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


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