Songs The Best Songs About Bombs  

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Kaboom! Believe it or not, there are a lot of good songs about bombs that have been written. Some of these songs compare a great love to a bomb, while others are about wars and weapons of mass destruction, like nuclear bombs. This list of the top songs about bombs features music from the genres of rock, country, rap, punk and beyond.

“Spanish Bombs” by The Clash and “Atomic” by Blondie both made this list of great bomb songs. Rage Against the Machine are often inspired by weapons like bombs. Their songs, “Calm Like a Bomb” and “Bombtrack,” are some of the best. “Hammer to Fall” by Queen was inspired by the Cold War and they reference nuclear war with their lyrics.

“Come you masters of war/You that build all the guns/You that build the death planes/You that build the big bombs,” Bob Dylan sings on his hit, “Masters of War.” “Capital G” by Nine Inch Nails and “Miss Atomic Bomb” by The Killers are also two of the best songs about bombs.

Do you have a favorite bomb song? Give the best tracks on this list a thumbs up and please add any songs we may have missed.
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Blondie

2
19 10
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3
14 6
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The Clash

4
14 7
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The Police

5
11 6
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Rancid

6
21 17
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Rage Against the Machine

7
10 6
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The Runaways

8
7 3
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9
9 6
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Ramones

10
9 7
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11
8 6
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Joe Walsh

12
5 3
Bombers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Songs About Bombs
looksharp added Gary Numan

13
5 3
Brighton Bomb is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Songs About Bombs
punksnotdead added Angelic Upstarts

14
8 7
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Bob Dylan

15
8 7
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John Mellencamp

16
7 6
The Bomb is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Songs About Bombs
Ice Cube

17
6 5
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Billy Squier

18
6 5
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AC/DC

19
8 8
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Rage Against the Machine

20
5 5
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Brian Eno

21
5 5
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Smashing Pumpkins

22
4 4
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23
3 4
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Melvins

24
3 4
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Melvins, Jello Biafra

25
3 4
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Anti‐Flag

26
5 7
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The (International) Noise Conspiracy

27
5 7
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Street Sweeper Social Club

28
5 7
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Operation Ivy

29
5 7
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Nine Inch Nails

30
4 6
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Dave Matthews Band

31
4 6
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Electric Six

32
4 6
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Ozzy Osbourne

33
3 5
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Tupac Shakur

34
3 5
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Tigertailz

35
3 5
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The Smashing Pumpkins

36
2 4
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L.A. Guns

37
2 4
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38
2 4
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39
3 6
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The Killers

40
3 6
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Rihanna

41
3 6
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42
3 6
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N*E*R*D

43
2 5
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Izzy Stradlin

44
2 5
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Public Enemy

45
2 5
Pretty Time Bomb is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Songs About Bombs
looksharp added Sam Phillips

46
2 5
The Wake-Up Bomb is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Songs About Bombs
looksharp added R.E.M.

47
2 5
Drop the Bomb on 'em is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Songs About Bombs

48
2 5
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Buckcherry

49
2 5
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Herbie Hancock

50
2 5
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Ryan Montgomery