Top Ten Best Instrumental Songs

The Top Ten

1 Orion - Metallica

S&R is on this list now.
As of 12/17/18, it is No.52 on this list.

This song is absolutely breathtaking! This is one of Metallica's best songs, so for me this should be number one, and I have one question, Why is Suicide and Redemption not o here?

Yeah

2 Eruption - Van Halen

Enough said. - DKartWoomy

3 YYZ - Rush

Neil Peart... you rock hard. - DKartWoomy

4 Red - King Crimson
5 The Call of Ktulu - Metallica

It's as good as Orion. - Userguy44

6 For the Love of God - Steve Vai
7 Arpeggios from Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen
8 The Dance of Eternity [Scene Seven] - Dream Theater

Definitely the best hard instrumental songs I'vee ever heard no doubt about it

9 Voice of the Soul - Death
10 Transylvania - Iron Maiden

The Newcomers

? Cathedral - Van Halen
? Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd

The Contenders

11 Singapore - Hans Zimmer
12 Stream of Consciousness - Dream Theater

Nothing better than this

13 Sandstorm - Darude

All for the memes

14 Impulse - An Endless Sporadic
15 So What - Miles Davis
16 Marooned - Pink Floyd

So good, the most healing song for me

The single finest piece of guitar work ever.

17 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen
18 Resolution - John Coltrane
19 Arc-Lite - Coroner
20 Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
21 Never Forget - Michael Salvatori & Martin O'Donnell
22 James Bond Theme - Monty Norman
23 Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 - King Crimson
24 Farewell Ballad - Zakk Wylde
25 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
26 Jessica - The Allman Brothers
27 Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky
28 La Villa Strangiato - Rush

How is this not #1? - MaxPap

This song is simply a masterpiece.

29 To Live is to Die - Metallica

To live is to die is amazing, but it is not an instrumental. - TuxIsAPerson

30 Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd

Song rocks the hardest

31 Intro to Reality - Anthrax
32 Musical Death (A Dirge) - Testament
33 Lower Your Eyelids To Die With the Sun - M83
34 Desert Apple - Versailles
35 Pennsylvania - Iron Maiden
36 If I Could Fly - Joe Satriani

That Crying Guitar part, wow

37 Peaches En Regalia - Frank Zappa

This was the 2nd Frank Zappa song I had ever heard. This song alone introduced me to so many instruments! - Nyoom

38 You're All Alone - John Swihart
39 The Sheltering Sky - King Crimson
40 A Watchful Guardian - Hans Zimmer
41 Paradigm Shift - Liquid Tension Experiment
42 Triad - Tool
43 Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
44 On the Run - Pink Floyd
45 Moon - Sleeping at Last
46 Genghis Khan - Iron Maiden
47 Suicide & Redemption - Metallica

This is just too low

48 Difficult to Cure - Rainbow
49 Speed Kills - Michael Angelo Batio
50 Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
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Top Remixes (9)

1. Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky
2. Lower Your Eyelids To Die With the Sun - M83
3. You're All Alone - John Swihart
ColinH
1. So What - Miles Davis
2. Resolution - John Coltrane
3. For the Love of God - Steve Vai
richard1609
1. Arpeggios from Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen
2. Orion - Metallica
3. Arc-Lite - Coroner
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