Greatest Guitar Solos

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101Let It Be - George Harrison

While the single version and a few other updates to the classic Beatles song Let It Be experimented with different guitar solos that were good but not great, the original album version's solo is one of the most emotive instances of guitar playing in history. The lead up is incredible, sure, but without a doubt the most amazing thing about this solo is the way that George Harrison's stinging, wailing, beautiful guitar playing seems to perfectly complement Paul McCartney's vocals with the two almost seeming to fuse into one entity of sound. Few solos, or parts of a song in general, have ever made me feel as strongly emotional as I do when I hear the solo in Let It Be.

What a cool guitar solo by George Harrison Who uses blues slides and single note picking to create an awesome sounding solo which really fits in with the song And a cool ending for one if the worlds greatest Bands

It is the perfect solo there are hardly any other songs like this that are able to use the guitar like George did in this song the guitar is so effective and sound so good a lot of other song just have a simple riff that leads into a solo but this song has an efecctive emotional solo that hits you with awesomeness

My personal favorite solo is from the music video, but I love all versions.

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102Tender Surrender - Steve Vai

Sure, it sounds like its played over a cheesy backing track, but hey man, it's Steve Vai! His impeccable timing and good phrasing creates an interesting and complicated combination of sounds.

103Since I’ve Been Loving You - Jimmy PageV2 Comments
104Nottingham Lace - Buckethead

If you want a true definition of a solo you will listen to this one. If you want an eargasm solo you will listen to this solo live. - JXJ

This is Top Ten class. Unbelievable to see this at 70.

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105Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson

First song that comes to mind when I think of guitar solos.

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106Welcome to the Jungle - Slash

WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE WON'T YOU BRING IT TO YOUR KNEES? I love the guitar solo it goes perfectly with the tone of the rest of the song.

107All for Nothing - Brad Delson

If this is the guy from Linkin Park he deserves a lower position.

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108Road to Nowhere - Zakk Wylde
109Immigrant Song - Jimmy PageV2 Comments
110Hand of Doom - Karl Logan
111Knockin on Heaven's Door - Slash
112Whiskey In The Jar - Eric Bell
113Moonage Daydream - Mick Ronson

Don't know if this is the best but it is my favourite.

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114Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Should be top 5 god the people in charge of these lists suck

Something's wrong with this sitting at 240

115Parisienne Walkways - Gary Moore

There aren't solos with more feel than this

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116Stranglehold - Ted NugentV1 Comment
117Europa - Carlos Santana
118Montana - Frank Zappa
119Let It Be - Beatles
120To Live is to Die - Kirk Hammet

Melodically locked in, the dual guitar combo between James and Kirk is an instant classic

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