10 Best WWE Theme Songs By Famous Artists

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Disclaimer: the reason that Christian's "Just Close Your Eyes" and Randy Orton's "Burn in My Light" are not here is because Waterproof Blonde and Mercy Drive aren't famous enough. Sorry, but it's true. Also, songs that were only used once (i.e. Johnny Cash's "Ain't No Grave" for The Undertaker, AC/DC's "Back in Black" for Eric Bischoff, or Metallica's "For Whom the Bell Tolls" for Triple H) will not be featured here. Moving on...

Jim Johnston and CFO$ have written an innumerable number of unforgettable tracks for various WWE superstars over the years. Themes such as Stone Cold Steve Austin's and The Undertaker's have helped to confer immortality upon Johnston, while CFO$ have contributed masterpieces such as Shinsuke Nakamura's theme and Bobby Roode's theme.

But sometimes, a superstar is too big for WWE composers.

As such, WWE has to look to reputable outside sources, ranging from one-hit wonders to firmly-established artists. Of course, given the costly nature of rights, we don't often hear of any well-known artists making contributions to WWE's musical anthology anymore.

Still, there are several musicians who have made iconic additions to WWE's catalog over the years. Let's hear only a few.

(Honorable mentions: "Just Close Your Eyes" by Story of the Year [Christian], "Voices" by Rev Theory [Randy Orton], "I'm Coming" by Silkk The Shocker [MVP], and "Whatever" by Our Lady Peace [Chris Benoit])

10. "I Walk Alone" - Saliva (Batista)

Saliva has lent a lot of their music to WWE over the past few years - "Click Click Boom" was the theme song to 2001's No Mercy PPV, "Always" was the theme for Survivor Series 2002, two of their songs were used as themes to WrestleMania ("Superstar" for 18 and "Ladies and Gentlemen" for 23), and they provided entrance music for both Chris Jericho and The Dudley Boyz. But perhaps their greatest contribution to WWE's musical anthology was the one that they recorded for Batista.

Using Jim Johnston's original theme for The Animal as their basis, Saliva's "I Walk Alone" was a theme fit for a main-eventer. Just listen to the pop as Batista comes out to the sound of lead singer Josey Scott growling "YEEAAAAAH!". Watch as his pyro perfectly syncopates with the song's instrumentation. The lyrics also helped to paint Batista as a fearless, take-no-s**t kind of guy; someone who can conquer anything in his path without anybody's help.

Problem is, with WWE having recently phased out pyro, a 2018 return would see Batista's entrance considerably watered down. Nevertheless, it's still a heavy, in-your-face track that earns its distinction as one of WWE's best.

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