Greatest Motorhead Songs


The Top Ten

1 Ace of Spades

Not only the best of Motorhead, but the best heavy metal track ever.

Anyways the greatest motorhead track ever! Legendary metal song, a tough challenge for any other band and it has got speed and spark in it to recharge people. This song and fade to black by Metallica are best metal songs ever

Where in the hell is ORGASMATRON! I belive orgasmatron is the best motorhead song but ace of spades comes second but this is allright

I was just thinking (it happens occasionally) Lemmy has a Dino Croc named after him - not very... him is it? A more appropriate thing would be to name a rock / biker bar in his honour and call it Lemmy Inn. Would be much better methinks. - Britgirl

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2 Overkill

Nothing can really be said about this classic apart from "

! " The final solo, you know it's coming... You wait for the drums to start and... - megabreath

Scared the hell out of me first time I heard it back in the day aged 12. It was like a message from a dark alien invasion force. Aged 14 I was part of the force myself. ' At the Apollo Manchester for the bomber tour. Overkill' with fast Eddie at his best almost had them ripping the place apart. It was and is that exciting

Ahh, those drums.. Nothing like the thick drum line bringing in the deep rough Lemmy voice... Ahh MOtorhead..

Ace Of spades is overrated. Real Motorhead fans know this is their best song. - Disturbedpotato

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3 The Game

Surprisingly the first motorhead song I heard, Triple H's entrance song. Still I think it's one of the best Motorhead songs and suits well for the King Of Kings, H!

Every Motorhead song is epic! Can't wait to see them again for the second time on this tour. Truly awesome band!

I maybe a huge fan o' H... But bliv me diz song is epic all the way... One of the best work of motorhead

Best of motorhead - h4di

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4 Killed by Death

One of the best metal tracks off all time? Maybe. Perfect in many ways

Written as one of the 4 tracks to make up the No Remorse compilation, Lemmy peaks, this is the song that IS Motorhead. The best metal song ever.

Guitar solo is mindblowing... the laugh and the lyrics are too good! Nice song in the end

This song is my favorite and so baddass and nice RIP LEMMY

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5 Bomber

It's like driving a car at full speed and then you find another gear and move up the speed some more

POWER... no other words needed to describe this song, the bassline is fantastic and it's so fast that kills

Nothing really to say other than this awesome song should be higher than 12! This should easily be in the top 5's! Please vote. - jennifersanchez

I love how powerful the guitar solo sounds. It sounds so gritty. This song is fast, awesome, and powerful.
Top 10 Favorite Motörhead Songs
1. Orgasmatron (No Class, 1979/ Orgasmatron, 1986)
2. 1916 (1916, 1991)
3. Bomber (Bomber, 1979)
4. Motörhead 1997 Remastered Version (On Parole, 1979 (1997 Remastered Version))
5. Ace Of Spades (Ace Of Spades, 1980)
6. Deaf Forever (Orgasmatron, 1986)
7. Hellraiser (March Or Die, 1992)
8. Thunder And Lightning (Bad Magic, 2015)
9. Electricity (Bad Magic, 2015)
10. Overkill, Exclusive Version (Single, 2007)
R.I.P, Lemmy Kilmister. You will always be remembered as one of the greatest. Whether he's in heaven, hell, or someplace else, he rocked the gods.

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6 Iron Fist

How is this not in the top ten? It's a hell of a lot better than some of the tracks on that list.

I think this song is as fast as Ace of Spades. Just give another feeling, but as nice as Ace of Spades.

Fantastic song, my personal favourite. It's like Ace of Spades, but faster. - IronSabbathPriest

A hell of a song. This is just one of those songs that makes you forget the world and justvhave a good time

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7 Born to Raise Hell

Badass song, awesome solo and pure metal this song earned being in the top ten. My fav

Great Classic Rock Metal mix, in which Lemmy's just voice kicks ass. Definitely my favorite song from Mötorhead.

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8 King of Kings

Pure and powerful Motorhead at its finest. nothing better.

