Best Guitar Instrumental Songs

All the awesome guitar heroes' solo instrumentals are right here, because music does not need words! Your favorite's not there? Then add what is missing!

The Top Ten

1 For the Love of God - Steve Vai

This song is so many emotions at the same time. So powerful, so enlightening. I never get tired of hearing it. - LizardKing99

Not only the best guitar instrumental, this has to be one of the best songs of all time

So much emotion and technical difficulty at the same time. Only steve can do that.

My my my it deserves the number one spot...even my fingers are type less...ha.

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2 Surfing With the Alien - Joe Satriani

My favourites..

3 Eruption - Van Halen
4 Soothsayer - Buckethead

No Song gives you the same vibes as Soothsayer does - Giiggle

This is something that changes your life.

Far better than everything else on this list!

5 Glasgow Kiss - John Petrucci
6 Tender Surrender - Steve Vai
7 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen
8 Guitars Suck - Bumblefoot

People who can play this song, do let me know... Waiting! - ameentheguitarist23

9 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
10 Voice of the Soul - Death

This should be in the top 5 at least.

The Contenders

11 Apache - The Shadows

Not quite the original version of the tune but the coolest. And the one that sold more Fenders in the UK than anything before or since

Like the best tunes...clean and simple...

12 Technical Difficulties - Paul Gilbert

The best Paul gilbert instrumental song with scarified... - BenTouthang

13 Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) - Santana

My favorite instrumental

14 Classical Gas - Mason Williams

Acoustic guitar no less!

15 Walk Don't Run - The Ventures
16 The Godfather Theme - Slash
17 Ocean - John Butler
18 Always With Me, Always With You - Joe Satriani

This track should be higher than where it is now... This track simply floats you away to a peaceful Bliss

19 Jessica - The Allman Brothers Band
20 Misirlou - Dick Dale & His Del-Tones

It is the best of its kind... There is a voice of yelling... Other than that, it is fully instrumental and it should be at least in top 5 instead of 12...

Better known as the theme from Pulp Fiction

21 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

This song does have vocals, therefore, it is not an instrumental song. - ameentheguitarist23

22 The Voice of Soul - Death

How come this isn't in the top 10?

23 Forbidden City - Marty Friedman
24 The Journey - Tommy Emmanuel

Sheer awesomeness by the one and only Tommy Emmanuel. So melodic but it rocks!

So glad to see this on the list. - truckturner

25 Pipeline - The Ventures

So expressive, you can almost feel the ocean waves breaking over your head.

26 Miles of Machines - Jeff Loomis
27 Cry for You - Andy Timmons

Most passionate guitar instrumental song ever.

28 The Extremist - Joe Satriani
29 Leyenda - Andres Segovia

Better than Hendrix, better than Clapton, and both of them would quickly agree; this guy essentially invented guitar virtuosity.

30 Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
31 Misirlou - Dick Dale

It is the best of its kind... There is a voice of yelling... Other than that, it is fully instrumental and it should be at least in top 5

32 Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd
33 Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

This isn't an instrumental. - truckturner

34 Altitudes - Jason Becker

Listen to it if u haven't its one of best song with emotion that has no vocals!

35 The Fire and the Fury - Firewind
36 The Quest - Gus G
37 Rumble - Link Wray
38 Black or White - Michael Jackson
39 Circles - Red
40 The Call of Ktulu - Metallica
41 Horizons - Genesis

It's a solo acoustic piece by Steve Hackett. It's beautiful. - Gg2000

42 The Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix

Jimi's unique and incendiary take on the American National Anthem. - truckturner

43 The Messiah Will Come Again - Roy Buchanan
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