Top 10 Songs with the Best John Frusciante Solos

The Top Ten
1 Wet Sand

I came here to see if there were any solos better than this one. I'm not surprised. The solo / synth mix is absolutely amazing. It's unfortunate there is nothing better as I forced myself to listen to Tool because I couldn't face disappointment.

Best solo by John in my opinion, his background vocals on the last verse followed by screaming "yea" and then this solo, unreal.

Best song on stadium stadium because of this solo. Takes the song to another emotional level.

2 Dani California

This solo is out of this world. Makes you think "Who in hell could've created that solo" Then you think about it and you realize its frusciante and you're lik "Oh... Course" John is not from this world.

Greatest solo to me! Especially the live version @ Alcatraz, Milano! The way his solo ends up in a 'fleasciante' jam on all along the watchtower! Everyone should watch it!

Maybe it shouldn't be #2 but it definitely deserves top 10. The ending is awesome.

3 I Could Have Lied

Really amazing solo, and I just can't believe a song like Dani California's solo is above this. Only Wet Sand can beat this masterpiece.

For me it's pretty close between wet sand and I could have lied - and of course there is Wayne now.
But when I watch my body's reaction, my breath, the bitter sweet feelings seeping through my skin right into my heart when listening to I could have lied, I know this has to be my number One.

The way John's guitar screams in this song simply sends shivers down your spine!

4 Scar Tissue

The ending solo is probably one of the greatest ones he ever created.

This solo is so orgasmic I could literally die to it. Pure Perfection.

5 Look On

Honorable mentions from me have to be the end of Sir Psycho Sexy, Turn it Again, Wet Sand, and Don't Forget Me, but I feel the best is from his solo career. Each has their own positives but this one has it shown the most for me. It moves along and fits perfectly with the rest of the song, the layering is great, and not to mention his echoes of just saying "Look On" over and over again in a subtle tone amplify to it, as you have nothing else to focus on, but pure bliss, it can deeply touch a soul for what this man can do with a guitar, and if you had to introduce anyone at random to Frusciante, from Ataxia to the Chili Peppers to guest appearances on albums, I feel like this is the ultimate one that describes John, just amazing, no other words needed to express it, because you only have to listen to it to understand. I've just tried to convey it into words but I feel that is quite honestly impossible to define what comes from another's heart.

6 Turn It Again

He filled up an entire 24 track at the end with the different guitar solos fading in and out. Definitely the "solo" masterpiece, if you ask me.

This solo almost reminds me of how John is live. And that is a treat...

Best solo. It's quite hard when you play it. But you get the hang of it pritty quickly. By far the best frusciante solo

7 Californication
8 The Past Recedes
9 Don't Forget Me

It leaves so much room for improvisation when you play it on guitar... a solo I will never tire of, just like this beautiful song.

It was the first piece of music that made me cry... There's no way that this solo is not in the top 10... It's like it's saying "don't worry I won't forget you, I'm here with you"

The most perfect performance ever.
The solo makes me feel every emotion at once.

10 Hey

How is this not in the top 5? This solo is amazing, and how JF makes his solo sing even off time is just beautiful

The Contenders
11 She's Only 18

Absolute Amazing solo. A little subtle because of the chosen sound filter and accompanying rhythm guitar, but amazing. It's literally explosive at the end there.

The guitar part is really cool throughout the whole song. Also I saw this on the list and stopped listening to Ataxia so I could hear this song, I wouldn't do that for just anything

This Guitar solo always makes me stand a little straighter when it happens. It just is amazing and leads into the last chorus perfectly. Goosebumps

12 Especially in Michigan

This one is so incredibly good I'm surprised it's not in the top 10 (yet). I accept that he has some AMAZING guitar solos but for me it's about feeling. The felling I get when I hear this one is different from the one I get when I listen to Wet Sand, not better or worse, simply stronger and I always find myself coming to this song, searching for that feeling.

This is not Frusciante! Sure it's a RHCP song but the solo is played by Omar Rodriguez Lopez from the Mars Volta

13 Readymade

Is the greatest simply because it consist of a nice melodic riff.. And is very clean it makes you want to nod your head

Clean, quick, and soulful work. Cleaned up by Johnny indeed!

"Oh, clean it up Johnny", nothing more to say...

14 Wayne

Such an emotional song. I love this. Frusciante is a genius.

15 Murderers
16 Charlie
17 Unreachable

One of the most beautiful and unique solos ever made, in my opinion John's finest work.

He puts his heart & soul into this song, the slow build up is beautiful.

18 Soul To Squeeze
19 Suck My Kiss

Have you heard the ending of this solo?

20 Under The Bridge
21 Strip My Mind
22 Minor Thing

This one is so incredibly good I feel like fighting the people who didn't vote for it. It feels like I'm flying when I listen to this, the amout of feeling almost doesn't fit in my earphones. You get an adrenaline rush when you listen to his guitar (not only the first time), I think that's not only amazing but rare.

23 Stadium Arcadium
24 Sir Psycho Sexy
25 Otherside
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