Top Ten Best Nu-Metal Songs


The Top Ten

1 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

The best in the metal world

One of my favorite System of a Down songs ever. The song carried toxicity so far down the road to greatness and deserves its own spot in the hall of fame!

System of a Down is the only nu-metal I like, of course I choose this song, without System of a Down nu-metal wouldn't be worth spitting on - satanmakesmekill

System of a Down. Best band ever. Chop Suey is a little over-rated, because they have quite a few amazing songs, but I still love is nonetheless.

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2 In the End - Linkin Park

This is the ever green song. This song never feels like this is 19 years old. One of the greatest song/nu metal song I've ever listen to.

Best Song Ever Heard... Inspires A Lot..!

Great Lyrics Great Music Great Feel... :-)

Alternative Rock. It's not metal at all. I really hate how people call Linkin Park metal when they're really alternative/hard rock. - TheDarkOne_221b

What the heck this one is better than twisted transistor. This song has best lyrics and best combination of mike's rapping and chester's vocals

this is the best inspiration number ever
LP rocks

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3 Points of Authority - Linkin Park

That's right, forfeit the game before somebody takes you out the frame -> to all others on the list.

The rap part is simply out of the world..!

Points of Authority just gives you a unique power - ricketer

I grew up listening to hip hop and reggae and was never really into rock/metal, etc. A friend of mine let me listen to the reanimation album and I was like damn, this is some cool stuff. I became an instant fan of Linkin Park. Then I went back and heard the Hybrid Theory album and was blown away. I find that it is so rare for me to actually like a majority and in this case ALL the songs on ANY album, let a lone something out of my traditional genre of music. When I heard the original version of Points of Authority I was simply blown away. The start of the song with the rapyrics is cool and then you feel the punch of the beat ass and it is instant bliss, doesn't matter how many times I listen to it. It was this album that at least exposed a new genre of music to me. Although I am still very picky and have a limited number of songs that I keep on my playlist I now have a better appreciation for this type of music. It also helps that hip hop music has turned to complete crap these days ...more

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4 Freak On A Leash - Korn

A sick intro to start a sick a song and then the chorus. Best number metal song ever. No problem

So sad and catchy. I like it. - Userguy44

Best nu metal song. Straight up classic Korn! - thomasnirvanastroud

Freak on a leash deserves to be Number one. most of the other songs above apart from duality and chopsuey. Freak on a Leash PWNS!

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5 Duality - Slipknot

just hear to the drums it's just awesome... joey jordison you are the boss

In my opinion the greatest nu metal song by the greatest nu metal band. Come on people! 6!? People can easily relate to this song and it was the very first Slipknot song I ever liked now I love every single one of them x)

Just... Brilliant, I honestly think slipknot are one of THE greatest new metal bands around, they have a depth and sheer awesomeness to their music that is nearly unmatched.

I push my fingers into my eyes it's the only thing that slowly stops the ache but its made of all things I have to take jesus it never ends it works its way inside if the pain goes on I'm not gonna make it

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6 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

Down With the Sickness is by far the most delightfully psychotic nu metal song of all time. It probably has the best metal scream (O-WAH-AH-A-A! ) as well.

This should definitely be in the top 3. I guess linking park and slipknot fanboys have infiltrated this place. Down with sickness is undoubtedly better than any of the slipknot song. Let's get this in the top 3 at least.

Well considering disturbed slipknot and five finger death punch are the only good nu metal bands and disturbed is the best out of the three and this is there best song, makes this #1

I don't understand why "Down with the Sickness" is so low on the list. It should be sitting at no less then five, especially since half of the Linkin Park songs listed here and absolutely horrible.

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7 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

Come on man, Bring Me To Life rocks, this song is that should be in top 10. Better voice (Amy Lee), better guitars (Ben Moody), better drums and better feature (Paul McCoy).

Best Evanescence song and best nu metal song and music video is EPIC.
Bring Me To Life rocks!...

I simply adore Evanescence.. A work of art.. Especially this song, it touches my soul.. Amy Lee is COMPLETELY EPIC!

I think of Evanescence isn't a nu metal band but this is totally a nu metal song. - 05yusuf09

Bring Me To Life is definitely number 1.

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8 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

Impossible, no other nu metal song can beat Wait and Bleed. This song deserves to be number 1, not number 32. Corey Taylor's melodic vocals, Mick Thompson's guitar riffs in this song are way better than any other nu metal song.

Slipknot was/is the best in the nu-metal field, and this song is most likely their best.

For its great chorus harmony and beautifully obnoxious yelling-like vocals, Wait and Bleed is one of the Knot's greatest masterpieces.

This song has deep emotional expression. Anger and clean chorus made so cool sound!

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9 Blind - Korn

This is the best

This is number 1.
This is where it all started

Are you guys serious? A Nu-Metal list and 33 songs through their is still nothing from Korns self-titled debut. That was a groundbreaking debut and one of the only "Nu-Metal" albums I actually like.

