Top Ten Songs To Headbang To


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The Top Ten

Master of Puppets - Metallica
I love three days grace but this is a total headbang song


Has To Be Number 1


James hetfield, the master of "Riffs".
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2Raining Blood - Slayer
The first time I heard this song, I was just listening to the creepy rain effects, and then the awesome riff, and then I all of a sudden just started to violently headbang!
Seriously my FAVOURITE song to headbang to.
Adrenaline rush
Anyone who doesn't feel like headbanging to this song... Has some serious problems
This song gave me whiplash, that is all
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3People = S*** - Slipknot
This and The Blister Exists are the best out there to headbang, but instead of In Waves from Trivium, Put Throes Of Perdition (of Trivium too)
Just want to bang my head... And I'm not even a big fan of these guys
Makes want to jump around and beat someone up. Warning
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4It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon
I loved Bring Me The Horizon and never another Band, Amazing!
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5In Waves - Trivium
Amazing Song, makes me want to jumb and headbang, good job guys
Proper screaming. Makes you want to jump
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6Chop Suey! - System of a Down
"Wake up,
Grab a brush and put a little (makeup),
Grab a brush and put a little,
Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup)
Hide the scars to fade away the,
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable"

One of the best modern metal bands and one of the best metal songs ever. Lets be serious whether or not you heard of this song or band before ull definitely feel a whiplash on your neck after listening to this. Plus the guitar riff in the beginning is one of the best ever -- a work of art. What the song is about, probably something political like all their other songs but who cares about that. Song hardcore stuff any rocker will and probably does love.
this song is always a club favourite!, back down Hip Hop.. its mosh time!
System of a Down ; 3 ♥♥♥♥♥♥
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7Whiplash - Metallica
"Adrenaline starts to flow
You're thrashing all around
Acting like a maniac
Whiplash! "

That's what headbanging feels like
This song is about headbanging! LONG LIVE METALLICA. but how is Raining blood not in top top?


Hi pumping, hi action hi banging awesome song
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8Eyeless - Slipknot Listen to sample

9Walk - Pantera Listen to sample

10Seek and Destroy - Metallica Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
When cobain starts the screaming, its all over
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12Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine Listen to sample

13Peace Sells - Megadeth Listen to sample

14Prison Song - System of a Down
This song caused me to have a sore neck the next day after a System of a Down gig Needles by System of a Down is another good song to headbang to.
This song is not the best but it is one of the best and it is the sickest song I've ever heard.


life is simple! if you like it then say you like it! and I love this song very much!
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15Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold
An epic song, mosh or safety-headbang allowed
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16Energize Me - After Forever
Floor Jansen. 'enough said.
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17For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica Listen to sample

18Black Label - Lamb of God
I don't know what this song is doing on 10. It should be 1. Not only does it make you headbang but it starts pits and walls of death and that's like the highest peak in a metal concert.
If you like heavy metal and goin to concerts. I highly urge you to go see Lamb of God.


Probably the most brutal one from lamb of God... It should be in at least top three
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19Slayer - Disciple
go with the rythm man and you will see what I mean


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20Rein raus - Rammstein
Rammstein is german and one of the best metal bands out there. I highly suggest getting into them.


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21Die Another Day - Madonna Listen to sample

22Pareidolia - Elena Siegman

23Guns N Roses - Paradise City
Once The Riff Comes In You Have A Sudden Urge To Bang Your Head
Awesome Song!


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24Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue

You cannot EVER even begin to reach the ultimate levels of totally AWESOME that this song reaches. Get wasted with a bunch of strippers, start this song, then dial in max volume plus 5... and prepare to ROCK.
The first hair metal band that was badass and they sure as hell kicked ass


Killer song! Long live the Crue!
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25Blacken the Cursed Sun - Lamb of God Listen to sample

26Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean - Nightwish Listen to sample

27Paranoid - Black Sabbath
One of the songs that made the headbanging! Sorry but this should be second and raining blood as the first

28By Myself - Linkin Park Listen to sample

29Hell Bent for Leather - Judas Priest
should be no one many great songs arnt in the list holy wars, angel of death, bloodstone
The band that gave metal its look. Leather and studs. they are hardcore as hell


Judas Priest created the headbang.


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30Spit - Kittie
Kittie is an all chick metal band and they kick ass.


