Best Within Temptation Songs

BloodyMargarita

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.

V 22 Comments
2 Memories

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.

Love this song!

V 26 Comments
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.

sooo good

V 7 Comments
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

Very emotional and touching.

V 12 Comments
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!

Best song ever.i love it so much

V 4 Comments
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.

Tears in my eyes of the voice!

V 8 Comments
7 Jillian (I'd Give My Heart)

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!

Absolutely adore this song!

V 3 Comments
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.

Best acoustic WT song. Sharon sounds amazing with just an acoustic guitar backing her flawless vocals.

V 8 Comments
9 Let Us Burn

It's amazing!

10 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!

Shot In The Dark...!

V 8 Comments

The Contenders

11 Stand My Ground

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?

SO motivating

V 7 Comments
12 Ice Queen

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!

This was their break through song, and although there have been some better songs perhaps and many changes in their genre, this for me is a very special song. :)
(It's also fun trying to sing it as a guy, as I know all of the words. )

Sharons voice is amazing in this. - Userguy44

V 11 Comments
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

Nice forever song

V 2 Comments
14 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

15 All I Need

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.

Beautiful metal song

V 15 Comments
16 Mother Earth

MOTHER EARTH IS A TRADEMARK OF WT! IT SHOULD BE THE FIRST IN DEED! And where is the ICE QUEEN?

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.

classic. Deserves a higher place in this list

V 5 Comments
17 Silver Moonlight
18 See Who I Am

My top 10:
Truth beneath the rose
See who I am
Stand my ground
Our Solemn Hour
Forsaken
Forgiven
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.

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.

Best song among ones I have heard till now

V 12 Comments
20 Lost

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

Fantastic melody

V 2 Comments
21 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

But this is such a great song!
Her voice is pure perfection and the lyrics are fantastic.

V 1 Comment
22 Paradise (What About Us?)

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.

Two of my favorites together... just amazing!

V 5 Comments
23 Say My Name

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

My fave song

Great song

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

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

25 It's the Fear

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.

26 A Demon's Fate

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

Impossible not to want to sing again and again the chorus, this is their best

A true masterpiece!

V 1 Comment
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.

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!

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.

How is this not the numer 1?

V 6 Comments
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...

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

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

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.

31 Murder
32 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.

I defy anyone to listen to this song and not shed a tear. The lyrics just touch your soul.

V 3 Comments
33 The Heart Of Everything

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

34 Tell Me Why
35 Pale

The concept of the song is unique and very beautiful

36 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.

The most epic song (with Iron being close)

V 4 Comments
37 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

38 Somewhere

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...

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!

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

It's Okay if You Cry with this

V 2 Comments
39 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!

40 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.

Looove this song
Sharon is queen!

V 3 Comments
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

43 Stairway to the Skies

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.

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

Best WT song live. Great guitar solo from Ruud at the end and as always Sharon delivers crystal clear vocals.

V 3 Comments
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.

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.

46 Forsaken

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

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

Really? 53?

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.

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.

49 Empty Eyes

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

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

Very melodic :D
love the lyrics and the music tone

50 Deceiver of Fools
PSearch List

Related Lists

Best Songs From Within Temptation's Hydra Best Songs From Within Temptation's the Silent Force Best Songs From Within Temptation's the Heart of Everything Best Songs From Within Temptation's the Unforgiving Best Songs From Within Temptation's Mother Earth

List Stats

2,000 votes
85 listings
10 years, 45 days old

Top Remixes (26)

1. Let Us Burn
2. Silver Moonlight
3. Iron
philhenshaw
1. Frozen
2. Hand of Sorrow
3. Fire and Ice
Elina
1. Angels
2. Memories
3. Hand of Sorrow
hsuthinzarmg

WRemix
View All 26

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.
P