Diesel 11's Maiden Rankings

karljant

Ancient Mariner
Drawing up the list and posting it here took maybe four hours, but I was doing other stuff in between.


On towards the sea we go...
The Loneliness Of The Lone Diesel Ranking... :D
Really peculiar ranking. Totally agree in some cases while totally disagree in others. Nice list though..
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
I didn't plan to post this in conjunction with the new Maiden Survivor, but that's a cool tie-in anyway. Some years after my last list, here's the new and improved ranking of every Maiden song, including, for the first time, Senjutsu. This list encompasses every track Maiden ever wrote, and cover songs released as official singles (of which there is only one).

Diesel's Maiden Ranking (2022)
172. Drifter (Killers)
171. I Live My Way (B-side)
170. Purgatory (Killers)
169. Invasion (B-side)
168. Women in Uniform (Single)
167. Innocent Exile (Killers)
166. The Man Who Would Be King (The Final Frontier)
165. Only the Good Die Young (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
164. The Assassin (No Prayer for the Dying)
163. Out of the Shadows (A Matter of Life and Death)
162. Twilight Zone (Single)
161. Childhood's End (Fear of the Dark)
160. Mother Russia (No Prayer for the Dying)
159. The Alchemist (The Final Frontier)
158. Mother of Mercy (The Final Frontier)
157. Burning Ambition (B-side)
156. Another Life (Killers)
155. Sanctuary (Single)
154. Age of Innocence (Dance of Death)
153. Wildest Dreams (Dance of Death)
152. Quest for Fire (Piece of Mind)
151. Wasting Love (Fear of the Dark)
150. Sun and Steel (Piece of Mind)
149. Strange World (Iron Maiden)
148. Gangland (The Number of the Beast)
147. The Longest Day (A Matter of Life and Death)
146. Remember Tomorrow (Iron Maiden)
145. Prodigal Son (Killers)
144. Montségur (Dance of Death)
143. Running Free (Iron Maiden)
142. The Educated Fool (Virtual XI)
141. Judgement of Heaven (The X Factor)
140. Starblind (The Final Frontier)
139. Judgement Day (Single)
138. Holy Smoke (No Prayer for the Dying)
137. The Edge of Darkness (The X Factor)
136. Fates Warning (No Prayer for the Dying)
135. Killers (Killers)
134. The Angel and the Gambler (Virtual XI)
133. The Prophecy (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
132. 2 A.M. (The X Factor)
131. Public Enema Number One (No Prayer for the Dying)
130. Deja-Vu (Somewhere in Time)
129. Iron Maiden (Iron Maiden)
128. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier (The Final Frontier)
127. Fear Is the Key (Fear of the Dark)
126. Charlotte the Harlot (Iron Maiden)
125. Chains of Misery (Fear of the Dark)
124. Hooks in You (No Prayer for the Dying)
123. Rainmaker (Dance of Death)
122. Lightning Strikes Twice (Virtual XI)
121. Look for the Truth (The X Factor)
120. No Prayer for the Dying (No Prayer for the Dying)
119. The Ides of March (Killers)
118. Darkest Hour (Senjutsu)
117. The Pilgrim (A Matter of Life and Death)
116. Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger (Virtual XI)
115. To Tame a Land (Piece of Mind)
114. When Two Worlds Collide (Virtual XI)
113. Coming Home (The Final Frontier)
112. Moonchild (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
111. Wrathchild (Killers)
110. No More Lies (Dance of Death)
109. When the River Runs Deep (The Book of Souls)
108. El Dorado (The Final Frontier)
107. Can I Play With Madness (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
106. Shadows of the Valley (The Book of Souls)
105. The Man of Sorrows (The Book of Souls)
104. Stratego (Senjutsu)
103. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns (A Matter of Life and Death)
102. New Frontier (Dance of Death)
101. When the Wild Wind Blows (The Final Frontier)
100. 22 Acacia Avenue (The Number of the Beast)
99. Death of the Celts (Senjutsu)
98. Lord of Light (A Matter of Life and Death)
97. Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter (No Prayer for the Dying)
96. Run Silent Run Deep (No Prayer for the Dying)
95. Fortunes of War (The X Factor)
94. Transylvania (Iron Maiden)
93. Genghis Khan (Killers)
92. The Unbeliever (The X Factor)
91. Prowler (Iron Maiden)
90. Senjutsu (Senjutsu)
89. The Fugitive (Fear of the Dark)
