These songs are so damn good, they share the name of their creators. Join us as we count down the 10 Greatest Self-Titled Songs in Rock + Metal!

Whether the song title inspired a band name or the band name inspired a song title, these tracks don’t only rule, they act as sonic representations of a group’s identity. This isn’t necessarily about the most legendary bands that happen to have eponymous songs, though you will see some huge names at the top.

Songs like “Black Sabbath” and “Motorhead” served as the world’s introduction to the iconic heavy metal blueprinters. While “Black Sabbath” is widely regarded as the very first pure metal cut, “Motorhead” helped introduce Lemmy Kilmister’s new band of the same name after he had originally recorded the song with his former group Hawkwind. “Motorhead” was a smack in the mouth, forcing listeners to never forget the British power trio. “Motorhead, remember me now, Motorhead alright.

Punk rock icons like Descendents and Minor Threat used their eponymous anthems to proclaim a distinct manifesto: “We’re not gonna let the music die / Join us if you’ve got the energy / We’re the proud, the few / Descendents.” As for Minor Threat, the boys downplayed the power they harnessed, which would see them become D.C.’s most influential hardcore institution: “Pay no mind to us / We’re just a minor threat.

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