Best Within Temptation Songs


The Top Ten

1 Angels

Her voice in this song is so compelling and amazing music. The lyrics are SO good, you kinda feel like listening to it all day

This song is haunting! Do NOT BASE IT ON THE PREVIEW ON ITUNES! I love it to bits!. It was the song that drew me to Within Temptation. Really worth buying listening to every day!

Awesome vocal... Superb music composition.. Truly a very energizing song... Good lyrics

I love this song.

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2 Memories

I was first introduced with Shot in the dark but Memories made me fall in love..Angels was a masterpiece but I think memories is slightly better.

Amazing.! My first WT song and I truly love it...! Speechless... don't have words to describe it...!

This is the first song I ever heard by Within Temptation and ever since, I've been hooked! It's lyrics were so spectacular... it's different from the other songs of today. The lyrics actually mean something and really make you think. I love this song to bits and will never forget this song. It's really changed my life... now I have Within Temptation as part of my life and suddenly my life has become better... it's funny how just one song can do that to you.

Beautiful lyrics and totally amazing song! The music video is even better, which really haunts you and make you feel for the song. Many different experiences can be tied to this song. Indeed in life we have too many beautiful memories to cherish, and this song speaks about how they could be brought back, even if they are only in your mind.

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3 The Howling

A masterpiece of theirs... No competition... It makes you want to listen to the song over and over again

This is the song that really got me into this. This song totally deserves it spot at first place. It's so amazing.

Excellent song - lovers of Evanescence will enjoy this masterpiece as it will feel a little familiar, the rugged vocals and that gothic symphonic rock feel.

Initially, this wasn't my favorite by them... but now it's at he top of my list. Sharon's vocals are really powerful in this one and I will never forget it. It definitely deserves its place.

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4 Frozen

This is quite underrated... Should be on of the top ten or at least top 12... I love the song and the video, I love the lyrics too but most of all I LOVE Sharon's voice... The only within temptation song which I have memorized... Within temptation is one of my favorite bands!

I think this should be higher than top 6. Besides the catchy tune, Sharon's wonderful voice, this song has a very deep meaning. It tells the story of the pain of sacrificing and not telling the reason why you did it for someone.

Love this song mainly for it's story and what they did with the winnings. Donated them to charity

I love the way she expresses the sorrow in the song! I love the song, the lyrics and mostly I love sheron's voice! I don't get how this song is not number one!

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5 Iron

Iron is the best track on the unforgiving it is the best within temptation song hands down ( other than the howling and ice queen. In a word EPIC!

Pretty much the textbook definition of an epic metal song.

Iron is the most shining pearl on the beautiful necklace of gothic rock & metal. this song has everything and though there are other WT songs with personal meaning for me, this one is artistically the best!

Love this song - it's a much more rockier anthem with some great riffs and an interlude to die for. One of the few true epic rock songs of WT you can blast out in your car!

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6 Hand of Sorrow

I won't comment how amazing sharon sound. I just want people know how the piano intro make my your soul go to sorrow, the violin, the guitar so amazing... Send me to another world with a temptation in my mind. Why it's here? It must be the very best of WT. It's number ONE! It's the price of a masterpiece

Sharon's vocals cast a striking harmony to the orchestral and electric elements on the song. The lyrics are just as vibrant, and coupled with her angelic voice, makes the song damn near perfect!

A touching song that tells an epic story. The strings and guitar add so much to the song as well.

Catchy while at the same time the right amount of slow melodic tune included- a heaven feel to it.

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7 Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)

It's the perfect blend of rock and beautiful.

This is the song I stumbled upon when I was shuffling through the track listing of all WT albums. The name caught my interest so decided to give it a go. And boy does it sound so wonderful. I fell for it from the very intro itself. And the whole song is just extravagant. This deserves to be on the top 20 or 10 at least.

Chorus is awesome. Other than that, it's an average song. Still beats other songs from the same artist.

A masterpiece! Their best song!

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8 What Have You Done

It's a combination of lyrics and melody.
This is like the perfect song of Within Temptation
When you listen to it, you just can't get enough of it.


Love the dynamics of this song and the melody of the two vocals, for me best song! And the lyrics are quite good!

That's the song that would normally attract someone to Within Temptation. At least that's what I think, IMO. Has everything you're looking for in a single song.

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9 Shot in the Dark

Definitely better than Memories... Or as good as Angels... Should be in the top 3... Wonder if its me who is mad or is it the people having lost their touch on music laugh out loud

Definitely better than angel

This is the first song I heard by this artist and is still my favorite. It should be in the top!

The greatest song I ever heard deserves to be the first I'll definitely break the computer if it not comes first

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10 Let Us Burn

It's amazing!

