- Epic Riff: 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.
- Face of the Band: Cornell, and possibly Matt Cameron.
- Fandom Rivalry: With Alice in Chains...which makes no sense since Cornell does guest vocals on AiC's Sap E.P (on "Right Turn")
- It's Popular, Now It Sucks: The song the band created for The Avengers, "Live to Rise," sounds too mainstream for their oldest fans.
- Magnum Opus: Superunknown.
- Misattributed Song
- Nightmare Fuel: The intro to "Searching With My Good Eye Closed". An overly cheery narrator says seemingly random things with animal noises... and then...
- Signature Song: "Black Hole Sun"
- So Bad It's Good: "Circle of Power" from Ultramega OK, due to Hiro Yamamoto's hilariously awful singing.