Judas Priest have been round for 50+ years now. Whereas they haven’t been touring that whole time, they positive have performed a large quantity of live shows. For a band with longevity like this, you’d assume they’ve a straightforward guess at what songs they’ve performed probably the most in live performance. Equally to Iron Maiden, Judas Priest has some straightforward songs to guess, plus some surprises.

You may take a look at all of the entries in Judas Priest-A-Thon, the marathon critiques of Judas Priest that I did earlier this yr, proper right here. Judas Priest has over 2400 exhibits, however they don’t have that one track like “Iron Maiden” that they’ve performed at over 2000 of them. The primary spot has 1195 performs. Our associates at Setlist.fm have all the information from Judas Priest exhibits, it’s time to dig in.

Honorable Point out: Turbo Lover

“Turbo Lover” off the (fantastically underrated) Turbo, is absolutely the one track from that period that routinely will get performed dwell anymore. Find it irresistible, or hate it, listening to 1000’s of individuals sing together with this one, is a really magic expertise. It is available in on the subsequent highest quantity of performs at 595 occasions. It’s an important track that exhibits off the ability of the mid to late 80’s period of Judas Priest.

10. Past The Realms Of Demise

Coming off the Stained Class album, it’s the one entry within the prime 10 from that report. “Past The Realms Of Demise” shouldn’t usually work for a Judas Priest track. It’s a ballad, and a gradual one at that. However whenever you mix the superb riff (written by drummer Les Binks), and the ability of Rob Halford, you get a gem and a Judas Priest basic. It’s been performed 716 occasions.

9. Painkiller

That is the “latest” track from the Priest on the checklist. Coming in at 779 performs, it’s all the time a spotlight at a dwell present. The track won’t have the identical ferocity in Rob Halford’s voice anymore, however you already know the gang goes to go apeshit after they hear the opening drum beat. Painkiller general, is among the greatest heavy metallic albums ever. I voted it because the prime Judas Priest album throughout Judas Priest-A-Thon.

8. The Inexperienced Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)

There comes a time when a canopy is simply higher and takes over the unique track. “All Alongside The Watchtower”, “Harm”, “Louie Louie” all come to thoughts. “The Inexperienced Manalishi” was initially written and recorded by Fleetwood Mac. The unique model of the track is sweet. However the Judas Priest model is the place the magic begins. It’s been performed by the band 889 occasions. It left setlists for a bit of bit in 2019, however I’m absolutely anticipating this one again when the Priest will get on the highway for his or her 50th Anniversary.

7. Electrical Eye

Now for my favourite Judas Priest track of all-time. When it’s mixed with “The Hellion”, I’ll run by means of a brick wall when it performs. In my thoughts, there are many nice Judas Priest songs, however that is the quintessential Judas Priest track. From the imagery, to the riffs, and ending with Rob Halford’s vocals. It’s been performed 985 wonderful occasions.

6. You’ve Bought One other Factor Comin’

Nicely shit. I might need to take again that assertion of “Electrical Eye is the quintessential Judas Priest track”. As a result of “You’ve Bought One other Factor Comin’” is fairly excessive up there. For a track that was virtually left off the Screaming For Vengeance album, it’s the track that put Judas Priest into the stratosphere. All of the success they’ve had after that is because of the radio play from this track within the US. It’s been performed 1081 occasions, and is normally a part of all Judas Priest exhibits.

5. Steel Gods

Rob Halford is the metallic god. So it is smart that Steel Gods from the British Metal album can be within the prime 10. It’s the primary entry from that album, however it received’t be the final. It’s opened Judas Priest exhibits, it’s been in the midst of live shows, however anytime they play it, it’s all the time a spotlight. This one has been performed 1085 occasions.

4. Dwelling After Midnight

One other British Metal track, and a well-known one at that. “Dwelling After Midnight” routinely closes Judas Priest exhibits. It’s a kind of songs that you simply assume you hate, however then they play it dwell, and also you’re hooked once more. It’s simply an expertise dwell, with the heavier guitar tones, and the gang interplay. This one has been performed 1091 occasions.

3. Sufferer Of Adjustments

One other absolute smash, basic, dwell track. This one has an influence, depth, and fury dwell that you simply don’t get anyplace else within the Priest catalog. Surprisingly, it’s the one track off the Unhappy Wings Of Future album to see the highest 10. “The Ripper” is within the prime 15 nevertheless. This one has seen play 1178 occasions, and I absolutely anticipate it to come back again for the 50th Anniversary Tour.

2. Hell Bent For Leather-based

The highest two are fairly straightforward to guess at this level. There isn’t a Judas Priest live performance you could go to with out listening to these two songs. Even on a tour just like the Firepower Tour‘s third leg, the place they performed deep cuts, “Hell Bent For Leather-based” was on there. It’s a significant spotlight as a result of it normally is accompanied by Rob Halford approaching stage with the trademark Harley Davidson. It’s been performed a complete of 1187 occasions.

1. Breaking The Legislation

“BREAKING THE WHAT?” You possibly can have guessed this one. It’s a track that doesn’t depart the setlist, it doesn’t matter what. Setlist.fm has some setlists which might be empty or counts ones which might be smaller performances from bands. However I can safely say that Judas Priest has performed this track in each live performance because it’s launch. From the Epitaph World Tour efficiency the place it was simply the gang singing the entire track, to different performances, it’s all the time current at Judas Priest exhibits. Above all, it’s the Priest track that you simply hear probably the most coming in at 11195 performs.

So, what do you consider the checklist? Have been you stunned by any of the songs?

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