Top 10 Songs with the Most Beautiful Guitar Solos

The Top Ten
1 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Simply beautiful, not just super fast strings of notes (Eruption), repeated licks (Freebird), or empty playing. This solo is filled with such emotion, translated beautifully by one of the best guitarists, in my opinion.

Maybe the best guitar solo ever. Everything is perfect: sound, timing, and pure emotion. This one will never get old.

My absolute favorite of all time. I saw this in concert, and it just blew me away!

2 Give In to Me - Michael Jackson

Slash does an awesome job on this solo.

3 Knockin' On Heaven's Door - Guns N' Roses
4 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

Far better than all other songs on this list (Comfortably Numb being #2). The 3rd greatest next to Eruption and November Rain.

5 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
6 Don't Cry - Guns N' Roses

Sad song, especially Slash's solo. The intro is the best too. One of the best guitar solos in rock and metal. Should be in the top 3.

7 Beyond The Realms of Death - Judas Priest
8 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth

Marty is a wizard, and people don't know what the term solo means. How the hell does Nothing Else Matters rank higher than Tornado of Souls? Everyone is a poser nowadays.

Most awesome solo, if not the best metal solo of all time that has ever been created. Marty Friedman put all his talent into this one solo... Rate it high.

9 One - Metallica

The solos in the middle of the song are great!

10 Ordinary World - Duran Duran

I guess this is the most underrated guitar solo ever... It actually makes the song better each time you hear it. Many of us who know the song listen to it just for the guitar solo.

A great solo by one of the most underrated rock bands. I agree that this guitar solo is way too underrated, and I bet it gives essence to this song. Truly a great guitar solo.

A great song by a not-so-famous band. I remember this song back then, and I used to listen to it all day long.

The Contenders
11 Highway Star - Deep Purple
12 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

The first solo is like the greatest solo ever.

13 Blackbird - Alter Bridge
14 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Jimmy Page in this music plays like a real boss, and the song is insanely beautiful.

15 Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
16 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits

I love the guitar playing in this!

17 Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
18 Sleeping Sun - Nightwish
19 The Man Who Sold the World - Nirvana
20 Floods - Pantera

All the other songs at the top are just up there due to them being mainstream. Although Pantera can be considered mainstream as well, this song isn't. The solo and outro are incredibly moving. One of the most powerful solos I have ever heard.

How is this not on this list? The outro solo is one of the most beautiful, most underrated solos I've ever heard.

The one and only solo to make my tears flow as movingly as the string bends. May you rest in peace, Darrell Abbott. Forever in my heart, and memories with you will always be loved. See you again, brother! M/

21 Fade to Black - Metallica
22 Catch the Rainbow - Rainbow
23 High Hopes - Pink Floyd
24 Civil War - Guns N' Roses
25 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen

This should be much, much higher. At least in the top 5. That solo by Brian May just before the rock 'n' roll begins is something you'll never forget. And the end solo is great too.

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