Greatest Songs From The Band Rainbow


The Top Ten

1 Stargazer Stargazer

The ultimate epic rock track. Blackmore-Dio-Powell-Bain-Carey on top of their game. A masterpiece!

It is just epic. Stairway to heaven is supposed to be great... The lyrics are so complex, but so Brilliant. And his voice, oh my gosh. It is a real shame that Dio left, nothing after he left is as good.

What a song how does dio sing like that

Well, it's a good song. But I've always noticed it. Wasn't sure until I found another person thinks the same. It's that, this song's middle part's guitar solo and Led Zeppelin's Kashmir's ending keyboard solo sounds same. - zxm

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2 The Temple of the King The Temple of the King

C'mon man this songs got to be on the list... I mean its an incredible song

This song is nc, w/ their song of heavy metal/hard rock

This song makes me feel like I'm in a fairy tale

This song should be 1st.

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3 Catch the Rainbow Catch the Rainbow

amazing song... it just takes you away

Pure romance! Something to dream. Shows the variety of the band.

Great solo of Blackmore

Has always been my Rainbow's favorite song. - zxm

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4 Man on the Silver Mountain Man on the Silver Mountain

great work from blackmore. intro looks like "smoke on the water" but it's still good

Come down with fire lift my spirit hire love it

Personal bias... but reminds me of times when talking to my dad was fine. Used to listen to rainbow in the car, and this was my fave as a kid. Brings flashbacks...

I'm surprised this song isn't #2 or #3

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5 Gates of Babylon Gates of Babylon

great song jeje one of my personal top ten

A stand out track from Long Live Rock and Roll.

My personal No. 1, makes me groove every time I listen to it, so powerful, so craftly-arranged, I love the lyrics especially the last lines.

Fantastic what more can one say proper tallent

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6 Rainbow Eyes Rainbow Eyes

This is the best song I've ever heard in my life
Long live Dio, RIP

This melody from Ritchie is so beautiful and unique that is almost transcendental. It's like a music message from the center of the Universe. And Dio earned the nickname Mr. Golden Voice for a reason. - Metal_Treasure

Just majestic to your ears.

One of the most criminaly underrated songs ever

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7 A Light in the Black A Light in the Black

So this song is right after Stargazer on Rising so maybe that's why it's so underrated nut If Stargazer is number 1 then this should certainly be number 2

This song is amazing and Blackmore was diabolic with his strat! Great music.

Stargazer gets all the plaudits but A Light in the Black is the best song on Rising and by Rainbow by far. This is the track everyone wants to hear should Ritchie do any other shows with Rainbow in 2017. We can but dream.

20 times the song stargazer is and stargazer is amazing. So underrated

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8 Kill the King Kill the King

Dio sang his ass off. The heart and soul of rainbow in my opinion. the greatest singer ever with the greatest band ever

What? One of the best song in the history of rock should be 1st at least 2nd this solo rules and the last of the song is a masterpiece

Ahh I could never go that fast

This should be at least in the top 5.

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9 Street of Dreams Street of Dreams

Incredible song and the list itself is really good. This is the first list of top ten that is almost perfect. I would probably just change the orders a bit. - metalmaiden

Those days gone but rainbow still rocking in my heart.

One of the Best songs ever by this band.

As far as I'm concerned, after ronnie left rainbow, it ceased to be rainbow anymore, so anything that comes off any album released after 'long live rock 'n roll' should be on a separate list...

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10 Long Live Rock 'N Roll Long Live Rock 'N Roll

Very underrated rock anthem. Most catchiest in my opinion among all the hard rock and metal anthems.

It's an anthem! You just want to scream the chorus out

One of the best rock songs ever in my personal top 30! Jed -I.

I LOVE this song so much (it's basically my favorite song of all time! ) I love everything about this song, speically the singing by my man, Ronnie!

R.I.P Ronnie, I miss you everyday

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The Newcomers

? Spotlight Kid Spotlight Kid

This songs guitar riff was copied bye iron maiden in the song aces high but they got all the praise this song is awesome!

The solo is neoclassical at its best! - RalphSaad

I agree the riff is a killer.
I'm not at all sure about 'Aces High' because I don't hear many similar things but here is an example of a very brutal rip off:
Dream Theater - Panic Attack, 2005 (intro and many times throughout the entire song).
Haha, the best part of this DT song is Ritchie's riff. - Metal_Treasure

Dudes whatever aces high panic attack
Alcatrazz's "Jet to Jet" (1983) that's what a TOTAL RIP OFF IS
(by the way it's sung by Graham Bonnet)

? Bad Girl Bad Girl

The Contenders

11 Since You Been Gone Since You Been Gone

Definitely the best song by rainbow. Great lyrics, great vocals, great guitar, great drums, great backing vocals, great everything.

Great song, one of the 6 best by Rainbow in my opinion, especially good chorus and catchy guitar riff and keyboards. Definitely the best song not by Dio era Rainbow. I love it, makes me sing along every time I'm listening!

Come on! This song should be number 1 not number 9 great singing guitar drums bass really good tune the drums and guitar before the main singing is amazing

Awesome guitar riffs! Good vocals too

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12 Starstruck Starstruck

Such a groovy funky song. It just makes you want to move and shake. One of the best off 'Rising' - Paragon_Pariah37

13 Stone Cold Stone Cold

The begining of the song is so powerfull. I play it every time I roll my funnycar out of the trailer at the drag strip! "POWER METAL"

One of my all time favorite songs!

I fell in and out of love to this song

Excellent song

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14 Lost in Hollywood Lost in Hollywood
15 Can't Let You Go Can't Let You Go

Not even in the Top 10? What this is definitely top 3. Come on people!

That must be their best


In your face vocals

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16 Tarot Woman Tarot Woman

Why the hell is this at number 50? The amazing keyboard intro to one of the best albums of all time, followed by a catchy riff and awesome lyrics and one hell of an underrated guitar solo. SURELY in the top 10?!

Epic intro, epic song. Of the same album as Stargazer,
Which is the best album by far.

What the hell is this epic song AT LAST? Come on guys!

3rd best from Rising. Amazing guitar and vocal skills as usual by the legends of this band, just not as epic as Stargazer.

(by the way, I REALLY love the album cover for 'Rising'! )

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17 All Night Long All Night Long

All Night Long at 28? Definitely deserves better!

Fantastic song! Definitely top 10!

Another one that should be way up on the list.

GREAT song! My #1.

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18 Jealous Lover Jealous Lover

The best Rainbow song by a street mile

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19 I Surrender I Surrender

Great song. This song need to be at least no. 10.
It's a beautiful song and people should vote for it because this song must to be in the top ten. This song is a pure classic from a pure band, and Ritchie Blackmore rules!

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