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Top 10 Greatest Guitar Solos Ever..

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Some of my favorites are :rockon:

"My Sharona" - The Knack

"Slow Ride" - Foghat

"Comfortably Numb" - Pink Floyd

"Stranglehold" - Ted Nugent

"Highway Star" - Deep Purple

"Sultans Of Swing" - Dire Straits

"Reeling In The Years" - Steely Dan

"25 or 6 to 4" - Chicago

That's all I can think of right now but I know there are more that make me say "Wow, great solo". :thumbsup:

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David Gilmour/Pink Floyd - "Time"

George Harrison/Beatles - "Something"

Eric Clapton/Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Eliot Easton/Cars - "Just What I Needed"

Dickie Betts/Allman Brothers - Fillmore East version of "Whipping Post"

Prince - "Let's Go Crazy"

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Some of my favorites are :rockon:

"My Sharona" - The Knack

Finally....somebody who agrees with me on this one!....Definitely one of the best one-hit wonders ever!

I think the solo has to fit perfectly into the song to be considered "great".....not just some speedy solo or some long, drawn-out, I'm-just-showing-off-my-talent pile o' crap, or one where the producer says (in my best British record producer voice), "Boys, I think if you just added a three-minute solo, this song could be a real smash."

Some of my favorites are:

"Hotel California" (probably the best ever)

"Stairway To Heaven" (obviously)

"Civil War"

"Train Kept A Rollin'" (Aerosmith's version, of course)

"Iron Man"

"Aqualung"

"Golden Country" (REO Speedwagon's best)

"Freebird" (of course)

"Green Grass and High Tides" (the poor man's Freebird)

"Middle Of The Road" (The Pretenders)

"Hand Of Fate"

and "Shine A Light" featuring Mick F***in' Taylor on the axe

:afro: :afro: :afro: :rockon: :rockon: :rockon: :guitar:

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Here are a few more of my favorite solos:

"Cult Of Personality" - Vernon Reid (Living Colour) :rockon:

"Johnny B. Goode" - Chuck Berry

"Beat It" - Eddie Van Halen (solo for Michael Jackson song)

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My list...

1. King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man (this solo is the stuff of nightmares)

2. Deep Purple - Child in Time

3. Rainbow - Stargazer

And the rest, in no particular order:

Jimi Hendrix - Little Wing

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird

Jimi Hendrix - Star Spangled Banner

Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven (really overrated solo, but a classic to listen to anyway)

Yes - Starship Trooper

High Rise - Sadame

The Velvet Underground - Sister Ray

I'd also love to see someone make a guitar version of Beethoven's 7th symphony, there's a bit that'd sound great as a guitar solo.

p.s. No Offence to EVH but i don't consider Eruption to be a solo, IMO it looks more like an exercise for advanced technique rather than anything else.

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Just saw a video with Jeff Beck playing "Mustang Sally" with Buddy Guy....Great Guitar.... :guitar:

Two of my all time favorite artists!!! :bow:

How 'bout...

Voodoo Child (slight return) ~ jimi

Surfing With The Alien ~ Satriani

Ramblin Man ~ Dickie Betts ( Allman Bros.)

Heartbreaker ~ Jimmy Page

Highway 61 Revisited ~ Johnny Winter

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David Gilmour-Comfortably Numb

George Harrison-Something

Jimi Hendrix-Machine Gun

I know those were already posted, but they are amazing solos...

Also,

Keith Richards-Sympathy for the Devil

Alex Lifeson-Working Man

Neil Young-Like A Hurricane

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Agree that Jimmie Page is an outstanding guitarist. Here're some great solos by a other artists:

Loud Green Song ~ Patto (Ollie Halsell)

Forgotten Roads ~ If

When the Music's Over ~ Doors

Rattlesnake Shake ~ Fleetwood Mac

Screamin´ ~ Paul Butterfield Blues Band

Lost Angeles ~ Colloseum

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