Top Ten Best Joe Satriani Songs

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The Top Ten

Surfing With the Alien
Surfing with the Alien was the one song that changed my whole view of what guitar playing is. Until then, I thought strumming a couple chords and playing an eight bar melody is good enough. My parents handed a Greatest of Joe Satriani CD, and this is the first one I heard. This song inspired me to create my own solos, and he is my role model. In short, fantastic song!
great masterpiece, is really his best song ever! the best part is in almost the ending, but all the song is awesome!


Ultimately his most influential song
[Newest]Best in every aspect.

2Always With Me, Always With You
I envy this man! So much soul in this song. It is the best Satch song that I have ever heard
This is such an unreal song! He pretty much sings through his guitar in every song, but this is so beautiful! I love him! :D and by the way, how is If I Could Fly not on the list? It's a masterpiece
HI there. I'm in the Nirvana generation and late eighties. After watching this documentary on the Eagles -not my time-but Joe Walsh got me thinking-about Steve Vai and his teacher-Joe Satriani. To be honest-neither get or ever really got the praise they deserve (d) back then. But I remember listening to a something (a guitar player friend gave me) & thinking back then -this is literally the best guitar player of all time. I'm excited to listen to them both to remember. I'll let you know my thoughts after listening to these top guys. I don't know but I think-it was Joe Satriani that day. I'll see. Thanks.
[Newest]This song made love guitar tapping!

3Summer Song
It's really a good song, from "The Extremist" album that it entire good! But this one had to be my favorite from him! Nice intro and riff, then solo... Just awesome!
Great high energy song perfectly captures the excitement of summer. Great guitar/bass exchanges too in the bridge, not common in Joe's music. If only he would play Speed of Light publicly...
This track so awesome, I like the other track too, ten words! :D (y)
[Newest]This is the song that made me a fan

4Satch Boogie
Joe is the best guitarist out there. This song shows off his amazing skills on the guitar. This is also one of the hardest guitar songs in Rock Band. Surfing with the Alien is great but this is his signature song. This should be number one.


I think that this should be on top tied with Surfing With the Alien.


Funful, rockful and a bit punk, it really rocks!


5Flying In a Blue Dream
I can't believe none of you put this at the number 1 spot. This song is absolutely amazing. !
I was listening to Indian classical music for years and this appeared somewhat a rock rendition of Raag Shri. Whatever it is, its a great piece of music and that's what we want.
I feel like I'm flying in a blue dream just listening to this song
[Newest]Surely number one for me

6Crystal Planet
It is a really nice compose and great playing, enjoy the enjoyment
It sounds like it should be in Ratchet ^^ Clank. Driving arpeggios that are relentless make this an excellent track
This is one of my favorite compositions... It so rich with the joe sat flow and charm.. Very goog guitar licks.. Brilliant song
[Newest]This is just out of this world.

7Crushing Day
This is one of his best songs. It's very intense. Listening to it at full blast is amazing.
In my opinion the coolest of all of his songs very fast paced, it gets my vote, because it should be way higher.
This song is the best. The melody is amazing.

This is one of the best and most emotional pieces of Satriani, can't believe it's not in the top ten.
Its just Damn good for to hear
Such an emotional song... its perfect... listening to this songs goes me to heaven, what a perfect song, guys do yourself a favor and listen to this song then you will understand how amazing is this

9If I Could Fly
I think this is one of those kinds which only Joe could have imagined and played. I don't think any one would ever had thought of this song and the melody is of "awesomeness" quality. Its wonderful to hear it any time and is a song to be heard by all the guitarists in the world.
As a guitarist as well as a listener, this has to be the best song to improvise to and in my opinion this beautiful song doesn't sound a lot like viva la vida. I love Joe Satriani's music and I'm absolutely no fan of cold play but I'm afraid I slightly disagree with Joe's accusations.
The first 30 seconds of this song should get you hooked. The song with the most elegant melody, in my opinion.
A classic that certainly deserves more votes here.
[Newest]Holy crap this song gets me wired

Oh man I love this song. Don't get me wrong, I mostly agree with this list in terms of the popular opinion. But Circles gets my vote, mainly because it should go higher than 10. It's so catchy, you gotta love it!
I love this song more than flying in the blue dream but I can call it a tie
So hard to play

The Contenders

11Super Colossal
This song straight rocks like no other song I have ever heard in my entire existence. There are those other songs of Satch's (my personal FAVORITE guitarist ever) like Made of Tears or Alwaya with Me, Alwaya with You that are amazing, but this song rocks so freakin hard.
This song just takes you to another world... It's that good!

12Ice 9
This and the Extremist are probably his best. Today at least. That'll probably change tomorrow.
Ice 9 is the best. It has killer riffs and solo is amazing.

13A Door Into Summer
Relatively new, but what a cracker of a song! Definitely a top 10!

14The Forgotten, Pt. Two
The best instrumental song ever written. A true masterpiece
I thought picking one from Satch's collection would be difficult, but really, nothing matches the intensity and range of this one. Listening to it from beginning to end is an emptional rollercoaster. A true masterpiece
Is there anything that comes close to the intensity of this song?
I have been hooked for more than 10 years. And I keep playing this song.
[Newest]Never has another instrumental song conveyed the emotion this piece does

I think I've listened to this tune pretty much every day since I first heard it in 1990. The superbly simple and repetitive bass riff, the shuffling background guitar, the haunting harmonics, the moody guitar intro, and the excellent saxophone-sounding lead. It's not a shred-fest, it's emotion embodied into five or so minutes of superb music. This is my number one Satch piece, and one of my favourite tunes of all time.

16The Extremist
WHAT a RIFF man!
It will blow your hair away!... I'm now a permanent fan of Joe Satriani... Thanks to this song!
The extremist at number 17 are you kidding me... This should be up there
Surprised NOT to see this in the top 10

17A Train of Angels

18Crowd Chant

19The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing
Too many of his casual fan favorites. Songs like Crowd Chant and I Just Wanna Rock don't compare to this classic. A song Satch admits is one of his technically most difficult.


There may be songs with better melodies and hooks, but this one features his best playing from a technical standpoint. Definitely my favorite Satch tune.
This is one of if not his very best

20House Full of Bullets

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