In 1980, the band quadrupled their audience with the release of the album British Steel. The albums explosive hits “Breaking The Law,” and “Living After Midnight,” would serve as an inspiration for so many of the metal bands that would rise to fame in the hair band 1980s.
Since their debut album in 1974, Judas Priest has for the most part kept releasing new music over a forty four year period. Judas Priest has released eighteen studio albums. Their last studio album was released in 2018 entitled Firepower. In a time period in which many legendary bands are no longer releasing new music because very few people buy new albums anymore, it’s refreshing that a band like Judas Priest has not given up on the record business.
In the live music department, Judas Priest has released sixteen live albums with their latest being released in 2016 entitled Battle Cry. Like all great bands that came of age in the 1970s, there have been a ton of compilations albums released.
For our top 10 Judas Priest songs list we decided to take a different approach from all our other lists. Instead of numbering the list, we left that open for the readers to decide. The list is in order but which end in number one and which end is number ten. Should the top be number one or the bottom be number one? Let us know what you think, and even if you don’t agree with the songs, be nice. This is all in good fun.
# 10 – Breaking The Law
# 9 – You’ve Got Another Thing Coming
The Judas Priest song “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” was released on the album Screaming for Vengeance. The album was released in 1982. The song was put into heavy rotation on MTV in the music channel’s early days.
# 8 – Living After Midnight
Along with “Breaking The Law,” the Judas Priest song “Living After Midnight,” was another one of the huge hits from their famous 1980 album British Steel.
# 7 – Heading Out To The Highway
# 6 – Hell Bent For Leather
# 5 – Take These Chains
The amazing Judas Priest song “Take These Chains,” was released on the Screaming For Vengeance album. The smoking album was released in 1982. Three Judas Priest songs from this incredible album have been listed on this top 10 Judas Priest Songs list.
# 4 -The Sentinel
Listen to this incredible track and try to tell us that you don’t love this band. The Sentinel was released in 1984 on the Defenders of the Faith album. There was something going on in the universe between 1983 and 1984 because so many bands released the albums of their careers in 1984. It was a spectacular year for music.
# 3 – Ram It Down
No cover depicts the power of Heavy Metal like the Ram It Down Cover. The album’s title track has always been one of our favorite Judas Priest songs. The album was released in 1988.
# 2 – Electric Eye
There is good reason why this dynamic metal song “Electric Eye,” has usually served as the show opener at Judas Priest concerts. Just take a listen and it will become instantly clear. Another great track from the Screaming for Vengeance album.
# 1 – PainKiller
“Painkiller,” was easily the heaviest Judas Priest ever got. The song “Painkiller,” was released on the 1990 album Painkiller. This concludes our top 10 Judas Priest songs list. Can you tell which end was our number one? Which end would you pick?