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Top 10 Greatest Guitar Solos

18 March 2009 by: Justin Gareau 5 Comments


The final installment of my 3 part series of top guitar solos. So far the list has stacked up as follows :

30. Altitudes – Jason Becker
29. Soothsayer – Buckethead
28. La Grange – ZZ Top – Billy Gibbons
27. Flying in a blue dream – Joe Satriani
26. Civil war – Guns n’ Roses – Slash
25. Little wing – Stevie Ray Vaughan
24. Beat it – Michael Jackson – Eddie Van Halen – Jennifer Batten
23. Cliffs of dover – Eric Johnson
22. Bohemian rhapsody – Queen – Brian May
21. One – Metallica – Kirk Hammett

20. You shook me all night long – AC/DC – Angus Young
19. Rest in peace – Extreme – Nuno Bettencourt
18. Romeo and juliet – Monte Montgomery
17. While my guitar gently weeps – Jeff Healey
16. Tender surrender – Steve Vai
15. Voodoo child – Jimi Hendrix
14. Johnny b. goode – Chuck Berry
13. Do you feel like we do – Peter Frampton
12. For the love of god – Steve Vai
11. Crazy train – Ozzy Osbourne – Randy Roads

To see the videos for the previous two lists click the following link:

And now, the top ten :

10. Free bird

A southern classic, Free bird by Lynard Skynard.

9. Layla

Eric Clapton at his best, playing some blues.

8. Eruption

He changed the way we play the instrument, the legend Eddie Van Halen playing his solo and Eruption.

7. Stairway to heaven

Maybe the most popular classic rock song ever, it includes Jimmy Page’s and Led Zeppelin’s greatness.

6. Mr. Crowley

This is why Randy Roads is so dearly missed…

5. Sultans of swing

Mark Knopfler is an incredible player, his live performances always impress.

4. Sweet child o’ mine

The old guns could rock hard, Slash is always amazing.

3. Comfortably numb

Sweet blues from David Gilmour land him the number 3 spot.

2. Hotel california

One of the most epic solos of all time, the perfect culmination to an unbelievable song.

1. November rain

This does not need explanation.

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  • ratm said:

    rage – bombtrack

  • buzz said:

    Hmmm. I don't agree with all of these. Slash is an over rated drunk who plays to loud.

  • Not so stupid said:

    This is stupid.

  • heramb said:

    good list but NO SANTANA………hmmmmmm

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