Top 10 Best Shinedown Songs

The Top Ten
1 Second Chance

I loved this song because I beileve in second chances and I want a second chance in my life and I want it so bad I can taste it. So in all of my heart, this song is the best song of shinedown's career so far and I loved it so freaking much it make me cry. So thank you Shinedown for make me believing in second chances and god bless your souls Shinedown. God bless your souls.

For many of us, including myself, this was our first experience with Shinedown, as this was their biggest hit. It is a relatable song for anyone who ran away from home; sometimes saying goodbye really is a second chance.

Epic song from Shinedown. Very inspiring song and it is so beautiful which describe me completely! I hope Shinedown makes more wonderful songs which will inspire us all.

Obviously the best! It's a song with a great meaning, a good beat, and really deep lyrics. All that played in my house when I was little was shinedown, so this song has always stuck with me.

2 Diamond Eyes

Shinedown is my all time favorite band and Diamond Eyes is my all time favorite song. From Brent Smiths unbelievable vocals to some great guitar playing from Zach Myers and the phenomenal pace in the song, it is a song that is sure to blow your mind and is gonna get you pumped up.

Like I know Second Chance is a great song and all, but just cause it's their most popular song doesn't mean it's the best. Diamond Eyes just packs so much more of a punch, it's been my favorite for years now.

I have always been a fan of 80's anthem arena rock songs. This reminds me so much of that! Powerful catchy hook with 'Boom-Lay Boom-Lay Boom', a build up before the chorus, and a chorus that you just wanna punch your fist into the air and sing it with them. Plus that guitar solo was BADASS

"A fist first philosophy
I'm on the front line
Don't worry I'll be fine
The story is just beginning...
...Everyone of us is expendable"
From the expendables movie

3 Sound of Madness

I think this is Shinedown's signature song; it is a bluesy stomping metal song that sums up Shinedown's musical style the best, with Brent Smith's growling voice and belted high notes, mixing perfectly with the blues scale on a heavily distorted guitar riff.

I saw this song live at xfest 2008. That was the first time I heard shinedown and it was amazing! Definitely deserves first or at least second. The lyrics are inspirational to me every time I hear the song. Basically this song fking rocks!

Love the sound of this song. It makes me feel empowered at times. I absolutely love listening to this song, especially when I'm frustrated at someone. It is simply amazing!

This song is the best Shinedown song by a landslide. I love how it pulls you in from the very beginning of the song

4 45

A beautiful ballad about staring down the barrel of a .45 we call life. Smith's voice is really at its most powerful here in terms of raw emotion.

A few reasons why I voted for it and will again:
1. To raise it above What A Shame. What A Shame is a great song, but shouldn't be anywhere near the top 10.
2. Because it's clearly the best Shinedown song, melody wise and lyrics wise.
3. Because Leave a Whisper is the best album, so I don't want the top 4 to all be from Sound of Madness
Of course I want this at #1, but it'll be hard, as many people who only heard Second Chance vote on this list. Second Chance is great, but REALLY overrated.

It pulls so much emotion from the heart. It makes me think and feel. I love this song so much. Such power and Brets voice set the whole thing off. If you haven't listened to this song don't continue to miss out!

This is one of the best songs ever, it literally started it all for shinedown. After that their music is now to commercial and SUCKS!

5 What a Shame

Not a popular song but I think it is Shinedown's best. Very emotional, true, great guitars, the best of the high and low from Brent. This should be #1 and all others tie for #2. Second Chance is a great song, but the only reason it's #1 on this list is because people who have only heard that song are voting on a topic meant for hardcore Shinedown fans. Sorry, but it's true.

I've always though this was one of Shinedown's more emotional songs and it will always be my favorite of theirs.

So happy to see this amazing song in the top 10. It more than deserves it.

Such a beautiful song from the lyrics to the music. A true masterpiece.

6 Unity

Really helps me when I'm feeling down; very uplifting song. So amazing to see this song live, when the line "put your hands in the air if you hear me out there" comes up everybody in the entire venue puts their hands in the air. It is so amazing and I got goosebumps both times I saw them.

The energy throughout this song is just unbelievable. Loved the piano and guitar solos. This song should be at least top 5.

This song is ultimate! Awesome music great singing and a rocking guitar solo, everything a rock song needs. Needs to be in the top 10

Awesome song, good lyrics, and great solo: no doubt it needs to be in the top 10.

7 The Crow & the Butterfly

Such a beautiful and moving song, makes me emotional every time I hear it. This isn't, in my opinion, the best song from Shinedown; I love Second Chance and other less well known songs of theirs like Beyond The Sun. But something about this song, a mix of the lyrics, beautiful lead vocals, and raw emotion put into this song make it my favorite. Should be much higher than #11!

