Top 10 Best Dokken Songs

Great band, great songs, and excellent musicians too led by the awesome George Lynch on Guitar!
Jeff Pilson and Wild Mick Brown were a great rhythm section also.

The Top Ten

1 Kiss of Death - Back for the Attack

The best song from the best album. Insane riffs and vocals.

Kiss of Death is a very good song, probably their most metal song as well. I wish this band wasn't so unknown though; they really are pretty good and worth listening to. I think you'll find that at least some of their songs are worth listening to again. - Element119

Killer Guitar Part, amazing vocals. Gets the blood flowing!

How is this #1 and Prisoner nit even on the list? Hello... McFly?

2 In My Dreams - Under Lock and Key

This is Dokken's #1 song. The melodic singing and harmonies, killer guitar riffs, hooks, it has it all. The song got a lot of airplay on MTV back in '86-'87. The video is quite memorable even if you weren't a metal fan.

This song should be number 1 I mean the guitar solo alone really is the best solo in any dokken song!

Dokken at their best!

Starts off with a instant classic harmony chorus and then it breaks into the great George Lynch's crunching guitar.

3 Breaking the Chains - Breaking the Chains

Live them.


Probably their best song and definitely their most popular. I'm surprised that breaking the chains is at number four

By FAR the best track of Dokken! :D

4 Tooth and Nail - Tooth and Nail

Its just so heavy and agressive! Awakens the destroyer in yourself. Awesome song!

Fast and has an accelerating feel to it. - Element119

5 Unchain the Night - Under Lock and Key

I absolutely love this song. One of my very favorite songs from one of my very favorite bands.

That extended intro is fantastic. If there is one thing Dokken do well, it's opening an album.

Hard rocking song that really shows off George Lynch's talent on guitar.

Super song, I love it, super guitar solos, and the voice is excellent.

6 Dream Warriors - Back for the Attack

Great tune and chord progression, it from first listening

I love dokken so much when I heard this song I fell in love with this song its very catchy and I love the music video and I fell in love with the band to so go dokken - rocknrollhorselover

Well I really love Its Not Love and In My Dreams but Dream Warriors is one of the best songs ever

I know Dokken pretty well and I'd have to say this is there best.

7 Mr. Scary - Back for the Attack

Amazing riff


Solo is unending shows outstanding quality of george lynch, you may also try Before I close my eyes, dream until tomorrow and for a milion years.

One of my favorite instrumentals. - Element119

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8 Into the Fire - Tooth and Nail

The chorus is so good it gives me chills

Best song for this group

Reminds me of my mistress

Into the Fire, I'm falling!
Really great song!

9 Lightnin' Strikes Again - Under Lock and Key

Dokkens most KICKIN' song. Love the high vocal notes and Don Dokkens signature sound! My personal favorite Guitar solos!

Most of this song is good. The only issue I have with it is that the ending gets a little boring. - Element119

Best dokken song ever. The riff kicks ass

One of George Lynch's guitar riffs EVER!

10 Alone Again - Tooth and Nail

Sang to my girlfriend now my Wife of 30+ years! Best Dokken Song of all time.

Number 1

One of the best classic metal ballads wrote. I still remember singing the lyrics to my ex-girlfriend 2 years ago.

I've heard all of the songs above, this song is better than 90 percent of them.


The Contenders

11 The Hunter - Under Lock and Key

This song is so underrated! Great riff, great solo; this song shows exactly what Dokken is all about!

Should be top 5.

12 It's Not Love - Under Lock and Key

Great song, great vocals, very catchy, and memorable hook.

Great rhythm guitar in this one - Shake_n_Bake13

13 When Heaven Comes Down - Tooth and Nail

This is one of those songs that is good on record, but 10 times better live!

14 Just Got Lucky - Tooth and Nail

Excellent hook to this song, one of their best!

Great song

15 Burning Like a Flame - Back for the Attack

A smokin rocker. Excellent vocals, great guitar by Lynch as always!

16 Heaven Sent - Back for the Attack


I honestly think this song holds George Lynch's best solo and I also feel its one of the best solos in metal!

Classic guitar intro, strong vocals, just a killer tune!

Hands down number 1

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17 Don't Close Your Eyes - Tooth and Nail

Adding this because it is a very good song, this is probably the Dokken song I most often listen to. - Element119

18 Paris is Burning - Breaking the Chains
19 Til the Livin' End - Under Lock and Key

I've always liked Til' the Livin' End. It reminds me of Tooth and Nail a lot, but I honestly find this song slightly better. - Element119

20 Turn on the Action - Tooth and Nail
21 Slippin' Away - Under Lock and Key
22 Lost Behind the Wall - Back for the Attack

This whole album was underrated

Very underrated song. Criminally low at 26

Dons voice and Georges guitar! damn forget about it!

23 Night by Night - Back for the Attack

Still sounds awesome nearly 30 yrs later

24 Empire - Broken Bones
25 Cry of the Gypsy - Back for the Attack

Probably the best mix of everything that dokken was good at. Back for the attack was their peak.

26 Will the Sun Rise - Under Lock and Key

Criminal that it's not ranked way higher, top 5 at least

Truly melodic song, includes acoustic and electric guitar tone, light speeding solo amazing vocal harmony, this track off of under lock and key is definitely one for the books

27 Too High to Fly - Dysfuncional

How is this song not on the list? Kiss of Death number one?!?!?! I always skip that track.

28 Don't Lie to Me

good sound

29 Prisoner - Back for the Attack

Another catchy song with a great hook. Tight musicianship and it rocks!

Such an overlooked classic, buy such an underrated band

I agree with the comment about this being a very catchy song. The chorus will get stuck in your head quite easily:
"Baby, I'm a prisoner
Chained by love
It's so easy to see I can never be free
I'm a prisoner chained by love"
The lyrics aren't that impressive, but the music is pretty good. - Element119

30 Maddest Hatter - Erase the Slate
31 Standing On the Outside - Lightning Strikes Again

I feel you inside while I'm standing on the outside!

32 Only Heaven Knows - Long Way Home
33 Sunset Superstar - Lightning Strikes Again
34 Seven Thunders - Breaking the Chains
35 The Maze - Dysfunctional
36 Erase the Slate - Erase the Slate
37 From the Beginning - Dysfunctional

Better than the original

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Kiss of Death - Back for the Attack
2. Tooth and Nail - Tooth and Nail
3. When Heaven Comes Down - Tooth and Nail
1. Unchain the Night - Under Lock and Key
2. Into the Fire - Tooth and Nail
3. Mr. Scary - Back for the Attack
1. Alone Again - Tooth and Nail
2. In My Dreams - Under Lock and Key
3. The Hunter - Under Lock and Key

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