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. Beautifully crafted

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

David Gilmour is a true legend.

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

Comfortably numb from pulse or live in gdansk? Take your pick!

2 Time (The Dark Side of the Moon)

Comfortably Numb is Best, but Time is the 2nd Best...

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

3 Dogs (Animals)

Dogs! It's long and has time to build and its 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. #1 in my book for David, and in my overall Top 10 of all time.

Crazy bends all the way!

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)

Especially in the Live at Pompeii version.

7 High Hopes (The Division Bell)

Comfortably Numb is the best solo, but this follows in extremely close. I had to vote for this one though because it being at #12 is unacceptable.

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

This is his best. Sorry comfortably numb fans.

So tasteful, something worth listening to.

8 Pigs (Three Different Ones) (Animals)

Wonderful emotion, especially in the live versions.

This should be 1

9 Young Lust (The Wall)
10 Another Brick in the Wall Pt. 2 (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. Such a shame that very few people, other than "true" Floyd fans, are even aware of this songs existence.

Live version rocks!

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 down 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)
17 Marooned (The Division Bell)
18 On the Turning Away (A Momentary Lapse of Reason)

Yes very underrated solo

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 down along with it. It is so beautiful that every time I wanna spread my hands, close my eyes, raise my head and bathe in the music.

22 Louder Than Words (The Endless River)
23 Poles Apart (The Division Bell)
24 A Great Day for Freedom (Pulse)

Classic 2 solos don't forget that song on the division bell album and he plays it every where

25 The Fletcher Memorial Home (The Final Cut)
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