10 Best Heavy Metal Songs Of All Time
Here are the 10 best heavy metal songs of all time. With so many great heavy metal songs out there, it is hard to narrow the list down to ten. Even thought this is the case, there are some songs that belong on the list. Many of the songs were performed by Black Sabbath or Ozzy Osborne.
- “Iron Man.” Ozzy Osborne’s classic song with its famous guitar riff has nothing to do with the Marvel Super Hero, but the song got used in the first movie featuring Tony Stark nevertheless.
- “Highway to Hell.” AC/DC’s song will resonate with anyone who has traveled Pennsylvania’s Highways. The Keystone state's highways do not go to the theological place of eternal punishment. Bumpy roads make the highways in the state a hellacious way to get anywhere.
- “Crazy Train.” Who hasn’t felt that they were going off the rails on the "Crazy Train" at one time or another? You’d have to be on the crazy train yourself not to consider this one of the top metal songs of all time
- “Enter Sandman.” Metallica’s classic song made it on the Pop charts for a time. The setup and the eerie tones say something about the Musicianship, even if Metallica’s war against Napster did not earn the band any points with its fans.
- “Call of Kthulhu.” This is a purely instrumental song where Metallica did not bother to look up the accepted spellings for the most famous deity in Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos stories.
- “I Wanna Rock and Roll All Night.” Whether you hate KISS or love this quirky band, you have heard this song if you have turned on any heavy metal radio station. KISS may not be one of the best bands, but this is one of the greatest heavy metal songs in history.
- “Outlaw.” Manowar has heavy metal meet the Western in this fun track. Outlaw earns its place as one of the best heavy metal songs by letting us know that the law of the west was the law of the gun.
- “We’re Not Gonna Take It.” Twisted Sister started the rebellion against the Yuppies with this song. If you do not now why Yuppies were bad, just remember Bernie Madoff was one.
- “Rime of the Ancient Mariner.” Even though Iron Maiden’s song is a good thing, read the poem it is based off of for a much more psychedelic experience. The poem itself, if it were not written in the 17th Century, would be one of the top heavy metal songs.
- “Mr. Crowley.” Black Sabbath’s ode to Aleister Crowley sticks out in the memory even if you have no idea who the famed British Occultist was. Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.