Our Top 10 Halestorm songs list presents ten of the best songs from a rock and roll band that has delivered some of the best rock music of the past 20 years. The group hails from the city of Red Lion located in the great State of Pennsylvania. The group was originally formed by sister and brother combo Lzzy Hale and Arejay Hale when they were both young teengaers. Eventually, the group would add musicians Joe Hottinger on guitar and Josh Smith on bass. The group would take the name Halestorm and become one of the hardest working bands in the music business. With a powerful rock and roll sound that balances the genres of metal and rock with a little pop thrown in occasionally, the groups central appeal is the incredible vocal power and songwriting skills of Lzzy Hale.
Halestorm released their first album in 2009 entitled Halestorm. The group would follow up their debut record a few years later with the album The Strange Case Of… . 2012 would be a good year for the band as Halestorm would win a Grammy Award for their single “Love Bites (So Do I).” The group would return once again two years later in 2015 with their third studio album entitled Into the Wild Life. Their most recent studio album released as of this writing was released in 2018 entitled Vicious.
# 10 – Freak Like Me
We open up our Halestorm songs lists with a real heavy rocker entitled “Freak Like Me.” When Lzzy Hale wrote this one she must have surely had in mind how effective a song like this would be in concert.The band has always heavily toured every year since their existence, so the concert stage is more of a home to them than anywhere else. “Freak Like Me,” is in essence the perfect song to get a crowd up and dancing to the music. Just a perfect rocker with a great rock and roll attitude. The song “Freak Like Me,” would also become the band’s first number single. The song hit number one on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks in 2012.
# 9 – I Am The Fire
We change directions right away on this Halestorm songs list. From the full blown in your face rocker “Freak Like Me,” to this great song “I Am The Fire,” that starts out with a tender touch and then of course delivers the knockout blow. This one really shows off the incredible vocal range of Lzzy Hale. Her vocals are filled with so much energy and passion topped of with a wide range. She is definitely one of the best rock and roll vocalists to have arrived on the rock scene in the past twenty years.
# 8 – Mz Hyde
In the number eight spot on our Halestorm list we turn to this fantastic songs “Mz Hyde.” This one has such a killer metal guitar riff that opens up the song. The band sounds like Black Sabbath in the song’s intro. The song’s sweet verse sets up the listener for a possible sugary song from the band and then wham the chorus turns the fantasy into a nightmare defining the meaning behind the song’s title. The song “Mz Hyde,’ was released on the album The Strange Case Of… The album was released in 2012.
# 7 – Love/Hate Heartbreak
It just seems like every song on this Halestorm songs list just keeps getting better and better. The videos for these songs are so stunning. There is no way you could just watch a few seconds of any of these videos. Lzzy Hale is just too mesmerizing as a performer to take your eyes of her. From the song “Love/Hate Heartbreak’s” blistering opening guitar solo all the way through every note Lzzy Hale sings, you will be instantly put under her spell on this amazing song.
# 6 – Amen
Lzzy Hale and the band change it up a little on this great song titled “Amen.” This one is all about groove, melody and chord changes. It’s not as loud as many of the band’s other songs, but it’s just as heavy in its spirit. And by the end of the song, things pretty much do get heavy. A great anthemic song filled with groove and thunder. The song “Amen,” was released on the album Into The Wild Life. It would be the second number one single released from the album as the song hit number one on the US Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks charts in 2015
# 5 – I Get Off
At the halfway point on our Top 10 Halestorm songs list is the band’s debut single entitled “I Get Off.” If the band wanted to turn heads quickly upon their arrival, they picked the right song and video to do it with. And we will pretty much leave it at that. This one is super hot. The song was released in 2009 on their debut album Halestorm. It would become the band’s first Gold single.
# 4 – Uncomfortable
In the number four spot on our Halestorm songs list is the great track “Uncomfortable.” This is a super fast tune that seems to also borrow heavily in the song’s verse from the classic Queen song “Stone Cold Crazy.” Yet the chorus and the rest of the song is completely original. Love this one!
# 3 – I Miss The Misery
The next three songs on this Halestorm list are just so killer. If this was the 70s this band would have been really huge. On this great song “I Miss The Misery,” Lzzy Hale delivers one of the best vocal performances of her career. The single “I Miss The Misery,”would go on to become the band’s biggest selling single of their career so far. The song was certified platinum in sales in 2012.
# 2 – Apocalyptic
In the number two spot on our Halestorm songs list is the fantastic track “Apocalyptic.” This one is filled with great metal guitar licks in both the guitar parts and Lzzy Hale’s killer vocals. Its metal 101 done brilliantly by this fantastic band. We are not the only ones who feel that way because this song entitled “Apocalyptic,” went straight to number one on the US Billboard Rock Tracks. The song was released as the lead single from their 2015 album Into the Wild Life.
# 1 – Love Bites (So Do I)
If this song does not leave you speechless you better check that pulse of yours. Coming in at number one on our Halestorm songs list is the spectacular track “Love Bites (So Do I).” Lzzy Hale wastes no time getting straight to the point on this one. This roaring song stands as one of the best rockers released by any band of the 2000s. “Love Bites (So Do I),” was so well written and performed it wound up earning the band a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance.
The song “Love Bites (So Do I),” was released on the album The Strange Case Of… in 2012. It was released as the second single from the album. One can hear the influences of bands like Metallica, Anthrax and so many more legendary metal bands. Nonetheless, despite those influences, there is an incredible air of originality in this band. If there ever was a band we thought this group reminded us of, it would be the band Saraya that released two albums in the late 1980s early 1990s.
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