Best Buckethead Songs

Counting down the greatest songs from the master shredder.

The Top Ten

1 Soothsayer

So sick... continue to be blown away by the fact that vocals are made unnecessary by this guy. Some moving, thrashing, electrifying stuff!

Just wondering, shouldn't this be a list with buckethead solo songs, instead of "We are one" or "the ballad of buckethead? And Soothsayer is in my opinion his best song. I like all his songs though(at least the ones I've heard(He has over 500 solo songs, I don't think I'm even close to all yet)) my personal list would look like:
1. Soothsayer
2. Too Many Humans
3. Final Wars
4. Escape from Inbred Mountain
5. Jordan
6. Welcome to Bucketheadland
7. Frozen Brains Tell No Tales
8. I Love My Parents
9. She Sell Sea Shells by the Slaughterhouse
10. Nottingham Lace

I asked Santa to give me Buckethead's hands 'cause I was jealous of him. Instead, on Christmas, I got a CD of his greatest hits. I asked santa, why? Santa replied, I can't give you god's hands. I am happy with the CD's now!
1) Soothsayer
2) Final Wars
3) Jordan
4) Whitewash
5) Nottingham Lace

BUCKETHEAD YOU ROCK!

One of the smartest melodies I've ever heard in music.

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2 Nottingham Lace

Simply the best solo in this world played by the greatest guitarist alive. I just love this song!

The intro is class apart but the whole song is great...

The solos in the end are breath taking!

Has to be the best song!

The solos are just too amazing in this songs! Although Soothsayer is an incredible song, Nottingham lace is both emotional and electrifying. Simply Buckethead's best in my opinion!

This is solo have a story...best

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3 Jordan

Hasn't nobody heard this song? Shame on them, this song is so sick with a sexy solo and was played for Guitar Hero II. I became a crazy Buckethead fan after hearing this sick baby! - BehindHappiness

The first song I ever heard from Buckethead. My friend asked me to go to a concert and I just said alrighty. Thought it would have been fine enough, but holy moly. He played this song and I just lost it. He. Is. The. Bomb.

Jordan's a great song but the other two above it too deserve to be there love this song makes me super excited

Seriously? This is only at No. 4? I much prefer this to Soothsayer..

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4 Whitewash

this was the first song I heard by him. automatic instant fan. I consider myself to be a huge fan of guitar players. and this guy is the most unique by far. in my humble opion... he is simply the best I've ever heard. and I always had jimmy page, and eddie van halen, at the top of my list. but this guy is the best... hands down.

When I play this on my itunes I feel like all my problems are forgotten, when it ends, they all come back to me. I remember when I was twelve I used to listen to this song before bed, it was my lullaby. I pity those people who can't appreciate Buckethead's music.

The studio version is a little boring, but his live performances are the most amazing performances I've ever heard, it's so beautiful and deep. Pure badassness, his absolute best piece.

My first song of Buckethead... Never gets old!

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5 Siege Engine

Just seen him in Detroit at the majestic... he played Siege Engine and I loved it, hadn't heard it before... don't know why... but it's now my favorite and I got Albino Slug on order.

This song is a bit like Soothsayer and it's just as emotional as Soothsayer. One of my favorite parts is at the beginning of the solo where he bends a bit more emotionally than he does in Soothsayer. - Gigan

By far his best work. Soothsayer is an anthem, and rightfully so, but Buckethead's finest lays in this track. Amazing all-around, progressive, emotional goodness. Top notch.

His best solo and the music pulses from the begin at the end! A solo never to forget!

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6 Separate Sky

This is his best song (or at least my favorite one). Everyone thinks that soothsayer is his best song but this one is WAY BETTER than soothsayer. You should really listen to it when you get the chance to. It's my favorite song off of my favorite album by him called: A Real Diamond In The Rough. - siege

Great ending but that's all.

7 Final Wars

It just simply starts of with this bad ass metal-riff that makes me want to pick the guitar and play along! And off-course the solos are tremendously epic!

