Top Ten Most Epic Songs

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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

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

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2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
3 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

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4 One - Metallica

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

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5 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Why is this not #1?

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

Much greater and more epic than BoRap.

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6 Preliator - Globus

Listen to this Before you vote its pretty epic - christangrant

Very good

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7 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler UListen to Sample
8 Stargazer - Rainbow

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

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9 Thriller - Michael Jackson UListen to Sample
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

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The Contenders

11 Metal Health - Quiet Riot UListen to Sample
12 Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria UListen to Sample
13 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

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14 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance UListen to Sample
15 Art of Life - X Japan UListen to Sample
16 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

From the masters of epicness - Blind Guardian. - Metal_Treasure

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17 Painkiller - Judas Priest

This is what you can call epic! - Userguy44

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18 Prophecies - Philip Glass UListen to Sample
19 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

Yes

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20 March of the Black Queen - Queen UListen to Sample
21 Dream On - Aerosmith

Like it

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22 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

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

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23 Livin’ On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

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

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24 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd UListen to Sample
25 The Trial - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
26 Keeper of the Seven Keys, Part II - Helloween
27 The Poet and the Pendulum - Nightwish UListen to Sample
28 The Show Must Go On - Queen

No words for it. - Userguy44

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29 The End - The Doors

What why is this not number 1?

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30 Rebellion In Dreamland - Gamma Ray UListen to Sample
31 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?

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33 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.

34 Lose Yourself - Eminem

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

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35 Epic - Faith No More

Just give it a listen. - Userguy44

It's right in the title.

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36 The Final Countdown - Europe UListen to Sample
37 Damien - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
38 Circle of Life - Carmen Twillie UListen to Sample
39 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf UListen to Sample
40 The Prophet's Song - Queen UListen to Sample
41 Deceiver of Fools - Within Temptation UListen to Sample
42 Bad Guy - Eminem
43 Operation Ground Pound - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
44 Paranoid Android - Radiohead

The "RAIN DOWN" segment in particular - xandermartin98

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45 Octavarium - Dream Theater

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

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46 Macarthur Park - Richard Harris UListen to Sample
47 Fantasmic - Nightwish
48 Creek Mary's Blood - Nightwish UListen to Sample
49 Runaway - Kanye West UListen to Sample
50 Purple Rain - Prince UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
3. One - Metallica
htoutlaws2012
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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