10 October 2010

10 x 10 = 100 favorite songs by ten of my favorite HR/HM bands

I recently posted a dozen hard rock / heavy metal benchmarks which have been standards defining those genres for me and my own listening pleasure. Included in that list were Led Zeppelin and Bon Jovi, my favorite songs of which, respectively, I have also recently posted.

So, in honor of the other ten, on this tenth day of the tenth month of 2010, I've compiled a list of 100 favorite songs, including my top ten favorites by each of those other ten HR/HM benchmarks.

1. Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne)

2. Iron Man (Black Sabbath)

3. One (Metallica)

4. Photograph (Def Leppard)

5. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Guns N’ Roses)

6. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden)

7. For Those About to Rock (We Salute You) (AC/DC)

8. Dance the Night Away (Van Halen)

9. I Don’t Know (Ozzy Osbourne)

10. Enter Sandman (Metallica)

11. Back in Black (AC/DC)

12. You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’ (Judas Priest)

13. Phantom of the Opera (Iron Maiden)

14. Welcome to the Jungle (Guns N’ Roses)

15. Heaven and Hell (Black Sabbath)

16. Rock of Ages (Def Leppard)

17. Bark at the Moon (Ozzy Osbourne)

18. Rock You Like a Hurricane (Scorpions)

19. The Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown) (Priest)

20. Master of Puppets (Metallica)

21. No One Like You (Scorpions)

22. 2 Minutes to Midnight (Iron Maiden)

23. Bringin’ on the Heartbreak (Def Leppard)

24. And the Cradle Will Rock . . . (Van Halen)

25. Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (Black Sabbath)

26. November Rain (Guns N’ Roses)

27. Paranoid (Black Sabbath)

28. War Pigs (Black Sabbath)

29. Diamonds and Rust (Judas Priest)

30. Can I Play with Madness (Iron Maiden)

31. Living After Midnight (Judas Priest)

32. You Really Got Me (Van Halen)

33. Diggin’ Me Down (Ozzy Osbourne)

34. Still Loving You (Scorpions)

35. Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)

36. Patience (Guns N’ Roses)

37. Pour Some Sugar on Me (Def Leppard)

38. It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll) (AC/DC)

39. You Shook Me All Night Long (AC/DC)

40. Diary of a Madman (Ozzy Osbourne)

41. (Oh) Pretty Woman (Van Halen)

42. Miss You in a Heartbeat (Def Leppard)

43. Hell Bent for Leather (Judas Priest)

44. Run to the Hills (Iron Maiden)

45. Breaking the Law (Judas Priest)

46. Rhythm of Love (Scorpions)

47. Changes (Black Sabbath)

48. Civil War (Guns N’ Roses)

49. Aces High (Iron Maiden)

50. Women (Def Leppard)

51. Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (AC/DC)

52. Let There Be Rock (AC/DC)

53. Dancing in the Street (Van Halen)

54. Fade to Black (Metallica)

55. Exciter (Judas Priest)

56. Foolin’ (Def Leppard)

57. Blackout (Scorpions)

58. No More Tears (Ozzy Osbourne)

59. Creeping Death (Metallica)

60. Paradise City (Guns N’ Roses)

61. Heading Out to the Highway (Judas Priest)

62. Flight of Icarus (Iron Maiden)

63. Over the Mountain (Ozzy Osbourne)

64. Don’t Cry (Guns N’ Roses)

65. Jump (Van Halen)

66. Holiday (Scorpions)

67. Fairies Wear Boots (Black Sabbath)

68. Let’s Get Rocked (Def Leppard)

69. Beyond the Realms of Death (Judas Priest)

70. Goodbye to Romance (Ozzy Osbourne)

71. Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door (Guns N’ Roses)

72. After Forever (Black Sabbath)

73. Panama (Van Halen)

74. The Zoo (Scorpions)

75. Seek and Destroy (Metallica)

76. Rock and Roll Ain’t Noise Pollution (AC/DC)

77. Rock! Rock! (Till You Drop) (Def Leppard)

78. For Whom the Bell Tolls (Metallica)

79. Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Iron Maiden)

80. Symptom of the Universe (Black Sabbath)

81. Flying High Again (Ozzy Osbourne)

82. Beautiful Girls (Van Halen)

83. Think About You (Guns N’ Roses)

84. Shoot to Thrill (AC/DC)

85. Before the Dawn (Judas Priest)

86. The Unforgiven (Metallica)

87. Live and Let Die (Guns N’ Roses)

88. Big City Nights (Scorpions)

89. Why Can’t This Be Love (Van Halen)

90. Have You Ever Needed Someone So Bad (Def Leppard)

91. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Iron Maiden)

92. Mama, I’m Coming Home (Ozzy Osbourne)

93. Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love (Van Halen)

94. Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath)

95. Can’t Live Without You (Scorpions)

96. Ride On (AC/DC)

97. Wasted Years (Iron Maiden)

98. T.N.T. (AC/DC)

99. Hit the Lights (Metallica)

100. Bad Boys Running Wild (Scorpions)

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