Most Underrated Guitar Solos


The Top Ten

1 Runaway - Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)

Richie Sambora is the Greatest Guitarist... Everybody knows that and there's no Second thought's about it...

But how on Earth could you believe that this Great Solo was in there very 1st Album: Bon Jovi in 1983!
Friends, this was his very 1st Guitar Solo! - Nirmal1991USA

2 Achilles Last Stand - Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)

One of the best guitar solos. Probably one of the best zeppelin songs.

The quintessential Led Zeppelin epic. Forget "Stairway..." With all due respect to their many great songs, this one flat out rules.

The song should be more well known even though it does last 10:19 - Greenday

3 Godfather Theme - Slash

You most listen this amazing!

4 Bat Country - Synyster Gates (Avenged Sevenfold)

Not after life but really good more underrated the after life both are legendary

The solo's AWESOME. Not as good as other A7X, but still, it's good. - A7X_Synyster_

its good heard better ones from them but Synyster Gates is insane - 987654

This is what greatness looks like. Synyster gates is a rolemodel

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5 Nosferatu - Coroner (Tommy Baron)
6 Whole Lotta Rosie - Angus Young (AC/DC)

I always Angus was a little overated until I heard this solo! - rock2metal

If you don't think this song is great, then you are absolutely crazy.

7 A Light In the Black - Ritchie Blackmore
8 Gemini - Brian Kahanek

Known him for years... The world deserves to see and hear a lot more of him. He is not only a very special player but a great friend and overall human being as well.

The worlds most underrated guitar player as well... Its only a matter of time until he gets the recognition he deserves.

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9 Schizos (Are Never Alone) - Annihilator (Jeff Waters)
10 Dry County - Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)

This song is epic in so many ways, epic solo, epic lyrics, epic voice, the song is very underrated...

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The Contenders

11 Serpent Moves - Coroner (Tommy Baron)
12 Let It Be - George Harrison (The Beatles)

Harrison's solo on the single version is just okay, but the solo on the album is killer, and it's a shame that the single version is the one that gets the most airplay.

The original recorded version, not the butchered NAKED version. That is one the best solos hardly anyone talks about. Simple and clean.

True. It was his best solo for me. But this solo doesn't get much appreciations. - zxm

13 Under a Glass Moon - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)

Petrucci lets all these other solos be "good".
On the first day God created John Petrucci and said "this is effin awesome!" - fireinside96

John Petrucci is the most advanced guitarist of this age to say the least - DreamTheater

Not only is it beautiful but it showcases a lot of technical skills

14 Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
15 Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom (Alexi Laiho)
16 Altitudes - Jason Becker

If eruption could be a solo then why the hell this can't be a solo. - zxm

17 Soothsayer - Buckethead

Time Just Flies When You Listen To This Song, It Doesn't Even Feel Like Nine Minutes. - Neosantana

He played this at his concert I went to... Its like the greatest! - ch153

18 Shake a Leg - Angus Young (AC/DC)

great song, one of my favorites

19 Kill the King - Rainbow (Ritchie Blackmore)
20 Alison Hell - Annihilator (Jeff Waters)
21 The Unforgiven III - Kirk Hammet (Metallica)

Among all of his solos I like this one. And this is underrated. - zxm

22 Eruption - Eddie Van Halen

Ha ha, underrated! This solo is usually is on top 5 of every best guitar solos ranking lists. Plus people overpraise this solo as being first tapping/shredding. - zxm

More like most overrated solo no passion and isn't that technical by today's standards

Let's just face it: eruption

#16 most underrated? LOL. NOT underrated at all.
Do you know the meaning of underrated? If not, go and give a listen to Nosferatu by Coroner. Oh, you never heard of this band and their guitarist Tommy Baron? Exactly. This is my point. Now, THIS solo is underrated. - Metal_Treasure

23 The Best of Times - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
24 Lonely Day - Daron Malakian (System of a Down)

This solo is so awesome! Daron Malakian shows that he has technical prowess as well as other guitar skills with this song, making the already awesome solo even better!

An amazing solo with so much emotion in it. It makes me cry every time I listen to it. Unfortunately underrated :(

25 Stranger in this Town - Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi)
26 Since I've Been Loving You - Jimmy Page

Definitely one of the best solos among Zep fans, and the song itself is the perfect mix of clean blues and heavy rock.

Moves from high to low with a heavy rock swagger and blues mindfulness featuring complex techniues like double step bends this is a must hear gem from Led Zep III

27 Bohemian Rhapsody - Brian May

Most underrated musician ever - gemcloben

Underrated? More like overrated.

28 Brothers in Arms - Mark Knopfler

YouTube Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits ft. Eric Clapton (Live in Nelson Mandela B'day celebration Concert 1988) & Give a Listen to Mark's Ending Solo! - Nirmal1991USA

29 Killers - Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)


30 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Eric Clapton


31 Live Forever - Noel Gallagher (Oasis)

Best guitar solo of all time

32 Burn - Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple)

The Solo is incredible, powerful and brilliant. Deserve way more credit and attention

It is a fantastic solo for all that loves guitar. A gem!

33 A Light In the Black - Rainbow
34 Sappy - Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)

Hardly anyone has heard of this. - saketmohan06

35 Children of the Damned - Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden)

An underrated tapping solo from Iron Maiden. Played by Adrian Smith. - zxm

36 Love Phantom - Tak Matsumoto (B'z)
37 Fly to the Rainbow - Uli Jon Roth (Scorpions)

Very confusing solo whether there is a solo or not. But he used different notes. Actually because of his dive bombs the notes got hidden. - zxm

38 Citizen Erased - Matt Bellamy (Muse)
39 The Four Horsemen - Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
40 Ball and Biscuit - Jack White (The White Stripes)

Almost wet my pants first time I heard it

41 I Could Have LIed - John Frusciante
42 Crossroads - Eric Clapton

Should be recognised for its' influence on rock and blues music that came after. This is the best solo the world has to offer by far.

Easily the best solo of all time but unfortunately, only a handful of people of heard Clapton's solo on Crossroads that he recorded with his band, Cream in 1968 live at The Winterland Ballroom. - guyritchi

43 Computer God - Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)

Actually there are many underrated Iommi solos I'd like to mention, but this was the one that came to my head 1st -

This solo is one of the best ever I think its amazing Tony has plety more as well

44 Maggot Brain - Eddie Hazel

The Maggot Brain solo is just one huge head-exploding beast of a guitar solo. The effects are so revelutionary, not as noisy as Hendrix and equally as mind bending. It's so underrated.

45 XXX For You - Ichirou Cipher Takigawa (D'erlanger)
46 Stream of Consciousness - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)

The Most Difficult Solo Ever

47 Sadistic Desire - HIDE
48 Vengeance - Yngwie Malmsteen

Extremely hard solo nearly impossible on guitar just look at the tabs for the solo

49 Whispers In the Dark - Ken Steorts (Skillet)
50 Stay Away - Ken Kitamura (L'Arc~en~Ciel)
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Top Remixes (6)

1. Nosferatu - Coroner (Tommy Baron)
2. Schizos (Are Never Alone) - Annihilator (Jeff Waters)
3. A Light In the Black - Ritchie Blackmore
1. Kill the King - Rainbow (Ritchie Blackmore)
2. A Light In the Black - Ritchie Blackmore
3. Brothers in Arms - Mark Knopfler
1. Since I've Been Loving You - Jimmy Page
2. The Best of Times - John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
3. Killers - Dave Murray (Iron Maiden)

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