Most Difficult Guitar Songs


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41 Neon - John Mayer Neon - John Mayer

This song is so challenging. The muting and weird picking make it crazy hard. I don't think. I've seen anyone play it right and the way John does except for John himself. Should be way higher on this list.

Well.. It is pretty hard already but JM takes it to the next level playing it live, on an acoustic guitar, and improvising sick solos on it. Worse part? He keeps doing the bass lines with the crazy thumb. I think you can master this song down to the note. But that will take you no where once you see some other random Show JM did in an obscure country you haven't heard before and you realise it is the best version of Neon ever, But you can't just ever keep up with it, and the million of variations JM introduces to this song. It is not probably the hardest to play but one pony trick that will get people impressed. It needs to be at least top 20.

One of the hardest songs to play I can't believe this is no where on the list how foolish, just reaching half the cords on this song is nearly impossible.

John Mayer sucks! He's an arrogant little copycat!

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42 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Goodies 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.

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43 Battery - Metallica 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 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!

The riff near the end is one of the first things I learnt, but the rest, is really hard

This song is so amazing! The solo practically blew my ears off! The best solo ever!

Played this in 5th grade perfectly

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45 Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani 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 Spanish Fly - Van Halen 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.

47 Classical Gas - Tommy Emmanuel 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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48 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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49 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits 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.

Wait I can't use a pick?

Being both an advanced and real musical piece should put this in the top 20 easy. The guitar work is amazing and it speaks to you.

I can't believe this song is so far down the list. Just try to duplicate this, and he plays with his fingers not using a pick

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50 Misirlou - Dick Dale 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 Hocus Pocus - Gary Hoey
52 Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold 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 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

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

54 M.I.A. - Avenged Sevenfold M.I.A. - Avenged Sevenfold

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

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55 Ascendead Master - Versailles Ascendead Master - Versailles

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

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

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.

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58 Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns 'n' Roses 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.

This isn't very hard

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59 Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple 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...

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

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.

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60 Miles of Machines - Jeff Loomis 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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