Top Ten Alice in Chains Songssniktawekim
The Top Ten
No arguments here. Definitely the best by far. Classic Alice in chains. Love it. But got me wrong should be here too I agree.
YES! This song kicks ass! It has such powerful meaning behind the powerful drums and Layne's voice... Love it.
Incredible song can listen to it all day long intense lyrics which almost makes me cry because I've been through this and I have had 3 friends almost od on coke and 2 are in rehab oh yea I'm only 17
This song is so good from start to finish. But Got Me Wrong and Again should be higherV 36 Comments
How is this not number one? The tone of the song goes from high to low and high to low and the amazing guitar is based off of a talk box giving the song a much stranger yet more harmonious vibe
This is one of the best songs ever, besides being their #1. The range of the vocals alone is fantastic, not to mention the great guitar work.
This song is perfect. There is absolutely nothing else to say. How is this not number one?
Amazing vocals and guitar. Their best song! - Userguy44V 64 Comments
too much power with a great story behind it
it has a mystic kind of intro that builds up for the power that certainly copes with it
Has a great intro, and I love the effect that is used on the amplifier. I think this song made alice in chains for who they are. They might of not made it if it were not for this track
Rooster has got much more emotion than any other AiC's song. Also, the pause to power rock parts are blowingly amazing.
This is the sole beam of light on Dirt. In the verses it tells the tale of a hard man begrudgingly fighting for a cause his country’s people don’t believe in, rejected at home and under constant threat of attack in the field. Briefly, it details the kind of atruggle that was built to break a person, but the chorus decisively refuses to be broken. “He ain’t gonna die.” On an album filled with visions of death, depression, addiction, unhindered cynicism, that chorus sticks it’s fists in the air and screams for survival, if not redemption. This song if one of the more perfect artistic depictions of grit, perseverance, character, strength. It inspires.V 37 Comments
So simple and powerful. Even though Chains has a good number of great songs, Nutshell has to be the best of them all.
Only Would is better, great guitars, an incredible composition, Staley is at one of his best vocal performances here. It's a pity this wasn't included in Dirt, but we can enjoy it in the EP Jar of Flies. Classic.
Haunting harmonics layed over with guitar solos that tug at your heart strings. There's no reason this shouldn't be voted one of the best songs of all time.
I feel like this song completely embodies the dark side of grunge (it's already pretty dark, but even it has a darker side) - hughesj94V 47 Comments
This song makes me miss real music We need Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP, Soundgarden back!
Often overshadowed by other Alice in Chains' classic hits. "Down in a Hole" may not have the same signature "Alice in Chains sound" - melodic, yet sludge-driven guitar riffs, or the rumbling, murky bass lines. However, the painfully sobering emotion throughout "Down in a Hole" is as deep and as heavy as any Alice in Chains song. Layne Staley's voice and Jerry Cantrell's guitar are in perfect synch, churning out a hopeless melody that embodies the entire album in just one song.
One of my favorite songs of all time, especially the unplugged version. An beautiful masterpiece that tears me up every time I hear it
A song that displays his vocal ability quite well.V 26 Comments
Perfection. No rips. Not tears. No faltering whatsoever. High pigment song with the most achingly righteous harmonies, plus odd time, vocal intensity, great guitar solo and great lyrics, too. It's my favorite.
Such a magnificent song. Got me into 'Chains, and one of Jerry's best solos. Great harmonies too. - Jazz101
Excellent song. Great harmonies in the chorus, chugging, heavy guitar riffs during the verses, awesome, catchy odd time- it truly has it all!
This song is amazing. I love the guitars and Layne's voice. - Userguy44V 20 Comments
One of my favorite songs incredible incredible song deep distorted lyrics dark guitar riffs incredible
Such an incredibly dark piano riff and heavy guitars. Love the various melodies as well. Angry Chair, Dam That River, Hate To Feel are my top three.
It is a good song, because it teaches everyone to hate everything. If the world hated a little more we'd be in a better place.
UnderratedV 8 Comments
Grunge has always been my favorite genre: great guitar licks, great lyrics, and whatnot. But to hear a violin in the background of this song just MAKES this song what it is. I love listening to it. One of Alice in Chains's best songs. Should be in the top 10.
I just love this song, my favourite with down in a hole and rooster... tears that soak a callous heart... the music is so beautiful.
One of the best songs of all time - definitely my favorite grunge song ever created. Check it out if you don't know it - from start to finish.
