Greatest Judas Priest Songs

The Top Ten

1 Painkiller

This is a musical masterpiece. Rob Halford may have done if the best lyrics in any song. Nobody should forget the classics like Iron Maiden Black Sabbath Metallica Megadeth and so on

This song deserves to be in first place I had never heard a better 1st solo in my life.

The of fastest and heaviest song judas priest song

The riff and rhythm of the song as a whole is just pure enjoyment. Drum line is very good and goes well with the guitar. Best from the more heavier side of Judas Priest.

2 Beyond the Realms of Death

Two awesome solos supporting strong lyrics makes it a masterpiece.

Best song by Judas Priest and the old stuff is so much better. Best album Stained Class such a Classic Album.

I personally find this track to be the band's Masterpiece. So much of Priest's work is overlooked by the fans, in favour of their more well known, more "metal" tracks. But this is Classic, and so very distinctly; Priest.

I was never into Metal for the Headbanging. I was in it for the great writing, and lucrative sound. The sound envelops you, and delves into your being. A trait born from the history of Psychedelic/Blue Rock; a Precursor to Heavy Metal.

This song is first followed by Victim of Changes, Then Painkiller, Hellion Electric Eye and then You've Got Another Thing Comin'.

3 Breaking the Law

MASSIVE Judas fan and this is by far the best song to rock out to with friends as well as a strong vocal performance from Halford supported by a great rift combo of KK and Glenn

This is one those short-metal-songs that get's the job done. Pure guitar & vocals sync. It should be 2nd.

You people have obviously not heard any other Judas Priest songs. With choices like Saints In Hell, Victim Of Changes, and Screaming For Vengeance to name a few, you vote for Breakin The Law? DANCE TO THE TUNE? I'm gonna be sick!

Amazing song with exceptionally brilliant lyrics and and solos which get you off your feet and make you dance to the tune

4 Electric Eye

This song is about how governments spy on their citizens, putting an end to privacy and freedom. The moral of the story: We need censorship and mass surveillance to "keep the country clean". - shadomatrix

This song gives the listener a huge understanding of the metal in the song just the best metal song of priest and rob's voice unbelievable.

The Hellion Intro is just gives you those heavy metal vibes that shows you what Judas Priest is all about. After The Hellion, This kick-ass electric sound comes in and and you get the sudden urge to headbang! It defines Heavy Metal.

This song is the quintessential JP song. They play it at every concert, usually the first song along with the Hellion. Pure genius!

5 Victim of Changes

The live version is better than the version on Sad Wings Of Destiny (also my fav JP album), but even that one is better than all their others. My List:

1. Victim Of Changes (Sad Wings Of Destiny)
2. Beyond The Realms Of Death (Stained Class)
3. Electric Eye (Screaming For Vengeance)
4. Painkiller (Painkiller)
5. You've Got Another Thing Comin' (Screaming For Vengeance)
6. Revolution (Angel Of Retribution)
7. Dreamer Deceiver (Sad Wings Of Destiny)
8. Breaking The Law (British Steel)
9. The Ripper (Sad Wings Of Destiny)
10. Screaming For Vengeance (Screaming For Vengeance)

This is not even the number 1 song of Judas, but also of the rock world. The song demonstrate pleasing vocal, emotion as well as the top guitar solo. This song couraged the listing as well. My view that this song encompasses all the things that a hard rock metal rock listener want from band.

This song is a stand out in Priest's catalogue. One of my favorites. Picking one song is tough they have do many great songs. They are icons of metal. And continue to put out quality tunes.

Great drums, guitar rythmn, vocals, and length. One of Judas Priest finest works.

6 You've Got Another Thing Comin'

All songs in the list are great, this is the first judas priest song that I heard, in the Grand Theft Auto vice city radio station and I love it

The whole Screaming for Vengeance album is great, but this one really stands out! It is Priest's best, most enduring metal anthem. If you disagree... You've got another think comin'!

I love this song but it's only second to 'Beyond the Realms of Death'. But 'You've Got Another Thing Comin' still needs to be in the top 5! It has a more mainstream sound but loses none of the grit and toughness associated with Priest and metal in general. Riff has gotta be the best specific part of the song for me, quickly chugging the song forward, but is also super catchy... EXCEPT for the bridge: "In this world we're livin' in we have our share of sorrow," Amazing vocals by Halford, he puts so much emotion in those two lines and at such a high pitch. Makes me sing along every time!