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The Contenders

11 Stand My Ground

It deserves a higher place on this list. The combination of a heavenly melody and a powerful feeling is what makes this song so special. It's one of Within Temptation's signature songs for a reason.

Love this one, I just discovered within temptation yesterday and so far this one is the one that's gets stuck in my head, powerful chorus, I LOVE it

First song of theirs I ever heard! At first, I just thought they were okay. Not great. A while later, I looked them up again. Deceiver of Fools. I just went from there! Love this song and band!

This is one of the best! It made WT famous in my country! I think it should be high, doesn't you think it?

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12 Ice Queen

This song got me into Within Temptation. It's so beautiful and perfectly balances rock with some nice slow parts. Deserves to be higher!

Sharons voice is amazing in this. - Userguy44

This must be the best and most famous song, and her voice is fair like an angel's. I love everything about this song; it's mood that is pure and powerful, her perfect pitch, the instrumental pieces - everything that makes one feel completely aligned with Mother Earth. Makes me want to stumble out in the woods and sing the song on top of my lungs. When I do listen to Ice Queen I listen to it over and over. And EACH time; the music and her voice send CHILLS right down my spine.

I love her voice in this song.. Reminds me of the woods.. It doesn't deserve this position.. Should have been at a higher place!

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13 Faster

This song is awesome and is my favorite, I love the lyrics and all the energy of them, I also love her voice

Best motivation song ever

The best composition, best lyrics, so eventually the best song... Simply love it

Killer on the highway! Best track fr long drives

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14 Mother Earth

What are you doing all the way down here? That being sad this song shows its true mastery once you listen to it multiple times, with amazing vocals all the way to the hauntingly beautiful music as well as the deep lyrics. - Rofl95


This songs simply makes your heart dance. It's been my favourite song by them since the beginning, this I a masterpiece. Actually, even though I love other songs as much as this one, I consider this is their only masterpiece.

It's a very very good song. The flute at the beginning just make me feel like I'm playing a video game. Lyrics are good too. Totally love this song. The live version of black Symphony tour is just stunning.

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15 Fire and Ice

Why is this song so far down the list? It's gorgeous, had it stuck in my head for the last 2 weeks!

Slow yet a beautiful song conveying depth

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16 All I Need

Beautiful metal song

It's a very beautiful song. I first heard it on the vampire diaries. Elena and Damon looked so good together. I think that this song was written just for them. Any other song wouldn't have complemented their dance. It's a very emotional song. It touched my very soul when I first heard it. It deserves number 1 spot on this list or at least top 3.

Ok, I admitted, I have heard this song for the first on The Vampire Diaries, but it was also the first song from a T.V. show I have ever searched because it is such a masterpiece. And because of it, I started listening to WT, and look at me now! I have been fan of them for almost 4 years and I am not planning on stopping! And every song they have it is brilliant and I love it.
I have All I Need as my alarm song, and it is the best part of the day, being woken up by WT...

Deals with a struggling relationship, trying to make things work. that's what I am having right now, and I could listen to this song for hours.

This song also was played for the Vampire Diaries.

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18 See Who I Am

My top 10:
Truth beneath the rose
See who I am
Stand my ground
Our Solemn Hour
Say My Name
Hand of Sorrow
Heart of Everything
And I can't figure out the other two. Sorry :(
These people rule!

See who I am, is one of the best songs made by within temptation in my opinion. It has some strong beat behind the lovely vocals by sharon.
The lyrics are also awesome. This song made me love WT..

This song introduced me to WT. Still my favorite.

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19 Our Solemn Hour

it's so very2 good songs...
how they do it?
orchestra(symphonic) metal are realy2 amazing...
sharon den adel have a powerfull vocal.
robert westerholt are great guitarist.
ruud jolie, jeroen van veen & martijn spierenburg make a life this band!
mike coolen the powerful the greatest the awesome drummer... he is magic!

I don't really know why, but this song has attracted me from the beginning. I've loved it since I first heard it. Something about the lyrics and the symphonic quality is just phenomenal.

Amazing symphonic masterpiece! Stand My Ground and Somewhere are my next favorites. I really love WT, their music and especially their lyrics, they are just deep and emotional.

The first of their songs I've ever heard... And its actually still my favorite! A GREAT song. I've heard all of their songs and this one just draws me toward it

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20 Lost

How is this song not No. 1?! It's so meaningful, her voice is beautiful, the music and tune is lovely.. Must listen with Lyrics!

I loved Within temptation from this song. It is absolutely amazing. The lyrics, the solo, her tone.. Everything in this song is just beautiful. This song should really get higher votes and be in the top ten!

Totally my favorite song by them, It MUST be on number 1.

Should be the second after memories

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21 Paradise (What About Us?)

