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? 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

1
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]Best song System of a Down has ever had. Indeed amazing!
More comments about Chop Suey!

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.
BRING YOUR OWN BEER...
OR
BAKE YOUR OWN BREAD...
SYSTEM IS COMING BACK IN 2011,
WAY TO GO FOR THESE GUYS!
[Newest]This One Is A lot better than chop suey must be in number 1

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.
[Newest]Well toxicity is my favourite system of a down song so I think it should be higher


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.
probly one of my top favs

7beach77

[Newest]It's no longer my favorite System of a Down song, but it's definitely the best to me. I grew up with this masterpiece. Everything in this song is just perfect, and I don't see why Chop Suey gets all the love when this song is clearly superior. I grew up with this song, this song was my childhood, and it more than deserves to be considered the best.

Meko750


5Lonely 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]Beautiful vocals by Daron Malakian! Just love this

6Question!
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.
Amazing! So complicated its mezmerizing and hypnotizing. I LOVE IT
[Newest]It's simply versatile and has so much power.

7Sugar
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!
[Newest]Best song I have seen love it hope it is king


8Hypnotize
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
[Newest]This list is rubbish! This song should be number 1!

9Holy 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.
[Newest]The first System of a Down song I heard, fell in love with it

10Spiders
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

[Newest]Has to be the System of a Down song ever!

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]Not often do I cry to songs with such an obvious message! It is just great, sad and beautiful.

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]
Love it! So desperate and primal!

13Prison 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]Great song and awesome lyrics

Sabbath


14ATWA
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]
Great song, good melody, and heavy

15Forest
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

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.

17Violent Pornography
Should be in the top 3 definitely... It's one of the most original songs of the system... I'm never tired listening to it. Awesome.
Great song. I love to just scream out this song when I'm alone in my room, or just in a bad mood that day. This song makes me feel great, and alive. This song and Radio/Video along with Chop Suey are quite amazing. System Of A Down rocks! New listeners should start with albums Hypnotize and Mezmerize.
This one is the best in the mesmerize album after B.Y.O. B and Radio/Video, I love it very-very much
[Newest]So cool, fresh and careless. I cannot grow tired on it!

18Radio/Video
Okay-maybe this song shouldn't be number one - but it should at least be in the top ten or five
What? God, this is my favorite System of a Down, to me it should be number 1, but if not at least it should be in the top 10! DAM, this song is so awesome it always makes me dance also makes me spin and jump at the 'la la la la laa' part! POWERFUL!
Hey this really good. This deserves to be I the top 10 at least.
[Newest]Love this song! Favorite System of a Down song!

19Suite-Pee
My favorite for many different reasons, but namely for its haunting rhythm and powerful lyrics. The melody is amazing too.

Brace5

cool bass :D good shavo good job :) :DD cool lyrics and my favorite part is 1:00
Very powerful song! The first time I launched the CD I was going crazy with this song, even the breakdown is awesome!

20Roulette
ARE you ALL MAD THIS IS AN AMAZING SONG WITH GREAT LYRICS AND MUST BE AT LEAST TOP 5
Slowly song but a good song
Vote this song its better than all the songs before top 20 sure and better of question and sugar sure... How can't you vote this song its just perfect the lyrics the music
[newest]
What! This song so amazing, so why the place in 20th?

21I-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 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.

22Psycho
this song is so awesome and the bass is incredible... soad better get back together like they promised!

Okami

The live solo.. Purely epic

The solo just automatically puts this song in the top 10 list no matter what, watch the live performance of this solo by Daron.. And he does it while dancing around as well.

It's just an epic song with an epic album version, an epic live performance and an epic guitarist..

Love you Daron <3
This deserves to be in the top ten especially if you consider the live performance of it when daron does a sweet solo while dancing round the stage
[Newest]So strong, so coke, it must be in top 5!

23Dreaming
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 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 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

[Newest]I think this is one of the most powerful, sad and beautiful songs that I had ever known! I love it!