Downing and Tipton are perfection. Their guitars propel this song into my all-time number one spot. I never cease to be overwhelmed with emotion each time the opening chords shatter the silence. I love this song.

7 The Sentinel

I really don't think my father knew what to say when he found his daughter in her little floral dress aged 10 and rocking out to this... Definitely proud.

Simply amazing, has every aspect of a godly metal song and always gives me goosebumps

rob really rips it up on this song

This dying to meet you and ram it down are my top three priest songs.

8 Living After Midnight

I love this song. It's a perfect song to listen to if you're out in the woods partying with buddies at 120 at night. I like this song so much, I consider it my theme song, since I like to stay up late at night anyway. Off the record I think it's an awesome song for powerful drug dealer's, like tony montana (yes I know, he's fictional) I think it's a good song for any human spirit.

Great rhythm, great guitars and super vocals - a famous masterpiece!

Live version in Seminole arena... Just amazing. I love Scott Travis he is a very fast drummer.

Another catchy Priest song who Everybody Knows!

9 Screaming for Vengeance

We know there are a lot of frontmen out there who can scream, but for Halford it's an art and this song, well the title speaks for itself! Awesome!

The album and song that my friend played for me that got me into Priest in 83. Still my favorite Priest album overall.

A heavy and speedy song. Excellent playing all round. - IronSabbathPriest

No one does this? Really? This song, the intro is the equivelent to painkiller!

10 Hell Bent for Leather

kick ass motorcycle song hell bent hell bent for leather!

" THERE'S MANY WHO TRIED TO PROVE THAT THEY'RE FASTER BUT THEY DIDN'T LAST AND THEY DIED AS THEY TRIED! "

One of the greatest solo ever.

This below "Living After Midnight"?

The Contenders

11 A Touch of Evil

This is a metal masterpiece... A touch of god JUDAS PRIEST are the best! This song is so underrated it must be at least in the top 3.. The guitar solos are incredible..

TOP 3 FOR SURE... METAL MASTERCLASS... Great composition by Judas Priest
One of the best song they have

Best song they have. Very energetic and full of power. Better than breaking the law for sure, that's such a dumb (musically) song, I think this is a bit more complex, as the hole painkiller album is, so I preffer it much more.

Should be in the top 5! masterpiece without a doubt, amazing heavy riff and nad solos, much better than braking the law IMO

12 Turbo Lover

Love the slow build up the rhythm, great song. This song need's to be at least on the podium of priest songs., just as I need to listen to this in a fast car, again and again.

Love the slow build up the rhythm, great song. This song need's to be at least on the podium of priest songs., just as I need to listen to this in a fast car, again and again

Probably a little corny but this song is fun and I just like it. They have other great songs but this one is fun.

Love the mood of this song. Deep combination of machinery & atmospheric sounds. You literally dive into this song.

13 Blood Red Skies

Definitely in the top 10 JP songs. It's a gem from the mediocre Ram it Down album.

Cause its on ram it down not many have heard this, but they played it on their epitaph tour and was one of the highlights of the night, anyone who calls themselves a priest fan has to know this song.

This song screams epicness. Literally, Halford's voice is so intense. Whenever I listen to this song, I feel I can do anything. For me personally this is number 1. It should at least be in the top 5 though

What the hell is this song doing so low down? This has to be one of the best song of JP. Such awesomeness, such an epic song. Hell yes m/

14 Night Crawler

I think this is not a song because judas priest legendary band. nightcrawler music, guitar, vocalist is so horror most of the horror film I watched but I cannot scared but nightcrawler I scared. I don, t know what kind of band they are make. One last thing judas priest is the metal of god. Judas priest is the essential for a music. judas priest is different from another band. iron maiden also making a horror band but it cannot be make like a judas priest because judas priest druming, guitar very original and different from other. In earth no body can touch to judas priest in band. You are metal god. I think born to known the world what is music. In whatever topic you make it is legendry. I think you are the end of a music and you are god of metal

I feel like you meant to say a lot of positive stuff, but I can't exactly tell, so I'm not going to vote your comment up or down - dubsinthetubs

And now what?
This is an excellent song, feel the electric guitar grinding the hell into pieces, awesome vocals corresponding the drums... and of course I won't say a thing just try qnd you see.

