Best Songs Featuring an Electric Sitar

An electric sitar is not an actual sitar; it's a normal six string guitar designed to sound like a sitar. They were invented in the 1960s during the psychedelic rock sitar craze. As a result, they were most popular in the 60s, but some artists outside of the 60s have used them to add a unique texture. Feel free to add other examples.

The Top Ten

1 Wherever I May Roam - Metallica

As far as I know, the only metal song that uses an electric sitar (correct me if I'm wrong). Kirk Hammett used a Danelectro Coral Sitar in his collection to get a "Far East"-type sound. - Gg2000

2 Close to the Edge - Yes

The main theme of the song features an electric sitar laying out the rhythm. - Gg2000

3 Do It Again - Steely Dan

Denny Dias' guitar solo in the middle is played on an electric sitar. - Gg2000

4 Don't Come Around Here No More - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers

The arpeggios throughout the verses in the song are very distinctive and give the song its unique quality. - Gg2000

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5 Ain't Talkin bout Love - Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen overdubbed an electric sitar track onto the guitar solo, which is why the solo sounds weird. - Gg2000

6 I Know What I Like (In Your Wardrobe) - Genesis

The rhythm guitar in the verses is played on an electric sitar. - Gg2000

7 Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours - Stevie Wonder

The main hook to the song is played on an electric sitar. - Gg2000

8 Hooked on a Feeling - B.J. Thomas

Not the Blue Swede version; the original. It features a lot of prominent electric sitar playing. - Gg2000

9 Come and Get Your Love - Redbone

The main hook to the song is played on electric sitar. - Gg2000

10 Green Tambourine - The Lemon Pipers
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