Best Nightwish Songs


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61 Dead to the World

Double posted; this is higher up on the list.

62 Angels Fall First

Such an emotional song... the lyrics combined with the background music (flutes) make ma cry

63 Eva

I don't see how it's not that popular. It has deep lyrics and what a beautiful melody!

One of the few songs (if I cried in 10 songs, 8 of them are nightwish songs by the way.) that made me cry.

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64 Slaying the Dreamer

Not necessarily my favourite song, but this is Nightwish at its most aggressive and raw. This isn't Tuomas during his angsty, self-pitying years (Dark Passion Play) - this is just pure emotion, and quintessentially Nightwish. I'm stunned it's so far down the list.

With that guitar riff, it needs to be way higher

This one should be in top 20 at least!

You think this is 85, so gather your precious glitter and leave me be because I! TRULY! HATE! YOU! AAALL!
got the reference?
got it?
please say I got it

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65 Walking In the Air

This not being in the top 10 is giving me cancer

The fact that this is number 60 is criminal.

One of my favorites from the early days.

Easily the best melody of the all.

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66 Wanderlust

For me this is the best song from Nightwish, should be at least in the top10.

How is this so low! Best song on wishmaster album by far!

This song should be in top 10!

One of the best outro (the song's own ending, the operatic part) nw has ever created

67 Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean
68 Feel for You
69 Ocean Soul

So low? Ocean Soul is such a emotional masterpiece, it directly describes Tuomas' personality. One of the most beautiful songs nightwish ever made

Best song without doubt, so emotional and dark

This is an extraordinary song. It is in my top 10.

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70 Kuolema Tekee Taiteiljan

I'm not sure I've heard anything more beautiful. Tarja's voice at it's most outstanding. This list does not display a correct representation of the Nightwish at their finest

I don't understand what he is singing but whatever it is I know it's beautiful. Great song.

The sound of Tarja is enough to make the song epic even if you don't understand a single word of it, but that's how music's supposed to be...this song is so soothing

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71 Turn Loose the Mermaids

One of the best ballads of nightwish with soothing vocals (can't top sleeping sun, but it's also stunningly beautiful in its own way) and relaxing&sad lyrics

What! I think this deserves to be at the top 20 at least... Incredible lyrics and melody of the piano.. I really like this one

This song deserves to be waaay higher. The melody is incredible and the lyrics are plain awesome

72 7 Days to the Wolves

#92 of 94. You must be kidding.
It's one their best. It's a bombastic, orchestral ballad with so much power it blows you away. I have a painting of arctic wolves in snow at night with dark blue skies and a silvery moon in my room. When this track started playing on the album I could almost see them running around and howl to the moon. This song bears such an emotion and imagination that it blows you away. In this particular song, Anette, who is my least favourite of the 3 singers (she's not bad but I just think she sounds more punk-ish than symphonic), is just as good as Tarja. An excellent track.

This song is so underrated. This deserves so much more recognition. It's a great song from start to finish. I could listen to it again and again and not get bored. It's so epic!

For god sake this is the best song on dark passion play the poet and the pendulum is over rated.

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73 Tutankhamen

How is this not in the top 20? One of Nightwish's earlier greats!

This is one of their songs that I listen to the most. Great song.

Underrated as hell. Should be way higher...

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74 Dead Gardens

Dead gardens was one of the heaviest songs that defined nightwish's legendary album "once". It starts with it's creepy symphonic element with some nice chords then it turns into some really heavy metal.

75 Two for Tragedy

Such a beautiful masterpiece, Tarja's voice is just spellbinding and the solo is just perfect; not too fast or over complicated. Have no idea why this isn't in the list.

76 Slow, Love, Slow

Are you guys serious? How could this song not have been on here already? It is incredible.

Well.. this is beautiful song.. just listen and you'll love it

77 Yours Is an Empty Hope

And everyone's still crapping on the latest album. 77? Come ON.

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78 Endless Forms Most Beautiful

This is their latest album title song by far... as the song kicks in it straightaway gets your mood into it. The vocals and the feel is incredible along with the video of the song. The chorus is incredibly awesome along with the lyrics.

79 Higher Than Hope

It holds a deep meaning, and it conveys about the darker nature of man, of humanity. Trying not to sink deep into a sea of evil, we try to remind ourselves that hope, a cure for our disease or sickness is out of our reach, signifying that "higher than hope my cure lies". Which, could run both ways. The cure could be able to occur, with utmost hope due to "higher than" usually indicating optimism. However, back to my main point, the more logical meaning.. Heaven could be represented as something of pure hope. And so if something lies higher than heaven it would be, for lack of better term, outer space. Which concludes the reasoning behind "Drown without inhaling". Like darkness, outer space is a place you cannot inhale one single time, and so you "drown".
"red sun rising" could be the sunset rewinding and changing what should be night into evening. The person cannot sleep for they are too distressed to, for various possible reasons. And so it may be sin, to have a sleepless night ...more

80 Weak Fantasy

Heavy, and great song. we see floor jansen's heavy vocals in this and yours is an empty hope, which is nice. the name gives me chills, I mean its amazing like wouldn't you watch a movie named WEAK FANTASY come on, it's screaming 'i'm majestically brutal' and that "lust for FANNTAASSYYY! " part GOOD!
take this to a higher place than Elan or I will shoot you.

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