Best Hard Rock Songs of the 21st Century

No Heavy Metal, No Soft Rock, only pure Rock Music that gets you pumped up, and never leaves your memory.

The Top Ten

1 Crawling - Linkin Park

Best song

The lyrics hit like a missile...

One of the best songs of LP and truly one of the greatest songs of all time. It's been years since I listened to it and still I listen to it. It's so Roocking

There's something inside me that pulls beneath the surface - parth.jeet

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2 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

This is nowhere near rock. It is BON JOVI and it simply isn't rock. Nobody is going to get pumped up from THIS.

I defy anyone not to use their hairbrush as a microphone and belt this one out in your bedroom

Best song by BON JOVI!

This has to be number 1!

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3 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

Deserves the #1 spot!

Finally it has the number 1 spot it deserves. This is amazing.

This is a contender for greatest song of all time, let alone the 21st Century! What's it doing in No. 2?!

The best song ever... Never heard a better solo

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4 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

It's one of the best heavy rock song

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5 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

One of those rare songs. Amazing all round!

Best metal song - gaurab

A7X is a great band and this is one of their best songs.
I can't believe it is at number 9


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6 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

Probably Nickelback's Best Song It's A Really Good Song From A Bad Band - christangrant

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7 Time of Dying - Three Days Grace

This band is awesome, also the songs of this band. Time of Dying is an exceptionally awesome song. It will always remind of when I am going to die, but this songs makes me to feel and live more than I could ever imagine.

Love this and animal I've become. My second favorite rock band! Guns N' Roses, them, and Velvot Revolver! - Alpha101

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8 The Pretender - Foo Fighters

It's really a classic, if you love Hard Rock, you love this song. It's been recommending to me by many of my friends, and many Hard Rock lovers. People who play the guitar also say that it isn't a trashy song, but it is in fact quite unique and challenging to play.

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10 Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold

This song is amazing... Is has a good lyrics... Good meaning, good solo, good riff... So this songs is best hard rock songs ever.. Everyone please listen avenged sevenfold... And then you will know how good the band is. Avenged sevenfold one of the best rock and heavy metal band of all time

What are metal songs doing here?

Great song, great video, great band. Whats not to love.

I love every single album of this band - gaurab

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The Contenders

11 Woman - Wolfmother UListen to Sample
12 Had Enough - Breaking Benjamin UListen to Sample
13 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold UListen to Sample
14 Cosmic Egg - Wolfmother UListen to Sample
15 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold

Once again a best track from A7X

This one is also great too - gaurab

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16 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace UListen to Sample
17 Best Years - Whitesnake UListen to Sample
18 Rock n' Roll Train - AC/DC

AC/DC is awesome

One hell of a comeback song

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20 Fake It - Seether

Never heard any song above.. So I'll vote this :p by the way Seether - 'Fur Cue' suits better here

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21 The Unforgiven III - Metallica

It has a tone unlike any other mettalica song its amazing

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22 Holiday - Green Day

I like holiday and Jesus of Suburbia.

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24 Hero - Skillet

Wow I love this song so much, what the hell is it doing on 35 th place? It should be like on the first place! The music is just perfect. And the girl's voice makes it just even better! It always makes me feel better and want to sing along. Listen to it, you won't regret, and ohh becareful not to get addicted

Best song ever. I've listened to the 1st 25 songs in this list and dis song beats dem all. Skillet is d best band of 21st century... YAHA!

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25 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace

I Love Yhis Song!

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26 Blurry - Puddle of Mudd

This song is awesome the melody and lyrics are incredible don't forget that Wes is an amazing singer this should be at the top of the list the only reason it's not is because not many people now give them a listen one of the best band in the 2000's and should be the top song - donovanthorn

How the hell is thing song not top?! Perfect! Guitar, vocals, lyrics, everything!

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28 Still Unbroken - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Really bad ass song. Makes me realizes that I am storng enough to conquer all the crap going on in my life right now.

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29 ...To Be Loved - Papa Roach UListen to Sample
30 Numb - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
31 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold UListen to Sample
32 Metalingus - Alter Bridge

An awesome composition with really admirable drumming, vocals and guitar. Alter Bridge is the best band of this era, in my opinion. - Nord666

Hey, that's the same song I listen to while watching WWE and the Rated R Superstar Edge has his own theme song by Alter Bridge. Gotta love it!

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33 The Good Life - Three Days Grace UListen to Sample
34 Whipping Boy Blues - Whitesnake UListen to Sample
35 All My Life - Foo Fighters

One of the best rock song from one of the best rock band ever

Best hard rock song ever with Dave Grohl's vocal

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36 Hell to Pay - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
37 I Stand Alone - Godsmack
38 So Cold - Breaking Benjamin

Number 1 song

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39 The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars

This song deserves a place in top ten.

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41 Slither - Velvet Revolver

It like the New Guns N' Roses. Also the two albums Contraband and libertad were masterpieces

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42 Lateralus - Tool
43 Carousel - Linkin Park

Carousel was a demo song from hybrid theory. I'm surprised it got so far, even better than most songs that were sold and especially numb.

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45 Chop Suey - System of a Down

This has to be one of the catchiest hard rock/metal songs of all time. Even with a sad tone especially with words such as "I don't think you trust in my self-righteous suicide." and "I cry when angels deserve to die." and an acoustic intro, this song is definitely one of the greatest in modern hard rock.

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46 White Limo - Foo Fighters UListen to Sample
47 Careless Whispers - Seether UListen to Sample
48 Breathe Into Me - Red UListen to Sample
49 Give Me a Sign - Breaking Benjamin UListen to Sample
50 Enter Sandman - Metallica

This wasn't even made in the 21st century

It's from 90s, why is this on the list?

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback
2. Woman - Wolfmother
3. Cosmic Egg - Wolfmother
1. Blackbird - Alter Bridge
2. It's My Life - Bon Jovi
3. Still Unbroken - Lynyrd Skynyrd
1. Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
2. Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold
3. Indestructible - Disturbed

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