24Soil
This song is definitely one of their best songs, its verry underrated, you can't realize how how awesome this song is until you listen to it. But yeah chop suey is still their best. This should be higher on the lisi. Vote for this
Anyone who doesn't think this song is worthy of top ten hasn't listened to it
This is the song. Just the solo... my god, should be on 1st.

25Revenga
The best system of a down song is chop suey but I'll vote for this one because I think it should be way up higher on this list.
Awesome song, it deserves to be much higher on the list - top 10 at least! But System of a Down is such a great band that even their less popular songs are fantastic!
this song is freaking awesome soad 4 ever

enriquebarajasramirez

[Newest]How the hell is this all the way down hear? Oh yeah, because System of a Down are so good even their songs down here are better than most other bands

26Sad Statue
Only true fans would know this song. But after looking at this list it seems like this isn't a list for true fans of the band. Chope Suey, BYOB, Toxicity, etc. Are good songs, but they aren't System of a Down's best.
Truly a wonderful song in every right. It does not deserve to be so low on this list. It deserves a place in the top 10 along with Radio/Video who also needs to be up there. How many System of a Down songs can one say they've listened to before they can judge them all?
What the hell is Sad Statue doing so far down the list? Have to agree with the below comment, this isn't a list for true fans. Sad Statue has one of my favourite guitar riffs ever, I literally can't get enough of it. This deserves to be higher!
[Newest]Best song, by Far.

27Kill Rock 'n Roll
I don't freakin believe it! 42? this song is perfect... should be in the top ten definitely! it's the only system of a down song that I liked listening for the first time...
This is am amazing song! The range I'm it is great and it's nice and simple when you just want something easy to listen to!
Hahah well now is 27, that's someting :]

28Cigaro
Cool, in denial!
We are the cruel regulators smoking CIGARO CIGARO CIGARO

The songs rocks!

rock2metal

One of the best songs of System of a Down, heavy, fast and amazingly good. I thinks is just much better than many other songs in the list.
It criticizes the government in a very funny way. Also by having a great drums
[newest]
Why isn't this song higher? This has such hilariously addicting vocals, showing that System of a Down can be very serious with some of their songs, and have a blast with others. This is shown no better than in cigaro. I can't do this song justice, if you haven't heard it, you need to! THIS is System of a Down1

Meko750


29Streamline
Why isn't streamline in the top ten? This song is too good to be 34, its too good to be 24, its too good to be 14, and its too good to be 4. Streamline should be in the top three!
The most epic song ever written
This song has such an awesome message and should really be considered to be on the top tens list.. I mean, its true. Goodbye's are long so we need to respect this song and vote, not as good at hypnotize but good enough

Uvilla123


30Highway Song
Steal This Album's best song, besides Boom!, of course! One of the few romantics they have.
Not too known, but one of their best songs
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
[Newest]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


31Mr. Jack
This song is great! Such a great guitar part and harmonization in the verses. This song deserves a better spot, in my opinion.
Fun to play Fun to listen to and gets you pumped like nobody's buisness
Should be Top. 10 along with A.D. D and Streamline.

32Needles
How on Earth is this not higher? I've never heard main riff like that before, way better than a lot of higher tracks on this list.
Definitely System of a Down's brand of bipolar songwriting
Underrated. why isn't it on top?!

33P.L.U.C.K.
Daron and Serj both sing together in the chorus, its the best part...!
"watch them all fall down" is the best line...!
How the hell is this not higher? It is way better than Chop Suey!
PERFECT SONG, DARON AND SERJ HAD A FALL OUT ON WHO IS LEAD SINGER BUT BACK IN THE DAY THEY WERE NO FALL OUTS THAT IS WHAT MAKES A SONG LIKE THIS SO SPECIAL
[Newest]My introduction to System of a Down, a powerful song.

