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

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

It's the greatest song of all time. - Catacorn

Iconic and timeless masterpiece. Freddie Mercury was the most talented artist in the music industry.

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

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2 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

3 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
4 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I like this a little better than Bohemian Rhapsody. - Catacorn

Much greater and more epic than BoRap.

5 Preliator - Globus

Listen to this Before you vote its pretty epic - christangrant

Very good

6 One - Metallica
7 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
8 Ghost Love Score - Nightwish

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

9 Stargazer - Rainbow

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

10 Thriller - Michael Jackson

The Newcomers

? Art of Life - X Japan

The Contenders

11 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
12 Metal Health - Quiet Riot
13 Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria
14 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

15 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

From the masters of epicness - Blind Guardian. - Metal_Treasure

16 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce
17 Painkiller - Judas Priest
18 March of the Black Queen - Queen
19 Prophecies - Philip Glass
20 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

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

21 The Trial - Pink Floyd
22 Dream On - Aerosmith
23 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
24 The Poet and the Pendulum - Nightwish
25 Livin’ On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

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

26 The End - The Doors
27 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part II - Helloween
28 Rebellion In Dreamland - Gamma Ray
29 Epic - Faith No More

It's right in the title.

Just give it a listen. - Userguy44

30 The Show Must Go On - Queen
31 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

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

32 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.

33 Lose Yourself - Eminem

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

34 Skyrim Theme Song
35 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
36 Deceiver of Fools - Within Temptation
37 Damien - Iced Earth
38 Paranoid Android - Radiohead

The "RAIN DOWN" segment in particular - xandermartin98

39 The Final Countdown - Europe
40 Macarthur Park - Richard Harris
41 The Prophet's Song - Queen
42 Bad Guy - Eminem
43 Fantasmic - Nightwish
44 Creek Mary's Blood - Nightwish
45 Runaway - Kanye West
46 Purple Rain - Prince
47 Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back - Meat Loaf
48 Dead Boy's Poem - Nightwish
49 Operation Ground Pound - Dragonforce
50 A Prophecy of Worlds to Fall - Xandria
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. One - Metallica
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1. And Then There Was Silence - Blind Guardian
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian
Metal_Treasure
1. Art of Life - X Japan
2. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
3. Prophecies - Philip Glass
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