Genre: Rock

METALLICA Lyrics - by Popularity

1 The Unforgiven II
2 Enter Sandman
3 The Day That Never Comes
4 One
5 The Unforgiven 3
6 Hero Of The Day
7 Sad But True
8 Nothing Else Matters
9 For Whom The Bell Tolls
10 Metalica - Enter Sandman
11 Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
12 Turn The Page
13 Leper Messiah
14 Master Of Puppets
15 The Memory Remains
16 Harvester of Sorrow
17 Holier Than Thou
18 Until It Sleeps
19 Battery
20 Carpe Diem Baby
21 Fuel
22 Of Wolf And Man
23 Wherever I May Roam
24 Jump In The Fire
25 Suicide And Redemption
26 The Struggle Within
27 Die Die My Darling
28 The Ecstasy Of Gold
29 All Nightmare Long
30 The Judas Kiss
31 Stone Cold Crazy
32 The Unforgiven
33 Damage Inc.
34 (Anesthesia)--Pulling Teeth
35 Bleeding Me
36 That Was Just Your Life
37 The End Of The Line
38 The Call of Ktulu
39 Whiskey In The Jar
40 Whisky In The Jar
41 Cyanide
42 Orion
43 Fade To Black
44 My Apocalypse
45 Fight Fire With Fire
46 Devil's Dance
47 Enter Sandman Original
48 The Thing That Should Not Be
49 Dirty Window
50 Don't Tread on Me
51 No Leaf Clover
52 One (Rare)
53 Creeping Death
54 The God That Failed
55 Unforgiven II
56 Whiplash
57 Disposable Heroes
58 Metallica - Battary
59 Wasted My Hate
60 Ain't My Bitch
61 Seek & Destroy
62 King Nothing
63 My World
64 The Outlaw Torn
65 Overkill
66 Motorbreath
67 Sweet Amber
68 My Friend Of Misery
69 Am I Evil?
70 Wasting My Hate
71 Whiskey In The Jar (Traditional)
72 ...And Justice For All
73 Blackened
74 Tuesday's Gone
75 Metallica - Master Of Puppets
76 Thorn Within
77 Broken Beat And Scarred
78 Hit The Lights
79 Invisible Kid
80 Last Caress - So What (Live)
81 Minus Human
82 Mercyful Fate
83 Escape
84 To Live Is To Die
85 Sabbra Cadabra
86 No Remorse
87 The Unnamed Feeling
88 So What
89 The Ballad Of ?Brain Knight?
90 Phantom Lord
91 Purify
92 (Anethesia) Pulling Teeth
93 The Four Horsemen
94 Ride The Lightning
95 Through The Never
96 Crash Course In Brain Surgery
97 2x4
98 Fixxxer
99 And Justice For All
100 Leer Messiah
101 For Whom The Bells Tolls
102 Low Man's Lyric
103 Helpless
104 The House Jack Built
105 Frantic
106 Dyers Eve
107 Some Kind Of Monster
108 Slither
109 Eye Of The Beholder
110 Killing Time
111 Loverman
112 Ronnie
113 The Frayed Ends Of Sanity
114 Metal Militia
115 Solos (Bass/Guitar)
116 Sanitarium
117 Astronomy
118 Seek And Destroy
119 Better Than You
120 Blitzkrieg
121 Stone Dead Forever
122 Metalica - The Unforgiven
123 The More I See
124 Trapped Under Ice
125 Unforgiven
126 St. Anger
127 Devil's Dance - Official Lyrics
128 2 X 4
129 The Small Hours
130 Sanitarium (Welcome Home)
131 The Wait
132 Too Late Too Late
133 Prince Charming
134 It's Electric
135 I Disappear
136 Enter Sand Man
137 Poor Twisted Me
138 Lima (Riff Origins)
139 I Dissapear
140 Motorbreath [Live]
141 Disposable Heroes [Live]
142 Fuel For Fire (NASCAR Album)
143 Moth into Flame
144 91 (Riff Origins)
145 So Fucking What
146 Where The Wild Things Are
147 Hit The Lights [Live]
148 Just a Bullet Away
149 Am I Savage?
150 Shoot Me Again
151 The House That Jack Built
152 MTO (Riff Origins)
153 The Shortest Straw
154 The Chase Is Better Than The Catch
155 Hate Train
156 Justice Medley
157 Halo on Fire
158 The Thorn Within
159 RL72 (Riff Origins)
160 The Mechanix
161 MasterOfPuppets
162 Green Hell
163 Hell and Back
164 Confusion
165 Frankenstein (Riff Origins)
166 Attitude
167 Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
168 Rebel of Babylon
169 Dream No More
170 CHI (Riff Origins)
171 Bad Seed
172 Ride The Lighting
173 One-(Rare Version)
174 Still On Fire
175 Trapped under the ice
176 ManUNkind
177 All Within My Hands
178 We Did It Again"(feat. Ja Rule
179 X Dust (Riff Origins)
180 Ride The Lightening
181 Broken, Beat & Scarred
182 Just Like the USA
183 Here Comes Revenge
184 Untill It Sleeps
185 EnterSandman
186 Breadfan
187 Let It Loose
188 Head Is Happy (Heart's Insane)
189 Welcome Home
190 Murder One
191 Wherever i may road
192 Fuel For Fire (Fuel Demo Version)
193 The Prince
194 Back Door To Heaven
195 Spit Out the Bone
196 53rd & 3rd
197 Damage Case
198 Cretin Hop
199 All I Need is Everything
200 Lords of Summer
201 Riff Charge (Riff Origins)
202 Mine Eyes (original version of Low Man's Lyric
203 The Unforgiven 1
204 St Anger (Album)
205 - Human
206 We're A Happy Family
207 Backwards And Forwards
208 N.W.O.B.H.M.A.T.M. (Riff Origins)
209 Some Kind Of Monster [Edit]
210 Metallica - Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
211 Free Speech For The Dumb
212 Mercyful Faith
213 Birth of the True
214 Cure
215 Tin Shot (Riff Origins)
216 Metalica - Nothing Else Matters
217 Today Your Love, Tomorrow The World
218 Knife
219 Plow (Riff Origins)
220 Fuel For Fire (Fuel Demo)
221 Metallica. - Nothing Else Matters
222 The Unforgiven III
223 Hardwired
224 Sawblade (Riff Origins)
225 Last Caress/Green Hell
226 Remember Tomorrow
227 Human
228 Atlas, Rise!
229 Mama Said
230 RIP (Riff Origins)
231 Kill/Ride Medley
232 Leper Messiah [Live]
233 Last Caress / Green Hell
234 Attack
235 We Did It Again
236 Now That We're Dead


