Best Megadeth SongsBadger One of the Original 4 Thrash metal bands and a very influential group. Dave Mustaine is God and creator of Speed/Thrash Metal.
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Awesome song. Powerful lyrics. Solid beat, great change of tempo mid song. This is megadeth at there best.
Megadeth brings a solid line of excellent songs in their albums but this is one of the definitive highlights.
Great song with constant change of tempo and great lyrics as well makes this easily top 10 megadeth song.
Its megadeths best song
Mustaines solo is totally amazing
The intro is also really good
The Solo Of This Song Is Gonna Kill You All. MasterpieceV 110 Comments
GUITAR WORK LIKE NO OTHER!
A must listen to any and every metal head.
I'm shocked why it is not on the top
Hanger 18 has some the of the best solos in history. It shows just how amazing dave mustaine is as a conposer and guitarist. simply the best.
Finally something that is in nearly in its proper place on this website. Hangar 18 - Megadeth's most uber song with a slightly slow tempo that builds up into a load of insanity, with solos all over the place. Mustaine's last solo in this song remains my most favourite Mustaine solo to this day.
In start of this track you can feel that you are flying, and it has a lot of energy, it's my favorite song 🤘V 56 Comments
"What Do You Mean I hate Megadeth,
I listen to it everyday. "
Classic thrash metal album
This is the song that got me into liking Megadeth! I like Holy Wars and Hangar 18 too, and I also really like A Tout le Monde, but I think this has to be one of my favorites, and I kinda feel like this should be my vote since it is the song that got me into Megadeth in the first place.
Vice City Rocks thanks to Dave Mustaine
The intro bassline=piece of artV 40 Comments
Solo is amazing man...! I listen it at least 5 times a day
Clever riffage and awesome solos. The track that made me realize I actually really like Megadeth. Before I foolishly thought they were just a lesser Metallica. Sorry about that Dave!
the best megadeth song, the best megadeth album. my favourite songs, good lyrics, good riffs. zibule-babule, zibule-babule. ROCK ON! zibule babule
Better than hangar 18 in my opinionV 83 Comments
Easy to play and easy to be in 2nd place, just like a Pied piper
The solo is magic!
marty firedman's genius comes out in this song!
One Of The Most Popular Metal Song Of The World
Great Lyrics... Great Guitars From Mastaine
It's a great song, but just because it's popular doesn't mean it's a good song. - sweetbeef
I’d put this at number 3, with the top five being
1. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due
2. Peace Sells
3. Symphony of Destruction...duh
4. Five Magics
5. Hangar 18 - PapaDragon69
This one should be top 10. The lyrics are so powerful, and has one of the most haunting guitar parts that I've heard.
For me this is the best song of this band... is hard choose one because this band is Awesome but this is the best for me
So Far, So Good... So What? Is considered sort of a disappointment. I really don't know why. Mary Jane and the cover of Anarchy in the U. K aren't very good but the rest is fantastic and with great songs like Set the world afire, hook in the mouth, Into the Lungs of Hell, and of course this classic In My Darkest Hour. Amazing song! - Chris113
Did you ever think I get lonely?
Did you ever think that I needed love?
Did you ever think to stop thinking
You're the only one that I'm thinking of?
The most earnest, honest Megadeth song to date. No military, no politics, just honest feelings and genuine concern for the world while still being more heavy than any other band as Megadeth does
A Tout Le Monde! A tous mes amis! The most meaningful megadeth song!
This is one of the only Megadeth songs that I can actually listen to if I'm not in the mood for their heavy stuff (even though that rocks just as hard). I thought 'Time: The Beginning' is a very underrated song.
Learning to play this on guitar, I've never had so much fun. - AdamDestructorJr.V 42 Comments
One of the greatest thrash songs by this band... No other guitarist could dream of playing these solos - picklesdoodily
I think people are not really listening; otherwise this song would have been high up in the list. For those who voted Holy Wars, and only listened to Tornado and things like that: give this song a try. Give the whole album a try really. Let go of the preconceived notions about how you want this band to sound like or how you want metal to sound like for that matter. And listen. You will be surprised.
2 of the best megadeth riffs are on this song. The 3 solos are perfect. This should be on top 3.
One of their best songs indeed!V 24 Comments
EVERYTHING about this single exudes Dave's gift for music making. The drumbeat, intro, riffs and vocals are all top-class, and recorded with the greatest Megadeth lineup ever. Instant classic.
my favorite song :D
sweet - MiQi
Awesome drumbeats dude! The way the song is played blows my mind man!
