Top 10 Best Alter Bridge Songs

Best songs by the American rock band Alter Bridge - hard rock, alternative metal, post-grunge...
The Top Ten
1 Blackbird

What really surprises me about this list is the fact that it has many songs from the One Day Remains album. That album to me was boring and garbage. The Blackbird album is where Alter Bridge changed their style and for good reason. This song is phenomenal making it probably the best rock song of the decade. The lyrics are beautifully written and full of emotion thanks to Myles Kennedy's voice. The solo and riffing are incredibly catchy and memorable to the point of classic. This should definitely be number 1 in my opinion.

Unlike many top 10 best band songs lists, the number 1 is well deserved here. This song contains the best guitar solo of all time (not my opinion, the people voted that way) and the other riffs are just as catchy, especially the heaviest one. This is also the song where Myles' vocals shine the most (and he is a darn good vocalist), making this a song I could never get sick of. The meaningful lyrics intensified by the raw emotion in Myles' voice add up, with what this song, in my opinion, becomes an absolute classic everyone should hear.

An absolute masterpiece of music. Everything from the lyrics to the music itself is dark, beautiful and epic. The tone of the song is pitch perfect from the intro to that amazing change halfway through the guitar solo. Masterpiece doesn't do this song justice.

Definitely the best song AB have ever released. Beats anything. Amazing heartfelt lyrics, one of the best guitar solos of all time, good bass parts and drum parts. It's honestly a masterpiece and it sucks that not everyone knows AB to hear this song.

2 Metalingus

I found out about Alter Bridge when WWE Superstar Edge used Metalingus as his entry theme. I have both One Day Remains & Blackbird Albums. Once I found out that Blackbird was better than Metalingus, I had to see for myself. Blackbird is a great song. Don't get me wrong, But Metalingus Deserves the number 1 spot in my opinion. Blackbird Is just not as catchy as Metalingus is.

Never really heard of Alter Bridge before I caught Myles on the Slash album and bought Mark Tremonti's solo album. I fell in love with Metalingus (and no, never heard it on WWE, don't watch that). It just a damn fine, ass kickin, riffing, put a huge smile of my face, sing along song! Truly ROCKS!

Now Don't get me wrong, Blackbird is a great song. But I first heard of Alter Bridge thru WWE Superstar Edge. Metalingus Is the best song I've heard of the two albums. (One Day Remains & Blackbird). Thank You Edge for introducing Alter Bridge to Me. Alter Bridge is #1 Metalingus Is #1

Awesome. Shows the diversity in Myles' voice very well and brings the whole band together to create an amazing mix of thrashing riffs and powerful chords... And that chorus... Oh man, that chorus.

3 Broken Wings

Hell yeah! This epic song has one of the best intros I've ever heard. The acoustic parts mixed up with the heavy distorted guitars give this track a unique feel. Myles Kennedy's vocals are so melodic and what's shocking is that they don't even use one octillionth of Auto-Tune, so.. , this is an purely original song. The lyrics are written so good, man, Tremonti's a true genius. The "On broken wings I'm falling..." parts will give you goosebumps like you've never felt before. Just... amazing, not only is this a great song, Alter Bridge is also a great band. So if you don't know them, check them out.

This is my all time favourite song! I got the absolute raw privilege of seeing Alter Bridge twice live, and this song was a standout. It has the best intro of any song I have ever heard, and its lyrics are simply amazing, so powerful. This song has it all, such an amazing song, it is the song that cemented Alter Bridge in my mind, as the greatest rock band of the 21st century. Rock on AB!

The guitar intro is just magical to say the least. Then Kennedy's raw voice comes in and it is an incredible mix of rawness and melody that any rock fan can appreciate. It also builds up to a dramatic chorus you want to roar along too.

I dunno about people, but personally I like this way more than Metalingus and Blackbird (I don't really like Blackbird to begin with ). The solos synchronize with each line and with Kennedy's voice to further elevate the immersion, who wouldn't like it?

