Best Metal Songs by Non-Metal Artists

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The Top Ten

1 Stone Cold Crazy - Queen

Yes its one of the first thrash metal song - zxm

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2 Angel of Death - Thin Lizzy

This song from 1981 is 100% metal, everything is metal in it - from the riff to the beat and lyrics. The song was covered by Gamma Ray and Vader (death metal band).
My remix is based on how close to true metal the song is because first we have to make sure the song is metal and then to decide what is the best.
Metal = rock music based on classical with NO blues, funk, rap, electronic, Rock N Roll and similar elements. From Rock N Roll metal music takes only the "rock" part and doesn't use the "roll" part.
Blues inspired songs are NOT metal - they are hard rock, blues rock, heavy blues rock - Metal_Treasure

3 Out in the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott

This song is great power metal and more than 10 metal bands did covers. - Metal_Treasure

4 The Nile Song - Pink Floyd

This is closer to grunge than to metal - don't you hear an early Kurt Cobain/Nirvana in this song? - Metal_Treasure

Watch man, I know how most of these songs are only hard rock, I just putted some songs before someone else dumbass put it... - somekindofaguy

5 Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep
6 Set Me Free - The Sweet

Obviously influenced by Deep Purple, this song even has a ripped off element from "Flight of the Rat" by Deep Purple but this is a metal song. "Set Me Free" was covered by Saxon. - Metal_Treasure

7 God of Thunder - Kiss

This is hard rock, just because they mention "Demons" doesn't mean it's metal. - Metal_Treasure

8 Thunder and Lightning - Thin Lizzy
9 Crying in the Rain - Whitesnake
10 Burning - Sweet

The Newcomers

? Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin

Nope. Hard rock, all the way.

The Contenders

11 Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC

It's not metal, it's Rock N Roll. - Metal_Treasure

12 Judgment Day - Whitesnake
13 I Want You (She's So Heavy) - Beatles

No, this isn't metal guys. - Metal_Treasure

This is jazz-blues fusion.

Beatles are not metal they never were - christangrant

14 Cold Sweat - Thin Lizzy

Also with a great guitar work (metal guitars for sure). Megadeth did a cover. - Metal_Treasure

15 Nobody's Fault - Aerosmith
16 He's a Woman, She's a Man - Scorpions
17 2112 - Rush
18 No You Don't - The Sweet
19 The Ballad of Hollis Brown - Nazareth
20 Halo of Flies - Alice Cooper
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1. Angel of Death - Thin Lizzy
2. Out in the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott
3. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
Metal_Treasure
1. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
2. Bird of Prey - Uriah Heep
3. Angel of Death - Thin Lizzy
zxm
1. Stone Cold Crazy - Queen
2. God of Thunder - Kiss
3. The Nile Song - Pink Floyd
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