Top Ten Most Epic Songs

Martin_Canine
The best songs that can be considered as epic in sense of either unusually long, bombastic/orchestral and/or consisting in several segments.

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

I'm not sure if this is THE greatest song of all time, but it's definitely one of the greatest. - allamassal

In a lifetime of songs listened to, this one is the best.

A true epic - iliekpiez

The greatest song of all time doesn't deserve to be below Total Eclipse of the Heart

2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3 One - Metallica

Epicness is flowing through my body when the third solo starts. - Userguy44

4 And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian

Epic songs, and without Manowar?

Everything in this masterpiece is epic - epic length (14:08), epic composition with many parts that get more intense, symphonic orchestration, epic story, and last but not least - mindblowing vocals from Hansi Kürsch with complex overlapping vocal harmonies creating a choir effect. Just amazing!
The song is about the final days of Troy, as foreseen by Cassandra, daughter of the king of the destroyed city. - Metal_Treasure

5 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Why is this not #1?

Much greater and more epic than BoRap.

6 Stargazer - Rainbow

This masterpiece from Ritchie Blackmore and Dio (1976) pretty much defined "epic" in metal music. - Metal_Treasure

7 Preliator - Globus

Listen to this Before you vote its pretty epic - christangrant

Very good

8 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
9 Thriller - Michael Jackson
10 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

Incredible song. Symphonic, beautiful and 100% epic. Listen to the 2013 version live at Wacken Open Air with the singer Floor Jansen. Watch it right to the end - it's incredible.

One of the most underrated songs of all time, like a modern symphony, of such beauty and grace. It might not be a classic like many other more famous epic songs, but to me, it is the most complex and beautiful of those songs. - Martin_Canine

The Contenders

11 Metal Health - Quiet Riot
12 Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria
13 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

Yes

14 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance

YES YES YES
I CAME TO THIS LIST EXPECTING NOT TO SEE THIS SONG BUT HERE IT IS! THANK YOU

15 Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth

16:26 min long. Jon Schaffer rules!
I only don't like the song sample on here - it's not the original, it's a live version with abother singer. It's good for a live version but you know, the original studio version should have been on here. - Metal_Treasure

16 Art of Life - X Japan
17 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

From the masters of epicness - Blind Guardian. - Metal_Treasure

18 War Pigs / Luke's Wall - Black Sabbath
19 Painkiller - Judas Priest

This is what you can call epic! - Userguy44

20 Prophecies - Philip Glass
21 Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
22 March of the Black Queen - Queen
23 Dream On - Aerosmith

Like it

24 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

Epic symphonic metal at its best - one of the most impressive and crafted songs I've ever heard. - Metal_Treasure

25 Livin’ On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

This song is pretty overrated, but I still think it's epic. - allamassal

26 Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
27 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
28 Child in Time - Deep Purple
29 The Trial - Pink Floyd
30 The End - The Doors

should be

What why is this not number 1?

31 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part II - Helloween
32 The Poet and the Pendulum - Nightwish
33 The Show Must Go On - Queen

No words for it. - Userguy44

34 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

If you think the intro was epic enough. Listen to the outro as well. - Userguy44

The galloping riffs and the harmonies... Need I say more?

35 Blackstar - David Bowie
36 Rebellion In Dreamland - Gamma Ray
37 Skyrim Theme Song
38 The Final Countdown - Europe
39 Holy Diver - Dio
40 Bat Out of Hell - Meat Loaf

Literally the most uplifting and driving song of all time. Pretty much any meatloaf song could be here, but Bat Outta Hell really is the epitome when it comes to epic songs that have all sorts of rides throughout them.

41 Lose Yourself - Eminem

This is a great song, without a doubt, but how does it qualify as "epic"? - Martin_Canine

42 Epic - Faith No More

Just give it a listen. - Userguy44

It's right in the title.

43 Damien - Iced Earth
44 Octavarium - Dream Theater

Slow to fast, solo to acoustic to metal progressive to orchestra, singing to poetry, meaning inside another meaning, it's 24 minute full of roller coaster

Are y'all stupid, or just never heard the song

45 Circle of Life - Carmen Twillie
46 Baba O'Riley - The Who
47 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
48 The Prophet's Song - Queen
49 Deceiver of Fools - Within Temptation
50 Bad Guy - Eminem
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