Top Ten Songs with the Best David Gilmour Guitar Solos

The Top Ten

Comfortably Numb (The Wall) Comfortably Numb (The Wall) Cover Art

As soon as the last verse ends and the first few notes of the solo start, I surrender myself to the emotional journey that this solo takes you on. It leaves you wanting to listen to it over and over again. Every note has its own place. Beautifully crafted

In Gilmour's world, every journey starts with a single note...

David Gilmour is a true legend.

Time is definitely 2, Comfortably Numb is the best guitar solo ever, and it always will be.

Comfortably numb from pulse or live in gdansk? Take your pick!

Time (The Dark Side of the Moon) Time (The Dark Side of the Moon) Cover Art

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

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

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

Dogs (Animals) Dogs (Animals) Cover Art

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!

Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Wish You Were Here) Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Wish You Were Here) Cover Art
Money (The Dark Side of the Moon) Money (The Dark Side of the Moon) Cover Art

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

Echoes (Meddle) Echoes (Meddle) Cover Art

Especially in the Live at Pompeii version.

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

High Hopes (The Division Bell) High Hopes (The Division Bell) Cover Art

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.

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

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

This is his best. Sorry comfortably numb fans.

Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Animals) Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Animals) Cover Art

Wonderful emotion, especially in the live versions.

This should be 1

Young Lust (The Wall) Young Lust (The Wall) Cover Art
Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 (The Wall) Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 (The Wall) Cover Art

The Contenders

Hey You (The Wall) Hey You (The Wall) Cover Art
Fat Old Sun (Atom Heart Mother) Fat Old Sun (Atom Heart Mother) Cover Art

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

Murder (About Face) Murder (About Face) Cover Art
The Thin Ice (The Wall) The Thin Ice (The Wall) Cover Art
Mother (The Wall) Mother (The Wall) Cover Art

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

Have a Cigar (Wish You Were Here) Have a Cigar (Wish You Were Here) Cover Art

One of the best most soulful guitar solos

I'm shocked at how far down this is

Marooned (The Division Bell) Marooned (The Division Bell) Cover Art

No words can describe this song honestly

On the Turning Away (A Momentary Lapse of Reason) On the Turning Away (A Momentary Lapse of Reason) Cover Art

Yes very underrated solo

Raise My Rent (David Gilmour) Raise My Rent (David Gilmour) Cover Art
Coming Back to Life (The Division Bell) Coming Back to Life (The Division Bell) Cover Art
On an Island (On an Island) On an Island (On an Island) Cover Art

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.

Louder Than Words (The Endless River) Louder Than Words (The Endless River) Cover Art

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)

Poles Apart (The Division Bell)
A Great Day for Freedom (Pulse) A Great Day for Freedom (Pulse) Cover Art

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

The Fletcher Memorial Home (The Final Cut) The Fletcher Memorial Home (The Final Cut) Cover Art
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