Top Ten Alice in Chains Songs

The Top Ten

1 Would? Would? Cover Art

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

The main singer Layne's voice is just plain awesome and it has a lot of meaning into it.

2 Man in the Box Man in the Box Cover Art

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?

I used to like Would? More but nothing slaps harder than Man in the Box. Awesome song

3 Rooster Rooster Cover Art

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

Wow. It's a very dark song for the war veterans who suffered from PTSD. I can't believe those soldiers are getting killed for fighting for their own countries. Why do we live in such a cruel and violent world filled with hatred?

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

This is probably their best song, it's an awesome dark and serious song.

4 Nutshell Nutshell Cover Art

So simple and powerful. Even though Chains has a good number of great songs, Nutshell has to be the best of them all.

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.

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.

I don't like to chose the best songs of an artist's, especially the ones I highly respect and endlessly love, It's not easy for me to play favorites, but I can't help but notice how Nutshell stands out from AIC entire repertoire. 'If I can't be my own, I'd feel better dead'..simple genius. Much softer from 'the usual' Layne' vocals, yet so him..This song is not only conceptual for its time, this masterpiece is toped off with endless emotions. You just can't help it, you literally feel the pain Layne was going through! 'Love. Hate. Love' is very similar in that retrospect for me.. 'Would? ' and 'Man in the box' and many others are definitely showcase of Layne's unmatched singing ability, but 'Nutshell' is a very compact yet absolutely fullfilling combination of what made him who he was - incredible talent, emotions, pain and his demons that we feel every time we listen to his voice.

5 Down in a Hole Down in a Hole Cover Art

This song makes me miss real music We need Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP, Soundgarden back!

One of their greatest songs ever, just a really beautiful sad 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

my favourite, always makes me cry, so beautiful, so sad... Layne we miss you!

6 Them Bones Them Bones Cover Art

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.

Excellent song. Great harmonies in the chorus, chugging, heavy guitar riffs during the verses, awesome, catchy odd time- it truly has it all!

Excitement! Just the music for Grunge lovers who wish to have superb harmonies, guitar riffs par excellence and a philosophical bent making us all a bit UNEASY.

7 Angry Chair Angry Chair Cover Art

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.

This has always been one of my favorites. Everything about it is just amazing. Alice in Chains really is one of the greatest bands in the world.

8 No Excuses No Excuses Cover Art

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!

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

9 I Stay Away I Stay Away Cover Art

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.

My favorite song of all time. It has so many different genres of music wrapped into one song: acoustic, grunge, metal, and orchestral elements all make this completely unique. The lyrics are beautiful and Layne' Staley's voice has never sounded more powerful. Amazing.

10 Heaven Beside You Heaven Beside You Cover Art

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

The Contenders

11 Rain When I Die Rain When I Die Cover Art

I love every song on this album and facelift as well but this song has always been a personal favorite of mine. Bad thing no one can make good rock music like this anymore

Amazing song lyrically and musically. Very underrated song.

The harmonies on this is incredible you could really feel the pain in laynes voice

I voted for this, but really, can any one song be picked to be the best from this amazing band?

12 Love, Hate, Love Love, Hate, Love Cover Art

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.

The best vocal performance by the great Layne Staley. Beautiful solo too.

13 Dam That River Dam That River Cover Art

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

14 Again Again Cover Art

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.

This should be in top 10. Are people stupid or what? This is just purely amazing

15 We Die Young We Die Young Cover Art

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

Heavy, intense, short and sweet. this was alice at their energetic peak.R.I. p mike and layne!

16 Rotten Apple Rotten Apple Cover Art

So far, this is the best AIC song I've heard. The vocals are perfection and so is the music.

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

17 Junkhead Junkhead Cover Art

This song isn't as popular as Would? But it's definitely better most people just don't know.

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.

18 Bleed the Freak Bleed the Freak Cover Art

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 absolute peak of grunge, almost impossible to fault, right down to the guitar solo. Would is amazing, but Bleed the Freak is #1 in my opinion

19 Sea of Sorrow Sea of Sorrow Cover Art

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!

Should be at top ten, best jerry's solo ever!

20 Got Me Wrong Got Me Wrong Cover Art

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

Perfect song, great guitar pieces

21 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

This should be in the top 5 without a doubt!

22 Dirt Dirt Cover Art

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.

This should definitely be TOP 10. One of the best AiC songs!

23 Grind Grind Cover Art

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.

The sheer disrespect that this isn’t even in the top 10

24 Check My Brain Check My Brain Cover Art

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!

25 Sunshine Sunshine Cover Art

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.

Sunshine is my favorite from AIC. The chorus is haunting, guitar and bass are sublime, and Layne and Jerry have some of their best harmonies in this song. Definitely at least deserves a higher place.

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