Top Ten Songs That Would Have Been Better if They Were Instrumentals

It doesn't mean I hate the vocals in the songs or the singers voices in general, except some few exceptions. I just think the songs would have sounded better as instrumental songs.

The Top Ten Songs That Would Have Been Better if They Were Instrumentals

1 Stimulated - Tyga
2 Bohemian Rhapsody - Lil Meerkat

Nah, Lil Meerkat’s voice is great, even better than the music in the song. - Userguy44

3 Wake Up Dead - Megadeth

I love Megadeth, and I do think Mustaine's vocals can be necessary at times to add an effect in his songs, but for the most part he isn't a great vocalist. Still a legendary guitar player though. - yungstirjoey666

Agree with the comment of Dave Mustaine being a poor vocalist so it makes sense to have some Megadeth songs on here especially from Dystopia where the lyrics I have seen heavily criticized as well.

I don't know anything about this song. It looks like trash.I do know about the song sucker

4 Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger - Iron Maiden

I like several songs from the Blaze Bayley era (and it's not like Bruce's vocals were stellar on No Prayer for the Dying either), but his vocals are clearly the weakest part of any song from that time. - truckturner

Interesting, I actually think the repetition here is effective because it alters a bit and introduces us to one of the band's best solos, whereas in The Angel and the Gambler, there is no reason for it. - Alkadikce

I don't think it needs a different vocalist just needs a less repetitive chorus - christangrant

This is a random comment no one said anything about it be better with Bruce singing it, the comments are all about the chorus - germshep24

5 Repent - Yngwie Malmsteen

I don't think Yngwie is a really bad singer but he's not that good either (especially compared to the vocalists he's hired) but his vocals do not dimish his talent guitar playing talent at all. - christangrant

6 Shredded Humans - Cannibal Corpse

InB4 some adds more CC songs just because "the vocals are AWFUL" even though their supposed to sound like that - christangrant

7 The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - Iron Maiden

I start to think we two have the absolute opposite taste in Iron Maiden. This is my 14th favorite and the vocals are part of the reason why it is there. If I had to pick an Iron Maiden song for this list, it would be The Duellists. The chorus is pretty weak and the other vocal parts don't add to the song either. I guess it can't be an instrumental because the album already has one. - Alkadikce

8 Amsterdam - Van Halen

Is that child porn on the cover - Not_A_Weeaboo

9 Living Wreck - Deep Purple
10 Angel from the Coast - Thin Lizzy

The Contenders

11 Whiplash - Metallica

James’ voice isn’t that bad here. - Userguy44

12 Bleed - Meshuggah

Is this a death metal song? - Userguy44

13 Mechanix - Megadeth

Listen the sample if you wanna know why 😂 - Userguy44

14 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

I love Chris Barnes' vocals on this album and Butchered At Birth (especially, Meat Hook Sodomy). - Black_Abbath

Don't know why all the hate on Barnes, we don't need to throw all his songs on here - germshep24

15 Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

No. Richard Ashcroft's vocals are what gives the song an indie feel - Joeljohns249

16 Kim - Eminem

I am litterally listening to that righ t now lol

No. Eminem's screamed horror-core styled rapping is what triggers the strong emotions expressed in the song even further - Joeljohns249

17 Requiem - Bathory
18 In My Mind - Dynoro

Oh yeah, the high pitched vocals are annoyingly repetitive while the beat is pretty good. This should have an instrumental version. - Userguy44

This should have instruments good but needs something more

19 7 Years - Lukas Graham
20 Bada Boom - Cash Cash
21 Barbie Girl - Aqua

Nah...if you already hate this song, it would sound even more horrible with a overly repetitive nursery rhyme-like instrumental - Joeljohns249

22 Wonderwall - Oasis

The vocals just drown my mind out. - Userguy44

23 Holy Wars... the Punishment Due - Megadeth

Disagree sure the intro is epic, put the first verse of this song is just as epic, the rest of the lyrics don't hold up to that first verse though - germshep24

24 No Way Out - Phil Collins

In the climax of Disney's Brother Bear, Kenai has to confess to Koda that he killed his mother. It would be an emotionally powerful scene...if it weren't for the fact that this song plays over the scene and MUTES THEIR DIALOGUE! Quoting the Nostalgia Critic: "F--- you, Phil Collins! F--- you! Or f--- the person who put the song here or f--- the person who had the idea of putting a song here or write a song about...F--- SOMEBODY! This is the worst placement for a song ever! Guys, why couldn't you just go with the musical score here?" - UnderratedEpisodeAdvocate

25 Grave New World - Discharge
26 Bonded by Blood - Exodus
27 I C** Blood - Cannibal Corpse

Why do people like Mr Burp's voice? It's so pathetic that it makes Chris Brown look like James hetfield!

28 Looking Down the Cross - Megadeth
29 The Invisible Guests - King Diamond
30 Rap Devil - Machine Gun Kelly

Or a shorten version with just the chorus would suffice, because that chorus is pretty darn catchy - germshep24

Without the rapped vocals, it would sound like a generic trap beat & who would want to listen to that? - Joeljohns249

31 Baby - Justin Bieber

No pop songs should be on this list, taking away generic vocals and leaving the generic tune want make a pop song better it would just make it completely worthless - germshep24

-germshep24 - aww you hate pop songs...well guess what anyone can like whatever genre they want too. They can listen to Pop and Metal.
-Whiny girly vocals? his voice hadn't broke.

If it was instrumental it wouldn’t have his whiny girly vocals. It would be a better song.

If it didn't have the vocals no one would listen to the song, it is just a generic tune, it is his voice that gets the target audience to listen to it - germshep24

32 The View - Lou Reed & Metallica


33 A Spanish Piece - Pink Floyd

Why are all the other submissions metal songs? let's get some non metal in here. - ListerBlister

34 Big Fat Money - Van Halen
35 Hangar 18 - Megadeth
36 Amerika (English Version) - Rammstein

I prefer the guitar solo in this than the album version.

37 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica

The vocals aren't bad at all, but I think it sounds better as an instrumental than singing - TheDarkOne_221b

38 Estranged - Guns N' Roses
39 The Oath - Mercyful Fate

The sample is the intro though.

40 The One - Elena Siegman
41 Greed - Toxik

The singer and the instrumentalists are basically both doing their own thing without giving a pumpkin about what the other does. The result is Steve Grimmett showing up at a karaoke and singing 1980s pop hits when he should sing Voivod songs. - Alkadikce

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