Top 50 Guitar Solos of All Time

Top 50 Guitar Solos of All Time

Top 50  Guitar Solos of All Time  Based on Two Million Votes of Real Listeners

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50. Michael Jackson – Beat It – (Solo: Eddie Van Halen)

 
 
 

49.Roy Buchanan  –  The Messiah Will Come Again  

Strange, lonely little town, they called ‘The World’
A lovely, lovely little town
‘Till one day a stranger appeared
And their hearts rejoiced, and the sad little town was happy again
 
 
 

48. Talking Heads  – The Great Curve –  (Solo: Adrian Belew)

 
 
 

47. “Off the Handle,” Rory Gallagher

 
 
 

46. The Stooges  – Dirt  (Solo: Ron Asheton)

45. Deep Purple – Highway Star –  (Solo: Ritchie Blackmore)

 
 
 

44.  Aerosmith –  Train Kept A-Rollin – (Solo: Joe Perry)

Well, we made a stop in Albuquerque
She must have thought I was a real cool jerk
Got off the train, and put her hands up
Looking so good I couldn’t let her go
But I just couldn’t tell her so
 
 
 

43.  Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love – ( Solo: Jimmy Page)

 
 
 

42.  The Beatles  – The End 

 
 
 

41. Boston – Hitch a Ride-  (Tom Scholz)

 
 
 

40.  Television  – Marquee Moon – (Tom Verlaine)

 
 
 

39.  The Knack  – My Sharona – (Berton Averre)

 
 
 

38.  Allman Brothers Band – Blue Sky –  (Duane Allman, Dickey Betts)

 
 
 

37. The Rolling Stones  – Sympathy for the Devil –  (Keith Richards)

36.  Wes Montgomery  – “Besame Mucho” 

 
 
 

35.  Jimi Hendrix Experience  – “Purple Haze”  

Purple haze, all in my brain
Lately things they don’t seem the same
Actin’ funny, but I don’t know why
Excuse me while I kiss the sky
 
 
 

34.  Thin Lizzy  – Don’t Believe a Word – (Brian Robertson)

 
 
 

33.  Gene Vincent – Race with the Devil –  (Cliff Gallup)

 
 
 

32. Jimi Hendrix Experience  – Are You Experienced

 
 
 

31. Pink Floyd  –  Time-  (David Gilmour)

30. Cream – Crossroads-  (Eric Clapton)

I went down to the crossroads, tried to flag a ride.
Nobody seemed to know me, everybody passed me by.
 
 
 

29. Jimi Hendrix  – Machine Gun

 
 
 

28.  Allman Brothers Band  – Jessica –   (Dickey Betts)

 
 
 

27.  Led Zeppelin  – Heartbreaker – (Jimmy Page)

 
 
 

26. Prince and the Revolution  – Purple Rain-   (Prince)

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14 Comments

  1. “East West” by the Butterfield Blues band contains the most original guitar solo I have ever heard, by Mike Bloomfield.

  2. Some great ones for sure……but the 3 that” immediately” came to mind, that weren’t on the list are Zappa’s, Waternellons in Easter Hay……….Steve Vai’s, FGor the Love of God……….and of course Maggot Brain…………….If your going 50 deep, These blow away, pretty much most of the provided list……

  3. OK, so no B.B. King, Albert King, Freddie King, Otis Rush, Buddy Guy, Elmore James, Mike Bloomfield, Carlos Santana, Robbie Robertson, Jorma Kaukonen, Mick Taylor, Peter Green, T-Bone Walker, Guitar Slim, Charlie Christan, Kenny Burrell, Jerry Garcia???? Seriously lacking here.

  4. Robert Fripp – ‘Baby’s On Fire’ on Enos’ album ‘Here Come The Warm Jets’ is a lesson to all lead guitar players.

  5. I love how people complain about their favorite solo missing. It’s a top 50 list, not top 50000. You cant fit every awesome solo in one list. Deal with it.

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