34Vicinity of Obscenity
This song is one of their best!

leinad0116

One of the best vocals of any System of a Down song. So diverse and unique, even for their standards. Plus John's percussion, is what makes this a damn good song.
Yeah, this is absolutely an AWESOME song by every point of view.
[newest]
Banana Banana Banana Terracotta Pie!

35Innervision
29? This song should (must! ) Be in the top ten!
I love this song! Amazing vocals everywhere, and the instumentals bust it out to where I want to go, dance, fight, then dance some more. System of a Down does not dissapoint me with this song, though, unfortunetly, it is a very underlooked one. More should listen, as I have.
What! 28? It really nust be at 12 place at least =-=

36Old School Hollywood
Daron Malakian's voice is so amazing and comforting Even though this song is #49 it is my FAVORITE. He talks about how he should of never went to Hollywood (where he was born) and that even though it is conceived as a 'popular' place there's all those "maggot smoking fags on Santa Monica Boulevard"

37Ego 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!
Really Awesome way better than Chop Suey
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

38CUBErt

39Attack
How is this so low. It's one of the best in my opinion

40Darts
Such a strange, unique and great song. WOW. I love the all of first 2 albums...

41Science
Like a dream.. I was imagine my self on the video clip..
Shavo the great System of a Down's video Clip Ever, BRAVO SYSTEM! M/
This song offers something different
How is this song not higher... It has such a great meaning and the instrumental value to it is great

42Know
This song is amazing, because it one of the most Metal songs that System has made. I love it especially when Serj screams "Know" at the end of the song.
Amazing song. Can't believe its not on top 10

43Peephole
Great song! I love the circus type of rhythm it has. Then how Serj's voice goes soft in the chorus. Such an addictive song! Love it.

44Bounce
Wow this is so underrated... It's insane. Possibly the best mosh pit song ever? Ultimate breakdown and fun as hell. It was a difficult choice (Ddevil was also a tempting underrated one). Then there's the verses which are hilariously awesome.
This is a masterpeice - the chorus has you headbanging and is just so catchy, while the lyrics, although strange are great. About the only song off toxicity that isn't political.
This is such a hilariously addicting song. I love singing the chorus, and I don't notice it when I do half the time! You can imagine the weird looks I get when I sing this...

Meko750


45Boom!
Short song but gets right to the point... Government needs to stop sending people to war!
How is this 33? This song is great and I think it has most meaning. The bottom line is money and nobody gives a **** 4000 hungry children leave us per hour from starvation whikle millions are spent on bombs creating death showers/Why must we kill our own kind? Pure genius

46Shimmy
This song is awesome! Definitely deserves to be ranked higher. Give it a listen and then vote! I think you might agree yeah
Shimmy is best :P

47Tentative
No one, no one's gonna save us now, Not even God, no one saved us
No one's gonna save us...

Where do you expect us to go when the bombs fall?

This song is so beautiful...
Why is Tentative in 50th place? This song should be at least in the top 10's in my opinion! This song is great! Where do you expect us to go when the bombs fall?
This is one of System of a Down's most underrated songs. The lyrics not only have meaning, but it provokes emotions. And of course, it has an amazing tune as well! Should definitely move up into the top 10.
[Newest]This is by far one of System of a Down's best songs. The live performance is even better than the recorded one. This should be way higher!

48Nuguns
This song is amazing guys, should be higher! The solo in this song is one of System Of A Down's best solos ever. Everything else is amazing. Should be in the top 20's. Vote!

johnpaularguelles

Nuguns is awesome! It should be higher thatn 54! The solo in the song is amazing! I think it is one of my favorite songs of all-time by System of a Down!
This song is so underrated. Nuguns is actually in my top 10 best System Of A Down songs (my opinion. ) I wish that they would play this one live someday.

