Best Yngwie J. Malmsteen Songs

A natural shredder from Sweden. What are his best songs?

The Top Ten

1 Black Star Black Star Cover Art

This scares me. How does he play with such high action and how does he play with 8 gauge strings tuned a half step down

this is a masterpiece of shredding, Yngwie is a master!

12 years old can play "far beyond the sun" but this masterpiece has amazingly complex alt picking downscales, and crazy sweeps here and there. Not only is this work of art hard to play its also so melodic. I'm sure Yngwie Malmsteen put lots of time into this composition and made his best.

Beautiful... Absolutely beautiful... Such feeling and emotion and a perfect display of skill, technique and speed to compliment it. Such a splendid piece of music put together by Yngwie J. Malmsteen. A Neo-Classical masterpiece.

2 Far Beyond the Sun Far Beyond the Sun Cover Art

Black star is a beautiful song but far beyond the sun is just insane... Here's nothing else like it... Yngwie J Malmsteen is a brilliant shredder easily one of the best in the world right now... I'd also like to see I am a viking higher on the list

Black Star is a beautiful instrumental, I Am A Viking is beast, and Rising Force is a cool song, but Far Beyond The Sun is a masterpiece. #1 to me personally. Best solos. Such a crazy song. And one of the best instrumentals ever. Great guitarist Yngwie is.

CRAZY! crazy! CRAZY! crazy! CRAZY! crazy!
This is one hell of guitarrist.
Don't have so much fame as Metallica or Megadeth or Slash (who is better than Yngwie) but is one guy with a future on his HANDS and FINGERS!

The BEST. This is best classic song ever. He is Beethoven of metal

3 Rising Force Rising Force Cover Art

This is the song that Blackmore would have been proud of -- sensational soloing in a great tune. The whole of this album is great, but this song kicks it off in amazing style

All Yngwie's qualities in one driving song - and none of his self-indulgence. Love this track - and album.

No mention of making love. I rate that as one of his best songs

It's one of the songs that hypes me the most, literally Yngwie expression of his soul

4 I Am a Viking

I am a viking is his greatest song. I have been a fan since 1984. GB

molto arpeggiosa 2nd!? I can think of more than 10 songs from YJM better than that one, like this one

Best overall song. Great solos with a super awesome riff to bang your head to.

The start of the solo still blows me away 20 years later!

5 Dream On Dream On Cover Art

not better than the original Aerosmith version, but Yngwie and Dio can make good covers

Aerosmith original is an all time favorite of mine but I honestly think this cover version is better - better vox and guitars.

6 Trilogy Suite Op. 5

It's Trilogy Suite Opus 5, it's the best there is to offer. While it's mostly a live track with the breaks in the song for Yngwie to absorb the glory, the solid chunks of it are the most iconic of all his intrumentals, and truly describes his style.

Gorgeous marriage of power and feeling. Up there with the Rising Force instrumentals.

This probably has his best guitar work

A LOT OF MUSIC

7 Icarus' Dream Suite Opus Op4

Have you ever felt multiple emotions during a song?

perfection

Skill and Soul

Adiagno, such an amazing track; Yngwie relies on right here. Acoustic part is just INCREDIBLE!

8 Dreaming

One of the best and most beautiful ballads in the world.

Always inspired and utterly inprisoned by yngwees music

9 Gates of Babylon

like a Persian theme, you will like this song

Isn't this from richie blackmore when he was with rainbow

Yes, this is a Rainbow cover (Dio and Ritchie). Also check out the original - it's one of the top 3 Rainbow songs.

That's Indian Intro I think. :D Nice Song by the way. Loved it.

Not Indian, Ritchie Blackmore used the so called Arabic scale. - Metal_Treasure

10 Queen in Love Queen in Love Cover Art

Catchy chorus, great riffs, and the first section of the solo is one of the best melodies I have ever listened to.

The Contenders

11 Brothers Brothers Cover Art

Amazing.. amazing melodies.. I love this song the most

12 You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget

What an amazing song! His vocals are so great

Come on, guys. This is obviously his best solo, and has some of the most kickass vocals I have ever heard.

Just I'll Never Forget..

The best!

13 Crying

Most underrated yngwie's instrumental ever! Yngwie at his finest.

Most underrated Yngwie song ever. Period!

Very beautiful and melodic song... Yngwie at his best.
I think this is the best and Trilogy suite Opus 5 would be second

Best of the Best. Accustic and Distortion awesomely mixed. Heart and Soul playing together. God and Malmsteen, Malmsteen as God.

14 Molto Arpeggiosa

More interesting than most of his other instrumentals despite it's disastrous production... perhaps there are more than 10 other songs that are better than this one but I don't see them here...

this song isn't from this world, the guitar and bass shred!

15 Like an Angel

Even when I play Counter Strike I remember this song because I always playing counter Strike along with listening this song when I was a child..

Most emotional song, just beautiful

The best guitar solo ever

16 Evil Eye Evil Eye Cover Art

At least 6! great song

17 Four Horsemen
18 Liar
19 I'll See the Light, Tonight I'll See the Light, Tonight Cover Art

Why did I have to add this!?!?! This is my favorite! Yngwie is a very talented man, and deserves much more recognition. I'm about to go see him in concert right now, and I can't wait! God Bless you, and may Yngwie soon be recognized as he deserves.

THE BEST HAIR SONG OF ALL TIME! ! ! ! ! !

I CANNOT STRESS THIS MORE! ! !

20 Valhalla

"Into Valhalla" is way better its truly the work of a god.
This ones pretty good too though

21 Fire
22 Krakatau Krakatau Cover Art
23 Blue

Yngwie is not a human while playing this, he is more like a god.

One of his best instrumentals to date, very musical and technical with feelings.

Nice sweet instrumental, with great sound

Best Malmsteen song! Very beautiful and very deadly

24 Prelude to April Prelude to April Cover Art
25 Arpeggios From Hell

This is such a great song why is it not higher?

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