MOTIVATING! The 10 best songs from the Global War on Terror, ranked


If you served in the Global War on Terror, you know the long war is known for a couple of things: Shadowy enemies, fighting bad guys with shifting objectives and little strategy, and really awesome music.

Well, friends, we're here to give you the definitive ranking of the BEST music of the GWOT. Strap in, it's going to be a hell of a ride. [tps_start_button label="Let's Go!" style="" class=""]


10. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

Totally rockin'! Admit it, you used to rock out to this before going outside the wire, or at least to Green Beans for a chai smoothie. This song hits as hard as a 7-ton truck!

9. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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Killer! It's got a perfect mix of catchy tune and incoherent screaming to appeal to everyone from your average Private to Lt. Gen. Stanley McChrystal. We don't think it was on his Zune, but it should have been.

Maybe that Rolling Stone writer wouldn't have been all up in his shit if he had.

8. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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This incredible song is on every deployment video. You know why? Because it fuckin' rawks. It's a continuous badass jam. That's why. It's like toppling the statue of Saddam, capturing bin Laden, and the Triple Berry smoothie at the Camp Phoenix Dairy Queen all wrapped into one.[quads id=2]

7. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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SURPRISE MOTHERFUCKER! Just like the sonic ambush that is this totally badass song.

Kinda like that one time we ambushed those motherfuckers in the green zone! Yeah! That's a cool story, bro. Or was it Powerzone? Whatevs.

6. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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It's like this. You know those things you actually liked about deployment? Care packages, free Rip-Its, Class III spill reports. All of it's trash compared to this song. Just fuckin' admit it.

5. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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I'm not kidding when we say if you don't like this song, it's possible you never even served downrange. And I mean like in the shit, bruh. Like Camp Bondsteel brand in the shit.

With the hard pipe hittin' motherfuckers like me.[quads id=2]

4. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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If you're operator as fuck (like me), it requires no further explanation. It's like I'm back at AIT and I had to explain to that slow kid from Ohio how to fill out a 4188. Numbskull.

3. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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Let me spell it out for you. "Bodies" is our generation's "We Gotta Get Outta This Place," "Paint it Black" and "Alice's Restaurant" all in one.

Yeah. I said it. I ought to know. I know music. Really.

2. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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You know it. I know it. Everyone knows it. It's the best. We screamed it at our AIT graduation at Fort Jackson.[quads id=2]

1. "Bodies" by Drowning Pool

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Fuck you, pog.