Top 10 Songs with Dueling Solos

Dueling solos are played by different players back-to-back, often taking turns several times. Dueling solos sound like one solo although it's played by two or more players, even on different instruments. Solos by different players that aren't consecutive, aren't dueling. For example, if there is a verse or chorus between the solos, they aren't dueling.

Most often dueling solos are between:
1) guitar and keyboards
2) two guitars

Unusual combinations but there are dueling solos between:
1) guitar and violin
2) keyboards and bass
3) guitar and bass

The Top Ten Songs with Dueling Solos

1 Child In Time - Deep Purple

Hands down. A great duel, almost 3 minutes long.
Guitar - Ritchie Blackmore
Keyboards - Jon Lord - Metal_Treasure

2 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

The moment I saw the title of this list I knew Iron Maiden would be here - cjWriter1997

Dueling solos between 2 guitars - by Adrian Smith and Dave Murray - Metal_Treasure

3 Keeper of the Seven Keys - Helloween

Dueling solos between 2 guitars - by Kai Hansen and Michael Weikath - Metal_Treasure

4 A Light in the Black - Rainbow

This duel is 4 minutes long and is perhaps my favorite. Very intense, very fast. I think it's Ritchie Blackmore's best solo ever.

Guitar - Ritchie Blackmore

Keyboards - Tony Carey - Metal_Treasure

5 Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen

That's an extremely fast dueling perfection (1 minute long).

Guitar - Yngwie Malmsteen

Keyboards - Jens Johansson - Metal_Treasure

6 Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom

Awesome dueling solos, fast and technical as hell.
Guitar - Alexi Laiho

Keyboards - Janne Wirman - Metal_Treasure

7 Intra Venus - Ne Obliviscaris

A song of 2017 by a unique band and what they did is, of course, something unusual: a solo on 3 instruments that are pretty unusual for soloing back-to-back, with this structure: Guitar - Violin - Guitar - Violin - Bass (fretless).
Guitar - Benjamin Baret
Violin - Tim Charles
Bass - Robin Zielhorst - Metal_Treasure

8 Ram It Down - Judas Priest

Dueling solos between 2 guitars - by Glenn Tipton and K. K. Downing - Metal_Treasure

9 Strike - Primal Fear

Really awesome, fast and melodic dueling solos between 2 guitars - by Magnus Karlsson and Alex Beyrodt. One of the best metal solos of the 2010s. - Metal_Treasure

10 Smoke and Mirrors - Symphony X

These fast duels sound pretty cool.
Guitar - Michael Romeo

Keyboards - Michael Pinnella - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 The Boys are Back in Town - Thin Lizzy

One of the first bands to use duo lead guitars - Metal_Treasure

12 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

This is a lesser known Deep Purple song but I can't skip it because it has 5 solos on 4 instruments! Not all solos are consecutive though, only 2 are but the combination is totally unusual: between bass and keyboards. Great job, Deep Purple! Keep soloing! Your experimentation inspired so many rockers and metallers.
Keyboards - Jon Lord
Bass - Roger Glover - Metal_Treasure

13 Riding the Eagle - Primal Fear

Insanely fast and absolutely awesome - Metal_Treasure

14 Detroit Rock City - Kiss
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