Top 10 Best Audioslave Songs

Audioslave was a force of nature. Chris Cornell's powerhouse vocals met the raw energy of Tom Morello's guitar wizardry (with some serious rhythmic muscle from Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk) to create an unforgettable sound. Their songs hit hard, made you think, and sometimes even brought a tear to your eye.

If you're a fan, you know picking best Audioslave tracks is nearly impossible. There's the anthemic rage of Cochise, the haunting beauty of Like a Stone, or the pure groove of Show Me How to Live. Everyone's got their own favorites.
The Top Ten
1 Like a Stone

Killer! I could for sure feel the pain of the lead vocalist. Damn, man. Nice job! Especially the guitar bit at the very end is something supernatural and apart from earthly pleasures.

Even when I listen to several songs altogether, the pain in this song is unmatched. Sizzling beats. Rocker! Killer! Insane!

Something about this song just makes me feel so vulnerable. Probably because I know how much noise these guys can make as a group, and the fact that they don't have to make it in this song, and it is their best by such a grand margin.

2 I Am the Highway

I love this one, but I wish Shadow on the Sun and Wide Awake were higher.

Too many people voting for what they heard on the radio.

I used to think this song was overrated, but it is actually one of the best songs of the 2000s in my opinion now. Chris Cornell's haunting vocals hook it up nicely, but probably the best bit is the really haunting intro.

This song is great. It was the first song I ever heard by Audioslave, and I haven't found a better one yet.

3 Be Yourself

Such an amazing and moving song. Powerful lyrics, sung so well due to Chris' great and dynamic vocal range. Tom Morello blows me away with his solo.

Brad's drumming is so powerful and tasteful, and Tim's bass line is so groovy and tasty. A true work of art.

Best of Audioslave, without a shadow of a doubt! Motivating, inspiring, just gets your adrenaline going from any mood. Brilliant vocals, lyrics, beat, nothing bad to say about it.

#1 Be Yourself for the win. It just gets you going, makes us be ourselves.

"Be Yourself" is Audioslave's best song! "Like a Stone" does have some good bits, but the good bits in "Be Yourself" far outweigh those of "Like a Stone." When I ask people if they know Audioslave, they always say, "Be Yourself is an awesome song."

4 Show Me How to Live

This is an awesome song! I love it. The music itself is out of this world! I'm an Alter Bridge fan personally, but this song really has a great sound to it and takes Chris Cornell to his best!

It's one of my top 10 songs ever.

Probably one of their most unique songs. Grungy, distorted, and Chris' low, suave vocals in the beginning explode into a screaming chorus.


This song is really awesome. I especially love the guitar chords.

Show Me How to Live was the first song that made me love Audioslave.

5 Shadow of the Sun

Audioslave's most underrated song is overshadowed by other great songs from their best album. Cornell's vocals are absolutely beautiful as he demonstrates his tremendous range and technique.

Tom Morello's solo in the middle is too short. It sounds so amazing that I wish he could continue for minutes. Fortunately for live audiences, he did have time to show off his unique, elite musical interpretation skills on the electric guitar.

Not to mention, the deep lyrics:
"I can tell you why people go insane.
I can show you how you could do the same.
I can tell you why the end will never come.
I can tell you I'm a shadow on the sun."

6 Cochise

Classic rock guitar with massive drums and a stellar bass undertone. Add meaningful lyrics belted out with passion. What more could you want?

This is not only their best song to date. This is a classic rock ballad to rank in the top fifty of all time.

I've never heard anything like this. The guitar intro sounds like a helicopter, which somehow dovetails with the lyrics "go and save yourself." The band is here to save me from suicide.

I'm a singer with a great range myself, but Chris set the bar so darn high with no cracks and effortlessly! He was my all-time best singer ever! A beautiful and powerful voice gone...

7 Gasoline

It's so hard to pick between Show Me How to Live and Gasoline, but I'm voting for this because it deserves to be higher on the list.

