Greatest Guitar Solos


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81 Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 - David Gilmour

I think it's one of the most recognizable guitar solo's ever. It's easily up there with Hotel California and Stairway.

82 Something - George Harrison

Harrison wasn't the greatest guitarist but over the 10 years they recorded he proved he could play just about any style of music that was thrown at him. The solo in Something was beautiful and soulful... But does anyone remember his solo from And Your Bird Can Sing?

Just such a perfect guitar solo. George was a true musician, it's hard to find such a musical guitarist. This song shows his genius, and trust me, I'm a musician

83 The Ocean - Jimmy Page
84 Echoes (Live at Pompeii) - David Gilmour
85 Dyers Eve - Kirk Hammett

This is the best Kirk solo ever. He plays with such speed and grace at the same time.

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 Barracuda - Roger Fisher

Roger fisher is the most underrated guitar ever.

A master of doing it right.

88 Black Widow of La Porte - John 5
89 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
90 The Best of Times - John Petrucci

Most underrated solo of all time! Beats up Stairway to Heaven any day of the week and rivals Comfortably Numb!

It is the best solo ever written

This should be at number 1 without doubt

One of the best guitar solo should be higher

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91 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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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 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.

Very underrated solo

94 Ride the Lightning - Kirk Hammet

Great one by Kirk


95 Rock and Roll Machine - Rik Emmett

Rik is way underrated. This should be top 5!

96 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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97 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.

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

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

99 Smoke On the Water - Ritchie Blackmore

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

100 Light My Fire - Robby Krieger
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1. Highway Star - Deep Purple
2. Mr Crowley - Randy Rhoads
3. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour
1. Something - George Harrison
2. Bold as Love - Jimi Hendrix
3. White Room - Eric Clapton
1. Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
2. Dogs - Pink Floyd
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