* EpicRiff: Many, but some notable examples are: "Jesus Christ Pose", "Holy Water", "4th of July", "Like Suicide", "Beyond the Wheel", "Outshined", "Let Me Drown"...oh, we could go on.
* FaceOfTheBand: Cornell, and possibly Matt Cameron.
* FandomRivalry: With Music/AliceInChains...which makes no sense since Cornell does guest vocals on [=AiC=]'s ''Sap'' E.P (on "Right Turn")
* ItsPopularNowItSucks: The song the band created for ''Film/TheAvengers'', "Live to Rise," sounds too mainstream for their oldest fans.
* MagnumOpus: ''Superunknown''.
* MisattributedSong
* SignatureSong: "Black Hole Sun"
* [[SoBadItsGood/{{Music}} So Bad It's Good]]: "Circle of Power" from ''Ultramega OK'', due to Hiro Yamamoto's hilariously awful singing.