An amazing song! It's like Nicole back and Alter Bridge fused to make this song! Definitely love the start of the song which reminds of Nicklebacks early days when Chad Kruger sang Hero but this band also has originality in their sound. Totally love this song!

This song breaks my heart every time I hear it. It got me through a very rough time in my life and I owe so damn much to this song.

This song is actually number 4 for me.. Has a neat little message to it. Nice melody along with that always awesome Shindown hard rock twist... Love it.

8 Call Me

No other shinedown song hits me in quite the same way this one does. From gut wrenching lyrics to a beautiful showcase of vocal range. It hits home in every way. Easily their best song.

This is an amazing song that has true meaning behind everything! It helps me forget about everything and leave the world behind me... I hope they stay together for more years to come...

The best song, cannot beat it really. If I was to recommend any song of Shinedown, it would definitely be this one.

One of the few songs that touched my heart and made me cry..

I've said it so many times
I would change my ways
No, nevermind
God knows I've tried...


9 Cut the Cord

I like the message this song presents; if you find something negative in your life, and you acknowledge it as negative, you have to cut it out of your life.

I'm honestly surprised this song is so far down on the list, I thought for sure it would be in the top 5. This song was like 35 for best alternative rock songs ever, so it's funny to see its even lower on a Shinedown only list.

Really? 24, This should be higher...if you haven't heard it, just go listen to it.

It's One of the most powerful shinedown songs with Devil and diamond eyes, and deserves to be a lot higher than this

10 Bully

My mom introduced me to this song 4 years ago. It has been in my top 20 favorite songs of all time for those 4 years. Truly amazing song, great lyrics and meaning.

This song helps me, and a lot of others as well, to confront their past. This is music at it's best. The lyrics are brilliant, the video is amazing and the guitar riffs are solid. If you don't feel anything after listening to this song, you don't have a heart.

To this day I can't listen to this song without getting emotional, brings back a lot oder demons through powerful riffs and beats and thought provoking lyrics. It's shinedown at its finest and is what shinedown IS, a very deep and provocative band that constantly evolves.

This song is inspirational. It helps me and others to know that we are able to stand against this. We are strong, that is all that matters. It helps us know that we will get through this and that we will be the victorious ones. Not our bullies.

The Contenders
11 If You Only Knew

I love this song x10 for the past 3 years this has been my favorite song. It has been epic in every way and I believe it should conquer this list.

If you only knew.. I'd sacrifice my beating heart before I lose you... Very great and emotional lyric!

It is a pretty powerful song for me, personally. It should somewhere else in the top 10

Truth! Best shinedown song and didn't make the top ten...

12 Simple Man

This cover of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song is enough to bring me to tears, listening to the raw emotion in Smith's voice and the single guitar.

It's is honestly, to me, one of the best covers of an already well established track in rock I've ever heard. Very easy going, but also sports one of Brent Smith's absolute best vocal performances.

A must listen to for anybody who enjoys great music.

I had to vote for this just to clarify, because some people don't know any music older than themselves, that this is actually a cover of a Lynyrd Skynyrd song... A far inferior cover I might add.

BEST SONG EVER! Its very addicting one of shinedowns best songs the lyrics are amazing so definitely vote this it should be

13 I Dare You

I heard the chorus of this song playing--not too loudly--at The Habit restaurant during lunch the other day. I didn't know who the band was (forgive me) so I asked Google on my smartphone, "What song is this? " Google tacitly responded with the animated letters: Listening... In a few seconds, I Dare You, from Shinedown, with the album cover, appeared on the screen. I became an instant fan. Great sound and production, great hooks--and the vocals had me sold with a single chorus.

This Songs is one of their Masterpieces But it gets thrown under the Rug for Some unknown Reason!

The Chorus is this song is amazing With Headphones on Try it I DARE YOU!

Brent Smith's Voice is Amazing and this song Proves that.!

When I used to hear this song on the radio I fell in love with it and had no idea who Shinedown was. I became a fan from this song. This song was the song my hubby and I walked into our reception with! LOVE THIS!

I have been a fan of Shinedown for ever now, the have been there for me when no one else has been there they have, this song is just a masterpiece and like is just absolutely beautiful.

14 Devour

Amazingly amazing... This song really sets the blood pumping!
If you like this, I recommend you listen to "Cyanide Sweet tooth Suicide" and "Sound of Madness"

This has got to be one of the most blood pumping songs by them. I'm in love with it. And its rather sad indeed that its barely number ten

Oh my gosh. I wish I could remember the lyrics because I can't help but sing every word even though I don't know a single one :P

The fastest and most intense song by them. The guitar, drums and bass are all awesome

15 Enemies

This song for me has a great tune, also the Music video was just exemplary, such imagination and originality that the Shinedown band have put into this song, it should be No. 1 by far!