4 Ties that Bind

Beautiful song tells us about reality and how we destroy ourselves when we are hit by the experienced, the lyrics just touch my hear.

The. Best. Song. Ever. So easy to get caught up in it. The guitar is everywhere and you have no idea whats going to happen next. I actually thought about getting "beyond the ties that bind" as a tattoo

This is the best song by Alter bridge!
it is just like Blackbird!
How did anyone dared to put it on number 3 it should be at the top of the list!
all the people are just idiot who didn't vote this!
first listen it!.What the heck? #3? Should be in the top 1 by now.

Great opening riff and epic vocals! It is a nice heavy song by them which I really am attracted to

5 Isolation

Right from the beginning of the song the guitar will rock you dead and it keeps you going through the whole song, defiantly one of the best, the guitar, the lyrics, the harmony, everything.

Blackbirds is a long Boring song. But Isolation is great Lyrics and good song. Greatest Hit song it all time. Isolation better than the best.

I may be an Edge fan, but this is better than Metalingus. Don't get me wrong, I love Metalingus, but this is my favorite song of Alter Bridge.

Yes, it's newer than most but this song deserves the top spot... It's a blood-pumping, heart-racing, head-banging masterpiece... Simply their best song yet

6 Ghost of Days Gone By

I wish more people new of this epic song. This is their greatest song, no contest. I agreed with the top 10 before I heard this song, now I'm going to have to make some adjustments!

This is an Amazing song! I could listen to this all day long! Alter Bridge is a great band and deserve to be better known for such great and overpowering music, they are my idols. That is all.

Greatest song by them. Just has a great story about it. The epic feeling you get from the song is amazing. The song is something fierce its someting to listing to. A must listen to people.

Love this song so much, all of the ABIII album for me is master piece and this song is one of my favorite. I play this song everyday, have such deep meaning to it and sounds great.

7 Life Must Go On

Absolutely amazing! This song is one of my favourite or all time and I have over 14000 songs! I find it absolutely stunning. The lyrics are very unique and it really makes the listener feel as though it is happening to them. After Blackbird, it is their best. (Ties that Bind is tying with Life Must Go On! )

Excellent singer.
Excellent song.
I like this one so much. I would put it in the number 1 definitely.
That is the best song all time.
Very to much good song.
Very to much great song.
Very to much nice song.
Very to much best song.
Very to much excellent song.
Better Than all song.
Number 1 it and helpfully song. Lyrical best song every time.
Not top 6 and this top 1 All time. Greatest hit song it all time.
It's my favourite song.

How can a band come up with such an amazing song as this one, and then produce an song music that is of an entirely different genre yet as beautiful than the original. This defines how the incredible talent of Alter bridge.

This song is incredible, emotional, nostalgic. The song structure is genius and the power behind the melodies is insane. Everyone knows this song. One of most my favourite song it All time.

8 Open Your Eyes

Great opening for the band and for ODR. The opening guitar is great along with the lyrics following it. The last half of the song is simply melodic, it feels like people would start lighting candles in the air.

Severely underrated. Just like My Sacrifice introduced me to Creed, this song introduced me to Alter Bridge and I couldn't skip it the first time I heard it.

I love the guitar solo in this song, Mark has many good solos but this one is the best in my opinion.

I love this song. It is the very first Alter Bridge Song I ever heard and it got me hooked. I think it should be 1-3 on the list.

9 Rise Today

I love ab and this song especially. They empathize with the listener by saying how they feel such as being hopeless, but then they give hope by saying things like "rise today", "don't close your eyes" in cry of Achilles, and "on this day I see clearly" in metalingus

Very different from Alter Bridge's any other song... but still liked it very much... Thumbs up for Rise Today.

I just simply love this song. I identify with it and I get a great feeling just listening to it.

"Rise today" is such a great song. It gives you hope and grants you the power to RISE and CHANGE THIS WORLD. After you hear this song, you just can't give up on anything!

10 Addicted to Pain

This song deserves a top ten place. Great intro, great chorus, and AMAZING solo. Without Tremonti, would this song har made it this far? I don't think so, thumbs up for this song!