I love so many of Audioslave's songs, it was very hard to pick. However, I agree with the previous commenter. This song should be much higher.

8 The Last Remaining Light

This song is mesmerizing and eerie. It is unfortunate that not many know of this song. The sad part is the main tune is very similar to that of Like a Stone, which is on the top of this list.

9 Bring Em Back Alive

Well, whatever you say, you can't give it enough credit. Awesome voice, awesome lyrics. Maybe one of the best scream-like and solos ever. Great riff.

Really must be higher than that. I say...2 maybe. It's rock for crying out loud.

One of my favorite songs. My second favorite band at the moment.

10 What You Are

Love everything by them. This one has the perfect blend of everything that made Audioslave one of the greatest rock bands to grace the earth!

This song gives me chills! Awesome message and riffs.

Heavy, man. Real heavy.

Are you kidding me? Guys, this is one of the best songs made by Audioslave from the self-titled album.

The Contenders
11 Getaway Car

I think this is an unusual Audioslave song. In my opinion, it is one of the smoothest songs from the first album and maybe of all Audioslave songs.

I consider it a power ballad or a very deep song that starts as a sad song and gains power in the chorus. The solo is great because it's different from other Morello solos: instead of using effects, it just uses some delay or reverb and has a bluesy style, like the song.

I always get a particular feeling when listening to the song, and I have to say that I'll never get tired of listening to it. I've loved it since the first time I heard it. It's always going to be one of my favorite songs.

12 Out of Exile

Amazing riff and great energy throughout! This definitely deserves the top ten.

Hands down, their best song. Followed by "Show Me How to Live," "Set It Off," and "Cochise."

The only Audioslave song that is better than this one is Like a Stone, so I really don't see how this song is 18th.

13 Revelations

This really needs to be much higher on the list. Awesome song with great solos.

14 Doesn't Remind Me

There are not eight Audioslave songs better than this. It's my number one, but objectively I can't see how this could be any lower than number three or four.

It gives me chills every time I hear it. This is what everyone wants from a song. Doesn't Remind Me and Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden) are the lifetime hits of Chris Cornell!

This song is absolutely incredible by itself. When heard as part of the music video, it's that much better.

15 #1 Zero

By far the best Audioslave song. The lyrics are immensely spectacular.

16 Moth

The riff to this song is absolutely phenomenal. Seriously, just go listen to this song right now. This is the work of Chris Cornell's vocals at their finest. This song deserves to be in the top 10.

Pure anger. Just like it should be.

17 Set It Off

Is anyone actually listening to the songs? This is a must in the top 10!

It is very sad this band isn't together anymore.

18 Yesterday to Tomorrow

#18? Why so low? This is a really damn good track. That melody where the guitar and Chris Cornell's voice blend together so well around the first bit when he does that sing-a-long is just awe-inspiring.

I love how it starts out with a great bassline, and then the lyrics just make me feel something. Of course, Morello also had an amazing solo.

Rock on!

The chorus always gives me goosebumps.

19 Man or Animal

Epic solo. All guitarists like me should recognize this as an amazing song.

This is probably their most hard rock song ever!

20 Shape of Things to Come

I love many of Audioslave's songs. Different songs at different moments. At this moment, I like this one the best.

21 Original Fire

Strangely, the first Audioslave song I heard.

And it's great!

Not the best song, but it's like Cochise. The rhythm matches the lyrics perfectly.

This song has balls, power. It's a smash in your face.

22 Wide Awake

This is one of their best songs, in my opinion. It starts off slow, but the eventual climax is great, epic, and Chris Cornell's voice is really good at the end. This deserves to be so much higher.

I can't believe this isn't higher up the list. No matter what new music you're discovering, this track trumps it all. Number one song since I was twelve. Love it!

This is definitely my favorite song by them. I love what this song is talking about.

23 Exploder
24 Broken City
25 Nothing Left to Say But Goodbye
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