Top 10 Songs with the Best John Frusciante Solos

The Top Ten

1 Wet Sand

I came here to see if there were any solos better than this one. I'm not surprised. The solo / synth mix is absolutely amazing. It's unfortunate there is nothing better as I forced myself to listen to Tool because I couldn't face disappointment.

Best solo by John in my opinion, his background vocals on the last verse followed by screaming "yea" and then this solo, unreal.

Its beautiful he puts so much emotion into it, and makes it a musical masterpiece. Actually he makes the solo amazing =')

Best song on stadium stadium because of this solo. Takes the song to another emotional level.

2 Dani California

This solo is out of this world. Makes you think "Who in hell could've created that solo" Then you think about it and you realize its frusciante and you're lik "Oh... Course" John is not from this world.

Greatest solo to me! Especially the live version @ Alcatraz, Milano! The way his solo ends up in a 'fleasciante' jam on all along the watchtower! Everyone should watch it!

So Hendrix-esque. :D
I love the way he incorporates the beginning of purple haze in the solo.
Plus that tone is just magnificent.

this solo is great and memorable!

3 I Could Have Lied

For me it's pretty close between wet sand and I could have lied - and of course there is Wayne now.
But when I watch my body's reaction, my breath, the bitter sweet feelings seeping through my skin right into my heart when listening to I could have lied, I know this has to be my number One.

Amazing, beautiful, erotic, sad, sexy, memorable, masterpiece, awesome, gorgeous, magnificent, illegal... Fruscianted

Just plain Awesome. I'm pretty sure that a solo like that is illegal in some countries

I'm actually surprised to see this so far up, but yes I came here to vote for this song

4 Scar Tissue

my favorite rhcp song it rocks really really well. I love this song. Fall in love with it every time I hear it.

This solo is so orgasmic I could literally die to it. Pure Perfection.

One of the best rhcp solos, which becomes even better through the videoclip

Gves me goosebumps every single time

5 Look On

Honorable mentions from me have to be the end of Sir Psycho Sexy, Turn it Again, Wet Sand, and Don't Forget Me, but I feel the best is from his solo career. Each has their own positives but this one has it shown the most for me. It moves along and fits perfectly with the rest of the song, the layering is great, and not to mention his echoes of just saying "Look On" over and over again in a subtle tone amplify to it, as you have nothing else to focus on, but pure bliss, it can deeply touch a soul for what this man can do with a guitar, and if you had to introduce anyone at random to Frusciante, from Ataxia to the Chili Peppers to guest appearances on albums, I feel like this is the ultimate one that describes John, just amazing, no other words needed to express it, because you only have to listen to it to understand. I've just tried to convey it into words but I feel that is quite honestly impossible to define what comes from another's heart.

Inside of Emptiness SLAPS, especially this song. The solo’s fun to play, too.

Random and I’m probably one of the only people who thinks this, but the whole album is even better than Empyrean and Curtains and that says a LOT

This solo has to be one of his/the greatest solo. Just as you think it's going to the end it just keeps on moving you.
Seriously just close your eyes and listen to this entire song it's absolutely incredible.

The solo in this song features melodic, Eric Clapton esque rhythm while still being as fast and badass sounding as a Hendrix or Van Halen solo. Absolutely genius and unbeatable.

6 Turn It Again

He filled up an entire 24 track at the end with the different guitar solos fading in and out. Definitely the "solo" masterpiece, if you ask me.

Best solo. It's quite hard when you play it. But you get the hang of it pritty quickly. By far the best frusciante solo

The length and intensity of the solo coming it at the right time makes it Frusciantes most badass solo

This solo almost reminds me of how John is live. And that is a treat...

7 Californication

Have you seen the slane castle intro for this? Perfection.

This solo is not a solo its a story

8 The Past Recedes
9 Don't Forget Me Don't Forget Me Cover Art

It was the first piece of music that made me cry... There's no way that this solo is not in the top 10... It's like it's saying "don't worry I won't forget you, I'm here with you"

The most perfect performance ever.
The solo makes me feel every emotion at once.

10 Especially in Michigan

This one is so incredibly good I'm surprised it's not in the top 10 (yet). I accept that he has some AMAZING guitar solos but for me it's about feeling. The felling I get when I hear this one is different from the one I get when I listen to Wet Sand, not better or worse, simply stronger and I always find myself coming to this song, searching for that feeling.

This is not Frusciante! Sure it's a RHCP song but the solo is played by Omar Rodriguez Lopez from the Mars Volta

The Contenders

11 Wayne

Such an emotional song. I love this. Frusciante is a genius.

How has nobody put this up yet

Listen to maggot brain

12 Murderers
13 Hey

How is this not in the top 5? This solo is amazing, and how JF makes his solo sing even off time is just beautiful

So much emotion, his guitar is SPEAKING during this song (even more so than usual, lmao)

14 She's Only 18 She's Only 18 Cover Art

The guitar part is really cool throughout the whole song. Also I saw this on the list and stopped listening to Ataxia so I could hear this song, I wouldn’t do that for just anything

Absolute Amazing solo. A little subtle because of the chosen sound filter and accompanying rhythm guitar, but amazing. It's literally explosive at the end there.

This Guitar solo always makes me stand a little straighter when it happens. It just is amazing and leads into the last chorus perfectly. Goosebumps

Most underrated solo of all time

15 Charlie

Great solo! Its buildin and buildin over and over again. And then a big fat wahclimax!

16 Readymade

Is the greatest simply because it consist of a nice melodic riff.. And is very clean it makes you want to nod your head

Clean, quick, and soulful work. Cleaned up by Johnny indeed!

"Oh, clean it up Johnny", nothing more to say...

17 Unreachable

One of the most beautiful and unique solos ever made, in my opinion John's finest work.

He puts his heart & soul into this song, the slow build up is beautiful.

18 Suck My Kiss

Have you heard the ending of this solo?

19 Soul To Squeeze
20 Under The Bridge

Have people listened to the intro? HAVE PEOPLE LISTENED TO THE INTRO...how is solo not in the top 5 I came here expecting it to be 1st or 2nd easily

Dude, what has the intro to do with this list. This is about the solo, not the intro, the bridge or the entire song. Just the solo.

21 Otherside
22 Minor Thing Minor Thing Cover Art

This one is so incredibly good I feel like fighting the people who didn't vote for it. It feels like I'm flying when I listen to this, the amout of feeling almost doesn't fit in my earphones. You get an adrenaline rush when you listen to his guitar (not only the first time), I think that's not only amazing but rare.

this might be my favorite solo from By the Way, speaking of the studio version of course

23 Strip My Mind Strip My Mind Cover Art
24 Universally Speaking
25 Stadium Arcadium Stadium Arcadium Cover Art

So deep and beautiful, reminds me of Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd.) Simply a masterpiece

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