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Top 10 Greatest Bullet for My Valentine Songs

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Script written by Q.V. Hough Jeff Killed John and spawned a new Welsh order. Join WatchMojo.com as we count down our picks for the Top 10 Bullet for My Valentine Songs. For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. Special thanks to our users Jake Fraser for submitting the idea using our interactive suggestion tool at WatchMojo.comsuggest
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Script written by Q.V. Hough

Top 10 Bullet for My Valentine Songs

 
Jeff Killed John and spawned a new Welsh order. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Bullet for My Valentine Songs.
 
For this list, we’ve chosen our entries based on a combination of the artist’s fan favorites and their most commercially successful songs. We will also be leaving off any of the band’s early releases as Jeff Killed John.
 

#10: “Bittersweet Memories”
Fever (2010)

 
Opening with classic power ballad riffs of pure hair metal agony, this single represents all the rage and relief that comes after finally ending that troubled relationship. On one hand, you tear up looking at old pictures, but at the same time you’d like to shred each and every memento and might even be tempted to drunk dial your ex – always a bad decision. Nevertheless, “Bittersweet Memories” will lock you up in a glass case of emotion, with one solitary tear dripping down while you look to see if anyone’s witnessing your temporary meltdown.
 

#9: “No Way Out”
Venom (2015)

 
Taking the “soft sell” approach and essentially slamming it to the ground, Bullet for My Valentine immediately serves up a DEATH GROWL before mind hugging the listener for a good four minutes. Based on the concept of impending doom, Bullet for My Valentine asks a multitude of hypothetical questions, only to prove their own haunting answers. Despite all the yelling and thrashing of the vocal chords, “No Ways Out” reminds that life is hard, and accepting fear can be scary as hell.
 

#8: “The Last Fight”
Fever (2010)

 
When it comes to drug addiction, users often want to blame external forces, yet the essence of their problem always comes from within. In “The Last Fight,” Bullet for My Valentine combines a chaotic metal tempo with relatively modest vocals to drive home the lyrical message, and critics praised the song for its high-energy and impressive solos. All in all, the band took a familiar concept and produced a polished fight song for all those battling against their inner demons.
 

#7: “Scream Aim Fire”
Scream Aim Fire (2008)

 
Based on the concept of literal war, here’s a rally cry that adopts the World War I phrase of “Over the Top” as a central theme. While some Bullet for My Valentine songs take a more drawn-out approach with the lyrical content, “Scream Aim Fire” gets to the point with concise messages channeling God, battlefields and gunfire, of course. Given the energy and hype factor, this track was built to become a staple of modern video games, because some wars are best fought with hand-held controllers.
 

#6: “4 Words (To Choke Upon)”
The Poison (2006)

 
Originally known as “Jeff Killed John,” Bullet for My Valentine wasn’t always the cat’s pajamas in their native Wales, and believe it or not, some didn’t buy the hype. So when Matthew Tuck and company signed on the dotted line for a record deal, they said “Look at me now” and even produced a song based on those four words for haters to choke upon. This track will kick your ass, and the melodic metalcore aesthetic helped propel Bullet for My Valentine into a larger arena of commercial success.
 

#5: “Hearts Burst Into Fire”
Scream Aim Fire (2008)

 
Understanding that fans demanded a heart-felt love song every once in a while, Bullet for My Valentine came through with their sophomore album, producing a song about the perils of long-distance relationships and how a grown man can break down at the sight of a woman’s face. Oddly enough, “Hearts Burst Into Fire” found its way onto the NHL 09 soundtrack, but then again, even virtual hockey players need a brief escape from the intensity that is virtual Cup play offs. With a black and white music video showcasing a little behind-the-scenes footage, the band put the rock star persona aside and displayed their softer side.
 

#4: “All These Things I Hate (Revolve Around Me)”
The Poison (2006)

 
Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose right? Well, let’s be honest - most people don’t see the world with clear eyes once a relationship takes over their life, and with this track, the band embraces such a concept. As dramatized in the music video, we can often create our own narratives under distress, living life according to our own perceived truths, and by the end, all the things we hate often come from our own insecurities. This track was originally recorded during the band's “Jeff Killed John” days and ultimately became a defining single as Bullet for My Valentine reached greater heights of success.
 

#3: “Waking the Demon”
Scream Aim Fire (2008)

 
Have you ever watched someone lose their grip in real time? Or better yet, have you ever looked in the mirror and recognized your own downward spiral but didn’t really care? Well, this track is for you. With lyrics detailing the joys of revenge, Bullet for My Valentine created a song about hope and recognizing one’s individuality, albeit in the most aggressive way possible. Wake the demon and accept the demon, but always keep your demons in check.
 

#2: “Your Betrayal”
Fever (2010)

 
When it comes to mixing passion and pain, the concept of pride can be a dangerous thing. Fueled by a pounding intro, “Your Betrayal” contains plenty of melody, plenty of metal and above all, a message about how jilted lovers will dance around in their own fire simply because they’re too stubborn to jump out. It’s like when someone cheats on you, but all your “stuff” at their place- why not just try to work it out rather than making an irrational decision?  With “Your Betrayal,” Bullet for My Valentine hit the bullseye.
 
Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions.
 
“Suffocating Under Words of Sorrow (What Can I Do)”
The Poison (2006)
 
“Hand of Blood”
The Poison (2006)
 
 “You Want a Battle (Here’s a War)”
Venom (2015)
 
 “Temper Temper”
Temper Temper (2013)
 
“Eye of the Storm”
Scream Aim Fire (2008)
 
 

#1: “Tears Don’t Fall”
The Poison (2006)

 
More than just your average straightforward love song, this track can be interpreted on many levels. But we do know this: Bullet for My Valentine was ready to f**king rock when they made this song. In fact, the tongue-in-cheek name of the band falls in line with “Tears Don’t Fall,” as the subject seems to be dealing with his own transgressions while still thoroughly floored by the onslaught of tears from his significant other. It’s about the possibility of taking a relationship to the next level but living with the fear that one simple truth bomb could destroy anything. These tears aren’t just “tears” – they’re grenades.
 
So, do you agree with our selections? What is your favorite Bullet for My Valentine song? For more mind-blowing Top 10s published daily, be sure to subscribe to WatchMojo.com.
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