Top Ten Greatest War Songs


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The Top Ten

Civil War - Guns N Roses
This song is so boss. The first time I listened to it I was changed.
My favorite song ever written
In my opinion the best war song, and also one of the best of all time!


2One - Metallica
There is more to this song than meets the eye. The machine gun riffs represent machine guns, meaning the character is having vivid flashbacks of the war. The final solo represents morse code, being the only way to for anyone to help him. His vocals on "darkness imprisOning me... Left me with life in HELL" is very haunting and finally gives you a taste of the agony that he is in. This is without a doubt the greatest song ever made, hence the name "One. " Hero of war and the other Metallica songs are still awesome and amazing, but nothing can compare.


great song... it is a really great song about war.


Love this song, but never realized that UT was about war. Learn something new every day.


3Rise Against - Hero of War
This song is incredible. Tim's vocals are impeccable, and the meaning blows my mind. Such an emotional song, with out whining. Veterans of wars (mostly nam) tend to break out crying when listening to this song.


Amazing song, completely beautiful. Describes what war really is, that it's not what people really think it is. Really makes you think, too. Best war song by far, and one of Rise Against's bests.
The only heroes of war are those that sacrificed for their fellow soldiers, don't ever compare this song to that. This song is meant for politics, not patriots. As is their most of their songs, do some research!

4War Pigs - Black Sabbath
Why isn't this #1? This is by far the best anti-war song EVER
Generals gathers in their masses!
Get lost raters it should number 1
[Newest]Absolutely love this song!


5Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
Epic Song about vikings going to war... Can't get much more awesome than that
I love the intro to this song!
One of my favorites by Led Zeppelin


6For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

7Iron Maiden - The Trooper
You'll take my life but I'll take yours too!
Not only the greatest war song, but easily in the top 10 greatest song ever as well.

8Rooster - Alice In Chains
The haunting voice of Layne Staley, the heavy guitar of Jerry Cantrell, the chilling melody of this song describe with accuracy (as well as shown in the clip) the daily horror of war (the Vietnam War in this case), and the consequences that it can have on the soldiers. Truly one of the best war songs - if not one of the best rock songs - of all time.


Man, that song gives me chills, Layne vocals on a war song are just perfect, this song is really underrated, should be a classic war song, too bad so few people now of Alice in Chains, way better than the other songs on top.
Alice in Chains is such an underrated band, ugh... So much better than Metallica, Iron Maiden and others... Just listen to this music and this voice. You can't argue about this. This is epic.
[Newest]The best war song especially Layne Staley with his voice and heavy guitar playing of Jerry Cantrell make a bone chilling song. So here comes the ROOSTER!

9Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
Great and very expressive songs detailing the horrific affects of war
Well, true to the album title, it depicts both lyrically and musically the horrors of waritme.

10Zombie - The Cranberries
Not about America? Not going to make it into the top 5. And I'm American. Sad that true artistry, including the music video for this song, are not recognized by youth today.
Very good song...
Misunderstood and misinterpreted by many people
But a song against all wars in general and against the pain of the innocent!
Very Transcending one of the band's most impressive atributions I will also like to say that the singer sounds like shakira but oh well that's my opinion

The Contenders

11The Longest Day - Iron Maiden

12Warriors of the World United - Manowar

13Blood of Heroes - Megadeth

14Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel

15Disposable Heroes - Metallica
This song is what got me into heavier metal than what I was already listening to, and it's pure awesome. Back inthe front is all I'm saying
Ibelieve the song is righteous
This song is so underrated. try playing on guitar hero so much fun

16M.I.A. - Avenged Sevenfold
This song is just great... It has great riff and a 1.19 mins great solo... It deserves top 5 on the list... And everyone should check this song out...
This is the best song ever written in anger to a war

17In The Army Now - Status Quo
One of the most underrated songs of all time!

18Mama - My Chemical Romance
The greatest song from a soldiers perspective. Probably the best ever written! Listen to it and you'll agree that it deserves to be ranked higher.



19Glory to the Brave - Hammerfall

20Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce
This is a great song, and formidable in my family as the Crowner of the Most Epic Guitar Hero Player! So great, yet so impossible to play... ;-(

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