Best Iron Maiden Songs

The Top Ten

1 Hallowed Be Thy Name

This is the trademark of iron maiden
amazing song with great lyrics and guitar performance is extremely good

I always thought their trademark was Run To The Hills, but I like this song better. - Fiend

Hallowed be Thy Name is not simply an Iron Maiden's or a metal song, it is something more, like a perfect harmony of music, lyrics, progressive evolution and the rise of the climax during the song itself. I think Steve Harris has written his masterpiece with this song, which is really beyond any genre and time style!

Awesome. Enough said. If I could only listen to one song for the rest of my life, this would be it. Up the Irons!

Greatest song of all time

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2 The Trooper

Honestly, I'm surprised Run to the Hills and Number of the Beast are below this, but maybe rightly so. This is maybe the greatest song ever (just listen to the intro, it explains everything).

its just so good
and especially live after dead version is best
then guitars and bass wow what a song
and perfect drums its just so good song
UP THE IRONS FROM FINLAND!

Words can't describe the epicness of this incredible song.

Has to be this fantastic - kieros

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3 Fear of the Dark

great song. when I listen to it, the hair of my hands stands up

Every time I hear this song, I'm kinda sing along to the rhythm on the intro

yeah what can I say... picking the best of maiden is always hard but I think this one is the best.

Good feel

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4 The Number of the Beast

Metal in pure state. Simply one of the best of Iron Maiden. I also can't believe it isn't in the top three songs. Just vote up!.

This song has done in four minutes and fifty-one seconds what countless other songs have failed to do. From the dark and unnerving passage from Revelations, to the heart-racing guitar riff, to the evil and awe-inspiring lyrics, the rapid head-banging drumbeat and the mind-numbing, spine-chilling, lightning fast electrifying guitar solo, this song is an anthem of Iron Maiden and of all Heavy Metal. It is the epitamy of Metal, the icon of everything it stands for, and it will never be conquered. Listen to this song as I am now, see that all I've said is true, and hear with it all of the triumph and glory of Heavy Metal.!

The song is based on the book of revelations and the number 666 is the number of the anti-christ aka the devil. However the metal part is total EPIC!

Iconic...

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5 Rime of the Ancient Mariner

This is the most epic adventurous song of all time in my opinion! Wonderful lyrics, beautiful notes on brilliant instruments, this is Maiden at it's best! From a huge Belgian fan who saw them live at Pukkelpop in 2010, best Pukkelpop concert in it's history! LOVE

It is basically epic. The lyrics the story it tells its rhyme
Can't believe this isn't in the top three... Vote for it people

Deep, It gets you in, long strong and full of Iron maiden core courage.

One of the most epic songs ever made

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6 Run to the Hills

I think that this song rules the earth well, after god!

the solo is one of the best solos from them! - rock2metal

Loving it!
Awesome drums! Superb musicians!
THE BEST OF IRON MAIDEN!
Don't know why so far from the first place!

1Run to the hills
2Wrathchild
3Trooper
4Aces High
5Phatom of the opera
6The number of the beast
7Running free
8Hallowed by the name
9Flight of Icarus
10 2 minutes to midnight
Top 10 Iron Maiden songs

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7 Aces High

Definitely the best. others are good but this is epic. Solo is the one of the best solos that ı have ever listened.

I really like this song, not comparable! I have been on the laste Friday on the Sonysphere in Basel, but they didn't play this song. Sad Sad! But the concert was top! Cheers to all Iron Maiden fans, hallowed by thy name, number of the best are great as well. Roger

Epic song and definitely the best. The solo is a beast! - fireinside96

One of Iron Maiden's faster songs - and I really like it. I really like the lead guitar parts in this song, they are epic and awesome. - Kiyomi

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8 Dance of Death

The story telled in this song should be written down in a book. And the music is just perfect. Because of this song most of the fans will like to say their last goodbye, drink and say a pray for it...

This song represent what Iron Maiden is. The composition of this song in all the aspects is very incredible, the guitar and drums composition(do not forget Steve Harris), and the lyrics of the song make you think about the meaning of death to all the people, of an incredible way, also this song brings you unexplainable feelings. This song should be on top 3.

