Most Difficult Guitar Songs


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81 Raining Blood - Slayer Raining Blood - Slayer

Loads of legato picks, and some tremolo, with power chords. Nearly impossible to play without a whammy bar, and finally a Drop D Tuning. There, you have Slayer's hit from their album Reign in Blood, titled "Raining Blood"

82 Spanish Caravan - The Doors Spanish Caravan - The Doors

That is one hell of a song for fingers! - rocknrolldude

83 Fade to Black - Metallica Fade to Black - Metallica

Not their hardest, but should have been higher

84 Hotel California - Eagles Hotel California - Eagles V 2 Comments
85 Bleed - Meshuggah Bleed - Meshuggah V 1 Comment
86 Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne Mr. Crowley - Ozzy Osbourne

Holy Diver... Mr. Crowley may be the hardest song of all time (other than something by buckethead)... I am actually trying to learn this right now, and I can guarantee its's harder than Eruption. Eruption is like playing "Mary Had a Little Lamb" on piano compared to THIS!

How is this not already on the list, it is way harder than Crazy Train and has 3 solos, 2 of which are ridiculous and show the true talent of the legend Randy Rhodes, this song is a better representation of Rhodes as a guitarist than Crazy Train.

That first solo is as complicated as Eruption

87 Altitudes - Jason Becker Altitudes - Jason Becker

The speed and accuracy of the guitar playing in this piece are mind-boggling. Easily one of the hardest, if not the hardest piece to play on guitar

Those sweeps man...the accuracy required is incredible! The song whole is a combination of different guitar techniques played very fast. The melodic part and bendings again are difficult too. No tricks to play it...just play A LOT. And the melody is amazing!

Not only does it require incredible speed, it requires you to move up and down the fretboard constantly

88 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin

I don't expect this to be high up on the list, but still, I think it should be somewhere on the list. It may not be a tough guitar solo to screw off on, but to truly nail every note like Jimmy does? Well that can certainly get a little frustrating.

89 Nottingham Lace - Buckethead Nottingham Lace - Buckethead

One of the fastest shredders of all time, this song should be the 1rst

90 Symbiotic in Theory - Necrophagist Symbiotic in Theory - Necrophagist
91 Science - System of a Down Science - System of a Down
92 Heroes of Our Time - Dragonforce Heroes of Our Time - Dragonforce

The Champion Guitarist Herman and Sam Totman Perform this song and the guitar solo in this song is 3.74m long and they play with 103.4 Note per second.

Of all the songs of Dragonforce, this is THE hardest song. Speed, accuracy, technique, you need EVERYTHING to play this.

93 Heart of Life - John Mayer Heart of Life - John Mayer

It is challenging if you can't get the thumb slap simultaneously with the forefinger down stroke. Many examples of people thinking they are playing this correctly, but are really missing some of the passing notes on the downstroke that are hard to hit accurately when thumb slapping at the same time. Another example of how good this guy is on guitar. It is nowhere near as difficult to play as his Neon, but the technique definitely takes time to learn and master.

94 Caprice No. 5 (Paganini) - Steve Vai

Funny very funny that this is no 85! It should be of course in first 5, its very difficult. I can play solo ONe from Metallica, but cannot play this. Its just one stage higher...

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95 Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin V 1 Comment
96 Fermented Offal Discharge - Necrophagist Fermented Offal Discharge - Necrophagist
97 Acid Rain - Liquid Tension Experiment Acid Rain - Liquid Tension Experiment

This had to be from Petrucci (Guitar) - MetalPatz

98 Operation Ground and Pound - Dragonforce

A great power metal song, that actually has good rhythms, good solos, and memorable lyrics. This great song still has its good share of frustrating moments of how many times messing up the solos that you spend hours working on.

99 Scream - Avenged Sevenfold Scream - Avenged Sevenfold

Haven't heard anyone play this without messing up a little bit except for Syn himself.

Even Synyster Gates himself said that this is Scream has the hardest solo to play.

100 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater The Glass Prison - Dream Theater

All I've got to say this that, this is hell of the guitar.
Woah. Through the Fire and Flames? Seriously? Most of DT song are zillion times difficult than Dragon song.
Eruption will be easy, If you can get its tapping. The arppegios, sweeps, Guitar Scales, 10x faster than Triplets, and its pretentious time signature. I can learn this song, like 2 years(If you only focus on this one).

One more idiotic placement. Of course this is very difficult and should be in top 10 if not first placement.

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