I heard this song when Beast in Black used it as their intro and it became my favourite song from Judas Priest.

First time listening I was very impressed with the chorus Riff! Great song overall! Gets my vote for sure!

15 Dreamer Deceiver

Not just a great song by a great metal band, but a brilliant song on every level. The vocal qualities Halford exhibits in this song, the sheer range, and the transition between a clear, beautiful voice and an artful sneer make this song a classic.

.it must be in top 10.this song...this song...oh I can't tell anything about it just listen and vote!

While Painkiller has the awesomest guitar solo ever recorded, this song has the best singing in any metal song ever. Rob Halford is incredible.

What a haunting song, this one is similar to Beyond The Realms of Death. Same atmosphere, similar tone, similar and both underrated guitar solo by Glenn Tipton.

16 Freewheel Burning

I had memorized the lyrics to this song way back in high school. (from listening to it so much.- had written down the words to it on the inside cover of probably multiple text books) This one is "FAST AND FURIOUS" to say the least!

Come on! 15?! Get your stuff right people! Sure, painkiller, breaking the law, the sentinel, and all those are great too, don't get me wrong, but this is the first Judas Priest song that when I heard the first time, I was truly blown away by the guitars, the vocals, and everything. This song is exciting, has wonderful instrumental skills, and is undoubtedly one of the Judas Priest's very best songs! Vote up people!

First song on defenders of the faith if this song didn't exist I wouldn't has the best riffs and chorus There is a way that when I listen to this son it takes over me Oh and it has the best music video Nothing in the world could make this song better than it already is. Thank You - macrox16

Great song, deserves better than #15, Fast and Furious! My favorite from Defenders.

17 Judas Rising

What's wrong with this list, putting Judas Rising here?! This song is the epitome of heavy metal. Brash, insanely fast, divine riffs... Everything about this song is pure genius. This is by far one of their best songs. It's just so damn heavy! Please, allow your ears the privilege of listening to this, and THEN vote. Cause this is DEFINITELY better than almost the entire top 10.

Oh my, Judas Rising rotting here?! The ultimate Judas Priest song with the most epic riffs, heaviest beats, most energetic vocals and the BEST chorus of all time is placed 16th?! This is the biggest insult to Judas Priest and their insane album 'Angel Of Retribution' that's one of the most legendary metal albums ever.
And Angel is 13th?! Another shocker! The Metal Gods are not pleased, enough said.

Come on, listen to this masterpiece of music. Just Epic! Only Painkiller is maybe better.

Yeah, this song, Demonizer and Angel the top 3 songs on this album followed by Hellrider.

18 Blood Stained

Are you crazy? This song is pure metal! I Love it!

My favourite song with Tim Owens. - IronSabbathPriest

19 Exciter

If Black Sabbath's Symptom of the Universe wasn't the seed of thrash metal, than this certainly was. - joshapkin

Awesome song with great vocals, guitars, and killer, lightning fast drums. This song was also a huge influence on thrash metal, along with songs like overkill and symptom of the universe.

Such a masterpiece from Stained Class! Can't believe it's 20th. Deserves to be top 10 if not top 5 for sure

Why in Rob Halford's name is this not even in the top 20!? - joshapkin

20 Hellrider

Second to only Painkiller. The best opening to any song I have ever heard. The riff paralyses me. Incredible heavy metal masterpiece from the fathers of twin guitar metal. It doesn't get any better than this so mystified why it is not in the Top 10?

Craziest solo; truly utilizes the full potential of the unstoppable duo; Glenn Tipton and KK Downing. They are THE best guitarists out there. Who says they're retired? Their titles certainly aren't.

Judas Priest came back to the metal scene swinging with this song. All the others needed to know that Judas Priest always will be the kings of metal. Amazing song, the guitar riff I too is immaculate, Halford's vocals are terrifying and the drums are incredible.

Kick ass song, probably the best intro and riff in heavy metal (2nd is Sole Survivor from Halloween to me), incredible sweep picking solo, should be #1 Priest song in my opinion

21 One Shot at Glory

What!? No 23? No 1

The vocals are top notch. Most underrated Priest song that I can think of - TermonatorT888

Seriously? This is not top 5 seriously?

So underrated...
This is a great song!

