Rock Songs With the Best Instrumentals

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21Moby Dick (Led Zeppelin)

INSTRUMENTALS ARE ARE SONGS Without VOCALS. Stairway to heaven and free bird are not instrumentals you stupid morons.

22La Villa Strangiato (Rush)

What is wrong with the voters? Have they ever listened to this masterpiece? Any place lower than 2nd is witless! This song has one of the best guitar solo ever made. But the problem is, most of the listeners of this generation don't know music. They tend to know the most popular band and go with them. Orion and La Villa Strangiato are the best instrumentals ever.

Best song by Rush, one of the best of all time and No 20, behind Stairway to heaven which ISN'T AN INSTRUMENTAL

Just here it once and you will change your mind. The alex lifeson solo is godlike.

I love this song

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23Little Martha (Duane Allman)

What a great acoustic masterpiece!

24Time to Wake Up (30 Seconds to Mars)

30 seconds to mars has diversity in their songs, this ones the best

25Baba O'Riley (The Who)

This song has one of the greatest riffs ever, in all of its simplicity.
Oh, and it also has a violin solo.

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26Stream of Consciousness (Dream Theater)

This and DoE are probably the best instrumentals I've ever listened to. Dream Theater is certainly a ground-breaking band when it comes to pure musicianship... Just can't beat em. Can't believe this is below New Divide by Linkin Park of all things (which, like the posters above me pointed out, isn't even an instrumental), let alone not on the top ten. But anyways whatever, DT will never get the recognition they deserve it seems, and I'm just glad that me and some others can comprehend the master musicianship they have to offer. Amazing Song.

Many of you failed to understand the term "instrumental". Instrumental=no vocals!

How is this 26. Should be top 5 just because Van Halen, Metallica, and rush is well known doesn't mean they have the best instrumental. I love orion but this is my favorite

Welcome to the internet.

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27Brother - Pearl Jam
28Black Sabbath - Fluff
29Dee (Ozzy Osbourne)
30Takillya (Black Label Society)
31Frankenstein (Edgar Winter)
32For the Love of God (Steve Vai)

I love this all time greatest melodies rocking instrumental rock and blues. It is the finest work of steve vai till the date. I recommend this song for all listeners at least one time to listen and enjoy it!

Total Masterpiece from Vai. Epic depiction of effortlessness and the feel one can bring out from an electric guitar.

Reminds me of something you'd hear from David Gilmour, so in other words, this song is a masterpiece.

33Speeding (Steve Vai)
34Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

The first 5 minutes build up to the famous five minute guitar solo

There is no song better than this song. The way the Band worked up the song is just amazing. The slide guitar play is the best I have ever heard and the play of the rest of the Band at the fast part is not to be denied.
This is a song that really got the crowd going but that is not the only reason it is so great. It is great because of the aforementioned facts.

35Black Widow of La Porte (John5)
36New Divide (Linkin Park)

Who was stupid enough to put this song in this list and who is stupid enough to vote it? This song isn't instrumental, and besides, this isn't even one of the best linking park songs...

Chester with his amazing voice again mesmerizing in this song with the music in background really really awesome song indeed.

New divide lovely song love you Linkin Park

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37Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)

This is far from a instrumental. - Sabbath

38Don't Start (Too Late) (Black Sabbath)
39This Is How I Disappear (My Chemical Romance)

My Chemical Romance has best songs one of his song This Is How I Disappear has great instrumental rock music. so my request is to checkout this! I'm sure you'll add this legend song!

Not really an instrumental but its still very good! The guitars are very good on record and even better live. Drums are just as good.

40Beck's Bolero (Jeff Beck)
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