Most Difficult Guitar Songs


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41 One Time - Justin Bieber

ARE YOU KIDDING? WHY IS Justin ON THIS LIST?! YOU PEOPLE ARE ALL MENTALLY INSANE! No, really. I can play better than this song. And I can't play any instrument. Except a little drums. And Brian May is the best ever. QUEEN IS THE BEST!

Even Chuck Norris has a hard time playing this on guitar and having it not sound like crap.

If you think this song is hard whatsoever you need a brain enema. This is easier than Brain Stew. I can't comprehend why someone would think that this song is hard. GROW A BRAIN PEOPLE

Right as I saw this I nearly died. Seriously who puts a song with no guitars on a list about songs with guitars? Autism is becoming an epidemic.

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42 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Goodies

Not by Goodies, they did it with fiddle. Steve Ouimette is who did it on guitar and oh boy did he nail it.

This is not a song for guitar...

43 Battery - Metallica

This is the most difficult Metallica song! Almost impossible to play the way James and Kirk do! Rhythm is terrible, melody obscure, riff ultrafast and violent drums!

This is way more harder to play than Master of Puppets even it's hard to play too.

44 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

I only liked this to make a point... This song is not hard at all! I've been playing a little over a year and yet I can play it, pretty much no problem, this should not be on this list!

Played this in 5th grade perfectly

This song may be easy but its solo is one of the best I've ever heard.

All the dingleberries who are beginners (like the other guy who commented on this) always try this song and think they can play it when they can't. what a punch in the nads to Led Zeppelin! its not hard not at all but the solo is just clean enough to where you can't hide mistakes and its pretty tough. also if you haven't been playing at least two plus years and you think you can play it... you can't. sorry but please stop embarrassing yourself

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45 Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani

The solo for this song is crazy! Anything by Satch is pretty much impossible for the normal guitarist. Just try and learn it

This song is really hard, its solo, it's riffs. Just wonder how Joe Satriani plays it - razors15

Yeah, this song is pretty hard to play, not crazy, but a lot harder than songs in top.

46 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

Knopfler's technique is hard to replicate, and hence so is the solo for this classic piece of rock&roll.

This song is technically demanding and requires a lot of rhythm and feeling. Playing the right notes is one thing, but matching the feel of the song is another.

Wait I can't use a pick?

One of the hardest songs to replicate definitely top 10.

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47 Spanish Fly - Van Halen

Its on a damn acoustic guitar. Nowhere to hide. Its from 1979, and it might as well be from 2079. Difficult is being kind.

Sabah delivers a stunning technical performance using this modern ├ętude to show his virtuosity is not dependent on or limited to electric guitar. Moreover, the price is Chopinesque in its gorgeous composition. Van Halen; absolutely a master musician with great musicality.

48 Classical Gas - Tommy Emmanuel

Who guitarist, dead or alive can play like this? All technicks together. Bass, rhythm, melody and armony at the same time. He is an alien.

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49 Double Guitar Solo - Micheal Angelo Batio

Are you people stupid or something! I am not at all a fan of MAB's music. I would go as far as to say I don't like his music very much. But when it comes to technical ability, I can promise you you won't find any other person who can do this.

I'm not saying MAB is the best musical composer or anything, but when it comes to technicality and difficulty, he should be at the top of this list.

you would need 2 really good guitarists if your not MAB. - russian

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50 Misirlou - Dick Dale

By the one and only King Of Surf Guitar. I wish he was in better health. He is currently touring in excruciating pain so that her can pay his medical bills.

Fast stuff.. But I don't play guitar, I play drums, but it still seems flipping fast to me!

51 Hocus Pocus - Gary Hoey
52 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold

It difficult to play guitar play tab Intro Verse Pre Hook Hook and Solo

53 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Just look at the tabs. one of the most difficult solos ever

54 M.I.A. - Avenged Sevenfold

Great song. Almost every Avenged Sevenfold song is hard lol.

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55 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

It's easy though! One of my first songs to play on guitar.

This should be higher, the solo isn't that easy to nail

The intro is easy, but the last solo is hard.

Its really hectic

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56 Speed King - Deep Purple
57 Dead! - My Chemical Romance

Lol I'm 14 and can play this with ease. Don't get me wrong, I love My Chemical Romance, but this isn't that hard...

Solid took ages for my friend to master

My NCEA level 2 preformance song

The rythym is VERY EASY. Hpwever, if you play the lead, there a two or three solos ib total and they can be a bit tricky. Don't listen to posers who say it's eas because they're probably playing the rythym and/or not playing it correctly.

58 Ascendead Master - Versailles

A solo like this can only come from Hizaki and Teru. - tenthsage

59 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple

This is the hardest song ever. It took me 10 years of guitar playing to master. Even my most advanced students struggled to perfect this masterpiece. Definitely deserves number one!

First Song I Learnt... Are you guys retarded...

I went into the mountains and trained on guitar for 8 hours a day everyday for 30 years. But I still cannot master this marvel of a song.

This is so hard. It took me longer to learn than through fire and flames did. I have been playing for 3 decades and only just learnt to master it

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60 Miles of Machines - Jeff Loomis

I'm sorry, but I 100% fail to see how master of puppets or one are more difficult than the first thirty seconds of this song. And seriously, by about 35 seconds in Jeff has used most of the arpeggio shapes out there. If you want to learn arpeggios, finding a tab for this will do you more good than an actual lesson on arpeggios! And also, how many other songs do you find that utilise a seven-string arpeggio? - Nevermore

What?!? I've seen Justin Bieber, Queen Guns n' Roses and so forth on the list... Don't make me laugh! Just listen to this song to understand what does it mean the word "impossible"!

Haha no. 59, what kind of joke is this. This the hardest song I have ever tried to play, even harder than Animals as leaders stuff (which isn't on here either). It's bloody ridiculous and is harder than even the dance of eternity.

The only truly difficult song to play in this list is in position 59 LMAO

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