Top Ten Songs To Headbang To

Just a list for all the most brutal songs to get whiplash to.

The Top Ten

1 Raining Blood - Slayer

The first time I heard this song, I was just listening to the creepy rain effects, and then the awesome riff, and then I all of a sudden just started to violently headbang!

Seriously my FAVOURITE song to headbang to.
Adrenaline rush

Never listen to this song in class or people will give you weird looks for unknowing throwing your books around the room during the tremolo riff

Played this song while I was buzzed.
Ended up with a major headache and whiplash after 5 minutes.
Definitely seeing slayer play this year.

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2 Master of Puppets - Metallica

I love three days grace but this is a total headbang song - seether62

Has To Be Number 1 - rocker1796

James hetfield, the master of "Riffs".


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3 Black Label - Lamb of God

I don't know what this song is doing on 10. It should be 1. Not only does it make you headbang but it starts pits and walls of death and that's like the highest peak in a metal concert.

If you like heavy metal and goin to concerts. I highly urge you to go see Lamb of God. - M3ta1G3ar501id

Probably the most brutal one from lamb of God... It should be in at least top three

This should be number 1.

4 Scourge of Iron - Cannibal Corpse
5 Whiplash - Metallica

"Adrenaline starts to flow
You're thrashing all around
Acting like a maniac
Whiplash! "

That's what headbanging feels like

This song is about headbanging! LONG LIVE METALLICA. but how is Raining blood not in top top? - gibsonrock53

Hi pumping, hi action hi banging awesome song

This needs to be above Master of Puppets.

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6 Drifts - After the Burial
7 Halo - Machine Head
8 Chop Suey! - System of a Down

"Wake up,
Grab a brush and put a little (makeup),
Grab a brush and put a little,
Hide the scars to fade away the (shakeup)
Hide the scars to fade away the,
Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?
Here you go create another fable"

One of the best modern metal bands and one of the best metal songs ever. Lets be serious whether or not you heard of this song or band before ull definitely feel a whiplash on your neck after listening to this. Plus the guitar riff in the beginning is one of the best ever -- a work of art. What the song is about, probably something political like all their other songs but who cares about that. Song hardcore stuff any rocker will and probably does love.

this song is always a club favourite!, back down Hip Hop.. its mosh time!

This song is amazing, but honestly, for me, Deer Dance is more headbanging than this song.

When angels deserve to die...
Post that phrase it's impossible not to headbang, that part really is the best headbanging material I have come across.

9 It Never Ends - Bring Me the Horizon

I loved Bring Me The Horizon and never another Band, Amazing!

Very good song to listen to

I totally agree. While I do think other songs from this album are better "headbanged" to, this one's great too, and one of my favorites from this album. The lyrics are also amazing.

10 Walk - Pantera

The Groove in this track makes this a joy to headbang to

Has a steady yet somewhat heavy riff - walkingstone

The grooves man!

RE. SPECT. WALK! What did you say?!

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The Newcomers

? Davidian - Machine Head
? Flying Whales - Gojira

The Contenders

11 Eyeless - Slipknot
12 Backbone - Gojira


13 In Waves - Trivium

Proper screaming. Makes you want to jump

Amazing Song, makes me want to jumb and headbang, good job guys

Last notes of 'Capsizing the Sea' fade, then... iin waaves"

14 Bleed - Meshuggah

Grows on you. Blew my mind when I first realized the riffs and rhythms that were subtly being played. true drummers music

15 Peace Sells - Megadeth

The opening bass riff is something to headbang to

I'm listening to it now!

Good song but would defintiley say wake up dead should be on here

16 Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

While the vocals are awful the instrumental is a death metal masterpiece so that's why I only listen to the instrumental version of this song - christangrant

17 Lack of Comprehension - Death
18 Prison Song - System of a Down

This song caused me to have a sore neck the next day after a System of a Down gig Needles by System of a Down is another good song to headbang to.

This song is not the best but it is one of the best and it is the sickest song I've ever heard. - moose4life19

life is simple! if you like it then say you like it! and I love this song very much!


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19 The Pursuit of Vikings - Amon Amarth

Best viking song in the world. Enough said.

This is what I call a headbangers dream song. It has god the
ability to draw you into the music and make you feel like a viking yourself. It should be #1 for sure

20 Seek & Destroy - Metallica

One of the best Metallica song

21 One - Metallica

That breakdown is imposible to not headbang to. I always start a moshpit in my house whenever I listen to it. Everybody does.

