Top 10 Songs to Use in a "Try Not to Headbang" Challenge

If you love to headbang you usually start headbanging while listening to suitable songs.
But this list is about a challenge and you are not allowed to make any movements.
What songs would make you fail? You will start headbanging, foot tapping or making other movements, such as grabbing your air guitar, drums, and similar
If you know somebody who loves to headbang what songs would you play to make him fail?

The Top Ten

1 Raining Blood - Slayer

I successfully listened to this song without even shaking my legs or any body part. I have to admit I sometimes moved my ears though... - Alkadikce

Challenge starts...
Raining Blood is played..
* Headbanging is attempted to be resisted*
Failed at the starting of the song

Moral of the Challenge : Nothing Beats Raining Blood * Devils Horn hand in the air * - Ananya

Haha, I failed within the first 40 seconds. - Metal_Treasure

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2 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

This is a pretty easy challenge. From Megadeth, I'd rather choose Looking Down the Cross, Skull Beneath the Skin, Head Crusher, Bad Omen, or most importantly, Poison Was the Cure. - Alkadikce

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3 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

Try not to move your head at all in the first 30 seconds, I dare you. - cjWriter1997

4 Enter Sandman - Metallica

It is a good song but it isn't a headbang riff, great for a try not to sing challenge though - germshep24

I don't know, germshep24 says it isn't a headbang riff, but to me it is. There are many types of headbanging. I personally won't pass. - Metal_Treasure

Agree, personally songs I'm more familiar with usually have less of an effect on me, it is usually a surprise wow riff that gets me or a simple infectious riff like in Walk that gets me - germshep24

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5 Walk - Pantera

Well... I was called out at my work at this..

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6 Bleed - Meshuggah

I failed this. Even thinking about this song makes me headbanging already. - Userguy44

Very hard not to headbang to it

Easily my choice. - HeavyMetalHero

CjWriter1997 - oh man, I love it so much! You just added it before me. You should also try their song Demiurge - it's a challenge to me, too.. - Metal_Treasure

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7 One - Metallica

I have completed the challenge with One (even the machine gun part) but I failed with Ride the Lightning at the very beginning. - Alkadikce

I will fail even before the lyrics "Darkness imprisoning me", maybe 20-30 seconds before that. - Metal_Treasure

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8 Peace Sells - Megadeth

Impossible not to headbang as soon as the main riff starts!

This one is irresistible, too. - Metal_Treasure

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9 Honey Bucket - Melvins UListen to Sample
10 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

I started to listen to sample from 50 all the way up. I was doing fine until I heard Amon Amarth. I guess I lose.

Yas, yas, I can't resist! - Metal_Treasure

I forgot about this, yess yess - HeavyMetalHero

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The Contenders

11 St. Anger - Metallica

Even if its not Metallicas best still it has an awesome riff in the beginning that makes me headbang - christangrant

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12 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

I completed until the riff starts playing along with the bass. - Userguy44

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13 Angel of Death - Slayer UListen to Sample
14 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit

I don’t like Limp Bizkit, but I have to scream and headbang while listening this. - Userguy44

Limp Bizkit SUCK

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15 Cowboys from Hell - Pantera UListen to Sample
16 Lack of Comprehension - Death UListen to Sample
17 Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine UListen to Sample
18 Holy Diver - Dio UListen to Sample
19 Hybrid Moments - The Misfits UListen to Sample
20 Ride the Lightning - Metallica

I added this for Alkadikce but I fail quickly, too - during the intro. I love how drums play to guitars and create a beautiful yet powerful groovy rhythm. The interplay between drums and guitars is awesome. Lars isn't that bad, come on.
"I have completed the challenge with One (even the machine gun part) but I failed with Ride the Lightning at the very beginning. - Alkadikce".
PS. The sample features a live version. - Metal_Treasure

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21 Sad But True - Metallica UListen to Sample
22 Dead Skin Mask - Slayer

This song is almost impossible not to headband it builds up then well lets just you will start headbanging which if you don't somethings wrong with you - christangrant

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23 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer UListen to Sample
24 Man in the Box - Alice in Chains UListen to Sample
25 Domination - Pantera

You simply have to headbang when you hear this song - Disturbedpotato

Its hard for you not to headbang at the part right after the guitar solo - christangrant

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26 Demiurge - Meshuggah UListen to Sample
27 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica UListen to Sample
28 This Love - Pantera UListen to Sample
29 Psychosocial - Slipknot UListen to Sample
30 Bück dich - Rammstein UListen to Sample
31 Funeral Hymn - Exodus

Its headbanging intro riffing is so long that the sample still features it - the intro is almost 2 minute long and I like it for headbanging. - Metal_Treasure

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32 5 Minutes Alone - Pantera UListen to Sample
33 Welcome To Your Death W.T.Y.D. - Annihilator UListen to Sample
34 Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II - Annihilator UListen to Sample
35 Berzerk - Eminem UListen to Sample
36 Ace of Spades - Motorhead UListen to Sample
37 We Will Rock You - Queen


I always headbang hard to this. Yup. Call me crazy but yeah, it's true. - Metal_Treasure

38 False Ideals - Xentrix UListen to Sample
39 Suicide & Redemption - Metallica UListen to Sample
40 Poison Was the Cure - Megadeth UListen to Sample
41 Black Night - Deep Purple

To me this was the first true headbanging song (1970). Incredibly suitable rhythm. - Metal_Treasure

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42 Master of Puppets - Metallica UListen to Sample
43 Travel in Stygian - Iced Earth UListen to Sample
44 Painkiller - Judas Priest

I can't headbang, I have a concussion :P - Neonco31

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45 Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria UListen to Sample
46 Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth UListen to Sample
47 One Step Closer - Linkin Park UListen to Sample
48 In Bloom - Nirvana

The fun thing is if I handbang, I handbang like in slow motion, so "In Bloom" has the perfect pace and is still heavy. - Martin_Canine

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49 Creeping Death - Metallica

That riff is so good. - Userguy44

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50 War Ensemble - Slayer

Pretty Much any Slayer song could be here - christangrant

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Top Remixes (7)

1. Suicide & Redemption - Metallica
2. False Ideals - Xentrix
3. Poison Was the Cure - Megadeth
1. Domination - Pantera
2. Never Alone - The Amity Affliction
3. The Sebastian Lukoszek Piñata Party - Ennui Breathes Malice
1. St. Anger - Metallica
2. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine
3. Cowboys from Hell - Pantera

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