Best Traditional Heavy Metal Songs of the 1980s

The Top Ten

Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Cover Art

I like this list and the songs selected by the author - a pretty diverse collection by different bands. - Metal_Treasure

Rainbow In the Dark - Dio Rainbow In the Dark - Dio Cover Art
Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Breaking the Law - Judas Priest Cover Art
The Oath - Mercyful Fate The Oath - Mercyful Fate Cover Art
Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath Cover Art
Queen of the Reich - Queensr├┐che Queen of the Reich - Queensr├┐che Cover Art
Balls to the Wall - Accept Balls to the Wall - Accept Cover Art
Kings of Metal - Manowar Kings of Metal - Manowar Cover Art
747 (Strangers In the Night) - Saxon 747 (Strangers In the Night) - Saxon Cover Art
Am I Evil - Diamond Head Am I Evil - Diamond Head Cover Art

The Contenders

Holy Diver - Dio Holy Diver - Dio Cover Art
The Trooper - Iron Maiden The Trooper - Iron Maiden Cover Art
Children of the Damned - Iron Maiden Children of the Damned - Iron Maiden Cover Art

Underrated song. The solos of this song is quite good. Especially the tapping part. Very catchy. - zxm

The Last in Line - Dio The Last in Line - Dio Cover Art
The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Cover Art
Metal Heart - Accept Metal Heart - Accept Cover Art
Restless and Wild - Accept Restless and Wild - Accept Cover Art
The Sign of the Southern Cross - Black Sabbath The Sign of the Southern Cross - Black Sabbath Cover Art
The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath The Mob Rules - Black Sabbath Cover Art
Aiming High - Accept Aiming High - Accept Cover Art
The Evil that Men Do - Iron Maiden The Evil that Men Do - Iron Maiden Cover Art
2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden 2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden Cover Art
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