Home :: Top Ten Guitar Solos

Our pal Gary over at Thumbrella has posted a list of top ten guitar solos according to a recent survey for a music site.

  1. Stairway to heaven – Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin)
  2. Eruption – Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen)
  3. Freebird – Allen Collins and Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
  4. Comfortably numb – David Gilmour (Pink Floyd)
  5. All along the watchtower – Jimi Hendrix
  6. November rain – Slash (Guns N’ Roses)
  7. One – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
  8. Hotel California – Don Felder and Joe Walsh (The Eagles)
  9. Crazy Train – Randy Rhoads (Ozzy Osbourne)
  10. Crossroads – Eric Clapton (Cream)


Interesting to see Slash‘s ‘November Rain’ solo has come out more popular than Kirk Hammett‘s solo from ‘One’. It’s a tough call there but I’d have to agree – especially with that bit in the video.

Made me think what my top ten would be. Now, although I own guitars and occasionally attempt to play them, I am by no means an expert. But these are my top 10 guitar ‘moments’.

  1. Fall To Pieces – Slash (Velvet Revolver)
  2. Neither Can I – Slash’s Snakepit
  3. ‘B’ Movie Box Car Blues – Steve Cropper and Matt ‘Guitar’ Murphy (The Blues Brothers – from ‘Briefcase Full of Blues’)
  4. One – Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
  5. Turn The Page – Kirk Hammett/James Hetfield (Metallica)
  6. The Thing That Should Not Let It Be – Krk Hammettson (Beatallica)
  7. Love of my Life – Carlos Santana
  8. While My Guitar Gently Weeps – George Harrison (The Beatles)
  9. Sweet Child O’Mine – Slash (Guns N’Roses)
  10. Paradise City – Slash (Guns N’Roses)

Of course, this time next week it could be completely different. You know how these things go. It’s the hormones, you know 😉

Whilst on the topic of Slash, I’ve been going through the articles on the Velvet Revolver fan site I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, and found a great feature from Total Guitar from 2004 in which he talks about how he comes up with solos, riffs, and how he can’t stand people hearing him practice. Read the article here.

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