Top Ten David Gilmour Guitar Solos


The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb (The Wall)

Absolutely beautiful inspiring solo! - fireinside96

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

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

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

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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)

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

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

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

The Newcomers

? Careful with that Axe, Eugene (Pink Floyd)

The heavy part...breathtaking.

The Contenders

11 Murder
12 Hey You (The Wall)
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

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

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

Yes very underrated solo - christangrant

19 Raise My Rent (David Gilmour)
20 Coming Back to Life (The Division Bell)
21 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

22 The Fletcher Memorial Home (The Final Cut)
23 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

24 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.

25 Poles Apart (The Division Bell)

How is this #24?

26 Not Now John (The Final Cut)
27 In Any Tongue (Rattle That Lock)

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

28 The Blue (On An Island)

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

29 Pigs (Animals)
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List Stats

300 votes
30 listings
8 years, 224 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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