Along with "In my Darkest Hour", this song has helped me many times overcome depression. That intro is epic and I like the riff as well. Surely one of the best songs I have ever heard!V 20 Comments
Love the way the singing doesn't go with the guitar playing at all. Also think the lyrics are kinda funny. In my top five no doubt.
I've just started listening to megadeth and I loved sweating bullets and holy wars. - Slashhead
Number 10 what is wrong with voters. This song is a megadeath masterpiece an awesome song. The best megadeth tune ever.
The Enter Sandman of Megadeth.V 25 Comments
Sin should be way higher. In my opinion, this is in my top 20 favorite Megadeth songs. This song is probably the 3rd best on Cryptic Writings.
This song represent all the megadeth feelings back in 1986. Two songs in one. The complex of the first song, and the brutallity and the speed of the second, make this song one of the most powerful and amazing songs in Megadeth's large career. It should be on the top 10
Such a complex song. Beautiful intro followed by increasingly aggresive riffs. An awesome hardcore thrash song! The intro always gives me chills and I love the ending Shouts of BLACK FRIDAY!
One of the most beautifully written songs by the band. In the beginning, it starts out with a bit of a sad tone, but eventually it conjures up (no pun intended) and becomes one of the most legendary songs in thrash history. Easily Megadeth's greatest song. Also, a song from The System Has Failed passing this masterpiece?
THIS SONG IS THE BEST YOU FOOLSV 30 Comments
Great song! Who doesn't like this? Possibly their best song! Holy wars is still good though...
I wish Metallica was more like this...
And anthrax too...
Not in the top ten; are you kidding us? Or, are you deaf and can't listen to the lyrics, or the starting killer drum intro?
The masterful drums and blend of lead and rhythm guitar, combined with excellent song writing and structure, are what drive this song and make it one of, if not the best Megadeth song. I would've picked Holy Wars, but that song already gets plenty of recognition, so I decided to go with one of the underdogs.
One of the best from Rust in Peace for sure.V 31 Comments
It's a tough call between this and Addicted to Chaos but I'm have to go with this. The last chorus kicks serious ass.
Guitar-work in this one is simply amazing + the chorus is the best one of out all the Megadeth songs
This song should be in the top ten list
Should be top 10V 5 Comments
the vocals on this song is amazing. One of the all time greatest songs ever - wolphert
great song! Megadeth made a good job in this one - rock2metal
In awe of the lyrics and the vocals, the guitar work is truly amazing as well.
My favorite megadeth song!V 22 Comments
Its unbelievable the way they can mix power and melody at the same time. It brings many different feelings at the same time. I think it should be on the top ten, this song is epic
Best Megadeth Song, one of the best heavy metal songs ever. Makes me remember the Metallica songs. The solo is incredible, the drums equally. Megadeth is great! m/
Great song, it never leave my top 10 Megadeth song list. Hearing them play it a few years back on tour when they played Rust in its entirety was a heavy metal high point for me. This along with Ashes in your Mouth are the two most under rated Megadeth songs!
GIVE ME, ALCHEMY!
GIVE ME, WIZARDRY!
GIVE ME, SORCERY!
MAGIC IF YOU PLEASE!
MASTER ALL OF THESE!
BRING HIM TO HIS KNEES! - PapaDragon69
Jack Slater ranks this #1!
I wasnt a real big fan of Megadeth until this album, and Angry Again is what sold me into them, so this is definitely Top Ten, great riff, great vocals, great theme.
Great song. Nice pace, Awesome chorus.
Angry again, and again and again again!V 7 Comments
1st song that I heard of megadeth.. and this song made me become mad for them..! m/
ultimate song... superb lyrics..! - vishnulphb
I really don't know what a master piece like this is 16th on the list... it would be on the top 5
My favourite line "'one look in her lusting eyes, savage fear in you will rise, teeth of terror sinking in, bite of the she wolf"
As good as any other Megadeth classic! Mind blowing tune, rhythm, melody, solo, tempo... I keep going back to it after decades.V 13 Comments
How is this song not even in the top 100? Easily the best track on the first album. Raw, fast-paced, and one of the best Megadeth riffs. Maybe not number 1, but definitely in my top 10.
How about a little respect for the title track to the album that started it all for THE greatest band in the history of speed metal? Awesome riff and solos, fun vocals... It's my theme song!
