Top Ten David Gilmour Guitar Solos


The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb (The Wall)


Have to change my underbritches after the final solo every single time

Absolutely beautiful inspiring solo! - fireinside96

The Undisputed Winner of the List... WHAT A SOLO!

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2 Time (The Dark Side Of The Moon)

Finally... My vote made this jump to the 2nd spot from being the 3rd... Bravo! - Nirmal1991USA

Comfortably Numb is Best, but Time is the 2nd Best... - Nirmal1991USA

It is the first guitar solo that I learn. Simple, not fast, but full of emotion n power

3 Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Wish You Were Here)
4 Dogs (Animals)

Dogs! It's long and has time to build and its incredible. Apparently Roger accidentally deleted the recording with the best solo on it, so we aren't even listening to his best!

My favorite part is between the first and second verse. #1 in my book for David, and in my overall Top 10 of all time.

Crazy bends all the way!

5 Money (The Dark Side Of The Moon)

Very underrated solo, it fits perfectly in with the jazzy tone of the song

6 Echoes (Meddle)

Especially in the Live at Pompeii version. - MaxPap

Best Floyd song... top 10 jam sessions of all time between minute 7-10... early Floyd beginning to venture into electrónica

7 Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Animals)

This should be 1

8 Young Lust (The Wall)
9 High Hopes (The Division Bell)

My top 4 are Comfortably Numb, Time, Echoes, and High Hopes

Comfortably Numb is the best solo, but this follows in extremely close. I had to vote for this one though because it being at #12 is unacceptable. - wubbalubbadubdub

The outro is the best guitar solo in the history. 7th?! Are you kidding?

Best of lab steel

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10 Another Brick In the Wall Pt. 2 (The Wall) UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Hey You (The Wall)
12 Murder
13 Fat Old Sun

Simply the best solo from the most soulful, emotional guitarist to ever walk this earth. This is an amazing piece of work that fills your heart and soul with joy. Such a shame that very few people, other than "true" Floyd fans, are even aware of this songs existence.

Live version of this song is unbelievable

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14 Mother (The Wall)

The version on the album is good in and of itself. But they had to shorten it down to make room for more songs (they did that with a lot of songs on the album). If you look up the full version (Live 1980) on youtube you can see how brilliant the solo is

15 The Thin Ice (The Wall)
16 Have A Cigar (Wish You Were Here)

I'm shocked at how far down this is

17 Marooned (The Division Bell)

No words can describe this song honestly

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18 On the Turning Away (A Momentary Lapse of Reason)

Yes very underrated solo - christangrant

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19 Raise My Rent (David Gilmour)
20 Coming Back to Life (The Division Bell) UListen to Sample
21 On An Island (On An Island)

When David Gilmour hits the first note of the final solo of the song, everything just seems to melt down along with it. It is so beautiful that every time I wanna spread my hands, close my eyes, raise my head and bathe in the music.

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22 Louder Than Words

This really is one of his best solos. its great way for the floyd to go out.
This needs to be in the top ten. (still not better than comfortably numb) - Messej

23 The Fletcher Memorial Home (The Final Cut)
24 Not Now John (The Final Cut)
25 A Great Day for Freedom (Pulse)

Classic 2 solos don't forget that song on the division bell album and he plays it every where

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26 Poles Apart (The Division Bell)

How is this #24?

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27 In Any Tongue (Rattle That Lock)

Perfection! A solo with a sound that just Gilmour can deliver!

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28 The Blue (On An Island)

Men on the blue I never seen a guitar with each phase ending that way

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29 Pigs (Animals) UListen to Sample
30 Careful with that Axe, Eugene (Pink Floyd)

The heavy part...breathtaking.

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List Stats

300 votes
30 listings
8 years, 341 days old

Top Remixes

1. Dogs (Animals)
2. Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Wish You Were Here)
3. Comfortably Numb (The Wall)
1. Time (The Dark Side Of The Moon)
2. Money (The Dark Side Of The Moon)
3. Echoes (Meddle)


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