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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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Master of Puppets

2
711 388
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…and Justice for All

3
581 359
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Ride the Lightning

4
441 248
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Master of Puppets

5
609 261
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Metallica

6
424 160
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Ride the Lightning

7
449 224
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Master of Puppets

8
563 362
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Ride the Lightning

9
483 266
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10
358 230
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Kill 'Em All

11
444 306
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Metallica

12
435 379
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Ride the Lightning

13
357 174
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Ride the Lightning

14
305 195
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Kill 'Em All

15
340 405
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…and Justice for All

16
306 250
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17
369 237
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John-Paul Arguelles added Load

18
315 287
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…and Justice for All

19
385 363
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…and Justice for All

20
241 186
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…and Justice for All

21
396 415
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Kill 'Em All

22
285 152
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Death Magnetic

23
280 140
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added

24
297 346
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Metallica

25
279 177
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26
237 188
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John-Paul Arguelles added Metallica

27
283 169
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28
277 204
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

29
262 159
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30
230 269
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Kill 'Em All

31
250 282
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Master of Puppets

32
198 196
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Master of Puppets

33
164 136
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

34
166 156
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Kill 'Em All

35
226 298
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…and Justice for All

36
222 227
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Ride the Lightning

37
244 168
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38
215 216
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Kill 'Em All

39
240 167
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Load

40
195 215
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Reload

41
215 296
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Master of Puppets

42
199 190
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Master of Puppets

43
229 157
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44
201 192
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45
199 151
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46
146 102
Whiskey in the Jar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

47
150 107
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bahadir81632 added Reload

48
235 216
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Kill 'Em All

49
126 172
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Kill 'Em All

50
147 234
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…and Justice for All