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100 Greatest Hard Rock/Metal Songs

These are my favourite Metal songs. Chronological. Not the essential 100 Hard Rock/Metal rrrsongs. Only my personal favourites.
1Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath


Black Sabbath. Need to say anything?
2Led Zeppelin
Led Zeppelin III


Immigrant song. What a beat...completely ahead of its time
3Deep Purple
Machine Head


Highway Star. Amazing song that influenced thousands of bands (Priest, Maiden,...) Excellent performances from Blackmore and John Lord.
4Judas Priest
Unleashed in the East


The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown). Great cover. The ending theme is amazing.
5Judas Priest
British Steel


Breaking The Law. Classic guitar riff...classic chorus...classic song
6Ozzy Osbourne
Blizzard of Ozz


Mr. Crowley. Amazing solo from Mr. Randy Rhoads (RIP)
7Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden


Phantom Of The Opera. Wanna know NWOBHM? Extreme influential to all metal bands in the 80?s.
8Black Sabbath
Mob Rules


The Mob Rules. Very cool song with a very nice solo from Mr. Tommy Iommi
9Iron Maiden
Live After Death


Hallowed Be Thy Name. I prefer the LAD version. Quite simple the best Metal song ever made.
10Scorpions
Blackout


No One Like You. Classic song from the German legends
11Accept
Restless and Wild


Fast as a Shark. Probably the first speed metal song ever recorded on vinyl.
12Iron Maiden
Piece Of Mind


The Trooper. Masterpiece...Heavy Metal masterpiece....
13Iron Maiden
Piece Of Mind


Flight Of Icarus. Very cool and catchy
14Dio
Holy Diver


Probably the most classic Dio song. Memorable.
15Dio
Holy Diver


Don?t Talk To Strangers. Great riff from Vivian Campbell (or Jake E Lee...who knows...)
16Ozzy Osbourne
Bark At The Moon


Bark At The Moon. My favourite Ozzy song. Amazing ending theme by Jake E Lee
17Ozzy Osbourne
Bark At The Moon


Waiting for Darkness. Extreme underrated song. One of my favourites.
18Slayer
Show No Mercy


Black Magic. Wanna know the beginning of Thrash? This riff influenced thousands of extreme bands
19Accept
Balls To The Wall


Love Child. My favourite song from Accept. This guitar riff is how all metal should sound!
20Iron Maiden
Live After Death


Aces High. Once again I prefer the LAD version. What a F**** song!!! One of Heavy Metal?s finest moments
21Iron Maiden
Live After Death


2 Minutes to Midnight - LAD version. The perfect song to hear just after Aces High. Great riff from Adrian Smith.
22Iron Maiden
Live After Death


Rime of the Ancient Mariner - LAD version. Epic song from Mr. Steve Harris
23Iron Maiden
Live After Death


Powerslave - LAD Version. The solo section is excellent
24Metallica
Ride The Lightning


Fight Fire with Fire. One of their fastest songs!
25Metallica
Ride The Lightning


For Whom the Bell Tolls. Classic riff from Mr. Cliff Burton (RIP)
26Metallica
Ride The Lightning


Creeping Death. My Favourite Metallica song. Speed Metal Classic!
27Dio
The Last in Line


Another classic song from Mr. Ronnie James Dio (RIP)
28Judas Priest
Defenders Of The Faith


Some Heads Are Gonna Roll. Another great cover from Judas Priest.
29Scorpions
Love at First Sting


Coming Home. My favourite Scorpions song. Amazing ending theme from Matthias Jabs
30Scorpions
Love at First Sting


Still Loving You. The best rock ballad ever made.
31W.A.S.P.
W.A.S.P.


I Wanna Be Somebody. Blackie finest moment
32Yngwie Malmsteen
Rising Force


Far Beyond the Sun. Amazing and extreme influential performance
33Van Halen
1984


Jump. Their biggest hit with an incredible solo from Eddie.
34Anthrax
Spreading the Disease


Gung-Ho. Probably their fastest song! MOSHHH!!!!!
35Helloween
Walls of Jericho


Ride The Sky. Their fastest song. Speed Metal Classic!!
36Dio
Sacred Heart


Hungry For Heaven. My favourite Dio song
37Dio
Sacred Heart


Rock?n?Roll Children. Classic song and video.
38Gary Moore
Run For Cover


Out In The Fields. Good to hear Gary and Phil Lynott together (RIP). Epic solo!
39Metallica
Master Of Puppets


Battery. Speed F***** Metal
40Metallica
Master Of Puppets


Master of Puppets. Memorable guitar riff. Memorable song.
41Metallica
Master Of Puppets


Orion. Probably my favourite instrumental song. Excellent solo from Cliff Burton (RIP)
42Iron Maiden
Somewhere In Time


Caught Somewhere in Time. Somehow underrated this song is one of my Maiden favourites.
43Iron Maiden
Somewhere In Time


Wasted Years. I never get tired of this song. Amazing solo from Adrian Smith
44 Megadeth
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?


Peace Sells. Probably the most memorable bass intro in Thrash. Absolute Classic.
45 Megadeth
Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?


