Top Ten Greatest War Songs


The Contenders: Page 2XW

21Mama - 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. - Keenan

I agree it is the best song from a soldier perspective

V2 Comments
22In The Army Now - Status Quo

One of the most underrated songs of all time!

23War Ensemble - Slayer

Definitely should be a little higher. This song talks about how politicians se war as a kind of game, sort of like "Masters of War" by Bob Dylan, but the lyrics "Sport the war! War support! The sport is war, total war, where victory's really massacre/survival..." really do protest the brutality of warfare in general and how we don't seem to care about soldiers dying in battle.

24Child In Time - Deep Purple
25Glory to the Brave - Hammerfall
26Through 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... ;-(

2721 Guns - Green Day

No is the Best, but is a great song

V1 Comment
28Gears of War - Megadeth
29Indestructible - Disturbed

This song deserves to at least be in the top 10 Evan the top 5. Such a shame people don't recognize great music!

This song should be at the top of the list, and it wasn't even on it period! What a shame. "i'm an indestructable master of WAR! " come on it doesn't get any better than this...

30Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
31The Mercenary - Iron Maiden


32Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater RevivalV2 Comments
33The Day That Never Comes - Metallica

Awesome, I think it's actually better than One. This song took me by shock when I first heard it. If this was on... And Justice and One was on Death Magnetic I reckon they would swap places on the list.

One my my favourite metallica songs from the awesome album Death Magnetic, The video for this is just pure epic!, if you havnt heard it YOU SHOULD! - dragon13304

34Last Man Standing - Hammerfall
35Soldier Side - System of a Down

This is one of the only songs that clearly depicts the sadness of war. This song puts me on the verge of tears. - Potato1029

V1 Comment
36Big Business - Sidney Duane Helmer

Go out and buy this song and think about being a grunt.
THEN think about War Profiteers.

V1 Comment
37Jimi Hendrix - Machine Gun
38Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

On the music video the background singers for the chorus are Vietnam vets. Very emotional.

If you know about the Vietnam War, then this song might make you cry.

Great song... And its pretty straaight forward eather than using symbologg

V1 Comment
39Never Walk Alone...A Call to Arms - Megadeth
40Masters of War - Bob Dylan
PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Best Songs On 30 Seconds to Mars's This Is War Top Ten Anti-War Songs Best Songs by the Band War Best Songs From Five Finger Death Punch's War Is the Answer Top Ten Songs That Have the Word War In the Title

List StatsUpdated 5 Dec 2016

1,000 votes
100 listings
8 years, 113 days old

Top Remixes (7)

1. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
2. Civil War - Guns N Roses
3. Khe Sanh - Cold Chisel
1. Us and Them - Pink Floyd
2. Iron Maiden - The Trooper
3. One - Metallica
1. One - Metallica
2. War Pigs - Black Sabbath
3. Iron Maiden - The Trooper

View All 7


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.