BABYMETAL are a Japanese pop/metal vocal and dance group, which was created as a subunit of the idol group Sakura Gakuin, consisting of three teenage girls; Su-metal (lead vocals, dancing), Yuimetal (backing vocals, screaming, dancing), and Moametal (backing vocals, screaming, dancing). They've become a hit because of their extremely unique and catchy sound which fuses j-pop and heavy/extreme metal. They essentially find a way to make it sound both heavy and "cute" at the same time. They've even attracted the attention of well-known metal artists such as Matt Heafy (Trivium), Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth), Kirk Hammett (Metallica), and Michael Amott (Arch Enemy, Carcass, Spiritual Beggars), having been seen in photos with each of the four. They released their self-titled debut album earlier this year, which consists of the singles they released from 2011-2013, their b-sides, and 3 new songs. They won me over with their music, and I'm here to make the list.

The Top Ten

1 Megitsune Megitsune

The singing in this song is just amazing! The instrumental work is really catchy. And in the middle of the song, there's a great breakdown that would make you want to bang your head until it falls off! - MetalFoREVer1228

The voice of SU in this song especially on the chorus is just so powerful

To me: Below are the ranking based on each category :
Best song ever produced : Megitsune
Best Dance performance : Catch me if you can
Best solo performance : Akatsuki
Best Head Banging song : Headbanger
Best Peace song : Ijime Damei Zettai

The song is awesome and better than Justin Beiber's Baby. Hmm, I wonder how the song will when Justin Beiber sings it. Oh why do I need to start it will suck anyway. The song was totally epic.

2 Head Bangya!!

Catchy, but stays true to the metal genre. Watch the live video and the ending is actually pretty neat. Even if you're against the cute dancing aspect, it's still a great song.

I love the melody, especially in the middle where it gets really brutal but abruptly turns calmer.

As the title suggests, it's a real headbanger of a song. The music is very reminiscent of Children of Bodom in my opinion, and the vocal performance is, dare I say, kawaii as hell! - MetalFoREVer1228

3 Ijime, Dame, Zettai Ijime, Dame, Zettai

IDZ is a perfect demonstration of everything that makes BABYMETAL awesome. Incredible vocals, outstanding choreography, mind-blowing instrumentals, and extremely meaningful lyrics with an important message (No More Bullying Forever). Throw in the fact that it opens with a Wall of Death, and this is easily their best song in my opinion.

I really don't think you could beat this song. Seriously, it's too epic. Song of the year even, maybe. - Dorito

Their best song. Instrumental on point and good lyrics. Hope BabyMetal continue like this.

My Personal favourite song, this song is about bullying

4 Road of Resistance

Queen Su joins the chat.
Moses leaves the chat.

This song is powerful and uplifting while at the same time being insanely fun to listen to. It's one of the few songs I would give a perfect ten out of ten to, and that's completely disregarding the fact that it also introduced me to DragonForce.

Awesome guitars. Most heavy tan any other Babymetal song.

5 Gimme Chocolate!!

Christan "the ignorant" grant, this is a song made for fun. These girls are teenagers, you can't expect them to make songs about politics, war, or experiences because they don't have any. Lighten up, will ya?

I can't believe people call this crap metal how is it metal they are singing about Chocolate which is TOTALLY something a metal band would do (Sarcasm) - christangrant

This is better than everything beforehand on this list in my opinion.

This is so catchy and fun... I love it! - wrests

6 Iine!

This one is a lot more poppy and techy than their other ones. Shifts from techno, then to a cute little hip-hop section, and immediately into a brutal breakdown! - MetalFoREVer1228

Best song in my opinion

7 Doki Doki ☆ Morning

"Doki doki morning" is the best song "babymetal" offered...

Another kawaii metal masterpiece! And I believe this was their first single ever. - MetalFoREVer1228


8 Karate

Tops all the BM songs and perfect dance mix showing off their cute karate skills also.

