Top Ten Worst Metallica Songs

The Top Ten

1 We Did It Again

This ain't a Metallica song, it's just made by stupid rappers without talent! - Peppapigsucks

Why Frantic?
Why My World?
Why To Live Is To Die?
Why Phantom Lord?
In the name of god, who made this bad list, he is mentally sick!

Songs like Phantom Lord, Frantic, To Live is To die, master of puppets, and the day that never comes do not deserve to be on this list. Those are all good songs and should not even be close to the worst Metallica songs - Frantic713

This Song Is Absolutely Awful, there's Nothing Good About It!, It all Sucks!, the Beat Is So Rushed And Horrible, Honestly This One Of The Worst Songs I've Ever Listened To Along With Watch Me, Anaconda, And Juju On That Beat, Negative 50/5 - VideoGamefan5

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2 Brandenburg Gate

Lulu is just bad in general

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Great song. Shouldn't be on here.

Worst song in lulu... and I agree with the 98% of the comments here, why the hell are so many songs in this list?

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3 Frustration

Oh for gods sakes Lulu is not a Metallica album, it's more of a collaborative side project album done with Lou Reed. It basically stands alone, yes it's a bit of a history point in Metallica's career but it's still not Metallica. - Gamer231

This shouldn't be on here because it's a Lou reed album not a Metallica album. - Sabbath

Great song. Shouldn't be on here.

I hope Lulu and St Anger never happen again

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4 My World

Why is this on here? This is one of my favorites on St. Anger! - awesomedp900

Lars' drums gave me a headache in this song, so therefore I hate this song! This should be higher than 17. Why are there some awesome songs on the top 10 when THIS SONG ain't?! Come on! Please vote for this one.

I have not heard this song, when I asked my friends about this song, they said it sucked. After that, I decided to hear it; I made a mistake hearing this song so therefore my vote goes to you... My World!

Bad song to listen to! There's nothing interesting about this song. It doesn't go anywhere. Please vote!

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5 Cheat On Me

Great song. Shouldn't be on here.

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6 Mama Said

WTF, why is king nothing on this list,

To Live Is To Die is one of the most complicated songs meaningwise. It's all about Cliff's death, and the stages of depression and agony Metallica went through. Most people don't know it, but the different tempos in the song all mark a different stage of depression. The bass is also part of Cliff's unused bass practicing. The lyrics is Cliff's favorite poem. If more people knew what it was about, it wouldn't even be on the list.

I love every single Metallica song I just like Mama said the least and the worst. And still why Is To Live Is To Die on this list it's about cliff's death. Why Metallica last and final song on this list Rebel Of Babylon what is wrong with you

Why is To Live is to Die on this list? It's the last song Cliff wrote and is easily one of his best...
I don't hate any Metallica songs, Mama said is the one I like the least.

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7 All Within My Hands

I just don't like how repetitive this song is and the "kill kill kill" ending. This song could have been shortened down to about 5 minutes but it just drones on and on for about 9 minutes.

I like St. Anger. I can't stand this song, though.

Absolutely disgusting 9 minute long song

Its not that bad Invisible Kid is the worst off St. Anger - christangrant

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8 Purify

This song starts off with such a great riff and the chugging riff afterwards is cool too, but then it moves to the 6/4 riff with the vocals which gets me confused and then this chorus which is so horribly written and performed it gives me a headache.. and to think that this song came from the same band that wrote One and Battery.

One of the few awful Metallica songs

Worst song on St. Anger

By far the biggest heaping pile of crap that Metallica has ever put out. This lowered the bar for metal and cannot be outdone in attempts to suck.

Could not have said it better myself. I though that even Metallica would have enough decency to recognize that this song is to horrible for release. - surgeonsanic

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9 St. Anger

Are you kidding! This is a great song! So underrated!

The downfall of lars Ulrich as a drummer. How does he go from the really technically complex stuff from and Justice For All to this. It sounds like he is just banging on all pots and pans in his kitchen. Is Kirk even playing here? This is just trash. I do respect the fact that they took all their anger out on this album and that they learned not to omit solos in Death Magnetic.

I still prefer the re-recording of this. that version kicks ass. it's not the best song but hey you still listen to the edit on YouTube.

I can't believe there are people out there who are brainless enough to defend this atrocious song!