Though their Fortress album was far from meeting the expectations, this was quite a song alongside Calm the fire.

This is really really awesome song from "Fortress".
The solo is just epic in this one. Deserves a higher rank.
The best band ever!

The more well known this song becomes, the higher it will rise. AB hit a winner with this one

The Contenders
11 Come to Life

I think this is one of the underrated song.. It is one of Ab' masterpieces.. Must be in Top 5... It was so much guitar work in it.. specially the bass is awesome... Listening in earphone or headphone is recommended.

This song has been truly disgraced on this list.
Hello! This song is the best AB song ever. Just listen to it.
The intro is totally cool and Chorus so very Thrilling. It's A MUST-LISTEN!

A perfect title to an awesome song. This song makes you want to COME TO LIFE! Mark's solo, Myles' vocals, Mark's backing... Classic AB!

This is one of their best, if not their best. Get this HIGHER!

12 In Loving Memory

This song means so much to me. My dad past away two months ago and this song has helped me so much through this time of grief. This song is spot on and explains exactly how I feel. It's written in such a way that any one who has lost someone close to them can relate to it. Thanks for the awesome music AB. Love you guys.

There is no doubt this is the best song by AB. In fact one of the best in the world. Goosebumps every single time I listen to this. Beautiful in every way imaginable.

Really good song for anyone needing to cope with a recent loss of a loved one. It really hits home and is good for comfort. Deserves to be higher on the list.

Best song ever by alter bridge. Myles kennedy has given vocals which are unmatchable, Tremonti's guitaring is again at a level I would compare with petrucci! After all, the song is an outcome of the death of tremonti's mother

13 Slip to the Void

The greatest way how you can start AB concert. It's just amazing how it's built. First Myles starts with a quiet sing and after about 30sek Mark Tremonti introduces himself with a powerful riff. It's just what AB is about - Tremonti is the leader, Myles just help him to be visible

Good soft singing from Myles within the first two minutes. Great Chorus, and Great Guitar from Mark. What else could you ask for in a song?

This should be at least in the top 5. Isolation sucks compared to this. This is almost better than Afterlife by A7X and What I've Done by Linkin Park.

Why the devilisnt this higher on the list? It's my favorite song by them! Also, I'm a huge Edge-head but I still think this song is way better.

14 Watch Over You

I love most of the ones above this one, but it's no doubt that this song is way better than the others. One of my favorite rock songs of all time, to be honest. A girl I'm getting close to right now, it was the first song she heard from Alter Bridge, and she said it almost made her cry -- it's that good.

This song has all the great aspects of the perfect song. It's slow and powerful but also rocking at the same time. It has a sort of epicness to it. Not to mention the catchy guitar riff and awesome harmonies.

I absolutely love this song. It makes the hairs stand up on the back of my neck listening to it. Great vocals from Myles Kennedy and such an emotional song. Amazing!

This song is a beautiful piece of art taking the listener on a journey of a love lost. It's hard to listen to this song without getting a little teary eyed!

15 Cry of Achilles

The Guitar in this song is amazing, it's probably the best rival to Blackbird. The lyrics and chorus also can really rival Blackbird. My personal favorite parts are the Chorus and Myles's guitar solo.

My personal favourite AB song. Although I do think that Blackbird is better as a best song for AB, this is second.

I am just amazed how I haven't heard of this song until recently. Amazing chorus.

Has some of the most beautiful lyrics I've ever heard from an Alter Bridge song!

16 Words Darker Than Their Wings

Opening is good, the first couple of verses is good. What really makes the song special is the last half. Just everything about the last half is amazing and every Alter Bridge fan should know about it.

Not only one of my favourite songs by Alter Bridge, but one of my favourite songs period. How is it so far down?
I absolutely love Tremonti's backing vocals. While not as good as Myles, his vocals really add a lot to the song.

