Top 100 Hard Rock And Heavy Metal Songs of All Time (Complete List)

Dear Hopelessly Lost Metal Nerd,

I would like to personally welcome you to the Gears of Rock’s Top 100 Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Songs of All Time Official Countdown.  I’d also like to extend a hearty congratulations to you for stumbling upon this life-altering/shattering experience.  You see, over the last 5 years I have spent quite a bit of time and minimal effort polling the little demonic beings living inside my fat hairy skull.  In the end, another imperfect list came to fruition.  Once again, we hope you despise it.

Insincerely Yours,

The Management

P.S. Remember, these rankings represent the greatest songs ever written, performed, and released by hard rock and heavy metal bands.  Please feel free to customarily projectile vomit blood and bile all over these rankings at your own leisure.  Without further ado, here is the complete countdown of the Top 100 Songs of All Time:

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#100 “Chop Suey” System of a Down – Toxicity (2001)

#99 “Smells Like Teen Spirit” Nirvana – Nevermind (1991)

#98 “Kiss Me Deadly” Lita Ford – Lita (1988)

#97 “Over My Head” King’s X – Gretchen Goes To Nebraska (1989)

#96 “Everlong” Foo Fighters – The Colour and the Shape (1997)

#95 “Black” Sevendust – Sevendust (1997)

#94 “Cult of Personality” Living Colour – Vivid (1988)

#93 “Scratch The Surface” Sick of it All – Scratch The Surface (1994)

#92 “Stillborn” Black Label Society – The Blessed Hellride (2003)

#91 “Be Quiet and Drive (Far Away)” Deftones – Around The Fur (1998)

#90 “Addicted To That Rush” Mr. Big – Mr. Big (1989)

#89 “Jet City Woman” Queensrÿche – Empire (1990)

#88 “Play With Me” Extreme – Extreme (1989)

#87 “Cherry Pie” Warrant – Cherry Pie (1989)

#86 “Punishment” Biohazard – Urban Discipline (1992)

#85 “Wait and Bleed” Slipknot – Slipknot (1999)

#84 “Still of the Night” Whitesnake – Whitesnake (1987)

#83 “Element” Vision of Disorder – Vision of Disorder (1996)

#82 “Winona’s Big Brown Beaver” Primus – Tales From The Punchbowl(1995)

#81 “River Runs Red” Life of Agony – River Runs Red (1993)

#80 “Dr. Stein” Helloween – Keeper of the Seven Keys Part 2 (1988)

#79  ”Hammer Smashed Face” Cannibal Corpse – Tomb of the Mutilated (1992)

#78  ”Reign of Fire” Armored Saint – Symbol of Salvation (1991)

#77  ”Sick of You” GWAR – Scumdogs of the Universe (1990)

#76  ”Destroy Everything” Hatebreed – Supremacy (2006) 

#75  ”Join The Army” Suicidal Tendencies – Join The Army (1987)  

#74  ”Killing In The Name” Rage Against The Machine – Rage Against The Machine (1992)

#73  ”Blind” Korn – Korn (1994)

#72  ”Stone The Crow” Down – NOLA (1995)

#71  ”Slave To The Grind” Skid Row – Slave To The Grind (1991)

#70  ”Unholy Confessions” Avenged Sevenfold – Waking The Fallen (2003)

#69  ”Wicked Garden” Stone Temple Pilots – Core (1992)

#68  ”Blood and Thunder” Mastodon – Leviathan (2004)

#67  ”And The Bands Played On” Saxon – Denim and Leather (1981)

#66  ”Albatross” Corrosion of Conformity – Deliverance (1994)

#65  ”Eulogy” Tool – AEnima (1996)

#64  ”Tormentor” Kreator – Endless Pain (1985)

#63  ”Electric Crown” Testament – The Ritual (1992)

#62  ”Laid To Rest” Lamb of God – Ashes of the Wake (2004)

#61  ”As The Worm Turns” Faith No More – We Care A Lot (1985)

#60  ”I Can’t Drive 55″ Sammy Hagar – VOA (1984)

#59  ”Doctor Doctor” UFO – Phenomenon (1974)

#58  ”Satch Boogie” Joe Satriani – Surfing With The Alien (1987)

#57  ”Watch The Children Pray” Metal Church – The Dark (1986)

#56  ”Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” Quiet Riot – Metal Health (1983)

