Top Ten Songs That Are Better Than the Artists Signature Song
The Top Ten
I could name 15 Nirvana songs better than Smells Like Teen Spirit. - IronSabbathPriest
I seriously agree,heart shapped box is better - Toucan
I'm not a die hard fan but I know that Hallowed be Thy Name is their signature song. The Trooper may be overall the most famous though. - JoLeKosovo
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
I agree with this list. - EpicJake
Don't judge me on this one - gemcloben
I am sure I put this at 1? - gemcloben
One Destroys Master Of Puppets - FettiMC
I prefer Master by a bit. - IronSabbathPriest
I would say "Somebody to love", which was also Freddie's most favourite song secretly.
The Show Must Go On is my favourite. - IronSabbathPriest
I would say killer queen
Don't Stop Me Now > We Are the Champions > Radio Ga Ga > Innuendo > Bohemian Rhapsody > Big Bottomed Girls > We Are The Champions. - Puga
Surely, Madhouse is Anthrax's signature song. - IronSabbathPriest
"Changes", "Life on Mars? ", and "Starman" put them both to shame.
Have you heard Bauhaus's version of "Ziggy Stardust", gemcloben? - PetSounds
Neither of these are as good as Life on Mars to me. - PositronWildhawk
Or The Man Who Sold the World - Songsta41
Life on Mars is a little overrated. - gemcloben
Is my Immortal not their signature song? - Songsta41
Equal! While Going Under's the best! - Fan_of_Good_Music
But Child in Time is more appreciated than both of these by fans. - JoLeKosovo
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
Completely agree with this. Black Dog puts Stairway to Heaven to shame. - PositronWildhawk
Kashmir better than both
Even Achiles last stand or Kashmir or Whole lota love ( spelling ) for that matter - Toucan
Heaven and Hell - better riff, better vox, better lyrics; overall - more complex song. - Metal_Treasure
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
Basket Case is better than both those songs combined - Gruunge
Better lyrics, better instrumentation, better vocals, better video. - BobG
Mirror Mirror and The Bard's Song are their signature songs. The Bard's Song is a great acoustic ballad but there's not much 'metal' in it so I don't count it.
However, Blind Guardian have at least 20 songs better than Mirror Mirror. I've chosen Thorn because it's from the same album and people didn't notice this song. 'Into The Storm', 'Time Stands Still', 'Nightfall' and 'The Curse Of Feanor' from the same album are also better. And many songs from other albums.
I guess Mirror Mirror became most popular because it's somewhat playful, not very heavy and complex, and more people can easily relate to it. - Metal_Treasure
Yep. Both are great but come on, Born to Run is a masterpiece!
Levee is a much better song but hard to do live. - BobG
I can name like 20 songs by Oasis that are much better than Wonderwall - Quart
Mouth for War is better guys. Even the riff is better. - Metal_Treasure
Did pos add this? - gemcloben
"Gudbuy T'Jane" and "Come on Feel the Noise" are also better. - PetSounds