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

Anyone who doesn't feel like headbanging to this song... Has some serious problems

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2 Master of Puppets - Metallica

I can't hold my head to headbang

Best headbanging song ever


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

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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.

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4 Scourge of Iron - Cannibal Corpse

An awesome song to headbang to and absolutely brutal live. This song In my personal opinion should be at least number 2.When I first heard this song I just couldn't help but headbang to this. If there is one song you gotta hear live. It should be "Scourge of Iron".My favorite band has always been Cannibal Corpse and they have many songs great songs to headbang to, But this one is surely number 1!

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5 Whiplash - Metallica

Even thinking about this song makes me headbanging already. - Userguy44

"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

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6 Drifts - After the Burial UListen to Sample
7 Halo - Machine Head UListen to Sample
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.

It’s impossible not to headband when the main riff starts

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.

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9 Walk - Pantera

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

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

Besy head banging song ever! This song should be number 1#

Has a steady yet somewhat heavy riff - walkingstone

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10 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.

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The Contenders

11 Eyeless - Slipknot UListen to Sample
12 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"

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13 Backbone - Gojira


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14 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

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15 Peace Sells - Megadeth

I headbang to every second of it.

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

The opening bass riff is something to headbang to

I'm listening to it now!

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16 Bleed - Meshuggah

Headbang like hell to this. - Userguy44

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

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17 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

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18 One - Metallica

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

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

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20 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!

Great intro, Great Lyrics, Great Band, Great rhythm to break your neck to. - M3ta1G3ar501id

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21 Through Struggle - As I Lay Dying UListen to Sample
22 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine UListen to Sample
23 Blind - Korn UListen to Sample
24 Seek & Destroy - Metallica

One of the best Metallica song

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25 Energize Me - After Forever

Floor Jansen. 'enough said.

Floor Jansen... that is all.

Floor Jansen... And nothing else.

Floor Jansen. Yeeahh...

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26 Second Heartbeat - Avenged Sevenfold

An epic song, mosh or safety-headbang allowed

Prepare for insanity!

I love Avenged Sevenfold foREVer

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27 Domination - Pantera

In my humble opinion this should top the chart enough said


Better than all metallica discography this list is drink drank drunk

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

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28 Rein raus - Rammstein

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

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29 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

Simple, but awesome

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

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30 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

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

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

After the guitar solo its real headbanging - rocknrolldude

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31 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!

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32 Psychosocial - Slipknot

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

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

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.

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34 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!

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35 Devil and the Deep Dark Ocean - Nightwish UListen to Sample
36 Blacken the Cursed Sun - Lamb of God UListen to Sample
37 Dragula - Rob Zombie

Amazing song one of my favorites

Yep this one

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38 Pareidolia - Elena Siegman
39 Bad Guys Wear Black - Primal Fear UListen to Sample
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?

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41 Painkiller - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
42 Scream Bloody Gore - Death

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

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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

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46 Spit - Kittie

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

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47 Paradise City - Guns N' Roses

De pana banana

Once The Riff Comes In You Have A Sudden Urge To Bang Your Head
Awesome Song! - rocker1796

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48 For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica

The riff before the verse... EPIC

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50 Burn It to the Ground - Nickelback

The most brutal song I have ever listen to

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