Awesome guitar playing.. It should be in top 3..1-trooper,2-fear of the dark,3-dance of the death.. This song touches my soul.

This song should be adapted to a movie.

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9 Phantom of the Opera

I just love the bass and guitar harmonies in the middle of the song AND THE SOLOS ARE EFFIN' AWSOME AND THOSE RIFFS HAVE GOT SOME ENERGY WHICH IS JUST SICK!

All the tunes are just superb! The solos in the between just carry them with you, there is not one part where you can get bored, the vocals are just awesome! One of the best songs I've ever heard!

Based on guitar, this song probably has the best base of the century... And of course it's other instruments are also too good...
IRON MAIDEN ROCKS!

Nah, Transylvania is better - Himalayansalt

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10 Wasted Years

This song is total gold! I mean, the intro is totally mind-blowing, one of maidens best, along with run to the hills and trooper, but the rhythm in this one; as a whole song, is something unique! Ecstasy! And the lyrics speak to me, deeply...
Still, I am surprised some legendary classics are so low on this list. Charlotte the harlotte is right now 97, for example? Prisoner? Revelations? Powerslave? To mention a few... Also check out infinite dreams, the intro sets my mind into a calm state... anyway, this is just proof that iron maiden is the best band in the world! Right now hallowed be thy name is leading this list solidly, I was a little bit surprised to not see one of the other classics as number 1, but when I think about it, I think it's defining for other songs, and a masterpiece composed brilliantly. I love these old songs the most, but I got into maiden through brave new world, definitely an epic album, has progressive songs that makes me fall into trance... wait, all the ...more

Mindblowing intro! How the hell is this down here? The message this song holds is also very deep.

Definitely one of their most beautiful songs, simply yet amazing. Can bring someone to tears in the right scenario. Should be top 5, but its hard to pick Iron Maiden's best.

One of the best songs I ever heard

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The Newcomers

? Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger

Where is this song on the list dude? Otherwise, congratulations for the list it's very well elaborated

This is on of the best Bailey era songs and I like it much.

The Contenders

11 2 Minutes to Midnight

first song I learnt all the way through to play on guitar! - robberto217

Excellent intro and outstanding lyrics. One of the most relevant song about the cold war and nuclear weapons. Surprising that its not in top 10.

I'm surprised this isn't in the top 10. This song is by far the most energetic and memorable for me out of the entirety of Iron Maiden's collections. I mean the entire Powerslave album is legendary as it is. This song is my favorite though out of them all.

One of the best, for me top 5 and even top 3

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12 Powerslave

The instrumental part in Powerslave is is exceptional, and the vocals are amazing as always. Listening to Bruce sing "I'll strike from the graavvee" is just EPIC!

Hard to pick one maiden son as their best. But this song is so amazing every bit of it is tantalizing and endlessly mesmerising. I sing every word with undying passion every time. A song it is impossible to get sick of no matter how many times I listen to it. Love the composition and that breakdown and solo in the middle just kick unmerciful ass. This song is like sustenance I feel so riled up and energetic after listening to it. The word epic is thrown around to often but it is a perfect descriptor of this amazing track off my favorite Maiden album the one that made me fall in love with this band.

Especially the Live After Death version. - Cygnus2II2

This one has always been my favorite. I love how they get a real ancient feel into the melody. I also like how the tempo changes into the solo and back from it.

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13 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

A underrated masterpiece off the brilliant concept album of the same name.

A criminally underrated song by plenty of Maiden fans, which utilizes synthesizer in a brilliant way to create an atmospheric piece of musical brilliance.

This is a song that proves Iron Maiden are the greatest/most talented band ever. - LonelyLongDistanceRunner

Now this masterpiece... gives me the goosebumps.. every time I listen to it.. - metaniac

Best Iron Maiden song ever. It is just amazing. The song has one of the best instrumental pieces in it out of every Iron Maiden song ever made. Why is it not number 1?

THeir best song perfectly written amazing so underratted

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14 Paschendale

My all-time favourite Iron Maiden song, and without a doubt one of their most epic. Paschendale is an unbiased uncensored look at one of the First World War's most blood-drenched and futile battles, and the musical work is absolutely as perfect as it can get.