22 Metal Gods

Perfect title for who Priest are. Black Sabbath might be the Pioneers of Metal but Priest perfected it! (Don't get me wrong I love Sabbath too! )

What Judas Priest was named for. Just awesome.

This is Rob Halford's Auto Biography - SoldierOfFortune

Underrated. Second best Judas Priest song, only behind Freewheel Burning.

23 Sinner

Just a classic Priest Beast tune can't help but think diamonds and rust though when speaking about the sinner. The Sinner is another beauty when played live just checkout unleashed in the east to hear what I'm talking about. - writeitdown1

Way way too far down on this list

24 All Guns Blazing

How is this song not on the top 10 list it's awesome it's got a great solo and the begin is great and when it gets all slow near the end is fantastic this is my 4th favorite song by JP it really is one of the best songs if you think about it

Seriously? This song is the best Priest song along with Painkiller. How come it is rotting here? This song along with Painkiller define heavy metal to me.

This songs is absolutely mad, fast and crazy. Should definitely be at least top 20 - BeeBlue

Wicked song, no doubt the heaviest song JP has, this epitomizes thrash, just a beat you down wicked beat that makes you want to break your own neck headbanging. Its

25 Halls of Valhalla

This song shocked me when I heard it. This album is like Painkiller volume 2 - Sabbath

Needs to be much higher than 75.. Definitely in the top 15.

That scream! Hopefully with more hindsight this song (and album) will grow in acclaim.

Holy crap is this song underrated! - DoctorDigiorno

26 The Green Manalishi

Very underrated, all Judas Priest fans recognize this one!

This is actually my favourite priest song. I love The diamonds and rust cover as well and would rank it in my top 10.

This is the ultimate priest song

Super Underrated, but it's a cover so maybe that's why it's so low - SoldierOfFortune

27 Heading Out to the Highway

Definitely a great Priest song. The live version is amazing! We know why Halford is one of the most respected frontmen in the biz!

Awesome power riffs by Glen Tipton and Rob Halford 's scorching vocals make this one of the all-time Priest classics!

One of their best songs with an amazing chorus it deserves it's place on the list.

Well finally its in the top 20

28 Dissident Aggressor

This is why I love early metal! Great Chords, Drum-Work is brilliant and the guitars screaming through the song! Awesome!

Such an underrated song. Halford's amazing performance, never more playful, such great contrasting. And KK's and Tipton's riffs are again simple yet incredibly catchy. Just give it a listen, people. Won't regret it

The origin of true heavy metal. Priest at its finest.

Heavier than anything to come for years. Truly awesome, especially with the impact of 17-year-old session drummer Simon Phillips.

29 Some Heads are Gonna Roll

Has a massively heavy riff in the chorus and builds you up for it masterfully.

Oh come on, this song should be up there! Not one of the most popular ones, but really, its one of the best in my opinion.

No way #40? This song must be higher

This is #1 for me!

30 Metal Meltdown

this song is so brutal, especially when Rob sings'Here comes the MEtal Meltdown" awesommeuh

believe, you gonna like the intro; any great metaller would like it!
this song was the first I heard from them, and all the song is great! - rock2metal

This song annihilates! Totally badass, gets me pumped up every time I hear it!

have you heard the beginning can't be beat this list is good though - dabulge

31 Death Row
32 Out in the Cold

How is this at 50?!?!? The beginning is so epic. Robs voice is so great on this track. The keyboards always give a chill down my spine. This song is comparable to Dio's Holy diver, same style and same amount of awesome!

33 Saints In Hell

This song is absolutely perfect! Stained class is the best album by Priest and this is the best song on the record!

Absolute top 10! Top 5 even for me!

Should be top ten! Love everything Judas, but this list has me baffled. If your knowledge of J.P. is strictly radio play (and I believe that's most of the people voting here) you are ruining this top ten for us true PRIEST fans!

34 Stained Class

Top 10 definitely.

35 The Ripper

This needs to be higher. People need to start actually listening to JP songs and not just recycling "Breaking the Law" and "You've Got Another Thing Coming"... Songs that get so much air-time because of how poppy they are. This song makes you uncomfortable, and it's fantastic

They aren't poppy, they are just overplayed. They have good riffs but listening to them over and over again makes it a bit annoying, like Iron Man - SoldierOfFortune

Dude you have to be kidding. This song is amazing and it's no even on the list?

