Best Steve Vai Songs

The Top Ten

1 For the Love of God For the Love of God Cover Art

It's undeniable that this is Vai's best song. I've been to a few live concerts, and I always get pumped up, hyped, happy, etc in all them, but when I saw For the Love of God live it was so powerful, way more powerful than anything I've ever listened before, this song is simply amazing. The music video playing in the background gave it such a power as well, there's nothing to unlike about this song.

I was just out of words when I heard it the second time. So lot of emotions and an epic song. I cannot describe that feeling. It feels like you are just one and your position cannot be described and that song is going on. Like I'm in a dream. I'm sleeping and when the song is over I'm full of energy. Mind blowing awesome song. Definitely God like.

This is a forever song, and one of my favorites. I've been listening this song for years and years and each time, it's a different king of emotion, amazing. Perfect, I guess is the appropriate word to discribe this epic song.

Emotion X 1000 love of god! At it's bestt! It's the best instrumental song ever if you are in the right mood! Devotion at it very best and I almost cry listening to it WONDERFUL SONG! ViVa STEVE VAI!

2 Tender Surrender Tender Surrender Cover Art

My first encounter with this song was thus (keep in mind I had only heard Steve Vai's name in passing), minute one- wow, I actually like this riff (that's saying a lot I'm a bit of a music snob). minute two holy canolli, this guy's got soul, minute three- this is the best guitar solo I've ever heard, period. minute four-I can't comprehend how each phrase keeps builds on the last. Minute five-I must know who this Vai Is. Via. Dude is I must become him or he must become me, minute six- Just kidding there is no minute six.

This song is my personal favorite. The intro sounds almost feminine-like and sensual. Then as the song progresses the raw shredding and high climax... then back to the soft feminine side... Finishing with an awesome Thunder-like effect. Rate: 100%

This is definitely number one. It has all of Steve Vai's best tricks and signature moves, and has just an amazing solo, with awesome wah and a great sound and feel. This is definitely the best of steve vai.

Now this is an underrated song, not to mention steve vai at its best, great intro, great feel and an incredible ending, with the best wah sound you would ever hear.

3 Whispering a Prayer Whispering a Prayer Cover Art

This song is criminally underrated. It is beautiful in so many ways and really showcases how much emotion can be conveyed through a song. You rock Steve!

Absolutely beautiful... when he don't mess it up and go off on one of his mad whammy expressions, alive in a ultra world album for this song most definitely

Incredibly beautiful music. Vai at his best, giving the guitar a lyrical, humanlike voicing
This and Building the Church should be in top 4 at least

The song touches you on so many levels. It describes so much in so less space. And every time you hear it it keeps getting better.

4 Bad Horsie Bad Horsie Cover Art

A badass riff, awesome bass, great skills and guitar techniques, tapping, skillful drums and makes you feel like you wanna go to a shooting yard then go hold a rifle and just start shooting some bottles cause you're a badass when you hear this sum of perfect bad sounds in this masterpiece.

Bad Horsie is such an atmospheric track. You've got that big meaty riff, the smoking bluesy lead parts with that perfect wah tone, not to mention Vai's classic tremolo acrobatics! Awesome tune.

This is not the number one Vai track only because I think Tender Surrender appeal to a broader audience.

Heard it last night on Joe Satriani radio on Pandora!

5 Building the Church Building the Church Cover Art

Real Illusions: Reflections is the first studio album since Steve Vai's 1999 studio release The Ultra Zone. The album was released on February 22, 2005. It is the first piece of a three-part concept album about a town visited by the godsent Pamposh and his construction of the Church.
"Lotus Feet", the seventh song (which is to be the most emotional - see The Seventh Song), was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance. The song was recorded live in the Netherlands in 2004 during Vai's "The Aching Hunger Tour".

Awesome song must be give respect if you listen to the live version so many skills techniques and whammy stuff and even the tapping section a very challenging song from 2.55 to 3.25 is awesome awesome whammy stuff nobody can use the whammy like in this song and like steve vai he is the king of whammy bar

It is a good one more perfect and can give relief to us this according to me the best.

All above songs are great, specially bad horsie, whispering and FTLOG, but this is the one for me

6 The Crying Machine The Crying Machine Cover Art

This song is so funky, it is one of my favorite songs. Not as epic as Lotus Feet, Liberty, or For the Love of God - but right next to them.

This song is so underrated

7 Now We Run Now We Run Cover Art

Amazing, really ' gets you pumping. Especially the live version. Absolutely amazing.

8 Lotus Feet Lotus Feet Cover Art

It's not all shredding and fancy tricks just a beautifully crafted song, played to perfection. Masterpiece.

9 Juice Juice Cover Art
10 The Audience Is Listening The Audience Is Listening Cover Art

I love this song so much it's his best riff in my opinion and is done flawlessly. Via is a Guitar god.

This is by far my favorite Vai song, I love the wah in the melody

The best riff and intention

This was the first song I heared when I was 1 year old! I LOVE IT so MUCH!

The Contenders

11 Erotic Nightmares Erotic Nightmares Cover Art

Should be way higher. Like I mean way higher.

Favorite song off of passion and warfare

A very energetic song.

12 Die to Live Die to Live Cover Art

Amazing song. The ideas in the song are beautifully expressed. Playing it might not be technically as difficult as some of his other stuff from the list but composition wise this might be his best, be it the 7/8 time signature used in the most part of the song or the chord changes, the song sounds like it's been composed by a western classical maestro.

Great song. The longer version on "Where The Wild Things Are" DVD is even better than the studio version.

13 Natural Born Boy Natural Born Boy Cover Art

Its hard to have a Best but this is certainly my favorite.

14 Melissa's Garden
15 Liberty Liberty Cover Art

Very expressive and meant in everyway...

16 Boston Rain Melody Boston Rain Melody Cover Art

Amazing song! I don't understand why he don't play this live.

17 I Know You're Here

Personally I feel this is best from him

18 Blue Powder Blue Powder Cover Art

This is a great ballad. Its about peace and happiness stuff.

Love this song probably in the top 3 vai tracks

19 Speeding (Vault Version)
20 Sisters Sisters Cover Art

A good vibe in such a short track. Amazing sound based around chords and the change midway through the song really defines this track.

Reminds me a lot of my favorite song, Little Wing by Jimi Hendrix. This song just seems so perfect and shouldn't be down here at 22

I would of thought this song would of been higher on the list. It's an amazing song

What's this doing all the way down here? 26?!?

21 Touching Tongues Touching Tongues Cover Art
22 Mjolnir Mix

Halo 2 theme anyone?

23 I'm the Hell Outta Here I'm the Hell Outta Here Cover Art

Definitely the best of the best solo by Steve

Very underrated

24 Oooo Oooo Cover Art
25 Call It Sleep
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