Hold my breath as I wish for death,
Oh please, God, help me.

22 Through Struggle - As I Lay Dying
23 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine
24 Energize Me - After Forever

Floor Jansen. 'enough said.

Floor Jansen... that is all.

Floor Jansen... And nothing else.

Floor Jansen. Yeeahh...

25 Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold

An epic song, mosh or safety-headbang allowed

Prepare for insanity!

I love Avenged Sevenfold foREVer

26 Blind - Korn
27 Rein raus - Rammstein

Rammstein is german and one of the best metal bands out there. I highly suggest getting into them. - M3ta1G3ar501id

28 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

Simple, but awesome

This is number 21 for real. what, coolest riff ever made, even though it's so easy

29 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Take a lesson from Wayne's World! - ObsessedwFreddie

They refer to this song as the Universal headbanging anthem for a reason haha

Even non-rock fans enjoys this classic

Wayne's World was a great movie. - AdamDestructorJr.

After the guitar solo its real headbanging - rocknrolldude

30 Domination - Pantera

It's a joke that it is down here. The headbang is real bro

Better than all metallica discography this list is drink drank drunk

Most headbangable thing ever

I am downright DISAPOINTED to see master of puppets on second. that was never even a headbanger to me. get pantera up there! I was originally gonna vote for scourge of iron by cannibal corpse, or killchain by bolt thrower, but didn't find those. so we went for the second best. RIP Dimebag!

31 Die Another Day - Madonna
32 Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue


You cannot EVER even begin to reach the ultimate levels of totally AWESOME that this song reaches. Get wasted with a bunch of strippers, start this song, then dial in max volume plus 5... and prepare to ROCK.

The first hair metal band that was badass and they sure as hell kicked ass - M3ta1G3ar501id

Killer song! Long live the Crue!

The best Mötley Crüe song ever next to Girls Girls Girls!

33 Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean - Nightwish
34 Psychosocial - Slipknot

This Song made me dropkick my T.V., then grab my guitar and smash everything until the neck broke, Then grab some gas and pour it all over my house and set it on fire. Then I ran to a cliff and threw myself off it.

I mean... Lets be serious.
come on dudes

Why is this so lowww? You know how headbanging this song is

35 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace

this is the best song eva! I headbang to this ALL the time... I wish I had it on CD but it is on my brother's video game so I just steal that and listen to that song! love ya Three Days Grace - eminems_718

Woah #7? What's up with this? Usually there's just the chorus to headbang to, but just the very first notes is head-bang worthy! 3DG!

36 Blacken the Cursed Sun - Lamb of God
37 Dragula - Rob Zombie

Yep this one

38 Pareidolia - Elena Siegman
39 Bad Guys Wear Black - Primal Fear
40 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

When cobain starts the screaming, its all over

I mean, just watch the music video. How can you not join in?


41 Painkiller - Judas Priest
42 Scream Bloody Gore - Death

Dumbasses don't know heavy metal until you listen to this raining blood is nonthing compared to this

43 Scream Aim Fire - Bullet for My Valentine
44 Paranoid - Black Sabbath

One of the songs that made the headbanging! Sorry but this should be second and raining blood as the first

45 Hell Bent for Leather - Judas Priest

should be no one many great songs arnt in the list holy wars, angel of death, bloodstone

The band that gave metal its look. Leather and studs. they are hardcore as hell - M3ta1G3ar501id

Judas Priest created the headbang. - gerg11

46 Spit - Kittie

Kittie is an all chick metal band and they kick ass. - M3ta1G3ar501id

47 By Myself - Linkin Park
48 Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit

Most headbanging song ever. Wow man, this is very incredible song!

Kick ass song...
Very aggressive and you pump it.
Best fight song.

49 As One - L'Arc-en-Ciel
50 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

The most brutal song I have ever listen to

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Top Remixes (9)

1. Scourge of Iron - Cannibal Corpse
2. Drifts - After the Burial
3. Halo - Machine Head
1. Kubrick - Pleymo
2. Break Stuff - Limp Bizkit
3. The Fight Song - Marilyn Manson
1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. Lack of Comprehension - Death
3. Hammer Smashed Face - Cannibal Corpse

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