What in the world?!?! This is an absolutely top 10 with no doubt!

It's way better then "Breaking the Law" and "Painkiller" - hype

36 Cathedral Spires

This song is very good - it's underrated just because Tim Ripper sang it. And Tim is overHated. He's a very good singer. - Metal_Treasure

Absolute epic masterpiece. With this song, Tim Owens has made his contribution to the band worthwhile.

It's a masterpiece! It should be at least in the top 30.

This should be in the top 10 at least - christangrant

37 United

My favorite song of Judas Priest! From my favorite album! (british steel). Also this song needs in the top 10 in my opinion.

what a chorus and so corny - wolphert

It's my my favourite Judas Preist song, and one of my favourite all time songs.

38 Ram It Down

How is this song so low on the list? The album wasnt all that great, but this song is so amazing! The guitar is absolutely fantastic! The vocals are so great, and that solo is just so, I can't even describe it, oh my god! Drum machine or not, this song has to be one of my favorite priest songs of all time

Get this song to number 1! Greatest guitar duel in metal history!

Defniantly underrated song one of my favorite songs by judas priest and has a amazing solo plus great lyrics

Ram it the #&%^@ down! This song is great. It's really underrated too, just like "Riding on the Wind" and "One Shot at Glory". Yeah... There's nothing quite like Judas Priest :D

39 Prisoner of Your Eyes

So underrated but so beautiful and with an amazing solo!

Should be in top 20.

One of the absolute best 80's ballads ever!

The best song in my opinion

40 (Take These) Chains

A good catchy song.

41 Nostradamus

This should at least be in the top 15.

The operatic vocals and the great instrumental parts make this song one of the best from Judas Priest.

An extremely underrated song from an extremely underrated album

Whenever I play a song from this album, everyone loves it! (no matter what they listen to)! - ShahryRKnoT

Best their song!

42 Diamonds and Rust

One of the best Priest songs even it is a cover should be in the top ten.

Great song...love it priest rocks...

No way, this is top 10 for sure!

Best of Judas Priest

43 Better by You, Better Than Me

Judas Priest actually had to go to court for supposed subliminal messages in the song.

Love this song! - V4noM

It must be higher! judas priest 70s best

44 Between the Hammer & the Anvil

Yeah, this simply must be higher - or I have no hope left for humanity.

This song is so good and intance! The riffs, the guitar solos, the drums, everything is just perfect with this song! Should be higher! - RogerMcBaloney

Are you guys kidding? This is one of my favorite songs of all time, not just in Judas Priest discography. The vocals are amazing and the solo is hands down one of their best, one of the most epic songs of all time.

SHOCKED to see this song so low! It's such a powerful song; second only to Beyond the Realms of Death in my list of Priest songs.

45 Angel

Just awesome... I agree whit the other comments, it should definitely be on the top 10 of the list.. You actually can feel the song inside you..

Awesome song! It draws you in and makes you believe there is your own angel saviour up there in the heavens!
One of my all time favourite son

Why isn't this on top of the list! This is JP's best ever! You get a shiver down your spine when you hear this!

So beautiful. Lyrics are very powerful and emotional. The solo is incredible. One of my favourite songs ever. This deserves to be at the top.

46 Lightning Strike

It's good but Traitors Gate probably better. Don't forget Necromancer too...
Priest knocked it out of the park with this album. In the top 5 for me with Screaming and Painkiller leading the way.

This song is from their 2018 album and we are in january 2019 and it's already 49 I'm sorry for painkiller and breaking the law but in 50 years this judas priest's best song

Why is this so low? Just because it's new doesn't mean it's not as good! - CaptDeadeye

This is pretty good song from the new album - Disturbedpotato

47 Genocide

Pure, raw original metal from Judas Priest, Genocide is undoubtedly one of their best.

48 Jawbreaker

It has the best solo and sounds like Glen Tipton played it the way he wanted to it has the best verse chorus bridge Pre-Chorus and everything else this is the best song ever - macrox16

Deserves to be rated much higher and is probably in my top ten Priest songs. Amazing chorus and Rob is spectacular.

KK's best solo ever. Epic song FOR THE WIN!

49 Riding on the Wind

Definitely underrated it should be top 40 on the list I like the intro

Absolutely top ten. No need to argue

BEST PRIEST SOLO EVER. that's all

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