Most Difficult Songs to Play Live

The songs which are a nightmare to play in front of a live audience, but a beauty on the radio or mp3 player. Any genre can be added.

The Top TenXW

1Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Is your voice high enough? Mine's not. - aeromaxx777

2Art of Life - X Japan

Oh my God! I don't think I have much stamina for this. Where can I get an orchestra to play with me? - aeromaxx777

Sick... But in a different style, "Jake to the bone" from Toto seems to me more difficult.

3Pull Me Under - Dream Theater

I always lose concentration because of it's time signature. - aeromaxx777

4November Rain - Guns N' Roses
5All Nightmare Long - Metallica

Requires every band members to pay attention because of such fast tempo. - aeromaxx777

6Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth

So easy to make a mistake in this song especially playing in front of thousands!

7Psychosocial - Slipknot

9 Instruments All in unison, That is Extremely Hard to Pull of in the Case of Metal.

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8Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
9Hotel California - Eagles

I can't memorize it all :( - aeromaxx777

10Parallels - As I Lay Dying

The Contenders

11Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

A million apologies because I forgot to put this on this list a few months ago. I only heard it some time in the past and I was blown away.

12Painkiller - Judas Priest

Rob is really pushing the limits of human voice, it's impossible to sing it live, like he did in the studio!

13Given Up - Linkin Park
14Speed of Sound - Coldplay
15YYZ - Rush
16Technologic - Daft Punk
17Technologic - Daft Punk
1821st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson

Very technically difficult, and impossible to accurately recreate live. Especially the guitar and saxophone solo. The studio solos have never been played live in concert, they've always been improvised. To prove how hard it is, just go listen to Crimson perform it live.

19The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater
20Chandelier - Sia
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