Top Ten Piano/Keyboard Solos In Popular Music

Including piano, organ, electric piano, synth, and even "keytar". If you really want to add a keytar solo.

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1Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel

So many Billy Joel songs could have made this list. Technically, "Scenes From an Italian Restaurant" is not as difficult as "Prelude/Angry Young Man" or "Stiletto", but the solo propels the song through a transition perfectly. - PetSounds

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2School - Supertramp

Once again, this isn't technically difficult, but it's perfect for the song. The Wurlitzer's sound is unique, and makes me think of Supertramp instantly. - PetSounds

3Layla - Derek and the Dominos
4Riders on the Storm - The Doors

Just as amazing as the vocals too! - MontyPython

5Year of the Cat - Al Stewart

I debated about including this, since it's more of a riff than a solo. Make sure you find the full version of the song--the piano intro was snipped on the single edit. - PetSounds

6Revolution - The Beatles

Most people simply think of the distorted guitar and forget the fantastic, wild solo that guest musician Billy Preston plays. - PetSounds

7Pinball Wizard - Elton John

If you listen carefully during the outro, you'll notice that Elton added a snippet of another song by The Who, "I Can't Explain". - PetSounds

8The Revealing Science of God - Yes
9Racing in the Street - Bruce Springsteen
10All the Way From Memphis - Mott the Hoople

The Contenders

11Funeral for a Friend / Love Lies Bleeding - Elton John
12Must Be Something - Leon Russell
13Highway Star - Deep Purple
14Fresh Air - Quicksilver Messenger Service
15The Heart Asks Pleasure First - Michael Nyman

It's from the soundtrack (by Michael Nyman) of 1993 Academy Award-winning film The Piano (starring Holly Hunter and Harvey Keitel).
Don't know if this is really relevant here, since it may not be so popular. However, the movie and the music had such an impact on me, that when I read the title of your list, this is the first thing that came to my mind. - Lotuscandy

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1. Scenes From an Italian Restaurant - Billy Joel
2. School - Supertramp
3. Layla - Derek and the Dominos



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