Top Ten Metal Songs of 1979


The Top Ten

1 Eyes of the World - Rainbow
2 Narita - Riot
3 Wasted - Def Leppard
4 Free Me Now - Accept
5 Stallions of the Highway - Saxon
6 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

It was released already on their 1979 released EP "The Soundhouse Tapes" - somekindofaguy

7 The Wall - Squadron
8 Lovedrive - Scorpions
9 Overkill - Motorhead

Unfortunately it's not first, not speed and not metal... even a very, very strange song! - somekindofaguy

Lemmy explained many times why they were not metal and I agree with him. You may find interesting my list: Top 10 Surprising Lemmy Quotes About Metal and Motorhead.
The first speed metal song was Hard Lovin' Man (Deep Purple, 1970). Then Highway Star (1972), and several Rainbow and Judas Priest songs that came out before Overkill. - Metal_Treasure

@TheStargazer nope, I'm not high, even according to Lemmy, Motörhead is not metal. And if you thought this is the first speed metal songs, listen to DP's Hard Lovin' Man or for Rainbow's A Light in the Black...these are speed metal songs way before this fast paced song. - somekindofaguy

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10 That's Rock and Roll - Accept

The Contenders

11 Road Racin' - Riot
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