Best Alter Bridge Songs

Best songs by the American rock band Alter Bridge - hard rock, alternative metal, post-grunge...
The Top Ten
1 Blackbird Blackbird Cover Art

Unlike many top 10 best band songs lists, the number 1 is well deserved here. This song contains the best guitar solo of all time (not my opinion, the people voted that way) and the other riffs are just as catchy, especially the heaviest one. This is also the song where Myles' vocals shine the most (and he is a darn good vocalist), making this a song I could never get sick of. The meaningful lyrics intensified by the raw emotion in Myles' voice add up, with what this song, in my opinion, becomes an absolute classic everyone should hear.

What really surprises me about this list is the fact that it has many songs from the One Day Remains album. That album to me was boring and garbage. The Blackbird album is where Alter Bridge changed their style and for good reason. This song is phenomenal making it probably the best rock song of the decade. The lyrics are beautifully written and full of emotion thanks to Myles Kennedy's voice. The solo and riffing are incredibly catchy and memorable to the point of classic. This should definitely be number 1 in my opinion.

An absolute masterpiece of music. Everything from the lyrics to the music itself is dark, beautiful and epic. The tone of the song is pitch perfect from the intro to that amazing change halfway through the guitar solo. Masterpiece doesn't do this song justice.

Definitely the best song AB have ever released. Beats anything. Amazing heartfelt lyrics, one of the best guitar solos of all time, good bass parts and drum parts. It's honestly a masterpiece and it sucks that not everyone knows AB to hear this song.

2 Metalingus Metalingus Cover Art

I found out about Alter Bridge when WWE Superstar Edge used Metalingus as his entry theme. I have both One Day Remains & Blackbird Albums. Once I found out that Blackbird was better than Metalingus, I had to see for myself. Blackbird is a great song. Don't get me wrong, But Metalingus Deserves the number 1 spot in my opinion. Blackbird Is just not as catchy as Metalingus is.

Never really heard of Alter Bridge before I caught Myles on the Slash album and bought Mark Tremonti's solo album. I fell in love with Metalingus (and no, never heard it on WWE, don't watch that). It just a damn fine, ass kickin, riffing, put a huge smile of my face, sing along song! Truly ROCKS!

Now Don't get me wrong, Blackbird is a great song. But I first heard of Alter Bridge thru WWE Superstar Edge. Metalingus Is the best song I've heard of the two albums. (One Day Remains & Blackbird). Thank You Edge for introducing Alter Bridge to Me. Alter Bridge is #1 Metalingus Is #1

Awesome. Shows the diversity in Myles' voice very well and brings the whole band together to create an amazing mix of thrashing riffs and powerful chords... And that chorus... Oh man, that chorus.

3 Ties that Bind Ties that Bind Cover Art

Song is so epic! As soon as Mark plays that opening riff you immediately get sucked in! Get ready and hang on for a wild ride! This song is just Awesome. Love Myles's high notes and also marks Solo at the end!

The. Best. Song. Ever. So easy to get caught up in it. The guitar is everywhere and you have no idea whats going to happen next. I actually thought about getting "beyond the ties that bind" as a tattoo

This is the best song by Alter bridge!
it is just like Blackbird!
How did anyone dared to put it on number 3 it should be at the top of the list!
all the people are just idiot who didn't vote this!
first listen it!.What the heck? #3? Should be in the top 1 by now.

Great opening riff and epic vocals! It is a nice heavy song by them which I really am attracted to

4 Broken Wings Broken Wings Cover Art

Hell yeah! This epic song has one of the best intros I've ever heard. The acoustic parts mixed up with the heavy distorted guitars give this track a unique feel. Myles Kennedy's vocals are so melodic and what's shocking is that they don't even use one octillionth of Auto-Tune, so.. , this is an purely original song. The lyrics are written so good, man, Tremonti's a true genius. The "On broken wings I'm falling..." parts will give you goosebumps like you've never felt before. Just... amazing, not only is this a great song, Alter Bridge is also a great band. So if you don't know them, check them out.