This is sad this song should be in the top ten because its awesome and heavy
Amazing, good vocals and guitar, too of th musts for a metal song - LucretiaV 8 Comments
A very good song from their best album.
It has the same mystical/fantasy style as Five Magics from the same album.
The last two minutes of the song (i.E. the second half), purely instrumental, is very well constructed, as well as the intro.
What why so low? The instrumental part of this song is amazing, that damn solo by Marty Friedman with Mustaine! This song must be high lik
I call Marty's solo on this song the best Megadeth solo there is. It just fits so well with a great groove to it. It reminds me of oldschool video games soundtracks for some reason. Definitely one of my favourite Megadeth songs. Very underrated.
Inspired my username, also on of the best of its album - LucretiaV 6 Comments
This is a hard core tune in topic and musicianship. Despite Mustaines feelings about not wanting to play this song live anymore, its one of the greatest thrash metal songs ever and deserves to be played just for the amazing guitar, bass and drums.
Incredible song, I'm surprised its not ranked higher. In my opinion this is the best song on the Peace Sells album. MEGADETH!
EPIC beginning, beautiful riffs. This song should be top 5! If you listened this song live in 1988 Essen, Germany, its by far the best concert performance Megadeth has had. That's how I fell in love with this song! Highly recommended to all Megadeth fans! DAVE MUSTAIN IS GOD.
One of the best riffs ever in the middle of the song. POWERFULV 5 Comments
Not Top Ten? Come on! Mind you, My Megadeth top ten has about 40 songs in it! Awesome band.
Actually I could have voted for any of about 5 songs on this album. This and Peace Sells.
But Who's Counting?
Oh, you are.
Sick opener to a classic heavy metal album. This song set the tone for this whole album and the riffs are amazing! It's the first megadeth song I learned on guitar and it's an absolute classic and is quite underrated. Should be top ten!
The third best of its album maybe, great guitar part and drumming - Lucretia
A1 song,great lyrics, amazing, riffs and very good vocals from DaveV 8 Comments
This song deserves to be within the top 10. Deep lyrics, cool riff, three awesome solos, even the drumming is top notch. AND it won the band a Grammy.
This song has the most epic outro I've ever heard!
This must be in the Top 10 man!
One of their best modern songs to date - LucretiaV 5 Comments
This is honestly one of the most original songs I've ever heard, Sod cannot compare to this song. This song has every reason that makes megadeth amazing.
This is one of my favorite Megadeth songs, I love the flow to it and the duet is incredible. Should be way higher
One of the all time greatest riffs in heavy metal. Awesome song... Great lyrics, definitely one of Megadeths top 10 songs ever. Just brutal!
Great song, very original, awesome guitars and very cool lyrics!V 3 Comments
Its one of Megadeth's ultimate thrash songs! Needs to be at least 3 or even 2 in the top 10
Intro reminds me of fallout 3 and megadeth is unreal so this song is definitely one of the good ones, but hell all of megadeths songs are greats
I always thought this was the perfect song for Megadeth to open with and I saw them open with this once...in Pittsburgh (Greensburg) at the beginning of the Rust anniversary tour. Great song in every way!
Ahhh the cupcake song! what a great song!V 3 Comments
Can't believe this is so low in the chart, definitely in my personal top 10. Can train like a beast to this too, always gets me pumped up, especially when it gets to the part "remember when you said one day you'll walk alone"
I've been a diehard Megadeth fan for the majority of my life and I love every song mentioned prior to this one but Addicted to Chaos ranked 34 really, really there is definitely something wrong with this picture considering it should be at least in the top 3.
The riff is amazing. The lyrics and vocals are outstanding, a personal favorite of mine and should be recognized more.
Very underrated song, even better then Holy Wars of Hangar. - LucretiaV 6 Comments
Needs to be in top ten what people
F, is for fighting
R is for red, Ancestors' blood in battles they've shed
E, we elect them
E, we eject them, In the land of the free and the home of the brave
D, for your dying
O, your overture
M, will cover your grave with manure
This spells out FREEDOM, it means nothing to me
As long as there's P.M.R. C
Best lyrics ever
My and Mustaine's favourite Megadeth song. Easily the best of their third album and in my opinion their best overall. Ellefson's bass combined with Mustaine's semi-aggressive voice really makes for a great combination. 10/10
Amazing bass guitar, but brutal to play! Vocals are also amazing with the sort of dry breath. I found that this song should have been in the top ten but I don't think it's there. Thanks
This is the best Megadeth song, no doubt. Perfect song.V 7 Comments
take no prisoners has everything you need for a metal song. heavy distortion, awesome singing, great solo at the end and not much repeated guitar riffs.