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10 The View

Lou reed sounds like he is suffering from chronic diahhrea in this song with his absolutely horrendous vocals and some from hetfield that make no sense at all "I AM THE TABLE"

I am the table. Legendary. - lilrocketman

This is unbearably bad - LegitGames12

Close between this and Brandenburg Gate. WORST Metallica SONG EVER, and probably the worst song of all time. Makes Justin Bieber look like a LEGEND!

Oh and by the way, This also contains the Stupidest lyrics in any song I can think of. "I am the Progress!?! " "I AM THE TABLET!?! " This is just a complete Failure.

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The Contenders

11 Mistress Dread

Great Song! Shouldn't be on here!

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12 Frantic

This is one song that does not deserve to be on this list, same with phantom lord, disposable heroes, master of puppets, and the day that never comes, those r all good songs, this song and st anger r the only good songs on the st anger album but that's it

Just a horrible song, and before any of you say this shouldn't be on here, you are dead wrong. This isn't even the worst song in this album. It's actually one of the best, and still horrible. The lyrics are just stupid, with off-key vocals, and Frantic tick tick tock!?! If that is not all, you have to hear Trash Can drums and horrible guitars. This is also in my opinion the WORST Metallica album opener excluding "Lulu", and I'm guessing the purpose for this song was to warn you about whats coming up, and after this, I don't even bother listening to St. Anger.

God, this is just torture to my ears, Frantic tic tic tic tic tic (ugh! ), can't stand it, it is a dishonor to albums like "master of puppets" and "... and justice for all", but it is still better than many things (like bieber) you see out there XD

First off STFU. This is probaly one of the most hardcore songs off this album, you all should be ashamed of yourselfs!

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13 Slither

This song makes no sense. Worst song Metallica has put out on their 10 main albums. - lilrocketman

Mama Said? It's an awesome country song!
Frantic? Pure aggression!
Slither? The worst song by Metallica

Why the hell are there some good songs in the Top 10 worst, when this crappy song isn't?! Most of the songs in the top 10 shouldn't even be on there while this one should. And how is Mama Said the worst song on here?! It's a beautiful song.

I hate this song! In my opinion, I think this is easily one of Metallica's worst songs. Why is Master Of Puppets on this list?! Master Of Puppets is one of the best. Please vote for Slither as one of the worst!

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14 Junior Dad

This song seems like it will never decide to end and it has no reason at all to be 19 minutes long...

A 19 minute snorefest

Still The Best That Came Out Of The Snoozefest CD, 2.5/5 - VideoGamefan5

"Say hello to junior dad, the greatest disappointment."

Yeah I agree, this album is the greatest disappointment.

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15 Little Dog

What the hell is this? - Userguy44

There are acoustic guitars, but the "singing", really drunk sounding spoken word, and lyrics ruined it, who wants to hear an old man say, and I quote, bend over and sniff

The only guitars in this song is a string buzz, and amp feedback, all static. The spoken word, is lame, and the lyrics are atrocious

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18 Invisible Kid

How is this not number 1?

The drums. Ugh! - Userguy44

By far the worst Metallica song (not counting Lulu)

Not too bad, there are worse songs on St. Anger, but this one still isn't great. - IronSabbathPriest

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19 Ronnie

Ronnie is one of the worst Metallica songs ever in my opinion! It should be in the top 5 at least! Most of the songs on here shouldn't even be on here at all! There are more good songs than bad songs on this list. Vote.

My list of my 5 least favorite Metallica songs (not including Garage Inc. or Lulu):
1) Ronnie
2) Slither
3) Invisible Kid
4) Purify
5) Cure

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20 Temptation

This should totally be number one. When songs don't make albums, they typically aren't all that bad, like the songs on "Beyond Magnetic" weren't terrible, but this song didn't make ST. ANGER. If that there doesn't say enough, how about the fact that it is less than 2 minutes, but even in that short of an amount of time you still would chose a gun to your head over this song. It's quite impressive that a song this short still has the strong impact that it does to drive you to suicide over hearing it again.

Most people haven't heard of this song because it didn't make it onto the Saint Anger album, and is only heard on the soundtrack of their movie, but it is terrible.

Worst Metallica song ever, even worse than THE VIEW (Which he says that he is a Tablet). Didn't even make it to St. Anger. Worse than Purify and All Within my Hands.

