Top 10 Best Nu-Metal Songs

The Top Ten
1 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

As much as I love Linkin Park, Slipknot, Korn and RATm, System of a Down is the best Nu-Metal band.! They are so good, that people can't even call them Nu-Metal, they are one of the best bands of the 21st Century! This is also the best song of the 21st Century!

I'm a fan of Linkin Park. I'd always thought that my favourite song in nu-metal is one of the LP's, like In The End, Numb, or One Step Closer. But when the first time I heard Chop Suey, I fell in love with this song. My first thought in my mind was: "if I heard Chop Suey before some of LP's, I'll never be a fans of LP"

The top two Nu-Metal songs on this list aren't really Nu-Metal.

System of a Down is an Alternative Metal band, and this song doesn't even have that many Nu elements.

2 In the End - Linkin Park

Best nu metal song ever- if not the best song ever. The way LP shifts seamlessly between Chester and Mike over a backdrop of haunting keyboards and strong bass lines is just something no other band has ever achieved- or at least done well.

Early Linkin Park was absolutely Nu-Metal. This could be the least Nu-Metal song on the album.

But this song is a lot more of a Rap Rock/Alternative Rock song than a Nu-Metal one in my opinion.

What the heck this one is better than twisted transistor. This song has best lyrics and best combination of mike's rapping and chester's vocals

3 Points of Authority - Linkin Park

I grew up listening to hip hop and reggae and was never really into rock/metal, etc. A friend of mine let me listen to the reanimation album and I was like damn, this is some cool stuff. I became an instant fan of Linkin Park. Then I went back and heard the Hybrid Theory album and was blown away. I find that it is so rare for me to actually like a majority and in this case ALL the songs on ANY album, let a lone something out of my traditional genre of music. When I heard the original version of Points of Authority I was simply blown away. The start of the song with the rapyrics is cool and then you feel the punch of the beat ass and it is instant bliss, doesn't matter how many times I listen to it. It was this album that at least exposed a new genre of music to me. Although I am still very picky and have a limited number of songs that I keep on my playlist I now have a better appreciation for this type of music. It also helps that hip hop music has turned to complete crap these days pushing me to further explore other types of music. From everything I've heard this song gets my vote for what ever that is worth.

4 Duality - Slipknot

One of the best songs on the best album of the best metal band. This song has amazing drumming, an amazing guitar riff and Corey Taylor's rapping is phenomonal. How he goes from singing to rapping to screaming and back to singing again is perfect.

In my opinion the greatest nu metal song by the greatest nu metal band. Come on people! 6!? People can easily relate to this song and it was the very first Slipknot song I ever liked now I love every single one of them x)

Just... Brilliant, I honestly think slipknot are one of THE greatest new metal bands around, they have a depth and sheer awesomeness to their music that is nearly unmatched.

5 Freak on a Leash - Korn

I am a huge System of a Down fan, but this song is one of the only tracks that can compete or even beat System of a Down songs for me. I love the 2. part of the song, can't stop headbanging.

Freak On a Leash is great for it's agnsty and powerful lyrics and most of all that demonic beepboxing from Jonathon Davis. Korn started it all for nu metal.

Freak On A Leash is the best nu metal song of all time. This is original nu metal, Chop Suey is stupid!

6 Blind - Korn

Are you guys serious? A Nu-Metal list and 33 songs through their is still nothing from Korns self-titled debut. That was a groundbreaking debut and one of the only "Nu-Metal" albums I actually like.

Why is this so low?! This is the debut song that pretty much paved the way for the other Nu-Metal bands to come!

What? It's should on 1st! And why is twisted transistor high rank?

7 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed

I don't understand why "Down with the Sickness" is so low on the list. It should be sitting at no less then five, especially since half of the Linkin Park songs listed here and absolutely horrible.

This should definitely be in the top 3. I guess linking park and slipknot fanboys have infiltrated this place. Down with sickness is undoubtedly better than any of the slipknot song. Let's get this in the top 3 at least.

Down With the Sickness is by far the most delightfully psychotic nu metal song of all time. It probably has the best metal scream (O-WAH-AH-A-A! ) as well.

8 Wait and Bleed - Slipknot

Impossible, no other nu metal song can beat Wait and Bleed. This song deserves to be number 1, not number 32. Corey Taylor's melodic vocals, Mick Thompson's guitar riffs in this song are way better than any other nu metal song.

For its great chorus harmony and beautifully obnoxious yelling-like vocals, Wait and Bleed is one of the Knot's greatest masterpieces.

Slipknot was/is the best in the nu-metal field, and this song is most likely their best.

9 Numb - Linkin Park

This is a damn joke... Linkin Park's points of authority at 2nd and their best (NUMB) at 69... Seriously has anyone here even hear this great song. It deserve 1s position

It should be rank 1... Anything below that for numb is like a bad practical joke...

Even if this is my favorite song of all time, it is not a Nu Metal song though.

10 Dig - Mudvayne

I didn't actually expect this to be on the list, considering there's no Limp Bizkit or Papa Roach or P.O.D. , but the intro to this song, the scream at the very start if awe inspiring.

