Quiet Riot Songs Ranked

Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni. The band is ranked at No. 100 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.
The original line-up featured Rhoads and Garni with lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Drew Forsyth, though that version of the band was mired by turmoil that would eventually see Garni fired for threatening to kill DuBrow. Their most commercially successful lineup consisted of DuBrow alongside guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Rudy Sarzo, and drummer Frankie Banali, and in 1983 released their breakthrough album Metal Health, which is known for being the first heavy metal album to top the Billboard album chart. Their hit songs include “Cum On Feel the Noize” and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” (both cover songs of the British glam rock band Slade), and “Metal Health”.
Despite several lineup changes and brief breakups, Quiet Riot continued to record and tour until DuBrow’s death from a cocaine overdose in 2007. Banali revived the band in 2010, and the current lineup consists of himself on drums, lead vocalist Jizzy Pearl, bassist Chuck Wright, and guitarist Alex Grossi, with no founding members remaining. The band has continued to record as well as tour following DuBrow’s death, and in 2014, they released their first album in eight years titled Quiet Riot 10, which was followed by Road Rage in 2017 and Hollywood Cowboys in 2019. Here are all Quiet Riot’s best songs ranked.

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20. Stay with Me Tonight (QR, 1988)

“This is their best song. It is edgier than all the rest. It is a very visual song. One of my all time favorite songs.”

19. The Wild and the Young (QR III, 1986)

“A true classic and one of my favorite rock and roll songs it is really their best song of all time and I love the theme of it”

18. Trouble (Quiet Riot II, 1978)

“Just listen to the guitar, for the entire song its always awesome without any mess ups and still has that sort of distorted song that makes the rolling stones get that great sound.”

17. Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet (Condition Critical, 1984)

“Great, great song. It can be used for ANYTHING. In my opinion their best song. Truly fantastic, I only wish they could have made more songs like this one!”

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16. (We Were) Born to Rock (Condition Critical, 1984)

“Truly their best song, it’s lyrics are sad yet it is so enjoyable to listen to. I also love the sound of it, it’s what made me love this band!”

15. Scream and Shout (Condition Critical, 1984)

“This song is definitely very original and unique. Love it the first time and I know it will be a hit, no question about it. songs like this last forever.”

14. Breathless (Metal Health, 1983)

“This song is the best In the world Absolutely adore Quiet Riot, but this is awesome like seriously awesome song”

13. Condition Critical (Condition Critical, 1984)

“One word amazing.. I just loved its lyrics and the music.. it totally fabulous and best song I ever came across!”

12. Let’s Get Crazy (Metal Health, 1983)

“Aggressive, punk, sensual, moody, dark. So many adjectives to describe an enthralling piece of music. It sucks you in from the first guitar riff as it fades in to the last wail from their powerful vocal performance.”

11. Twilight Hotel (QR III, 1986)

“Best band in the history of rock music! Great song then and will always be part of my present and future as far as playing it for my children and grandchildren!”

10. Sign of the Times (Condition Critical, 1984)

“I think it’s their best song. The guitar intro is brilliant, the lyrics are haunting, wow, gives me goosebumps. One of the best songs ever. Period”

9. Thunderbird (Metal Health, 1983)

“Hits you like a truck every time you hear it, the gradual build up, then the verse, and bam. The power wracks you like nothing else, and the intensity of it all is mind blowing.”

8. Mama Weer All Crazee Now (Condition Critical, 1984)

“Perfectly captures the energy of its time, incredible rhythm and individual guitar and vocal solos, one of the best songs ever”

7. Don’t Wanna Let You Go (Metal Health, 1983)

“Exquisite, elegantly simple, yet so, so powerful and so deep, as in emblematic of the times where Rock actually came to maturation.”

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6. Run for Cover (Metal Health, 1983)

“Rock was the music that expressed the most revolutionary decade that marked what was to happen and be developed till the end of the century. Nobody has matched the mix of simplicity and power of this song both in form and content.”

5. Love’s a Bitch (Metal Health, 1983)

“This song is one of the best of all time. The songs above it are all pretty amazing, but this one outdoes them all. The message and tone and everything adds up to a brilliant track.”

4. Slick Black Cadillac (Quiet Riot II, 1978)

“This song is a landmark! The riff is amazing, the lyrics are excellent! Yes, this should be number 1. As an all around song, this is the greatest song ever made!”

3. Laughing Gas (The Randy Rhoads Years, 1993)

“One of the songs that the first time you hear it you have to keep going back and listening again and again.”

2. Metal Health (Metal Health, 1983)

“Funkin awesome! The pace of the songs really nice! One of the 1st songs I heard of this band.. I listened to all the more critically acclaimed ones, but this still is my favorite”

1. Cum On Feel the Noize (Metal Health, 1983)

“It just grabs you in! I was amazed at how unusual and sympathetic this song was. Something different is projected in each of their songs. I’m baffled with every song I hear from them.”