88. Invaders (The Number of the Beast)
87. Lost in a Lost World (Senjutsu)
86. Total Eclipse (B-side)
85. From Here to Eternity (Fear of the Dark)
84. Speed of Light (The Book of Souls)
83. Infinite Dreams (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
82. Virus (Single)
81. Futureal (Virtual XI)
80. Children of the Damned (The Number of the Beast)
79. Gates of Tomorrow (Dance of Death)
78. The Aftermath (The X Factor)
77. Weekend Warrior (Fear of the Dark)
76. Tailgunner (No Prayer for the Dying)
75. Man on the Edge (The X Factor)
74. The Evil That Men Do (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
73. Blood on the World's Hands (The X Factor)
72. Justice of the Peace (B-side)
71. The Clairvoyant (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
70. If Eternity Should Fail (The Book of Souls)
69. Death or Glory (The Book of Souls)
68. Be Quick or Be Dead (Fear of the Dark)
67. The Legacy (A Matter of Life and Death)
66. These Colours Don't Run (A Matter of Life and Death)
65. The Clansman (Virtual XI)
64. Murders in the Rue Morgue (Killers)
63. Revelations (Piece of Mind)
62. Flight of Icarus (Piece of Mind)
61. Afraid to Shoot Strangers (Fear of the Dark)
60. The Fallen Angel (Brave New World)
59. The Wicker Man (Brave New World)
58. Days of Future Past (Senjutsu)
57. Different World (A Matter of Life and Death)
56. Stranger in a Strange Land (Somewhere in Time)
55. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (A Matter of Life and Death)
54. The Red and the Black (The Book of Souls)
53. Sea of Madness (Somewhere in Time)
52. Blood Brothers (Brave New World)
51. Where Eagles Dare (Piece of Mind)
50. The Writing on the Wall (Senjutsu)
49. The Prisoner (The Number of the Beast)
48. Die With Your Boots On (Piece of Mind)
47. Ghost of the Navigator (Brave New World)
46. The Great Unknown (The Book of Souls)
45. Hallowed Be Thy Name (The Number of the Beast)
44. Phantom of the Opera (Iron Maiden)
43. Run to the Hills (The Number of the Beast)
42. Isle of Avalon (The Final Frontier)
41. Caught Somewhere in Time (Somewhere in Time)
40. Face in the Sand (Dance of Death)
39. The Number of the Beast (The Number of the Beast)
38. Dance of Death (Dance of Death)
37. The Time Machine (Senjutsu)
36. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Somewhere in Time)
35. Tears of a Clown (The Book of Souls)
34. Flash of the Blade (Powerslave)
33. Fear of the Dark (Fear of the Dark)
32. The Trooper (Piece of Mind)
31. Wasted Years (Somewhere in Time)
30. Back in the Village (Powerslave)
29. The Nomad (Brave New World)
28. The Apparition (Fear of the Dark)
27. Hell on Earth (Senjutsu)
26. Brave New World (Brave New World)
25. Out of the Silent Planet (Brave New World)
24. The Book of Souls (The Book of Souls)
23. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) (Powerslave)
22. 2 Minutes to Midnight (Powerslave)
21. Sign of the Cross (The X Factor)
20. Heaven Can Wait (Somewhere in Time)
19. The Duellists (Powerslave)
18. Dream of Mirrors (Brave New World)
17. Lord of the Flies (The X Factor)
16. Still Life (Piece of Mind)
15. The Mercenary (Brave New World)
14. Judas Be My Guide (Fear of the Dark)
13. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
12. Como Estais Amigos (Virtual XI)
11. Powerslave (Powerslave)
10. Journeyman (Dance of Death)
9. The Thin Line Between Love and Hate (Brave New World)
8. Paschendale (Dance of Death)
7. Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) (Somewhere in Time)
6. For the Greater Good of God (A Matter of Life and Death)
5. Aces High (Powerslave)
4. The Talisman (The Final Frontier)
3. Empire of the Clouds (The Book of Souls)
2. The Parchment (Senjutsu)
1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Powerslave)

And here's the album ranking:
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TheMercenary

Ancient Mariner
I didn't plan to post this in conjunction with the new Maiden Survivor, but that's a cool tie-in anyway. Some years after my last list, here's the new and improved ranking of every Maiden song, including, for the first time, Senjutsu. This list encompasses every track Maiden ever wrote, and cover songs released as official singles (of which there is only one).