Blackbird is their best song, but Words Darker Than Their Wings is a close second. The way they harmonize together and split vocal duties is just short of magical

The live version is a must - listen. That high note... This could easily be the second best AB song.

17 I Know It Hurts

This song really helped. I have an unrequited crush on this girl at school. I couldn't bring myself to telling her and sank into a depression. Thank God for Alter Bridge.

One of the best from ABIII
love it 's melody and lyrics...! vocals and instruments are Superb as of the best from Alter bridge...!

Hail Alter Bridge...!

Absolutely brilliant lyrics and riff and everything! Myles Kennedy rules

18 Brand New Start

Fantastic refrain, perfect melody, gives me creeps. My favourite song from AB.

Definitely provides atmosphere and imagery, one of my favorites.

Laugh out loud... This song is amazing and little bit funny.
Give it a try... You won't regret.

Brand new joking.

19 Wonderful Life

Slightly underrated but not certainly overrated... This song is so awesome, but so are the other ones. But still you should listen to this song

I believe this is one of the most emotional songs by AB, you must definitely listen to and I'm sure you'll be addicted.

This song is the saddest song I ever heard so far. Awesome and make you cry if listen the lyrics with your heart..

Come on guys I know this isn't their best, this song touched my heart, and I think it can do the sane to you.
Let's give it a better place in this list, deserves more than #23

20 Waters Rising

Tremonti's vocals and Kennedy's backup vocals on this song make it a hidden gem of a song that showcases some of their best combination of lyrics, singing and guitar playing.

This song is outstanding. The lyrics. The composition. The duo. Seems better every time I listen to it.

Really Awesome song indeed!

Take a good listen to my fave AB song off of Fortress!

Seeing Mark tremonti preforming this one the stage is awesome!

21 Still Remains

Probably 90% 0f my music play is Alter Bridge and I understand everyone has differing opinions, but how this is not in the top 5 Alter Bridge songs I will never know.

Best guitar work on the album. Killer opening riff sucks you in!

Its an awesome song to hear especially when we are I rocking mood
I think itis one of alter bridges best song of the year.

The chorus is so epic

22 White Knuckles

This song should be higher on the countdown! Isolation should be here! I love the voice of the singer at the chorus... He had a great voice... Alter bridge is such a great band.

Imagine how high this would have been if this was a single... It's just a brilliant fast paced song which gets way too little recognition.

If this isn't in your top ten you don't truly appreciate Alter Bridge; first time I heard the closing riff I think my face melted!

1st song of alter bridge I ever heard and it's the best I ever heard.

23 Cradle to the Grave

Very too much good song it.
Very too much Best song it.
Very too much Nice song it.
Very too much great song it.
Very too much beautiful song it.

Best and good song it. Very too much nice song all time. Greatest Hit song it.

In my opinion, one of the best guitar solos of all time. Very powerful song.

Total best than Isolation.

24 Buried Alive

All of Alter Bridges songs are totally awesome, but if I had to choose, it'd be Buried Alive. It's got a good meaning to those who need cheering up when their down. To tell them that they're not the only one going through the rough times in life. Anyone who likes this song will agree!

Unbelievably awesome riffs and rhythm!
I love this song as much as I love Blackbird!

The beginning and end of the song are PERFECT and the whole song is just a mind blower!

Nice lyrics and good song it.

25 Fortress

I'd say Blackbird is the best song, but AB III and Fortress are the best albums. I think the closers are the best songs on both albums, although every second of them both is perfect (the bonus tracks on those albums would've easily been lead singles if it was another band). This song would probably be my #3 with Blackbird at #1 and Words Darker Than Their Wings at #2.

Definitely rivals Blackbird for best Alter Bridge "epic" piece...7-plus minutes of riffing, brilliant soft/loud lyrics by Myles, amazing four-in-one guitar solo...just an amazing all-around track that deserves to be voted into at least the top 5.

The new number 1. Don't believe me give it a listen.

Much Much better than blackbird for sure
Whether it's the melody the feel or the change of pace Epic Song
Take a bow Mr. Mark Tremonti

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