I think the only reason this isn't at the top of this list is because people don't know about it. Here's the story: it's a reject from St. Anger. Yup. The album that brought you "Purify", "All Within My Hands", and "Invisible Kid". A demo of this song is on Youtube. I wouldn't listen to it if I were you.

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22 For Whom the Bell Tolls (The Irony of It All)

Oh my god this RUINED one of their best songs - christangrant

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23 Cure

A very boring song that sounds unfinished. Like they started with a bad song idea and the got halfway done and decide this is going to suck anyway so lets just call it a day.

Awesome riff and solo! Song is too long though

I don't hate many Metallica songs, but this one isn't good at all.

It is not as good as the others. Still a great song, but...
It kinda bores me after a while listening to it. And how are some really great songs are on this list?! Come on! Please vote.

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24 Hero of the Day

Whoever put this on here can go kill themselves! This is in the top 4 BEST for me! Such a beautiful song! - ItsLeAshton

Why in the hell are some actually good songs in the Top 10 worst, when this isn't!?!?! This song isn't even bad, but it's the worst one on here, I thought. And why is no leaf clover third!?!? I LOVE THAT SONG.

Shouldn't be on here.

One of The best songs by Metallica.

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25 Sweet Amber

I hate that trashcan snare! - Userguy44

Hurts my Ears, Sickens my stomach

One of the better songs on St. Anger

Without the awful drums would fit in in any other newer album. The only good song on st anger.

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26 Better Than You

Shouldn't be on here.

I'm gonna say this because this one is way too overrepetive.

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27 I Disappear

Shouldn't be on here.

This just sounds horrible

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28 Free Speech for the Dumb

This cover is an absolute joke... Easily the worst on this list, along with the entire Lulu album.

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29 2 x 4

Shouldn't be on here.

Sorry for the 2 X 4 lovers, but this song just sucks. And what is To Live is to Die doing here!?!? And mama said or even Phantom Lord, what is this. And Get The day that never comes off this list, it's great. What

I like every Metallica song, but I find this one boring.

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30 Some Kind of Monster

I like this song's short version but this is so long and annoying!

Bad song. This song kinda annoyed me. There's nothing so special about this song. Please vote!

This song did not even want me to listen to the other songs on the album. Uck

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31 The Struggle Within

Are you serious? This song isn't that bad.

The Black Album, Kill Em All, Load, Reload, for God's sake Master of Puppets and Ride the Lightning.. Why are songs off of these albums there. You want a top 10 list of the worst Metallica songs just pick 10 off of Lulu and there you have it. Maybe throw in a couple St. Anger in there, even though that album was decent.. Lulu was... God almighty it was HORRIBLE.

Shouldn't be on here.

Why on Earth is this here? - LostDream258

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32 King Nothing

Changing your musical style to stay relevant does NOT make you a 'sell-out'. Their music was just as meaningful. And 'Death Magnetic' came outta nowhere and made a last stand for the genre of thrash metal.

You guys obviously have no clue about music this is a great song and if you disagree well your a loser

Shouldn't be on here.

this is a sell out song and a disgrace and how the heck is phamtom lord, to live is to die, and I of the beholder who ever put these clasic songs on this list is a poser little kid

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34 Fight Fire with Fire

I'd put this in their top 10 best songs - BronzeWolf96

Are you kidding me? Other than Battery, this might be the best opening song on a Metallica album. Good grief.

What? 34th place? this song is awesome - TuxIsAPerson

This one is one of the best Metallica songs!

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35 No Leaf Clover

This is a good song. Are you crazy? The symphony goes really well with it. I don't understand why people don't like it. Sure The Ectasy of Gold was the best part of S and M, but still this is a great song in my opinion

Metallica with symphony is the worst. First thought. Second one, why the f is master of puppets on here at all? Anyone who knows anything about Metallica knows that that is one of their best songs EVER. The comment on their ways that he hates Master of Puppets but loves no leaf clover. WTF?!?!? He isn't a Metallica fan. Just gtfo. - Dragonbacon522

This is a fairly awesome song and its bs that its on the list.

Shouldn't be on here.

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36 Prince Charming

This song is really underrated. its not great but it's better than everything in st anger and lulu

This one is just laughably bad.

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37 Low Man's Lyric

Shouldn't be on here.