This song is so metal compared to all the other stuff on this list. It's quite a shame that so many Linkin Park songs are so high. It shows what direction our youth are going in

This needs to be in the Top 10. For a 2-minute or so song it manages to toughen out the true nu-metal songs, screaming vocals combined with rapping lyrics, a lurching guitar riff, not to mention a memorable bassline at the beginning, topping it off with a more vocal-oriented breakdown. THAT'S WHAT MAKES A GOOD NU-METAL SONG.

The Contenders
11 Twisted Transistor - Korn

I don't think this song is the best song of korn, it must be Blind or Freak on a leash but I also like this one. I vote just because this song is the most favorite song of new KoRn fan generation( I am the old generation of Korn fan) and that is the motivation for me. Why Linkin Park always are the best in Nu Metal? Korn is Number 1 so Korn song must be Number 1. All children of Korn, please stop vote for other korn song below, just vote for this one to make at least 1 Korn song become the best Nu Metal song. Step by step: This song first and the other next and finally we make this list become top 10 best Korn song

Korn is considered one of the founders of Nu Metal, the first band ever to be labelled Nu Metal, and it's because of them that the New Wave of American Metal started. Jonathon Davis' voice is amazing and he is in the "Top 20 Rock Vocalists", their music is unique and their sound is unmatched, No band has or will ever be able to make songs like Korn does.

12 Psychosocial - Slipknot

Oh my god are you just joking me?
Take a look at, 5this music are awesome, I listen to this song 7 times a day, I think this song are an epicness, you've should rank this snuff higher than 63

You gotta be kidding me. It's one of the best nu metal song! Please vote this song to number 1. And where is daddy by Korn?

Only self titled and some from the subliminal verses were nu metal, psychosocial is groove metal.

13 One Step Closer - Linkin Park

Why is Afterlife and Nightmare above One Step Closer? These songs are heavy metal. One Step Closer should be above these two songs. By the way, it is one of Linkin Park's most aggressive song of their album Hybrid Theory and out of all their songs released on radio.

WHAT?! This is simply the best song in the history of nu metal... I feel ashamed when such good songs stay below top 20..

O S T is no doubt number 1. Really can't believe this position. Shut up when chester is talking to you.

14 Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

Come on man, Bring Me To Life rocks, this song is that should be in top 10. Better voice (Amy Lee), better guitars (Ben Moody), better drums and better feature (Paul McCoy).

Best Evanescence song and best nu metal song and music video is EPIC.
Bring Me To Life rocks!...

Corny as hell, in both the emo lyrics and overblown production, but it's nonetheless very enjoyable. A nice piano intro, great vocals by Amy Lee & a surprisingly poppy & memorable chorus make this one of the few stomachable nu-metal songs in the early noughties.

I think of Evanescence isn't a nu metal band but this is totally a nu metal song.

15 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

Rage against the machine is so strong, although I would not classify only in Nu metal but definitively as one of the best song of metal! Funk metal but the best one!

Damn how is this not number one? Best nu metal song ever by the best nu metal band ever (except maybe Linkin Park) come on people VOTE for Killing In The Name!

Great song, but one problem: this isn't nu-metal! It may have paved the way for it with its heavy sound and rap but that doesn't make it nu-metal.

16 Death Blooms - Mudvayne
17 My Own Summer - Deftones

This is Alt Metal at it's finest. Deftones were smart to rid themselves of the silly Nu Metal label with the release of The White Pony.

This song was in Around the Fur not White Pony and it is nu metal, Deftones were one of the main pioneers of the genre.

Pretty good song for Nu-Metal standards (though not 100% Nu)

I wouldn't call Deftones a Nu-Metal band overall.

18 7 Words - Deftones

This should be a top

19 Last Resort - Papa Roach

Thanks to Papa Roach, everyone in the world knows their life will be cut into pieces and this is their last resort.

The opening is amazing and brings a whole new element to the genre

20 Falling Away from Me - Korn

One of Korn's best songs deserves to be over Twisted Transistor in my opinion. Everything about this song is perfect.

I just really love this song.

21 Bodies - Drowning Pool

This song should be at least top ten and a lot higher than some of these other ones. Back when this album came out this single was playing non stop on the radio and used on every video. Still my favorite nu metal song of all time

Seriously? This one deserves a good spot at the top. After all Dave William's legacy still lives on even after his way too early passing

It has very catchy chorus...

22 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

I think (only out of the ten of these) this should be number 1. I love System of a Down, but I think B.Y.O.B. is better than Chop Suey! Also, I like KoRn, but System of a Down is better. Slipknot is ok. I'm not going to say they suck, because they don't. I don't listen to disturbed very often, I'm not a huge fan of their music, and Linkin Park should be thrown out of this list forever.

Best System of A Down song... absolutely mental. The tune is extremely catchy and the screamo is just fantastic!

Everybody's going to the party have a real good time.

23 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit

Hey guys. I don't believe it. Please vote this higher. This one is a powerful. Remember the big day out and Woodstock99 festival. This song caused a great riot and sexual assaults. It is the perfect angry song.

24 Give - Cold
25 Bawitdaba - Kid Rock
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