Best Pink Floyd Guitar Solos


The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb

I agree, video is also great when he starts to rage and solo is like perfect for this, I love it.

definitely the best not only for pink floyd... the best gutar solos of all time #1 - ravikanth

The best solo out there absolutely brilliant live on pulse /albert hall the sound and timing spot on, there will never be anything better!

For me THIS is the absolute summit of guitar solo's in general. Moves me to tears when played out loud!

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2 Time

In my opinion, this one is not only the best of floyd, but it's the second best solo, right behind Han Solo

The solo is just epic, it's very simple, but only Gilmour would make something simple with such a good sounding. I always dreaming to hear this solo live made by Gilmour.

This guitar solo seems to tell a story in the form of musical notes. Simply brilliant.

I can't really explain the connection I have with this one... My father used to play it for me since I was 7 or even younger... I remember it as a part of me, so it's not fair with the other songs hahaa Besides that, it's a killer solo and it should be top one, hands down. After this? Echoes and Mother I'd say.

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3 High Hopes

For me, much better than the Comfortably Numb one.

Less technical than Comfortably Numb, no doubt, but a lot more melodic. That uplifting feeling of surfing forever and ever, only that lap steel solo can give it to you.

This is the best solo in the history of rock (on the version of the Division Bell). Almost makes me cry every time I listen to it.

Listen to the live in Gdansk... amazing

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4 Shine On You Crazy Diamond

Amazing number, just incredible how they got this together, especially when the band were not getting on well. Sometimes the best thing grow out of tensions within a band.

It was between this and Time. Although Time is probably the best single guitar solo from Pink Floyd, this song has multiple of the best, especially if you count all of the parts. The solos in the song are maniacally good. - lavillaof2112

Absolute brilliance. In short truly one of the best Pink Floyd songs and absolutely the best Pink Floyd solo without a doubt.


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5 Dogs

When you hear the dogs barking in the background, and slowly you hear the entire mood of the song slowly change. Man I love the solo for Time Comfortably numb, and Pigs three different ones, but this is the one that does it for me. 17 minutes long, and every note is delicately placed, for just the right mood the song was meant to establish. This solo is a masterpiece, and so is the song it belongs to.

I have to say that this is a THE best song ever. The multiple solos link together perfectly and change emphasise the mood in such a way that it just puts me on another world. To be honest, I'm not really sure which guitar solo it is meant to be about, but this one song contains at least 4 or 5 top quality solos.

The combination of the genius and technique of gilmours playing accompanied by a stellar backing by the rest of the band create such an aesthetic feeling that is unparalleled by any of their other songs

Simply epic song with a killer guitar solo. Everything in this song makes it a masterpiece, the dogs in the background, the backing by wright and the smooth, inventive beat make this probably my favorite floyd song.

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6 Another Brick In the Wall, Pt. 2

This solo is just so damn good, I can't even put it into words! although I can say similar things about other gilmour-solos for sure (particularly Echoes and Shine on you crazy diamond). but this one is just brilliant in it's very own way, although I don't even really like the song itself. I think it's quite an annoying song - just with the best solo ever!

Best guitar solo ever, And the best one was live in Venice 1994.

This one must be 1st

7 Money

In little over 2 minutes, Gilmour manages to make one of the most vibrant and outstanding guitar solo's of all time. Such a range of notes and sounds, all weaved together into a solo that gets me every time. Absolute genius.

Blues and funky. Money solo is brilliant and sometimes underrated

Everyone says Time and Comfortably Numb, but this one is done so much better.

WAY BETTER Than Comfortably numb - MaxPap

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8 Hey You

Best guitar solo ever! It has everything, and the background music makes it even better- a reference to Another Brick In The Wall.

I love the solo in "Hey you".. Maakes me feel good!

Just completely awesome, along with the song

No logic behind it. I just love it. It drains my blood.

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9 Echoes

Echoes in 8th?!?! Didn't think TheTopTens would come to this. - PositronWildhawk

If I had to choose between Echoes and Comfortably Numb, I'd choose Echoes any day.

Should be way higher...

Echoes should be #1!

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10 Coming Back to Life

This sits easily at the top of the list. The solos are ambient, spacey, atmospheric and melodious. It's hard to imagine that a human actually made this song.

This song is all about that guitar. Better than Another Brick in the Wall!

13?! You gotta be kidding me.. it should be after comfortably numb!

Wonderful solos

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The Contenders

11 Poles Apart

The solo speaks more than the lyrics itself, which is saying a l

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12 On the Turning Away

This absolutely takes off and soars. I remember hearing it and thinking if I go to heaven I want this to be the soundtrack. Simply divine.