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31L'arc~en~Ciel - As One Listen to sample

32Crusher Destroyer - Mastodon
This song is just two minutes of pure badass.


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33Meet the Creeper - Rob Zombie
Rob Zombie is a god in metal and movie making.


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34Metal Health (Bang Your Head) - Quiet Riot
How is this not in the top ten? It's right in the title


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35Bring Back the Bomb - GWAR
If you have not heard of GWAR then you obviously don't know your metal. But if you have heard of them and if you have seen them, then you know where I'm coming from when I say if you plan to go see GWAR live, expect to take a shower after the concert


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36I Love It Loud - KISS
This song is a heavy metal legend should be higher to the top
rock on KISS!
The very essence of head banging
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37D'erlanger - XXX For You

38Filth In the Beauty - The Gazette Listen to sample

39Woman - Wolfmother
you've all had the urge to at least bob your head.
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40Dir En Grey - Hageshisa To, Kono Mune No Naka De Karamitsuita Shakunetsu No Yami Listen to sample

41You Live Only Once - Suicide Silence Listen to sample

42Freak - George Michael

43L'Arc~en~Ciel - Revelation Listen to sample

44Korn - Here to Stay Listen to sample

45The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth Listen to sample

46Hourglass - Lamb of God
The chorus guitar riff...!
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47Sound of Madness - Shinedown
It is impossible not to headbang to this
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48I Don't Wanna Stop - Ozzy Osbourne
if you listen to the main riff than you will not stop head banging until 2009
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49Guns N Roses - It's So Easy Listen to sample

50Korn - Trash Listen to sample

51Jailbreak - AC/DC

52Rattlehead - Megadeth
Megadeth's version of Whiplash. While I find that a lot of their songs are not very suitable for moshing or headbanging, the riffs here will break your neck.

Also how is Bring Me The Horizon N1?

53Twist - Korn Listen to sample

54The Way It Ends - Prototype
Wait for the bridge to come well see if this song doesn't make your head go up and down
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55One - Metallica Listen to sample

56Killing In the Name - Rage Against the Machine Listen to sample

57Only for the Weak - In Flames Listen to sample

58Living Dead Beat - Children of Bodom Listen to sample

59Blackwater Park - Opeth Listen to sample

60Battery - Metallica Listen to sample

61Discharge - The Gazette Listen to sample

62Indestructible - Disturbed Listen to sample

63Iron Fire - The Final Crusade Listen to sample

64Holiday - Green Day Listen to sample

65Unanswered - Suicide Silence Listen to sample

66Metal Gods - Judas Priest Listen to sample

67Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen Listen to sample

6810 Years - Try Again

69Tyrants - Immortal Listen to sample

70Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden Listen to sample

71Fast As a Shark - Accept Listen to sample

72Micro Cuts - Muse Listen to sample

73Dimmu Borgir - Progenies of the Great Apocalypse Listen to sample

74Master's Apprentices - Opeth Listen to sample

75Mouth for War - Pantera Listen to sample

76Time to Burn - Pennywise
Listen it for urself

77Keine Lust - Rammstein
Awesome song from an awesome band!
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78Alumina - Nightmare

79Carrion - Parkway Drive Listen to sample

80Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback Listen to sample

81Throes of Perdition - Trivium
That main riff is the best to headbang to. But Prison Song, People=S***, and Blacken the Cursed Sun totally deserve they're places on the list.
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82Wherever I May Roam - Metallica
Greatest riff and headbanging music
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83Metalingus - Alter Bridge Listen to sample

84Fight Fire With Fire - Metallica Listen to sample

85Dyers Eve - Metallica Listen to sample

86Caught In a Mosh - Anthrax Listen to sample

87Hangar 18 - Megadeth Listen to sample

88Madness at the Core of Time - GWAR Listen to sample

89Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit Listen to sample

90Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
this is the best song eva! I headbang to this ALL the time... I wish I had it on CD but it is on my brother's video game so I just steal that and listen to that song! love ya Three Days Grace


Woah #7? What's up with this? Usually there's just the chorus to headbang to, but just the very first notes is head-bang worthy! 3DG!
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91Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
They refer to this song as the Universal headbanging anthem for a reason haha

Even non-rock fans enjoys this classic
Take a lesson from Wayne's World!


After the guitar solo its real headbanging


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92Live And Let Die - Paul McCartney & Wings Listen to sample

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