Top Ten Classic Metallica Songs

Metallica at its best. 80s Metallica will always be better. Songs like Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matters.

The Top Ten

1 Master of Puppets

Now it is number 1..!
And yes master of puppets = Metallica!
One of the best songs ever to be made

I can't believe it's number 6!
It's their number 1 song, it's so classic and heck great!
Come on - this list is weird... :-O
I mean, MASTER OF PUPPETS = METALLICA!

AWESOME! If not first then second. Orion is amazing too

This is the most classic Metallica song.

At a sidenote, look at the description.
"80s Metallica will always be better. Songs like Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matters." Last time I checked Sandman and NEM were from '91. - vr46

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2 One

This should definitely be in their top three. Come on people. VOTE. It is inspired by the movie/book johnny had a gun. Amazing and easy to play intro. Deep lyrics and classic Metallica solo. This song has it all. Definitely the most balanced Metallica song I have ever heard.

This, and a handful of others, the unforgiven II and sanitarium to name a few, are the best Metallica songs, and some of the best songs, ever. EVER.
The lyrics, the calm beginning, the kick ass ending, Metallica had done it yet again.

You guys know that this is ranked number 2 on Top 10 Metallica Songs? This deserves higher, and so does Fade To Black. But Battery is still awesome.

...And Justice for all is obviously the best MetallicA album and this song has amazing lyrics and awesome ballads solos and plain raw metal

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3 For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ernest Hemingway would be proud

Awesome song. Heavy and deep, it throws you in a heavy, dense and tense atmosphere. It is one of my all time metallica favorites.

The song that opened me to Metallica's finest songs! Anyone who said black album songs should be in the top 3 are idiots... Ride the Lightning and Master of Puppets will always be the best albums of Metallica and For Whom The Bell Tolls will always be in the top 3 of Metallica's songs

So slow and boring. The lyrics are stupid. Garbage.!

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4 Fade to Black

To me, Fade to Black is second to none. No other song comes close to it. It has the best intro, the best riffs, and the best solo. You get a feeling a immortality and power when listening to this song.

MY FAVOURITE GUITAR SOLO OF ALL TIME. Above Comfortably numb, stairway, november rain. Nothing beats the ending solo

Just all around great. Everybody took everything and put into this one great masterpiece. - FONZIEjacket61

The ending solo is the best of kirks and the riff, it is the most beautiful of Metallicas songs

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5 Orion

Their best instrumental song. RIP Cliff Burton.

Cliff Burton ended his music carrier with the most fantastic instrumental ever with him nailing the bass solos. at least you did not take yourself away from thrash metal roots and not replace it with modern hard rock like the rest of Metallica in the 90s ( But they are finding that way back with Death Magentic)
RIP CLIFF BURTON

It is definitely the best song I've ever listened to: the riff is the greatest you can find in Metallica's songs, and Cliff solos are simply gorgeous! MoP and One are not the only songs which represent Metallica: Orion is the best.

Definitely the best Metallica song RIP Cliff

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6 Nothing Else Matters

The best song by Metallica Can't believe its not there even in the top ten...

Are you serious? This is the best Metallica song... After about 70 Metallica songs. I don't get why it is so popular. Favorite song of the posers I think... Welcome Home (Sanitarium) is as just as soft and way better than this crap.

I would like to listen to this song when till my last breath...

This song is hilarious.

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7 Enter Sandman

Only a Metallica virgin would pick this. Do you even know their best songs?

Really? I love this song! I get deep with this song dudes!

Even people who hate Metallica love it!

Whenever I see the video, I have to shout the BOOM! what James sings in the video

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8 ...And Justice for All

Very underrated one of their greatest songs. A lot of people should listen to it. To the people that haven't listened to it. It's tells you why Metallica is one of the greatest bands ever. It's heavy has a awesome intro. An epic guitar riff an awesome solo. It then has a slow guitar riff that has to be one of the greatest and then ends in the most epic way this song deserves to be at least 3 or 4

Oh come one, Master is really overrated! Ok, it is a great song, one of the best, I know, but come on, there are other fantastic songs! This one has everything you want! Please, don't vote One and Master only because they great, because in this way you aren't a true fan!

One of best on...And Justice

Not underrated as songs like To Live Is To Die, but it's not loved by fans like more known songs, like Master, One, Fade and Seek. But the style of this song kicks ***, and I love too much it.

9 Creeping Death

Awesome song with and Awesome guitar solo and the lyrics make me shout with joy. The beauty of it is that it is so simple, I have only been playing guitar for about 6 months and I can already play most of it.

The description said 80s, but then talked about two of the biggest hits from the black album... My Faith in humanity is slowly fading day by day -_-

It was the first Metallica song I have first heard. It simply made me to love Metallica further...

They play this awesome live

10 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)

Something about this song really just amazes me. It's put together perfectly and is, by far, one of my favorite Metallica songs. - metalhead79

best lyrics metallica has and one of the best lyrics ever! just read them and think about them for a bit and you'll see it's incredible!

The description said classic 80s songs like enter sandman and nothing else matters -_-

The Contenders

11 The Four Horsemen

Metallica's nickname and one of their best songs

Why is it the best song off of kill em all isn't even in the top 10? Not one but two great solos in this song

This is the definition if 'classic' Metallica - gemcloben

12 Battery

very fast and also I like the guitar lick and loved the solo - Micho75

Just like very fast part of Kirk. BUT IT MUST BE FIRST!
- loboto

Battery is powerhouse of energy, so is the song! - TheMasterofLife

Woah woah woah!

13 The Call of Ktulu

I think that this is one of the best Metallica's songs, and I suppose it should be in the first 10 positions.
Why? Because, despite it is an instrumental song, it can give lots of sensations, and it's like the Lovercraft's novels (the song is inspirated to them).

14 Dyers Eve

Metallica's heaviest song and one of their best. The drumming and guitar solo are the stars of this song

Their fastest song, with insane drumming

My favourite Metallica song ever. amazing drumming, amazing guitars, awesome singing. Metallica at its best

15 Blackened

The solo in Blackened (the fast one) is my fav piece of music ever, the main riff is my fav riff and the chorus is one of my 5 or so favorites, overall, my all-time fav song.

The Fire Scream, The Lyrics, The riff, this is by far the best song of metallica ever made also with fade to black and for whom the bell tolls

How can this masterpiece be here? There's the energy, in this song!

16 Ride the Lightning

Very underrated song! Maybe people should give it a listen cause they obviously can't remember how great this song is.

This is one of the best heavy metal songs of all time. Very heavy, amazing vocals, nice bass and one of the most underrated legendary guitar solos I have ever listened to.

Best Metallica song... Nothing more to say

Very good song intro riff and solo are spot on

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17 Seek & Destroy

This should be at least top 10!

Why is this down so low!

The song is about killing people could it get any better!?

Rememeber when Iggy did Search and Destroy? Metallica are crap.

18 Sad but True
19 To Live is to Die

One of my favorites from Metallica off of the And Justice for All album

Very powerful and dark song - Silverstone95

20 The Frayed Ends of Sanity

So heavy, one of the best of the "and justice"

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