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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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709 193
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Master of Puppets

2
781 403
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…and Justice for All

3
631 379
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Ride the Lightning

4
630 373
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Ride the Lightning

5
460 184
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Ride the Lightning

6
464 276
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Master of Puppets

7
653 298
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Metallica

8
482 254
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Master of Puppets

9
522 300
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10
401 245
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Kill 'Em All

11
487 388
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Ride the Lightning

12
495 326
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Metallica

13
381 200
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Ride the Lightning

14
371 429
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…and Justice for All

15
423 373
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…and Justice for All

16
349 300
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…and Justice for All

17
342 270
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18
325 215
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Kill 'Em All

19
303 202
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Metallica

20
432 435
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Kill 'Em All

21
311 175
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Death Magnetic

22
382 263
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John-Paul Arguelles added Load

23
332 359
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Metallica

24
254 213
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…and Justice for All

25
303 162
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added

26
246 213
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John-Paul Arguelles added Metallica

27
227 205
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Master of Puppets

28
247 288
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Kill 'Em All

29
290 198
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30
248 237
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Ride the Lightning

31
291 229
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

32
275 183
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33
186 151
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

34
270 300
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Master of Puppets

35
225 196
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Master of Puppets

36
240 316
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…and Justice for All

37
219 227
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Reload

38
260 186
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39
230 232
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Kill 'Em All

40
234 312
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Master of Puppets

41
174 121
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bahadir81632 added Reload

42
172 181
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Kill 'Em All

43
217 170
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44
248 189
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Load

45
162 118
Whiskey in the Jar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

46
241 176
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47
253 229
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Kill 'Em All

48
210 209
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49
182 242
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…and Justice for All

50
161 246
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…and Justice for All