Audioslave was basically Rage Against The Machine in as far as personnel went with Chris Cornell replacing Zack de la Rocha on vocals. However, the comparison between the two bands stopped at the personnel door as both groups sound completely different. Chris Cornell, who we feel was the greatest rock and roll singer since Robert Plant blended incredibly well with Rage Against The Machine. Cornell’s voice is so strong that at times it could overshadow his incredible songwriting abilities. Morello’s talent is out of this world. It was a talent recognized by Bruce Springsteen who invited Tom Morello to join the E Street band for an entire tour. When the boss comes calling nobody says no.
Audioslave released three albums. The band’s debut album Audioslave was released in 2002. The follow up album entitled Out Of Exile was issued in 2005. The band’s final album was released one year later in 2006 entitled Revelations. Our Top 10 Audioslave songs list is an attempt to choose ten of the best recordings the band released during their short period together. The list should only serve as an introduction to the band as we strongly urge anyone to check out each one of their fabulous records.
# 10 – Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye
We open our Top 10 Audioslave songs lits with a track from the bands final album entitled Revelations. The song “Nothing Left To Say Goodbye,” was issued as the eleventh track on the album. It was never released as a single but it’s touching melody and lyrical content has become a fan favorite.
# 9 – Shadows On The Sun
The great Audioslave song “Shadows On The Sun,” was released on the band’s debut album Audioslave in 2002. The album was produced by legendary record producer Rick Rubin.
# 8 – I Am The Highway
Continuing with our top 10 Audioslave songs we will stick with the band’s first album for another great track entitled “I Am The Highway.” The song “I Am The Highway,” was released as the album’s fourth single. “I Am The Highway,” broke the Billboard top 100 and reached all the way to number two on the mainstream rock tracks charts.
# 7 – Broken City
Audioslave’s “Broken City.” was issued on the band’s third album entitled Revelations. The bass groove on this great track sets the tone for one down and dirty funky tune that was very reflective of the 1960s vibe that resonated throughout the album.
# 6 – #1 Zero
The great track “#1 Zero,” was released on the Out Of Exile album. Opening with that vintage Tom Morello guitar lick, this one was definitely one of the band’s strongest releases.
# 5 – Cochise
Audioslave’s debut album Audioslave was such an amazing debut album by the group. It was songs like “Cochise,” that really showcased those great Led Zeppelin style guitar licks that turned so many people onto this band. “Cochise,” was the first single released from the album.
# 4 – Show Me How To Live
Another great track from the debut album. “Show Me How To Live,” was the album’s third single release.
# 3 – Be Yourself
As we get closer to the end of our Top 10 Audioslave songs list we turn to one track each from every one of the bands three albums. Representing the bands’ sophomore album Out Of Exile is the great Red Hot Chili Peppers sounding tune “Be Yourself.”
# 2 – Revelations
The great song “Revelations,” was the title track from the band’s final album Revelations.The album was released in 2006. The song was a top 10 hit on US Billboard Mainstream Rock Charts.
# 1 – Like A Stone
This one was easy to choose for the number one spot. Cool intro, fantastic verse and a killer haunting chorus delivered the goods and cemented the group Audioslave as one of the best of the 2000s.
Updated 11, 2020