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The Best Metallica Songs of All Time 

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Updated May 2, 2019 65.6k votes 3.4k voters 20k views

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
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…and Justice for All
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Ride the Lightning
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Ride the Lightning
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Ride the Lightning
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Ride the Lightning
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Master of Puppets
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Kill 'Em All
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…and Justice for All
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Metallica
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Master of Puppets
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Metallica
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…and Justice for All
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Metallica
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Kill 'Em All
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Ride the Lightning
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Master of Puppets
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Master of Puppets
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…and Justice for All
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Death Magnetic
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Master of Puppets
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Ride the Lightning
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