Most OverratedĀ Traditional Heavy Metal Songs

Traditional Heavy Metal,so please don't put Raining Blood or Holy Wars here.

The Top Ten

1 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

This would be my #1, too. For all the reasons you already mentioned, and several more. - Metal_Treasure

This is not the greatest metal song ever, as some think. It's a pretty simple song, and it's riff is ripped off by a song called Get Down,by a American Garage Rock band called the Half Life.You can find it on Youtube,if you pay attention you can even hear the lyrics are similar.And musically it's more hard rock than metal. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

2 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

It did not invent heavy metal as most metalheads think,maybe Doom Metal. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

3 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

A catchy radio-friendly rock song with happy music that is considered one of the best metal songs... - Metal_Treasure

It is good for one thing, though - it exposed a lot of people to Randy Rhoads and his guitar playing. - Gg2000

4 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

For me this isn't even a metal song but it's in the top 10 of all metal lists. Besides, I find it extremely boring and monotonous. - Metal_Treasure

Good song but it's very repetitive. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345


5 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

It's just a more accessible song that helped it become more popular. - Metal_Treasure

We all love this song but we can't deny that it's overrated.It overshadowed many other great Maiden Songs. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

6 You've Got Another Thing Comin' - Judas Priest

I do love this song but I agree it's hard rock and shouldn't be on metal lists. - Metal_Treasure

It's actually a hard rock song,it's good but not great.It's currently at #6 in the Greatest Judas Priest Songs list,Higher than Screaming For Vengeance,Turbo Lover,Dream Deceiver,Exciter,The Ripper, A Touch of Evil.It does not belong nowhere near top 20. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

7 2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden

This songs was the main single of the Powerslave album,and it's often considered as one of their best,it's just a OK song to me. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

8 Enter Sandman - Metallica

Very overrated, but I still really like it. - Userguy44

It's more overhated than overrated though. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

9 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

Megadeth are a thrash band but this song is Heavy Metal. - HEAVYMETALTHUNDER12345

10 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

The Contenders

11 Mother - Danzig
12 One - Metallica

Shouldn't this be considered as thrash? - Userguy44

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Top Remixes

1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
3. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
1. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
2. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
3. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne


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