regret it.

Simply the best System of a Down has to offer. This and Soldier Side gives me goosebumps.

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5Question!

So amazing the best song ever written

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

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

- CaptainComedy17

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.

I can't find a better adjective than "EPIC" for this song! The best part is the ending... It seems as if the song's gonna get over peacefully BUT... As it is a trademark of System of a Down they blast out in the end...

The best song on earth

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6Sugar

THE KUMBUCHU MUSHROOM PEOPLE SITTING AROUND ALL DAYYYYYY! Perfect song to scream when your angry - ozlacs

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!

Let your Mother pray!...

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7Hypnotize

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.
Enjoy-----
Alexandre

Amazing song

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8Spiders

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. - NorwegianWood

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 - NorwegianWood

The vocals alone should propel Spiders to the top 3, not even to mention the bass guitar, guitar and overall intensity build-up.

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9Lonely 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

Best song of System of a Down for me!

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10Holy Mountains

Such beautiful instrumentation combined with Serj's haunting vocals... VOTE FOR THIS ONE DANG IT!

you cannot vote other song before listening to this one first. its epic, it defines soad

This song is awesome. A lot of stuff from hypnotize/mexmerize and toxicity should have been in there. Deer dance, prison song, Shimmy, Science, Needles, Forest, and ATWA should totally be here, in addition to Tentative, U-Fig, Dreaming, Attack, RadioVideo, Revenga, Cigaro, etc. Boom, Spiders, Streamline, and IEAIaIO would also be cool. And Soil should be #2, after this awesome combination of Middle East tonality, haunting vocals, amazing lyrics, grooving bass, insane drumming, great guitar, and an overall awesome buildup of true music.

Amazing song, really awesome vocal work and one of my favorites by System of a Down

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11Soldier Side

This song almost made me cry, and has some of the best lyrics and vocals, should definitely be int top ten songs

One of the Best System of a Down songs! M/ The perfect choice to make someone a System Of A Down Fan! The Music, the vocals... Its just so Damn FLAWLESS! M/

This is seriously under rated!
its should in top 10 at least.
lyrics are great!
one of the best songs I have ever heard!

By far and large my favorite System of a Down song (combined with the intro on Mezmerize). A fantastic way to close out their legacy (at least, of course, until their album-making hiatus is over)

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12Lost In Hollywood

Easily their best song. Daron's voice, lyrics, and guitar work are incredible. This song has so much emotion in it.

For me, it's between this song and Hypnotize. This was the first song I heard from them, and I've only listened to this song from them for a long time till months afterwards I checked out more of their songs. It's ironic how I loved this band from this song in particular because it is the calmest or one of the few calm songs they have recorded, without knowing these guys almost always do angrier songs like BYOB and Bounce. Now I have literally all of their recorded songs in my iTunes and System of a Down is my go-to rock music band, all the time! Even after listening to all of their songs or maybe 98% of them, this one, along with Hypnotize which I heard eight months afterwards, is still my favorite song of System of a Down, all rock, and arguably one of my favorite songs out of all genres.

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

Daron's Voice Is Awesome.

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13Forest

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

It's great. Builds up.

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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.

It's a very funny and awesome song, enough said!

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15ATWA

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!

This and deer dance are their best songs

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16Mr. Jack

This song is great! Such a great guitar part and harmonization in the verses. This song deserves a better spot, in my opinion.

Should be Top. 10 along with A.D. D and Streamline.

The chilling intro to this song makes it worth it, and it gets heavy later on. But this song totally deserves a spot in the Top 10. - NuMetalManiak

Just a awesome song should be much higher on the list - dbsbrownell

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17I-E-A-I-A-I-O

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 System of a Down 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.

I can sing all the lyrics

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18Deer 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...

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

This songs has the ability to combine ridiculously heavy metal and a beautiful melody.

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19Highway 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. - Meko750

When all the music drops except for that one guitar riff, and Serj whisper/sings "our days are never coming back," that makes me cry. AWESOME SONG!

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20Dreaming

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. - Meko750

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.

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!

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