Best X JAPAN Songs

The Top Ten
1 Art of Life

I just love this song from beginning to end. A lot of people have their personal interpretation about the song's message; some say it is about the dark side of life. But for me, I think it is a story of a brokenhearted artist at the brink of suicide but chose to live instead and ended up painting a beautiful red rose. But that's just me

My favorite song/composition of all time, with Rach piano concertos 2/3 and Schubert's 8th symphony (which art of life is based on, look it up, it's amazing, a lot of the melodies from art of life come from it). Nowadays I mostly listen to more extreme metal but man, nothing can beat art of life for me. I need more 20+ min songs in my life. Pure progressive, symphonic epicness heading towards you at 200 km/h.

One of the few masterpiece out there, and you will not get tired from listening to this. The title explains it, the Art of Life. A very meaningful, emotional, inspirational song, it resonates with each person, as we move forward in our lives. Just think for a while, what is Life? Maybe this song can give you an answer.

2 Endless Rain

While the other songs are brilliant as well, I have to admit that at some point I'd get bored and switch to something else.
But Endless Rain is different. I never get tired of listening to this song. The opening, the ending, the melody, the drum beat, the guitar solo, they're all perfect (for me at least =P).
It's a must included song whenever I created a playlist of mixed artists.

I love this song so much. It brings tears to my eyes every time. The song lyrics are very deep break my heart "endless rain, fall on my heart. Kokoro no kizu ni. Let me forget, all of the hate, all of the sadness.. " Brings so many memories some bad some good.. But always leaves me with this feeling of sadness.

Since I've heard this song... My life has changed. Just because I felt in love with X Japan. So this song is so important to me.
Yoshiki, hide, Toshi, Pata, Taiji, Heath. Thank You. I love you forever.

3 Kurenai

The choice was really hard, because this band have just so many great songs. I choose Kurenai because it have different parts and it will surprise listener, at least when she/he heard it first time. This also reminds me hide's smile. (last live). Kurenai is one of the greatest masterpiece in Jrock and also in music's history!

So deep, an awesome song that has an awesome guitar and drum solo. The lyrics are magnificent and the power in which Toshi-kun sings them is magnificent as well. The intro is also one of the strong points of Kurenai.

Art of life is a good song but not everyone can listen to a 30 minute symphony. Kurenai is a way more emotional and hardcore song and is a must listen to song. It starts of nice and slow and gets better and better.

4 Rusty Nail

Yoshiki's drum solo was ssimply just amazing. This song is better than kurenai.. And I love hide's solo too. Their last live version was even better..

5 Crucify My Love

This song has always been my favorite. The song is just very deep and I could feel what he is singing about. And how come this isn't part of the Top 3! Or top 5 the least. But again, I could listen to this everyday for a lot of times. The lyrics look simple but it has got a lot of messages to the listener. I love you X-Japan!

What this song is doing here? This song should be in the rank 5 or above! It's so... Touching. I just downloaded it. And... I'm so impressed

6 Tears

I always take this song in a karaoke! I could cry singing this!
Yoshiki's piano is outstanding along with his drumming! All perfect! Hide's solo along with pata's is very touching combined with the bass line and most importantly toshi's powerful vocal! That's what makes this song so perfect!

Man one of the great songs of x Japan... This song was dedicated to his father who died in his arms.. T_T... You can feel the sadness and pain to.. But there's still happiness...

I was first introduced to X Japan through this song, the instrumental version. Can't believe it came from a heavy metal rock band. And blame Tears, because know I am hardcore to X Japan

7 Forever Love

Heart touching lyrics

8 Say Anything

How couldn't this song rank on the top? Its melody is too beautiful, and it might be as good as Endless Rain too.

You know, I like Art of life, Endless rain, Tears better.. but this song definitely deserves to be in the top 10, I'm surprised it's this low?

I swear this song was in the top ten last tie I saw it what?

9 Silent Jealousy

Since the first time I heard this song I loved it. I was expecting a melodic piano song then boom! Explosive guitar. The solo is just amazing. Its melodic and aggressive. I think the best part is Toshi's singing. You can feel the sadness and emotion in his voice. "You dyed my heart in blood. No way to kill my sadness" Along side Forever Love, this will always be my favorite X song

Everything about this song is spectacular. It has to be heard to be believed. I love the heck out of this song, but it also makes me very sad because few people in the United States have ever heard it. If you're going to introduce anyone to X Japan, this is the perfect place to start.