Listening to the song, you can see the actual battle happening, almost like a narrative telling the story of a single soldier on the western front:
As the song picks up at the one minute mark, you can picture an allied trench being bombarded constantly by artillery leaving dozens of troops dead, wounded or shell-shocked.
When the chorus first kicks in at the two-minute point you can imagine a German bayonet charge.
A minute later, you can imagine the attack floundering and the Germans retreating and a "calm before the storm" taking place.
At the 3:40 mark, you can picture allied guns returning fire before a counter-attack before the troops go over the top of the trench.
At 4:40 you can imagine the ...more

This is the best song ever. The transitions, the music, the solos, the singing. All is perfect. WTF. It's place 0ne.!

Listening to this song you can help being agitated, exhilarated, awakened and moved to emotion all in one. It's a masterpiece (or perhaps master-peace? ). I have so many favourite Maiden songs (like all of us must have) and so chasing one is like chasing between your own kids (assuming you had as many kids as great Maiden songs). I say this because like any vote on a Maiden song there is an element of guilt felt to the other songs! (apologies to Hallowed be Thy Name, ROTAM, FTGGOG, Number of the Beast, Run to the hills, Face in the sand, Ghost of the navigator, PowerSlave, TMTM, etc, you get the point). What a strange series of things to to say as a seemingly sane person (albeit perhaps a Maiden devotee) but that is life as a Maiden fan. My first metal album of Maiden was The Number of the Beast, original issue on vinyl. I still have this album and keep it in my bedroom). 35+ years latter and it is just as epic. Take care all and fingers crossed that Maiden and Bruce (as a soloist) ...more

By far my favorite Maiden song

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15 Alexander the Great

Underrated song - one of the best of smith & murray's guitar solos, a really catchy and epic song - petrucci75hammet

His name struck fear into hearts of men. This is definitely one of the truly great Maiden songs and there are so many.

It's hard to even get started ranking Maiden's many masterpieces. I haven't even heard mention to:

The sign of the Cross
The Prophecy
Children Of the Damned
Total Eclipse
Caught Somewhere in Time
The Loneliness of the Long distance Runner
Mother Russia
Tailgunner
Mother of Mercy
Coming Home
Etc. Etc. Etc...

Educatational, enjoyable, epic.

Sublime Maiden song with a typicaly catch chorus. - LonelyLongDistanceRunner

For me the me, the best of their song. Way too underrarted :c

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16 When the Wild Wind Blows

This song is proof that music still exists. Iron Maiden has never flopped in any album, especially not The Final Frontier. This song is amazing as heck and I believe goes up in the epic tier with songs like Hallowed Be Thy Name and Rime of the Ancient Mariner.

Good lyrics, unique sound, great song progression, an absolutely epic gem. I would certainly place it around numbers 8-10. It's current position on the list doesn't do this song justice.

Wonderful intro-outro and solo. I think the most beautiful song of Iron Maıden. This song should definitely be in the top 3.

My favorite Maiden song - SixDegreesOfInnerTurbulence

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17 The Evil that Men Do

Do the math this is the best song fron seventh son of a seventh son and seventh son of a seventh son is the best album of iron maiden so the evil that men do is the best song of iron maiden. It's very beautiful song with perfect guitar work on the part of the razor's edge, great solo and catchy.

I am Indonesian. I love this song, just hear the bass. You will find that it must in ten rated song for iron. So far, the song reflects about us, about how evil we are.. The human

Don't get me wrong, Aces High, Run To The Hills, Blood Brothers, Fear Of The Dark, and The Phantom Of The Opera are all fantastic, songs, but this song in my personal list is higher than all of them, because the vocals, guitars, bass, and drums, are absolutely perfect. This is one of Maiden's best songs without a doubt, so vote up!

¡Simplemente el mejor! Su introducción, sus cambios de tiempo (4 en total), su letra, el punteo de Adrian, la voz de Bruce, el bajo galopante de Steve, el certero acompañamiento de Dave y la inigualable destreza en la batería de Nicko... ¡Iron Maiden en la plenitud de sus facultades!, como dice alguien más abajo: "Si el Seventh Son es el mejor álbum de Maiden y esta es la mejor canción del álbum, entonces esta es la mejor canción de la banda".

