Top 10 Best Yngwie J. Malmsteen Songs

Yngwie J. Malmsteen is a maestro known for his exceptional technique and unparalleled speed, blending elements of classical music with the raw energy of heavy metal. His compositions are rich tapestries woven with intricate melodies, soaring solos, and complex musical structures, drawing listeners into his unique sonic world, where every note tells a story.

The quest to determine the best Yngwie J. Malmsteen songs is an exciting journey through decades of music, where every piece holds a special allure, be it the catchy chorus, the majestic riffs, or the breathtaking melodies. While some prefer the enchanting instrumentals where Malmsteen’s guitar does all the talking, others are drawn to the tracks featuring kickass vocals and brilliant lyrics, adding another layer to his musical brilliance.
The Top Ten
1 Black Star

A 12-year-old can play "Far Beyond the Sun," but this masterpiece has amazingly complex alt picking down scales and crazy sweeps here and there. Not only is this work of art hard to play, but it's also so melodic. I'm sure Yngwie Malmsteen put lots of time into this composition and made it his best.

Beautiful... Absolutely beautiful... Such feeling and emotion and a perfect display of skill, technique, and speed to complement it. This is such a splendid piece of music put together by Yngwie J. Malmsteen, a Neo-Classical masterpiece.

2 Far Beyond the Sun

Black Star is a beautiful instrumental, I Am A Viking is beast, and Rising Force is a cool song, but Far Beyond The Sun is a masterpiece. #1 to me personally. Best solos. Such a crazy song. And one of the best instrumentals ever. Great guitarist Yngwie is.

Black Star is a beautiful song, but Far Beyond the Sun is just insane... There's nothing else like it... Yngwie J. Malmsteen is a brilliant shredder, easily one of the best in the world right now... I'd also like to see I Am a Viking higher on the list.

This is Malmsteen's Anthem. Everyone wants to cover this song. That last bit towards the end of the song (4:20+ ) where he rips a new hole in the world is just insane.

3 Rising Force

This is the song that Blackmore would have been proud of -- sensational soloing in a great tune. The whole of this album is great, but this song kicks it off in amazing style.

This song is INSANE! He can make something different from other guitarists. Just click >Listen to Sample, and you'll find what I mean.

This song has Yngwie at his Blackmore-esque best. Great tune, fantastic solo, not to forget the soaring vocals by Joe Lynn Turner. Plenty of other great tracks on the album too.

4 I Am a Viking

Best overall song. Great solos with a super awesome riff to bang your head to.

The start of the solo still blows me away 20 years later!

5 Trilogy Suite Op. 5

It's Trilogy Suite Opus 5. It's the best there is to offer. While it's mostly a live track with breaks in the song for Yngwie to absorb the glory, the solid chunks of it are the most iconic of all his instrumentals and truly describe his style.

Gorgeous marriage of power and feeling. Up there with the Rising Force instrumentals.

6 Dream On

The Aerosmith original is an all-time favorite of mine, but I honestly think this cover version is better - better vocals and guitars.

7 Icarus' Dream Suite Opus Op4

Have you ever felt multiple emotions during a song?

8 Dreaming

One of the best and most beautiful ballads in the world.

9 Queen in Love

Catchy chorus, great riffs, and the first section of the solo is one of the best melodies I have ever listened to.

10 Brothers

The Newcomers

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The Contenders
11 Molto Arpeggiosa

More interesting than most of his other instrumentals despite its disastrous production... perhaps there are more than 10 other songs that are better than this one, but I don't see them here...

12 You Don't Remember, I'll Never Forget

Come on, guys. This is obviously his best solo and has some of the most kickass vocals I have ever heard.

What an amazing song! His vocals are so great.

13 Crying

Best of the best. Acoustic and distortion awesomely mixed. Heart and soul playing together. God and Malmsteen, Malmsteen as God.

Very beautiful and melodic song... Yngwie at his best.
I think this is the best and Trilogy Suite Opus 5 would be second.

Most underrated Yngwie's instrumental ever! Yngwie at his finest.

14 Four Horsemen
15 Like an Angel

Even when I play Counter-Strike, I remember this song because I always played Counter-Strike along with listening to this song when I was a child.

16 Liar
17 Evil Eye
18 Valhalla
19 I'll See the Light, Tonight

Why did I have to add this!?!?! This is my favorite! Yngwie is a very talented man and deserves much more recognition. I'm about to go see him in concert right now, and I can't wait! God bless you, and may Yngwie soon be recognized as he deserves.

20 Fire
21 Gates of Babylon

Yes, this is a Rainbow cover (Dio and Ritchie). Also, check out the original - it's one of the top 3 Rainbow songs.

This song isn't from Yngwie Malmsteen. It's a cover he did on his album Inspiration.

22 Prelude to April
23 Leonardo
24 Blue

One of his best instrumentals to date, very musical, technical, and emotional.

Yngwie is not human while playing this. He is more like a god.

25 Arpeggios From Hell

This is such a great song. Why is it not higher?

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