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Top 10 Hard Rock Songs

No matter what your mood, these hard rock songs will get your heart racing. With the perfect equation of heavy bass, wailing guitars and bad ass frontmen, these hits not only please the most dedicated rock fans but also hit the top of charts. From AC/DC to Disturbed, these bands and their greatest hits take no prisoners and prove that hard rock has staying power.
10
'Highway to Hell'
One of the most well-known hard rock songs, 'Highway to Hell' was inspired by AC/DC's grueling tour schedule and written collectively by all the members of the band.
AC/DC Highway to Hell
09
'Awake'
The title track from Godsmack's second studio album, 'Awake' hit No. 1 on the Mainstream Rock chart and its music video featured footage of the band playing in the exercise yard of the Ohio State Reformatory prison.
Godsmack Awake
08
'Paradise City'
Not only is this Guns N' Roses song a favorite for guitarist Slash, 'Paradise City' was also ranked No. 1 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs of All Time.
Guns 'N Roses Paradise City
07
'Down With the Sickness'
This hard rock song is not only Disturbed's most popular song, but was also their first single to be certified platinum in the US by the RIAA.
Disturbed Down With The Sickness
06
'Man in the Box'
1991's 'Man in the Box' garnered the band a Grammy nomination in 1992, for Best Hard Rock Performance. They didn't win the award, but the song went on to be No.19 on VH1's Greatest Metal Songs and No. 50 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the '90s.
Alice in Chains Man in theBox
05
'Paranoid'
Just as we shout absurd 'Free Bird' requests at bands in America, in Finland the song of choice is Black Sabbath's 'Paranoid.' Finnish music fans yell, "play Paranoid!"
Black Sabbath Paranoid
04
'Welcome to the Jungle'
This Classic rock anthem 'Welcome to the Jungle' not only rocked the '80s, but lives on as one of MTV's most-requested music videos.
Guns N' Roses Welcome to the Jungle
03
'Crazy Train'
Ozzy Osbourne's first single after splitting with Black Sabbath, the hard rock song was released in 1980 on the album 'Blizzard of Oz' and covered by the likes of Pat Boone, Sebastian Bach and even the Blue Man Group.
Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train
02
'Enter Sandman'
Even though it hit a mere No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, 'Enter Sandman' -- a song written by James Hetfield about a child's nightmares -- hit No. 1 on both Norwegian and Canadian music charts.
Metallica Enter Sandman
01
'Back in Black'
With a notable guitar riff and screaming "yeah yeah yeah"s, it's no wonder why this is our No. 1 Hard Rock Song. A tribute to former singer Bon Scott, his replacement Brian Johnson contributed the lyric: "Nine lives / Cats eyes / Abusing every one of them and running wild." The song reached 2x platinum status in 2007.
AC/DC Black in Black

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