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Hard Rock 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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Master of Puppets

2
745 393
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…and Justice for All

3
602 365
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Ride the Lightning

4
594 365
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Ride the Lightning

5
629 274
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Metallica

6
452 260
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Master of Puppets

7
443 171
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Ride the Lightning

8
460 241
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Master of Puppets

9
503 283
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10
378 236
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Kill 'Em All

11
457 384
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Ride the Lightning

12
469 315
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Metallica

13
367 186
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Ride the Lightning

14
358 411
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…and Justice for All

15
297 184
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Metallica

16
314 204
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Kill 'Em All

17
322 257
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18
330 292
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…and Justice for All

19
402 368
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…and Justice for All

20
412 423
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Kill 'Em All

21
299 161
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Death Magnetic

22
248 196
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…and Justice for All

23
373 251
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John-Paul Arguelles added Load

24
295 146
Atlas, Rise! is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
OlGa2006 added

25
314 351
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Metallica

26
244 197
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John-Paul Arguelles added Metallica

27
286 182
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28
238 277
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Kill 'Em All

29
212 198
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Master of Puppets

30
281 216
Hero of the Day is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

31
265 171
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32
262 287
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Master of Puppets

33
176 141
Moth Into Flame is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time

34
232 231
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Ride the Lightning

35
233 304
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…and Justice for All

36
251 174
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37
210 191
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Master of Puppets

38
207 218
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Reload

39
169 167
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Kill 'Em All

40
226 300
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Master of Puppets

41
219 224
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Kill 'Em All

42
237 164
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43
161 111
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bahadir81632 added Reload

44
242 179
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Load

45
206 159
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46
206 200
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47
246 220
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Kill 'Em All

48
152 109
Whiskey in the Jar is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Metallica Songs of All Time
Dustin Moore added

49
135 175
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Kill 'Em All

50
157 237
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…and Justice for All