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Hard Rock The Best Metallica Songs of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite Metallica songs, not just singles and hits.

This is a list of Metallica songs, ranked from best to worst by the Ranker community. With over 120 million records sold worldwide, Metallica is one of the most successful and influential metal bands of the past 30 years. Their song catalog ranges from speed metal to prog to MTV hits, showing off their talent and diversity as a rock band.

This list compiles Metallica's' most seminal and popular tracks, including "Master of Puppets," "Enter Sandman" and more. If the order of this poll bothers you, and lord knows Metallica fans are never short on passionate opinions, then be your own "master, MASTER" and add forgotten gems or rearrange the list by clicking "Rerank List" and putting the songs in whatever order you like.

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1
702 188
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Master of Puppets

2
772 398
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…and Justice for All

3
618 377
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Ride the Lightning

4
618 369
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Ride the Lightning

5
454 180
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Ride the Lightning

6
462 271
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Master of Puppets

7
644 292
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Metallica

8
475 249
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Master of Puppets

9
516 292
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10
392 240
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Kill 'Em All

11
476 386
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Ride the Lightning

12
486 322
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Metallica

13
375 195
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Ride the Lightning

14
367 422
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…and Justice for All

15
338 263
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16
302 194
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Metallica

17
342 296
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…and Justice for All

18
320 211
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Kill 'Em All

19
414 371
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…and Justice for All

20
427 427
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Kill 'Em All

21
308 169
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Death Magnetic

22
379 257
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John-Paul Arguelles added Load

23
253 205
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…and Justice for All

24
327 354
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Metallica

25
299 156
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added

26
246 204
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John-Paul Arguelles added Metallica

27
289 190
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28
220 201
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Master of Puppets

29
243 281
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Kill 'Em All

30
288 222
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

31
272 176
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32
268 292
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Master of Puppets

33
182 145
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

34
241 233
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Ride the Lightning

35
220 192
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Master of Puppets

36
239 309
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…and Justice for All

37
257 180
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38
214 222
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Reload

39
226 228
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Kill 'Em All

40
233 305
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Master of Puppets

41
171 174
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Kill 'Em All

42
169 116
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bahadir81632 added Reload

43
213 163
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44
244 183
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Load

45
239 170
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46
252 222
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Kill 'Em All

47
208 203
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48
157 113
Whiskey in the Jar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

49
137 178
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Kill 'Em All

50
160 239
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…and Justice for All