Top Ten Best Instrumental Songs

The Top Ten

1 Orion - Metallica Orion - Metallica

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?

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

2 Red - King Crimson Red - King Crimson
3 Eruption - Van Halen Eruption - Van Halen

Enough said. - DKartWoomy

4 YYZ - Rush

Neil Peart... you rock hard. - DKartWoomy

5 The Call of Ktulu - Metallica

It's as good as Orion. - Userguy44

6 The Dance of Eternity [Scene Seven] - Dream Theater

Best and most difficult to play instrumental, DT = Masters

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

7 Stream of Consciousness - Dream Theater

Nothing better than this

8 For the Love of God - Steve Vai
9 Arpeggios from Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen
10 Voice of the Soul - Death

The Contenders

11 Transylvania - Iron Maiden
12 Singapore - Hans Zimmer
13 Sandstorm - Darude

All for the memes

14 Impulse - An Endless Sporadic

This song is so diverse and awesome

15 So What - Miles Davis
16 Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part I - King Crimson
17 To Live is to Die - Metallica

There is a verse. - JoLeKosovo

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

18 Marooned - Pink Floyd

So good, the most healing song for me

The single finest piece of guitar work ever.

19 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen
20 Resolution - John Coltrane
21 Arc-Lite - Coroner
22 Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
23 Never Forget - Michael Salvatori & Martin O'Donnell
24 La Villa Strangiato - Rush

How is this not #1? - MaxPap

This song is simply a masterpiece.

25 James Bond Theme - Monty Norman
26 Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 - King Crimson
27 Farewell Ballad - Zakk Wylde
28 Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd

Song rocks the hardest

29 Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness - Smashing Pumpkins
30 Jessica - The Allman Brothers
31 Your Hand in Mine - Explosions in the Sky
32 Intro to Reality - Anthrax
33 Musical Death (A Dirge) - Testament
34 Peaches En Regalia - Frank Zappa

This is still my favorite Zappa song. Probably one of the best riffs of all time.

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

35 Lower Your Eyelids To Die With the Sun - M83
36 The Sheltering Sky - King Crimson
37 A Watchful Guardian - Hans Zimmer
38 Desert Apple - Versailles
39 Pennsylvania - Iron Maiden
40 If I Could Fly - Joe Satriani

That Crying Guitar part, wow

41 You're All Alone - John Swihart
42 Paradigm Shift - Liquid Tension Experiment
43 Triad - Tool
44 Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
45 On the Run - Pink Floyd
46 Moon - Sleeping at Last
47 Acid Rain - Liquid Tension Experiment
48 Genghis Khan - Iron Maiden
49 Suicide & Redemption - Metallica

This is just too low

50 Difficult to Cure - Rainbow
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1. Orion - Metallica
2. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part I - King Crimson
3. The Dance of Eternity [Scene Seven] - Dream Theater
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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
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1. So What - Miles Davis
2. Resolution - John Coltrane
3. For the Love of God - Steve Vai
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