20 April 2009

5 Best Guitar Solos

Do you have a favourite guitar solo? You know, the kind that makes your bones tingle, your hair stand up on end, your spine shudder, and just has you reaching for your guitar wishing you could play it?

There are a lot of guitar solos out there, and choosing a favourite is not an easy task. I've been trying to come up with a list of five favourites of mine for a little while now, but I just can't bring myself to settle on a top five that doesn't change a few minutes later.

I'd almost given up on the idea, but then I thought, why not let you have a go, maybe you can do better?

Here's an opportunity for you to contribute to the site. I'm throwing open the comments section for your personal lists of best guitar solos, so don't be shy, click the "Post a comment" link down there and let us know which solo makes you most want to play, and why.

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Brian said...

Ok my top 5 favorite, bone chillin', hair raisin' guitar solos of all time:

5. Albatross by Peter Green
4. No Quarter by Led Zep off The Song Remains The Same
3. Sleepwalk by Brian Setzer
2. I Can't Quit You Baby by Led Zep off Led Zeppelin DVD
1. Hideaway by Eric Clapton

No apologies for 2 LZ songs on there ;)

Gary Fletcher said...

Hi Brian,

Thanks for the list. I was feeling a bit lonely there for a while ;-)

Anybody else got a list?

Unknown said...

1.Jimi - Voodoo Child
2.RHCP - Strip My Mind
3.Schenker -Into the Arena Live
4.Ozzy - Revelation Live with RR
5. Metallica - Dyers Eve

JMV said...

picking 5 is really tough, though I know what #1 would be:

Ball and Biscuit - Jack White

Anonymous said...

5 solos are tough, but...

5) Dave Mustaine/Megadeth...Wake up Dead
4) Eric Clapton/Cream...Crossroads
3) Hendrix...Machine Gun (Isle of Wight)
2) SRV...Life Without You
1) Hendrix...Red House (Isle of Wight)

Honorable bass guitar solo mention...
Cliff Burton/Metallica...Anesthesia (Pulling Teeth)

Kyle Collins said...

My top five are:
1.surfing with the alien-satch
2.sweet child o mine-slash/guns n roses
3.alive-pearl jam
4. One-kirk Hammett/metallica
5.nothing but a good time-C.C. Deville/ poison

Unknown said...

Where is comfortably Numb???

1.Comfortalbly Numb (David Gilmour)
2.Stairway to Heaven (Jimmy Page)
3.Vodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix)
4.Sweet Child O' Mine (Slash)
5.One (Kirk Hammet)

There are so many more though... Not everyoe will agree.

Anonymous said...

1.Pink Floyd - comfortably numb
2.Led Zep - stairway to heaven
3.Lynyrd Skynyrd - freebird
4.Gun n' Roses - sweet child of mine
5.Deep Purple - child in time

Steve in Seattle

Anonymous said...

5.Aqualung Jethro Tull
4.Eruption Van Halen
3.Comfortable Numb Pink Floyd
2.Sultans of Swing Dire Straits
1.Princes of the Universe Queen
I know theyre not the hardest solos but i love em

Anonymous said...

1. Machine Gun-Jimi Hendrix (Band of Gypsys version)
2. Fade To Black-Metallica
3. Stairway To Heaven-Led Zeppelin
4. Comfortably Numb-Pink Floyd
5. Crossroads-Cream

Unknown said...

My top 5 are :

- Count of Tuscany, by Dream Theater
- Stairway to Heaven, by Led Zeppelin
- Shine on You Crazy Diamond, by Pink Floyd
- Lady Fantasy, by Camel
- The final part of Firth of Fifth, by Genesis

Kaje said...

NO# 1. Comfortably Numb- David Gilmour

NO# 2. Sultans of Swing- Mark Knofler

No# 3. Let there be Rock- Angus Young

NO# 4. Stairway to Heaven- Jimmy Page

NO# 5. All Along the Watchtower- Jimi Hendrix

Anonymous said...

1. Karn Evil 9 First Impression (Emerson, Lake and Palmer)
2. Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
3. All Along the Watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
4. Starship Trooper (Yes)
5. Achilles Last Stand (Led Zeppelin)

Opinion subject to change :)

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