Metallica was easily the best, most influential heavy metal band of the '80s. Responsible for bringing the genre back to Earth, the bandmates looked and talked like they were from the street, shunning the usual rockstar games of metal musicians during the early '80s. Metallica also expanded the limits of thrash, using speed and volume not for their own sake, but to enhance their intricately structured compositions. The release of 1983's Kill 'Em All marked the beginning of the legitimization of heavy metal's underground, bringing new complexity and depth to thrash metal. With each album, the band's playing and writing improved; James Hetfield developed a signature rhythm playing that matched his growl, while lead guitarist Kirk Hammett became one of the most copied guitarists in metal. To complete the package, Lars Ulrich's thunderous (yet complex) drumming clicked in perfectly with Cliff Burton's innovative bass playing.

After releasing their masterpiece Master of Puppets in 1986, tragedy struck the band when their tour bus crashed while traveling in Sweden. Burton died in the accident. When the band decided to continue, Jason Newsted was chosen to replace Burton; two years later, the band released the conceptually ambitious ...And Justice for All, which hit the Top Ten without any radio play and very little support from MTV. But Metallica completely crossed over into the mainstream with 1991's Metallica, a self-titled effort that found the band trading in their long compositions for more concise song structures. Peppered with hits like "One" and "Enter Sandman", it resulted in a number one album that sold over seven million copies in the U.S. alone. To support the record, Metallica launched a long tour that kept the musicians on the road for nearly two years.

By the '90s, Metallica had changed the rules for all heavy metal bands; they were the leaders of the genre, respected not only by headbangers, but by mainstream record buyers and critics. No other heavy metal band has ever been able to pull off such a feat. However, the group lost a portion of their core audience with their long-awaited follow-up to Metallica, 1996's Load. The album moved the band toward alternative rock in terms of image -- they cut their hair and had their picture taken by Anton Corbijn. Although the album was a hit upon its summer release, entering the charts at number one and selling three million copies within two months, certain members of their fanbase complained about the shift in image, as well as the group's decision to headline the sixth Lollapalooza. Re-Load, which combined new material with songs left off of the original Load record, appeared in 1997; despite poor reviews, it sold at a typically brisk pace and spun off several successful singles, including "Fuel" and "The Memory Remains." Garage Inc., a double-disc collection of B-sides, rarities, and newly recorded covers, followed in 1998. The band's take on Bob Seger's "Turn the Page" helped maintain their presence in the charts, and Metallica continued their flood of product with 1999's S&M, which documented a live concert with the San Francisco Symphony. It debuted at number two, reconfirming the group's immense popularity.

Metallica spent most of 2000 embroiled in controversy by spearheading a legal assault against Napster, a file-sharing service that allowed users to download music files from each other's computers. Aggressively targeting copyright infringement of their own material, the band notoriously had over 300,000 users kicked off the service, creating a widespread debate over the availability of digital music that raged for most of the year. In January 2001, bassist Jason Newsted announced his amicable departure from the band. Shortly after the band appeared at the ESPN awards in April of the same year, Hetfield, Hammett, and Ulrich entered the recording studio to begin work on their next album, with producer Bob Rock lined up to handle bass duties for the sessions (meanwhile, rumors swirled of former Ozzy Osbourne/Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez being considered for the vacated position). In July, Metallica surprisingly dropped their lawsuit against Napster, perhaps sensing that their controversial stance did more bad than good to their "band of the people" image. That same summer, the band's recording sessions (and all other band-related matters) were put on hold as Hetfield entered an undisclosed rehab facility for alcoholism and other addictions. He completed treatment and rejoined the band as they headed back into the studio in 2002 to record St. Anger, which was later released in mid-2003.

The recording of St. Anger was capped with the search for a permanent replacement for Newstead. After a long audition process, former Ozzy Osbourne/Suicidal Tendencies bass player Robert Trujillo was selected and joined Metallica for their 2003/2004 world tour. The growing pains that the band experienced during the recording of St. Anger were captured in the celebrated documentary Some Kind of Monster, which saw theatrical release in 2004. Four years later, the band returned with Death Magnetic, an energized album that returned the band to its early-'80s roots. Former Slayer producer Rick Rubin helmed the album, having repalced the band's longtime producer Bob Rock, while Kirk Hammett (who was forbidden to play guitar solos on St. Anger) peppered the record with metallic riffs and frenetic solos. Stephen Thomas Erlewine & Greg Prato, All Music Guide