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 in the great State of Pennsylvania. The group was initially formed by sister and brother combo Lzzy Hale and Arejay Hale when they were both young teenagers. 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 bit of pop thrown in occasionally, the group’s 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. In 2018 they released Vicious. Their most recent studio album released as of this writing was released in 2022, entitled Back from the Dead .
# 10 – Freak Like Me
We open our Halestorm songs lists with a real heavy rocker entitled “Freak Like Me.” When Lzzy Hale wrote this one she must have indeed 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. It’s 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,” which starts out with a tender touch and then, of course, delivers the knockout blow. This one shows off Lzzy Hale’s incredible vocal range. Her vocals are filled with so much energy and passion, topped off 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 song, “Mz Hyde.” This one has 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 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 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 off her. From the song “Love/Hate Heartbreak’s” blistering opening guitar solo through every note Lzzy Hale sings, you will be instantly put under her spell on this fantastic 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 just as heavy in its spirit. And by the end of the song, things pretty much do get heavy. It’s 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 excellent track “Uncomfortable.” This is a super fast tune that reminds us a bit of the classic Queen song “Stone Cold Crazy.” Yet the chorus and the rest of the song take it to an entirely different place. We love this one! “Uncomfortable” was the lead single from the band’s fourth studio album Vicious. The band on the album featured Lzzy Hale on vocals, guitar, piano, and synths, Arejay Hale on drums and backing vocals, Joe Hottinger on lead guitar, backing vocals, and synths, and Josh Smith on bass, piano, backing vocals, and synths.
# 3 – I Miss The Misery
The following three songs on this Halestorm list are just so killer. 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 / Back From The Dead
In the number two spot on our Halestorm songs list is the fantastic track “Apocalyptic.” This one is filled with excellent metal guitar licks in both the guitar parts and Lzzy Hale’s killer vocals. It’s Metal 101, done brilliantly by this fantastic band. We are not the only ones who feel that way because this song, “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.
The song “Back From The Dead” stands as the title track from Halestorm’s latest album, released in 2022. This is such powerful stuff. It has Led Zeppelin meets Metallica-type intensity. Halestorm is one of the best rock bands to come onto the scene in the past twenty years. All you have to do is take a listen to any of these songs on the list and you will nod your head in agreement.
# 1 – Love Bites (So Do I)
You better check your pulse if this song does not leave you speechless. 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 that it earned 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, which released two albums in the late 1980s and early 1990s.