Top Ten Alice in Chains Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Would?

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

By far best song..❤

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2 Man in the Box

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! - Userguy44

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3 Rooster

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.

Easily there best solely based on the lyrics and story it tells.

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4 Nutshell

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) - hughesj94

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5 Down in a Hole

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.

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6 Them Bones

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!

Come on this is one of the most legendary of their songs

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7 Angry Chair

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.

Underrated

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8 I Stay Away

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..

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9 No Excuses

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...

Best song by AIC. Although it was a tough pick between this one and "sludge factory" what can I say.. They're all AMAZING

Find me sitting by myself no excuses that I know

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10 Love, Hate, Love

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 tune

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The Contenders

11 Heaven Beside You

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.

Unique tune.

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12 Rotten Apple

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.

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13 Rain When I Die

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?

It just rains when we die...

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14 Dam That River

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!

Heavy stuff from there best album, Dirt

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15 Got Me Wrong

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.

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16 Bleed the Freak

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.

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17 Again

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.

Top 5 in my opinion for sure. Not even a question.

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18 We Die Young

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!

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19 Sea of Sorrow

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!

There must be a sea of dumb asses voting here. How can anyone call themselves a self-respectice AIC fan and not have this song in the top 10. With fans like these, no wonder Layne commited slow suicide.

20 Don't Follow

This is a peaceful song with soul. Good meaningful lyrics. When it picks up speed it gets even better

The gem you're looking for

Only 1% votes? This should if been played on unplugged and it should be on their best of album - Sabbath

One of the very best songs of all time

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21 Check My Brain

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

Very underrated song! Should totally be in the top 10.

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22 Junkhead

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.

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23 Dirt

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.

Not the best, but really deserves a higher place.

So many great songs...top 5 for me

Best line ever...One who doesn't care is one who shouldn't be.
Layne in beast mode.

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24 God Am

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?

25 Sunshine

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.

I just discovered this song and it's my favourite AIC song now! *-*

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26 Over Now

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.

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27 It Ain't Like That

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

28 Grind

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.

29 Sludge Factory

Why is this Number 46? So much soul and power behind it.

Can't believe its not on the top of the list!

This should be in the top ten

One of the best songs of aic, I love the unplugged version.

30 Brother

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 90s

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31 Hate to Feel

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

32 Sickman

This has to be in the top 20s at least!

33 Your Decision

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

34 Stone

New but brilliant. Loving the bass line and lead parts. Good vocals too.

Great song... should be higher

Sick and tasty riff - uziniga

I just love it! L o v e :D

35 A Little Bitter

Must be a mistake #32?!?!? No no you mean 3 and 2 consecutively right?

36 Black Gives Way to Blue

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!

37 I Can't Remember

One of the best guitar riffs they ever wrote.

Just the bees nees

38 Hollow

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.

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39 Get Born Again

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 - Kfox101

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40 God Smack

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!

41 The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here

Good Song. In my opinion though it fails to capture the very essence of alice in chains.

42 Choke
43 Right Turn

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

44 Confusion

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.

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45 Nothin' Song
46 Head Creeps

Fantastic

47 A Looking in View

This song kicks ass and should be much higher on this list!

Too good...Deserves a higher rating

48 Take Her Out
49 Private Hell

Best from the BGWTB, and one of the best AIC songs!

50 Phantom Limb

The definition of a sledgehammer riff, complimented by sharp vocals and a super eerie atmosphere.

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