Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles by vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, and has been based in San Francisco for most of its career. The band's fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members and primary songwriters Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett, and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine, who formed Megadeth after being fired from Metallica, and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton, and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

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Top 20 Tracks by Metallica1

Exclude tracks from compilations

Rank Name Number of times played
1 Nothing Else Matters 74
2 Mama Said 70
3 Enter Sandman 68
4 Fade To Black 57
5 Wherever I May Roam 56
6 Until It Sleeps 52
7 The Four Horsemen 50
8 The Unforgiven 47
9 The Memory Remains 46
10 The Day That Never Comes 45
The Unforgiven III 45
11 For Whom The Bell Tolls 44
Fuel 44
12 Hero Of The Day 39
Sad But True 39
The Outlaw Torn 39
13 Whiskey In The Jar 38
14 Seek & Destroy 37
15 Master Of Puppets 36
Moth Into Flame 36
16 Of Wolf And Man 34
One 34
Turn The Page 34
17 Creeping Death 32
Die, Die My Darling 32
18 All Within My Hands 31
Low Man's Lyric 31
Overkill 31
Stone Cold Crazy 31
19 Ride The Lightning 30
Through The Never 30
20 Bleeding Me 29

1Tracks are aggregated by artist and track name which means that potentially different versions of a track on different albums are counted together. A track must have been played at least 2 times to appear.
2Compilations are excluded.

Albums by or with Metallica