Diesel's Maiden Ranking (2022)
172. Drifter (Killers)
171. I Live My Way (B-side)
170. Purgatory (Killers)
169. Invasion (B-side)
168. Women in Uniform (Single)
167. Innocent Exile (Killers)
166. The Man Who Would Be King (The Final Frontier)
165. Only the Good Die Young (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
164. The Assassin (No Prayer for the Dying)
163. Out of the Shadows (A Matter of Life and Death)
162. Twilight Zone (Single)
161. Childhood's End (Fear of the Dark)
160. Mother Russia (No Prayer for the Dying)
159. The Alchemist (The Final Frontier)
158. Mother of Mercy (The Final Frontier)
157. Burning Ambition (B-side)
156. Another Life (Killers)
155. Sanctuary (Single)
154. Age of Innocence (Dance of Death)
153. Wildest Dreams (Dance of Death)
152. Quest for Fire (Piece of Mind)
151. Wasting Love (Fear of the Dark)
150. Sun and Steel (Piece of Mind)
149. Strange World (Iron Maiden)
148. Gangland (The Number of the Beast)
147. The Longest Day (A Matter of Life and Death)
146. Remember Tomorrow (Iron Maiden)
145. Prodigal Son (Killers)
144. Montségur (Dance of Death)
143. Running Free (Iron Maiden)
142. The Educated Fool (Virtual XI)
141. Judgement of Heaven (The X Factor)
140. Starblind (The Final Frontier)
139. Judgement Day (Single)
138. Holy Smoke (No Prayer for the Dying)
137. The Edge of Darkness (The X Factor)
136. Fates Warning (No Prayer for the Dying)
135. Killers (Killers)
134. The Angel and the Gambler (Virtual XI)
133. The Prophecy (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
132. 2 A.M. (The X Factor)
131. Public Enema Number One (No Prayer for the Dying)
130. Deja-Vu (Somewhere in Time)
129. Iron Maiden (Iron Maiden)
128. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier (The Final Frontier)
127. Fear Is the Key (Fear of the Dark)
126. Charlotte the Harlot (Iron Maiden)
125. Chains of Misery (Fear of the Dark)
124. Hooks in You (No Prayer for the Dying)
123. Rainmaker (Dance of Death)
122. Lightning Strikes Twice (Virtual XI)
121. Look for the Truth (The X Factor)
120. No Prayer for the Dying (No Prayer for the Dying)
119. The Ides of March (Killers)
118. Darkest Hour (Senjutsu)
117. The Pilgrim (A Matter of Life and Death)
116. Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger (Virtual XI)
115. To Tame a Land (Piece of Mind)
114. When Two Worlds Collide (Virtual XI)
113. Coming Home (The Final Frontier)
112. Moonchild (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
111. Wrathchild (Killers)
110. No More Lies (Dance of Death)
109. When the River Runs Deep (The Book of Souls)
108. El Dorado (The Final Frontier)
107. Can I Play With Madness (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
106. Shadows of the Valley (The Book of Souls)
105. The Man of Sorrows (The Book of Souls)
104. Stratego (Senjutsu)
103. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns (A Matter of Life and Death)
102. New Frontier (Dance of Death)
101. When the Wild Wind Blows (The Final Frontier)
100. 22 Acacia Avenue (The Number of the Beast)
99. Death of the Celts (Senjutsu)
98. Lord of Light (A Matter of Life and Death)
97. Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter (No Prayer for the Dying)
96. Run Silent Run Deep (No Prayer for the Dying)
95. Fortunes of War (The X Factor)
94. Transylvania (Iron Maiden)
93. Genghis Khan (Killers)
92. The Unbeliever (The X Factor)
91. Prowler (Iron Maiden)
90. Senjutsu (Senjutsu)
89. The Fugitive (Fear of the Dark)
88. Invaders (The Number of the Beast)
87. Lost in a Lost World (Senjutsu)
86. Total Eclipse (B-side)
85. From Here to Eternity (Fear of the Dark)
84. Speed of Light (The Book of Souls)
83. Infinite Dreams (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
82. Virus (Single)
81. Futureal (Virtual XI)
80. Children of the Damned (The Number of the Beast)
79. Gates of Tomorrow (Dance of Death)
78. The Aftermath (The X Factor)
77. Weekend Warrior (Fear of the Dark)
76. Tailgunner (No Prayer for the Dying)
75. Man on the Edge (The X Factor)
74. The Evil That Men Do (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
73. Blood on the World's Hands (The X Factor)
72. Justice of the Peace (B-side)
71. The Clairvoyant (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
70. If Eternity Should Fail (The Book of Souls)