Underrated and the music video is kind of creepy..V 14 Comments
Systematic drums, meaningful lyrics, haunting bass and a killer guitar solo, this great song should easily be number one on this list.
Beautiful song! It definitely got me started with this awesome band! Beautiful Guitars, beautiful bass part, beautiful (and distinctly haunting) vocals, beautiful EVERYTHING...
Smooth, like a fine scotch whiskey, amazing artistry, passionate lyrics, applicable to today's generations, the haunting sections fade into one another, such a legendary band!
Find me sitting by myself no excuses that I knowV 6 Comments
not only is this the best song... but... yeah, it's just the best.
The first time I Heard this song, I immediately loved it. It's just excellent
This song (and Nutshell and Them Bones) is just perfect.
Alice in chains have always been a bit too metal for me. This is my favourite followed by Down in a Hole and Man in a Box - Tamasa1316V 6 Comments
Amazing song! It was probably not a video and as popular as it should be cause the last 2 min of the song he just screams love hate love.
One of my favorite AIC songs... There is a video of him singing this from the 90's on YouTube... Amazing. Layne nails these powerful vocals, takes your breath away.
This is the most epic, intense, passionate song of all time! Layne's vocals are mind-blowing, his talent is raging. The guitar solo is beautiful too.
Awesome tuneV 13 Comments
I agree that this song is underrated. Jerry Cantrell tool is also underrated generally speaking. Layne Staley is also of course. However-Would & Nutshell are my one and two. But ya. Being of this generation I'm embarrassed to say I actually forgot this track. Thanks!
This song literally sends chills down my spine every time. Starts with a great bass riff, has a great acoustic feel, and a very powerful message. The self-harmonized vocals are chilling yet expressive.
It has the talk box. enough said. Also, this is one of Layne's most disturbing works. This is in my top three Alice in Chains songs, up there with Frogs and Dirt. When I hear his voice growl in this song, it sends chills down my spine
Just a beautiful psychedelic haze of guitars and visceral vocals.V 13 Comments
The harmonies on this is incredible you could really feel the pain in laynes voice
Jerry's guitar tone is absolutely incredible. The composition is perfect. This is one of the few AIC tones Jerry and Layne collaborated lyrically on. It's hauntingly beautiful.
Masterpiece, gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. How isn't it in top 5?
This song is one of my favorites by AIC if not my absolute favorite by them. It has a beautiful guitar intro followed by both their softer and heavier sides showing diversity. Just a great song.V 6 Comments
This song was written by Jerry Cantrell after Sean Kinney broke a table over his head...
It deserves at least the second place of this list!
Another one of their greatest songs. I love this one, along with many others. Alice in Chains has many great songs. They're an awesome band!
So underrated. Another vocal masterpuece by Layne.V 3 Comments
Cantrell's vocals fit very well with the instruments in the song. Different from some of their other songs, coming off a bit softer and not as "dark" of a tone.
This should be top ten at least!
This song needs to on top the list
Easily their most underrated song as sap was a small record so didn’t sell crazily. Should honestly be top 5.V 5 Comments
the lyrics are so powerful and the whole quality of the song is amazing... the chorus just makes you scream THESE STAND FOR ME... NAME YOUR GOD AND BLEED THE FREAK
This song is #1, most powerful in my opinion, no such thing as a bad one but seems like mainstream created this list, where's "junkhead"?
Nice list... but this is my favorite. I love the way Layne sings it so much, especially the version on their live album. Facelift's such a cool album, though.
The sounds the meanings the feelings... Everything about this song is just perfect.V 6 Comments
Should be on the Top ten, it's their real Message, Man in the Box may be too, but this Song sure is their Main Message they wanted to deliver, Layne was the best example for it.
This is alice on his best
This and Bleed the Freak are my favorites - bobbythebrony
AWESOME!V 5 Comments
I can't believe this isn't in the top ten. I've been listening to Alice In Chains for about a month or something and yes I've only heard "Facelift" so far. But sea of sorry, man in the box, and love, hate, love are some of the best tracks on that record!
How can you say you can't believe its not in the top ten when you haven't heard their other albums... you really should! It's a great song, only problem is, they have so many better ones!
Wow I passed the top ten and wondered where Sea of Sorrow was. I kept scrolling, and couldn't even find it on the first page! How is this number 22?
Just plain awesome! Gotta love Alice in Chains!
This is top 3 for me!V 2 Comments
Sounds better everytime you hear it.
