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

This is more than just a song, it's a testament of a generation born in an era of indecision, even the title suggests it.

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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?

Best hard hitting song

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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.

Very solid song. - AlicePearlGarden

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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.

To date the only song I legitimately cried to. Such a beautiful song. - Pony

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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 very sad, amazing song. I feel sorry for Layne, - Lucretia

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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!

One of the heaviest AIC riffs ever. - AlicePearlGarden

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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.. - AlicePearlGarden

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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.

Definitely my favorite. - Gruunge

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The Newcomers

? Killing Yourself

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.

I can't believe this song uses like too swear words and its explicit is beautiful. - Lucretia

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12 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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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 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

A masterpiece!

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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

For me, top 5. The vocal style works really well the song!

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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 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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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

What? Guys vote it should be higher

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19 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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20 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.

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