Most Difficult Guitar Songs


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61 Cafo - Animals as Leaders Cafo - Animals as Leaders

This song is insane! I bet nobody here can even begin to try this technical masterpiece. Tosin is easily one of the most talented guitarists ever.

I have no idea why all these songs are here, because they are so easy to play. You want something hard to play try this. Should be #1 for sure

Different time signatures, poly rhythmic, unbelievably fast, honestly I don't know why this isn't #1

Tosin Abasi is a beast utilizing techniques almost untouched in the guitar community, this song is a great example of poly and arrythythmic elements not to mention odd metre.

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62 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth Tornado of Souls - Megadeth

Really, why is this here. It should at least make top 30. Thunderstruck, thunderstruck, it's so easy. Why is thunder struck in the top 20 while this is up here. This is an awesome song that does not deserve to be up here.

Not an eruption but at least 2 of Marty's solos deserve to be on top10

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63 No Boundaries - Michael Angelo Batio No Boundaries - Michael Angelo Batio

Very fast easily a top 10 clearly not to many guitarists took part in this poll

64 Ocean - John Butler Ocean - John Butler

This song is one of the most technically difficult songs in terms of tempo, speed and accuracy for hitting individual hammer-ons, string bends etc. It would take an absolutely godly player to every come close to replicating john's talent in this song

By far the hardest song to duplicate. No question this song done by John Butler is the greatest feat accomplished on a guitar. Check the studio version done in the year 2012

This is the toughest song I ever heard... IT just blows my mind away even if it is played in 11-string Acoustic Guitar... Please listen to this song! John Butler Rocks!

HOW THE HELL WAS THIS BEATEN BY BRAIN STEW?! You're all out of your damn minds.

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65 Speed Metal Symphony - Cacophony Speed Metal Symphony - Cacophony

Listen to this and you will know. A piece of art that goes twice the speed of light!

Really fast and incredible notes on both guitars.

It is really hard to compose a original, emotional and really musical piece with lightning speed, but my heroes have done it! :)
My favorite part is the slow one in about 2-4mins I don't remember

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66 Sudden Death - Megadeth Sudden Death - Megadeth

It would be difficult to perform mustaine's parts much less broderick's parts. Good luck with this one.

67 One Note Song - Tenacious D One Note Song - Tenacious D

Pure genius. not to mention the thought process put into this song. I heard they spent 2 years making only this song

This one is a hell to play.
The whole bending is just like pure irreality!
Not to mention the speed and picking techniques used.

I've been playing guitar for almost 8 years and I still can't play this.

I can't even understand how they play this song

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68 Brain Stew - Green Day Brain Stew - Green Day

You're kidding right? That was the first song I learned as a kid. Its all power chords and finger work. You just need to get the tempo down and you have a song.

I see why people put this here. The song itself isn't hard, the aesthetic is. The distortion of the guitar makes it harder to play perfectly

One Of The First Songs I Ever Learned - BeatlesFan1964

The riff of this song is very good. And also very easy. - zxm

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69 Southern Belle - Elliott Smith Southern Belle - Elliott Smith

Not only is the finger picking unrelenting the speed of the chord changes is something else. Proof you don't have to be a metal shredder to difficult.

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70 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

Are you guys crazy?! You put Justin Bieber on 7! Justin Bieber! What the hell is wrong with you?!

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71 All the Small Things - Blink-182 All the Small Things - Blink-182

How is this on the list. It's so easy it took me less then an hour to learn this song anyone who thinks this is hard clearly has it mixed up with eruption-van Halen

I learned this song in about an hour. its not hard guys. Don't get me wrong I love blink but this song is easy

I'm 16 and I've been playing guitar for 24 years and this is one of the hardest songs I've ever played

This took me like 5 months to learn - and I practiced daily. I can see why it was picked as a single.

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72 Perpetual Burn - Jason Becker Perpetual Burn - Jason Becker

I can't believe this isn't higher on the list, and I'm even more shocked it's currently behind stuff like crazy train. If you think crazy train is harder than this, you've obviously never heard this one. Check it out people and vote!

There's a reason it's named Perpetual Burn, aside from getting the notes correct (which believe me is close to impossible), the speed, accuracy, phrasing, feel and stamina required to play this should make this number one.

71! Seriously? This should be in at the top 3 if not 1.. Faith in humanity - lost.

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73 Anastasia - Slash Anastasia - Slash

Intro and solos are really challenging

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74 Blackened - Metallica Blackened - Metallica

I'm not voting this to get the number one position on this list, but gots to be there, all the downpicking and the changes around the neck are insane! Plus that its pretty fast, and the solo is pretty hard too!

Learning this song now, it is so hard. I started at 80bpm and I am up to 140bpm baring in mind this song at its highest point is played at 192 I think! It is insane!

75 Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica Fight Fire with Fire - Metallica

I clearly underestimated this song, I thought this song is fingerpicking but when 40 secs is done, You need to strum fast, and when I just finished the intro riff, my hand was starting to hurt

Kirk even stated that this was the hardest song for him to play.

76 Let There Be Rock (If You Want Blood Version) - AC/DC

Go listen to this solo it is amazing and as being a guitar player and learning this solo it was harder for me to learn this solo than learn eruption by Eddie van Halen. AC/DC is a real rock band Van hale is just a pop band

No comment end solo just stupidly hard...

This needs to be higher it is so hard to play I can barley play it

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77 Thrasher - Evile Thrasher - Evile
78 Caprici Di Diablo - Yngwie Malmsteen Caprici Di Diablo - Yngwie Malmsteen

There is no comments. Just try to play it.

This should be in the top 10 and not at #187. - Metal_Treasure

This song is friggen Impossible! I would not put it in the top 5 but definitely in the top 10

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79 Paradigm Shift - Liquid Tension Experiment Paradigm Shift - Liquid Tension Experiment

Absolutely ridiculous intro, definitely the hardest bit of the song right there... But that's still MORE than enough to merit it being the hardest song! Incredible start to a brilliant album!

To be fair, you need to at least listen to ALL of these songs before voting. This is hands down the most difficult, check their YouTube clip.

80 Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day

It many chords hard one word on one chords
Have 8 minutes to play use many power chords

This could be one the easiest songs ever written. It's just keyboard and power chords

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