Greatest Guitar Solos


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81 Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa Sloe Gin - Joe Bonamassa

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

82 The Ocean - Jimmy Page
83 Black Widow of La Porte - John 5 Black Widow of La Porte - John 5
84 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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85 Let It Be - George Harrison

While the single version and a few other updates to the classic Beatles song Let It Be experimented with different guitar solos that were good but not great, the original album version's solo is one of the most emotive instances of guitar playing in history. The lead up is incredible, sure, but without a doubt the most amazing thing about this solo is the way that George Harrison's stinging, wailing, beautiful guitar playing seems to perfectly complement Paul McCartney's vocals with the two almost seeming to fuse into one entity of sound. Few solos, or parts of a song in general, have ever made me feel as strongly emotional as I do when I hear the solo in Let It Be.

What a cool guitar solo by George Harrison Who uses blues slides and single note picking to create an awesome sounding solo which really fits in with the song And a cool ending for one if the worlds greatest Bands

It is the perfect solo there are hardly any other songs like this that are able to use the guitar like George did in this song the guitar is so effective and sound so good a lot of other song just have a simple riff that leads into a solo but this song has an efecctive emotional solo that hits you with awesomeness

My personal favorite solo is from the music video, but I love all versions.

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86 Rock and Roll Machine - Rik Emmett

Rik is way underrated. This should be top 5!

87 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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88 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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89 The Best of Times - John Petrucci

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

How can all that junk and sad guitar solo can be at the top...
Please do listen to the real music and vote again

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90 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.

91 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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92 Ride the Lightning - Kirk Hammet

Great one by Kirk

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93 Still Got The Blues - Gary Moore 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.

94 Smoke On the Water - Ritchie Blackmore

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

95 Painkiller - Glenn Tipton
96 Walk All Over You - Angus Young V 2 Comments
97 The Number of the Beast - Dave Murray/Adrian Smith

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

98 Money - Pink Floyd Money - Pink Floyd

I can't believe this isn't on the list! The guitar solo in Money is crazy iconic. What Pink Floyd fan doesn't know every note by heart?

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99 Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix

This and the Instrumental version, are one of the most emotional pieces of beautiness ever

100 Whispering A Prayer - Steve Vai Whispering A Prayer - Steve Vai
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