America’s Hard 100

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Revisiting America’s Hard 100 (25-1)

Metallica, AC/DC, Alice Cooper composite

One year ago we asked you, the fans, to help us decide the 100 greatest hard rock and heavy metal songs of all time. We compiled our list of classic rock and metal jams and asked people to vote on their favorites to help us determine where they landed on our countdown list which was then broadcast as America’s hard 100. Well you know, it turns out, you guys were wrong.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

Revisiting America’s Hard 100 (50-26)

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One year ago we asked you, the fans, to help us decide the 100 greatest hard rock and heavy metal songs of all time. We compiled our list of classic rock and metal jams and asked people to vote on their favorites to help us determine where they landed on our countdown list which was then broadcast as America’s Hard 100. Well you know, it turns out, you guys were wrong.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

Revisiting America’s Hard 100 (75-51)

Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne, and Jane's Addiction composite

One year ago we asked you, the fans, to help us decide the 100 greatest hard rock and heavy metal songs of all time. We compiled our list of classic rock and metal jams and asked people to vote on their favorites to help us determine where they landed on our countdown list which was then broadcast as America’s hard 100. Well you know, it turns out, you guys were wrong.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

Revisiting America’s Hard 100 (100-76)

America's Hard 100 Revisited 100-76

One year ago we asked you, the fans, to help us decide the 100 greatest hard rock and heavy metal songs of all time. We compiled our list of classic rock and metal jams and asked people to vote on their favorites to help us determine where they landed on our countdown list which was then broadcast as America’s Hard 100. Well you know, it turns out, you guys were wrong.

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by (@BHSmithNYC)

Countdown America’s Hard 100 (COMPLETE LIST)

VH1 Classic‘s America’s Hard 100 counted down the 100 greatest hard rock and heavy metal songs of all time as voted on you YOU, the FANS! We compiled our list of classic rock and metal jams and asked people to vote on their favorites to determine where they landed on our count down list.  1.4 million votes later we got our list!   Professional wrestler, Fozzy frontman and confirmed metal maniac, Chris Jericho came on down to sort the results and present the final list, which we now present to you.

America’s Hard 100: The Complete List:

