Top Ten Best Joe Satriani Songs

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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.

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22The Extremist

The extremist at number 17 are you kidding me... This should be up there

WHAT a RIFF man!
It will blow your hair away!... I'm now a permanent fan of Joe Satriani... Thanks to this song!

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23I Just Wanna Rock

As the riff starts, you'll know a great song is gonna kick in. This is one of the greatest riffs I've heard from him. The solo jams through the song and you'll not be able to stop yourselves from jamming with it. My favorite from him. Joe is really a legendary guitarist.


This song is absolutely amazing. Starting with the acoustic guitar in the beginning with a slower tempo then a couple minutes in, shredding the electric guitar. By far my personal favorite song by Satch.

My personal favorite... The Spanish acoustic coupled with breathtaking electric guitar gives you a high that even weed cannot... Laugh out loud

The one of the two songs that he composed when thinkin' about Asik Veysel, the flamenco parts and th metal keep is really cool...

Great Spanish guitar first, then turns into rock, one if Satch's best pieces

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25Crowd Chant
26A Train of Angels

This is such a great instrumental piece, very powerful.

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Unique and beautiful. Can't believe Satch could still write music this amazing so long into his career. Most artists put out their best work in their first few albums, but Satriani is so consistent and in my opinion Musterion slightly edges anything he's put out in the past, balancing weirdness with elegance and beauty the way Joe only knows. I think as far as modern instrumentalists are concerned, Satriani has no rivals, just fans and students. Musterion should make that obvious if you are a slow learner.

What a race! Absolutely amazing song. Speechless.
I can't hold naming my other favorites (4): Dream song; Engines of creation; It�'s so good; and obviously If I could fly.
I should stop here because the list is to long!

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28Love Thing

Truly this song ia thing to love

This one's a beauty.!.. I mean it definitely deserves top 5!

An amazing song filled with emotion

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30House Full of Bullets
31Ten Words

Just falling in love with it always when listening

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32Made of Tears

I have to agree that the live version is the best, first time I heard it live I could not stop replaying it, love the intro and I think its cool as hell watching him play part of the song with his teeth!

The best song ever made by Joe Satriani

Live is a much better version just blows me away

Outstanding, such a glider song!

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33Cool #9

This really should be in top ten. If I could have a personal theme song, id want this to be it because the main melody and solo are so cool, hence the title. Great song that I never get bored of and is a blast to play on guitar... Attempt I should say.

This is one of the best songs I have heard in a long time. The music lingers on your mind for a very long time. You can never forget its music.

Grand Theft Auto 3's backup Theme Tune

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This should be in the top 5! Great song!

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Best song in my opinion. The melody is out of this world. Followed by always with me always with you.

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36Starry Night

Being a guitar teacher myself I honestly don't care much for how fast he can play or what wizardy he's capable of. In fact I've taught plenty of students to play Satriani, but something things you can't teach. This song is Satriani best in my opinion. He has so much feel on this one..

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37Belly Dancer
38Professor Satchafunkilus

Shocked to see it at #35 but I guess that's just my opinion. My personal favorite:).

Beautiful ; the title explains it better than I can

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Awesome rhythm... Not too heavy not too light. Just epic!

This is such an underrated song. Should be higher.

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