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 UListen to Sample
2 Layla - Derek & the Dominos UListen to Sample
3 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - The Jimi Hendrix Experience UListen to Sample
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

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

The Contenders

11 Highway Star - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
12 Misirlou - Dick Dale

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

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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

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14 Let's Dance - David Bowie

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

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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

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16 La Bamba - Ritchie Valens

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

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17 You Give Love a Bad Name - Bon Jovi UListen to Sample
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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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