I would absolutely put Comfortably Numb firs, On the Turning Away a very close second and High Hopes a solid third place.

The best solo ever, if, yes, if there wouldn't be comfortably numb...

Magnificent solo, perhaps top 3 of Pink Floyd�'s solos

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13 Mother

The guitar solo is so powerful! Even though its just 30 seconds..!

Mother should be in the top 5! It's a perfect guitar solo

That�'s art

14 Pigs (Three Different Ones)

At the very end of Pigs, David Gilmour holds onto ONE note. ONE simple note, and plays the living crap out of it. It is honestly my favorite moment in any Pink Floyd song... About 9 n a half minutes into Pigs. There goes my vote!

Honestly, this is my favorite, probably because radio hasn't worn it out. This solo evokes some really intense emotions in me. Can't really tell you why, but I do have this vision of Elizabeth banks of the back of my bike cruising the pacific coast at sunset ;=)

This, along with Comfortably Numb, Shine on You Crazy Diamond, Echoes, Hey you, High Hopes, Dogs, Time, Another Brick, and Money should be the top ten list of guitar solos OF ALL TIME... This ties with Comfortably Numb for 1st place on that list... 10th? Kinda sad...

The most intense Guitar solo in Pink Floyd History. My vote

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15 A Great Day For Freedom

How was this not even on the list? An absolutely incredible solo, should at least be in the top 10

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16 Is There Anybody Out There?

Most beautiful acoustic part by Mr Gilmour, no doubt.


17 Marooned

Hey man..This song can turn your your mind inside out and upside down...

Once you listened to this, there's no turning back, you'll find yourself putting it on loop, listening to nothing but Marooned and stoning away trying to surpass time.

Such an underrated solo. The depth of emotion in this is staggering. David twists and bends his instrument to make it squeal with raw emotion.

I love smoke "the saint" (weed) listening this song,this should be Top 10.

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18 What Do You Want from Me?
19 Let There Be More Light
20 Not Now John
21 Atom Heart Mother

It's got 3 beautiful solos, slide solo at the beginning, funky solo in the middle, and reprise of the slide solo in the end

The beginning of the first part of the solo is magic

Funky dung is really funky...

Beautiful solo. It adds to the emotion & feel of the song, but it’s also quite “harsh” and utilizes overdrive that almost sounds like distortion (if it isn’t! ). Love it. Great piece of music, totally underrated. Should be in a solid 7th place, or so.

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22 Louder Than Words
23 Yet Another Movie

Highly underrated... But kicks major ass...

It is short but so powerful.

Short but oh so sweet..

The most underrated. I picture a godzilla type creature stomping on all other guitarists as this plays.
Of course the creatures face is David's. If only it was longer.

24 The Thin Ice
25 Fat Old Sun

This track is the musical definition of the word "happiness". And slowly fading solo plays a huge part in that.

26 Young Lust

Short but powerful solo that melts your ears

27 Childhood's End

The most underrated song (in the most underrated album) Pink Floyd has ever put out. Definitely deserves to be in the top ten. - RecklessGamer007

28 Interstellar Overdrive

As a guitar fan comfortably numb in my opinion is a overrated guitar solos, it is an average guitar solo middle part of this song do not have too much guitar however "Interstellar Over drive" is just a riff but it is one of the most memorable sound by this band and more hard and aggressive riff than the "Comfortably numb' which make you fell "rock"

29 Have a Cigar

Makes me want to dance - RalphSaad

30 The Fletcher Memorial Home

The song is so underrated, it's about a place for the power hungry who play god with innocent people like the Generals who sent his father off to die in the war, the powerful and painful solo is so emotional it really ties the whole song together.

It's such a pity that the solo part from the Fletcher Memorial Home isn't in the middle of other beautiful Pink Floyd song, instead of being in the middle of Roger's moaning...
The solo - again, as so often with Mr Gilmour - is so simple, yet so hauntingly beautiful.

31 The Final Cut

Not a wasted note or space, beautiful, too good for what's around it.

All of the solos in this album are awesome - ChefSkinner

32 Wish You Were Here

Pink Floyds best solo

33 Sorrow

Maybe not Pink Floyd's greatest solo ever, but it definitely is deserving of recognition

Gives me chills it's so beautiful.

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34 I'm a King Bee

Yes it is. From 1965. Solo is actually pretty good.

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35 One of These Days
36 Free Four

Great, great, great!

37 Learning to Fly
38 Careful With That Axe Eugene
39 Two Suns in the Sunset
40 Astronomy Domine
41 Remember a Day
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