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100 Greatest Metal Songs
(Versions 1 & 2)

Criteria: - Songs were ranked for their impact/influence, musical quality, and lyrical quality, within the world of metal.

Newly added names are in Red



The List From 10-4-05 to 06-17-2011
Best Thrash Metal Songs
Best Metal Albums
Best Metal Guitarists
Best Metal Guitar Riffs


  1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
  2. War Pigs - Black Sabbath
  3. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
  4. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
  5. Master of Puppets - Metallica
  6. Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
  7. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
  8. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
  9. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
10. N.I.B. - Black Sabbath
11. You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
12. Stargazer - Rainbow
13. Angel of Death - Slayer
14. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
15. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
16. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
17. One - Metallica
18. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
19. Raining Blood - Slayer
20. Fade to Black - Metallica
21. Am I Evil? - Diamond Head
22. Painkiller - Judas Priest
23. Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth
24. Running With the Devil - Van Halen
25. Cemetary Gates - Pantera
26. Seek and Destroy - Metallica
27. Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath
28. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
29. Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
30. 2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden
31. Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
32. Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
33. Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
34. Holy Diver - Dio
35. Aces High - Iron Maiden
36. Peace Sells - Megadeth
37. The Hellion/Electric Eye - Judas Priest
38. Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
39. Hangar 18 - Megadeth
40. Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax
41. Take Hold of the Flame - Queensryche
42. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
43. Souls of Black - Testament
44. Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
45. Hell Bent For Leather - Judas Priest
46. Powerslave - Iron Maiden
47. Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
48. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
49. Creeping Death - Metallica
50. Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche
51. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
52. Rock and Roll All Night - KISS
53. War Ensemble - Slayer
54. Revolution Calling - Queensryche
55. Into The Void - Black Sabbath
56. Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
57. Detroit Rock City - KISS
58. Panama - Van Halen
59. Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
60. The Four Hoursemen - Metallica
61. Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
62. Fairies Wear Boots - Black Sabbath
63. Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
64. Rock You Like A Hurricane - Scorpions
65. Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath
66. Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
67. Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
68. Enter Sandman - Metallica
69. Halloween - Helloween
70. Flying High Again - Ozzy Osbourne
71. Indians - Anthrax
72. Battery - Metallica
73. Living After Midnight - Judas Priest
74. I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister
75. Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden
76. Welcome Home - Metallica
77. The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
78. Five Minutes Alone - Pantera
79. Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
80. Ivory Gates of Dreams - Fates Warning
81. Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween
82. Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath
83. We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
84. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
85. Witching Hour - Venom
86. Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue
87. Wicked World - Black Sabbath
88. At War With Satan - Venom
89. Wasted Years - Iron Maiden
90. We Are Stars - Hear 'N' Aid
91. Fast as a Shark - Accept
92. The Last in Line - Dio
93. I Am A Viking - Yngwie J. Malmsteen's Rising Force
94. Blood of My Enemy - Manowar
95. Warriors of the World United - Manowar
96. Kill the King - Rainbow
97. Metal Health - Quiet Riot
98. Black Out - Scorpions
99. A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest
100. Metropolis Part I - Dream Theater


The List From 9-1-05 to 10-4-05
  1. Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden
  2. War Pigs - Black Sabbath
  3. Beyond the Realms of Death - Judas Priest
  4. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
  5. Master of Puppets - Metallica
  6. Victim of Changes - Judas Priest
  7. The Trooper - Iron Maiden
  8. Ace of Spades - Motorhead
  9. The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden
10. N.I.B. - Black Sabbath
11. You've Got Another Thing Coming - Judas Priest
12. Stargazer - Rainbow
13. Angel of Death - Slayer
14. Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
15. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
16. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
17. Rime of the Ancient Mariner - Iron Maiden
18. One - Metallica
19. Raining Blood - Slayer
20. Fade to Black - Metallica
21. Am I Evil? - Diamond Head
22. Painkiller - Judas Priest
23. Running With the Devil - Van Halen
24. Holy Wars... Punishment Due - Megadeth
25. Cemetary Gates - Pantera
26. Seek and Destroy - Metallica
27. Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses
28. Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
29. 2 Minutes to Midnight - Iron Maiden
30. Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne
31. Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
32. Breaking the Law - Judas Priest
33. Holy Diver - Dio
34. Peace Sells - Megadeth
35. Symptom of the Universe - Black Sabbath
36. The Hellion/Electric Eye - Judas Priest
37. Hangar 18 - Megadeth
38. Caught in a Mosh - Anthrax
39. Queen of the Reich - Queensryche
40. For Whom the Bell Tolls - Metallica
41. Aces High - Iron Maiden
42. Souls of Black - Testament
43. Cowboys From Hell - Pantera
44. Hell Bent For Leather - Judas Priest
45. Powerslave - Iron Maiden
46. Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth
47. Sweet Leaf - Black Sabbath
48. Creeping Death - Metallica
49. Revolution Calling - Queensryche
50. Heaven and Hell - Black Sabbath
51. War Ensemble - Slayer
52. Eyes of a Stranger - Queensryche
53. Into The Void - Black Sabbath
54. Tornado of Souls - Megadeth
55. Panama - Van Halen
56. Fairies Wear Boots - Black Sabbath
57. Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden
58. Diary of a Madman - Ozzy Osbourne
59. The Four Hoursemen - Metallica
60. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
61. Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
62. Rock of Ages - Def Leppard
63. Enter Sandman - Metallica
64. Flying High Again - Ozzy Osbourne
65. Battery - Metallica
66. I Wanna Rock -- Twisted Sister
67. The Divine Wings of Tragedy - Symphony X
68. Five Minutes Alone - Pantera
69. Detroit Rock City - KISS
70. Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
71. Rainbow in the Dark - Dio
72. Electric Funeral - Black Sabbath
73. Witching Hour - Venom
74. Shout at the Devil - Motley Crue
75. Welcome Home - Metallica
76. At War With the Devil - Venom
77. Wasted Years - Iron Maiden
78. Wicked World - Black Sabbath
79. Jesus Christ Pose - Soundgarden
80. We're Not Gonna Take It - Twisted Sister
81. The Last in Line - Dio
82. Schools Out - Alice Cooper
83. Metal Health - Quiet Riot
84. Wake Up Dead - Megadeth
85. Halloween - Helloween
86. Killed By Death - Motorhead
87. Metropolis Part I - Dream Theater
88. Kill the King - Rainbow
89. Balls to the Wall - Accept
90. A Touch of Evil - Judas Priest
91. Pull the Plug - Death
92. I'm Broken - Pantera
93. Revelation (Mother Earth) - Ozzy Osbourne
94. Mouth For War - Pantera
95. Dante's Inferno - Iced Earth
96. Devil's Island - Megadeth
97. Souls of Black - Venom
98. Wild Child - W.A.S.P.
99. Warriors of the World - Manowar
100. The Hunter - Dokken


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stated criteria, and revised considering the competent suggestions of visitors to this website only.

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