Best System of a Down SongsOut of all of their amazing songs, which one is the most meaningful and deep and fun to listen to?
The Top Ten
Even though the first two verses are exactly the same, the band delivers awesome instrumentals and make the song catchy enough, to a point where it doesn't even matter. Vote for Suicide (aka Chop Suey! ).
I didn't want to vote for this song because it's the easy choice, but it's the only choice to me. This song truly got me in to this band and have really loved their music ever since.
This... Is just awesome! Don't understand the naming of the song, and the lyrics say nothing about Chinese food, but other than that, the lyrics are awesome!
Such a good song about suicide, without going for the soft heartfelt approach to it. Fun fact: Listen to the beginning with your volume all the way up, Serj says "We're Rolling Suicide."V 120 Comments
Every single one of their songs is great but this one just has a little bit more of that greatness.
The chorus is just incredible. Makes me dance involuntarily. I often have to stop myself dancing in public.
BRING YOUR OWN BEER...
BAKE YOUR OWN BREAD...
SYSTEM IS COMING BACK IN 2011,
WAY TO GO FOR THESE GUYS!
You require OUR protection... love that line... why?... we may never know...V 65 Comments
Great song... Suggestions and streamline never get love.. But this one says SOAD in my mind
Best song by System of a Down, no quetions asked - theTwister
A masterpiece a true representative of Rock. There is a lot of work in this piece. It makes the hair of my skin react.
Most awesome drumming beat I have ever heard EVER! Not to mention the song's brilliant melody and amazing, haunting vocals. This is by far their best song and is one of my favourite songs of all time.V 95 Comments
Awesome song. The best part is the sitar played by daron in the last few minutes. This song has been an inspiration for me. This is surely one of my favourite songs by System of a Down. Serj tankian and daron malakian rocks! 1
This is by far my favorite song by system of a down. I don't understand what they are going for in this song though. My favorite pieces of this song are the lead guitar parts, by Daron Malakian, and the drums, courtesy of John Dalmayan.
probly one of my top favs - 7beach77
I feel like it should be top 3V 33 Comments
So amazing the best song ever written
It starts out mysteriously and ends awesomely
everything in the middle is nothing but stunning genius
this song is not in the right place until it is number 1
No, no, no. This song has to be number 1. It's not as well known as Toxicity or Chop Suey but it's probably even better. A thoroughly enjoyable song in every way conceivable.
I can't find a better adjective than "EPIC" for this song! The best part is the ending... It seems as if the song's gonna get over peacefully BUT... As it is a trademark of System of a Down they blast out in the end...
This is the greatest example ever of eccentric time signatures being somehow made to workV 27 Comments
THE KUMBUCHU MUSHROOM PEOPLE SITTING AROUND ALL DAYYYYYY! Perfect song to scream when your angry - ozlacs
It was 2nd once, where it deserved to be, how have people forgotten about this awesome song?
Sugar isn't in the Top 5?! What?! I'm so surprised, Chop Suey! Is nothing compared to Sugar, in my opinion. It's my favourite track of all, and you can't help but sing along to it. Definitely deserves to be in at least the Top 3!
OK, I don't have a favorite System of a Down song - they're just too awesome!
But I voted for this one because it is underrated in my opinion, in comparison to Chop Suey! for example (don't get me wrong I love that one too).
Dark, crazy, funny - typicall System of a Down! m/
This song is SO bloody addicting!
AMAZING STUFF. They make simple music but music which rocks! You guys rock! M/
A musical and lyrical masterpiece with some deep message in it.
Nice intro and powerful verses are creating are stressing the atmosphere of this wonderful rock song.
This is the most mesmerizing song of System of a Down ( at least I believe so). The tune, music and style is simply breathtaking. I wonder how these people can create such fantastic songs. I believe that it should be the second beat song after Chops Suey, which is also marvelous.
So people, Enjoy the song and try to place it in the second position.
This song "hypnotized" me. (Sorry for bad pun) This song is just so catchy and it's meaning really got me hard. Definitely one of my favorites.V 27 Comments
The bass riff and Serj's vocals are so ominous and haunting, that this is one of their masterpieces. The guitar solo is also very good. - NorwegianWood
This is Soad's best song and it is amazing. It starts of soft with a powerful bassline. It eventually reaches an epic climax that is so powerful and just cannot love.
Spiders is a great SoaD song and the bass riff is just amazing - NorwegianWood
Nothing against Chop Suey and Toxicity, but this song stands up with the best of theirs. ChillingV 28 Comments
This song almost made me cry, and has some of the best lyrics and vocals, should definitely be int top ten songs
One of the Best System of a Down songs! M/ The perfect choice to make someone a System Of A Down Fan! The Music, the vocals... Its just so Damn FLAWLESS! M/
This is seriously under rated!
its should in top 10 at least.
lyrics are great!
one of the best songs I have ever heard!
This song is on album Mesmerize not Hypnotize - DisturbedpotatoV 34 Comments
Cool song! Such a lonely day and its mine. Awesome vocals from daron malakian and shavo odadjian
What a wonderful song. It has a tune that just sticks in your head, one which you don't mind humming all day long. And with lyrics which make sense, that people can relate too without being too technical. Ah, best song by 'System of a Down' by far.
