Top 10 Songs with the Best Eddie Van Halen Guitar Solos

The Top Ten
1 Eruption Eruption Cover Art

Eddie rewrote guitar playing in 1 minute and 42 seconds as rock journalists have opined. I agree! The only one that is comparable is Hendrix Star Spangled Banner!. CASE CLOSED!.

One of the best solos ever... It Opens The Door to a complete new world of hard rock music and guitar, all thanks to Eddie, best guitarist ever behind Jimi.

This is the end all debate over who the greatest guitarist ever is! No talent is better than his innovation.

This is definitely an absolutely amazing guitar solo by Eddie Van Halen. A masterpiece.

2 Beat It Beat It Cover Art

This is certainly not the best Van Halen solo ever... but its undeniably an amazing treat to the ears! Just because this song appears in a pop album, rockers tend to dismiss it... In my opinion, from purely musical point of view, this Van Halen- Michael Jackson collaboration is nothing less than fabulous! One of the best pop-rock songs ever composed... a timeless classic! Van Halen's solo adds the electrifying feel to the song, and Jackson's sheer genius sparkles all along... Long Live Eddie... kudos to Michael Jackson!

Beautiful shredding solo, that fits in with an artist like Michael Jackson. Two of the most talented musical artists in their own right!

I didn't know he did the solo on this song.

Maybe not the best but maybe the only person to cram 29 notes in a measure evenly... hehehe

3 Jump Jump Cover Art
4 Dreams Dreams Cover Art

I love Eddie Van Halen's guitar solo on this song.

5 Hot For Teacher Hot For Teacher Cover Art

This song is ' incredible everything about this song is amazing the guitar, drums, Bass and vocals, whoever said takeaway david and Eddie sucks that's not true he is an amazing guitar player

Take away David lee Roth on Vocals and Eddie sucks!

6 Humans Being Humans Being Cover Art
7 I'm the One I'm the One Cover Art

Shredding all the way through, utilizes all of his famous techniques.

8 Ice Cream Man Ice Cream Man Cover Art
9 Feel Your Love Tonight Feel Your Love Tonight Cover Art
10 Panama Panama Cover Art
The Contenders
11 Poundcake Poundcake Cover Art
12 Spanish Fly Spanish Fly Cover Art
13 Top Of The World Top Of The World Cover Art
14 Love Walks In Love Walks In Cover Art
15 Mean Street Mean Street Cover Art

From the opening solo in which Eddie was emulating the popular 70s funk bass slapping technique, to the extreme string bending of the main solo, Eddie is demonstrating that he is not limited to his trademark finger tapping solos, and that he can do things with a guitar never before imagined by mere mortals. Amazing!

Eddie Van Halen's solo on Mean Street is very unique...I personally love it.

No Doubt one of the wildest Eddie solos I've heard besides Eruption

16 When It's Love When It's Love Cover Art
17 Cathedral Cathedral Cover Art

Love the reverb and the vibrato. I just sounds, and is, Amazing!

Extremely difficult to play and a testament to eddies amazing talent

18 Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love Cover Art
19 Why Can't This Be Love Why Can't This Be Love Cover Art
20 Right Now Right Now Cover Art
21 Black And Blue Black And Blue Cover Art
22 Somebody Get Me A Doctor Somebody Get Me A Doctor Cover Art

It's definitely not the hardest solo Eddie Van Halen has done (Eruption comes to mind). But it really flows, and doesn't get the credit it deserves.

23 You Really Got Me You Really Got Me Cover Art
24 Sweet Victory

Awesome song and solo!

What not van halen

25 Runnin' With The Devil Runnin' With The Devil Cover Art
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