Why is this so low?! This is the debut song that pretty much paved the way for the other Nu-Metal bands to come!

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10 Twisted Transistor - Korn

I don't think this song is the best song of korn, it must be Blind or Freak on a leash but I also like this one. I vote just because this song is the most favorite song of new KoRn fan generation( I am the old generation of Korn fan) and that is the motivation for me. Why Linkin Park always are the best in Nu Metal? Korn is Number 1 so Korn song must be Number 1. All children of Korn, please stop vote for other korn song below, just vote for this one to make at least 1 Korn song become the best Nu Metal song. Step by step: This song first and the other next and finally we make this list become top 10 best Korn song

Korn is considered one of the founders of Nu Metal, the first band ever to be labelled Nu Metal, and it's because of them that the New Wave of American Metal started. Jonathon Davis' voice is amazing and he is in the "Top 20 Rock Vocalists", their music is unique and their sound is unmatched, No band has or will ever be able to make songs like Korn does.

why would I not vote for this song I'm a diehard korn fan
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Great song! Just learned it not too long ago. It is pretty simple, but the solo can be tricky to beginner level guitarists. Should be no problem for intermediate players.

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The Contenders

11 Numb - Linkin Park

Even if this is my favorite song of all time, it is not a Nu Metal song though. - Johnalove

This is a damn joke... Linkin Park's points of authority at 2nd and their best (NUMB) at 69... Seriously has anyone here even hear this great song. It deserve 1s position

This song isn't nu metal, that's just like saying Nothing Else Matters is thrash metal. And Points of Authority is better anyway. - CabadePartyhunter

This is a joke this should be at the top of the list

It should be rank 1... Anything below that for numb is like a bad practical joke...

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12 Dig - Mudvayne

Such an awesome and intense song. Very fast talking- great to listen to. Hail Mudvayne

This needs to be in the Top 10. For a 2-minute or so song it manages to toughen out the true nu-metal songs, screaming vocals combined with rapping lyrics, a lurching guitar riff, not to mention a memorable bassline at the beginning, topping it off with a more vocal-oriented breakdown. THAT'S WHAT MAKES A GOOD NU-METAL SONG. - NuMetalManiak

Dig is the best nu metal song and Mudvayne the best nu metal band.

This song is so metal compared to all the other stuff on this list. It's quite a shame that so many Linkin Park songs are so high. It shows what direction our youth are going in

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13 Psychosocial - Slipknot

This is the only song

what? 105? it must be top20...

come on... you must be joking man...

i listening this music 3 time a day like eat...

I love corey taylor and this song always blow my mind

All hail slipknot "

You gotta be kidding me. It's one of the best nu metal song! Please vote this song to number 1. And where is daddy by Korn?

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14 One Step Closer - Linkin Park

I think this song is the best ever Linkin Pak song.. - MvC

Why is Afterlife and Nightmare above One Step Closer? These songs are heavy metal. One Step Closer should be above these two songs. By the way, it is one of Linkin Park's most aggressive song of their album Hybrid Theory and out of all their songs released on radio.

Best song ever... It has got nu metal quality with chester's screaming voice... Linkin Park rocks... Intelligent music

WHAT?! This is simply the best song in the history of nu metal... I feel ashamed when such good songs stay below top 20..

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15 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

This is Rap Metal not Nu-Metal. - Soulstealer

Damn how is this not number one? Best nu metal song ever by the best nu metal band ever (except maybe Linkin Park) come on people VOTE for Killing In The Name!

Rage against the machine is so strong, although I would not classify only in Nu metal but definitively as one of the best song of metal! Funk metal but the best one!

These guys kind of invented nu metal so you have to hand it to them - Revrad

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16 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

Best System of A Down song... absolutely mental. The tune is extremely catchy and the screamo is just fantastic!

I think (only out of the ten of these) this should be number 1. I love System of a Down, but I think B.Y.O.B. is better than Chop Suey! Also, I like KoRn, but System of a Down is better. Slipknot is ok. I'm not going to say they suck, because they don't. I don't listen to disturbed very often, I'm not a huge fan of their music, and Linkin Park should be thrown out of this list forever. - Top15Playthroughs

This booze-celebrating, anit-political song is my personal favorite from System of a Down. "WHY DO THEY ALWAYS SEND THE POOR?! " is another great nu metal cry.

Really shows the cultural makeup of System of a Down

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17 7 Words - Deftones

This should be a top

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18 Death Blooms - Mudvayne


Very underrated song really - nooreldeen

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19 My Own Summer - Deftones

This song was in Around the Fur not White Pony and it is nu metal, Deftones were one of the main pioneers of the genre.

This is Alt Metal at it's finest. Deftones were smart to rid themselves of the silly Nu Metal label with the release of The White Pony.