This is my all time favourite song! I got the absolute raw privilege of seeing Alter Bridge twice live, and this song was a standout. It has the best intro of any song I have ever heard, and its lyrics are simply amazing, so powerful. This song has it all, such an amazing song, it is the song that cemented Alter Bridge in my mind, as the greatest rock band of the 21st century. Rock on AB!

The guitar intro is just magical to say the least. Then Kennedy's raw voice comes in and it is an incredible mix of rawness and melody that any rock fan can appreciate. It also builds up to a dramatic chorus you want to roar along too.

I dunno about people, but personally I like this way more than Metalingus and Blackbird (I don't really like Blackbird to begin with ). The solos synchronize with each line and with Kennedy's voice to further elevate the immersion, who wouldn't like it?

5 Isolation Isolation Cover Art

Right from the beginning of the song the guitar will rock you dead and it keeps you going through the whole song, defiantly one of the best, the guitar, the lyrics, the harmony, everything.

This should be up higher, and I guess its not only because it's sorta new...
It's so different from the rest of their stuff, it kicks ass!

Blackbirds is a long Boring song. But Isolation is great Lyrics and good song. Greatest Hit song it all time. Isolation better than the best.

I may be an Edge fan, but this is better than Metalingus. Don't get me wrong, I love Metalingus, but this is my favorite song of Alter Bridge.

6 Life Must Go On Life Must Go On Cover Art

Blackbirds is a long Boring song. But Isolation is great Lyrics and good song. Greatest Hit song it all time. Isolation better than the best.

Beautiful song it...Very too much Greatest song it
Very Too voting for it.

Best of alter bridge. Greatest Hit song it and best song all time. Nice one.

Best and good...
Better than the best...

Best of alter bridge song it all time.
Love this Great song. Greatest Hit song it. Voting for it. Very too much Best lyrics and awesome song it all time. Real super hit song it and best song.
Top 1 it all time.

This song is so great it has different types of music
in it there is classic rock and melodic rock. It is my favorite
song. LOVE this song. Greatest Hit song it and best song. Very too much nice lyrics and very awesomeness guitar skilled and good song it. Voting for it and Beautiful vocals voice. It is Number 1 it all time Best.

Is a Master PIECE
Best song it and good song it. Greatest Hit song it and The Lyrics are awesome and have a great meaning and greatest band made this song. AB III album song it
Best of alter bridge song it.

7 Addicted to Pain Addicted to Pain Cover Art

This song deserves a top ten place. Great intro, great chorus, and AMAZING solo. Without Tremonti, would this song har made it this far? I don't think so, thumbs up for this song!

This is really really awesome song from "Fortress".
The solo is just epic in this one. Deserves a higher rank.
The best band ever!

Though their Fortress album was far from meeting the expectations, this was quite a song alongside Calm the fire.

The more well known this song becomes, the higher it will rise. AB hit a winner with this one

8 Ghost of Days Gone By Ghost of Days Gone By Cover Art

Ghosts of Days Gone By ties Blackbird but I voted for it because I do not believe that this song should only be in 10th place. In my opinion, it should be ranged in this order:

Blackbird or Ghosts of Days Gone By
In Loving Memory
Open Your Eyes
Watch Over You
Ties That Bind
Broken Wings
Rise Today

I wish more people new of this epic song. This is their greatest song, no contest. I agreed with the top 10 before I heard this song, now I'm going to have to make some adjustments!

This is an Amazing song! I could listen to this all day long! Alter Bridge is a great band and deserve to be better known for such great and overpowering music, they are my idols. That is all.

Greatest song by them. Just has a great story about it. The epic feeling you get from the song is amazing. The song is something fierce its someting to listing to. A must listen to people.

9 In Loving Memory In Loving Memory Cover Art

This song means so much to me. My dad past away two months ago and this song has helped me so much through this time of grief. This song is spot on and explains exactly how I feel. It's written in such a way that any one who has lost someone close to them can relate to it. Thanks for the awesome music AB. Love you guys.

Best song ever by alter bridge. Myles kennedy has given vocals which are unmatchable, Tremonti's guitaring is again at a level I would compare with petrucci! After all, the song is an outcome of the death of tremonti's mother

There is no doubt this is the best song by AB. In fact one of the best in the world. Goosebumps every single time I listen to this. Beautiful in every way imaginable.

