Top Ten Most Epic Songs

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

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

A true epic - iliekpiez

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2 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
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

4 One - Metallica

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

5 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

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

Much greater and more epic than BoRap.

6 Preliator - Globus

Listen to this Before you vote its pretty epic - christangrant

Very good

7 Stargazer - Rainbow

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

8 Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
9 Thriller - Michael Jackson
10 Metal Health - Quiet Riot

The Newcomers

? As - Stevie Wonder
? Circle of Life - Carmen Twillie

The Contenders

11 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

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.

12 Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria
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

14 Art of Life - X Japan
15 Wheel of Time - Blind Guardian

From the masters of epicness - Blind Guardian. - Metal_Treasure

16 Painkiller - Judas Priest

This is what you can call epic! - Userguy44

17 Welcome to the Black Parade - My Chemical Romance
18 Prophecies - Philip Glass
19 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce


20 Dream On - Aerosmith

Like it

21 Sacred Worlds - Blind Guardian

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

22 March of the Black Queen - Queen
23 Livin’ On a Prayer - Bon Jovi

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

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

No words for it. - Userguy44

29 The End - The Doors

What why is this not number 1?

30 Rebellion In Dreamland - Gamma Ray
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?

32 Lose Yourself - Eminem

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

33 Epic - Faith No More

It's right in the title.

Just give it a listen. - Userguy44

34 Skyrim Theme Song
35 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.

36 Damien - Iced Earth
37 I'd Do Anything for Love (But I Won't Do That) - Meat Loaf
38 The Prophet's Song - Queen
39 Deceiver of Fools - Within Temptation
40 Bad Guy - Eminem
41 Paranoid Android - Radiohead

The "RAIN DOWN" segment in particular - xandermartin98

It's weird and epic in a strange way. - Userguy44

42 The Final Countdown - Europe
43 Macarthur Park - Richard Harris
44 Fantasmic - Nightwish
45 Creek Mary's Blood - Nightwish
46 Runaway - Kanye West
47 Purple Rain - Prince
48 Life is a Lemon and I Want My Money Back - Meat Loaf
49 Dead Boy's Poem - Nightwish
50 Operation Ground Pound - Dragonforce
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Top Remixes (5)

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

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