- 100 Proof – 88 Fingers Louie (Best Punk Rock Songs 13/13)
- Hero Of Our Time – Satanic Surfers (Best Punk Rock Songs 12/13)
- Crush – Over It (Best Punk Rock Songs 11/13)
- Cease – Bad Religion (Best Punk Rock Songs 10/13)
- Always – Good Riddance (Best Punk Rock Songs 09/13)
- Torches – Rise Against (Best Punk Rock Songs 08/13)
- Divorce – Craig’s Brother (Best Punk Rock Songs 07/13)
- Alison’s Disease – Lagwagon (Best Punk Rock Songs 06/13)
- On The Outside – No Use For A Name (Best Punk Rock Songs 05/13)
- The Decline – NOFX (Best Punk Rock Songs 03/13)
- The King Is Dead – A Wilhelm Scream (Best Punk Rock Songs 03/13)
- Propagandhi – Purina Hall of Fame (Best Punk Rock Songs 02/13)
- Strung Out – Velvet Alley (Best Punk Rock Songs 01/13)
We’re finally entering the top 3 of my list of the 13 best Punk Rock songs. The first one on the rostrum is The King Is Dead by A Wilhelm Scream.
- Position: 3 (of 13)
- Song Title: The King Is Dead*
- Band: A Wilhelm Scream
- On Album: Ruiner*
- Year: 2005
- Lyrics: A Wilhelm Scream – The King Is Dead
It was very hard for me to decide which song should be number 1 on my list. And The King Is Dead was one of three songs to choose from. I looooove this song. However, I like the two remaining songs just a little bit more.
The King Is Dead really rocks. The melodic and virtuous guitar play lays the foundation. The long intro builds up suspension. The diversified riffs and vocals never get boring. Even after listing to the song for multiple times in a row. I always listen to The King Is Dead, if I need my fix of really great Punk Rock.
I’m also amazed by their live performances. They manage the difficult guitar parts really well and simply sound great on stage. Hear for yourself:
A Wilhelm Scream may well be one of my favourite Punk Rock bands of all time. When I went to see Rise Against at the Markthalle in Hamburg a few years ago, I really wanted to see A Wilhelm Scream (who were the supporting act). Their newer material really stands out, too. Take 2013’s Partycrasher*, for example. This album contains so many great songs it’s hard to describe. And – again – it’s FREE on Amazon Prime*! Go listen to it right now!
Did I choose number 3 on my list wisely? What do you think about A Wilhelm Scream?