Best Heavy Metal Songs

Mainly heavy and thrash metal songs from 80s and 90s..these songs defined original metal..

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21 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

Best song and best album by Metallica... Metallica is really a great band all songs of Metallica are every where in these list... It is my favourite band I'm just waiting for there new album...

Ride the lightning is bad ass

Best Inicial riff and best solo by far

22 Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath

This song is the DEFINITION of heavy metal. Yes, I love Slayer, Metallica, Anthrax (true dark heavy metal bands) as well as 80's classics like AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and even 70's bands like Deep Purple, Black Sabbath (with Ozzy) and Led Zeppelin. But this song simply captures THE SPIRIT of heavy metal. A MASTERPIECE!

If you want a real list of Heavy, you must put this song to first place. This is only song you can freely say "it's the best" I think. It's a classic song at all.
Then, you can place War pigs or children of the grave. And then, its time for vote Motorhead Priest Iron maiden Metallica Megadeth n others..

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23 In My Darkest Hour - Megadeth

Best megadeth song. Ever.

24 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

Great song. This is one of the songs that you should put on and listen to before a football, baseball, hockey, or basketball game to get you pumped up. The intro is spectacular. Deserves higher on this list

Take a look to the sky just before you die - it's the last time you will!

25 Flying High Again - Ozzy Osbourne
26 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

This is one of the BEST SONG EVER!

I love this song so much! Why is this not in the top 10?

Best song of the Iron Maiden, I dunno why it's not in first ten!


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27 Counterfeit God - Black Label Society
28 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

I love master of puppets and hallowed be thy name and I was going to vote for them... But then I saw this sad thing... Just listen to the bass in this song guys... One of maiden's classics... Vote for it, out deserves to be in top ten...

One of the best and most important rock songs of all time, should be top 5 any day

Possibly Iron Maidens best song. Classic.

How can this be at 111? This world really deserves to finally die...

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29 Cemetary Gates - Pantera

I don't know what to say I just like this song, when I hear the opening guitar section it reminds me of the Canals in Venice Beach, Los Angeles. Dimebag's plays the guitar like a virtuoso.

The vocals and riffs are too powerful to be this low on the list. Should be at least ten. M/

This song should be in the top ten, It's one of Pantera's best.

It's amazing song ever. Why it's in 36

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30 The Hellion / Electric Eye - Judas Priest

How is this all the way at 63? That just isn't right! This song is a classic!
And come on, really? Nickelback? Stone Sour? I like those bands but they aren't metal at all.

Everything you're looking for in a heavy metal song is in this one

Best Priest song ever.

This list is so worng...

31 Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest

The first ever heavy metal ballad and still one of the best ones

32 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

Incorporated Arabian elements, yet still powerful. Smooth, delighted, and power!

In addition, various versions available. All very nicely done!

33 Bück Dich - Rammstein
34 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

Over 15 minutes of pure power metal at it's best!

Ahh yes. I remember listening to this a couple of years ago.. I was amazed. Lenghtiness can be a bad thing, but in this case it just adds to the elements of TRUE HEAVY METAL.

35 Hell Patrol - Judas Priest
36 Push It - Static X

This song is pure adrenaline.

37 Call of Ktulu - Metallica
38 Stargazer - Rainbow

This is top five... You all are lame asses not putting this higher.

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39 Hells Bells - AC/DC

The Young brothers doing' serious, musically excellent stuff! My favorite AC/DC track.

Best ac/dc song even satan himself likes this song


This isn't heavy metal this is hard rock. Shouldn't be on here therefore!

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40 Voodoo - Black Sabbath

Heavy metal at its core

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