Weakest Song from each Iron Maiden album

Matt65

Prowler
IM - Running Free*
K - Prodigal Son*
NOTB - Invaders*
POM - Quest for Fire•
P <nope can't pick one>!
SIT - Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner*
SSOASS - Can I Play With Madness*
NPFTD - Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter^
FOTD - Weekend Warrior^
XF - Judgement of Heaven^
VE - Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger^
BNW - Blood Brothers*
DOD - Dance of Death#
AMOLAD - The Pilgrim#
NF - When the Wild Wind Blows#
BOS - Shadows of the Valley#

*Not easy to pick they're all great
•Only song that isn't 100% great
!Sorry there is nothing that's not utter genius on here, simply the best studio album by anyone, ever
^Not easy to pick one worst song they are mostly pretty poor
#Tricky, no real duffers

I'm sure I saw 'Longest Day' on someone's list? Shurely shome mishtake?
 

Ziggyplayedguitar

Educated Fool
Better watch cos I'm the Ass asin...
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...which is not funny if you don't speak Latin.

Flies around shit bees around honey...
 

tanguy97

Prowler
Iron Maiden: Strange World
Killers: Prodigal Son
The Number of the Beast: Gangland
Piece of Mind: Sun and Steel
Powerslave: Back In The Village
Somewhere in Time: Deja Vu
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son: The Prophecy (a very, VERY difficult choice for this one)
No Prayer For The Dying: The Assassin
Fear of the Dark: The Apparition
The X-Factor: 2AM
Virtual XI: The Angel and The Gambler
Brave New World: The Thin Line Between Love & Hate
Dance of Death: Gates of Tomorrow
A Matter of Life and Death: Lord of Light
The Final Frontier: Isle of Avalon
The Book of Souls: Shadows of The Valley
 
I'd happily pay to see all of these setlists! All way more exciting and interesting than anything what we'll get on the next tour!
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
For reference, the all time Maidenfans least favourite songs by album goes like this:

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Killers - Innocent Exile
The Number of the Beast - Gangland
Piece of Mind - Quest for Fire
Powerslave - Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Somewhere in Time - Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Can I Play With Madness
No Prayer For the Dying - Hooks in You
Fear of the Dark - The Apparition
The X Factor - Look for the Truth
Virtual XI - The Angel and the Gambler
Brave New World - The Fallen Angel
Dance of Death - Gates of Tomorrow
A Matter of Life and Death - The Pilgrim
The Final Frontier - Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
The Book of Souls - Shadows of the Valley

My personal one might look like this:

Iron Maiden - Strange World
Killers - Drifter
The Number of the Beast - Gangland
Piece of Mind - Quest for Fire
Powerslave - Back in the Village
Somewhere in Time - Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Can I Play With Madness
No Prayer For the Dying - The Assassin
Fear of the Dark - The Apparition
The X Factor - The Unbeliever
Virtual XI - Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger
Brave New World - The Thin Line Between Love and Hate
Dance of Death - Gates of Tomorrow
A Matter of Life and Death - The Pilgrim
The Final Frontier - The Man Who Would Be King
The Book of Souls - Man of Sorrows
 

Vantage Point

Educated Fool
For it is worth, here is my least favourite tracks from each album.

Iron Maiden: Charlotte the Harlot
Killers: Innocent Exile
The Number of the Beast: Gangland
Piece of Mind: Quest for Fire
Powerslave: Losfer Words
Somewhere in Time: Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son: Only the Good Die Young
No Prayer For The Dying: Public Enema Number One
Fear of the Dark: Wasting Love
The X-Factor: Edge of Darkness
Virtual XI: Futureal
Brave New World: The Mercenary
Dance of Death: Wildest Dreams
A Matter of Life and Death: Different World
The Final Frontier: The Alchemist
The Book of Souls: Shadows Of The Valley
 

SirRobbins

Ancient Mariner
For reference, the all time Maidenfans least favourite songs by album goes like this:

Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
Killers - Innocent Exile
The Number of the Beast - Gangland
Piece of Mind - Quest for Fire
Powerslave - Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Somewhere in Time - Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son - Can I Play With Madness
No Prayer For the Dying - Hooks in You
Fear of the Dark - The Apparition
The X Factor - Look for the Truth
Virtual XI - The Angel and the Gambler
Brave New World - The Fallen Angel
Dance of Death - Gates of Tomorrow
A Matter of Life and Death - The Pilgrim
The Final Frontier - Satellite 15... The Final Frontier
The Book of Souls - Shadows of the Valley


The Book of Souls - Man of Sorrows

3 of those songs have been quite regular plays.... unfortunately

it seems from my observation you don't enjoy the musicianship and love of melody much by your choices. Your confusion on the top Maiden songs with one being Infinite Dreams was another clue. Any reason or are you generally into the harder, heavier stuff? Just curious. I love the heavy stuff too but there's just something awesome about a well thought out and put together track that incorporates melody, rhythm, powerful vocals and a dash of heaviness.

I was surprised to see The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner on someone's list but judging by their other pics, it seems they may feel the same
 

Niall Kielt

Ancient Mariner
And maybe I need a hearing check but I didn't hear Wasted Years in the intro til I read about it on here....o_O
 

Diesel 11

As you scream into the web of silence...
Actually surprised that Shadows gets the nod from TBOS. Probably Top 3 on the album for me. Other than that, Maidenfans generally know how to pick the worst song on each album, good work, peeps
Agreed. That song is criminally underrated around here.
Oh sure, scratch your heads over Shadows - I'm goin' nuts o'er the slander lodged against The Apparition. ::)
 

Matt65

Prowler
I was surprised to see The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner on someone's list but judging by their other pics, it seems they may feel the same

Mine, musically 'Loneliness...' is good but I find the lyrics really annoying for some reason, (maybe it's rhyming 'head' and 'tread' 'stop' and 'drop').
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
it seems from my observation you don't enjoy the musicianship and love of melody much by your choices. Your confusion on the top Maiden songs with one being Infinite Dreams was another clue. Any reason or are you generally into the harder, heavier stuff? Just curious. I love the heavy stuff too but there's just something awesome about a well thought out and put together track that incorporates melody, rhythm, powerful vocals and a dash of heaviness.
I don't think you can claim that I don't like musicianship and melody. I like lots of more melodic stuff - a big fan of songs like No Prayer For the Dying, Empire of the Clouds, Afraid to Shoot Strangers, Revelations, and so on. I don't like Infinite Dreams so much because it never connected with me, that's all. It's fine, it's very good, but I just don't personally love it. I'm glad lots of people do. And yeah, I like strong rhythms, powerful beats, and fast playing. It's heavy metal.
 
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