Greatest Guitar Solos


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81 The Ocean - Jimmy Page
82 Watermelon In Easter Hay - Frank Zappa
83 Seasons in the Abyss - King/Hanneman
84 Back In Black - Angus Young

Now Angus is a man who likes to plug in a guitar to an amp play with no distortion and crank the volume up full and just rock. And Back in Black is an awesome example of blues playing and Angus just plays This solo with such speed and feeling its amazing it just had to be up here

I don't get it this is easily better than any thing I've seen on this list I mean come on why does everyone on this site kiss stairway to heavens ass!

WHY IS THIS SO LOW?!?!? Should be in the top 5 definitely. - KKKKieran

Angus's my man

He rocked in that song

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85 Black Widow of La Porte - John 5
86 We Will Rock You - Brian May

Everybody knows the famous Boom Boom Clap Of we will rock you By queen. For the last 30 seconds of the songs Brian may Comes in with an epic Guitar solo that just makes this song rock and ask anyone and they will totally agree.

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87 Crossroads - Eric Clapton

The mighty Eric Clapton never ceases to amaze with his sheer power and precision, but a formidable contender for his absolute best guitar work, especially his best solo, is the semi-cover of a Robert Johnson song that he did with Cream, Crossroads. The solo is great technically, but the best part is definitely how it feels like a direct extrension of the natural rhythm of the song as well as the devil myths described by the song's lyrics.

Best Solo, Best Guitarist, Best Song.

Should be number 1

Clapton's version with Cream is the best solo ever

88 Paranoid Android - Jonny Greenwood

90? The two solo's in this song are crazy. Deserves to be way higher

He's such a underrated Guitarist.

Absolutely epic, filled to the brim with chaos.

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89 The Best of Times - John Petrucci

It is the best solo ever written

This should be at number 1 without doubt

One of the best guitar solo should be higher

This song is one of the epicest and saddest things I've ever heard, and the solo always gives me feels. And damn it is so underrated. - Vinitsky

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90 Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani

An awesome solo. I have noticed this solo has many techniques. Tapping, string bending, vibrato, whammy bar, hammer on, pull off etc. - zxm

91 Rock and Roll Machine - Rik Emmett

Rik is way underrated. This should be top 5!

92 Sympathy For The Devil - Keith Richards

Rock warrior Keith Richards may be best known for his rhythm guitar work with the legendary Rolling Stones, but his sharp, icy solo in Sympathy For The Devil is unbelievable. Mick Jagger leads into it with a solid vocal prompt, and then Keith lets all soul break loose in a truly amazing explosion. Like many of the other solos on this list, SFTD's solo seems to perfectly depict the concepts of humanity overlooking its own sins that this mighty rock song describes.

It sounds like nothing else in the world!

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93 Ride the Lightning - Kirk Hammet

Great one by Kirk

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94 Hold the Line - Steve Lukather

Are you kidding me this guitar solo is epic and should at least be in the top 10. I'm gonna say he is the most underrated guitarist not Kurt Cobain as mentioned in a prior comment.

95 For the Love of God - Steve Vai

Another underrated solo that's way better than eruption. come on people a solo is not about speed

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96 Still Got The Blues - Gary Moore

Very Underrated.. This guitar solo can make you cry.. The best blues masterpiece ever.. RIP Gary Moore

Please, please listen to Gary Moore. He is one of the best I've heard. He has so many solos that are just fantastic. Just check them out. RIP Gary

Everybody check Gary Moore out. Probably one of the best.

97 Smoke On the Water - Ritchie Blackmore

Thought this List was called the Greatest Guitar Solos because This Is Way to Low!

98 Walk All Over You - Angus Young

Come on it needs to be higher



99 The Number of the Beast - Dave Murray/Adrian Smith

This is grade A 100% good good legend crap right there

100 Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa

Such an emotional song and guitar solo. Deserves to be higher. - BrianScott01

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