The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time

The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time

"The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time" is a book by Martin Popoff who is the editor in chief and writer of the "Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles" magazine as well as the senior editor of He also wrote The Top 500 Heavy Metal Albums of All Time.

Popoff put together this book by requesting thousands of heavy metal fans, musicians, and journalists to send in their favourite metal songs. Almost 18,000 individual votes were tallied and entered into a database from which the final rankings were derived.

Martin Popoff then began interviewing the bands that made the final grade, reviewing each track and digging into the history of each song that made the final list.

Additionally, some of the top metal performers were polled and their lists displayed in the book. It also contains hundreds of quotes from dozens of well-known artists as well as several underground who have made a mark on the metal scene.


"The Top 50 Songs in the book are as follows"
*50.Metallica- "Seek & Destroy"
*49.Deep Purple- "Child in Time"
*48.Pantera- "Walk"
*47.Kiss- "Detroit Rock City"
*46.Dio- "Rainbow in the Dark"
*45.Slayer- "South of Heaven"
*44.Black Sabbath- "Symptom of the Universe"
*43.Judas Priest- "Beyond the Realms of Death"
*42.Pantera- "Cowboys from Hell"
*41.Deep Purple- "Burn"
*40.Slayer- "Seasons in the Abyss"
*39.Dio- "The Last in Line"
*38.AC/DC- "Hells Bells"
*37.Rainbow- "Stargazer"
*36.Metallica- "Enter Sandman"
*35.Led Zeppelin- "Stairway to Heaven"
*34.Black Sabbath- "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"
*33.Accept- "Fast as a Shark"
*32.Mötley Crüe- "Shout at the Devil"
*31.Metallica- "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
*30.Dio- "Holy Diver"
*29.Judas Priest- "You've Got Another Thing Comin'"
*28.Iron Maiden- "Run to the Hills"
*27.Megadeth- "Peace Sells"
*26.Accept- "Balls to the Wall"
*25.Deep Purple- "Smoke On The Water"
*24.Iron Maiden- "The Trooper"
*23.AC/DC- "Highway to Hell"
*22.Metallica- "Fade to Black"
*21.Metallica- "Creeping Death"
*20.Slayer- "Raining Blood"
*19.Guns N' Roses- "Welcome to the Jungle"
*18.Judas Priest- "Electric Eye"
*17.Judas Priest- "Victim of Changes"
*16.Megadeth- "Holy Wars...The Punishment Due"
*15.Black Sabbath- "Black Sabbath"
*14.Deep Purple- "Highway Star"
*13.Iron Maiden- "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
*12.Judas Priest- "Painkiller"
*11.Black Sabbath- "Heaven and Hell"
*10.Black Sabbath- "Iron Man"
*09.AC/DC- "Back in Black"
*08.Black Sabbath- "War Pigs"
*07.Iron Maiden- "The Number Of The Beast"
*06.Metallica- "One"
*05.Slayer- "Angel of Death"
*04.Ozzy Osbourne- "Stairway to Heaven"
*03.Bon Jovi- "Texas Flood"
*02.Billy Joel- "Lullabye"
*01.Billy Joel- "Summer Highland Falls"

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