Really good song for anyone needing to cope with a recent loss of a loved one. It really hits home and is good for comfort. Deserves to be higher on the list.

10 Come to Life Come to Life Cover Art

This song has been truly disgraced on this list.
Hello! This song is the best AB song ever. Just listen to it.
The intro is totally cool and Chorus so very Thrilling. It's A MUST-LISTEN!

I think this is one of the underrated song.. It is one of Ab' masterpieces.. Must be in Top 5... It was so much guitar work in it.. specially the bass is awesome... Listening in earphone or headphone is recommended.

A perfect title to an awesome song. This song makes you want to COME TO LIFE! Mark's solo, Myles' vocals, Mark's backing... Classic AB!

This is one of their best, if not their best. Get this HIGHER!

The Contenders
11 Open Your Eyes Open Your Eyes Cover Art

Severely underrated. Just like My Sacrifice introduced me to Creed, this song introduced me to Alter Bridge and I couldn't skip it the first time I heard it.

Great opening for the band and for ODR. The opening guitar is great along with the lyrics following it. The last half of the song is simply melodic, it feels like people would start lighting candles in the air.

I love the guitar solo in this song, Mark has many good solos but this one is the best in my opinion.

I love this song. It is the very first Alter Bridge Song I ever heard and it got me hooked. I think it should be 1-3 on the list.

12 Rise Today Rise Today Cover Art

I love ab and this song especially. They empathize with the listener by saying how they feel such as being hopeless, but then they give hope by saying things like "rise today", "don't close your eyes" in cry of Achilles, and "on this day I see clearly" in metalingus

I just simply love this song. I identify with it and I get a great feeling just listening to it.

"Rise today" is such a great song. It gives you hope and grants you the power to RISE and CHANGE THIS WORLD. After you hear this song, you just can't give up on anything!

Exceptional song in all aspects.

13 Slip to the Void Slip to the Void Cover Art

The greatest way how you can start AB concert. It's just amazing how it's built. First Myles starts with a quiet sing and after about 30sek Mark Tremonti introduces himself with a powerful riff. It's just what AB is about - Tremonti is the leader, Myles just help him to be visible

Good soft singing from Myles within the first two minutes. Great Chorus, and Great Guitar from Mark. What else could you ask for in a song?

This should be at least in the top 5. Isolation sucks compared to this. This is almost better than Afterlife by A7X and What I've Done by Linkin Park.

Why the devilisnt this higher on the list? It's my favorite song by them! Also, I'm a huge Edge-head but I still think this song is way better.

14 Watch Over You Watch Over You Cover Art

I love most of the ones above this one, but it's no doubt that this song is way better than the others. One of my favorite rock songs of all time, to be honest. A girl I'm getting close to right now, it was the first song she heard from Alter Bridge, and she said it almost made her cry -- it's that good.

This song has all the great aspects of the perfect song. It's slow and powerful but also rocking at the same time. It has a sort of epicness to it. Not to mention the catchy guitar riff and awesome harmonies.

I absolutely love this song. It makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck listening to it. Great vocals from Myles Kennedy and such an emotional song. Amazing!

This song is a beautiful piece of art taking the listener on a journey of a love lost. It's hard to listen to this song without getting a little teary eyed!

15 Words Darker Than Their Wings Words Darker Than Their Wings Cover Art

Not only one of my favourite songs by Alter Bridge, but one of my favourite songs period. How is it so far down?
I absolutely love Tremonti's backing vocals. While not as good as Myles, his vocals really add a lot to the song.

Opening is good, the first couple of verses is good. What really makes the song special is the last half. Just everything about the last half is amazing and every Alter Bridge fan should know about it.

Blackbird is their best song, but Words Darker Than Their Wings is a close second. The way they harmonize together and split vocal duties is just short of magical

The live version is a must - listen. That high note... This could easily be the second best AB song.

16 Cry of Achilles Cry of Achilles Cover Art

The Guitar in this song is amazing, it's probably the best rival to Blackbird. The lyrics and chorus also can really rival Blackbird. My personal favorite parts are the Chorus and Myles's guitar solo.

My personal favourite AB song. Although I do think that Blackbird is better as a best song for AB, this is second.