OMG. It's just the perfect lyrics for the perfect wrestler! TRIPLE HHH! MOTORHEAD RULES! - joaocarvalho

How is this not top three this is one of the best metal grunge song I have ever heard. this really deservse to be top 3 people

Motorhead at their best. lemmy is such a boss - gemcloben

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9 Orgasmatron

You simply cannot top the grimy gritty dark atmosphere of the original song. The lyrics are powerful, violent and disturbing. Lemmy's finest moment as a lyricist and proof that Motorhead could be just as interesting playing fast and slow. - joshapkin

I first heard this as a cover by Sepultura which lead me to seek out the original. To put it in simple terms, it rocks!

The name alone is awesome - gemcloben

Easily the best Motörhead song in my opinion. The dark droning riff combined with Lemmy's half-singing half-talking is something that obliterates all of the other songs.
My Personal List
1. Orgasmatron (1979)
2. America (1982)
3. Deaf Forever (1979)
4. 1916 (1991)
5. When The Sky Comes Looking For You (2015)
6. Overkill - Exclusive Version (2007)
7. Hellraiser (1992)
8. Ace Of Spades (1980)
9. Enter Sandman (2006)
10. Metropolis (1979)
R.I.P Lemmy. R.I.P Würzel. R.I.P Phil Taylor.

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10 Hellraiser

This song is so cool. This is is my favorite song because it has a catchy groove and still manages to stay heavy metal.

This song should be in the Top 5s, it's amazing... Catchy as hell and really, as motörhead as it gets - fidelcanojr

This song kick ass, I don't know why is in this low position

When he says hell raiser any one sings with him involuntarilly

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11 Motorhead

The 1997 Remastered version is better than the original for me. I can't explain why, but the original just seems a little out of tune for me. Maybe it's because I like the remaster so much that when I hear the original I can't help but feel that the remastered version is better.


Its really short but it is a great song

OH MY GOD! Only number 15! Jesus! This is tied for #1 for me. I can see why somebody would like Ace Of Spades better, but this one is far more energized and has more meaning. Ace Of Spades, however has a better guitar solo, which adds bonus points.

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12 No Class

No Class should be in the top 5's. I think this is one of the best Motorhead songs ever! A short song, but very good. I can listen to this song all day long! It's so badass. The short solo is also pretty nice. Vote for this song!

This song relates to someone you know. Who better than Lemmy to tell you that you got "No Class"!

Shut up! You talk too loud.

Simply the best MH song and surely in Top100 of Rock 'n roll songs

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13 Line in the Sand

My favourite Motorhead song. The lyrics are amazing.

The lyrics are great and I love the tempo of the song.

:O Can't believe this is #62.. It should be in the Top 10 at least.. If you haven't listened to it then please go ahead... It's an awesome song with brilliant lyrics...

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14 Damage Case

Absolutely love the riff and chorus to this song. but its obvious that Ace of Spades is going to be first - picklesdoodily

Got to know about this when I was watching a Metallica concert where they played. This song kicks ass!

This song should be higher.It should be in top 10. My favorite song on overkill album

15 Dancing on Your Grave
16 Stay Clean

I really like this song as my main and then, king of kings,ace of spades, and finally iron fist.

17 Stone Dead Forever

This is Motorhead at it's prime; powerful, fast and awesome sound settings brilliantly blends in an electric storm of rock n roll noise.

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18 Poison

Lyrics, melodie and the amazing Lemmy-Poison-Cry at the end are all awesome - my favorite song since now 37 years! Motörhead forever!

19 God Was Never on Your Side

42?! Really guys! That's one of the best metal songs out there! Great lyrics great melody Just GREAT!

Excellent Motorhead I agree it should be higher. Voted for TOP 5 Motorhead song.

This has the most triumphant backing of any motorhead song. This should be top 10 in my opinion.

He was never on your side..

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20 Sympathy for the Devil

One of my favourites! In my top 10! - Haze

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