Real nu metal

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20 My Way - Limp Bizkit

26? Well its in a bad spot but anyways great song to listen at some point I couldn't stop listening to this song

Should be number one absolutely amazing list

What? Number 20? This song should be in the top 5

One of the greatest songs of the last 20 years still yall.

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23 Last Resort - Papa Roach


Thanks to Papa Roach, everyone in the world knows their life will be cut into pieces and this is their last resort.

This song saved my I life

The opening is amazing and brings a whole new element to the genre

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24 Headstrong - Trapt

This song should not be listed in nu metal, as far as am concerned with this number... The one reading this should check this song out... Its really amazing by out of nu metal.. One of my best song by trapt..

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25 A Place for My Head - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
26 Falling Away from Me - Korn

One of Korn's best songs deserves to be over Twisted Transistor in my opinion. Everything about this song is perfect.

I just really love this song.

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27 The Devil in I - Slipknot

Only self titled and some from subliminal verses are nu metal, devil in I is plain heavy metal.

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28 The Night - Disturbed

This song is not nu metal I think..

Awesome song love just love

The best song of Disturbed.Surely deserves higher place.

How is this fu#%*#* song not in the to top 20s the guitar riffs of Dan Donegan and the overall dark tone of David Draimans vocals are perfect give this disturbed song a chance.

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29 Bodies - Drowning Pool

Should be above every LP song because they're not metal! - TheDarkOne_221b

Seriously? This one deserves a good spot at the top. After all Dave William's legacy still lives on even after his way too early passing

This song should be at least top ten and a lot higher than some of these other ones. Back when this album came out this single was playing non stop on the radio and used on every video. Still my favorite nu metal song of all time

Amazing kick ass song should be higher, much higher

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30 No Life - Slipknot

Slipkot always dominated the nu-metal genre and this songs does as well.

This song makes me tread The high untrespassed sanctity of space

its different from all other nu metal songs and all of there songs - numetalhead

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31 The Diary of Jane - Breaking Benjamin

One of the best songs ever but its not nu metal!

This is very best song here.. But anyway it is not even nu metal.. But anyway it is number 1

Should be on top 5 or something

Great nu metal song.

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32 Rollin' - Limp Bizkit

I am still waiting to hear a track to at least compete this one. Masterpiece of rap metal. Keep on rollin', y'all. L.B. forever.

Everyone hates this song but I love this song so much. Gets me pumped for a game or a fight. KEEP ROLLIN BABY!

This list ridiculous. Rollin is definitely in the top ten.

Should be in the top ten easily

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33 Again & Again - Taproot

I don't know why it took so long for a taproot song to come up, best nu-metal guys out there (along with early deftones)

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35 Before I Forget - Slipknot

Duality is 5! And this is 28 this is the best slipknot song and nu metal come on please vote!

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36 Clown - Korn

This is my favorite korn song

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38 Mudshovel - Staind

Alternative Metal not Nu-Metal. - Soulstealer

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39 My Frustration - Coal Chamber

This is like Freak on a Leash, but better. - ThatoneMetalhead

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41 Bring the Noise - Staind
42 Payback - Flaw

good song

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43 Sugar - System of a Down

What a funny great song! I love System of a Down, but I would not call them a Nu Metal Band. As someone said before, this is Alternative Metal.


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44 From the Inside - Linkin Park

This is quite a Remarkable song! Some may argue that there are songs like in the end numb and crawling and so on and so forth because with LP you can just go on and on and on but this songs definitely has spice that rips you wide open! A superb start, absolutely robust, it's the start that makes you wanna listen to the entire song! And then the slow melodious voice of chetser buildin it up to the chorus and then towards the end an ear bleedin scream and then just when the screamin comes to an end an absolutely thrillin DJ hahn special that totally takes you to a new high!

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45 Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away) - Deftones

This song is just amazing, it makes me dream away, and it also makes a kind of feeling that I've never felt from listening to a song before.

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47 Gematria (The Killing Name) - Slipknot

This is definitely the best song Slipknot ever made, really awesome

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48 Aerials - System of a Down

Don't call it a song, it's a masterpiece. A song that manages to be poetic while being heavy at the same time. My favourite song of all time.

I like this song. - Pony

Whaat? 18? this is pure poetry.

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49 Change (In the House of Flies) - Deftones

I’m not a huge fan of Deftones, but I really like this song. - 3DG20

If you like MM NIN and that Stuff this song is definitely for you... dark Heavy at times and Really Tool like Stuff.. not a noisy masterpiece but an evil planned Masterpiece.

This was Deftones groundbreaker! - DesBaka

Deftones was the original band that created this scene. With this album they broke away from the crapstorm that they had created and took upon great elements of the Cure and that like

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Top Remixes (36)

1. Blind - Korn
2. 7 Words - Deftones
3. Give - Cold
1. Death Blooms - Mudvayne
2. Step Into the Sideshow - 40 Below Summer
3. Mudshovel - Staind
1. Chop Suey! - System of a Down
2. Bring Me to Life - Evanescence
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