Top 10 Best Hard Rock Songs of the 21st Century

The 21st century has seen the resurgence of hard rock music, with bands and artists pushing the boundaries of the genre and creating some of the most electrifying and unforgettable music of our time. From the rise of modern rock bands like Foo Fighters and Queens of the Stone Age to the enduring legacy of legendary groups like Metallica and Guns N' Roses, hard rock has continued to inspire and captivate audiences around the world. In this top ten list, we will explore the best hard rock songs of the 21st century, showcasing the diversity and power of this enduring genre.

The songs on this list represent the very best of modern hard rock, featuring a mix of classic rock sounds and contemporary influences. From heavy, riff-driven anthems to soaring ballads and everything in between, these songs have earned their place in the pantheon of hard rock greatness. Whether you're a die-hard fan of the genre or just discovering it for the first time, these ten songs will take you on a journey through the very best that hard rock has to offer in the 21st century.

No heavy metal. No soft rock. Only pure rock music that gets you pumped up, and never leaves your memory.
The Top Ten
1 It's My Life - Bon Jovi

Nothing to say. This song helps you when you are broken.

I defy anyone not to use their hairbrush as a microphone and belt this one out in their bedroom.

2 Crawling - Linkin Park

The best hard rock song I've ever heard. Chester's roaring voice drove me insane when I heard it for the first time. The best part of this song is its chorus. One of the best songs created by Linkin Park.

This song deserves to be in the first position. Chester's amazing vocals are unparalleled, and when you add Linkin Park's awesome sound to that, it gives me goosebumps.

It won the Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance, and Linkin Park is one of the greatest rock bands of the 2000s. So, Crawling should at least be a bit higher, like at #2.

3 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

This is a contender for the greatest song of all time, let alone the 21st century! What's it doing at No. 2?!

Finally, it has the number one spot it deserves. This is amazing.

Definitely #1. Everything about this song is phenomenal. It has one of the greatest solos of all time.

4 Down with the Sickness - Disturbed
5 Almost Easy - Avenged Sevenfold

This song is amazing. It has good lyrics, good meaning, a good solo, and a good riff. So, this song is one of the best hard rock songs ever. Everyone, please listen to Avenged Sevenfold, and then you will know how good the band is. Avenged Sevenfold is one of the best rock and heavy metal bands of all time.

Great song, great video, great band. What's not to love?

6 Had Enough - Breaking Benjamin
7 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

One of those rare songs. Amazing all around!

8 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback
9 Time of Dying - Three Days Grace

This band is awesome, and so are their songs. Time of Dying is an exceptionally awesome song. It will always remind me of death, but this song makes me feel and live more than I could ever imagine.

I love this and Animal I've Become. They're my second favorite rock band after Guns N' Roses. Them and Velvet Revolver!

10 The Pretender - Foo Fighters

It's truly a classic. If you love hard rock, you will love this song. It's been recommended to me by many friends and fellow hard rock lovers. People who play the guitar also say that it's not a trashy song but is, in fact, quite unique and challenging to play.

The Contenders
11 Still Unbroken - Lynyrd Skynyrd

A really badass song. It makes me realize that I am strong enough to conquer all the crap going on in my life right now.

12 The Unforgiven III - Metallica
13 Indestructible - Disturbed
14 Woman - Wolfmother
15 Nightmare - Avenged Sevenfold
16 Cosmic Egg - Wolfmother
17 Bat Country - Avenged Sevenfold
18 Never Too Late - Three Days Grace
19 Best Years - Whitesnake
20 Rock n' Roll Train - AC/DC

Black Ice (released 12 years ago, in 2008) is one of the greatest hard rock albums of the last 20 years. Maybe 25. Probably 30.

21 Fake It - Seether
22 Animals - Nickelback
23 The Good Life - Three Days Grace
24 Holiday - Green Day

I like Holiday and Jesus of Suburbia.

25 All Nightmare Long - Metallica
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