Top Ten Best Rock Instrumentals


The Top Ten

1 Eruption - Van Halen

How about Beck's Bolero?

While technically not an instrumental ('bout 90%), howz about

2 Jessica - The Allman Brothers

Glad to see this up towards the top. It's always been one of my favorite instrumental songs. - Gg2000

3 Europa - Carlos Santana
4 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
5 Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin

Overly long, barely mediocre and totally unnecessary drum solo.
Bonzo was an excellent drummer, though generally overrated.
This cut falls into the category of, "What were you thinking? "

6 YYZ - Rush
7 Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan
8 Frankenstein - Edgar Winter
9 Technical Difficulties - Racer X
10 Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen

The Contenders

11 La Villa Strangiato - Rush
12 Help Me I Am In Hell - Nine Inch Nails
13 Pipeline - The Ventures
14 Classical Gas - Mason Williams
15 Hawaii Five-O - The Ventures
16 Machine Gun - Jimi Hendrix

There is some audience cheering and Hedrix thanking the crowd at the very end of the 12-minute Band of Gypsies version, but its still an instrumental, and one that should Eddie Van Halen bow his head in honor of the greatest.

If memory serves, this is not an instrumental.

17 Rock and Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
18 Miserlou - Dick Dale & The Del - Tones

Better known as the theme to the movie Pulp Fiction.

19 Fire on High - Electric Light Orchestra
20 Sirius - The Alan Parsons Project
21 Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
22 Cause We've Ended As Lovers - Jeff Beck
23 Green Onions - Booker T & the MG's
24 Europa (Earth's Cry Heaven's Smile) - Santana
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