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18 Blood Brothers

When you think that we've used all our chances
And the chance to make everything right
Keep on making the same old mistakes
Makes untipping the balance so easy
When we're living our lives on the edge
Say a prayer on the book of the dead

This song is so...
You can't say it in words...
just...
... perfect

This song is just so masterpiece! I love the solo after the silent part and it's so great

This song is so perfect! never gets boring and it's so diverse! one of the most beautiful pieces of music, I've ever heard! Janic's solo kills me!

Amusing always

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19 Revelations

The live version of this song from "Live After Death" is unbelievable, I mean Bruce has the most amazing live voice I've ever heard in Metal! This song has everything, melodies, slow and fast sections, solos and more! Definitely Top 5 in my opinion.

This is such a classic song. Great guitar work. Not the best vocal, but its still awesome. The mix of soft and loud, and acoustic and electric guitar really make this a fantastic song. Classic.

The live version from "Live After Death" is absolutley epic. I always chug a beer during the solo after bruce says GO! Top 5 song for sure.

Underrated

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20 Infinite Dreams

More brilliance off SSOASS.

Especially love the closing verse 'These got to be just more to it then this.. 'ect.

Again utilising synthisiser in a way that proves that they can actually add texture to songs without it sounding soft.

- LonelyLongDistanceRunner

Actually I agree that Hallowed Be Thy Name is the ultimate Iron Maiden song.
But how can this masterpiece be this low?
Hallowed, Rime, Alexander, Fear & Infinte Dreams are the top 5 in my Maiden book!

Each time I listen to the Seventh son of a Seventh son album, I am stuck with this song. I just keep repeating it because it is so beautiful. The lyrics in it are really great and they keep going on in my head.

This is one of my favourite by Iron Maiden, along by Hallowed be thy Name and Powerslave.

For me this is absolutely one of the best Maiden songs. Just perfect. I can even sing this ; )...wonder why so low in this rank.

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21 Flight of Icarus

This song shows that Bruce is the best metal singer there ever was, it's my favorite Iron Maiden song after Hallowed be thy name, and since Hallowed is first, this songs deserves the vote. The guitar solo is amazing, the lyrics are a reference to the Greek story of Icarus, and as I mentioned, the vocals are Dickinson's best.

this is my second favorite maden song right after hallowed be thy name, this song shows that bruce dickinson is the greatest singer that ever lived. - onepolej

Awesome song... Great story telling... Magical! Along with HALLOWED BE THEY NAME, this is my favorite Maiden tune.

The singing is incredible on this song.

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22 Sign of the Cross

JUST AN EPIC SONG... AMAZING GUITARS RIFFS... AMAZING BASS RIFFS... PERFECT DRUM BREAKS... AND VERY GOOD VOCALS FROM BLAZE... BUT I LIKE THE LIVE VERSION OF THIS SONG WITH BRUCE DICKINSON AT ROCK IN RIO... JUST HEAR IT

Standing alone in the wind and rain
Feeling the fear that is growing
Sensing the change in the tide again
Caught by the storm that is brewing
Feel the anxiety hold off the fear
Some of the doubt in the things you believe
Now that your faith will be put to the test
Nothing to do but await what is coming

Why then is god still protecting me
Even when I don't deserve it
Though I am blessed with an inner strength
Some they would call it a penance
Why am I meant to face this alone
Asking the question time and again
Praying to God won't keep me alive
Inside my head feel the fear start to rise...