The most underrated song of X Japan. From start to finish its just a crazy amount of energy and technicality. It's my favourite X song by far!

10 Rose of Pain

I love the original version of this song but everyone should listen to the live acoustic version before casting their vote.

It adds a whole new dimension of passion and beauty to this song that rivals the more famous emotional ballads like endless rain and transforms it into one of the most spectacular moments in Japanese rock history

People usually associates this song with elizabeth bathory's life story,
ignore that perspective, in implicit way.. there is a "meaning" that more deep than estimated
I can't speak thoroughly, but it refers to his father

Its just the most complete song including the orchesta...perfect!

The Contenders
11 Dahlia

This song describe the band characters, very powerful, memorable, progressive, and romantic. hands down to dahlia

Powerful, opening that carrys all the way through, beautiful lyrics, inspiring, this has to be one of their most iconic songs

12 Sadistic Desire

Best speed metal x Japan music.. very psycho music and gloomy mind

13 X

Its their anthem.. Couldn't say much of it..
It's like with this song, they can call upon an army of X Freaks all around the world to sing along with them..

This song freaked me out.

14 Standing Sex
15 Longing - Togireta Melody

I like the melody a lot, especially when yoshiki playing the piano and hide doing the guitar. The lyrics are awesome too. Maybe the song moved me when it could be transformed into an orchestra performing version. I would recommend this since it's one of my favorite songs from x japan.

How come this song hasn't been mentioned yet?
The lyrics could be a bit stagnant. But this song has the most beautiful orchestral play, with beautiful piano tunes and beautiful melody as well.

This has to be one of the best song from the album Dahlia. Beautiful piano and orchestra.

"Sing without you, I'll sing without you, can you feel my pain? "

16 Joker
17 Scars

Best song from X Japan period, no other song even comes close. The guitar riff, the vocal melodies, the solo, break, everything is perfect. This is the only x Japan song that you can hear over and over throughout the years and it never gets old. Masterpiece

If you listen to the last live version, you'll know the guitar solos and drum beat are pretty good. The guitar solo was extremely the best from hide.

SCARS in The Last Live's version was too great! Heard it many times, and hide's intro always gives me chills. Best song ever

18 I.V.

The melody is a combination of hard and soft music, both piercing into my emotions deeply. Though I heard some negative comments about this song being The Saw IV main theme, I personally enjoy it anyways, be it the original version or the classical one. Yoshiki's piano is badass

First song I heard by them can't remember where I heard it from it was a while ago but still my favorite of all time by them. I just like how his voice sounds in this song its just a really good song. Its just a pure classic

19 Blue Blood

This song its just amazing! Full of energy! Its all what you need to wake up in the morning or just for uplift the mood.

The riff, theming and melodies are some of X Japan's best.

20 Without You

One of their greatest song... Deserves to be in the top ten! Very touching expressing grief and agony

A very touching and beautiful song that shows so many sadness and pain...

This just has to be in the top 10. please guys, this song deserves that!

21 Stab Me in the Back
22 Drain

One of hide's great masterpiece or should I say, a song that delivers the most goosebumps ever. the MV is so unsettling but I can't help from admiring how powerful this song is. shame this one is so underrated. you guys should listen to this for an instant ecstasy

23 Weekend

It's the ultimate energy song feel-wise. It's in your face, balls to the walls riffs, fierce bass playing, and perhaps the greatest harmony in a rock song (not power/symphonic metal) with many instruments with lyrics you never though were about suicide/death on weekend

I think, Weekend is the best song for me cause this song is the best guitar solo than any other of X Japan songs which have guitar solo in that song. I wonder why this song is on top 30. This song could be on top 10 at least.

This song is really good. I wonder how this is not the top 4 or 6. If you listen to the last live version, you'll know how sweet the guitar solos and drums beats are. This song reminds me of my HIGH SCHOOL life..

24 Orgasm
25 Jade

The whole song is totally incredible. The chorus, anyway is the best for me, given the intro is too heavy. Overall, beautiful melody

It is a joke? Freak, this song is so many things togethe, really great!.. you guys got to listen this song

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