Top 10 Rock and Metal Songs About Historical Events

The Top Ten Rock and Metal Songs About Historical Events

1 One - Metallica

The Song Is Based On The Aftermath Of Someone During WW1 - christangrant

Really? I thought it was based on a book - NikBrusk

2 Angel of Death - Slayer

The Song Is About The Experiments Done During The Holocaust - christangrant

3 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

Based On A Book Which The Book Was Based On The Spanish Civil War - christangrant

4 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Based On Battle In British History In The 1850s - christangrant

5 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

About The Conflicts Between European Settlers And Native Americans - christangrant

6 Aces High - Iron Maiden

I love the way Bruce sings Aces High. It's so realisitic. - FieryKnightFloyd

Its About The British R.A.F Pilot Fighting The German Luftwaffe During The Battle Of Britan (1940) - christangrant

7 Wind of Change - Scorpions

Its About The Berlin Wall Falling - christangrant

8 Indians - Anthrax
9 Alexander the Great - Iron Maiden

Title Is Self Explanatory - christangrant

10 Como Estais Amigos - Iron Maiden

Finally. This beautiful song gets recognition - CaptDeadeye

A Song That Tributes Both Sides Of The Falklands War - christangrant

The Contenders

11 Screaming Eagles - Sabaton



About WW II - Metal_Treasure

12 Paschendale - Iron Maiden
13 Empire of the Clouds - Iron Maiden

It’s about the r101 airship test in the 1930z and this is one of the greatest songs ever created

14 Mona with the Children - Doug Cameron
15 L'affaire Dumoutier - The Box
16 I Don't Like Mondays - Boomtown Rats
17 Sniper - Harry Chapin
18 Rasputin - Boney M
19 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

This song is based on a fire accident. in a concert of Frank Zappa. - zxm

20 1916 - Motorhead

Its about WW1 - christangrant

21 Sunday Bloody Sunday - U2
22 Russia's on Fire - Stormwitch
23 Primo Victoria - Sabaton

"through the gates of hell, as we make our way to heaven, throught the nazi lines"

24 Manhattan Project - Rush

The whole song’s about the Manhattan project, which was the secret American project that saw the development of atomic bombs. Two were later used on Japan at the end of World War II. - ReturnOfScorpio

25 Test for Echo - Rush

This song is about the media’s role in 90’s pop culture, by ways of glorifying gang violence and “gangsta nation” that was so prevalent in the early 90’s. - ReturnOfScorpio

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