AMAZING INTRO... THANKS BLAZE

How This Song Its Not In Top TEN OF IRON MAIDEN SONGS... EPIC SONGS LIKE SIGN OF THE CROSS, RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER, WHEN THE WILD WIND BLOWS, FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF GOD... THEY SURE BE IN TOP TEN... WITH HALLOWED BE THY NAME, FEAR OF THE DARK, BLOOD BROTHERS, DANCE OF DEATH, ACES HIGH, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA... COME ON VOTE IT... UP IRONS FROM Greece AND FROM ANY COUNTRY OF THE WORLD

Best song during the Blaze years, this album is underrated

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23 The Prisoner

Damn is a Fantastic song why 51?!?! love the drums and the chorus ''Not a Prisoner, I'm a Free man and my blood is my own now, don't care where the past was, I know where I'm going! '' Great song! ;D

This song defines all that makes Iron maiden. The bass is always audible, the drumming is superb and the sheer number of fantastic riffs that make up this song is why I love this song. Bruce's vocals are great and very distinctive, almost operatic. One of the best songs ever off of one of the best albums ever. Why this song is down here can only be explained by the wealth of masterpieces that Iron Maiden has produced over the years. For me this song is one of their best. - hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Amazing from beginning to the end. Adrian Smith's riff and solo unbelievable.

The chorus is catchy and the guitar solo is memorable.

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24 Killers

Easily the best Maiden song. Starts out strong Paul can scream as well as anyone. Great guitar work as always with Maiden. It's a shame they don't like to play it anymore

second best maiden song after hallowed be thy name - wolphert

People don't think of Paul Di'anno when it comes to Iron Maiden. But he delivers a fantastic vocal performance on this song, and the bass into from Steve Harris is just phenomenal.

A masterpiece. Songs this good don't need promo videos, because they create pictures in your head.

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25 Afraid to Shoot Strangers

the main riff that comes after the beginning arpeggio is just brilliant. the song also contains probably the best guitar solos of iron maiden. I am actually suprised to see this masterpiece so down at the list, and think that it belongs to the top 5.

Pick one favourite Iron Maiden song? Impossible. It varies from week to week and there are too many great songs to say one is the best. But, if hard pressed to pick one, I'll opt for this one. It's a slightly unusual Maiden song, certainly in the first Bruce-era, and highly underrated. But just listen to the majestic melody starting at around the 2:40 mark, can't think of any other single melody or riff in the Maiden pantheon of great songs that makes my hair stand on end as much as this one. Simply marvelous and only made better by the fact that it's revisited later on in slightly different form after the all guns blazing mid-section. Basically has all you'd ever need and want and more in a Maiden song.

This song is great! after: ''No reasoning, no more to say'' there is a great instrumental part, for me this song must be on the top 15!

Perfect combination of diffrent speed, beautiful guitar, nice drums, my favorite

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26 Caught Somewhere in Time

A sublime intro immediately captures the listeners attention, only to slightly let the listener down as it disappears into the ether... But then that melody comes back as the chorus! Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you write a song.

An underrated song from an underrated album. The sounds, the lyrics, everything about this song is amazing.

No it's not my favourite song, but it deserves far more

This is the greatest Maiden song ever produced. IT has Bruce's best performance, Nicko's best performance, Dave's best performance, Adrian's best performance, and Steve's best performance. It's easily the best Iron Maiden song. Doesn't it have the longest solo too?

No comments... Just listen to the instrumental bridge. Master

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27 Wrathchild

It was hard for me decide between Iron Maiden and Wrathchild. Both of them are just pure, mind blowing heavy metal masterpieces, but since I have crossed the limit already I decided to choose this one because it appeals to me a little bit more. I don't get why this song isn't seen in top10's more often. Well at least it made it in MY Top 10 list (more like top 12 list but whatever) but still I hope that this song remains on the list

Hey, what's going on here? This is one of the all time favorites. Please hear it, please vote it...

So classic! Fear of the dark is my favourite maiden track but this one is just so damn underrated, doesn't get nearly enough praise

Best song by I'm Pure Heavy Metal

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28 The Empire of the Clouds

Proof that Iron Maiden can make epic masterpieces even after 40 years. For me, the piano inclusion was such a surprising move, but it incredibly fits in this song perfectly. 18 minutes of pure music art, pioneered by Bruce Dickinson.

This song is currently ranked #40 on "Best Songs of 2015". So come 25,000 Iron Maiden fans, and help me get it to the #1 spot that it deserves!

The intro of this song alone is enough to send this to the top! And my god, the riff in this song is the greatest! This proves that new maiden is capable of being just as good as old maiden.