Amazing song best guitar solo ever made!

Greatest metal guitar solo ever made!

8 Padmasana

This song is really wonderful. I am totally cool with Soothsayer being number 1. But this song deserves the number 2 place most definitely. It lifts up my soul every time I hear it. It's so beautiful that it will get to your heart and make it wet. I listen to this song every night when I sleep. So relaxing and soothing.

I am feelin so strange y a so powerful song with a terrifying degree of power in its silence progression is so low on charts should be placed much above friends!

For me Padmasana I the most emotional song.. Try to listen to this song.. Even you are happy.. It will almost makes you cry

Buddha used to listen to this.

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9 Welcome to Bucketheadland

Probably his most influential song... - ch153

Buckethead top 10:- 1. Soothsayer 2. Nottingham lace 3. Seige engine 4. Welcome to bucketheadlandheadland 5. Jordan 6. Lebron 7. Unrestrained growth 8. Asylum of glass 9. Golden eyes 10. Machete

SHOULD BE AT NO 3

Why did I just discover this guy! I'm almost 50 years old...was my head in a sand hole all this time!?! lol

10 King James

When I 1st time heard this song I almost repeated this song 70 times, just awesome, BUCKETHEAD at his best. Its 2nd best solo after soothsayer by buckethead. According to me 1. Soothsayer 2. King james 3. Siege Engine. - arijit-hellseekerdas

One of the best songs I have ever heard in my entire life. When it comes to CSS I know most people choose Soothsayer as the best song on the record, but personally I think this one is better (althought Soothsayer is an epic song as well). It's like all of Buckethead's best features packed into one, with both heavyness and slowness, emotion and just plain jamming, etc. Absolutely amazing work by Buckethead m/

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11 Sail on Soothsayer

A follow up to the ever popular "Soothsayer". Again this is dedicated to his aunt Suzie on the account of her death. I don't play the guitar but every time I listen to Bucket's songs like this I wish I did.

One of the best slow paced track by buckethead... It's a shame that it lies on 19th position

Some amazing guitar work here (as always). Great follow up to what is currently number 1 on this list. - IronSabbathPriest

Very soothing

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12 Big Sur Moon

You can definitely see Paul Gilbert's teaching in this. This and The Echo Song are very similar, and are both awesome. A bit more length on it would be great.

This is the best instrumental ever

Unbelievble technique and harmony

Awesome song
By Awesome artist
With Awesome Teaching

13 Pepper's Ghost

This is my favorite Buckethead song. This may be weird to many of you, but I don't cR. It sounds very mysterious through the middle, and it gets heavy from time to time as well. But it's all tied together by a soothing and catchy riff.

22!? What! Pepper's ghost is simply amazing, beautiful, dark, misterious and full of energy! It's a shame it's too underrated, it should be at least top 5 in my opinion!

14 Inferno

The best Buckethead track out there for me. When my friends hear "buckethead" or see his picture they instantly decide his music is not for them. They come to the conclusion that his music will just be some heavy, head banging, black metal which is just loud sounds and that the only reason some people listen to him is because it seen as "cool". They can't be farther from the truth. Bucket is so diverse in his music that he can play a hard thrashing track about slaughterhouses, blood and gore and the next minute he'll play the most beautiful melodious music you will ever hear. Inferno shows his range and surprises most of my friends since I start them off with a few fast songs then unleash Inferno and Whitewash on them. They are amazed and naturally a few have already become fans. The way the guitar solo tells a story and meshes with the bass is heavenly. As the lead guitar takes you through the stages and climax of the story the bass has an almost subconscious ...more

My favorite Buckethead song. The raw, deep emotion in this song really gets me every time.
This, Whitewash, Dawn Appears, and pretty much everything on Electric Tears and Colma is all you need to see that Buckethead is one of the best musicians of all time.

Just beautiful!
It's a shame Buckethead fans don't know about this hidden gem.