49Mind
This song releases the anger out of me. It's one of the best!
It has the best music
Guitar is just legendary
Too bad it is so underrated

50A.D.D. (American Dream Denial)
Laugh out loud this is so underrated. You guys should really check this one out. You will like it if you like System of a Down.
Great song. That's Enough.
People need to turn off the radio and buy records again... this and needles are, in my opinion, their best... come on system "fans"
[Newest]The best on this list

51F**k the System
I love this song! Of course it is better when you listen to the clean version, but this song always puts me in a good mood. It is just so upbeat and awesome.
This is one of the best songs of System of a down. It talks about the pressure of the capitalist system (or just for me). It's a very deep and sticky song at the same time. It must be minimum in the top 3. This song can make me feel happy and excited, and helps me when I feel angry. It's reconfortably... Vote!
I came all the way down here just to vote for this song. Truly amazing! System of a Down rocks

52This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song
No way. How this is in 76
What?!?! This song should be number 1
3th Best Song on Mezmerize after B.Y.O.B. and Question in my opinion. No way this should be 76

BeeBlue


53Chic 'N' Stu
Are you serious? 56?!?! This song deserves at least the top 20. Its not well known but It's definitely my favorite.
Fist song I've ever listened from System of a Down
Come on? Really awesome song from Steal this Album! It should be on the list! WHAT A SPLENDID PIE! PIZZA PIZA PIE

54Thetawaves

55DDevil

56Jet Pilot
I think this is one of the best SOAD songs but too much underrated.

metalhead1

My favorite, sadly it is largely under the rader.

57U-Fig

58Suggestions
Come on guys! This song is so awesome in the way Serj shows vocal diversity in it... And AWESOME song meaning
So beautiful! I love the middle, when he sings in an oriental way. This song shows that System of a Down have so much things to bring to us.
My personal favorite. Perhaps not the best or most well known but is System of a Down to a tee. Love the singing mostly.

59She's Like Heroin
This song is pretty weird but its awesome.
WHAT. THE. HECK. This is one of the best songs from Hypnotize, and it's this low!?

Meko750

This song is just unbelivable great!
Can't understand this position at all!

60The Metro
Have any of you even heard this song? Sure it is a cover, but the cover changes the song in such a great way that it is almost impossible not to love it. Not the best song, but it is better than 60.
Why this song is here, IS JUST AMAZING
It should at least in top 20

61Marmalade
I just can't stop listening to it. It's so addictive, I Swear!

62Bubbles
This is just sad. 66!? How is it not higher!? Seriously, the best songs by System of a Down are not getting any love...

Meko750


63The Legend of Zelda
System of a Down has never played song like this
Well this song was short but its still badass, it should be in the 30s at least.

64X
How can it be 6...

65Soldier Side Intro

66Friik

67Virgin Tea

68Stealing Society
59? Should at least top 5 list the best system of a down song! I'm sure that! La la la la la la.. unique voice from serj!
This is one of the best system of a down songs there is! The contrast between the *two sides* of the song is amazing! It should be in at least the top 10!
My favorite song of all times!

69Blue
One of my favorite System of a Down songs. This should be at least in the top 20.

70Honey

71Temper
One of the best songs. Can't believe how much underrated is it

72Ginger

73Arto
Yeah, this is definitely their worst... Why must Aerials be disgraced with having this song right after it on the Toxicity album?

Meko750


74Storaged
Wow, this song just got forgotten...

Meko750


75Snowblind

76Shame On a N****

77Starlit Eyes

7836
TELEVISION IS DISGRACE.! CAN YOU BREAK UP CAN YOU BREAK UP, WILLYOULIVEINYOUROWNPACE PGDSJCJKGCKGSFJGKKJ

79War?
I'm Christian and I don't care if this song is against religion, it rocks
Honestly... My favorite! Can't believe its this low! WOW
Hardest and noisier song ever... too insane

80Pictures
Oh god, when this song gets to 1:17 I loose it. Awesome song. How is this in last place?!? I don't even like chop suey.

81Johnny
I don't know. Its just a perfectly explains human nature )

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