This is one of the best songs I've listened to! A song tat bring me chills in a lonely day! This gets into the list of songs tat redefined my world
Very nostalgic.V 25 Comments
Such beautiful instrumentation combined with Serj's haunting vocals... VOTE FOR THIS ONE DANG IT!
you cannot vote other song before listening to this one first. its epic, it defines soad
This song is awesome. A lot of stuff from hypnotize/mexmerize and toxicity should have been in there. Deer dance, prison song, Shimmy, Science, Needles, Forest, and ATWA should totally be here, in addition to Tentative, U-Fig, Dreaming, Attack, RadioVideo, Revenga, Cigaro, etc. Boom, Spiders, Streamline, and IEAIaIO would also be cool. And Soil should be #2, after this awesome combination of Middle East tonality, haunting vocals, amazing lyrics, grooving bass, insane drumming, great guitar, and an overall awesome buildup of true music.
It is the first song I ever listen for the first time and realized that I already love it.V 33 Comments
Easily their best song. Daron's voice, lyrics, and guitar work are incredible. This song has so much emotion in it.
For me, it's between this song and Hypnotize. This was the first song I heard from them, and I've only listened to this song from them for a long time till months afterwards I checked out more of their songs. It's ironic how I loved this band from this song in particular because it is the calmest or one of the few calm songs they have recorded, without knowing these guys almost always do angrier songs like BYOB and Bounce. Now I have literally all of their recorded songs in my iTunes and System of a Down is my go-to rock music band, all the time! Even after listening to all of their songs or maybe 98% of them, this one, along with Hypnotize which I heard eight months afterwards, is still my favorite song of System of a Down, all rock, and arguably one of my favorite songs out of all genres.
Such a good and emotional song. Daron's vocals are excellent but for me it's Ser's backing vocals that make the song as good as it is. Plus Pewdiepie used it as the outro for his videos
Greatest song from the greatest Band ever - ESerra30600V 17 Comments
I love how this is song is still the hard rock and uniqueness that System of a Down is known for, but 's also soft rock, too. This song is a perfect combination of hard rock and soft rock in the same song.
This song is kinda like Chop Suey! But I still think it's great
I am a huge System of a Down fan and forest is by far the best song of all the albums
It's great. Builds up.V 12 Comments
This song is amazing.. IT DESERVES TO BE IN THE TOP TEN! UPVOTE THIS. The beginning is the shiz! Definitely one of my favorites.
One of the heaviest songs of the heavy metal. It's amazing, even heavier than byob.
This song has the second most powerful lyrics of S.O.A.D. only losing to P.L.U.C.K. (Do you want something more powerful than to speak about genocide? ) The way that Serj sings is amazing, he mixed rap and heavy metal.
The only song I know of using silence as an instrument. Simply a masterpiece.V 17 Comments
How can you find yourself not singing I-E-A-I-A-I-O every day after listening to this song? I find myself singing this song right before anything epics about to happen
This needs to be listed way higher! This song is yet another popularity boost that System of a Down had. It is way better than some of the other ones before it!
This song definitely deserves to be in the top ten... To me it's better than Chop Suey and BYOB. Amazing song meaning, and if you listen to it once you're hooked. For me, my favorite part is the chorus, easy to understand, and it just plain sounds nice.
Idealization, illegalization, liberalization, and internalization.V 7 Comments
I know that isn't the best soad's music, but I vote in deer dance because I like
This song is just amazing, I love it! It has an awesome rhythm and serj's vocals just make it flawless! But still, its not their best...
You can't stay bored on this song, it puts you in such a mood.. a DANCING mood! The beat and rhythm and amazing, should probably be in top 10
Best song on the album but my personal favorite System of a Down song is radio/videoV 5 Comments
great power of the music that can really touch one's hearth! Truely one of the best songs of SOAD
It's so emotional. It truly makes me cry. Just listen to it.
I can sing along with this song all day, and not be bored. One of their best!
GreatV 22 Comments
Pure harmony to my ears, cleaning, driving everything, just makes my hands do the beat until the beautiful chorus arrives, summing up, opening your senses, touching... The whole song is like "you run, run, run, do things - now take a look how far and where you've gone... Then you want someone to kick you out of your mind because you hate these thoughts, you can't deny... "
This song feels like a music battle. Combine Serj's powerful vocals with Daron's much softer singing, and this song is one that will stick in your head for a long time. It does get a little repetitive, but it's performed so well, you won't even notice it. Not to mention, it has quite possibly the best instrumentals in a song by System of a Down. I'd be disappointed if this didn't get top 10, but I'm not counting on it. It's just not popular enough. - Meko750
This is easily the most underrated System of a Down song. It has energetic verses with great harmonies in the chorus and bridge. It is actually my personal favorite song by them.
When I first listened to this song, it was ok. I listened to it later on. I was mindblown at how amazing this song is! I seriously think this song should've been released as a single. Great song, shouldn't be this low!V 9 Comments
Should be in the top 3 definitely... It's one of the most original songs of the system... I'm never tired listening to it. Awesome.
Great song. I love to just scream out this song when I'm alone in my room, or just in a bad mood that day. This song makes me feel great, and alive. This song and Radio/Video along with Chop Suey are quite amazing. System Of A Down rocks! New listeners should start with albums Hypnotize and Mezmerize.
This one is the best in the mesmerize album after B.Y.O. B and Radio/Video, I love it very-very much
This is an original, my personal favourite! , not well knownV 13 Comments
The live solo.. Purely epic
The solo just automatically puts this song in the top 10 list no matter what, watch the live performance of this solo by Daron.. And he does it while dancing around as well.
It's just an epic song with an epic album version, an epic live performance and an epic guitarist..
Love you Daron
this song is so awesome and the bass is incredible... soad better get back together like they promised! - Okami
This deserves to be in the top ten especially if you consider the live performance of it when daron does a sweet solo while dancing round the stage
Best of the band for sure. The final section is epic and amazingly wonderful, featuring one of the best guitar solos of all time. Period.V 9 Comments
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