Top 10 Songs with the Saddest Guitar Solos

The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd Cover Art

This song is about ebing alone and being drugged. The solo has a desperate and lonley feel to it. High Hopes on the other hand to me is very happy

Almost same explanation as high hopes

2 Beyond The Realms Of Death - Judas Priest Beyond The Realms Of Death - Judas Priest Cover Art

The 1st solo (Glenn Tipton) - especially the last several notes of this solo break my heart and twist my soul. The song is about suicide.

This solo is soulful... The best...

By far #1 Must Listen to!

3 Where Were You - Jeff Beck Where Were You - Jeff Beck Cover Art

Well jeff beck is underrated and so his works

4 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton Cover Art

One of the saddest songs,and so is it's solo

5 Midnight Blues - Gary Moore Midnight Blues - Gary Moore Cover Art

It's a blues song,and usually blues songs are sad

6 High Hopes - Pink Floyd High Hopes - Pink Floyd Cover Art

The backing riff might sound joyful but the solo is very very sad

Whenever I listen this solo I feel like I am in a lonely place

7 Black Star - Yngwie Black Star - Yngwie Cover Art

This is an instrumental but it has 2 distinct solos that are very sad. The entire piece is very sad and I feel the existential loneliness all the time.

8 Soldier Of Fortune - Deep Purple Soldier Of Fortune - Deep Purple Cover Art

The whole song makes you feel sad

9 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

Well some might not agree with me about this song.but I though this solo needs more attention.it feels like sad.well not like comfortably numb or high hopes but pretty sad to me

10 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits Cover Art

Closest songs to soldier of fortune

The Contenders

11 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (1st solo)

The second solo may not be sad as first one that's why I wrote 1st solo with the song.

12 Blackbird - Alter Bridge Blackbird - Alter Bridge Cover Art
13 Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming - Deep Purple Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming - Deep Purple Cover Art
14 Story of the Blues - Gary Moore Story of the Blues - Gary Moore Cover Art
15 The Best of Times - Dream Theater The Best of Times - Dream Theater Cover Art

About Portnoy's father's death

16 Fade to Black - Metallica Fade to Black - Metallica Cover Art

Definitely number 1.

How is this not #1? How?

I mostly cry and headbang at the sametime when the final solo comes and especially when james sings the final chorus

17 Maggot Brain - Funkadelic Maggot Brain - Funkadelic Cover Art
18 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold Cover Art

Who wouldn't want a ghost playing that solo on your coffin as you descend into your eternal slumber.

19 Farewell Ballad - Zakk Wylde

Ever heard a guitar weep? Cry out all the pain of a lost band member?

This is the most emotional instrumental solo I've ever heard!

20 November Rain - Guns N' Roses November Rain - Guns N' Roses Cover Art

Whole song is quite sad really.

21 Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin Cover Art

It's not sad as other songs in the list.that's why I added it in last

22 Floods - Pantera

Ah, no. The solo was creepy and boring. The outro was saddening. Which wasn't a solo.

I like this one, it's deep and played with skill. RIP Dimebag Darrell

23 My Back Pages - The Byrds My Back Pages - The Byrds Cover Art

Absolutely an awesome solo by McGuinn and his 12-string, proving that solos don't have to be about speed and shredding. More than sad; its plaintive, sweet, and nostalgic. A classic for the ages.

"I was so much older then,
I'm younger than that now"

24 Joey - Concrete Blonde Joey - Concrete Blonde Cover Art
25 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day Cover Art
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