Best Dio Songs


The Top Ten

1 Holy Diver

1. Holy Diver
2. Rainbow In The Dark
3. Don't Talk To Strangers
4. Stand Up And Shout
5. We Rock

Yeah! This Dio classic is on its right position. This song is an epic heavy metal song and it features a 'Dioan' style of singing and the guitar riffs and solo are very excellent. Don't forget the drum beats heard around the song. Dio is at his best in this song. Rock On.

this song is my favorite and it will remain my favorite through out my life...

I think it's better than Rainbow in the Dark because this one has a better riff and a better solo. - SoldierOfFortune

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2 Rainbow in the Dark

best Dio song, lets not forget his work with Rainbow. RIP - ALD5033

Definitely the most amazing song by Ronnie James Dio. A great song anyone would enjoy hearing again and again.


Deserves to be here but if this list was ranked "top ten dio solos", top from all ears. GO DIO!

Master piece

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3 Don't Talk to Strangers

One of the greatest heavy metal songs EVER! - blinkr735

Definitely the darkest Ronnie Dio song with an incredible solo.

Always gives me an orgasm when I hear this song don't even have to touch

I love this song, the lyrics are some of the best ever

4 The Last in Line

One of the best metal songs of all time. Awesome vocals, great story telling, tempo changes, its got it all.

"If we're evil or divine" 3 st. Is the due position

I think that's one of the best metal songs. Remember: "If we're evil or devine we're the last in line! "

Very good especially the intro

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5 Lock Up the Wolves

Best song! Classic Dio (RIP) Also I'm sorry to point out that the Gates of Babylon song should be in Rainbow 's top ten...

Epic song that is very underrated.

One of my top 5 Dio songs

1. Holy Diver
2. Rainbow In The Dark
3. The Last in Line
4. Lock Up The Wolves
5. Stand Up And Shout
6. Egypt (The Chains are on)
7. Dream Evil
8. We Rock
9. Sacred Heart
10. Don't Talk To Strangers

6 We Rock

Great song by Dio should definitely be third or fourth up there with Holy Diver and Rainbow in the Dark. Why? Because it rocks!

Awesome tempo, nice and thrashy and proves Dio makes some of the best ever metal

Norther - We Rock is even better

This song has everything, great drums, guitar, vocals, speed.
Love this song.

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7 Stand Up and Shout

Truly an amazing song, should be way higher than this. One of my favorites and will remain throughout life

My favorite Dio song. My favorite Dio album. And my favorite album artwork. RIP Dio, metal god.

Truly #1.
This song is the best Dio song (not counting his work at Rainbow)
The best Ronnie James Dio song is kill the king from Rainbow.
But from the band Dio this is #1 without a doubt followed by We rock, Last in line and Holy diver.

All I see is Holy Diver and The Last in Line albums. this song is the best over all of it. vocals are awesome and Vivian Campbell did outstanding. needs to be #1

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8 Wild One
9 Sacred Heart

Dio has many killer tunes, but this is my favorite. It needs more credit. Good lyrics and good tunes. What more do I really need to say? This song is epic!

Powerful... Just a great heavy metal song. Awesome vocals, great guitar, Dio rules!

10 All the Fools Sailed Away

A seven minute masterpiece that has yet to be outdone by any artist. The mood changed, the weird keys in the middle.. All amazing

One of my favorite songs ever. A true masterpiece.

The Contenders

11 Egypt (The Chains are On)

Best song DIO has ever produced, it has that magical flow about it that's just unquestionable. Ronnies vocals are amazing as always.

Epic track blending power and mysticism that epitomises RJ Dio

My Top 10:
10. Mystery
9. The Last In Line
8. We Rock
7. Lock Up The Wolves
6. All The Fools Sailed Away
5. Sacred Heart
4. Don't Talk To Strangers
3. Holy Diver
2. Egypt (The Chains Are On)
1. Rainbow In The Dark
RIP Ronnie James Dio. One of the best metal vocalists of all time.
Am I the only one who thinks the Ozzy era of Black Sabbath is better than the Dio one, but prefers Dio's solo career to Ozzy's and also really loves Rainbow?

12 Rock 'n' Roll Children

Undoubtedly the best dio song

If there was a "top underrated dio songs" rock n roll children was number 1.

13 Strange Highways

Come on, this has such a doomed-to-death feel to it, such a powerful song, the tempo, vocals, everything. Astounding song.

