Top 50 Metal Songs

Gibson have another one of their top 50 lists out - and yet again their are some interesting differences between their list and the reader's poll.

I guess that's to be expected, as many people have some quite different ideas about just what Metal is. The definition can be quite broad encompassing anything from hard blues, to 80s hair cut bands, to atonal thrash - but one thing they all have in common is the distorted guitar.

1. “Master of Puppets,” Metallica
2. “Ace of Spades,” Motörhead
3. “Crazy Train,” Ozzy Osbourne
4. “Iron Man,” Black Sabbath
5. “The Number of the Beast,” Iron Maiden
6. “War Pigs,” Black Sabbath
7. “Paranoid,” Black Sabbath
8. “One,” Metallica
9. “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” Iron Maiden
10. “Breaking the Law,” Judas Priest
11. “Children of the Grave,” Black Sabbath
12. “Welcome to the Jungle,” Guns N’ Roses
13. “Black Sabbath,” Black Sabbath
14. “Hells Bells,” AC/DC
15. “The Trooper,” Iron Maiden
16. “Painkiller,” Judas Priest
17. “Stargazer,” Rainbow  
18. “Enter Sandman,” Metallica
19. “Back in Black,” AC/DC
20. “Runnin’ with the Devil,” Van Halen
21. “The Hellion/Electric Eye,” Judas Priest
22. “Run to the Hills,” Iron Maiden
23. “Let it Go,” Def Leppard
24. “Epic,” Faith No More
25. “Hangar 18,” Megadeth
26. “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” Iron Maiden
27. “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’,” Judas Priest
28. “Fear of the Dark,” Iron Maiden
29. “Raining Blood,” Slayer
30. “Walk,” Pantera
31. “Holy Diver,” Dio
32. “Highway to Hell,” AC/DC
33. “Heaven and Hell,” Black Sabbath
34. “Bulls on Parade,” Rage Against the Machine
35. “Fade to Black,” Metallica
36. “Angel of Death,” Slayer
37. “Peace Sells,” Megadeth
38. “Freak on a Leash,” Korn
39. “Them Bones,” Alice in Chains
40. “Cemetery Gates,” Pantera
41. “Detroit Rock City,” KISS
42. “Devil’s Child,” Judas Priest
43. “Run with the Wolf,” Rainbow
44. “Would?,” Alice in Chains
45. “We’re Not Gonna Take It,” Twisted Sister
46. “Hell Bent for Leather,” Judas Priest
47. “Beyond the Realms of Death,” Judas Priest  
48. “Bomber,” Motörhead
49. “Unchained,” Van Halen
50. “10,000 Days (Wings, Part II),” Tool

The full list along with videos and the reader's poll is available at Gibson Lifestyle.

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