Incredible song. Shows how well Layne adapted his vocals to suit his unfortunate demise. At least we can all agree they don't make music like that no more!
I don't really like much off the self- titled album, but this song is quite good. Not one of their best but should still be higher.
How is this not in the top 10?V 5 Comments
People must know this song, definitely one of the best!
By far their best song. This song really led me to understand the extent of Layne's addiction, and how he felt.
This song IS Layne. It speaks to me on more levels than it should, and it's pure Alice in Chains.
I agree this song is their best song, just the vocals, intensity of Laynes voice, the final stage of his life. Furthermore, it speaks to the world in it's simplicity and sound of the instruments with Laynes voice. It is the troubles of man all in one.V 8 Comments
This is a peaceful song with soul. Good meaningful lyrics. When it picks up speed it gets even better
I love Alice In Chains for their heavy dark music like Angry Chair or Love, Hate, Love, but this is my favorite of theirs because it's the only one that really transports me to a different world. It's beautiful yet draining, and Jerry Cantrell's vocals fit this perfectly. - Oh1234567890
The gem you're looking for
One of the very best songs of all timeV 8 Comments
Its an amazing song I love the starting of the song, I heard it in californication for the first time loved it since then!
If it came out on the facelift record everyone would love it, people just like to think their hardcore fans by listening to just there early material.
Great comeback.. Thumps up if you like this song.. Maybe not there best but definitely deserve in the top 5 position.. They still got it
This song is criminally underrated, such a strong and steady start on their comeback, the hook in this song is perfect, without a doubt deserves top ten status or at least top 15, we need at LEAST one high ranking Will DuVall song on this list!V 6 Comments
One of my favorite songs! This should be a lot higher than 23. I love the emotion put into this song and the guitar riffs are just haunting.
So many great songs...top 5 for me
Not the best, but really deserves a higher place.
Best line ever...One who doesn't care is one who shouldn't be.
Layne in beast mode.
Great track by Alice in Chains. Although I recommend you listen to the live version off of Live. It is a much better take than their studio effort.
So haunting, so full of bitter truth.
The beginning riff is haunting
How can it be anymore perfect?
My favorite song, I see a young boy that's thinking about a dog that's been Mis treated and the boy relates and wonders where his father is and who is looking after him when he finally calls for his mother to come for him.
Memory set me free, I relate to this song.
To me its just the most soul shaking song. Everyone interprets things differently
This is one of my all time favorites. Vastly underrated.
Fun fact, this song is about Jerry’s dead mother.V 8 Comments
I'm sorry, but my vote has to go to this song. This is the only Alice in Chains song where Jerry Cantrell used Open D tuning, and he does perfect. The whole self titled album had a really depressing feeling, but when I got here I cried, because it was that beautiful.
Very underrated, needs to be higher in this list, it has very good guitars and makes me feel good somehow, one of the best songs R.I. P Layne Staley
Weirdest emotional journey. The riff is one of my faves, it's so hard to explain! It's kinda a happy riff through a sad song which destroys you from the inside
This song deserves at least top 10.V 5 Comments
Everything about it is genius. The lyrics, the music, the vocals, the chemistry, the production. Watch Layne sing it live and your mind will be blown. Insane energy.
Simplicity does the trick on his heavy slow alice classic
This is one of my favorite AIC songs. Such a heavy tune and it just has such a dark tone to it. Gotta love this tune. - sivart
Excellent, one of their best songs, that riff is awesome!
The verse is awesome to, the staley and cantrell harmony is awesome!
This deserves at least top 10.
I have many favorite AIC songs but this is the one I always come back to.
Why is this Number 46? So much soul and power behind it.
Can't believe its not on the top of the list!
Possibly their heaviest track
This should be in the top tenV 1 Comment
I don't know if the world is going mad or what... A sure to be top 5 song of alice in chains si sitting so low I can't imagine please please listen 1st carefully and I know you will vote ty...
Definitely my favourite Alice in Chains song to listen to, but it's also a great, calm song to play on guitar if you know how. Easy, and a crowd-pleaser. Why this isn't in at least the Top 10 is beyond me!
Best alice in chains song ever don't know why this isn't in the top 10 great solo
Most underatted song of the 90sV 4 Comments
I'll admit it is my second time voting, this is such an underrated song! It has so much emotion coming from layne following his fathers footsteps.
Love the harmonies, the descending chord progression, the shifting meters.
