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 your bedroom

This has to be number 1!

2 Crawling - Linkin Park

The best Hard Rock song I've ever heard. Roaring voice of Chester made me insane after I heard it for the first time. The best part of this song is it's chorus. One of the best songs created by Linkin Park.

This song deserves to be in the first position. Chester's amazing vocals is unparalleled and 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 teensy-weensy higher, like at #2.

3 Blackbird - Alter Bridge

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

Finally it has the number 1 spot it deserves. This is amazing.

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

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

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

Great song, great video, great band. Whats not to love.

Cause it rules the world

6 Had Enough - Breaking Benjamin
7 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

One of those rare songs. Amazing all round!

Best metal song

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

This band is awesome, also the songs of this band. Time of Dying is an exceptionally awesome song. It will always remind of when I am going to die, but this songs makes me to feel and live more than I could ever imagine.

Love this and animal I've become. My second favorite rock band! Guns N' Roses, them, and Velvot Revolver!

10 The Pretender - Foo Fighters

It's really a classic, if you love Hard Rock, you love this song. It's been recommending to me by many of my friends, and many Hard Rock lovers. People who play the guitar also say that it isn't a trashy song, but it is in fact quite unique and challenging to play.

The Contenders
11 Still Unbroken - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Really bad ass song. Makes me realizes that I am storng 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 (release 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

Never heard any song above.. So I'll vote this :p by the way Seether - 'Fur Cue' suits better here

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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