69. Death or Glory (The Book of Souls)
68. Be Quick or Be Dead (Fear of the Dark)
67. The Legacy (A Matter of Life and Death)
66. These Colours Don't Run (A Matter of Life and Death)
65. The Clansman (Virtual XI)
64. Murders in the Rue Morgue (Killers)
63. Revelations (Piece of Mind)
62. Flight of Icarus (Piece of Mind)
61. Afraid to Shoot Strangers (Fear of the Dark)
60. The Fallen Angel (Brave New World)
59. The Wicker Man (Brave New World)
58. Days of Future Past (Senjutsu)
57. Different World (A Matter of Life and Death)
56. Stranger in a Strange Land (Somewhere in Time)
55. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (A Matter of Life and Death)
54. The Red and the Black (The Book of Souls)
53. Sea of Madness (Somewhere in Time)
52. Blood Brothers (Brave New World)
51. Where Eagles Dare (Piece of Mind)
50. The Writing on the Wall (Senjutsu)
49. The Prisoner (The Number of the Beast)
48. Die With Your Boots On (Piece of Mind)
47. Ghost of the Navigator (Brave New World)
46. The Great Unknown (The Book of Souls)
45. Hallowed Be Thy Name (The Number of the Beast)
44. Phantom of the Opera (Iron Maiden)
43. Run to the Hills (The Number of the Beast)
42. Isle of Avalon (The Final Frontier)
41. Caught Somewhere in Time (Somewhere in Time)
40. Face in the Sand (Dance of Death)
39. The Number of the Beast (The Number of the Beast)
38. Dance of Death (Dance of Death)
37. The Time Machine (Senjutsu)
36. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (Somewhere in Time)
35. Tears of a Clown (The Book of Souls)
34. Flash of the Blade (Powerslave)
33. Fear of the Dark (Fear of the Dark)
32. The Trooper (Piece of Mind)
31. Wasted Years (Somewhere in Time)
30. Back in the Village (Powerslave)
29. The Nomad (Brave New World)
28. The Apparition (Fear of the Dark)
27. Hell on Earth (Senjutsu)
26. Brave New World (Brave New World)
25. Out of the Silent Planet (Brave New World)
24. The Book of Souls (The Book of Souls)
23. Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) (Powerslave)
22. 2 Minutes to Midnight (Powerslave)
21. Sign of the Cross (The X Factor)
20. Heaven Can Wait (Somewhere in Time)
19. The Duellists (Powerslave)
18. Dream of Mirrors (Brave New World)
17. Lord of the Flies (The X Factor)
16. Still Life (Piece of Mind)
15. The Mercenary (Brave New World)
14. Judas Be My Guide (Fear of the Dark)
13. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (Seventh Son of a Seventh Son)
12. Como Estais Amigos (Virtual XI)
11. Powerslave (Powerslave)
10. Journeyman (Dance of Death)
9. The Thin Line Between Love and Hate (Brave New World)
8. Paschendale (Dance of Death)
7. Alexander the Great (356-323 B.C.) (Somewhere in Time)
6. For the Greater Good of God (A Matter of Life and Death)
5. Aces High (Powerslave)
4. The Talisman (The Final Frontier)
3. Empire of the Clouds (The Book of Souls)
2. The Parchment (Senjutsu)
1. Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Powerslave)

And here's the album ranking:
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What a nice ranking !!! :ok: I love the fact that you've put "The Nomad" at the #29 position. <3
 
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Shmoolikipod

Stranger to the Light
Opinions, opinions. OtGDY at 165 is insane, but what really got me is The Talisman at 4 while Starblind is 140?! I have both of those and Isle of Avalon in my top 15, for the strongest 3 song run in the discography.
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
:eek: This low ranking of Infinite Dreams gives me almost a heart attack. Definitely in my Top 3!
Don’t think of it as a low ranking, just think of it as me liking other songs more than it. “Infinite Dreams” is already in the tier of ‘Maiden Songs I Really Like’, and there’s a TON of Maiden songs I really like. The fact that it’s in the Top 100 is a positive!
 

el diablo

Educated Fool
Songs I'd rank much higher (to each their own):
166. The Man Who Would Be King (The Final Frontier)
157. Burning Ambition (B-side)
144. Montségur (Dance of Death)
140. Starblind (The Final Frontier)
135. Killers (Killers)
123. Rainmaker (Dance of Death)
106. Shadows of the Valley (The Book of Souls)
99. Death of the Celts (Senjutsu)
 
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