#55  ”Outshined” Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger (1991)

#54  ”Mother” Danzig – Danzig (1988)

#53  ”Bad Medicine” Bon Jovi – New Jersey (1988)

#52  ”Replica” Fear Factory – Demanufacture (1995)

#51  ”Modern Day Cowboy” Tesla – Mechanical Resonance (1986)

#50  ”Demon Cleaner” Kyuss – Welcome to Sky Valley (1994)

#49  ”Once” Pearl Jam – Ten (1991)

#48  ”Jesus Built My Hot Rod” Ministry – Psalm 69: The Way to Succeed and the Way to Suck Eggs (1992)

#47  ”Du Hast” Rammstein – Sehnsucht (1997)

#46  ”Round and Round” Ratt – Out of the Cellar (1984)

#45  ”Bonded By Blood” Exodus – Bonded By Blood (1985)

#44  ”Look What The Cat Dragged In” Poison – Look What The Cat Dragged In (1986)

#43  ”The Pursuit of Vikings” Amon Amarth – Fate of Norns (2004)

#42  ”Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)” Type-o-Negative – Bloody Kisses(1993)

#41  ”Pull Me Under” Dream Theater – Images and Words (1992)

#40  ”I Wanna Be Somebody” W.A.S.P. – W.A.S.P. (1984)

#39  ”Welcome To Hell” Venom – Welcome To Hell (1981) 

#38 “Die, Die My Darling” The Misfits – Die, Die My Darling (1984)

#37  ”Jailbreak” Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak (1976)

#36  ”The Beautiful People” Marilyn Manson – Antichrist Superstar (1996)

#35  ”We’re Not Gonna Take It” Twisted Sister – Stay Hungry (1984)

#34  ”Roots Bloody Roots” Sepultura – Roots (1996)

#33  ”Stargazer” Rainbow – Rising (1976)

#32  ”Sunshine of Your Love” Cream – Disraeli Gears (1968)

#31  ”Davidian” Machine Head – Burn My Eyes (1994)

#30  ”Hello From The Gutter” Overkill – Under The Influence (1988)

#29  ”Evil” Mercyful Fate – Melissa (1982)

#28  ”Balls To The Wall” Accept – Balls To The Wall (1983)

#27  ”Thunderkiss ’65″ White Zombie – La Sexorcisto: Devil Music, Vol. 1  (1992)

#26  ”Tom Sawyer” Rush – Moving Pictures (1981)

#25  ”Cat Scratch Fever” Ted Nugent – Cat Scratch Fever (1977)

#24  ”Man In The Box” Alice In Chains – Facelift (1990)

#23  ”Rainbow in the Dark” Dio – Holy Diver (1983)

#22  ”Smoke on the Water” Deep Purple – Machine Head (1972)

#21  ”Pour Some Sugar On Me” Def Leppard – Hysteria (1987)

#20  ”Rock You Like A Hurricane” Scorpions – Love At First Sting (1984)

#19  ”Indians” Anthrax – Among The Living (1987)

#18  ”Panama” Van Halen – 1984 (1984)

#17  ”Tie Your Mother Down” Queen – A Day At The Races (1976)

#16  ”School’s Out” Alice Cooper – School’s Out (1972)

#15  ”Kickstart My Heart” Motley Crue – Dr. Feelgood (1989)

#14  ”Welcome To The Jungle” Guns N’ Roses – Appetite For Destruction (1988)

#13  ”Black Diamond” Kiss – Kiss (1974)

#12  ”Mama Kin” Aerosmith – Mama Kin (1973)

#11  “Holy Wars…The Punishment Due” Megadeth – Rust In Peace (1990)

#10  ”Painkiller” Judas Priest – Painkiller (1990)

#9  ”Mr. Crowley” Ozzy Osbourne – Blizzard of Ozz (1980)

#8  ”Cowboys From Hell” Pantera – Cowboys From Hell (1990)

#7  ”Ace of Spades” Motorhead – Ace of Spades (1980)

#6  ”Back In Black” AC/DC – Back In Black (1980)

#5  ”Black Dog” Led Zeppelin – Led Zeppelin IV (1971)

#4  ”Raining Blood” Slayer – Reign In Blood (1986)

#3  ”Master of Puppets” Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986)

#2  ”The Trooper” Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind (1983)

#1  ”Children of the Grave” Black Sabbath – Master of Reality (1971)

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