This song is an amazing song from one of their best albums it has a badass bass fill and awesome solos. It migration not be as good as Holt wars but this song deserves a higher ranking
I love the opening riffs in this song. It is incredible how dave mustaine can do this so fluently
This song should be in number 2 after five magics in number 1..V 7 Comments
This is actually a lot better than half of the songs in the top 10. Epic riffs and mind-blowing solos and shredding. It's easily one of their best songs, up there with classics like Peace Sells, Holy Wars, and Wake Up Dead.
THis is probably going to be the best song on the new album. Can't wait to buy it!
Probably the best song out of their more recent albums. It wouldn't sound out of place on Rust In Peace.
The guitaring is out of this world.V 13 Comments
Damn it, 98 place? It's got awesome intro, with greater vocals and riffs
Pure old school metal at its finest. A magical piano touch in the intro to Killing is My Business level metal. In my top 10 for sure.
Best song from their debut albumV 2 Comments
I LOVE THIS SONG! It's not my absolute favorie, but Megadeth's my favorite band and I can't really choose just one. I couldn't believe it was this low on the list though so I HAD to vote for it! Come on, People! ITS A SONG ABOUT RUSSIAN ROULETTE! How can it be in 28th?!?!
How is this not in the top 10?!? This song is near perfection. And the last like 2 minutes of this song is like 26 orgasms at once. YOU! NEXT VICTIM! YOUR TURN TO DIE!
Completely overshadowed by the more popular songs on the album. The intro is amazing, the main riff absolutely insane, guitar solo is damn good, and the chanting at the end is just epic. Also, Dave Ellefsons bass Playing on this song is ridiculously good!
30? what!V 13 Comments
What?.. Why so low?.. Among megadeth's best!... No doubt!
Kickass song!... Broderick solo!... Awesome lyrics!
I'd say their best song since Holy Wars... its that good
SEXY song... everything is amazing... the lyrics, the solo, the riff...
Are you kidding me? 31?
For me, it's their best piece of work. The drums, the guitars, the vocal, the bass, everything is so tight and compact.
Easily the pinnacle of Megadeth's creative renaissance. Powerful performance by Mustaine and co but Broderick hits the roof in this one setting new paradigms to judge his standards
If this had been released earlier- I'm pretty sure it would be in the top ten! Gangster, drinking, gun tottering chimps? AWESOME!
Really catchy and easy to play on guitar. (it's really fun too)
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off their new album end game
it is a brilliant song easily top 5 - big__wazza
Fast, brutal lyrics, great combination of notes. What's more, "head crusher" is a violent song, which reminds the name of the band, "Megadeth".
It's only on 18th?! Okay, it may not be the best but it deserves far more recognition than this, it's such an underrated song
It isn't the best song ever, but it's still great it should be ranked around 15V 5 Comments
I'm grateful to Metallica to kick out MUSTAINE during their early days or we wouldn't have had songs like Holy wars..., in my darkest hour and MECHANIX.
Forget it, we wouldn't have had MEGADETH itself. MUSTAINE is GODLIKE.
LONG LIVE MUSTAINE. LONG LIVE MEGADETH. Hey guys go and vote for MEGADETH in the "Greatest Rock Band of all time" post. They are placed at a pathetic #44.
You still kind of would have had Mechanix, you've heard Metallica's the Four Horsemen, right? - Songsta41
This is how the Four Horsemen should've been. Mechanix is much better because its faster and the little riff at the beginning that wasn't in The Four Horsemen.
25th is no place for this awesome sing! So crazy not only this sing is awesome, it's sexy!
This should be in the top tens in my opinion. Way better then Metallica's version by far.V 5 Comments
Just #47? Who would believe?... It's just... sadnest in my heart you know... so i... I vote for You-thana-siaaa! :DDD
great song! they sound so much different in this album...
This is pathetic. This song should be in top 10 without a doubt.
Are you kidding me..45? This is the most true song of all time. Mustaine spoke the truth.V 3 Comments
Do Megadeth listeners rate this? This is right up there in the top 10. Am I missing something here. Obviously not Dave's greatest song but great song technically as always. Is it too radio friendly?
Maybe the most underrated metal album of all time. 7 or 8 great songs on this album, but this one, with its
Unique guitar inro stands out from the rest. Great, great song, and badly missed in the live set.