I thougth this song was really cool. Its a lot better than frantic

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38 Fixxxer

Shouldn't be on here.

Should be on here

What ALMOST EVERY GOOD SONG IS HERE I UNDERSTAND WE DID IT AGAIN BUT THIS SONG IS BADASS WHO PUT THIS HERE

Worst song that is not on St. Anger

Here are my top 10 worst Metallica Songs
1. Temptation
2. The View
3. Fixxxer
4. Purify
5. Frustration
6. Lords of Summer
7. All Within my hands
8. My Apocalypse
9. Suicide & Redemption
10. The Judas Kiss

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39 So What

So what is a bad song because Metallica their not supposed to be saying the f word and also the s word and also a word and also the h word and also the w word and also the d word

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40 Poor Twisted Me

I actually like this song. It's one of my favorite songs off of Load. Hugely underrated.

Shouldn't be on here.

The only Metallica song which I don't like

... A song that is pretty good but I can see why most people don't like it. I think the whole Lulu album should be on this list. All the songs on that album suck major ass!

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41 Motorbreath

Why the hell is there even a list for this

This is a great song why is it here

Oh come on, ya just gotta love Motorbreath! You gotta! YOU REALLY HAVE TA!

Another awesome song that shouldn't be on the list. - IronSabbathPriest

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42 The Day that Never Comes

One of my favorite Metallica songs. in my humble opinion, those last three minutes was epic. How could it even be on here? I don't understand, but looking at some of the other songs in here, I guess the trend just happened to include this song.

Shouldn't be on here.

James new voice scared me when I first listened to it

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43 The Unnamed Feeling

Still a bad song, even though it was one of the better tracks on St. Anger.

My least favourite Metallica song of all time.

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44 Attitude

This song is so cheesy. The lyrics in this song are really bad and this is sort of a rip-off of Better Than You from the same album. This is the worst Metallica song if we don't include St. Anger, or Garage Inc. , or Lulu...

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45 The Memory Remains

I like this song. It really shoudln't be on this list. Am I right?

Shouldn't be on here.

This song is a heap of garbage

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46 My Friend of Misery

My favorite song from the Black Album - lilrocketman

This is an awesome song! Whoever made tis list has to rethink and make it again. Phantom lord, my world, master of puppets, my friend of misery, struggle within... What?

Shouldn't be on here.

This is just a shame from Metallica and I hope they make new GOOD songs at least.

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47 The Unforgiven II

This shouldn't be on this list at all. Load and Reload are both amazing albums, with amazing songs. Think, Reload has this, The Memory Remains, and Fuel. But I do think the other albums are better than these.

This is actually a good song. I liked it when I heard it for the first time. Says enough. - Userguy44

This list contains more good songs than bad songs. After listening to albums like Master Of Puppets and Ride The Lightning, listening to the songs of load and reload was like really upsetting. This was the first song I heard off these albums and I still remember how heartbreaking it was to see Metallica do a mediocre work that can only be compared to Green Day or Linkin Park. Thank God all this is history and they and their latest album had some decent songs( Not refering to Lulu).

Shouldn't be on here.

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48 Where the Wild Things Are

Every Metallica's song is great but I really hate that. In half of song they sound like drunk. PS. WHY THERE IS MY FRIEND OF MISERY, MASTER OF PUPPETS, SHORTEST STRAW AND THE UNFORGIVEN 2? Are you joking?

I don't understand! There's more good songs than bad on this list. Most of the songs shouldn't be on here! This should be in the top 3! In my opinion, this is one of THE WORST Metallica songs. - johnpaularguelles

Shouldn't be on here.

One of the worst Metallica songs ever! How is it not in the top 10? - johnpaularguelles

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49 Dirty Window

'Every time I listen to this song I get a migraine' - Mahatma Gandhi

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50 Eye of the Beholder

This album could've done without this song. - SoulOfBlack15

The whole album rocks but this one is amazing. Amazing chorus and vocals - lilrocketman

This song is the only bad song off the album, the other 8 are classics. It is my favorite metallica album! Even better as an overall album than master of puppets. but my two favorite metallica songs are off master of puppets ironically. Master of puppets and welcome home sanitarium are my favorite Metallica songs. But they are the only ones I like off the album. Orion is just in the middle for me.

Can I ask who put this on the list? I'm coming for you.

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