Looking for the loudest summer songs on your iPod's playlist for when you're hanging in the backyard, getting tan on the beach or taking a drive?

Want those perfect hard rock and heavy metal tunes to light up your summer nights? Well look no further than this playlist for all you need to have the loudest and heaviest songs as the soundtrack to your summer.

There are just some rocking tunes that will either be the perfect song for a summer party or a great headbanging tune to spark a memory from summers' past. Whether you like the heavier stuff, the hairbands or just classic hard rock, there is something here for everyone. Here are some essential songs that need to be part of your blazing-hot rock summer playlist.