Top 10 Most Badass Songs

You know those songs that just make you feel invincible? The ones that would be the perfect soundtrack for strutting down the street in slow-motion, all cool and collected? Yeah, those are the ones we're talking about here. Songs that have the power to transform the ordinary into extraordinary with just a few beats or guitar riffs. We're talking about the most badass songs in history.

From heavy metal headbangers that have you thrashing around like a wild thing, to the low, thumping bass of hardcore tracks that hit you right in the gut - badass songs come in all shapes and sizes. These are the songs that make your heart beat faster, your blood run hotter, and give you the feeling that you could take on the world and win.

The most badass songs don't just sound great, they also resonate with us on a deeper level. They can be anthems of rebellion, rallying cries for the misunderstood, or simply a declaration of unabashed individuality. They hold the power to elevate our spirits, energize our bodies, and toughen our resolve.

It's about more than just the musicianship, the melody, or the lyrics. It's about the way a song can make you feel, the way it can change your mood, or even your outlook on life. Whether it's through a pounding drum solo, a shredding guitar riff, or a vocalist's soul-searing scream, these songs have that special something that sets them apart.
The Top Ten
1 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

While this is good, Bullet in the Head is even more kick-ass. I'm listening to it as I type this.

2 Ace of Spades - Motörhead

Ace of Spades is a really badass song, unlike a lot of songs put on here, especially the one by Lindsay Lohan. When was the last time you heard Lindsay Lohan sing a song? And really, Shakira and Beyoncé are pop music, not rock. This is the top ten most badass rock songs, if I'm not mistaken.

Not my favorite song from Motörhead but still a kick-ass one. Almost all of their songs have a much better chance of getting here than most of the songs actually on this list, like Born to Raise Hell or Orgasmatron.

Okay, most of the songs here are NOT what you would call BADASS. Ahead of this Motörhead song of true rage as a true badass song would perhaps only be "Bad to the Bone" on this list.

3 Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

I was instantly able to bench press 700 pounds after listening to this.

This song is amazing because of the vocals and the powerful guitar.

That chorus guitar line (rally round the family) is one of the heaviest choruses of all time.

4 Beat It - Michael Jackson

How is it badass? I mean, it SOUNDS cool, but it's a song about knowing when to run from a fight. Bad is BADASS. I mean, it has half of the word in its title.

I especially love the bit where it echoes Beat it, and he pants, followed by the guitar and gongs. It is badass.

5 Enter Sandman - Metallica

This song is the definition of badass.

6 We Will Rock You - Queen

Badass song by a badass musician! I would love to date Freddie Mercury. He's so badass!

7 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

This song just puts you on "Fire and Flames". While I listen to it, I always imagine the badass hero flying like a rocket around the landscape while fighting his rival. It is motivational and hardcore!

I remember this song from the RuneScape clan war montages. That time was pure bliss.

One of the most badass songs in the world. Instant hype!

8 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
9 Joker and the Thief - Wolfmother

Badass. Picture entering a prison yard with hardened criminals alone without a weapon. This is the song to play. Note to people voting on this list: learn the definition of badass, please.

10 Dragon Attack - Queen
The Contenders
11 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
12 Back in Black Very Rare Version - AC/DC

Come on, think of a time when something badass happened and Back in Black wouldn't work.

13 Thunderstruck - AC/DC

Classic. Overused at some sporting events but still a classic.

Every AC/DC song could be collectively put at #1.

14 Gimme Shelter - Rolling Stones

Somehow, this song manages to sound like both the 1970s and today's world at the same time.

The official song of the apocalypse.

15 Aces High - Iron Maiden
16 Another One Bites the Dust - Queen

And another one gone, and another one gone, another one bites the dust!

One of the most badass bass lines in history.

17 Man in Box - Alice in Chains

Love listening to this song in my car really loud. Layne and Jerry's vocals on this song are great. Never get tired of hearing this song.

Works best when you're slowly getting out of a car.

18 Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
19 Bodies - Drowning Pool
20 Search and Destroy - Iggy & the Stooges
21 Mama Said Knock You Out - LL Cool J
22 I Wanna Be Bad - Willa Ford
23 Get Ur Freak On - Missy Elliott
24 Painkiller - Judas Priest
25 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

From the riffs, drum fills, cowbell, drum solos to the vocals, everything is badass in this song.

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