Top Ten Best Nu-Metal Songs

The Top Ten

1 Chop Suey! - System of a Down Chop Suey! - System of a Down Cover Art

I'm a fan of Linkin Park. I'd always thought that my favourite song in nu-metal is one of the LP's, like In The End, Numb, or One Step Closer. But when the first time I heard Chop Suey, I fell in love with this song. My first thought in my mind was: "if I heard Chop Suey before some of LP's, I'll never be a fans of LP"

As much as I love Linkin Park, Slipknot, Korn and RATm, System of a Down is the best Nu-Metal band.! They are so good, that people can't even call them Nu-Metal, they are one of the best bands of the 21st Century! This is also the best song of the 21st Century!

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!

...by the way system of a down plays many genres but System of a Down is a alternative Metal band, they just play nu-metal in the early days and chop suey isn't nu metal, like many songs here on the list, many songs here and chop suey too are alternative Metal or Alternative Rock, but I know alternative metal is very simliar to nu metal, and I love both genres all over the world! ;D

2 In the End - Linkin Park In the End - Linkin Park Cover Art

Best nu metal song ever- if not the best song ever. The way LP shifts seamlessly between Chester and Mike over a backdrop of haunting keyboards and strong bass lines is just something no other band has ever achieved- or at least done well.

In The End isn't even a Nu Metal song bro. It's rap-rock.

Saying 'In the End' is Nu Metal is like saying 'Nothing Else Matters' by Metallica is Thrash Metal.

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.

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

Just a great song that manages to change your mood every time you hear it. It sounds amazing and the lyrics are flawless.

3 Freak on a Leash - Korn Freak on a Leash - Korn Cover Art

I am a huge System of a Down fan, but this song is one of the only tracks that can compete or even beat System of a Down songs for me. I love the 2. part of the song, can't stop headbanging.

Freak On a Leash is great for it's agnsty and powerful lyrics and most of all that demonic beepboxing from Jonathon Davis. Korn started it all for nu metal.

Freak On A Leash is the best nu metal song of all time. This is original nu metal, Chop Suey is stupid!

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

4 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed Down with the Sickness - Disturbed Cover Art

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.

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.

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.

I used to a proper die hard Linkin Park fan, and 2 years ago I would have voted for Points of Authority in a heartbeat. Don't get me wrong, Linkin Park are an amazing band but I've moved onto heavier stuff. For example Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, and going back to listen to Pantera and stuff.

This is probably one of my favourite Disturbed songs of all time. It's a masterpiece in my opinion. Don't understand why its only #7. Love this song!

5 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence Bring Me to Life - Evanescence Cover Art

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!...

Corny as hell, in both the emo lyrics and overblown production, but it's nonetheless very enjoyable. A nice piano intro, great vocals by Amy Lee & a surprisingly poppy & memorable chorus make this one of the few stomachable nu-metal songs in the early noughties.

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

Such a great song, this should be least in top 10.

6 Blind - Korn Blind - Korn Cover Art

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!

What? It's should on 1st! And why is twisted transistor high rank?

This is where nu metal started: this is nu metal

7 Psychosocial - Slipknot Psychosocial - Slipknot Cover Art

Oh my god are you just joking me?
Take a look at, 5this music are awesome, I listen to this song 7 times a day, I think this song are an epicness, you've should rank this snuff higher than 63

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?

Only self titled and some from the subliminal verses were nu metal, psychosocial is groove metal.

I love corey taylor and this song always blow my mind

All hail slipknot "

8 Points of Authority - Linkin Park Points of Authority - Linkin Park Cover Art

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

LP's song on no. 2. No-doubt that there are many awesome nu-metal songs which nu-metal song is as hit as In The End or Numb. People have really gone dumb nowadays. Asss. If anyone knows nu-metal it's all because of LP. Korn might be the creator of nu-metal but LP was the band to make it an international genre.

You have to think you'd never know
You have to act like your someone
You want someone to hurt like you
You have to share what you've been through
... You'll live what you've learned...
Best song ever... I love Linkin Park

Points of Authority is probably the greatest song between the top five. I get the feeling this should be number 1 on the list, it is like an amazing song I've ever heard.

9 Numb - Linkin Park Numb - Linkin Park Cover Art

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.

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

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

It shows that voting system here is a bit weird. Best song ever made.

10 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot Wait and Bleed - Slipknot Cover Art

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.

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

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

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

The Contenders

11 Duality - Slipknot Duality - Slipknot Cover Art

One of the best songs on the best album of the best metal band. This song has amazing drumming, an amazing guitar riff and Corey Taylor's rapping is phenomonal. How he goes from singing to rapping to screaming and back to singing again is perfect.

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.

It's so amazing but I still love is wait and bleed it's more than a song it's something what the others can never beat. I love slipknot now and forever.

12 Dig - Mudvayne Dig - Mudvayne Cover Art

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.

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

I didn't actually expect this to be on the list, considering there's no Limp Bizkit or Papa Roach or P.O.D. , but the intro to this song, the scream at the very start if awe inspiring.

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

13 One Step Closer - Linkin Park One Step Closer - Linkin Park Cover Art

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..

O S T is no doubt number 1. Really can't believe this position. Shut up when chester is talking to you.

14 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down Cover Art

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.

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

Really shows the cultural makeup of System of a Down

Everybody's going to the party have a real good time.

15 My Way - Limp Bizkit My Way - Limp Bizkit Cover Art

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.

16 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.

I don't see why Linkin Park is looked at as the greatest nĂ¼- metal band. In my opinion, I thnk they are quite overrated. Korn is the band that layed the foundation for this genre, and they deserve a much higher spot on many lists. The song "Twisted Transistor" is my personal favorite. This song has a lot of things that Linkin Park doesn't.

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.

17 7 Words - Deftones 7 Words - Deftones Cover Art

This should be a top

18 Bodies - Drowning Pool Bodies - Drowning Pool Cover Art

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

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

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

Amazing kick ass song should be higher, much higher

19 Death Blooms - Mudvayne Death Blooms - Mudvayne Cover Art

Very underrated song really

20 My Own Summer - Deftones My Own Summer - Deftones Cover Art

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.

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.

Real nu metal

21 Falling Away from Me - Korn Falling Away from Me - Korn Cover Art

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.

22 Headstrong - Trapt Headstrong - Trapt Cover Art

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..

23 Give - Cold Give - Cold Cover Art
24 Bawitdaba - Kid Rock Bawitdaba - Kid Rock Cover Art
25 A Place for My Head - Linkin Park A Place for My Head - Linkin Park Cover Art
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