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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
460 90
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Master of Puppets Master of Puppets

2
434 145
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Enter Sandman Metallica

3
351 134
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4
480 314
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One …and Justice for All

5
295 183
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Battery Master of Puppets

6
303 119
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Orion Master of Puppets

7
280 88
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Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning

8
352 312
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Ride the Lightning

9
313 108
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John-Paul Arguelles added Until It Sleeps Load

10
339 326
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Metallica Fade to Black Ride the Lightning

11
383 125
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RobinGallego added No Leaf Clover

12
187 79
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John-Paul Arguelles added Of Wolf and Man Metallica

13
253 104
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The Call of Ktulu Ride the Lightning

14
298 225
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The Unforgiven Metallica

The Best Maroon 5 Albums of All Time

15
225 84
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16
234 117
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Hit the Lights Kill 'Em All

17
225 340
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...And Justice for All …and Justice for All

18
261 338
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Creeping Death Ride the Lightning

19
194 78
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The Day That Never Comes Death Magnetic

20
161 128
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Eye of the Beholder …and Justice for All

21
203 64
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The Best Apps for iOS 7 Devices

22
232 84
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23
201 68
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added Atlas, Rise!

24
203 195
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25
191 62
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Mama Said Load

26
281 335
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Seek & Destroy Kill 'Em All

27
198 282
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Sad but True Metallica

28
201 79
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The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs

29
244 318
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Blackened …and Justice for All

30
159 101
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31
212 197
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The Four Horsemen Kill 'Em All

32
198 82
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33
183 257
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Harvester of Sorrow …and Justice for All

34
216 114
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added Hero of the Day

35
156 241
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The Shortest Straw …and Justice for All

The Worst Albums by Great Bands

36
172 140
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Metal Militia Kill 'Em All

37
153 71
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38
128 54
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Sweet Amber St. Anger

39
98 81
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

40
146 248
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Damage, Inc. Master of Puppets

41
158 232
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Disposable Heroes Master of Puppets

42
150 219
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Whiplash Kill 'Em All

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

43
112 103
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Phantom Lord Kill 'Em All

44
122 162
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Fuel Reload

45
135 190
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Fight Fire With Fire Ride the Lightning

46
114 75
Halo On Fire is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added Halo On Fire

47
106 155
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Leper Messiah Master of Puppets

48
90 201
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The Frayed Ends of Sanity …and Justice for All

49
110 157
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To Live Is to Die …and Justice for All

50
108 199
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Dyers Eve …and Justice for All