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

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

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

5 Walk - Pantera

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

6 Bleed - Meshuggah

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

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

8 Peace Sells - Megadeth

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

This one is irresistible, too. - Metal_Treasure

9 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

10 Honey Bucket - Melvins

The Newcomers

? 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

? 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

The Contenders

11 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
12 St. Anger - Metallica

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

13 Angel of Death - Slayer
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

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

21 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer
22 Man in the Box - Alice in Chains
23 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

24 Demiurge - Meshuggah
25 Sad But True - Metallica
26 Welcome Home (Sanitarium) - Metallica
27 This Love - Pantera
28 Psychosocial - Slipknot
29 Bück dich - Rammstein
30 5 Minutes Alone - Pantera

The way how the vocals follow the riff makes it even harder not to headbang to it. - Userguy44

31 Welcome To Your Death W.T.Y.D. - Annihilator
32 Berzerk - Eminem
33 Ace of Spades - Motorhead
34 Black Night - Deep Purple

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

35 Master of Puppets - Metallica
36 Travel in Stygian - Iced Earth
37 Painkiller - Judas Priest

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

38 Welcome Home - Coheed and Cambria
39 Holy Wars...The Punishment Due - Megadeth

I went well until the main riff started. - Userguy44

40 Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II - Annihilator
41 One Step Closer - Linkin Park
42 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

43 Creeping Death - Metallica

That riff is so good. - Userguy44

44 War Ensemble - Slayer

Pretty Much any Slayer song could be here - christangrant

45 We Will Rock You - Queen

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

46 Ghosts of War - Slayer
47 Captor of Sin - Slayer

This song is so underrated. For headbanging, too. - Metal_Treasure

48 The Sebastian Lukoszek Piñata Party - Ennui Breathes Malice
49 Never Alone - The Amity Affliction
50 In Waves - Trivium
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Top Remixes (6)

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
1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
3. Bleed - Meshuggah

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