THIS IS EPIC AS HELL! I DON'T UNDERSTAND how people could even rate this bad. It's an epic track on a powerful album. Every single guitar riff is awesome, and the lyrics are epic.
Best track by Megadeth, Train of Consequences is my favourite followed by Tout Le Monde.V 9 Comments
this song is one of the most beautiful songs of megadeth but it's horribly underrated! up megadeth for life!
Such an underrated song on Countdown To Extinction. One of the heaviest songs on that album too.
How come this being so low..
ALMOST HAS A MOP/AND JUSTICE TYPE OF FEEL TO THE FIRST FEW RIFFS I LIKE IT!V 1 Comment
Idgaf what anybody else thinks, this is their most correctly organized and most structurally stable composition. Not to mention, its just straight up badass!
This song has a lot of instrumentals in a great combination.
Wonderful song. Magical.
Mustaine at his best
Greate song awesome vocals by Dave mustane love this song
This is my favorite Megadeth song, the fact that it is number 41 (as I'm writing this) proves how good Megadeth truly is.
Best megadeth song completely underrated and should be in the top ten
Amazing song - definitely one of their best
My favorite off the first album. Wish they would play this live again. Just a awesome vibe, tone and delivery
to this song!
I'm completely vexed that this song isn't at least in the top ten. In my opinion this song is one of the best Megadeth artwork, if not the best. The lyrics, the instrumental are all almost perfect.
The very creation of Vic Rattlehead revealed in this song. One of their first, one of their best. Mustaine proves what he is capable of throughout the entire song.
This is the song of Megadeth. Every riff in this song is like the best riff I've ever heard.
The origin of Vic RattleheadV 2 Comments
The album is called killing is my business not set the world afire
It's pure thrash, it's fast and full of great riffs and solos - gabimartgrena
HOLY CRAP THIS IS FAST!
So many bands paid tributes to AC/DC front-man Bon Scott over the years. Metallica, Megadeth, Guns N Roses, Exodus, Anthrax,
Where the hell is this song??? This is one of my favorite Megadeth song. Top 10 for sure!!
Great song. I love the poem and book too, so the chorus is familiar. Simple lyrics but deep meaning, I think this song should be higher
Not their best album, but this song is an unbelievable combination of power and melody.
Somewhere between #12 and #17V 1 Comment
Amazing song, it has a different vibe from the original, but definitely lives up to the first. - sk8er7890
I love mega deth
Great build up and arrangement, interesting and on of better songs at the golden era.
Top 10 work. The spoken intro of the song is brilliant!
Awesome megadeth song! Extremely underrated.
How could this be...V 2 Comments
This song kills it with a groovy bass line from ellefson
Really good songs coming from this new album, they're going in the right direction with their more aggressive sound.
1 of the best songs I've ever heard.
Why is this song in 67th place? I think this song is one of Megadeth's best songs ever! I think it should be in the top 20. The solo is amazing! Also the intro is badass as well. Everything else is awesome! I love everything about this song.
This song should be higher! This is one of my favorite Megadeth songs of all-time. This is also the first Megadeth song I ever heard. The solo in this song is awesome! Please vote!
Really? A hundred and twenty ninth? I get that this song doesn't have the most variations of any riffs or anything, but the lyrics and the solo. Oh my God this is an abomination.
It Should Be In the 20s The Intro Is Cool The Lyrics are AwesomeV 3 Comments
This song is amazing! How can this not be even in the top 60?!? - Kluuz
What the hell is it doing down here?... Their 2nd best song of the album COUNTDOWN TO EXTINCTION no doubt
What is this song doing here at the back? Should be top 10! -and stuff like take no prisoners is better?
What my friends why is Foreclosure all the way down hereV 5 Comments
Needs to be higher, I mean come on. The guitar is just so good in this song
The guitar is awesome and one of the best solos I've ever heard
Awesome song with tons of cool guitar!
59? Number 59? This is one of the most recognizable bass riffs in the world! The guitar is epic and also a great solo!, unbelievably not in the top ten...
Awesome song! Awesong riffs! Megadeth and Dave Mustaine are gods! One of the songs in the Rust In Peace album. Heck, the album is pure awesomeness!
Thank you Megadeth!
What a song. To me this song is the definition of thrash metal. Pure Awe when the riff explodes.
This song and Lucretia makes Rust in Peace very unique and special!
Just listen to that last 30 seconds of eargasm! Perhaps the best solo from Marty.
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