Top Ten Metal Songs of the 1980s by German Bands

The Top Ten

1 Ride the Sky - Helloween UListen to Sample
2 Majesty - Blind Guardian UListen to Sample
3 Fast as a Shark - Accept UListen to Sample
4 Pleasure to Kill - Kreator UListen to Sample
5 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

This is definitely the most mindblowing German metal song of the 80s and deserves the most respect for its epicness - for both composition and performance (4-11 guitar solos and great vocals, especially towards the end). Helloween haven't created anything more remarkable than this - neither before nor after it. - Metal_Treasure

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6 Agent Orange - Sodom UListen to Sample
7 Coming Home - Scorpions

The metal part starts around 1:47

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8 Banish from Sanctuary - Blind Guardian

Find the live version from "Imaginations through the looking glass" DVD - you just don't need the studio version.
It's speed metal and is crazy fast start to finish. Not only drums, guitars are also very fast. - Metal_Treasure

9 Priest of Evil - Stormwitch UListen to Sample
10 Valhalla - Blind Guardian

This song is known mostly for its amazing chorus but I would say the riff is also interesting and pretty brutal for power metal. Drumming, lyrics and vocals are very good, too.
On this song sample, after the riff, you hear Kai Hansen singing lead vocals as a guest musician. Kai Hansen was in Helloween at the time. - Metal_Treasure

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The Contenders

11 Under Jolly Roger - Running Wild UListen to Sample
12 Judas - Helloween UListen to Sample
13 Nuclear Winter - Sodom UListen to Sample
14 Balls to the Wall - Accept UListen to Sample
15 Eagle Fly Free - Helloween UListen to Sample
16 Halloween - Helloween
17 Aiming High - Accept UListen to Sample
18 I Want Out - Helloween UListen to Sample
19 Metal Heart - Accept UListen to Sample
20 Midnight Mover - Accept UListen to Sample
21 When the Smoke is Going Down - Scorpions UListen to Sample
22 Shake Your Heads - Accept UListen to Sample
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