Top Ten Best Joe Satriani Songs

The Top Ten

1 Surfing with the Alien Surfing with the Alien Cover Art

Surfing with the Alien was the one song that changed my whole view of what guitar playing is. Until then, I thought strumming a couple chords and playing an eight bar melody is good enough. My parents handed a Greatest of Joe Satriani CD, and this is the first one I heard. This song inspired me to create my own solos, and he is my role model. In short, fantastic song!

This the tune that opened my world to Joe's incredible talent. I couldn't believe what I was hearing! Nobody had ever done what he does before. I am continually impressed with what he puts out.

The beST Instrumentalist ever... You r my inspiration... Highly technical and known for his pleasant melodious way of strumming.. Frankly the best.. Evn better than jimi I reckon.. Other sisiies shopuld think alike I guess...

Best Satriani's song, the first time I heard it I was twelve, and I thought "How could it be so awesome"? , now I can play it and I think its one of my favourites songs ever...

2 Always with Me, Always with You Always with Me, Always with You Cover Art

HI there. I'm in the Nirvana generation and late eighties. After watching this documentary on the Eagles -not my time-but Joe Walsh got me thinking-about Steve Vai and his teacher-Joe Satriani. To be honest-neither get or ever really got the praise they deserve (d) back then. But I remember listening to a something (a guitar player friend gave me) & thinking back then -this is literally the best guitar player of all time. I'm excited to listen to them both to remember. I'll let you know my thoughts after listening to these top guys. I don't know but I think-it was Joe Satriani that day. I'll see. Thanks.

My friend said that there are no good songs witgout singing in them, I showed him this and now he's hooked on satch forever, and he doesn't even play guitar. This is one of my favourite songs ever, and in my opinion the greatest instrumental ever written. Its so full of soul and emotion, satch is my biggest inspiration to my playing and my songs, if only I could write something like this.

This song has so much emtion in it, the guitar actually speaks to you. And it proves that you don't need so many tricks to make a solo awesome. Satriani had not used any of his special whammy tricks, or even wah effects. Just the classic finger-frets relationship is what makes this song great.

This is such an unreal song! He pretty much sings through his guitar in every song, but this is so beautiful! I love him! :D and by the way, how is If I Could Fly not on the list? It's a masterpiece

3 Summer Song Summer Song Cover Art

Great high energy song perfectly captures the excitement of summer. Great guitar/bass exchanges too in the bridge, not common in Joe's music. If only he would play Speed of Light publicly...

It's really a good song, from "The Extremist" album that it entire good! But this one had to be my favorite from him! Nice intro and riff, then solo... Just awesome!

After a number of surgeries, this song gets me moving, no matter how much pain! They should play this over the whole rehab area!

This track so awesome, I like the other track too, ten words! :D (y)

4 Satch Boogie Satch Boogie Cover Art

It's just amazing how Joe combines country riffs and goes from amaazing riffs to blazing fast guitar play, with a whammybar dance. This guy really know how to treat that whammy.

Kind of cool even though I kind of HATE this guy. Its really fun to play on guitar hero.

I think that this should be on top tied with Surfing With the Alien.

Funful, rockful and a bit punk, it really rocks!

5 If I Could Fly If I Could Fly Cover Art

As a guitarist as well as a listener, this has to be the best song to improvise to and in my opinion this beautiful song doesn't sound a lot like viva la vida. I love Joe Satriani's music and I'm absolutely no fan of cold play but I'm afraid I slightly disagree with Joe's accusations.

I think this is one of those kinds which only Joe could have imagined and played. I don't think any one would ever had thought of this song and the melody is of "awesomeness" quality. Its wonderful to hear it any time and is a song to be heard by all the guitarists in the world.

This song deserves to be in the top 10. If you disagree, please listen to it again. Amazing rhythm!
This is the song that made me go on a rampage for Satriani songs!
Also the song he claims Coldplay stole from.
Please listen to this and vote for it.
Hands down, his most elegant song beginning ever

This song just brings you in the space and make you dream about amazing things! It gives you so much energy and happiness! You just want it to keep going forever and never stops!
My favourite one from far!

6 Cryin' Cryin' Cover Art

The song just touches your heart. The intro keeps buzzing in your head. You literally feel like crying after you listen to this great piece by the maestro Satriani.

Such an emotional song... its perfect... listening to this songs goes me to heaven, what a perfect song, guys do yourself a favor and listen to this song then you will understand how amazing is this

This is one of the best and most emotional pieces of Satriani, can't believe it's not in the top ten.

People think this is a love song but, trom what I've heard Satch made this piece for his father.

7 A Door Into Summer A Door Into Summer Cover Art

Relatively new, but what a cracker of a song! Definitely a top 10!

8 Crushing Day Crushing Day Cover Art

That unending intensity that just flies all over the fret board from 1:54 to 3:50 is just Joe "going off" at his best. Sheer joy - energy - passion - wicked flow of notes just pouring out in creative melodic hypnotic fashion. #1 for me, even above SWTA and Satch Boogie.

In my opinion the coolest of all of his songs very fast paced, it gets my vote, because it should be way higher.

This should have been close to number 1 along with circles and echo! Best guitar player ever!

This is one of his best songs. It's very intense. Listening to it at full blast is amazing.

9 Crystal Planet Crystal Planet Cover Art

This is one of my favorite compositions... It so rich with the joe sat flow and charm.. Very goog guitar licks.. Brilliant song

Joe's unique note choice and gift for melody shines like a supernova on this track.