Awesome song off the newest album. It's pure rock and is very addictive. In my opinion, it's shinedown's best

So meaningful, has that don't give a crap attitude.

Have you not heard this song yet? No? Well you should, or watch the video

16 Save Me

This song is just awesome, I can't believe no one commented on it yet. It's so expressive and I can really relate to the lyrics. Not only that, but its one of those songs that will always get stuck in your head.

I can't believe that this song isn't higher. It is amazing beyond words! Lyrics, sound, everything. It's great.

How is this not top ten? Good lyrics and overall great meaning. Read the lyrics and then listen to it.

Why is this song so low? This is one of their best songs! The first song I heard from them.

17 For My Sake

Stop slowing me down, stop holding me up, quit making a scene, enough's enough. Let's be honest, your promise, was never meant to last!
So I'm talking you on, I'm calling you out, there's nothing left for us here now. Let's be honest, I promise, I'm never looking back for my sake!
Amazing lyrics.

Dude This song rocks. The chorus just flows perfectly with the guitar, it is just amazing no doubt about it. This quality of song isn't very much like their others. It feels like the other songs are just fillers for hits like this.

As much as I love all of Shinedown's other songs, this tops all of them by a landslide. This song is perfect... We can all relate to it in some point in our lives. This song deserves number 1!

My all time favorite Shinedown song. I have never heard it live even though I have seen them 5 or 6 times already.

18 I'll Follow You

Shinedown's best song. A gut punch right to the feelings. Great melody & lyrics, and the breakdown in the bridge of the song gives me chills every time.

I really like song, because it talks about how we as human beings need each other to hold on, and have someone to count on.

One of the best songs that I've ever heard! Should be in the top ten!

Not just Shinedown's best song, but one of the best songs period!

19 Amaryllis

This song stands the test of time as my favorite song because it applies to many different aspects of my life. And it's about opening up to both other people and myself. I'm debating getting this song's lyrics tattooed. That's how much I love it.

20 Monsters

Such a amazing Song! it's got so much greatness in it!. It's one of this heavy hard rock songs that get you feeling or moving and or playing along with the drums, guitar or just the awesome belting moments! It just hits you!

This song reintroduced me to Shinedown when I transferred from community college to a university. The sludgy guitar and powerful voice make it a favorite for me to listen to; it sums up my reasoning to not have my first drink, as alcoholism runs in my family, which is an implied theme in the song, and I do not know what road I will be going down if I take that first sip.

How is this only #20? It's their best song

21 Fly from the Inside

First song of their first album. I was transfixed the moment I heard it. The killer opening, Brent's screams, the main riff (which is really fun to play on guitar), the moody verses, the soaring choruses, the heart-stopping bridge, the abrupt ending; simply sensational.

This should be the best song. It has the best mix of vocals, guitars and drums. And really, second chance is at the top, that song is overrated and overplayed. Everyone who voted for the top 10 are casual fans of music

This is insane this is so low. Amazing intro, electrifying chorus and a head banging bridge. My number one anyway.

I love this song so much. It was in my top 10 songs of all time for a very long time.

22 Through the Ghost

It deserves top three status. Just awesome song. It's relatively new song but soon it will get it's status.

AMAZING SONG, amazing lyrics, great tunes and as usual an amazing voice. this should really appear in the top 10.

This is a relatively new song. But seriously it deserves a top 3 status.Just listen to this song once and decide for yourself.

Beautiful lyrics, haunting instruments, and powerful themes result in a magnum opus for Shinedown

23 Her Name is Alice

So mysterious and empowering. Not a typical shinedown song, my favorite of All time!

Masterpiece, epic, amazing!
Her name is Alice!

Her name is Alice!

Great Rock songs ever!

Should be way higher! Great song

24 Devil

The shuffling groove of this blues-metal song is enough to keep me listening. With its gospel-inspired shouts, this song is the perfect metaphor for overcoming the negative parts of life.

Pure hard rock! Not a very lengthy song but it goes HARD!

25 How Did You Love

This power pop song asks the questions that will resonate with you when you die, "What are you leaving behind? What is your legacy? How did you love?"

I think this was the first Shinedown song I ever heard, but I'm not sure. It's incredible; it's very meaningful. I'm quite surprised it isn't higher up. I just love Shinedown.

This song should be higher on the list. I know it's one of the newer ones but it just pulls on your heart strings and makes you want to sing along with it!

I enjoy listening to this song with my wife and friends. All music types will enjoy this song

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