Top 10 Rock and Metal Albums Where the Title Track Isn't the Best Song


The Top Ten

1 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

This album is so good that several songs deserve to be called "the best song on the album". I can't decide between For Whom the Bell Tolls and Ride the Lightning - both are great songs. - Metal_Treasure

For me the best song is For Whom the Bell Tolls with Fade to Black being a Very close 2nd - christangrant

Nah, gotta disagree here. - ProPanda

I like For Whom the Bell Tolls best. - Element119

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2 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

Hallowed Be Thy Name is better than the title track. - Element119

Hallowed Be Thy Name - christangrant

Hallowed Be Thy Name no doubt, - zxm

3 Back in Black - AC/DC

I would say You Shook Me All Night Long is the best track from this album

For me the best song was Hells Bells - christangrant

My favorite is Shoot to Thrill. - Element119

Shoot to Thrill - Rambles

4 Holy Diver - Dio

Holy Diver is most famous song but I personally like Rainbow in the Dark. Caught in the Middle is also a very good song. - zxm

I personally like Rainbow in the Dark more but the title track is damn close - christangrant

I like Don't Talk to Strangers best off the album. - Element119

I like holy diver best - InsertCleverName

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5 Master of Puppets - Metallica

My favorite is probably Welcome Home (Sanitarium) with Disposable Heroes being a close second. - Element119

Disposable Heroes is my favorite.

The Thing that Should Not Be.

Orion - Rambles

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6 Rust In Peace - Megadeth

Poison was the Cure also pretty good... that riff which starts at 1:01 is very fast and technical

Hangar 18, Tornado of Souls and Lucretia. - zxm

My favorite is tornado of souls.

My favorite is Tornado of Souls. - Element119

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7 Symbolic - Death

Crystal Mountain - christangrant

Sacred Serenity and crystal mountain. - zxm

8 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

Iron Man and Electric Funeral are much better

Electric Funeral - Rambles

Hand of Doom

Iron Man - christangrant

9 Highway to Hell - AC/DC

I don't know about this one I like the title track but I also equally like If You Want Blood (You Got It) - christangrant

Touch to Much - Rambles

10 Screaming for Vengeance - Judas Priest

The Hellion/Electric Eye or You've Got Another Thing Comin - christangrant

I like both this and You've Got Another Thing Comin'. - zxm

The Contenders

11 ...And Justice for All - Metallica

One - Rambles

12 Powerslave - Iron Maiden

Aces High or Rime of the Ancient Mariner - christangrant

Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Rambles

13 Somewhere Far Beyond - Blind Guardian

The Bards Song (In the Forest) - christangrant

Time what is time - Rambles

14 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd

Shine on You Crazy Diamond - christangrant

Agree with Shine On - BrianScott01

15 Jugulator - Judas Priest

Cathedral Spires - christangrant

16 High Voltage - AC/DC

It's a long way to the top (if you want to rock n roll) - Thecyanryan

T.N.T. - christangrant

17 American Beauty/American Psycho - Fall Out Boy

One of the most annoying songs ever recorded. - djpenquin999

18 The Great Southern Trendkill - Pantera

Floods is definitely the best. - Rambles

Floods - christangrant

19 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden

Phantom of the Opera - christangrant

20 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath

I disagree with this one. - Rambles

Spiral Architect

Killing Yourself to Live - christangrant

21 Defenders of the Faith - Judas Priest

Funny thing is the Title track is actually the worst track on the album - christangrant

22 Undertow - Tool

Sober, Intolerance or Prison Sex are the best. - cjWriter1997

23 Point of Know Return - Kansas
24 Freaks of Nature - Kansas

Best song is easily "Peaceful and Warm"

25 Innuendo - Queen

"Days of our Lives" or "The Show Must Go On"

26 Legendary Tales - Rhapsody (Of Fire)

Lord of the thunder

27 Among the Living - Anthrax

A Skeleton in the Closet - christangrant

I am the law

28 Dystopia - Megadeth

Fatal Illusion - christangrant

I disagree.

29 Killing is My Business and Business is Good - Megadeth

Mechanix or Rattlehead - christangrant

Looking Down The Cross.

30 Countdown to Extinction - Megadeth

Symphony of Destruction - christangrant

Ashes In Your Mouth.

31 Show No Mercy - Slayer

Die by the Sword or Black Magic - christangrant

Black Magic.

32 Long Live Rock N Roll - Rainbow

Gates Of Babylon. Rainbow Eyes is great too.

Gates of Babylon - christangrant

33 Stained Class - Judas Priest

Beyond the Realms of Death is the best Priest song. - Rambles

Beyond The Realms Of Death.

Beyond the Realms of Death - christangrant

34 The Years of Decay - Overkill

Evil Never Dies - christangrant

Playing With Spiders/Skullkrusher

35 Scream Bloody Gore - Death

Zombie Ritual - christangrant

Evil Dead.

36 No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne

Hellraiser though the title track is close - christangrant

I disagree.

37 Toys in the Attic - Aerosmith

Sweet Emotion - christangrant

38 1984 - Van Halen

Hot for Teacher or Panama - christangrant

39 Gods of Violence - Kreator

World War Now - christangrant

40 The Grinding Wheel - Overkill

Mean Green Killing Machine - christangrant

I disagree.

41 Black Ice - AC/DC

I reckon Rock N Roll Train is the best - BrianScott01

42 Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap - AC/DC

Ride On - BrianScott01

43 Lucille - B.B. King

B.B. King is great but he is not Rock. - Rambles

No Money No Luck Blues - BrianScott01

44 Help - The Beatles

Ticket to Ride - BrianScott01

45 Thickfreakness - The Black Keys

Hard Row - BrianScott01

46 Highway 61 Revisited - Bob Dylan

Queen Jane Approximately, Like a Rolling Stone or Ballad of a Thin Man - BrianScott01

47 The Times They are a Changin' - Bob Dylan

Boots of Spanish Leather - BrianScott01

48 Born in the U.S.A. - Bruce Springsteen

Working on the Highway - BrianScott01

49 Diamond Dogs - David Bowie

Rebel Rebel - BrianScott01

50 On an Island - David Gilmour

The Blue - BrianScott01

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