I am just amazed how I haven't heard of this song until recently. Amazing chorus.

Has some of the most beautiful lyrics I've ever heard from an Alter Bridge song!

17 Brand New Start Brand New Start Cover Art

Fantastic refrain, perfect melody, gives me creeps. My favourite song from AB.

Definitely provides atmosphere and imagery, one of my favorites.

Brand New Start at 20 is a joke
This is one of there great songs.
1 Fallout
2 Brand New Start
3 Ghosts Of Days Gone By
4 Rise Today
5 Broken Wings
6 Wayward One
7 Ties That Bind
8 Still Remains
9 Cry Of Achilles
10 Before Tomorrow Comes

Brand new joking.

18 Wonderful Life Wonderful Life Cover Art

Come on guys I know this isn't their best, this song touched my heart, and I think it can do the sane to you.
Let's give it a better place in this list, deserves more than #23

Slightly underrated but not certainly overrated... This song is so awesome, but so are the other ones. But still you should listen to this song

I believe this is one of the most emotional songs by AB, you must definitely listen to and I'm sure you'll be addicted.

This song is the saddest song I ever heard so far. Awesome and make you cry if listen the lyrics with your heart..

19 Still Remains Still Remains Cover Art

Its an awesome song to hear especially when we are I rocking mood
I think itis one of alter bridges best song of the year.

Best guitar work on the album. Killer opening riff sucks you in!

The chorus is so epic

20 I Know It Hurts I Know It Hurts Cover Art

This song really helped. I have an unrequited crush on this girl at school. I couldn't bring myself to telling her and sank into a depression. Thank God for Alter Bridge.

One of the best from ABIII
love it 's melody and lyrics...! vocals and instruments are Superb as of the best from Alter bridge...!

Hail Alter Bridge...!

Absolutely brilliant lyrics and riff and everything! Myles Kennedy rules

This is defenitley one of the greatest songs of Alter Bridge, personally it came down on me hard, its very inspiring for those times when you feel given up on life

21 Cradle to the Grave Cradle to the Grave Cover Art

Very too much good song it.
Very too much Best song it.
Very too much Nice song it.
Very too much great song it.
Very too much beautiful song it.

Best and good song it. Very too much nice song all time. Greatest Hit song it.

In my opinion, one of the best guitar solos of all time. Very powerful song.

It's Nice and good song.

22 Fortress Fortress Cover Art

I'd say Blackbird is the best song, but AB III and Fortress are the best albums. I think the closers are the best songs on both albums, although every second of them both is perfect (the bonus tracks on those albums would've easily been lead singles if it was another band). This song would probably be my #3 with Blackbird at #1 and Words Darker Than Their Wings at #2.

Definitely rivals Blackbird for best Alter Bridge "epic" piece...7-plus minutes of riffing, brilliant soft/loud lyrics by Myles, amazing four-in-one guitar solo...just an amazing all-around track that deserves to be voted into at least the top 5.

Much Much better than blackbird for sure
Whether it's the melody the feel or the change of pace Epic Song
Take a bow Mr. Mark Tremonti

The new number 1. Don't believe me give it a listen.

23 Make It Right Make It Right Cover Art

Never understood why this song got so little fame under the Alter Bridge songs. It's so awesome.

It's a nice song with very cute music. It makes me feel relax,
Its fabulous.

This is such a great song love it so much.

Only you can make it right on top!

Good song lyrics by alter bridge. Top of the list.

24 Buried Alive Buried Alive Cover Art

All of Alter Bridges songs are totally awesome, but if I had to choose, it'd be Buried Alive. It's got a good meaning to those who need cheering up when their down. To tell them that they're not the only one going through the rough times in life. Anyone who likes this song will agree!

Unbelievably awesome riffs and rhythm!
I love this song as much as I love Blackbird!

The beginning and end of the song are PERFECT and the whole song is just a mind blower!

Nice lyrics and good song it.

25 All Hope is Gone All Hope is Gone Cover Art

Why isn't it in the top 10?... Such a great composition... I rejoice the tune whenever I listen it... AB I is so awesome..

Best song from alter bridge. You must listen to it

This should be in the top ten!

Yes this song last top ten...

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