100. Anthrax featuring Public Enemy “Bring The Noise”
99. Queensryche “Silent Lucidity”
98. Corrosion Of Conformity “Dance Of The Dead”
97. Soundgarden “Black Hole Sun”
96. Foo Fighters “Everlong”
95. Jane’s Addiction “Stop”
94. Faith No More “Epic”
93. W.A.S.P. “Wild Child”
92. The Cult “Fire Woman”
91. Thin Lizzy “The Boys Are Back In Town”
90. Marilyn Manson “The Beautiful People”
89 . Ministry “Just One Fix”
88. Van Halen “Hot For Teacher”
87. Slayer “Raining Blood”
86. Cheap Trick “Dream Police”
85. Rage Against The Machine “Bulls On Parade”
84. Heaven and Hell “The Mob Rules”
83. Rollins Band “Liar”
82. Judas Priest “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’”
81. Sepultura “Slave New World”
80. Alice In Chains “Rooster”
79. Scorpions “No One Like You”
78. Overkill “Elimination”
77. Van Halen “Jump”
76. Kiss “Rock And Roll All Night”
75. Alice Cooper “Poison”
74. Testament “Over The Wall”
73. Stone Temple Pilots “Wicked Garden”
72. Dio “Rainbow In The Dark”
71. Korn “Freak On A Leash”
70. Pantera “Walk”
69. Lita Ford “Kiss Me Deadly”
68. Queensryche “Jet City Woman”
67. L.A. Guns “Bitch Is Back”
66. Tool “Sober”
65. Rob Zombie “Dragula”
64. Deftones “Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)”
63. nine inch nails “Closer”
62. Led Zeppelin “Kashmir”
61. Great White “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”
60. Anthrax “Got The Time”
59. Ratt “Lay It Down”
58. Metallica “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
57. Warrant “Cherry Pie”
56. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts “I Love Rock ‘N’ Roll”
55. Slayer “Seasons In The Abyss”
54. Whitesnake “Here I Go Again”
53. Pantera “Cemetary Gates”
52. White Zombie “More Human Than Human”
51. Foo Fighters “My Hero”
50. Motorhead “Ace Of Spades”
49. Motley Crue “Girls, Girls, Girls”
48. Judas Priest “Breaking The Law”
47. Krokus “Screaming In The Night”
46. Iron Maiden “The Trooper”
45. Deep Purple “Highway Star”
44. Rush “Tom Sawyer”
43. Metallica “Enter Sandman”
42. Ratt “Round And Round”
41. Twisted Sister “I Wanna Rock”
40. Dokken “Into The Fire”
39. Twisted Sister “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
38. AC/DC “You Shook Me All Night Long”
37. Nirvana “Smells Like Teen Spirit”
36. Led Zeppelin “Immigrant Song”
35. Heaven and Hell “Shadow of the Wind”
34. Alice Cooper “Eighteen”
33. Alice In Chains “Man In The Box”
32. Kiss “Shout It Out Loud”
31. Aerosmith “Love In An Elevator”
30. Def Leppard “Photograph”
29. Skid Row “18 And Life”
28. Motley Crue “Dr. Feelgood”
27. Aerosmith “Dream On”
26. Danzig “Mother ’93″
25. Megadeth “Peace Sells”
24. Heart “Magic Man”
23. Def Leppard “Rock Of Ages”
22. Scorpions “Rock You Like A Hurricane”
21. Quiet Riot “Cum On Feel The Noize”
20. Iron Maiden “Run To The Hills”
19. Black Sabbath “Iron Man”
18. Ozzy Osbourne “Bark At The Moon”
17. Bon Jovi “You Give Love A Bad Name”
16. Heart “Barracuda”
15. Dream Theater “Pull Me Under”
14. Megadeth “Sweating Bullets”
13. Rush “Limelight”
12. Cinderella “Gypsy Road”
11. Black Sabbath “Paranoid”
10. Poison “Talk Dirty To Me”
9. Guns N’ Roses “November Rain”
8. AC/DC “Back In Black”
7. Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads “Crazy Train”
6. Dio “Holy Diver”
5. Accept “Balls To The Wall”
4. Poison “Nothin’ But A Good Time”
3. Guns N’ Roses “Paradise City”
2. Type O Negative “Black No. 1″
1. Bon Jovi “Living On A Prayer”

 

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AMERICA’S HARD 100, FINALS EDITION: Vote To Determine The Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time

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Well folks, you did it. Just under two weeks ago, VH1 Classic began releasing a series of viewer polls that would ultimately determine what songs would separate themselves from the pack in America’s Hard 100. Over one million (!!!) votes were cast by you, THE FANS, to determine which songs deserved to be at the top of our list of the best hard rock and heavy metal songs of all-time. We’ve sorted through the votes, analyzed the numbers, and now we need your help again in determining the FINAL RANKINGS of America’s Hard 100.

We have come up with a list of 15 songs here, 10 of which won their respective polls — a healthy round of applause for Dream Theater‘s “Pull Me Under,” Type O Negative‘s “Black No. 1,” Bon Jovi‘s “Living On A Prayer,” Cinderella‘s “Gypsy Road,” Dio‘s “Holy Diver,” Rush‘s “Limelight,” Poison‘s “Nothin’ But A Good Time,” Guns N’ Roses‘ “November Rain,” Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads’ “Crazy Train,” and Black Sabbath‘s “Paranoid”! — and 5 of which we’re deeming wildcards. Each of these wildcard songs — AC/DC‘s “Back In Black,” Accept‘s “Balls To The Wall,” Guns N’ Roses’ “Paradise City,” Megadeth‘s “Sweating Bullets,” and Poison’s “Talk Dirty To Me” — reaped more votes than all the other non-poll winning songs, and might have won their respective polls had they been placed among a different group of songs.

