Top 10 Songs with a Use of Whammy Bar

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Whammy Bar (also known as vibrato bar or tremolo bar) is used to create a special effect on guitar for the vibrato. These songs have great use of whammy bar. I hope you like it. And please correct if I have done any mistake.

The Top Ten

1 Eruption - Van Halen (Eddie Van Halen)
2 Limelight - Rush (Alex Lifeson)

You could hear a whammy bar lasts very long. Alex Lifeson's rhythm guitar starts then it gets cover. But it still used. - zxm

Whammy bar used in this solo. It also ends with a high pitched whammy bar use. - zxm

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3 Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani UListen to Sample
4 Cause We've Ended as Lovers - Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck is most famous guitarist for using whammy bar in his songs. - zxm

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5 I Remember You - Skid Row

Few dive bombs at the ending of the solo. - zxm

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6 Master of Puppets - Metallica (Kirk Hammett)

Kirk Hammett used whammy bar in his solo. - zxm

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7 Time - Pink Floyd (David Gilmour)

Frequent uses of whammy bar. - zxm

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8 Fly to the Rainbow - Scorpions (Uli Jon Roth)

He would've broke his whammy bar if he had done more dive bombs. One of the heaviest/most powerful dive bombs I've ever heard. - zxm

Oh yes, his guitar must have been "heavy duty", haha - Metal_Treasure

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9 Speed King - Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore)

Actually this song has huge amount of whammy bar abuses. I thought it was pick scraping. But there were whammy bar too. - zxm

I heard some high pitched effects (whammy bar) on this song. - zxm

10 Rockin' In the Free World - Neil Young

At the middle part of the solo. - zxm

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The Contenders

11 Voodoo Child (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix

It should be higher

How this isn't #1 is beyond me. - truckturner

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12 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore)

At about 2:20-2:24 - Metal_Treasure

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13 Invite It - Annihilator

A fest of whammy bar stuff, moreover the whammy sections are long. The song is pretty pleasant. - Metal_Treasure

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14 Enter Sandman - Metallica (Kirk Hammett) UListen to Sample
15 Where Were You - Jeff Beck UListen to Sample
16 Burn - Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore)

The whammy bars here aren't quite noticeable. - zxm

17 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow (Ritchie Blackmore)

If you listen closely you'll hear some whammy bars. - zxm

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18 Schizos (Are Never Alone) Parts I & II - Annihilator UListen to Sample
19 Human Insecticide - Annihilator UListen to Sample
20 Highway Star - Chickenfoot (Joe Satriani)

A Deep Purple cover where Joe Satriani added whammy bar stuff to the intro - Metal_Treasure

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21 Painkiller - Judas Priest UListen to Sample
22 Ondho Jibon - Warfaze (Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal)

He used a dive bomb before his solo. - zxm

23 Flying in a Blue Dream - Joe Satriani UListen to Sample
24 In the Evening - Led Zeppelin (Jimmy Page)
25 Hell Awaits - Slayer UListen to Sample
26 Oshamajik - Warfaze (Ibrahim Ahmed Kamal)

He used whammy bar at the intro of this song. - zxm

27 Crushing Day - Joe Satriani UListen to Sample
28 Like a Hurricane - Neil Young UListen to Sample
29 Highway Star - Deep Purple (Ritchie Blackmore)

The solo ends with a whammy bar. - zxm

30 National Anthem U.S.A. - Jimi Hendrix

Not really a song, but he did some tremendous work with his vibrato bar. - zxm

31 Imperiled Eyes - Annihilator UListen to Sample
32 Spread Your Wings - Queen

I saw Brian May holding his vibrato bar and playing the solo. - zxm

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33 Lightning Strike - Judas Priest

It's on the sample if you play it (a 2018 song) - Metal_Treasure

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34 Seasons in the Abyss - Slayer UListen to Sample
35 Stallions of the Highway - Saxon UListen to Sample
36 You Got Lucky - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

The riff Legit uses a Tremelo

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37 My Iron Lung - Radiohead UListen to Sample
38 Subterranean Homesick Alien - Radiohead UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Eruption - Van Halen (Eddie Van Halen)
2. Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani
3. Limelight - Rush (Alex Lifeson)
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