Top 8 Heavy Metal Songs from the 1980s

"Master of Puppets" (Metallica): Thrash metal anthem addressing drug control. Chart-topping and resurged with "Stranger Things." Metallica's electrifying classic.

"Back in Black" (AC/DC): Iconic '80s rock with a memorable riff. Tribute to late Bon Scott. Title track of the bestselling album.

"Welcome to the Jungle" (Guns N’ Roses): Synonymous with GNR, this energetic track showcases Axl's vocals and Slash's riffs. A metal masterpiece.

"Crazy Train" (Ozzy Osbourne): Ozzy's debut solo single, a heavy metal classic. Sinister laugh, soaring guitar solo. Platinum-selling brilliance.

"Heaven and Hell" (Black Sabbath): Dio-era Sabbath's epic. Powerful lyrics, Iommi's melody. A defining post-Ozzy era track.

 "Can I Play With Madness" (Iron Maiden): Imaginative and iconic. Iron Maiden's '80s gem. Adventure-packed lyrics, thrashing melody. A metal masterpiece.

"Jump" (Van Halen): Unique '80s hit by Van Halen. Synth-driven, pop-friendly deviation. Topped charts and Hall of Fame recognition.

"We're Not Gonna Take It" (Twisted Sister): Twisted Sister's rebellious anthem. Dee Snider's catchy defiance. Heavy metal band's mainstream breakthrough.