Top 10 Songs About WWI and WWII


The Top Ten

1 Angel of Death - Slayer

This is the opening line "Auschwitz, the meaning of pain".
Auschwitz was a concentration and extermination camp in Poland built and operated by Nazi Germany during World War II. - Metal_Treasure

2 One - Metallica

Lyrics are based on the novel Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo, which is about World War I. - Metal_Treasure

3 Aces High - Iron Maiden

Lyrics are written from the viewpoint of a British RAF pilot fighting against the German Luftwaffe during the Battle of Britain (1940), the first military engagement to be fought entirely with aircraft. - Metal_Treasure

4 Chance - Savatage

It's about WW II and Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat in Lithuania (then part of the USSR) during WW II who defied government orders by signing exit visas for thousands of Jewish refugees. - Metal_Treasure

5 Roads to Moscow - Al Stewart
6 Take No Prisoners - Megadeth
7 And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda - Eric Bogle

about WW I - Metal_Treasure

8 Le Chant Des Partisans - Germaine Sablon

This was the most popular song of the French Resistance during WWII. Not very modern (this version is from 1943), but this song contributed to history and became almost like a second national anthem. - Lotuscandy

9 The Ballad of Ira Hayes - Peter la Farge

Ira Hamilton Hayes was a Native American and a United States Marine who was one of the six flag raisers immortalized in the iconic photograph of the flag raising on Iwo Jima during World War II. - Metal_Treasure

10 Hiroshima - Gary Moore

The Contenders

11 Screaming Eagles - Sabaton
12 Paschendale - Iron Maiden
13 Stalingrad - Accept

A German metal band wrote a song about The Battle of Stalingrad, WW II. - Metal_Treasure

14 Primo Victoria - Sabaton

It's about WW II and the D day (June 6, 1944). On this day Allied forces invaded northern France in Normandy. - Metal_Treasure

15 The Partisan - Leonard Cohen

English adaptation of La Complainte du Partisan (not to be confused with Le Chant des Partisans) which is also a 1943 song about the French Resistance in World War II. - Lotuscandy

16 Bomber - Motörhead
17 Ghost Division - Sabaton
18 1916 - Motorhead
19 Red Baron-Blue Max - Iced Earth
20 Christmas in the Trenches - John McCutcheon
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Top Remixes

1. Angel of Death - Slayer
2. One - Metallica
3. Aces High - Iron Maiden



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