Top 10 Songs with Sweep Picking

These songs have sweep picking in them. Doesn't mean the sweep picking has to be in the solos. It could be in any lick or riff.

The Top Ten

1 Serrana - Jason Becker Serrana - Jason Becker Cover Art

These are all great guitarists. Nice list. - Metal_Treasure

Jason Becker has the best sweep picking technique. He is also most famous sweep picker. And Serran is his most famous song of this category. - zxm

2 No Boundaries - Michael Angelo Batio No Boundaries - Michael Angelo Batio Cover Art

The sample has some sweep picking part. - zxm

3 Altitudes - Jason Becker Altitudes - Jason Becker Cover Art
4 Dark Matter - Rusty Cooley Dark Matter - Rusty Cooley Cover Art
5 The Glass Prison - Dream Theater (John Petrucci) The Glass Prison - Dream Theater (John Petrucci) Cover Art
6 Kissing the Shadows - Children of Bodom (Alexi Laiho)
7 Epitaph - Necrophagist (Muhammed Suiçmez) Epitaph - Necrophagist (Muhammed Suiçmez) Cover Art

Zxm - yes, guitar work in technical death metal is very good. Same for drumming. - Metal_Treasure

I didn't expect to see this song here because it's known only by die hard death metal fans but I am glad it's on the list. The solo was written and played by Christian Münzner (he later joined Obscura). - Metal_Treasure

Hmm, yes, I am not a die hard death metal fan. But I know quite a lot of these artists. Even though I don't listen their songs much often but I am interested in some of their's works. Especially guitar works. - zxm

8 Arpeggios from Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen Arpeggios from Hell - Yngwie Malmsteen Cover Art
9 Smoke and Mirrors - Symphony x (Michael Romeo)
10 Racer X - Sacrifice (Paul Gilbert)

The Contenders

11 This Godless Endeavor - Nevermore (Jeff Loomis) This Godless Endeavor - Nevermore (Jeff Loomis) Cover Art
12 Guti (The Finale) - Aurthohin (Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal, Shishir Ahmed)
13 Legend of Steel - Luca Turilli Legend of Steel - Luca Turilli Cover Art
14 Shitol Shurjo - Funeral Anthem (Arunav Shuvro, Tawsif Hyder)
15 Tornado of Souls - Megadeth (Marty Friedman)

A man who sweep picked in this song. And guess what, MARTY FRIEDMAN HATES SWEEP PICKING. He says its just bloop-bloop sound. It may not be true but I think he hates it because of jealousy. Cause Jason Becker was younger than him, came to music with help of him but sometimes considered better than him. - zxm

16 Butterfingers - Chuck Wayne Butterfingers - Chuck Wayne Cover Art
17 The World is Waiting for the Sunrise - Les Paul and Mary Ford The World is Waiting for the Sunrise - Les Paul and Mary Ford Cover Art

The song was made in 1951. Les Paul used few sweep picking licks in this song. He used sweep picking from 1:19 to 1:26 of the video version. - zxm

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