Most Difficult Songs to Play Live

The songs which are a nightmare to play in front of a live audience, but a beauty on the radio or mp3 player. Any genre can be added.

The Top Ten

1 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

Is your voice high enough? Mine's not. - aeromaxx777

2 Art of Life - X Japan

Oh my God! I don't think I have much stamina for this. Where can I get an orchestra to play with me? - aeromaxx777

Sick... But in a different style, "Jake to the bone" from Toto seems to me more difficult.

3 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
4 Pull Me Under - Dream Theater

I always lose concentration because of it's time signature. - aeromaxx777

5 All Nightmare Long - Metallica

Requires every band members to pay attention because of such fast tempo. - aeromaxx777

6 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due - Megadeth

So easy to make a mistake in this song especially playing in front of thousands!

7 Psychosocial - Slipknot

9 Instruments All in unison, That is Extremely Hard to Pull of in the Case of Metal.

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8 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
9 Hotel California - Eagles

I can't memorize it all :( - aeromaxx777

10 Parallels - As I Lay Dying

The Contenders

11 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce

A million apologies because I forgot to put this on this list a few months ago. I only heard it some time in the past and I was blown away.

12 Painkiller - Judas Priest

Rob is really pushing the limits of human voice, it's impossible to sing it live, like he did in the studio!

13 Given Up - Linkin Park
14 Speed of Sound - Coldplay
15 YYZ - Rush
16 Technologic - Daft Punk
17 Technologic - Daft Punk
18 21st Century Schizoid Man - King Crimson

Very technically difficult, and impossible to accurately recreate live. Especially the guitar and saxophone solo. The studio solos have never been played live in concert, they've always been improvised. To prove how hard it is, just go listen to Crimson perform it live.

19 The Dance of Eternity - Dream Theater
20 Chandelier - Sia
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