Top 10 Most Rebellious Songs

By rebellious I mean going against something or someone.

The Top Ten

1 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine UListen to Sample
2 We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister

The song to play when the teacher gives you weekend homework.


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3 Another Brick in the Wall Part 2 - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
4 F*** Tha Police - N.W.A UListen to Sample
5 Anarchy in the U.K. - Sex Pistols


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6 Balls to the Wall - Accept UListen to Sample
7 Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys UListen to Sample
8 American Idiot - Green Day UListen to Sample
9 My Generation - The Who UListen to Sample
10 I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Bad Reputation - Joan Jett UListen to Sample
12 The Times They Are A-Changin' - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
13 Edge of a Revolution - Nickelback UListen to Sample
14 Chemical Youth - Queensryche

Lyrics speak for themselves:

LEAD ME- the leftist cry as the right subsides
HEAR ME- the media mouth is open wide
SAVE ME- success is our hunger we need to feed
FREE ME- we will not lose to their anarchy!
We are your leaders-
We are rebellion!
Aural supremists
We are rebellion!
We are future!
SHOW ME- the wave of eighties is #3
PRAISE ME- our religion is technology
CHANGE ME- alterations for the stigmatized
HELP ME - for the cause. Would you cross that line?
We are rebellion!
Chemical youth scream
We are rebellion
If we don't stand together
We stand to lose the future
Peace won't last forever
Who will be the martyr you or me?
We can be the future
You and I the leaders, Help me!
If we don't stand together
We stand to lose the future
We are the last hope...but there's danger - Element119

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15 Rock and Roll Ain't Noise Pollution - AC/DC UListen to Sample
16 We the People - Sons of Liberty

Jon Schaffer sings this song (he also wrote it). He's best known as the rhythm guitarist for Iced Earth. - Metal_Treasure

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17 Take Hold of the Flame - Queensrÿche

"Throw down the chains of oppression that bind you
With the air of freedom the flame grows bright
We are the strong, the youth united
We are one, we are children of the light" - Element119

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18 White Riot - The Clash UListen to Sample
19 Empire - Queensryche

Last night the word came down, ten dead in Chinatown.
Innocent, their only crime was being in the wrong place, at the wrong time
Too bad, people say what's wrong with the kids today
I tell you right now they've got nothing to lose

They're building EMPIRE!

Johnny used to work after school
at the cinema show.
Gotta hustle if he wants an education
Yeah he's got a long way to go.
Now he's out on the streets all day
selling Crack to the people who pay.
Got an AK-47 for his best friend
business the American way.

Eastside meets Westside downtown.
No time, the walls fall down

Can't you feel it coming? EMPIRE! Can't you hear it calling?
Black man, trapped again. Holds his chain in his hand.
Brother killing brother for the profit of another,
Game point, nobody wins. Declines, right on time.
What happened to the dream sublime?
Tear it all down, we'll put it up again. Another EMPIRE?

Eastside meets Westside ...more - Element119

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20 NM 156 - Queensrÿche

This is basically a song against control and and allowing machines too much power.

"Uniform printout reads end of line
Protect code intact leaves little time
Erratic surveys, free thinking not allowed
My hands shake, my push buttons silence
The outside crowd

One world government has outlawed war among nations
Now social control requires population termination

Have we come too far
To turn around
Does emotion hold the key
Is logic just a synonym for
This savagery, disguised in
Forgotten lost memory

Microchip logic
have we no more thought
"Is this wrong" I enter
Answers sought
Punch, punch, punch, transfer this data
Into code. Wide eyes watch my
Number 156 is shown
Created from past life to perform
Illicit function, I fail this conscious
Madness I man/machine imperfection

Have we come too far
To turn around
Does emotion hold the key
Is logic just a synonym for
This ...more - Element119

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21 Masters of War - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
22 Hurricane - Bob Dylan UListen to Sample
23 Revolution Calling - Queensryche

Sorry for adding so many Queensrÿche songs, but they have some kind of rebellious songs. This song has lyrics like this:

"Well, I'm tired of all this

They keep selling me on T.V.

About the communist plan

And all the shady preachers

Begging for my cash

Swiss bank accounts while giving their secretaries the slam

They're all in Penthouse now

Or Playboy magazine, million dollar stories to tell

I guess Warhol wasn't wrong

Fame fifteen minutes long

Everyone's using everybody, making the sale

I used to think

That only America's way, way was right

But now the holy dollar rules everybody's lives

Gotta make a million, doesn't matter who dies" - Element119

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24 Dogs - Pink Floyd

Roger Waters going against politics. - BrianScott01

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25 Dethrone Tyranny - Gamma Ray UListen to Sample
26 Rock N Roll - Avril Lavigne UListen to Sample
27 Bad Reputation - Joan Jett & the Blackhearts UListen to Sample
28 You Don't Own Me - Lesley Gore UListen to Sample
29 A Change is Gonna Come - Sam Cooke UListen to Sample
30 Blood // Water - Grandson UListen to Sample
31 In One Ear - Cage the Elephant UListen to Sample
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