Is this a definitive list of metal songs that have got to number one?
NOTE: If you are looking for my views about an official UK metal songs chart click here.
RATM may have done the unbelievable and got to Christmas number one with a metal song but as mentioned before here, not many metal songs have ever made it to the top of the charts at any time.
Here are all of the metal(ish) number ones we know of:
This is definitely metal:
Iron Maiden – Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter (Number 1 for 2 weeks in 1990)
This is nu-metal:
Limp Bizkit – Rollin’ (2 weeks at the top in 2001)
This is some sort of metal(?) (4 weeks in 2003):
Evanescene – Bring me to life
Is this metal? Christmas Number #1 1975 and 1991.
It was from their early period when they were pretty heavy (though this video isn’t from that era, obviously):
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
This probably isn’t metal, but has a good riff:
The Offspring – Pretty Fly (for a White Guy) (Number 1 for one week in 1999).
And of course this year’s Xmas no.1:
RATM – Killing in the Name
What do you think of those? Are there any we’ve missed out that you can think of?