Top 10 Bonus and Hidden Tracks

Some artists are generous and bonus tracks are really very good.
Bonus tracks may include: original songs, great cover songs and remarkable live versions. Also alternative versions of the artist's original songs such as acoustic, slow, extended and orchestral versions, and so on.
Bonus tracks may come in the form of hidden tracks.

The Top Ten

1 Train in Vain - The Clash

A hidden bonus track that was added to the album "London Calling" at the very last minute and the initial pressings didn't even list the track on the sleeve. - Metal_Treasure

One of my favorite Clash songs. It has a sick guitar solo too. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

2 Distant Memories - Blind Guardian

A great bonus track to a great album (2015). I guess Blind Guardian released this song as a bonus track because it's a mellow song and they didn't want to be accused of not being heavy enough. Metal bands are criticized for the soft songs and Blind Guardian did the right thing. This song is one of the best songs on the album though - it's mellow but not poppy and cheesy. Metal bands should learn from Blind Guardian.
I like the whole song and especially the wonderful melancholy chorus:
"But still they don't know they're just caught in distant memories". - Metal_Treasure

3 Lunar Lament - Demons and Wizards

Groovy rhythm, beautiful chorus and lyrics, and perfect vocals (bonus track 2005).

"I'm existing hopelessly 'cause I can't reach the sun
Darkness covers me, my soul has yet to long
I'm looking for serenity 'cause I can't reach the sun

It's all I long for - the heat of the sun
It's all I long for
What I'm wishing for is the blessing of the sun". - Metal_Treasure

4 Endless, Nameless - Nirvana

It's actually one of the most destructive and it's one of my favorites - FettiMC

One of my favorites by the band, actually. - Alpha101

Plays 10 minutes after the end of Something In the Way on the CD. - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak


5 Wages of Sin - Theocracy

Bonus track for the Japanese edition only (2008). The album was very good, too. - Metal_Treasure

6 The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters

This song is amazing!

7 Martyr - Soilwork
8 Aggressive Perfector - Slayer
9 Son of Alerik - Deep Purple
10 Shook - Thousand Foot Krutch

The Contenders

11 Out From Under - Red
12 All By Myself - Green Day


PFT I love this lol. tre's so funny! - galaxyfox

13 Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip - Nirvana
14 Baker Street - Foo Fighters

Gerry Rafferty cover. - Metal_Treasure

15 Who Shot Ya? - The Notorious B.I.G

Bonus track on Biggie's "Ready to Die" - Bboymakinwitthefrekfreak

16 Spatial Architects - Demons and Wizards

Bonus track 2005. - Metal_Treasure

17 Stand Your Ground - Robbie Williams

Love this hidden track

Behind the song 'These Dreams'

18 White Room - Demons and Wizards

Cream cover - one of the best cover songs out there and in my opinion it sounds better than the original.
Bonus track for limited edition, vinyl, and Japanese releases (2000). - Metal_Treasure

19 Man Without Shadow - Primal Fear
20 Glasshouses - Living Sacrifice
21 Eeyore - Slipknot

Pretty decent track, but Earache my Eye (hidden track off Follow the Leader (Korn)) should be on here.

22 Empty - Love & Death
23 Harvest of Sorrow - Blind Guardian

Should be higher in my opinion. - Element119

24 The Wizard - Blind Guardian

Amazing Uriah Heep cover (1995). It sounds better than the original. - Metal_Treasure

25 Her Majesty - The Beatles

Only 0:23 minutes long, it appears as a hidden track, 14 seconds after the end of the official final track, “The End”.

Later releases of the album included the song on the track listing. - Metal_Treasure

26 God of Thunder - Death
27 Helpless Hope - Demon Hunter
28 Invocation - Danzig
29 Bonehead's Bank Holiday - Oasis

Bonus track on the vinyl edition only. - Metal_Treasure

30 Empty Sounds of Hate - Marilyn Manson

This is literally hidden at track 99.

31 Blood - My Chemical Romance


32 Love The Way You Lie (Piano Version) - Rihanna
33 England - Edguy

Limited edition bonus track, 2014.
I love the lyrics better than the music to this song (the singer and lyricist is German):

"England's got Steve Harris
And as if that was not enough for you:
England's got Bruce Dickinson
And on top of it the other ones
in Iron Maiden too, yes, it's true.
England: inventors of definitely Leppard, Shakespeare..." - Metal_Treasure

34 France - The Libertines

Hidden track - stashed after the final official track, What Became Of The Likely Lads, on their second, self-titled album. - Metal_Treasure

35 Out In The Fields - Primal Fear

Gary Moore and Phil Lynott cover. Bonus track for Japan (2001). - Metal_Treasure

36 Bury Me Under The Sun - Lamb Of God
37 Shoulder Of Your God - Lamb Of God
38 Angst - Nero
39 I Surrender - Armin van Buuren

Easily one of his best tracks. So sad that it isn't regarded as such. - PositronWildhawk

40 Whispering Wind - Moby
41 All the King's Horses - Blind Guardian

Japanese Bonus Track, 2006. - Metal_Treasure

42 The Gaping Lotus Experience - Tool
43 New Noise - Anthrax
44 Bombshell Blonde - Owl City
45 St. James - Avenged Sevenfold
46 Turn Off The Lights - Panic! At The Disco

yes god

47 Open My Eyes - Buckcherry
48 Legion of Monsters - Disturbed

I hope the only reason this song isn't on here is because it is new. This song is awesome, and the meaning behind the lyrics is so true - SeanW

49 Alice - Avril Lavigne
50 Shoot Love - Maroon 5
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Who Shot Ya? - The Notorious B.I.G
2. Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip - Nirvana
3. Train in Vain - The Clash
1. Distant Memories - Blind Guardian
2. Wages of Sin - Theocracy
3. Son of Alerik - Deep Purple
1. Martyr - Soilwork
2. Shook - Thousand Foot Krutch
3. Out From Under - Red

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