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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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602 138
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Master of Puppets Master of Puppets

2
635 367
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One …and Justice for All

3
415 177
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Orion Master of Puppets

4
394 224
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Battery Master of Puppets

5
510 342
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Ride the Lightning

6
536 236
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Enter Sandman Metallica

7
388 130
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Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning

8
498 354
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Metallica Fade to Black Ride the Lightning

9
442 228
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10
318 215
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The Four Horsemen Kill 'Em All

11
380 373
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Creeping Death Ride the Lightning

12
387 289
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The Unforgiven Metallica

13
331 141
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The Call of Ktulu Ride the Lightning

14
367 390
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Seek & Destroy Kill 'Em All

15
357 202
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John-Paul Arguelles added Until It Sleeps Load

16
265 238
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17
278 176
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Hit the Lights Kill 'Em All

18
222 155
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John-Paul Arguelles added Of Wolf and Man Metallica

19
273 280
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Harvester of Sorrow …and Justice for All

20
293 392
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...And Justice for All …and Justice for All

21
263 124
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The Day That Never Comes Death Magnetic

22
208 172
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Eye of the Beholder …and Justice for All

23
252 334
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Sad but True Metallica

24
333 357
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Blackened …and Justice for All

25
265 140
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26
251 124
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added Atlas, Rise!

27
260 171
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
250 156
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29
243 127
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30
197 257
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Whiplash Kill 'Em All

31
204 183
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Metal Militia Kill 'Em All

32
226 133
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Mama Said Load

33
228 141
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34
191 158
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35
172 174
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Leper Messiah Master of Puppets

36
172 175
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The Thing That Should Not Be Master of Puppets

37
199 287
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The Shortest Straw …and Justice for All

38
181 222
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Fight Fire With Fire Ride the Lightning

39
216 271
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Disposable Heroes Master of Puppets

40
144 141
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Phantom Lord Kill 'Em All

41
178 126
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42
211 140
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43
131 124
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

44
183 286
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Damage, Inc. Master of Puppets

45
159 203
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Fuel Reload

46
166 125
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47
106 67
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48
141 184
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To Live Is to Die …and Justice for All

49
100 133
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50
119 227
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The Frayed Ends of Sanity …and Justice for All