Top 10 Saddest Guitar Solos

These solos sound like sad .Aren't they ?
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The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

Almost same explanation as high hopes - zxm

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

2 Where Were You - Jeff Beck

Well jeff beck is underrated and so his works - zxm

3 Beyond The Realms Of Death - Judas Priest

By far #1 Must Listen to!

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. - Metal_Treasure

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

4 Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

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

5 Midnight Blues - Gary Moore

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

6 High Hopes - Pink Floyd

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

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

7 So Far Away - Avenged Sevenfold

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

8 Black Star - Yngwie

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. - Metal_Treasure

9 Soldier Of Fortune - Deep Purple

The whole song makes you feel sad - zxm

10 Brothers in Arms - Dire Straits

Closest songs to soldier of fortune - zxm

The Contenders

11 Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen (1st solo) 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. - zxm

12 Blackbird - Alter Bridge
13 Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming - Deep Purple
14 Story of the Blues - Gary Moore
15 Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
16 Seize the Day - Avenged Sevenfold

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

17 Farewell Ballad - Zakk Wylde

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

18 Fade to Black - Metallica

How is this not #1? How?

Definitely number 1.

19 Since I've Been Loving You - Led Zeppelin

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

20 My Back Pages - The Byrds

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"

21 The Best of Times - Dream Theater

About Portnoy's father's death

22 Joey - Concrete Blonde
23 Floods - Pantera

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

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

24 While My Guitar Gently Weeps - Beatles

Clapton did the solo, though whoever approved of the addition decided that information wasn't important.

25 Rumble - Link Wray and His Ray Men
26 Misguided Ghosts - Paramore
27 Black - Pearl Jam


28 Insania - Forever Alone
29 Nowhere Man - The Beatles
30 Cryin' - Joe Satriani
31 Wake Me Up When September Ends - Green Day
32 November Rain - Guns N' Roses
33 Sideways - Santana

Beautifully combines the contrasting soft, introspective sadness of Citizen Cope's folksy love song with the crying of Santana's emotionally explosive solo.

34 For the Love of God - Steive Vai

Why is this not number one?

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Top Remixes

1. High Hopes - Pink Floyd
2. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
3. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming - Deep Purple
1. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
2. Beyond The Realms Of Death - Judas Priest
3. Where Were You - Jeff Beck


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