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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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Master of Puppets Master of Puppets

2
619 363
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One …and Justice for All

3
406 173
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Orion Master of Puppets

4
389 223
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Battery Master of Puppets

5
379 128
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Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning

6
492 341
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Ride the Lightning

7
521 230
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Enter Sandman Metallica

8
480 350
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Metallica Fade to Black Ride the Lightning

9
431 224
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10
324 140
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The Call of Ktulu Ride the Lightning

11
369 370
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Creeping Death Ride the Lightning

12
377 285
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The Unforgiven Metallica

13
349 199
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John-Paul Arguelles added Until It Sleeps Load

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308 214
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The Four Horsemen Kill 'Em All

The Best Maroon 5 Albums of All Time

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286 389
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...And Justice for All …and Justice for All

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257 121
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The Day That Never Comes Death Magnetic

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260 236
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18
276 172
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Hit the Lights Kill 'Em All

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202 170
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Eye of the Beholder …and Justice for All

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264 276
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Harvester of Sorrow …and Justice for All

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216 150
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John-Paul Arguelles added Of Wolf and Man Metallica

The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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360 384
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Seek & Destroy Kill 'Em All

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323 353
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Blackened …and Justice for All

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249 328
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Sad but True Metallica

25
261 137
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26
249 150
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27
247 121
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added Atlas, Rise!

28
239 124
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The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs

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251 169
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added Hero of the Day

30
220 130
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Mama Said Load

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196 281
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The Shortest Straw …and Justice for All

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187 156
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33
223 138
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34
166 173
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Leper Messiah Master of Puppets

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213 270
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Disposable Heroes Master of Puppets

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

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201 182
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Metal Militia Kill 'Em All

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194 256
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Whiplash Kill 'Em All

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181 285
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Damage, Inc. Master of Puppets

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209 138
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40
129 123
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

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173 126
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170 174
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The Thing That Should Not Be Master of Puppets

The Best Metallica Music Videos

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176 221
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Fight Fire With Fire Ride the Lightning

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141 139
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Phantom Lord Kill 'Em All

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155 201
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Fuel Reload

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165 122
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140 182
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To Live Is to Die …and Justice for All

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117 225
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The Frayed Ends of Sanity …and Justice for All

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136 223
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Dyers Eve …and Justice for All

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101 67
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