The opening riff is godly. I swear, the Kami band does not get enough credit. But then the chorus is incredible. This song really is a masterpiece. - Dorito

Not as hyper as Gimme chocolate but a good strong set of drawn vocals and backing guitars. Definitely a song that makes me want to slow roll.

The chorus is everything

9 Akatsuki

Hail to the Queen! Su-metal's voice really shines in this beautiful song

Akatsuki DAaaa!

This is a truly majestic power metal song. The guitar work in the song is amazing, the drumming is on point, and Su-metal's voice is absolutely mesmerizing. She's just 16, and she's already a better singer that the majority of literally almost every female singer today. Incredible song. - MetalFoREVer1228

You guys are amazing... I really like you guys

10 The One

The Contenders

11 Babymetal Death

The opener to their album and a b-side to the Ijime Dame Zettai single, this is basically their "theme" song. The only vocal performance there is are the chanting of "Hey! " and the three girls each saying their stage name followed by a unanimous "Babymetal desu! ". I like it because it's one that would really get a crowd pumped for the rest of the live set and because the music sounds really Arch Enemy/old In Flames-esque. Great song! - MetalFoREVer1228

My mistake. The chanting in the song is actually the band's name being spelled out. It took literally forever for me to get that. - MetalFoREVer1228

12 Catch Me If You Can

Awesome melody in the chorus. really nice nu metal sound with a very good homage to classic slipknot. it's a super fun and catchy song with overall their BEST dance routine of all their songs, and represents all the members well. and like a BABYMETAL song should do, it has the PERFECT mix of kawaii and metal. My favorite BABYMETAL song and one of my favorite songs of all time!

This riff reminds us metalheads of old school Slipknot. Pretty good song.

Sound like slipknot 'sic'

13 Tales of the Destinies

I love how they put a little of The One in here to make it sound a little peppier and then a techno piece in the middle. The piano at the end is the most beautiful part, though.

14 No Rain, No Rainbow
15 Awadama Fever

Accompanied by the most mesmerizing dance moves in the history of dance.

16 Rondo of Nightmare

Really heavy and dark song. Almost sounds like Periphery.

I like this song a lot,
Meshuggah + Clean voice = Rondo of Nightmare.

17 Uki Uki ★ Midnight

This is the bestt

This is the most excite song of BABYMETAL. Phrase of “Climax” kills me.

18 Onedari Daisakusen

LOve this song.

19 Distortion
20 Amore

Best babymetal song in my humble opinion

21 GJ!

Hits the spot!

Its amazing

22 Sis. Anger

Black Babymetal! Brutal song

23 Syncopation
24 Song 4

I can't believe Yui and Moa wrote this. It's so cute! And it sounds really beach-like in the middle of the song with the steel drums.

25 Yava

One of the most underrated songs.. This song has one of the best choreography in every single Babymetal track.. Tune is catchy too.

Amazing choreography, Must be seen on live. Very very underrated

26 From Dusk Till Dawn

This may be a bit different type of song than other Babymetal songs. Nonetheless, it is very cool and, as the only live performance in LA in 2017 shows, the song garners such a strong momentum with slow dances and Su's incredible shout at the beginning.

Shocked that this wasn't even in the list. They only have 2 albums. Must have been a mistake, let alone this being their best song, and one of the most jawdropping songs I've ever heard. Somehow, Babymetal has pulled it off. - Dorito

27 Meta Taro

The Anime Hero we always wanted, backed by brutal Viking metal. Doesn't get any better.

Come on, who doesn't love a little bit of epic viking metal? - Juan-G

28 Kimi to Anime Ga Mitai
29 Bubble Dreamer
30 Kore Wa Chigau
31 Starlight
32 Brand New Day
33 White Love
34 Night Night Burn!
35 Future Metal
36 Da Da Dance
37 Elevator Girl
38 Shanti Shanti Shanti
39 Oh! Majinai
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1. Megitsune
2. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
3. Head Bangya!!
1. Road of Resistance
2. Megitsune
3. The One
1. Megitsune
2. Ijime, Dame, Zettai
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