Best Yngwie J. Malmsteen Songs

A natural shredder from Sweden. What are his best songs?

The Top TenXW

1Black Star

this is a masterpiece of shredding, Yngwie is a master! - rock2metal

Beautiful beautiful, absolutely beautiful solo, I don't care what people say, I find a lot of feeling in this solo, along with the awesome display of skill and virtuosity.

Beautiful... Absolutely beautiful... Such feeling and emotion and a perfect display of skill, technique and speed to compliment it. Such a splendid piece of music put together by Yngwie J. Malmsteen. A Neo-Classical masterpiece.

Where is arpeggios from hell?

V9 Comments
2Far Beyond the Sun

Black star is a beautiful song but far beyond the sun is just insane... Here's nothing else like it... Yngwie J Malmsteen is a brilliant shredder easily one of the best in the world right now... I'd also like to see I am a viking higher on the list

Black Star is a beautiful instrumental, I Am A Viking is beast, and Rising Force is a cool song, but Far Beyond The Sun is a masterpiece. #1 to me personally. Best solos. Such a crazy song. And one of the best instrumentals ever. Great guitarist Yngwie is.

How the hell is joaocarvalho putting slash in the same league as Yngwie Malmsteen? Some people are just so stupid and this brilliant song proves it.

First Malmsteen song I learned on the guitar, and always been my favourite of all time.

V8 Comments
3Rising Force

This is the song that Blackmore would have been proud of -- sensational soloing in a great tune. The whole of this album is great, but this song kicks it off in amazing style

The lightning strikes, crack in the night! Feeling like never beforeā€¦
Pure awesome.

All Yngwie's qualities in one driving song - and none of his self-indulgence. Love this track - and album.

No mention of making love. I rate that as one of his best songs

V8 Comments
4I Am a Viking

I am a viking is his greatest song. I have been a fan since 1984. GB

molto arpeggiosa 2nd!? I can think of more than 10 songs from YJM better than that one, like this one

Best overall song. Great solos with a super awesome riff to bang your head to.

The start of the solo still blows me away 20 years later!

V4 Comments
5Trilogy Suite Op. 5

It's Trilogy Suite Opus 5, it's the best there is to offer. While it's mostly a live track with the breaks in the song for Yngwie to absorb the glory, the solid chunks of it are the most iconic of all his intrumentals, and truly describes his style.

Gorgeous marriage of power and feeling. Up there with the Rising Force instrumentals.

6Dream On

not better than the original Aerosmith version, but Yngwie and Dio can make good covers - rock2metal

Aerosmith original is an all time favorite of mine but I honestly think this cover version is better - better vox and guitars. - Metal_Treasure

7Icarus' Dream Suite Opus Op4

Have you ever felt multiple emotions during a song?


One of the best and most beautiful ballads in the world. - Metal_Treasure

9Queen in Love

Catchy chorus, great riffs, and the first section of the solo is one of the best melodies I have ever listened to.


The Contenders

11Molto Arpeggiosa

More interesting than most of his other instrumentals despite it's disastrous production... perhaps there are more than 10 other songs that are better than this one but I don't see them here...

this song isn't from this world, the guitar and bass shred! - rock2metal


Most underrated yngwie's instrumental ever! Yngwie at his finest.

Very beautiful and melodic song... Yngwie at his best.
I think this is the best and Trilogy suite Opus 5 would be second

Most underrated Yngwie song ever. Period!

V5 Comments
13Gates of Babylon

like a Persian theme, you will like this song - rock2metal

Isn't this from richie blackmore when he was with rainbow

Yes, this is a Rainbow cover (Dio and Ritchie). Also check out the original - it's one of the top 3 Rainbow songs. - Metal_Treasure

That's Indian Intro I think. :D Nice Song by the way. Loved it.

Not Indian, Ritchie Blackmore used the so called Arabic scale. - Metal_Treasure

V5 Comments
14You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget

Just I'll Never Forget..

Come on, guys. This is obviously his best solo, and has some of the most kickass vocals I have ever heard. - bighercules

15Like an Angel

Even when I play Counter Strike I remember this song because I always playing counter Strike along with listening this song when I was a child..

16Evil Eye
17Four Horsemen

"Into Valhalla" is way better its truly the work of a god.
This ones pretty good too though


Yngwie is not a human while playing this, he is more like a god.

One of his best instrumentals to date, very musical and technical with feelings.

Nice sweet instrumental, with great sound

Best Malmsteen song! Very beautiful and very deadly

V4 Comments
BAdd New Item

Related Lists

Best Songs of All Time Best Eminem Songs Top 10 Linkin Park Songs Most Romantic Hindi Songs Best Metallica Songs

List StatsUpdated 28 Nov 2015

600 votes
48 listings
4 years, 320 days old

Top Remixes (5)

1. Dream On
2. Black Star
3. Evil Eye
1. Rising Force
2. Queen in Love
3. Far Beyond the Sun
1. Black Star
2. Rising Force
3. Dreaming

View All 5


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.