Top Ten Hard Rock and Metal Bands Whose Best Known Song Isn't that Heavy


The Top Ten

1 Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper

Don't get me wrong, I like the rest of the softest songs of these bands too on the list, it's just a guide kind list. - somekindofaguy

If you think BOC weren't that heavy, listen to Cities on Flame, Tattoo Vampire or This Ain't The Summer Of Love - TheStargazer

This is the BÖC song that considered to be the best, however the vocals are very popish and the instruments aren't that heavy too. - somekindofaguy

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2 Deep Purple - Smoke On the Water

Their best known riff and a heavy song, but songs from the In Rock and some other songs from the Machine Head are much heavier. - somekindofaguy

3 Black Sabbath - Paranoid

It's a lot more likely for one of my friends to know Iron Man. - BeatlesFan1964

Probably the softest electric guitar Black Sabbath song of their '70s era. - somekindofaguy

4 Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

The first 3 Queen albums was almost metal, but A Night at the Opera going' to be more melodic. - somekindofaguy

Three songs heavier than this, ogre battle, sheer heart attack and stone cold crazy - zxm

5 Victim of Changes - Judas Priest

Actually painkiller is more famous. Though I like this song more. And like like @somekindo fag uy said, it's a progressive rock song with hard rock guitar riffs - zxm

"You've Got Another Thing Comin'" is probably their best known song. - BeatlesFan1964

Uh, this song is definitely not their most known song, and yeah, it's heavy - HYDRAflash

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6 Extreme - More Than Words

A soft acoustic rock song made popular a glam metal band... - somekindofaguy

Its not only that kind of heavy but it isn't heavy at all - zxm

7 July Morning - Uriah Heep
8 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
9 The Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane

I though wind of change is their best song - zxm

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10 Guns 'N Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine

Rest of songs from even their first album was heavier. - somekindofaguy

The Contenders

11 Metallica - Enter Sandman

Heavy enough for the mainstream, but far less so in comparison with their earlier heavier work. - Mrveteran

@yaygiants16 I know, people who know more about rock/metal music knows the songs you wrote better, but in the popular culture this one became into a popular song... - somekindofaguy

This isn't their best known song, their best known song is either 'One' or 'Master Of Puppets', not 'Enter Sandman'. - yaygiants16

OK this song is heavy, but nowehre from their earlier thrash songs. - somekindofaguy

12 Here I Go Again - Whitesnake

This song is their best and most known song but there are other songs more heavier than this - zxm

13 Tom Sawyer - Rush
14 Love Hurts - Nazareth
15 Van Halen - Jump

This is a great song, but it's technically a disco song by a Hard Rock/almost metal band. - somekindofaguy

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Top Remixes

1. Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
2. Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. July Morning - Uriah Heep
1. Blue Oyster Cult - Don't Fear the Reaper
2. Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
3. Black Sabbath - Paranoid



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