It's way much better than the position it's stuck in
This is a great song! Especially the riifs
Great great comeback by AIC... haunting tune
Really great, listen to lyrics and tune also rhythm of the song, you will definitely recognize this
Love it! Definitely my number 1 Alice in Chains song
Simple song but brings out the best of alice in chains.. Kudos to AIC
This has to be in the top 20s at least!
New but brilliant. Loving the bass line and lead parts. Good vocals too.
Great song... should be higher
Sick and tasty riff - uziniga
This song is an absolute banger that guitar rift proves why this album is basically the sequel to Dirt since that’s where Dinosaurs are found lolol this is definitely a top 10 song, there needs to be more modern AIC tracks in the top 10, this one especiallyV 1 Comment
Must be a mistake #32?!?!? No no you mean 3 and 2 consecutively right?
In memory of Layne Staley... Deserves to be higher on the list. It shows that even without Layne Alice in Chains still is a good band.
Great song and fitting to close out the album.
Such a melody!
One of the best guitar riffs they ever wrote.
Just the bees nees
The most honest and true song ever written about dealing with the plight of addiction... Layne's sincerity in every word gives me shivers up my spine every time... Definitely should be in the top ten at least... !
Not the best but it still shouldn't be so low on the list... I really love this song and it's definitely on my top 15... Maybe even top 10
One of the best songs of Alice in Chains
It's sad to see that a lot of those people who are voting knows just a few songs and they are voting beeing unaware of great songs like this one.
I really don't know how this song is so underrated.. I'm a huge AiC fan and I love a lot of songs but this one I think is my 3rd or 4th favorite, the lyrics, the riff and the solo and on top of them Layne's performance makes this song just perfect.
MOST AMAZING SONG EVER. This, Would? , Bleed the Freak, Frogs, and Rotten Apple. Oh! Don't forget Rain When I die. You know, there's just too many favorites from the greatest band of all time.
Great song, one of the best surreal horror music videos I've seen too. (I would say Spiders by System of a Down and most Tool videos would be among the others). - MaxStickies
Awesome tune, I'm not quite sure I can put this in top 10... But it's knocking on the door.
Badass song - Kfox101V 1 Comment
Can't believe this is rated so low on the list. This song must be the most twisted Alice In Chains song ever. Layne's sterling swerving vocals just mesmerize and make the song truly remarkable...
This song is unbelievable; Layne's voice is untouchable. They didn't put any effect on his voice, it just has this miserable, aching vibrato. Amazing song, deserves to be much higher on the list
Unbelievable low rating for a song that spawned a band of the same name. Number 37, ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Anyone that watches this song from one of their taped performaces with good audio will see what I mean. Should be in the top 10!
This song is amazing! Deserves to be in the top ten without a doubt. The harmonies between Duvall and Cantrell prove Duvall can hold his own as the new Layne. The lyrics are beautiful, and the song overall is soothing, emotional, and melancholy.
What is this masterpiece doing down at 37th?! It's a shame people vote before listening to all songs, because clearly this would have been in the top 10 had people given it a try. Please, please listen to the godly riffs, crunching beat and easily the best AIC chorus before voting! You'll realize what you have been missing out on all this while!
Awesome guitar play that makes this the best! Come on guys vote. One of the best 2013 rock songs
Possibly my favourite AIC song, at the very least my favourite since Staley died, though I would rank this at least in my top five favourites. Great guitar section at the beginning, and the video is very good to add. Might have voted for Grind, but this one is far too low.V 3 Comments
Good Song. In my opinion though it fails to capture the very essence of alice in chains.
This song has almost a hurt sound in the vocals. The way the guitar slowly plays the riff as Layne asks why it has it be this way is beyond epic.
You can't ask more from a song. The misery breaks my heart, but it's the most beautiful sound. I love this song so much.
This is one of my favourite songs of all time... Not just by AIC. If the studio version is too alternative listen to the unplugged version. Both versions are perfect in my opinion but the unplugged is more easy to like.
Why does it have to be this way? Amazing song.V 4 Comments
Easily belongs in the top 20. It's on their ESSENTIAL album for a reason!
Alice in chain with sound garden and mud honey, highlight of the sap EP
One of their heaviest and darkest songs, but very awesome.
This song kicks ass and should be much higher on this list!
Too good...Deserves a higher rating
The definition of a sledgehammer riff, complimented by sharp vocals and a super eerie atmosphere.
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