Greatest Guitar Solos


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61Dazed and Confused - Jimmy Page

I think this solo lives in the shadow of Stairway to Heaven. Stairway is an all around better song than Dazed, but the solo in Dazed is just so extraordinary, as it keeps on building up until the climax immediately after the solo. Then it connects back into the theme and begins to wind down. Amazing.

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62Highway to Hell - Angus Young

This is one of the greatest ever! What its doing down here I don't know?!? - KKKKieran

Best solo more people vote right now

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63Black Magic Woman - Carlos SantanaV1 Comment
64While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eric Clapton

By the time the Beatles recorded this song there relationships had deteriorated. The solo for this song by Eric clapton remains as one of the best solos ever written and for good reason really suits this song best Beatles solo ever.

65Loan Me a Dime - Duane Allman

Another great one in his long line of masterpieces! - mdp1970

Absolutely one of the very best songs, ever!

66Transylvania - Dave Murray
67Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Dave Mustaine / Marty Friedman

EPIC. the best. way better than 'Tallica or any other "supposedly metal song"

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68Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
69Squealer - Angus Young

Awesome solo, such a shame almost nobody knows about this one. One of the best guitar solos of all time

This one should be #1 please Move it up

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70Wanted Dead or Alive - Richie Sambora

I Love This Solo Ever Since I Heard It I Could not Quit Listening To It I Think It Should Be In Top 10

71Blackbird - Mark Tremonti

Only Mark is listed but Myles does the first half of the solo. Myles puts so much emotion into his solos and that is never more evident than in this one. Then as Myles' gentle pain-filled emotional solo ends, Mark turns that pain into anger with an aggressive fast shredding solo that we all mimic with our voices and air guitars when we listen and make the trademark faces that Mark makes during solos

Personally my favorite. Definitely deserves to be in the top 10. While competing with Slash's best stuff is tough, Mark and Myles bring it. AB toured with Slash and I know Mark has his full respect. Mark's one of the best and I love the way AB has brought back the solo.

Alter Bridge is such a underrated band. Myles and Mark are one of the best musicians in the world right now but no one seems to know them. Such a shame. I think Blackbird is the Stairway to Heaven of our generation, and the solo deserves a top 3 spot in this list.

Gotta hear this one. This does not get the respect it deserves, mostly because people don't WANT to like newer music.

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72Beat It - Eddie Van Halen

Simply an awesome amazing guitar solo by the man himself Eddie van Halen. When Eddie comes in with that solo you just know that it's gonna be a kickass solo and when it ends you want more.

Michael Jackson was a genius to bring eddie because that dude can shred.

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73Barracuda - Roger Fisher

Roger fisher is the most underrated guitar ever.

A master of doing it right.

74Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 - David Gilmour

I think it's one of the most recognizable guitar solo's ever. It's easily up there with Hotel California and Stairway.

75Something - George Harrison

Harrison wasn't the greatest guitarist but over the 10 years they recorded he proved he could play just about any style of music that was thrown at him. The solo in Something was beautiful and soulful... But does anyone remember his solo from And Your Bird Can Sing?

Just such a perfect guitar solo. George was a true musician, it's hard to find such a musical guitarist. This song shows his genius, and trust me, I'm a musician

76Nothing Else Matters - James Hetfield
77Firth of Fifth - Steve Hackett/Daryl Stuermer

What a mean, snarling guitar solo! Pure tonal brilliance. It's even better on his solo album "Watcher of the Skies". Truly an under-rated genius.

Ah, I just added this song to the list... Obviously because 85th place is WAY to low for such a genius piece of music.

Better than stairway to heaven, master of puppets, one, sweet child O' mine. I request all the voters here, please give it a listen. This solo creates an environment which can't be literally explained. If you want to hear how a guitar cries, listen to it.

78The Ocean - Jimmy Page
79Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa
80Black Widow of La Porte - John 5
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1. Something - George Harrison
2. Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix
3. White Room - Eric Clapton
1. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd
2. Child In Time - Deep Purple
3. Dazed and Confused - Led Zeppelin
1. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Dogs - Pink Floyd
3. Sultans of Swing - Mark Knopfler

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