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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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551 123
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Master of Puppets Master of Puppets

2
389 159
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Orion Master of Puppets

3
593 353
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One …and Justice for All

4
363 119
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Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning

5
369 214
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Battery Master of Puppets

6
467 335
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Ride the Lightning

7
498 224
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Enter Sandman Metallica

8
409 212
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9
451 345
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Metallica Fade to Black Ride the Lightning

10
312 130
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The Call of Ktulu Ride the Lightning

11
354 358
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Creeping Death Ride the Lightning

12
358 274
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The Unforgiven Metallica

13
340 188
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John-Paul Arguelles added Until It Sleeps Load

14
298 205
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The Four Horsemen Kill 'Em All

The Best Maroon 5 Albums of All Time

15
274 379
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...And Justice for All …and Justice for All

16
250 112
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The Day That Never Comes Death Magnetic

17
270 164
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Hit the Lights Kill 'Em All

18
210 140
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John-Paul Arguelles added Of Wolf and Man Metallica

19
248 230
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20
193 164
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Eye of the Beholder …and Justice for All

21
251 270
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Harvester of Sorrow …and Justice for All

The Best Movie Streaming Services

22
343 379
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Seek & Destroy Kill 'Em All

23
306 349
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Blackened …and Justice for All

24
246 142
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25
253 131
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26
237 324
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Sad but True Metallica

27
247 159
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added Hero of the Day

28
239 116
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added Atlas, Rise!

The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs

29
233 117
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30
214 122
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Mama Said Load

31
164 163
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Leper Messiah Master of Puppets

32
218 130
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33
191 272
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The Shortest Straw …and Justice for All

34
180 150
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35
205 264
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Disposable Heroes Master of Puppets

The 37 Greatest On-Stage Falls of All Time

36
197 175
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Metal Militia Kill 'Em All

37
208 130
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38
188 250
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Whiplash Kill 'Em All

39
176 281
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Damage, Inc. Master of Puppets

40
124 118
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

41
138 132
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Phantom Lord Kill 'Em All

42
163 171
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The Thing That Should Not Be Master of Puppets

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

43
171 216
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Fight Fire With Fire Ride the Lightning

44
164 124
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45
163 116
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46
146 200
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Fuel Reload

47
135 180
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To Live Is to Die …and Justice for All

48
112 222
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The Frayed Ends of Sanity …and Justice for All

49
132 220
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Dyers Eve …and Justice for All

50
110 87
Whiskey in the Jar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added Whiskey in the Jar