Top 10 Anthemic Rock/Metal Songs

The Top Ten

1 I Wanna Be Somebody - W.A.S.P. I Wanna Be Somebody - W.A.S.P. Cover Art

WASP don't get a whole lot of respect, even in metal circles, but they sure did know how to come up with an anthem. - truckturner

2 I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister Cover Art

You might prefer "We're Not Gonna Take It", but I give this the slight edge. - truckturner

3 Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi Livin' On a Prayer - Bon Jovi Cover Art

Bon Jovi really did have a good formula going for many years for anthemic songs like this. - truckturner

4 I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper I'm Eighteen - Alice Cooper Cover Art

Every 18 year-old ever can relate to this one. - truckturner

5 Shout It Out Loud - Kiss Shout It Out Loud - Kiss Cover Art

KISS had several big anthems, this is the one that comes to mind first for me. - truckturner

6 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio Rainbow In the Dark - Dio Cover Art

RJD himself wasn't keen on it, but it sure as hell resonates with fans. - truckturner

7 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Cover Art

Dedicated to disenchanted, disillusioned delinquents everywhere. - truckturner

8 Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row Youth Gone Wild - Skid Row Cover Art

Just try to NOT sing along to this one. - truckturner

9 It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) - AC/DC It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll) - AC/DC Cover Art

I have to confess I find the song overrated, but it's undeniably a popular anthem. - truckturner

10 Rocket - Def Leppard Rocket - Def Leppard Cover Art

The funny thing about this one is that it's basically all nonsense. Just a bunch of band names that the boys were influenced by, plus a few references to rockets and satellites. And it's brilliant. - truckturner

The Contenders

11 Balls to the Wall - Accept Balls to the Wall - Accept Cover Art
12 Metal Health (Bang Your Head) - Quiet Riot Metal Health (Bang Your Head) - Quiet Riot Cover Art
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