Top Ten Most Badass Songs

A list of the most hardcore, headbanging, and slow walking songs in history.

The Top Ten

1 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine Cover Art

This song boosts my testosterone

While this is good, bullet in the head is even more kick-ass. I'm listening to it as I type this.

When I have a bad day this song makes it better

Ha ha ha ha this is such an awesome song, especially 'because it beat the x factor (uk) into xmas numbuer one for 2009 (i think! )

2 Ace of Spades - Motörhead Ace of Spades - Motörhead Cover Art

Ace of Spades is a really bad ass song... unlike a lot of songs put on here especially the one by lindsey lohan. when was the last time you heard lindsey lohan sing a song and really shakira and beyonce are pop music not rock. This is the top ten most Bad ass rock songs if I'm not mistaken.

Okay, most of the songs here are NOT what you would call BADASS... Ahead of this motorhead song of true rage as a true badass song would perhaps only be "bad to the bone" in this list..

Not my favorite song from motorhead but still a kick ass one, almost all of their songs have a much better chance getting here than most of the songs actually in this list like born to raise hell or orgasmatron.

This and Gimme Shelter are the two most badass songs on this entire list. I wonder what the two of them would sound like mixed together.

3 Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Cover Art

That chorus guitar line (rally round the family) is one of the heaviest choruses of all time

I was instantly able to bench press 700 pounds after listening to this.

This song is amazing because of the vocals and the powerful guitar

Baby above has small dick

4 Beat It - Michael Jackson Beat It - Michael Jackson Cover Art

Whole song is badass but the section where Michael (as said by someone else) echoes "Beat it" with the guitar riffs and gong sounds with the door creak and build up to the solo is so badass

How is it badass? I mean, it SOUNDS cool but it's a song about knowing when to run from a fight. Bad is BADass. I mean, it has half of the word in it's title.

I especially love the bit where it echoes beat it, and he pants, followed by the guitar and gongs, it is badass.

No one wants to vote for others

5 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana Cover Art

Best song ever for the win

It's just makes you sexier

It's not a badass song but it's awesome 🙆

6 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Cover Art

Badass song...first song I learned to play

7 Enter Sandman - Metallica Enter Sandman - Metallica Cover Art

This song is the definition of badass.

This is such an amazing song.

Best METALLICA song ever

What how is this not first

8 Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood & The Destroyers Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood & The Destroyers Cover Art

Old school, new school, no school it is all the same, Bad to the Bone...enough said...

Definitely this is the definition of the term "badass".

Do you people know what "badass" means? Try listening to this song.

This is beyond badass its bad to the bone!

9 Back in Black Very Rare Version - AC/DC

Come on think of a time when something badass happened and back in black wouldn't work.

Not the best song ever but cool for walking in slow motion

Better listen to Pat Benatar or

I play this when I walk home on the first day of summer

10 Walk - Pantera Walk - Pantera Cover Art

How is this not number 1?

Yeah how is this not in the top ten

Yeah this song gets really badass.-LitSavage

RE! SPECT! WALK! 11

The Contenders

11 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce Cover Art

This song just puts you on "Fire AND Flames". While I listen to it I always imagine the badass hero flying like a rocket around the landscape while fighting his rival. It is motivational and hardcore!

One of the most badass songs in the world. Instant hype!

I remember this song from the runescape clan war montages. That time was pure bliss.

12 Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother Cover Art

Badass... picture entering a prison yard with hardened criminals alone without a weapon... this the song to play.. Note to people voting on this list... learn the definition of badass please

13 Dragon Attack - Queen Dragon Attack - Queen Cover Art
14 We Will Rock You - Queen We Will Rock You - Queen Cover Art

Badass song by a badass musician! I would love to date Freddie Mercury! He’s so badass!

This song is just AWESOME

15 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera Cowboys from Hell - Pantera Cover Art
16 Raining Blood - Slayer Raining Blood - Slayer Cover Art
17 Thunderstruck - AC/DC Thunderstruck - AC/DC Cover Art

Classic. Overused at some sporting events but still a classic.

Every AC/DC song could be collectively put at #1.

My dad showed me this when I was little, I've always loved it

Arturo Thunder Gatti

18 Balls to the Wall - Accept Balls to the Wall - Accept Cover Art
19 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones Cover Art

Somehow, this song manages to sound like both the 1970s and today's world at the same time.

The official song of the apocalypse.

20 Seek & Destroy - Metallica Seek & Destroy - Metallica Cover Art

Just badass, dude seriously

21 Man in Box - Alice in Chains Man in Box - Alice in Chains Cover Art

Love listening to this song in my car really loud. Layne and Jerry's vocals on this song are great. Never get tired of hearing this song.

Works best when you're slowly getting out of a car.

22 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top Cover Art

This is better than some at the top, because it's actually talking about a guy's style. A lot of the others are just cool, that doesn't necessarily make them badass or savage.

Some of these people don't know the meaning of badass, I mean imagine dragons, seriously?

They have always had that badass biker dudes way about them!

23 Aces High - Iron Maiden Aces High - Iron Maiden Cover Art
24 I Wanna Be Bad - Willa Ford I Wanna Be Bad - Willa Ford Cover Art
25 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Another One Bites the Dust - Queen Cover Art

One of the most badass bass lines in history.

How is this not on the list?

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