Top Ten Greatest War Songs


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21 War Ensemble - Slayer

Definitely should be a little higher. This song talks about how politicians se war as a kind of game, sort of like "Masters of War" by Bob Dylan, but the lyrics "Sport the war! War support! The sport is war, total war, where victory's really massacre/survival..." really do protest the brutality of warfare in general and how we don't seem to care about soldiers dying in battle.

22 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth V 1 Comment
23 Aces High - Iron Maiden
24 Paschendale - Iron Maiden
25 In the Army Now - Status Quo

One of the most underrated songs of all time!

26 Child In Time - Deep Purple
27 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

This is a great song, and formidable in my family as the Crowner of the Most Epic Guitar Hero Player! So great, yet so impossible to play... ;-(

28 Glory to the Brave - Hammerfall
29 Gears of War - Megadeth
30 21 Guns - Green Day

No is the Best, but is a great song

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31 Indestructible - Disturbed

This song deserves to at least be in the top 10 Evan the top 5. Such a shame people don't recognize great music!

Best war song

This song should be at the top of the list, and it wasn't even on it period! What a shame. "i'm an indestructable master of WAR! " come on it doesn't get any better than this...

32 Eyes of the Insane - Slayer
33 Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival V 2 Comments
34 The Mercenary - Iron Maiden


35 Paint It Black - Rolling Stones
36 The Day that Never Comes - Metallica

Awesome, I think it's actually better than One. This song took me by shock when I first heard it. If this was on... And Justice and One was on Death Magnetic I reckon they would swap places on the list.

One my my favourite metallica songs from the awesome album Death Magnetic, The video for this is just pure epic!, if you havnt heard it YOU SHOULD! - dragon13304

37 Last Man Standing - Hammerfall
38 Soldier Side - System of a Down

This is one of the only songs that clearly depicts the sadness of war. This song puts me on the verge of tears. - Potato1029

Young men standing on top of their own graves
Wondering when Jesus comes
Are they gonna be saved?


Welcome to the soldier side
Where theirs no one here but me


They were crying when their sons left
God is wearing black
He's gone so far to find our hope
He's never coming back
They were crying when their sons left
All young men must go!
They've gone so far to find the truth they're never coming home!

Are my favorite lyrics nk this song it's so tear shedding

39 Big Business - Sidney Duane Helmer

Delta swamp blues plus a little electronics...?

Go out and buy this song and think about being a grunt.
THEN think about War Profiteers.

40 Goodnight Saigon - Billy Joel

On the music video the background singers for the chorus are Vietnam vets. Very emotional.

If you know about the Vietnam War, then this song might make you cry.

Great song... And its pretty straaight forward eather than using symbologg

We came in spastic
Like tameless horses.
We left in plastic
As numbered corpses.

34? Are you kidding? Number one.

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