Oh, come on. This song deserves better than 28th. Top 15, maybe even top 10. - Metarock

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29 Where Eagles Dare

I've no particular favorite Iron Maiden song, because almost every song of Iron Maiden is my favorite... However, I am feeling to vote for this one as I think this should be up higher than to be in the 29th spot.

Where Eagle Dares is a song that will charm you up every time you listen to it, it's so lively, so enchanting... It's likely to push you to do some more even if you are tired to return home after a long day's work... It's likely to be energize your soul and risen up your lost spirit... Every beat of it... From the epic solos to every single drumbeat and riffs...

It's always gives you the feeling like 'son, don't you forget, the sky is your limit! ' so buckle up and Up the Irons fellas.

Nicko's drumming is the reason for this as my number 1 favourite. Nicko is amazing! - MAIDEN4LIFE

A classic, its Nicko on the drums that does it for me. - nic1997ps3

Great song, one of my favourites, the drumming is the best Nicko has done.

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30 The Wicker Man

Ah I loved the way the track progresses
One of my FAVOURITE songs from my FAVORITE album BRAVE NEW WORLD

Opens with such gigantic riffs... Takes you to another world right from the very first second!

One of my favorite Iron Maiden songs from the great album 'Brave new worlds'. I am surprised this song isn't higher! This song takes me to a complete new world with the wonderful guitar riffs.

Bro what the hell, iron maidens single best song ever is 29? This song has so much more thought to the lyrics than any other song before it and has the best vocals, but I guess even outside of this list nobody likes songs based on thought and vocals, that's what I've noticed at least

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31 22 Acacia Avenue

56? 22AA is one of the best metal songs ever written by any band!

Easily one of maidens best tunes if not there best! Just exceptional it really is!

Dear hardcore Maiden fan. If you're like me you've listened to each and every song by Maiden hundreds of times. Now think, when you're browsing for the 1000th time your list of songs, which one you would put every single time without a second thought? Yes. This is the one.

38 come on!
22 Acacia Avenue is perfect it should be under the top 10

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32 The Talisman

Why is this not in the top 20 :O. The lyrics and tune is brilliant!

This song deserves at least top be in top 20. Perfect lyrics and beautiful musics makes this song to be one of Maidens best.

The intro plucking runs a shiver down my spine every time I listen to this, I feel like entering a different world
This totally deserves higher position!

Bruce Dickens pulled it off... this should easily be in the top 15 of Maiden

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33 Can I Play with Madness

How is this not in the top ten, this is Maiden at their best - celynwelshy

Amazing song, how is it not in the top ten.
Absolutely awesome song, purely an epic son.

What the hell?! This song should be in top ten! The solo is perfection, and the lyrics are magical. This song should really be in top 5

Hey, don't ask me, ask Suggs, it's his band - but I don't rate your chances very highly. - Britgirl

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34 The Clairvoyant

The keyboards give it an accordingly sad mood, although the song starts and ends in the major key. But then again that was that mood that Maiden were trying to (and succeed in) achieve in their concept album Seventh Son.

Best song from the best album with Dickinson... I know most of you are thinking "what about Number Of The Beast? Or Piece Of Mind? " yeah whatever, great albums, but not even close to Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son or Somewhere In Time... They experimented a lot in these albums, and they nailed them..

Best ever Maiden song! \_ the bass kicks ass and the lyrics are fantastic, Seven Son is a brilliant album with a lot of greats but The Clairvoyant is the best! X

Bass line...

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35 Strange World

Strange World is one of Iron Maiden's most underrated songs ever. They hardly play it live. It's a damn good track! Should be a bit higher on the list.

Strange World should be at least in the top 20's in my humble opinion. This song is awesome all the way! The solos in this song are awesome. This is one of my favorite Iron Maiden songs of all-time. Please vote.

I don't understand why THIS song is 34th place. I love the solos in this song. This is actually one of my favorite Maiden tracks of ALL-TIME! I love the Soundhouse Tapes version of this song as well! Should be in the top 10's! - johnpaularguelles

Just awesome it's mystical and cool

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36 Iron Maiden

UNBELIEVABLE SONG. LISTEN IT. GREATEST SONG. SAME NAME BAND AND SAME NAME IRON MAIDEN'S FIRST ALBUM. IT IS A MASTERPIECE. JUST LISTEN IT.

