Best Megadeth Songs


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41 Rattlehead - Set the World Afire

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


So many bands paid tributes to AC/DC front-man Bon Scott over the years. Metallica, Megadeth, Guns N Roses, Exodus, Anthrax,

42 Foreclosure of a Dream - Countdown to Extinction

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 here

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43 Of Mice and Men - The System Has Failed

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 #17

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44 Sweating Bullets

Great tune! Should be so much higher!

Should be way way way higher!

45 Captive Honour - Countdown to Extinction

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...

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46 Chosen Ones - Killing Is My Business... and Business Is Good! V 1 Comment
47 Devil's Island - Peace Sells... but Who's Buying?

Awesome song with some killer riffing at the start followed up by a powerful chorus, wouldn't say this is their best (that is reserved for Hangar 18) however this is up there.

Love this song! Amazing, fast vocals, guitar, base, excellent drumming, and a mind-blowing solo. Why is this rated so low?

What? This great song is No.64? This must be a joke. - ne6tastnika

This is my favorite and deserves at least 10

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48 The Killing Road - Youthanasia

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 Awesome

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49 Poison Was the Cure - Rust in Peace

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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50 44 Minutes - Endgame

Rank 37? That's a crime! Oh.. So that must be why its 37 :p

Seriously though, how could a song with such powerful lyrics like "hot blood running cold as ice" not be up the top?

30th?! This is my second favorite Megadeth song! I know I am only 8 and I just started listening to Megadeth but after Peace Sells, this is my favorite song.

This song has the best solo! Why is on no 27... Deserves to be on the top 10

Beautiful song, and still so heavy.

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51 Poisonous Shadows - Dystopia

Best song from Dystopia and one of their best songs in decades

How is this so low? definitely the best song from Dystopia. Great intro, wonderful chorus and one of the best solos from the new album (after Dystopia).

Very good song from the new album very melodic deffenatly worth a listen or two

Why is this so low? This is their most brilliant song in a very long time. Personal list -
1. Holy Wars
2. Peace Sells
3. Symphony of Destruction
4. Sweating Bullets
5. Poisonous Shadows
6. Killing is my business
7. Foreclosure of a Dream
8. Endgame
9. Hangar 18
10. Dystopia

52 Death from Within - Dystopia
53 Kill the King - Rude Awakening

Kill the king! The king is dead, long live the king! I AM THE KING!

Why this song is on 38... I mean come on!

This song intruduced me to Megadeth and it's pretty good. I don't know why it's so down in the list

How DARE This song be so low!

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54 Architecture of Aggression - Countdown to Extinction

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..


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55 The Threat is Real - Dystopia

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.

56 FFF - Cryptic Writings

This is an awesome song, people! Quick and powerful riffs, great lyrics, the works!
Even if not top 10, this song should be at least at the top 20, in my opinion.

57 Rattlehead - Killing Is My Business, and Business Is Good!


From the first seconds of the song I loved it... the riff is awesome... and this song has a lot of short solos in between that are great...

Personally, this is my favorite megadeth song ( yes, on top of holy wars) I'm not saying is their best song,but its just so fun that it's my favorite

58 Reckoning Day - Youthanasia

Awesome intro to the Youthanasia album! And awesome song! One of my favorite Megadeth songs. SHould be in the top 20's!

Killer killer hard hitting guitar riff that drives the whole song.

Awesome Song Riff and solos Should be in top 15

Awesome song, start liking it more each time I listen to it.

Don't want no revenge
Ain't no payback time
There ain't no getting even
Here comes the reckoning
Here comes the rechoning day

59 Blood of Heroes - Youthanasia

GREAT song! Seriously its true, it does get stuck in your head, just give it time. And you can tell right away that's it's a great song, definitely should be in the first 3 ranks.

an awesome song that gets stuck in your head and you want to hear it over and over again! -

This song should be in the first 10 ranks my opinion

So underratted!

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60 This Day We Fight! - Endgame

Completely mind blowing. You'll break your neck headbanging to it! Still I don't get why this one and Dialectic Chaos are separate tracks though.

This song is freakin sweet, how is this and "Bite the Hand" so low, its Megadeth at it's heaviest - UFasten8Me

It is a crime that this is behind 44 minutes. 44 minutes belongs in Super Collider- enough said

I don't how this is behind 44 minutes. It's second only to Holy Wars

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