15 Carpal Tunnel Slug

Nice song, mixes between slow and clean, then, fast and distorted. Has a high quality guitar solo.

So damn catchy and variable

Very interesting piece.

16 Too Many Humans

Definitely his best song! Heck, even one of my all-time favourite songs in the world! All the notes are just spot on, I recommend this to all of you who haven't heard it yet!

Its one of the simple solo which attracts my attention good one

In my opinion his best song

Such Emotional Tracks!

17 Binge and Grab

Starts with a catchy riff which has this awesome sound because of the one C#m chord which is the only minor chord in that riff (which gives it an awesome feeling), not to mention the awesome melodies in it.
Second riff is awesome as well and with the breakdown after it, it's just perfect!
The fast part that starts the solo fits well there. Solo has kinda like three parts: first is a happy-groovy solo, then some heavy shredding and finally emotional finish with smooth transition to the first riff!

It has the antics of a child. Remember your first bicycle ride, that's what it feels like.

18 Rise of the Blue Lotus
19 Squid Ink
20 Stretching Lighthouse
21 Coat of Charms
22 We Are One

This song has Serj Tankian from System of a Down. and there one of the best modern heavy metal bands ever. and is the best song with vocals on it

23 Lotus Island

Deserves an higher position! So sick and beautiful!

What the hell is this doing so low?... - espyorkshireman

Needs to be WAY higher.

26?!?! Top 5 AT LEAST!

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24 Lone Sal Bug
25 In the Hollow Hills
26 Broken Mirror

This is one of the most emotional songs I have ever heard. It's one of the rare songs that have actually made me start to tear up. It's also off of one of the most emotional albums called A real diamond in the rough. It's also the 2nd best on the album the 1st best is Separate sky.

27 Inward Journey
28 I Love My Parents

This piece is so emotional. I cry when I hear it. While I didn't expect this to be number one, I am glad Guitar Hero fan boys haven't managed to push Jordan to number one.

To be fair, the man himself has said that he believes Jordan to be his magnum opus.

The first time I heard this song, I actually had to stop listening because I almost started crying. The very beginning of it with the single guitar can cause any one to feel emotional. But when the violins start up, you may want to have some tissues ready. Beautiful piece of music.

I cried. This song was just that emotional. For a shredder, Buckethead can really tug at your heartstrings. Which is why he's been my favourite guitarist for a long time. - imnotdead

Needs to be higher, this songs is way to good.

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29 Scraps

WHY isn't THIS IN THE LIST? - sirpyrosexy

30 Baptism of Solitude
31 Sea of Expanding Shapes Sea of Expanding Shapes
32 Tide
33 Big D's Touch

It deserves to be in the top... Melodious composition... KUDOS! BRIAN PATRICK CAROLL

34 Telescape 1
35 Rim of the World
36 The Patrolman
37 Electric Tears

#41?! Are you kidding me?! This is probably one of his BEST songs!

38 Destroyer: Speed Flux Quadrant / Inclusion / Exhaust Release

^same
THIS SONG IS AN EPIC! - sirpyrosexy

39 Ghost Host
40 Sketches of Spain (For Miles)

Why is this not on the top 3, I have no clue; But all I know is, that for me, sketches of Spain will remain one of the most beautiful songs I'll ever hear It indeed brings about flashes of a place, I've not seen Spain, but I can imagine how beautiful it is

Slept comfortably in the altitude of 4600 meters for one and half hours, while listening to this song on repeat. Can't believe why this song is not in the top 3! I

I love this song is the tears

41 Home Run Derby
42 Washed Away Washed Away
43 Disecto
44 Splatters 1
45 Lurker at the Threshold

Please listen to all the parts this song is just pure... Buckethead, that's the best way I can describe this beautiful masterpiece will take you to musical nirvana. Besies who doesn't like Ctulu

46 Funbus
47 Hearts Delight
48 Traitor's Gate
49 The Flooding of Pain
50 It Smells Like Frogs
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2. Separate Sky
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