I like the whole album but crystal planet, a train of angles, and psycho moncy are the best from the album

It is a really nice compose and great playing, enjoy the enjoyment

10 Flying in a Blue Dream Flying in a Blue Dream Cover Art

Possibly my all time favorite. This song is so incredibly amazing with some of the most intricate scaling and progressions I've ever heard, right up there with some of Steve Vai's best. Love this track

Should be top 5 easily with Surfing, Circles and Crying and Always With Me. Replay value is one of the highest of any songs I've ever heard. Improvisation potential is extremely high.

This track is one of the best guitar instrumentals I have ever heard. And definitely the number one song from The Worlds Best Guitarist Ever! I love this song!

My absolute favorite song in this world. First time I cried to music was to this (well a live version of it) most beautiful song I've ever ever heard in my life!

The Contenders

11 The Forgotten, Pt. Two The Forgotten, Pt. Two Cover Art

I thought picking one from Satch's collection would be difficult, but really, nothing matches the intensity and range of this one. Listening to it from beginning to end is an emptional rollercoaster. A true masterpiece

Is there anything that comes close to the intensity of this song?
I have been hooked for more than 10 years. And I keep playing this song.
Mesmerising.

My favorite Satch song. Intense throughout, but with excellent rolling ebbs and flows.

Never has another instrumental song conveyed the emotion this piece does

12 It´s So Good It´s So Good Cover Art

My fave, this is the kind of song I wish I wrote, I am never proud of anything I do, but if I were to have written this song I would content that I left a good mark of myself in this world.

And so much fun to listen! The song honors it's name!

A catchy feel good tune

13 Is There Love in Space? Is There Love in Space? Cover Art

It's a good song!
My first satch song.. So gonna be special to me always!

14 Ice 9 Ice 9 Cover Art

This and the Extremist are probably his best. Today at least. That'll probably change tomorrow.

Ice 9 is the best. It has killer riffs and solo is amazing.

My favorite great track

15 Time Time Cover Art

This song, written by Satriani, and in which ALL instruments are played by Satriani shows the true flare he can really display as a musician. Great song, constructive.

Incredible song, good intro riff 3:08 extra riff with 2 guitars

This song is more than just an audio experience for me.

Hi my time is Mahdi

16 God is Crying God is Crying Cover Art

Great guitar solo..

17 The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing The Mystical Potato Head Groove Thing Cover Art

So beautiful! This song has everything! Rhythmic, chords, solo, melody that surpasse anything you can hear! His live performances of it are just huge!

Too many of his casual fan favorites. Songs like Crowd Chant and I Just Wanna Rock don't compare to this classic. A song Satch admits is one of his technically most difficult.

There may be songs with better melodies and hooks, but this one features his best playing from a technical standpoint. Definitely my favorite Satch tune.

This song is top ten quality in my opinion.

18 Circles Circles Cover Art

Oh man I love this song. Don't get me wrong, I mostly agree with this list in terms of the popular opinion. But Circles gets my vote, mainly because it should go higher than 10. It's so catchy, you gotta love it!

I love this song more than flying in the blue dream but I can call it a tie

Flying in a blue dream is still alpha but this one rocks

So hard to play

19 Clouds Race Across the Sky Clouds Race Across the Sky Cover Art

Probably one of the most relaxing and yet technical songs Joe Statriani has ever done. Listen to it at least once a day.

20 Super Colossal Super Colossal Cover Art

This song straight rocks like no other song I have ever heard in my entire existence. There are those other songs of Satch's (my personal FAVORITE guitarist ever) like Made of Tears or Alwaya with Me, Alwaya with You that are amazing, but this song rocks so freakin hard.

I used to listen to this at least 10 times a day when I was like 7 or 8. love it!

This song just takes you to another world... It's that good!

21 Echo Echo Cover Art

I think I've listened to this tune pretty much every day since I first heard it in 1990. The superbly simple and repetitive bass riff, the shuffling background guitar, the haunting harmonics, the moody guitar intro, and the excellent saxophone-sounding lead. It's not a shred-fest, it's emotion embodied into five or so minutes of superb music. This is my number one Satch piece, and one of my favourite tunes of all time.

Very badly underrated

22 The Extremist The Extremist Cover Art

WHAT a RIFF man!
It will blow your hair away!... I'm now a permanent fan of Joe Satriani... Thanks to this song!

The extremist at number 17 are you kidding me... This should be up there

This is an awesome song and should be in the TOP 10 for sure.

Surprised NOT to see this in the top 10

23 Crowd Chant Crowd Chant Cover Art

Not entirely sure how this tune wasn't in the top 5. He's seriously way ahead of his time.

Riffs are insane

24 I Just Wanna Rock I Just Wanna Rock Cover Art

As the riff starts, you'll know a great song is gonna kick in. This is one of the greatest riffs I've heard from him. The solo jams through the song and you'll not be able to stop yourselves from jamming with it. My favorite from him. Joe is really a legendary guitarist.

hedlla lit

25 Andalusia Andalusia Cover Art

This song is absolutely amazing. Starting with the acoustic guitar in the beginning with a slower tempo then a couple minutes in, shredding the electric guitar. By far my personal favorite song by Satch.

My personal favorite... The Spanish acoustic coupled with breathtaking electric guitar gives you a high that even weed cannot... Laugh out loud

It a Sunny day Andalusia takes you on a journey back to Spain, you can smell the tapas & sangria, then a little fret fidley, bang it just went of the scale shredding heaven

The one of the two songs that he composed when thinkin' about Asik Veysel, the flamenco parts and th metal keep is really cool...

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