Top Ten Anti-War Songs

The top ten songs of any genre that focus on the terrible aspects of war.

The Top Ten

1 One - Metallica

Awesome song - bobbythebrony

2 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

This and Fortunate son! Metallica shouldn't be on this list. - gameofIceandFire

Love this one - bobbythebrony

What's with the Ozzy Ozbourne cover?

3 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
4 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Great Song - bobbythebrony

5 Born In the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen
6 War - Edwin Starr
7 Give Peace a Chance - Plastic Ono Band
8 Masters of War - Bob Dylan
9 Out In the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott

One of the best songs ever - music and lyrics.

"No color or religion ever stopped the bullet from a gun
Out in the fields, the fighting has begun
Out on the streets, they're falling one by one
Out from the skies, a thousand more will die each day
Death is just a heartbeat away" - Metal_Treasure

10 Child In Time - Deep Purple

The Contenders

11 Military Man - Gary Moore

Originally written by Phil Lynott and performed with Thin Lizzy, here Phil Lynott is a guest musician and sings with Gary Moore. - Metal_Treasure

12 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down
13 Doesn't Matter Anyway - Savatage

Great song with great lyrics "AK-47, Tomcat, F-11 hardly ever used" - Metal_Treasure

14 Poor Man's Crusade - Demons & Wizards

It's about the Crusades - "So we will slaughter in the name of Christ" - Metal_Treasure

15 Zombie - The Cranberries
16 Warbird - Annihilator
17 A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall - Bob Dylan
18 One Child - Savatage
19 Imagine - John Lennon

Governments want war instead of peace. They ultimately never gave a chance to the olive branch.

How is this not on here?!

20 Still Waiting - Sum 41
21 Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones

Why so low?

22 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits
23 Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
24 Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
25 Run Through the Jungle - Creedence Clearwater Revival
26 Unknown Soldier - The Doors
27 911 for Peace - Anti-Flag
28 Far from Home - Five Finger Death Punch
29 I Drive Your Truck - Lee Brice

His only decent song

30 War - Bob Marley
31 Gods of War - Def Leppard
32 21 Guns - Green Day
33 American Idiot - Green Day
34 Holiday - Green Day
35 Unknown Soldier - Breaking Benjamin
36 Wrong Side of Heaven - Five Finger Death Punch
37 Eyes of the Insane - Slayer
38 Flesh Storm - Slayer
39 Respect - Aretha Franklin
40 The Post War Dream - Pink Floyd
41 Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
42 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix
43 Civil War - Guns N' Roses

"What's so Civil about War anyway? " - christangrant

44 Wooden Ships - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
45 Soldier Side - System of a Down
46 Disposable Heroes - Metallica
47 1916 - Motorhead

This song made me cry.

"I heard my friend cry,
And he sank to his knees, coughing blood
As he screamed for his mother
And I fell by his side,
And that's how we died,

Clinging like kids to each other,"

Perfectly executed, with the emotional cello and military drums. - JoLeKosovo

48 Too Many Puppies - Primus
49 Us and Them - Pink Floyd
50 Right in Two - Tool
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