Metallica Wedding Songs Like Nothing Else Matters

Updated November 28, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

Metallica is an American (California) heavy metal rock band formed in 1981. Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. They were also most notably instrumental in bringing down Napster as an illegal music-sharing platform.

top 10 Metallica songs

Much to the chagrin of underground fans, Metallica hit the mainstream with the release of their fifth album titled The Black Album.

Metallica Wedding Hits

#1 One
Released in 1989 on the album …And Justice for All

One is Metallica’s first Top 40 hit which brought them to mainstream and out from underground. The song’s theme and lyrics are based on the novel Johnny Got His Gun – about a soldier who is hit by a land mine and loses his limbs, eyes, ears, and mouth. His mind functions perfectly, however, leaving him trapped inside his own body.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Hold my breath as I wish for death
Oh please God, wake me

#2 Enter Sandman
Released in 1991 on the album Metallica

The song centers around childhood nightmares.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Exit light
Enter night
Take my hand
We’re off to never never land

#3 Nothing Else Matters
Released in 1992 on the album Metallica

This song could actually be interpreted as a love song. The song talks about being “so close, no matter how far” – a strong bond even while being apart.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

So close, no matter how far
It couldn’t be much more from the heart
Forever trusting who we are
And nothing else matters

#4 Fade To Black
Released in 1984 on the album Ride the Lightning

The song talks about suicidal feelings.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Simply nothing more to give
There is nothing more for me
Need the end to set me free

#5 The Unforgiven
Released in 1992 on the album Metallica

The song is about the struggle of a person against the efforts of those who would try and control him.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Never shined through in what I’ve shown
Never free
Never me
So I dub thee unforgiven


#6 Turn The Page
Released in 1998 on the album Garage Inc.

The song was originally released by Bob Seger in 1973. The song is about the emotional and social ups and downs of a rock musician’s life on the road.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Here I am, on the road again
There I am, up on the stage
There I go playin’ the star again
There I go, turn the page

#7 Wherever I May Roam
Released in 1992 on the album Metallica

Did you know the song is used as an entrance song in sports for pro wrestlers, baseball players, and sports teams?

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I adapt to the unknown
Under wandering stars I’ve grown
By myself, but not alone
I ask no one

#8 For Whom the Bell Tolls
Released in 1985 on the album Ride the Lightning

The song was inspired by Ernest Hemingway’s 1940 novel For Whom the Bell Tolls about the dishonor of modern warfare and the protagonist’s imminent doom during the bloody Spanish Civil War.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Stranger now are his eyes to this mystery
He hears the silence so loud
Crack of dawn, all is gone except the will to be
Now they see what will be, blinded eyes to see

#9 Sad But True
Released in 1993 on the album Metallica

The song is most notable for its tone – one step down on the 5-string bass down to ‘A standard’.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m your dream, mind astray
I’m your eyes while you’re away
I’m your pain while you repay
You know it’s sad but true

#10 Master Of Puppets
Released in 1986 on the album Master of Puppets

The song is about how drugs control you.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Master of puppets, I’m pulling your strings
Twisting your mind and smashing your dreams
Blinded by me, you can’t see a thing
Just call my name ’cause I’ll hear you scream


Metallica Highest-Charting Singles – U.S. Rock

  • #1 Until It Sleeps, 1996
  • #1 Hero of the Day, 1996
  • #1 Turn the Page, 1998
  • #1 No Leaf Clover (with San Francisco Symphony), 1999
  • #1 I Disappear, 2000
  • #1 The Day That Never Comes, 2008
  • #1 Cyanide, 2008
  • #1 Hardwired, 2016
  • #1 Atlas, Rise!, 2016
  • #1 All Within My Hands (with San Francisco Symphony), 2020
  • #2 The Unforgiven II, 1998
  • #2 St. Anger, 2003
  • #2 Now That We’re Dead, 2017
  • #3 The Memory Remains, 1997
  • #4 Whiskey in the Jar, 1999
  • #4 Spit Out the Bone, 2017
  • #5 Moth into Flame, 2016

Current Band Members:

  • Vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield
  • Drummer Lars Ulrich
  • Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett
  • Bassist Robert Trujillo

Former band members:

  • Lead guitarist Dave Mustaine
  • Bassists Ron McGovney
  • Cliff Burton
  • Jason Newsted

Do you have a favorite Metallica song? Please share your song below in the comments!

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I have always had a love for music and the way it makes you feel. My passion grew for wedding celebrations with years as a wedding DJ. Now, as a wedding music planner, I research popular and unique wedding songs to create personalized playlists for couples and help wedding pros curate crowd-cheering music. Let’s get the party started! – Read More About Me

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