Top 10 Songs with the Best David Gilmour Guitar Solos

The Top Ten
1 Comfortably Numb (The Wall)

As soon as the last verse ends and the first few notes of the solo start, I surrender myself to the emotional journey that this solo takes you on. It leaves you wanting to listen to it over and over again. Every note has its own place and is beautifully crafted.

In Gilmour's world, every journey starts with a single note.

David Gilmour is a true legend.

Time is definitely number 2. Comfortably Numb is the best guitar solo ever, and it always will be.

2 Time (The Dark Side of the Moon)

It is the first guitar solo that I learned. Simple, not fast, but full of emotion and power.

Comfortably Numb is the best, but Time is the second best...

Finally... My vote moved this to the 2nd spot from being the 3rd. Bravo!

3 Dogs (Animals)

Dogs! It's long and has time to build, and it's incredible. Apparently, Roger accidentally deleted the recording with the best solo on it, so we aren't even listening to his best!

My favorite part is between the first and second verse. Number 1 in my book for David, and in my overall top 10 of all time.

4 Shine on You Crazy Diamond (Wish You Were Here)
5 Money (The Dark Side of the Moon)

Very underrated solo. It fits perfectly in with the jazzy tone of the song.

6 Echoes (Meddle)

Best Floyd song... top 10 jam sessions of all time between minutes 7-10... early Floyd beginning to venture into electronica.

Especially in the Live at Pompeii version.

7 High Hopes (The Division Bell)

Comfortably Numb is the best solo, but this follows extremely closely. I had to vote for this one though because its being at number 12 is unacceptable.

The outro is the best guitar solo in history. 7th?! Are you kidding?

This is his best. Sorry, Comfortably Numb fans.

8 Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Animals)

Wonderful emotion, especially in the live versions.

9 Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 (The Wall)
10 Young Lust (The Wall)
The Contenders
11 Hey You (The Wall)
12 Fat Old Sun (Atom Heart Mother)

Simply the best solo from the most soulful, emotional guitarist to ever walk this earth. This is an amazing piece of work that fills your heart and soul with joy. It is such a shame that very few people, other than "true" Floyd fans, are even aware of this song's existence.

David Gilmour's greatest guitar solo! Beautiful, pastoral, poetic, soaring, spiritual, stunning!

The live version of this song is unbelievable.

13 Murder (About Face)
14 The Thin Ice (The Wall)
15 Mother (The Wall)

The version on the album is good in and of itself, but they had to shorten it to make room for more songs (they did that with a lot of songs on the album). If you look up the full version (Live 1980) on YouTube, you can see how brilliant the solo is.

16 Have a Cigar (Wish You Were Here)

One of the best, most soulful guitar solos.

I'm shocked at how far down this is.

17 Marooned (The Division Bell)

No words can describe this song, honestly.

18 On the Turning Away (A Momentary Lapse of Reason)
19 Raise My Rent (David Gilmour)
20 Coming Back to Life (The Division Bell)
21 On an Island (On an Island)

When David Gilmour hits the first note of the final solo of the song, everything just seems to melt along with it. It is so beautiful that every time I want to spread my hands, close my eyes, raise my head, and bathe in the music.

22 Louder Than Words (The Endless River)

This really is one of his best solos. It's a great way for Floyd to go out. This needs to be in the top ten. Still, it's not better than Comfortably Numb.

23 Poles Apart (The Division Bell)
24 A Great Day for Freedom (Pulse)

Classic two solos. Don't forget that song on The Division Bell album, and he plays it everywhere.

25 The Fletcher Memorial Home (The Final Cut)
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