Top Ten Half-Metal Songs

Songs that aren't true metal but some parts of the songs are metal.

The Top Ten

1 Still of the Night - Whitesnake
2 Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
3 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

@somekindofaguy, I know the main guitar riff is classical inspired. But structure wise its more likely hard rock.

You could check it, "Rock vs. Metal" by Raz Ben Ari. - zxm

I don't believe there is much metal in this song. The solo, riff, vocals weren't metal. Its more likely a hard rock song. - zxm

@zxm you're wrong, the main riff through the song is a metal riff. That's why it's here... - somekindofaguy

4 Easy Livin' - Uriah Heep
5 Barracuda - Heart
6 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

@somekindofaguy. You could see this on YouTube

"Riffer Madness - 20 CLASSIC METAL RIFFS MASHUP! "

It isn't me. I know this song is a rip off two blues songs. But the riff has got nothing to do with blues. those were just lyrics. the main intro riff is his own style. - zxm

@zxm No, it has nothing to do with metal. You overrate this song. It isn't even that heavy, Heartbreaker is even heavier from the 2nd album. And I told it several times, but it's a copy of 2 blues songs - You Need Love by Muddy Waters and You Need Loving by Small Faces. These kind of strumming of the riffs also were found on Communication Breakdown, which isn't a metal song. - somekindofaguy

What does it have to do with blues and rip off? And the strumming of this song and communication breakdown is different. - zxm

Just look at the strumming of the riffs. - zxm

Heartbreaker is slow paced strumming. Meaning its more of blues rock/hard rock. While communication breakdown is fast paced riff. Its more likely a punk rock riff. rapid uses of lower E string. that's why the riff of communication breakdown inspired ramones. rapid downstrokes. which later inspired thrash metal guitarists. uses of two lower strings.

Whole lotta love is more likely a mix of hard rock. but the speed of the strumming is faster than most hard rock riffs. that's why I said it's a half-metal song. - zxm

7 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
8 Working Man - Rush
9 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
10 Sweet F.A. - Sweet

The Contenders

11 Bad Boys - Whitesnake
12 Iron Man - Black Sabbath
13 Misirlou - Dick Dale
14 Rock Bottom - UFO
15 Halo of Flies - Alice Cooper
16 Dynamite - Scorpions
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Top Remixes

1. Working Man - Rush
2. Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
3. Misirlou - Dick Dale
1. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
2. Still of the Night - Whitesnake
3. Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin


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