My Last Words. Quite simple...The best Speed Metal song ever made
46Slayer
Reign In Blood


Angel Of Death. Need to say anything? The best Thrash Metal song ever made
47Slayer
Reign In Blood


Raining Blood. This intro....
48Ozzy Osbourne
The Ultimate Sin


Shot In The Dark. Yep I know..Sounds like a thousand mid 80?s songs...but I just love it!
49Metal Church
The Dark


Watch The Children Pray. Definitely their best song (with Badlands)
50 M.A.R.S.
Project Driver


Stand Up And Fight. I?m probably the only one in Sputnik who knows this. A very cool song from a underrated record. Amazing solo from Tony Macalpine
51Europe
The Final Countdown


The Final Countdown. Yepp not Metal...I know I know..Who F*** cares. Amazing song.
52Bon Jovi
Slippery When Wet


Livin?On A Prayer. Desmond Child?s best song
53Cinderella
Night Songs


Save Me. If all Glam sounded like this I probably would moved to LA
54Judas Priest
Priest...Live!


Out in The Cold Live version. One of my Priest favourites. Epic intro!
55Def Leppard
Hysteria


Animal. Very cool song. Hard Rock baby!!
56Def Leppard
Hysteria


Love Bites. The second best rock ballad ever made
57Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 1


A Little Time. Kiske?s best song and one of my pumpkin favourites!
58Whitesnake
1987


Still of The Night. Easily Coverdale?s best song
59Pretty Maids
Future World


Future World. Very cool song from a relatively unknown Danish Band
60Anthrax
Among The Living


Caught In A Mosh. Bermudas&Moshhhh!!
61Testament
The Legacy


Over The Wall. Classic Bay Area track with an amazing solo from Skolnick
62Dio
Dream Evil


Sunset Superman. A personal favourite. Excellent song
63Sanctuary
Refuge Denied


Die For My Sins. This song could have been a metal hit. Amazing performance from Warrel Dane
64U.D.O.
Animal House


Animal House. Excellent title track from an extreme underrated record
65U.D.O.
Animal House


Black Widow. My favourite UDO song. Very cool solo
66Gary Moore
Wild Frontier


Over The Hills And Far Away. My favourite song from Mr. Gary Moore (RIP)
67TNT
Tell No Tales


Tell No Tales. Speed Metal???? TELL NOOOO TAAALESS
68Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 2


Dr. Stein. How to combine humour and good music
69Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 2


March Of Time. My favourite pumpkin song!
70Helloween
Keeper of the Seven Keys Pt. 2


I Want Out. An absolute classic song. Amazing performance by Michael Kiske
71Iron Maiden
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son


Evil That Men Do. What a song....Brilliant work. Up The Irons!!!
72Metallica
...And Justice for All


Blackened. Prog Thrash finest moment
73Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime


I Don?t Believe In Love. Excellent track Excellent chorus
74Queensryche
Operation: Mindcrime


Eyes of a Stranger Definitely their best song. Amazing songwriting from Chris DeGarmo
75Slayer
South Of Heaven


Behind the Crooked Cross. This is how this guys make a pop song
76Megadeth
So Far, So Good... So What!


Mary Jane. My grandfather bought me this EP. Very personal song
77Megadeth
So Far, So Good... So What!


In My Darkest Hour. Need to say anything? Memorable lyrics
78Running Wild
Ready For Boarding


Purgatory. Wanna know what?s Heavy Metal?
79Coroner
Punishment for Decadence


Masked Jackal. Definitely one of the best Thrash songs ever made
80Running Wild
Port Royal


Conquistadors. One of Rolf?s best songs. Absolute classic!
81Overkill
Under The Influence


Hello From the Gutter. Definitely their best song. THRASHH!!
82Saxon
Destiny


Ride Like the Wind. Very cool cover and excellent solo
83Manowar
Kings Of Metal


Blood Of The Kings. In my opinion their best song. Epic as F*****
84Ozzy Osbourne
No Rest For The Wicked


Breakin? All The Rules. This riff....
85Judas Priest
Ram It Down


Ram It Down. Extreme underrated. Amazing song...Amazing solos!!!
86Judas Priest
Ram It Down


Hard as Iron. Another underrated Priest track. To listen LOUDDD
87Judas Priest
Ram It Down


Blood Red Skies. No comments....this song is almost perfect
88Judas Priest
Ram It Down


I?m a Rocker. Very cool mainstream kinda song
89Paradox
Heresy


Heresy. Excellent song from another underrated album
90Xentrix
Shattered Existence


No compromise. Wanna break something? BRITISH F*****THRASHHH!!!!
91Helstar
Nosferatu


Baptized in Blood. Those solos....Those soloss.....
92Judas Priest
Painkiller


Painkiller. This song is stronger than 90% Thrash, Death or Black Metal
93Queensryche
Empire


Empire. Excellent track. Amazing chorus
94Megadeth
Rust In Peace


Holy Wars...The Punishment Due. Quite simple....Masterpiece
95Megadeth
Rust In Peace


Hangar 18. This song has a very cool start and a even better ending. Great solos from Dave and Marty
96Megadeth
Rust In Peace


Tornado of Souls. With a more mainstream look and feel this song is definitely one of their best. In my opinion this is Marty?s best solo
97Alice Cooper
Hey Stoopid


Dangerous Tonight. Relatively unknown, this is one of my favourite Alice Cooper songs. Very cool solo
98W.A.S.P.
The Crimson Idol


Arena Of Pleasure. Definitely Blackie?s best record. All tracks are great, but this song is definitely my favourite
99Savatage
Edge of Thorns


Edge of Thorns. The title track is amazing. Great performance from Zachary Stevens
100 Pretty Maids
Sin-Decade


Sin-Decade. Another underrated, unknown but excellent song from Pretty Maids
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