Eddie comes this song and The Evil That Men Do in concerts. So this song is a masterpiece. Watch this song concert of En Vivo! Just love it. Up the IRONS.

Eddie comes this song and The Evil That Men Do in concert. So this song is a masterpiece. This song should be in top 10. Watch this song concert of En Vivo! Just love it

Best Maiden song of all time

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37 Brave New World

This song is incredible! I can't believe it's not even on this list!

For me this is easily in the top 5, surpassing the likes of number of the beast and even the dance of death--and THAT is saying something because I love those songs. It really shows when a band is great, when they have so many amazing hits, it is impossible to fit everything good into a top ten, twenty or even top 25 list. Hell, even a top 100 list doesn't quite do Maiden justice!

The fact that Maiden fans can vote a masterpiece like this as only the 26th best of their songs either says Maiden fans are complete wallies - or that the band is obscenely brilliant. Or maybe both. Hmm.

One of the best songs I've ever heard

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38 Children of the Damned

This is one of their best songs from the best album 'The Number of the Beast'. Must be higher, just listen to it.

This song has a wonderful melody, and it has a great contribution from brilliant guitarists Dave Murray and Adrian Smith that is so hard to forget!

This is one of the best of Number of the beast! This should be So much up!

HOW TF is this this low? are people stupid? this is one of Bruce’s best performances

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39 Stranger in a Strange Land

I highly doubt that people who have voted in here are very familiar with the majority of maiden songs. The solo in this song is fantastic and the intro riff is great too.

This song should be nowhere below top 15.

Very, very good song!
Another great song from the brilliant album Somewhere In Time! - MetallicaRulezzz

Amazing bass solo and one of Adrian's finest guitar solos!

One of the very best... From one of maidens best albums

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40 The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg

This song should be way higher it is an awesome song should be switched out with rime of the ancient mariner a matter of life and death is one of their great albums

See, I like the most the Iron maiden songs that talk power and the ones that have epic guitar, here's my top ten.

1. The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner
2. Hallowed By Thy Name
3. The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg
4. Deja Vu
5. Dance Of Death
6. Powerslave
7. Aces High
8. These Colors Don't Run
9. Phantom Of The Opera
10. The Trooper
10.

This song is underrated. It is the best song in the world, and it always will be!

In my list in TOP 5 songs of Maiden. Heavy and strong...Dave rules!

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41 El Dorado

Great Song. Won a Grammy for Best Metal Performance, should be higher than 29. Pretty sick rhytms and guitar riffs

Third best Maiden song ever after wasted Years and Aces High

Really awesome heavy song with a really cool intro. This song is defenetly one of their best!

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42 No More Lies

This song deserves to be in top 5
Who didn't listen this song please listen
Amazing song!

Amazing! This has GOT to be the Best piece of music I've come across for a long long time... The Tune is just Mesmerizing! Can keep listening to it again and again..

I just can't believe this is so far down. But I understand there are so many good ones these guys have made, but I'd definitely put it at top 5.
Finally realizing there are so many different kinds of people and IRON MAIDEN has given JOY to all of them.

Best piece of music, I'm sure those who didn't vote for this haven't listened to it. The guitar solo is just out of the world, the tune is nostalgic.

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43 Be Quick or Be Dead

I don't know why, but this is my favorite besides rainmaker and Hallowed by the name
Catchy intro/main riff and nice lyrics...

This one of the best songs in "Fear of the Dark" and deserves it. Because not all of the Iron maidens songs are this fast and catchy. by the way, this song is how I wake up in mornings (Alarm sound).

Okay I did it again, but you can't really blame me, because some of you probably would do the same... Be Quick Or Be Dead is just bad@ss and one of the main reasons why Janick Gers is my favorite guitarist among them, the song is just crazy. As for Afraid To Shoot Strangers, when I heard it for the first time, I didn't really like it, I guess it's one of those songs that take time to comprehend their beauty, It took me some time, but I DID cherish it eventually

I think it has to be in top ten!

