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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 Master of Puppets

2
609 356
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One …and Justice for All

3
396 168
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Orion Master of Puppets

4
380 220
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Battery Master of Puppets

5
373 125
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Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning

6
484 338
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Ride the Lightning

7
509 227
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Enter Sandman Metallica

8
421 218
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9
470 347
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Metallica Fade to Black Ride the Lightning

10
318 136
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The Call of Ktulu Ride the Lightning

11
363 365
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Creeping Death Ride the Lightning

12
371 280
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The Unforgiven Metallica

13
344 197
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John-Paul Arguelles added Until It Sleeps Load

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305 210
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The Four Horsemen Kill 'Em All

The Best Maroon 5 Albums of All Time

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280 385
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...And Justice for All …and Justice for All

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252 120
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The Day That Never Comes Death Magnetic

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274 169
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Hit the Lights Kill 'Em All

18
256 235
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259 272
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Harvester of Sorrow …and Justice for All

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354 380
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Seek & Destroy Kill 'Em All

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212 149
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John-Paul Arguelles added Of Wolf and Man Metallica

The Top Metal Albums of All Time

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196 170
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Eye of the Beholder …and Justice for All

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316 350
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Blackened …and Justice for All

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244 325
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Sad but True Metallica

25
247 147
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26
257 134
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27
243 119
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added Atlas, Rise!

28
235 122
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The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs

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247 167
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added Hero of the Day

30
216 127
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Mama Said Load

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193 277
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The Shortest Straw …and Justice for All

32
219 135
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33
165 169
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Leper Messiah Master of Puppets

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183 155
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35
207 269
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Disposable Heroes Master of Puppets

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198 181
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Metal Militia Kill 'Em All

37
190 255
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Whiplash Kill 'Em All

38
129 120
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

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208 136
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177 285
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Damage, Inc. Master of Puppets

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169 126
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166 173
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The Thing That Should Not Be Master of Puppets

The Best Metallica Music Videos

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174 219
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Fight Fire With Fire Ride the Lightning

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139 137
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Phantom Lord Kill 'Em All

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152 200
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Fuel Reload

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163 120
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137 181
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To Live Is to Die …and Justice for All

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115 224
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The Frayed Ends of Sanity …and Justice for All

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133 222
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Dyers Eve …and Justice for All

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99 66
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