Not a fan of the whole album however the doom of this song is so good! It has a dirty slow pace which just works so well for it

14 King of Rock and Roll
15 Between Two Hearts
16 This Is Your Life

This one of most favorite dio song, this song is so beautiful! Ronnie did a amazing job with this song, it has also made a point, like this is your life you are not going to be here forever, do what you desire and be happy:).

17 Walk on Water
18 One Night in the City

Dio cam Aldo write non-fantasy lyrics Chile still Samsung epic with great storytelling

It is totally one of the top ten

19 Vooodoo

This is from the Black Sabbath album The Dio Years. This is a great song. It's somewhat dark like Black Sabbath and it's got the killer voice of Ronnie James Dio. But overall, it's just a great song.R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio. We will miss you.

20 Blood from a Stone
21 Hungry for Heaven

I can't believe hungry for Heaven is not on the top ten, this song this the reason I listen to Dio, if you like rainbow in the dark you will like this one

Just give this one a listen... In my opinion it should replace Sacred Heart. It should be your opinion too.

This song really needs to be higher. It's really good. - Element119

Saved my life

22 Gates of Babylon
23 Mystery

This song is so special and mysterious, but it pretends to shed light to the mysteries, opening the minds and advising that "It's always a mystery, not what it seems to be" recommending us not to be confident in this strange live where we live. And it does it perfectly with excellent lyrics and excellent keyboard parts such as they do in Rainbow In The Dark.

24 Push

Feat. Tenacious D - SoldierOfFortune

25 Hey Angel
26 Dream Evil

Lol 25. Wow no true Dio here.

Holy Diver and Dream Evil are the probably best songs of RJ. DIO... RIP.

27 Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
28 Fever Dreams

This song has a dooming riff, awesome lyrics and vocals, and is simple THE song to show someone when they say that Dio’s solo career sucked, maybe exceot thw first two albums.

29 I Speed at Night
30 Straight Through the Heart

I can't believe it's not in the top 5. In my opinion It is one of the best Ronnie James Dio songs

Most memorable melody and far too underrated. Should be higher.

The drums at he start say it all - luke_cody_03

THIS is the best Dio song! Obviosly not for a lot people, but it is so.

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31 Jesus, Mary and the Holy Ghost

Probably the heaviest Dio song I've heard. Just pure heaviness!

32 Throw Away Children

How could you left this one out? This is the very best song from the very best artist! - Ioramus

33 Prisoner of Paradise
34 I Could Have Been a Dreamer
35 Tarot Woman
36 Night People
37 Caught in the Middle

I've always thought this was his best song. I got tired of Holy Diver and Rainbow in the dark buy never caught in the middle.

This is a massively underrated song. It has a great Guitar line great lyrics and a great solo. Should be in the top 15 at least

Ya, what that guy below me said.

This is in my top 10! Why so underrated?

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38 Killing the Dragon
39 As Long As Its Not About Love

The whole 'Magica' album is super underrated! Dio returned to form on this album and this is certainly a stand out song

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40 Shame on the Night

One of my favorite songs on one of the best heavy metal albums of all time. Should be much higher.

This is the most underrated dio song ever. Listen to it. It's great. Who dislikes this - luke_cody_03

Great song, just epic build up..

41 Neon Knights
42 Man on the Silver Mountain

Best one from Dio!

43 Why Are They Watching Me
44 Overlove

I don't even think this song is any good. But that's just my opinion

Good song. It should be in first 10.

The title is true!

45 Children of the Sea
46 Evil Eyes
47 Metal Will Never Die

This should be higher as it's a national anthem for Metal Music - christangrant

Should be higher

This song should be higher

48 The Man Who Would Be King

This is definitely not my fave but come on! It's an epic masterpiece! Deserves to at least be at about no. 10

49 Invisible

How can you left this one out? One of the originals.

50 Kill the King

I can't belive this wasn on the list.
This song is the best Ronnie james dio song at dio and at rainbow because of the melody, the speed, the way dio songs, because of everything, its perfect.
I am very dissapointed.
Rainbow in the dark #2. Pfft!
That song is just overrated.

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1. We Rock
2. Stand Up and Shout
3. Holy Diver
1. Holy Diver
2. Rainbow in the Dark
3. The Last in Line
1. Rainbow in the Dark
2. Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
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