Top 10 Best Shinedown Songs

The Top Ten
1 Second Chance

I loved this song because I believe in second chances, and I want a second chance in my life so badly I can taste it. With all of my heart, this song is the best song of Shinedown's career so far. I loved it so much it makes me cry.

So thank you, Shinedown, for making me believe in second chances, and 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.

2 Diamond Eyes

Shinedown is my all-time favorite band, and Diamond Eyes is my all-time favorite song. From Brent Smith's unbelievable vocals to some great guitar playing from Zach Myers and the phenomenal pace of the song, it is sure to blow your mind and get you pumped up.

I know Second Chance is a great song and all, but just because 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 '80s 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 makes you want to punch your fist into the air and sing along with them. Plus, that guitar solo was badass.

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. Brent Smith's growling voice and belted high notes mix 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 place. The lyrics are inspirational to me every time I hear the song. Basically, this song freaking 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 with someone. It is simply amazing!

4 45

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 it shouldn't be anywhere near the top 10.
2. Because it's clearly the best Shinedown song, both 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 have 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 Brent's voice sets the whole thing off. If you haven't listened to this song, don't continue to miss out!

5 What a Shame

Not a popular song, but I think it is Shinedown's best. Very emotional, true, great guitars, and 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 that 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 thought 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.

6 Unity

Really helps me when I'm feeling down. It's a very uplifting song. It's 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. I 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.

7 The Crow & the Butterfly

Such a beautiful and moving song, it 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, makes it my favorite. It should be much higher than #11!

An amazing song! It's like Nickelback and Alter Bridge fused to make this song! I definitely love the start of the song, which reminds me of Nickelback's early days when Chad Kroeger sang Hero. But this band also has originality in their sound. Totally love this song!

8 Call Me

No other Shinedown song hits me 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 were to recommend any Shinedown song, it would definitely be this one.

9 Bully

This song helps me, and a lot of others as well, to confront their past. This is music at its 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. It brings back a lot of 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.

10 If You Only Knew

I love this song x10. For the past three 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 be somewhere else in the top 10.

The Contenders
11 Cut the Cord

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 ranked 35th for best alternative rock songs ever, so it's funny to see it's even lower on a Shinedown-only list.

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.

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

12 Simple Man

It 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 for anybody who enjoys great music.

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.

BEST SONG EVER! It's very addicting, one of Shinedown's best songs. The lyrics are amazing, so definitely vote for this. It should be higher.

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" by 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 song is one of their masterpieces, but it gets thrown under the rug for some unknown reason!

The chorus in this song is amazing with headphones on. Try it, I dare you! Brent Smith's voice is amazing, and this song proves that.

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 it's rather sad indeed that it's 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.

15 Enemies

This song, for me, has a great tune. Also, the music video was just exemplary, with such imagination and originality that the Shinedown band 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.

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 it's 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.

17 For My Sake

Dude, this song rocks. The chorus 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 at 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 and lyrics, and the breakdown in the bridge of the song gives me chills every time.

I really like this 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!

19 Amaryllis

This song stands the test of time as my favorite song because it applies to many different aspects of my life. 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

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. I do not know what road I will be going down if I take that first sip.

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

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, and 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 is a casual fan of music.

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

22 Through the Ghost

It deserves top-three status. Just an awesome song. It's a relatively new song, but soon it will get its 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 it deserves a top 3 status. Just listen to this song once and decide for yourself.

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! Greatest rock song ever!

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

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 heartstrings and makes you want to sing along with it!

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?"

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