Best Songs Featuring a Fender Stratocaster

The Fender Stratocaster is one of the most popular guitars in history. Unsurprisingly, this list could get out of hand really quick. After all, it would be easy to pick ten Jimi Hendrix songs or ten Stevie Ray Vaughan songs or ten Eric Clapton songs. I am gonna do my best to diversify the list and keep things interesting. The Stratocaster must be the main guitar on the record, and it doesn't matter if we're talking rhythm or lead guitar.

The Top Ten

1 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
2 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
3 Layla - Derek & the Dominos
4 Texas Flood - Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble

Life is full of tough choices to make. The items on this list only make life harder. I keep switching favourites! When it came right down to it, it was a choice between this and Voodoo Child (Slight Return), so I did what I always do in situations like this - I flipped a coin (I really did! ) Texas Flood won :). - Britgirl

5 Day of the Eagle - Robin Trower
6 Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits
7 Walk on Hot Coals - Rory Gallagher
8 Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
9 Little Wing - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
10 Peggy Sue - Buddy Holly

The Contenders

11 Highway Star - Deep Purple
12 Misirlou - Dick Dale

One of surf rock's best instrumentals was played on a left handed Strat with the strings upside down. - Gg2000

13 Apache - The Shadows

If it wasn't for Hank Marvin and this song, most British guitarists wouldn't have picked up the Stratocaster. - Gg2000

14 Let's Dance - David Bowie

Featuring two Strat players! Nile Rodgers (on rhythm) and Stevie Ray Vaughan (on lead). - Gg2000

15 Nowhere Man - The Beatles

Although John Lennon and George Harrison are more commonly associated with Gretsch and Rickenbacker guitars, the lead guitar parts for Nowhere Man were played by John and George on two identical Stratocasters, one doubling the other. - Gg2000

16 La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

Ritchie Valens is commonly known for playing a Fender Stratocaster. - Gg2000

17 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi
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Top Remixes

1. Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
2. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
3. Layla - Derek & the Dominos
1. Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd
2. Layla - Derek & the Dominos
3. Sultans of Swing - Dire Straits


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