Up up up up

This deserves number 1!
Before I discovered Within Temptation, Tarja (Nightwish) was my favorite band, I mean come ON!
With Tarja's operatic voice, Sharon's angelic voice, the awesome lyrics AND the amazing music, how can this be number 29?

Best duet ever by two females. Definite #1. Would be a supergroup if they stayed together.

Number 25? don't make me laugh/ cry. Much better that that, love it.

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22 In the Middle of the Night

Wait wait wait... This is all the way down here? What? This is one of the best songs I've ever heard!

This is criminal to be this low on list

In the middle of the night

One of my personal favorites from them!

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23 Say My Name

My fave song

Fantastic song, sung with such passion and emotion, I get goose-bumps!

Great song

This song is pure heart-wrench and magnificent in its delivery, my fave along with Memories 😃

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24 Dangerous

I love this song. It is very upbeat, and the chorus is amazing. My new favorite song ever.

Great song. Howard Jones vocals are awesome in this as well.

One of the best male female duets in the entire genre!

My new favourite WT song! :O

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25 It's the Fear

First song I've ever heard from WT will always have a special hold over me - Rofl95

It is because of this song that I first discovered Within Temptation, and fell in love with their music. I have become a huge fan since. Sharon den Adel vocals are haunting yet beautiful all at the same time.

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26 A Demon's Fate

So many great songs: best band ever! This sond is seldom heart on tours...

A true masterpiece!

Most times great songs take you many listens to appreciate its genius but this is the first time where as soon as I heard the pounding guitar riff coupled with Sharon's powerful and chilling cries of "Ooh, Oh, Ooh, Oh, Oohh, Oh, I felt a shiver up my spine and my heart started to race. with every listen this song sounds even more incredible, its uplifting and always moves me like no other human emotion can even come close to replicating!

Literally the best one, trust me6. Powerful and evocative

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27 Edge of the World

Its one of the most melodious songs ever... ! And I love the lyrics... it's so meaningful!

One of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard in my life. So moving deserves so much higher.

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28 Forgiven

So great lyrics about power of love and forgiving... Only Sharon can write something like that. Actualy, considering all song from WT, I think Sharon is the one of the best songwriters in the world!

How is this not the numer 1?

You really think that "My Immortal" by Evanescence is the saddest love song in the world? Well, this song will literally make you cry a river.

Agreed Sharon is a Superb lyric writer. She is much better then Amy Lee.

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29 Jane Doe

Every song of WT is so ear catching! This is one of the faster songs, very catchy very energetic, makes you dance like Sharon and sing it all day long...

WT's most underrated song. Sharon at her very best; That's saying a lot. - gruau

Makes you want to sing along (like many other songs)

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30 The Promise

Tough choice to be honest I was struggling to pick a best song as they are all good, I have yet to hear a poor Within Temptation song. The Promise is a great song with great lyrics and awesome vocals. This is Within Temptation at their best. Definitely their best song live, Sharon is amazing performing this live.

I dare you not to listen to this song on either The Black Symphony or Elements live albums and not get a huge shiver. What an amazing track this is, especially backed by the live orchestra!

Love the way Sharon keeps forgetting / changing the lyrics for this song when performing it live.

There is a passion about this awesome song.

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32 The Heart Of Everything

Their heaviest song till date. Definitely deserves in top10. - sairajd044

You guys are joking right? this song is not in top 5? whatever, for me, this song is the definition of WT.

It has got that something, even listening It over and over again It never gets boring.

33 Our Farewell

People have probably voted for the most voted songs like Angels and The Howling without looking down the list. This song is absolutely heart-touching and it gives me goosebumps. Such a heavenly voice and the music is just what defines Within Temptation. Deserves to be in top 10 at least.

Heard this played at a funeral recently. Such heartfelt and emotional lyrics. Wonderful song.

Thank you Sharon for such a wonderful song. This song is so emotional the lyrics touch your soul.

Most touching lyrics

Deserves a better place

"this is not our farewell"

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34 Tell Me Why

Perfect song

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35 The Truth Beneath the Rose

I'm actually shocked this isn't even on the top 10. WT is by far my most favourite band and there isn't an album of theirs I don't like but compositionally, The Truth Beneath the Rose is one of their most superior songs. It's beautifully played, beautifully sung (it uses Sharon's full range). It's seven minutes long but it actually feels like it could be ten minutes long and still not be enough. The chorus sings like Latin in the end and it's just so epic.

A powerful and magical song indeed. It's their best song in my opinion!

Just listening to this song now, this should definitely be ranked higher. It's so powerful.

How is this song number 38? The truth beneath the rose is a beautiful song (it's wt, how can it not be beautiful? ) But seriously, why is this song so underrated? Vote for this song guys.