So, with that said, here are your final 15 songs. The same rules apply this time around; vote early and often for as many of these 15 as you think are deserving, and you can always click Return To Poll to vote again. The polls will close on Tuesday, October 2 at 4 p.m. ET, and you’ll be able to tune in to watch America’s Hard 100 on VH1 Classic in November to see the final results.

Without further ado, let the voting commence!

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AMERICA’S HARD 100 – Vote To Determine The Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time

Welcome to of the final VH1 Classic America’s Hard 100 Countdown Poll! Over the past 10 days we’ve asked YOU, the FANS to help us sort our list of essential hard rock and heavy metal tunes and the response has been incredible! Since this is the final list, we’ll be keeping it active for a few days to make sure we have enough time to record all your votes. And, due to popular demand, keep your eyes open for a one final poll featuring those songs which got the most votes for our all-time Top 10!

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can vote AS MANY TIMES and for AS MANY SONGS as you want, simply click on “Return To Poll” after your initial ballot and if your favorite songs or bands are missing from today’s list please check one of our earlier polls, which are all still open for voting, to see if you can find it.

Today Van Halen’s bad boy classic “Hot For Teacher” takes on Cliff-era Metallica’s “For Whom The Bell Tolls,”  “Wild Child” by nasty L.A. glam-masters W.A.S.P. and Rush’s “Tom Sawyer” among others.

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AMERICA’S HARD 100, Day 9: Vote To Determine The Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time

VH1 Classic Presents America's Hard 100

The VH1 Classic America’s Hard 100 Countdown Poll is nearing its end but we’ve still got more classic hard rock and heavy metal tunes that need sorting and we need your help! We’ve put together a list of 100 essential rockers but we need you to vote on them to let us know where they should fall in the America’s Hard 100 Countdown when it airs this November.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can vote AS MANY TIMES and for AS MANY SONGS as you want, simply click on “Return To Poll” after your initial ballot. If your favorite hard rock jam is missing from today’s list please click on one of the previous days polls which are still open and keep checking back daily as we add new songs to new lists.

Today “The Boys Are Back In Town” by seminal Irish hard rockers Thin Lizzy goes up against Soundgarden’s grunge metal opus “Black Hole Sun,” Ozzy Osbourne’s metal standard “Crazy Train” featuring the late guitarist Randy Rhoads and technical thrash act Megadeth’s “Sweating Bullets” plus more.

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AMERICA’S HARD 100, Day 8: Vote To Determine The Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time

The VH1 Classic America’s Hard 100 Countdown Poll is nearing its end but we’ve still got more classic hard rock and heavy metal tunes that need sorting and we need your help! We’ve put together a list of 100 essential rockers but we need you to vote on them to let us know where they should fall in the America’s Hard 100 Countdown when it airs this November.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can vote AS MANY TIMES and for AS MANY SONGS as you want, simply click on “Return To Poll” after your initial ballot. If your favorite hard rock jam is missing from today’s list please click on one of the previous days polls which are still open and keep checking back daily as we add new songs to new lists.

Today shock rocker Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People” faces off against “Motorhead’s speed rock standard “Ace Of Spades,” unstoppable blooze rockers Aerosmith’s poetic power ballad “Dream On” and rabble-rousing rap-metal pioneers Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade” among others.

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AMERICA’S HARD 100, Day 7 – Vote To Determine The Greatest Hard Rock Song Of All-Time

It’s Day 7 of the VH1 Classic America’s Hard 100 Countdown Poll and we’ve got another batch of classic hard rock and heavy metal tunes that need sorting! We’ve put together a list of 100 essential rockers but we need you to vote on them to let us know where they should fall in the America’s Hard 100 Countdown when it airs this November.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You can vote AS MANY TIMES and for AS MANY SONGS as you want, simply click on “Return To Poll” after your initial ballet. If your favorite hard rock jam is missing from today’s list please click on one of the previous days polls which are still open and keep checking back daily as we add new songs to new lists.

Today Nirvana’s grunge anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit” goes up against Metallica’s breakthrough hit “Enter Sandman,” Zeppelin’s epic “Kashmir” and classic tunes by Van Halen, Def Leppard and more!

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