Top Ten Songs That Are Better Than the Artists Signature Song

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The Top Ten

1 Heart Shaped Box > Smells Like Teen Spirit

I could name 15 Nirvana songs better than Smells Like Teen Spirit. - IronSabbathPriest

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2 Seasons In the Abyss > Raining Blood - Slayer

I agree with this list. - EpicJake

3 Slither > Sweet Child O Mine - Slash

Don't judge me on this one - gemcloben

I am sure I put this at 1? - gemcloben

4 Belly of the Beast > Indians - Anthrax

Surely, Madhouse is Anthrax's signature song. - IronSabbathPriest

5 Innuendo > Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

The Show Must Go On is my favourite. - IronSabbathPriest

I would say killer queen

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6 Black Dog > Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Completely agree with this. Black Dog puts Stairway to Heaven to shame. - PositronWildhawk

Even Achiles last stand or Kashmir or Whole lota love ( spelling ) for that matter - Toucan

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7 Ziggy Stardust > Space Oddity - David Bowie

"Changes", "Life on Mars? ", and "Starman" put them both to shame.

Have you heard Bauhaus's version of "Ziggy Stardust", gemcloben? - PetSounds

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8 Hallowed Be Thy Name > Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden

Most people, especially non-metal fans, associate Iron Maiden with either Run To The Hills or The Number Of The Beast, so Run To The Hills is Maiden's signature song for the broader audience.
Run To The Hills is somewhat radio-friendly and catchier.
Die hard Maiden fans are familiar with their better songs and Hallowed Be Thy Name is Maiden's signature song for the die hard fans only. - Metal_Treasure

9 Overkill > Ace of Spades - Motorhead
10 Fade to Black > Master of Puppets - Metallica

No way. I hate how popular fade to black is. - gemcloben

Seek & Destroy is my favourite. But Master of Puppets is a close second. - IronSabbathPriest

The Contenders

11 Perfect Strangers > Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

Deep Purple is the most extreme case on this list - there are at least 5 songs obviously better than Smoke On the Water. But the intro riff to Smoke On the Water is really amazing. - Metal_Treasure

12 November Rain > Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses

Better lyrics, better instrumentation, better vocals, better video. - BobG

13 One > Master of Puppets - Metallica

One Destroys Master Of Puppets - FettiMC

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14 My Immortal > Bring Me to Life - Evanescence

Is my Immortal not their signature song? - Songsta41

Equal! While Going Under's the best! - Fan_of_Good_Music

15 Boulevard of Broken Dreams > American Idiot - Green Day
16 Smooth Criminal > Billie Jean - Micheal Jackson
17 Master of Puppets > Enter Sandman - Metallica
18 Born to Run > Dancing in the Dark - Bruce Springsteen
19 Highway Star > Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
20 When the Levee Breaks > Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Levee is a much better song but hard to do live. - BobG

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1. Some Might Say > Wonderwall - Oasis
2. Black Dog > Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
3. I Remember > Strobe - Deadmau5
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1. Hallowed Be Thy Name > Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
2. Master of Puppets > Enter Sandman - Metallica
3. Boulevard of Broken Dreams > American Idiot - Green Day
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1. Seasons In the Abyss > Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Slither > Sweet Child O Mine - Slash
3. Heart Shaped Box > Smells Like Teen Spirit
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