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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.

No One Like You. Classic song from the German legends
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
Holy Diver

Probably the most classic Dio song. Memorable.
Holy Diver

Don?t Talk To Strangers. Great riff from Vivian Campbell (or Jake E Lee...who
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.
Show No Mercy

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

Love Child. My favourite song from Accept. This guitar riff is how all metal should
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
Ride The Lightning

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

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

Creeping Death. My Favourite Metallica song. Speed Metal Classic!
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.
Love at First Sting

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

Still Loving You. The best rock ballad ever made.

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

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

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

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

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

Hungry For Heaven. My favourite Dio song
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!
Master Of Puppets

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

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

Orion. Probably my favourite instrumental song. Excellent solo from Cliff Burton
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
Reign In Blood

Angel Of Death. Need to say anything? The best Thrash Metal song ever made
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
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
Night Songs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sunset Superman. A personal favourite. Excellent song
Refuge Denied

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

Animal House. Excellent title track from an extreme underrated record
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)
Tell No Tales

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

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

March Of Time. My favourite pumpkin song!
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!!!
...And Justice for All

Blackened. Prog Thrash finest moment
Operation: Mindcrime

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

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

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

Mary Jane. My grandfather bought me this EP. Very personal song
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?
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!
Under The Influence

Hello From the Gutter. Definitely their best song. THRASHH!!

Ride Like the Wind. Very cool cover and excellent solo
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

Heresy. Excellent song from another underrated album
Shattered Existence

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

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

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

Empire. Excellent track. Amazing chorus
Rust In Peace

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

Hangar 18. This song has a very cool start and a even better ending. Great solos
from Dave and Marty
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
The Crimson Idol

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

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

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