The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs

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Iron Maiden has an amazing collection of work, spanning 15 studio albums. So what are the best Iron Maiden songs? Everyone probably has a different opinion – and the band probably does as well – but what I tried to do with this list is take everything into account and I aimed to appease fans of the old stuff, fans of the new stuff, and do the band justice at the same time. One of the ways I did this was including at least one song from each album in this list.

Once I had the best 25 songs narrowed down, I ranked them taking the following into account:
  • Research around the web
  • How well the songs charted on Billboard and similar charts
  • The overall popularity of the songs (Youtube video views, top iTunes/Amazon tracks, lists I found on message boards and blogs, etc.)
  • The sheer awesomeness of the songs
  • Some elements of my opinion and people that I know who love Iron Maiden
  • The potential to fall in love with the song
  • Songs that the band consistently play live

Related posts:

My Favorite 25 Iron Maiden Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs…Period 
The Best Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last  
My Favorite Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last
The 20 Best Iron Maiden Solos
The Top 20 Iron Maiden Epic Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Intros
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Choruses
My Top 50 Favorite Albums of All-time
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is number 3 on the list)
My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time
(The Evil That Men Do is number 4 on the list)


(A few songs from this Top 20 list are not on Spotify yet)


25. “No Prayer For the Dying” (1990)

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24. “The Sign of the Cross” (1995)

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23. “Dance of Death” (2003)

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22. “The Wicker Man” (2000)

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21. “Sanctuary” (1980)

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20. “The Clansman” (1998)

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19. “Wasted Years” (1986)

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18. “Different World” (2006)

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17. “Powerslave” (1984)

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 16. “El Dorado” (2010)

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15. “The Ghost of the Navigator” (2000)

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14. “Sea Of Madness” (1986)

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13. “Rime Of The Ancient Mariner” (1984)

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12. “Fear Of The Dark” (1992)

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11. “Prowler” (1980)

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10. “Caught Somewhere In Time” (1986)

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9. “Wrathchild” (1981)

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8. “Aces High” (1984)

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7. “Flight Of Icarus” (1983)

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6. “Run To The Hills” (1982)

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5. “The Evil That Men Do” (1988)

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4. “The Trooper” (1983)

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3. “The Number Of The Beast” (1982)

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2. “Killers” (1981)

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1. “Hallowed Be Thy Name” (1982)

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Honorable mentions:


For statistic’s sake, here are the number of songs on this list from each album:

Since The Number of the Beast, Powerslave, and Somewhere In Time have the most songs on this list, does that make these the best Iron Maiden albums? Check out my post The Best Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last and for a different look My Favorite Iron Maiden Songs From First To Last.


Related Posts:

My Favorite 25 Iron Maiden Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs…Period 
The Best Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last  
My Favorite Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last
The 20 Best Iron Maiden Solos
The Top 20 Iron Maiden Epic Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Intros
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Choruses
My Top 50 Favorite Albums of All-time
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is number 3 on the list)
My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time
(The Evil That Men Do is number 4 on the list)


Links of Interest:

Iron Maiden Official Site
Iron Maiden Youtube Channel
Follow Iron Maiden on Facebook
Follow Iron Maiden on Twitter
Iron Maiden Myspace Page
Iron Maiden Wikipedia Page
Iron Maiden Last.fm Page
Iron Maiden RollingStone Artist Page
Iron Maiden ArtistDirect Artist Page
Iron Maiden NME.com Artist Page
Iron Maiden Lyrics at LetsSingIt.com
Iron Maiden on Spotify


One Comment on “The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs

  1. >Good list, mine would include some epics off the later albums but that's about it.

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