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Best ever Rock & Metal soundtrack songs for movies, games, and TV

We all know the great OSTs. Here's a list of the just the awesome ones. That too from the Rock and Metal genres.

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The Boys Are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy

"The Boys Are Back in Town" is a single from Irish hard rock band Thin Lizzy. The song was originally released in 1976 on their album Jailbreak. It was given 499th position among the 2004 Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, though it was not included in the 2010 update. A video is here.

Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

One of the all-time best road trip songs. When it was first released in 1968, this was about as heavy as music had ever been - and some still credit it as being the original metal song. It was featured in the cult movie Easy Rider.

Bodies - Drowning Pool

"Bodies" is a song by American alternative metal band Drowning Pool and the lead single from their debut album Sinner. Released in May 2001, the song is Drowning Pool's most popular single and has been featured in various films, TV programs, and advertising since its release. A video is here.

Feuer frei! - Rammstein

"Feuer frei!" is a song by German industrial metal band Rammstein. The song is released as the fifth single from their third album Mutter. The title is from the command to start shooting in German military language, can be compared to "fire at will", or "open fire" (literally, "fire free!"). XxX promo video is here.

Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N' Roses

"Welcome to the Jungle" is a song by American hard rock band Guns N' Roses, featured on their 1987 debut studio album, Appetite for Destruction . It was released as the band's second single on October 3, 1987, and reached number seven on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and number twenty-four on the UK Singles Chart.

Highway to Hell - AC/DC

"Highway to Hell" is the opening track of AC/DC's 1979 album Highway to Hell. It was initially released as a single in 1979. The single spent 45 weeks on the German Singles Chart, even though it peaked at only No. 30, in its 19th week on that chart. Ranked No. 258 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. Ranked No. 152 on the 500 Greatest Classic Rock Songs compiled by 94.5 XKR. Ranked No. 23 on The Top 500 Heavy Metal Songs of All Time, a book by Martin Popoff.

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is a song by the English rock band The Rolling Stones, released in 1965. The song was first released as a single in the United States in June 1965 and also featured on the fourth studio album of American version of Out of Our Heads, released that July. "Satisfaction" was a hit, giving the Stones their first number one in the US. In the UK, the song initially played only on pirate radio stations because its lyrics were considered too sexually suggestive. In Britain, the single was released in August 1965; it became the Rolling Stones' fourth number one in the United Kingdom. The single made its way through the American charts, reaching the top on 10 July, displacing The Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)". "Satisfaction" held on for a full four weeks.

Back in Black (song) - AC/DC

"Back in Black" is a song by AC/DC, appearing as the first track on side two of their 1980 album of the same name. Known for its opening guitar riff, the song was AC/DC's tribute to their former singer Bon Scott. Check out this song with Iron Man movie video clips, to know why it is an appropriate soundtrack for action movies.
The song was ranked No. 4 by VH1 on their list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs, and in 2009, it was named the second greatest hard rock song of all time by VH1. It was also ranked No. 187 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.

Crazy Train - Ozzy Ossbourne

"Crazy Train" is the first single from British heavy metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne's debut solo album, Blizzard of Ozz , released in 1980. The subject matter of the lyrics is the Cold War and the fear of annihilation that existed during this period. It was rated 9th greatest guitar solo ever by over 25 million readers of Guitar World magazine. The song was also ranked 9th by VH1 on the list of the 40 Greatest Metal Songs and in 2009 it was named the 23rd greatest hard rock song of all time also by VH1, the highest placement by a solo artist on the list.

Highway Star by Deep Purple

"Highway Star" is a song by the English rock band Deep Purple. It is the opening track on their 1972 album Machine Head and is the fastest song in tempo on the album.

Paranoid (Black Sabbath song)

"Paranoid" sung by the British rock band Black Sabbath, is the first single from the album Paranoid. It reached number 4 on the UK Singles Chart and number 61 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Free Bird

"Free Bird" is a power ballad performed by American rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Detroit Rock City by KISS

"Detroit Rock City" by Kiss featured on their 1976 album, Destroyer.

  • Ashish Gupta


    Ashish has several years of experience working with content. He is a technical communicator and a community builder by profession; UX advocate and a quality champion by nature; and a Chemical engineer from IIT Bombay by academic qualification.

    In his spare time he likes to spoil his son silly, test workflows, identify usability enhancements and new features in software that he uses, and indulge in the online communities. Other interests areas in which Ashish dabbles are Instructional content, eLearning, social media, SEO, project management, life skills, watching soccer, fantasize about running long marathons some day, and occasionally trekking in the Himalayas.

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