Top 10 Megadeth Songs with the Greatest Guitar Solos

The very best guitar solos by any guitarist from Megadeth.
The Top Ten
1 Tornado of Souls

Absolutely Correct place of this song. It not only deserves the 1st place here only, but it's the best song in metal history. Don't be mistaked. It's the best metal song, awesome lyrics, awesome drums and the guitar solo is an Epic. Hats of to Marty Friedman. A epic but the most underrated guitarist. I love Slash and I have heard people talking about him but I never heard someone say about Marty Friedman. Infact in my school, I was the only one who new about these two guitarists. Megadeth! The name only suggests how extreme they are and this is the best song of this band and best ever in metal history.

2 Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

I love Tornado of Souls, but it's Dave Mustaine playing on it, but probably he created. However, Holy Wars solos for me are far better, this is should be number one. A masterpiece indeed.

This solo is a masterpiece. A huge piece of art. From the sweeping build up to Mustaine's shredding part it is a flawless guitar solo and definitely their best.

Oh come on, how is this not no. 1? It makes the other solos look rather lame. The build-up is so epic. Not to mention the vocals and riffs are give class to other songs!

3 Hangar 18

The second part is just jaw dropping, no one can understand it the first time, but once you understand it you'll really admire Mustaine's work.

Marty Friedman's guitaring here is just epic beyond measure.

Dave Mustaine, however, once again proves to the World that he is the greatest guitarist who has ever lived!

Has the fastest, the most and the best solos than any other Megadeth tracks!

4 Ashes in Your Mouth

This is better than tornadoes of souls in my opinion.

5 How the Story Ends

One of the best solos ever!

6 Kick the Chair

How can this not be no. 1/2? I think everyone would agree that this is one of megadeth's best solos which certainly comes next to tornado of souls.

Not their very best but this ones getting my vote as it is so awesome! Also I like pretty much any of solos off rip that was marty at his finest!

Needs to be higher. The solo in unbelieveable. Sadly it's not one of their most known songs... also I miss "Victory" and "Rattlehead" in top 10... I recommend to listen to them as well.

7 Dread and the Fugitive Mind

I very good and according solo! It's simply perfect to the song, I could hear it 1011312312 times and I would never get tired of it!

Absolutely legendary! Deserves to be in the top 15 at least. This is a hidden gem that fans conveniently forget.

The most underrated solo ever!

8 The Killing Road

Are you kidding me? # 19? This solo is absolute classic Friedman. It is pretty much impossible to listen to this and not feel amazed or like a badass. This is my most favourite Marty solo from his whole carrer with Megadeth. Better than Tornado in my opinion.

This is one of the greatest guitar solos ever, let alone among Megadeth's.

The solo that made me fall in love with Marty Friedman.

9 Burnt Ice

The second part is madness! These solos are wonderful!

10 Lucretia

Fits the rhythm perfectly, 1st solo by Marty just sets perfectly in your head, 2nd solo by Dave is one of the fastest he has written I found it hard to play.

In this album we could find the finests guitar performance made by megadeth... In every megadeth album we could find a special song dedicated to guitar lovers... I think Lucretia is the one representative in Rust in PEace

It's hard to pick between Lucretia and tornado of souls, but this solo wins the battle. I don't understand why it's so low on the list!

The Contenders
11 My Last Words

How come that one wasn't even listed? An absolute masterpiece by Dave Mustaine himself, and one of the earliest thrash shredding classics.

Great solo! That tapping at the start of the solo is genius. Definitely deserves to be in the top 10

This one struck my nerve. It's my all time favorite...

12 Good Mourning / Black Friday

In the beginning, their is only subtle bends (done by Chris) which create a beautiful melody, behind it is a clean rhythm, then, Dave lets loose. Listen and be amazed.

That intro solo is the most bone chilling emotion building lump of guitar magic I've ever heard.

Chris Poland's solo's are so underrated. Needs to be more of them on this list

13 Sudden Death

Intro solo is just amazing.
This and Tornado Of Souls are they're best.

14 Five Magics

That lick in the final solo that he keeps coming back to (and eventually ends it with) is so addictive. Great shreds and unique to fit that part in seemlessly to the rest of the solo

The little shreds that Marty does is just amazing and really melodic. I'm really surprised that this solo was not on the list

Mustaine's solo at the end, it gives me goosebumps, this is the best track from Rust in Peace, for sure.

15 Poison Was the Cure

This is my second favorite Megadeth solo (behind Tornado of Souls). In my opinion this should be at least top 5. I think the reason it's so low is because it's not one of Megadeths most popular songs and is kind of underrated. But amazing solo.

16 Symphony of Destruction

Great solo! Marty as usual combining exotic scales, bends, major-7 chords and arpeggios in a fast, but very melodic way.

A thing of beauty, as all of these top voted ones are. But this one always got me over and over.

This solo might be a bit under the one from Tornado but the song on the shole is so much better, I'd put it in number one!

17 A Tout Le Monde

Oh god, I played this song like 100 times the first day I downloaded it! Lyrics makes you think a lotta things..

18 Conquer... or Die!

Sounds great. It is really hard to play

From the beautiful acoustic intro to the electric guitar is just magical

19 In My Darkest Hour
20 Trust

Very nice. Tornado of Souls then Trust. Thts my top 2 I mean for real

21 Mechanix

Music is made by Mustain when he was in Metallica that's why two bands play it with different lyrics. By the way awesome riffs and solos.

22 Wake Up Dead - Chris Poland

This one immediately follows Dave's second solo. It's only a couple seconds long, but Poland plays the absolute best notes anyone could have played at that time! It starts off with an awesome fast run and then some godlike bends. It's easy to miss but if you listen for it it's genius.

I love this solo. Tornado of Souls is hands down the best, but Wake Up Dead is my personal favorite because it's very fun and easy to cover. Especially since I've only been playing for 6 months.

I agree with the other guy. As soon as the Arabian scale kicks in, this becomes the best solo in Megadeth's catalog!

23 Sweating Bullets
24 Peace Sells
25 Skin o' My Teeth

This solo is really funky and fun to listen to. He goes all over the place, but somehow keeps it all flowing together, as well. The technicality of it is great, too. Marty Friedman shredding at it's finest.

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