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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
631 143
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Master of Puppets

2
662 379
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…and Justice for All

3
535 348
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Ride the Lightning

4
409 232
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Master of Puppets

5
567 245
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Metallica

6
430 191
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Master of Puppets

7
401 136
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Ride the Lightning

8
520 357
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Ride the Lightning

9
464 239
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10
328 221
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Kill 'Em All

11
399 375
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Ride the Lightning

12
407 297
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Metallica

13
339 146
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Ride the Lightning

14
377 396
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Kill 'Em All

15
276 241
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16
362 209
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John-Paul Arguelles added Load

17
284 282
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…and Justice for All

18
307 396
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…and Justice for All

19
283 180
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Kill 'Em All

20
229 160
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John-Paul Arguelles added Metallica

21
271 126
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Death Magnetic

22
219 175
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…and Justice for All

23
265 339
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Metallica

24
348 358
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…and Justice for All

25
274 143
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26
260 161
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27
258 129
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added

28
252 131
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29
266 177
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

30
203 260
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Kill 'Em All

31
208 191
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Kill 'Em All

32
181 179
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Master of Puppets

33
192 224
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Ride the Lightning

34
197 164
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35
179 179
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Master of Puppets

36
230 143
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Load

37
204 290
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…and Justice for All

38
223 275
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Master of Puppets

39
231 151
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40
149 145
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Kill 'Em All

41
187 129
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42
139 128
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

43
187 290
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Master of Puppets

44
212 146
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45
168 207
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Reload

46
107 136
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47
146 186
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…and Justice for All

48
110 70
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49
170 131
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50
124 229
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…and Justice for All