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36 Pale

My absolute favorite Within Temptation song. 1st heard it during a time in my life when I needed to hear it. So many emotions tied to this song. - SagaRex108

The concept of the song is unique and very beautiful

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37 Sinèad

What! This song has to be in number 1! Is the best song, the combination of music and voice is perfect! It has quiet parts where we can appreciated her beautiful voice, most other songs have to much noise and she has to scream.

Oh God WHAT A SONG! HAS TO BE NUMBER 1. Everyone should love this song its impossible not to.

How can this utterly awesome song not be in the top tens? I heard the remix and loved it, but this I found to be far better. NOT FAIR!
I don't believe it.

When I heard this song I fell in LOVE with Within Temptation and Sharon's voice! How could people not like this song!? Sinèad!

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38 Caged

This is Within Temptation at their best. Awesome music combined with vocals that are out of this world. Sharon is amazing

just listen to the acoustic version, sure you'll vote it to be the no. 1

This is the best song ever

This song should be on the top. It's so epic and meanful

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39 Somewhere

This song is beautiful! Can't imagine why this song is on 38, because it should be on top 3. When first I heard it, I totally fell in it's emotion. What a lovely song!

The most touching song from WT! Only Sharon is able to make such a lyrics, and bring out such a emotions! WT- angels of music...

An epic display of emotions! Somewhere connects very deeply with emotions. Heavy on the meaning yet sung so lightly... Beautiful vocals...

Okay, this song is something else. It's definitely a touching song and I listen to it daily... never ever gets old.

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40 A Dangerous Mind

Wow such powerful lyrics. I just have to know while I still have time do I have to run or hide away from you.

Great lyrics

Captivating beginning and continues in a breathlessly haunting way! So WT!

41 Deciever Of Fools

This song is absolute heaven. It has everything from great music / lyric writing to amazing music & vocals.

I wish they would play this song more live. Sharon's vocals are out of this world at the end of the song.

This is a stunning song that is very complex. This showcases Sharon's lyric writing talents and her vocals are awesome. Another WT song that is just as good live as the studio version.

Perfect... only WT can make lyrics like this. There's something about it that just goes straight to your heart.

42 Where Is the Edge

One of the best

Another WT song that has an awesome acoustic version

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43 Stairway to the Skies

A real piece of heaven. Work of art. Beautiful and calming. Angelic lyrics and voice. Angelic instruments. Heavenly. Incredible, a real masterpiece. Stunning.

A masterpiece. The song can not be seen just as the best song of the band, because it's clearly bigger than the band that created it. It is powerful alone, but as ending of the Unforgiving, "perfection" is just too lame description for it.

This song has a very mystical and angelic feel to both the lyrics and how the instrumental goes. The perfect song to end off an album.

In the 5 years I've loved this band, nothing could ever rival this one for me.

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44 Utopia

Without a doubt the magic of this song is in it's deep meaning. While it does not convey the power and beauty of Sharon's voice, it truly does carry great power within.

Come on. Sure it's different to their other songs but it's an amazing and powerful song. Should be in the top 15 at least!

Most underrated song by WT.

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45 Aquarius

I'm an Aquarius and this is the first song of Within Temptation I heard and my favorite song.

This one stands apart from the rest.

Its distinctive and eerie sound and dream-like vibe sets it a little ways off from most of WT songs.

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46 Forsaken

Maybe not their best song but for me it's love - Forsaken's brought me to WT years ago and I'm still in love

Forsaken on 30th place...? Did anyone at least heard the song...? Anything less than "1" would be injustice for the song. Listen and then vote for the song

Really? 53?

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47 Restless

Mellow and heartfelt. Operatic and powerful in its own way. Induces a calming but non-sedentary feeling of peace. Peace within mind when the holder knows of their otherwise restless soul.

Another fantastic vocal performance from Sharon.

Definitely one of WT's best songs.

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48 Enter

This was the first song which made me love within temptation. This song is amazingly beautiful. I had never listened something like this before. I love rock songs, but when I listen to this song, I feel a big difference. The voice and the music stream make me feel a little scared but at the same time feel the beauty of the song.

Brilliantly crafted song. And written way before they were well known. Sharon's angelic voice contrasts well with Roberts growls.

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49 Empty Eyes

Great song. Totally underrated - SagaRex108

LOL the very first song of WT I heard. - Rigel

Come on guys this is the best song Honestly listen to the LYRICS guys vote this song should at least be #8

GUYS! Come on this song should at least be in the top 10 her voice in this song is INCREDIBLE It's like a Version of Amy Lee's voice but Seriously #45 this song Deserves so much better I LOVE it I have it on REPEAT on my phone as we speak c'com vote gusy

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