Best Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos


The Top Ten

1 Eruption

Eddie rewrote guitar playing in 1 minute and 42 seconds as rock journalists have opined. I agree! The only one that is comparable is Hendrix Star Spangled Banner!. CASE CLOSED!.

One of the best solos ever... It Opens The Door to a complete new world of hard rock music and guitar, all thanks to Eddie, best guitarist ever behind Jimi.

with no doubt, his best solo ever!
from the intro to the outro, this tapping masterpiece is a proof that he is one of the best guitarist in rock history! - rock2metal

Best riff ever

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2 Beat It

This is certainly not the best Van Halen solo ever... but its undeniably an amazing treat to the ears! Just because this song appears in a pop album, rockers tend to dismiss it... In my opinion, from purely musical point of view, this Van Halen- Michael Jackson collaboration is nothing less than fabulous! One of the best pop-rock songs ever composed... a timeless classic! Van Halen's solo adds the electrifying feel to the song, and Jackson's sheer genius sparkles all along... Long Live Eddie... kudos to Michael Jackson!

Beautiful shredding solo, that fits in with an artist like Michael Jackson. Two of the most talented musical artists in their own right!

Maybe not the best but maybe the only person to cram 29 notes in a measure evenly... hehehe

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3 Hot For Teacher

Take away David lee Roth on Vocals and Eddie sucks!

4 Jump
5 Dreams
6 Panama

It took a lot of skill to make a solo that good

The solo was completely crazy

7 Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love

Not the best solo, but it goes amazing with the song

8 Runnin' With The Devil Runnin' With The Devil
9 Poundcake
10 Spanish Fly

Best Solo Using A Acoustic Guitar

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The Newcomers

? Somebody Get Me A Doctor Somebody Get Me A Doctor

It's definitely not the hardest solo Eddie Van Halen has done (Eruption comes to mind). But it really flows, and doesn't get the credit it deserves.

? Why Can't This Be Love Why Can't This Be Love
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The Contenders

11 Love Walks In
12 I'll Wait I'll Wait
13 When It's Love
14 Mean Street Mean Street

From the opening solo in which Eddie was emulating the popular 70s funk bass slapping technique, to the extreme string bending of the main solo, Eddie is demonstrating that he is not limited to his trademark finger tapping solos, and that he can do things with a guitar never before imagined by mere mortals. Amazing!

No Doubt one of the wildest Eddie solos I've heard besides Eruption - OzzyVanHalen

15 Top Of The World
16 Cathedral

Extremely difficult to play and a testament to eddies amazing talent

17 Humans Being Humans Being
18 Ice Cream Man Ice Cream Man
19 Black And Blue
20 You Really Got Me You Really Got Me
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