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44 The Longest Day

Not their best song, but it definitely deserves to be on this list! -

HOW ON EARTH IS THIS SO LOW. its obviously not as good as Hallowed be thy name but it deserves second place - wolphert

This song is one of the reasons I love NEW Iron Maiden songs and I love when they play them live in concert! "A Matter of Life and Death" is my overall favourite Iron Maiden album!

This is the song that got me into the band Iron Maiden. Literally one of the best, should be rated much higher.

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45 Wasting Love

One of the most beautiful metal ballads I've ever heard, check this one out off the fear of the dark album

One of the greatest metal ballads ever! Amazing tune, progression and voice! Can't stop listening!

This song, is AMAZING, a lot of people don't kow it, but come on, it's the greatest metal ballad ever heard.. Please, SHARE IT! WHERE ARE THE TRUE METAL FANS? And the CLIP? God

Top Ten!

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46 Running Free

Wow! I would have expected this song to be way higher than 89! This amazing song should be in the top 20's. Everything about this song is awesome! Like I said, this song should be way higher! You guys should listen to this song. It's worth listening to! Vote.

Wow 77, you guys are not Maiden fans if you not listen this song should be below Run to the hills, Aces High, Rime of the Ancient mariner...

78 is just ridiculous. This song should at least be in the top 20-30

Just the best Song of Iron Maiden. I love it! The feelings I get listening to this song is just incredible!

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47 The Book of Souls

Nobody is voting for this just because it's from the new album, well that new album just happens to be pretty much the best one they ever made, topping even the number of the beast. Iron Maiden have flopped quite a few albums, and unfortunately, we've seen quite a lot cheesy maiden over the years, but their new album has been far from disappointment. This is where Bruce's voice is at it's best, deeper then previous albums, more powerful and operatic then ever. His singing in this song represent what metal vocals should be, not grunting growling, snarling and screaming, but pure, deep, immense, powerful and operatic. Dickinson is truly the greatest singer of our age, and the book of souls is one of the only songs that show him at the pinnacle of his might and power. Topped with superior poetry by Steve Harris, epic guitar work by the trio of riff masters Smith, Murray, and Gers, Book of Souls is a display of Maiden at it's best, yet it is still underrated and placed below the inferior ...more

Greatest Song from the New Album!

Definitely one of the best songs Iron Maiden has ever made! On my top 3 Maiden songs list

Amazing song from amazing album.

48 Ghost of the Navigator

This is great song and lyrics should be in top 10, ghost of the navigator, its rock in rio version too good...

A song I probaly rate higher then the average Maiden fan.

For mine it's an extremelty catchy tune which I love singing along to. - LonelyLongDistanceRunner

Why the is this song not in the top 10? , its on of my ALL-TIME favourites. Come one people this song deserves more votes

This song should AT LEAST be top 25. Tells a gripping story. Great work by Maiden again on Brave New World.

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49 Flash of the Blade

It's so expressive and brilliantly fast song! Amazing guitar playing! I do like it!

Overall one of the fastest songs by iron maiden and some of the best guitar playing of all time

For me the most underestimated song of MAIDEN! It is simply EPIC!

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50 The Legacy

Easily my favorite Maiden song. I consider this the Hallowed Be Thy Name of new Maiden. It so poetically tells a story of war and death. Almost creepy in the beginning, but around 5:40, Bruce begins slaughtering with powerful vocals as the rest of the band supports him with killer riffs and beats.

We seem destined to live in fear
And some that would say Armageddon is near
But where there's a life while there's hope
That man won't self destruct

Why can't we treat our fellow men
With more respect and a shake of their hands?
But anger and loathing is rife
The death on all sides is becoming a way of life

We live in an uncertain world
Fear, understanding and ignorance
Is leading to death
Only the corpses are left
For vultures that prey on their bones

But some are just not wanting peace
Their whole life is death and misery
The only thing that they know
Fight fire with fire, life is cheap

But if they do stop to ...more

A pretty good maiden song -

Love every second of this song. Simply cannot get enough!

This is the best Iron Maiden song. - helpless_slug

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