Best Yngwie J. Malmsteen Songs

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

The Top Ten

1 Black Star Black Star

this is a masterpiece of shredding, Yngwie is a master! - rock2metal

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.

Beautiful beautiful, absolutely beautiful solo, I don't care what people say, I find a lot of feeling in this solo, along with the awesome display of skill and virtuosity.

2 Far Beyond the Sun Far Beyond the Sun

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! - joaocarvalho

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

3 Rising Force Rising Force

That solo! Amazing guitarist - DaringXx

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

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!

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5 Dream On

not better than the original Aerosmith version, but Yngwie and Dio can make good covers - rock2metal

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

6 Trilogy Suite Op. 5

This probably has his best guitar work - GreenDayFan21

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.


7 Icarus' Dream Suite Opus Op4

Have you ever felt multiple emotions during a song?


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. - Metal_Treasure

Always inspired and utterly inprisoned by yngwees music

9 Gates of Babylon

like a Persian theme, you will like this song - rock2metal

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. - Metal_Treasure

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

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10 Queen in Love

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

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 - xXEnglishGothXx

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

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.

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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! - rock2metal

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

At least 6! great song

17 Four Horsemen
18 Valhalla

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

19 Liar
20 I'll See the Light, Tonight

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.



21 Fire
22 Krakatau
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
25 Arpeggios From Hell

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

26 Caprici Di Diablo

Moods of The Devil

Why is this so low. Why.

It's such a great song!

Best of the best. - Servbot

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27 Vengeance

A song forgotten by fans but Magnum Opus had decent moments even if it's a weak record.

28 Save Our Love

Great song, goran edman vocal is number 1 ever

By diki in indonesia, the great vokall, best aqustiq ever
Love song woow

29 Judas
30 Leonardo

Best guitar solo ever

Mark boals is a monster

31 Heaven Tonight

I'm suprised this isn't higher. My personal 2nd favorite. - xXEnglishGothXx

One of the greatest feel good 80's rock songs ever

32 Prisoner of Your Love

This song have a very deep meaning in lyric and the vocals looks strength.

33 Hold On

Such a great song!

34 Seventh Sign
35 As Above, So Below
36 Hangar 18, Area 51
37 Red Devil
38 Distance
39 Fire in the Sky
40 Spellbound
41 World on Fire
42 Crystal Ball
43 Devil in Disguise

From What I heard and the comments I got from playing this, the crowd loved it

44 Guardian Angel
45 Amberdown

Slow, steady and very melodic. Fast when it needs to be and makes use of a nice shift between major and minor keys. lovely!

46 Fugue
47 Blitzkrieg

I can't believe this isn't on the list yet. Blitzkrieg is one of Yngwie's best performances ever. It's so incredibly technical and blazing fast towards the end

48 Cry No More
49 Deja Vu

One of his best! :D

50 Eclipse
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1. Black Star
2. Rising Force
3. Far Beyond the Sun
1. Rising Force
2. Queen in Love
3. Far Beyond the Sun
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