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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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509 104
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Master of Puppets Master of Puppets

2
530 334
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One …and Justice for All

3
475 172
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Enter Sandman Metallica

4
317 99
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Ride the Lightning Ride the Lightning

5
330 199
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Battery Master of Puppets

6
382 169
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7
336 137
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Orion Master of Puppets

8
402 329
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For Whom the Bell Tolls Ride the Lightning

9
387 341
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Metallica Fade to Black Ride the Lightning

10
330 138
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John-Paul Arguelles added Until It Sleeps Load

11
331 239
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The Unforgiven Metallica

12
269 120
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The Call of Ktulu Ride the Lightning

13
200 99
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John-Paul Arguelles added Of Wolf and Man Metallica

14
255 130
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Hit the Lights Kill 'Em All

The Best Maroon 5 Albums of All Time

15
301 351
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Creeping Death Ride the Lightning

16
239 107
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17
250 350
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...And Justice for All …and Justice for All

18
215 93
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The Day That Never Comes Death Magnetic

19
174 139
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Eye of the Beholder …and Justice for All

20
243 97
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21
223 80
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The Best R-Rated Romantic Comedies

22
223 203
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23
247 200
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The Four Horsemen Kill 'Em All

24
225 84
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added Atlas, Rise!

25
312 352
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Seek & Destroy Kill 'Em All

26
209 79
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Mama Said Load

27
274 328
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Blackened …and Justice for All

28
214 296
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Sad but True Metallica

The Very Best Eric Clapton Songs

29
214 93
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30
239 125
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added Hero of the Day

31
169 115
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32
204 268
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Harvester of Sorrow …and Justice for All

33
206 95
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34
172 249
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The Shortest Straw …and Justice for All

35
183 152
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Metal Militia Kill 'Em All

The Top 500 Musical Groups/Artists of All Time

36
162 84
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37
114 92
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

38
182 241
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Disposable Heroes Master of Puppets

39
127 109
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Phantom Lord Kill 'Em All

40
162 258
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Damage, Inc. Master of Puppets

41
170 229
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Whiplash Kill 'Em All

42
137 71
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Sweet Amber St. Anger

The Best Metal Guitarists and Guitar Teams

43
136 172
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Fuel Reload

44
144 107
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45
121 160
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Leper Messiah Master of Puppets

46
148 198
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Fight Fire With Fire Ride the Lightning

47
124 163
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To Live Is to Die …and Justice for All

48
125 84
Halo On Fire is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added Halo On Fire

49
101 207
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The Frayed Ends of Sanity …and Justice for All

50
121 205
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Dyers Eve …and Justice for All