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Metal 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
624 142
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Master of Puppets

2
654 378
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…and Justice for All

3
407 230
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Master of Puppets

4
527 348
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Ride the Lightning

5
426 189
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Master of Puppets

6
553 244
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Metallica

7
399 136
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Ride the Lightning

8
518 357
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Ride the Lightning

9
453 237
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10
327 221
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Kill 'Em All

11
395 374
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Ride the Lightning

12
402 295
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Metallica

13
338 145
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Ride the Lightning

14
373 396
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Kill 'Em All

15
362 207
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John-Paul Arguelles added Load

16
273 241
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17
283 282
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…and Justice for All

18
283 179
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Kill 'Em All

19
304 396
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…and Justice for All

20
226 160
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John-Paul Arguelles added Metallica

21
269 126
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Death Magnetic

22
216 175
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…and Justice for All

23
345 358
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…and Justice for All

24
259 339
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Metallica

25
271 143
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26
257 127
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added

27
258 161
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28
251 130
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29
263 176
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

30
202 260
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Kill 'Em All

31
208 189
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Kill 'Em All

32
179 177
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Master of Puppets

33
230 141
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Load

34
177 178
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Master of Puppets

35
194 164
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36
188 224
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Ride the Lightning

37
230 149
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38
203 288
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…and Justice for All

39
222 273
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Master of Puppets

40
147 143
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Kill 'Em All

41
184 128
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42
137 126
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

43
212 144
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44
185 289
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Master of Puppets

45
164 206
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Reload

46
110 69
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47
146 185
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…and Justice for All

48
169 130
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49
105 136
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50
123 229
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…and Justice for All