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 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


3 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

4 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

5 Gallons of Rubbing Alcohol Flow Through the Strip - Nirvana
6 Wages of Sin - Theocracy

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

7 The Colour and the Shape - Foo Fighters

This song is amazing!

This could be their most agressive song. - Userguy44

8 Martyr - Soilwork
9 Aggressive Perfector - Slayer
10 Son of Alerik - Deep Purple

The Contenders

11 Shook - Thousand Foot Krutch
12 All By Myself - Green Day


13 Mosquito Song - Queens of the Stone Age
14 Out From Under - Red
15 Maynard's D*** - Tool
16 Baker Street - Foo Fighters

Gerry Rafferty cover. - Metal_Treasure

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

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

18 Spatial Architects - Demons and Wizards

Bonus track 2005. - Metal_Treasure

19 Stand Your Ground - Robbie Williams

Love this hidden track

Behind the song 'These Dreams'

20 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

21 Michael & Geri - Korn
22 Man Without Shadow - Primal Fear
23 Glasshouses - Living Sacrifice
24 Eeyore - Slipknot

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

25 Earache My Eye - Korn
26 Empty - Love & Death
27 The Gaping Lotus Experience - Tool
28 Harvest of Sorrow - Blind Guardian

Should be higher in my opinion. - Element119

29 The Wizard - Blind Guardian

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

30 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

31 God of Thunder - Death
32 Helpless Hope - Demon Hunter
33 Blood - My Chemical Romance


34 Disgustipated - Tool
35 Bonehead's Bank Holiday - Oasis

Bonus track on the vinyl edition only. - Metal_Treasure

36 Empty Sounds of Hate - Marilyn Manson

This is literally hidden at track 99.

37 Love The Way You Lie (Piano Version) - Rihanna
38 Bite Me - Weird Al Yankovic
39 Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Lauryn Hill
40 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

41 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

42 Out In The Fields - Primal Fear

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

43 Bury Me Under The Sun - Lamb Of God
44 Shoulder Of Your God - Lamb Of God
45 Angst - Nero
46 I Surrender - Armin van Buuren

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

47 Whispering Wind - Moby
48 Invocation - Danzig
49 All the King's Horses - Blind Guardian

Japanese Bonus Track, 2006. - Metal_Treasure

50 New Noise - Anthrax
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