Best 7 Minutes and Longer Songs


The Top Ten

1 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
3 Master of Puppets - Metallica

Easily together with Battery, Disposable Heroes and Damage Inc. their four best songs ever! (For fifth I have a problem, since in RtL I like Bells the most, but still riffs to me sound too sabbatish (very simple, almost amateurish). MoP wins on all courts in their entire catalogue - it stands head and shoulders above anything recorded in all metal genres with best Death albums, Time Does Not Heal, first two Testament classic albums with the others who have at least three instant classic studio releases that already stood or will stand the test of time for sure : Iron Maiden (Powerslave, BNW, AMOLAD), Fates Warning (A Pleasant Shade of Gray, Disconnected, Darkness In A Different Light), Dream Theater (SFAM, Train of Thought, because&SL), Judas Priest (Sad Wings of Destiny, Screaming for Vengeance, Painkiller). Will see how Rust-Countdown-Endgame; Still Life-Blackwater Park-Ghost Reveries will survive an uncompromising test of time. I wish that they would age with grace as phenomenal ...more

4 Stargazer - Rainbow

For a long time this was my favourite song of all time. It's still up there. - IronSabbathPriest

This is an epic masterpiece. - Metal_Treasure

5 Child in Time - Deep Purple

Beautiful song that slowly increases in intensity as it reaches a guitar solo climax then falls again and increases in intensity a second time to finish with an epic outro. One of the most beautiful songs ever written. - fidelcanojr

Child In Time is amazing. A true masterpiece! Way better than Stairway To Heaven which is one of the most overrated songs on list, except for maybe November Rain

6 Alive - X Japan
7 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
8 Layla - Derek and the Dominos
9 One - Metallica

Ridiculously awsome in every way pausible. I love the lyrics too.

10 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

Best song ever. Meaningful lyrics, great band. This is probably Green Day's best song they ever wrote.

Definitely up there with stairway to heaven and free bird - MojoSpaederman

The Contenders

11 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater
12 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
13 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
14 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
15 Blackwater Park - Opeth
16 Shine on You Crazy Diamond - Pink Floyd
17 Schism - Tool

Isn't like every tool song over 7 minutes long? Lol - Metalfan2112

18 Dry County - Bon Jovi
19 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
20 Estranged - Guns N' Roses
21 Hearts Alive - Mastodon
22 War Pigs - Black Sabbath
23 Purify - Neurosis
24 Won't Get Fooled Again - The Who

You bet that scream ROCKS! No denying it, The Who happen to Rock as well!

If rock and roll had a theme song, then this would be it.

Greatest scream in rock and roll ever. period.

25 Dancing With the Moonlit Knight - Genesis
26 Achilles Last Stand - Led Zeppelin

The greatest Zeppelin tune. - BrianScott01

27 Cabo Wabo - Van Halen
28 Octavarium - Dream Theater
29 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

Only voting because I think it should at least be higher than Green Day. - Metalfan2112

30 Dogs - Pink Floyd

Greatest Solos ever. 17 minutes of amazingness.

31 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
32 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater
33 Echoes - Pink Floyd

BEATIFUL song! A true masterpiece of Pink Floyd

34 Burnt Offerings - Iced Earth
35 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian
36 Flesh and the Power It Holds - Death
37 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

Where's Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Art of Life, Dance with the Devil, Master of Puppets, and War pigs? They should all be in the top ten.

38 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
39 2112 - Rush
40 American Pie - Don McLean

70? It's easily Top 10. This song touches on one of the most tragic moments in music history, and how it impacted everyone. No song here could ever touch on tragic subject like this. - naFrovivuS

41 Save Me - Avenged Sevenfold
42 Purple Rain - Prince
43 The Promise - The Cure
44 Citizen Erased - Muse
45 Civil War - Guns 'N' Roses
46 Iowa - Slipknot
47 Roundabout - Yes

Love this song

48 Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John
49 Supper's Ready - Genesis

Pretty much the definition of Progressive rock. At over 22 minutes in length this is pretty much the greatest piece the genre offers with a massive range of styles and a collection of songs-within-songs that exemplify each of the bands unique talents.

50 Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger - Iron Maiden
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Top Remixes (5)

1. The Glass Prison - Dream Theater
2. Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
3. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
1. Child in Time - Deep Purple
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
1. Blackwater Park - Opeth
2. Schism - Tool
3. Master of Puppets - Metallica

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