If you love the sound of the guitar and love listening to music, you might have your own opinions on the greatest guitar solos in the world. There are hundreds of them, after all. Take a look at these awesome guitar solos and see if you agree that they rock!
Pearl Jam – Alive
It’s been more than 20 years since the album was released containing the song ‘Alive’. The guitar solo on this track is a credit to the guitarist, Mike Mccready. You can definitely hear the influence that was had on him by Jimi Hendrix!
The Stone Roses – I Am the Resurrection
Taken from The Stone Roses first album, this track was big on the ‘Madchester’ scene. Ian Brown’s haunting vocals fade away and John Squire makes an impression along with Mani. The solo that follows is truly out of this world, and will take you straight back to the 80s. This song is an indie rock classic with one of the best solos in the world!
Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child
This fabulous blues guitar solo is something else. If you ever wanted to use the word epic sincerely in a sentence, you’d be forgiven for using it here. Some say that Mr. Hendrix is overrated, but listening to this solo proves differently. The arrangement transfixes the listener and takes them to another world!
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Although the rest of the band’s work is notable, this song stands out from the rest of them. The outro solo to this song is a highlight of not only the album ‘The Wall’, but the band themselves. Simple yet effective! Guitar tricks’ training program could help you reach a similar level, if you wanted to.
Michael Jackson – Beat It
Michael Jackson wasn’t always known for fabulous guitar solos. He certainly didn’t perform them himself. He was known for his kooky dress sense, changing skin colour, and childlike attitude. However, the song ‘beat it’ is one of the biggest selling singles of all time, and features guitar work from Eddie Van Halen himself. Pop and rock music seriously turned a corner here.
The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
When it comes to guitar masterpieces, you can’t deny that this is one of the Fab Four’s vest best work. Eric Clapton even helps out with a mesmerising hand on the fret board alongside Harrison. The acoustic guitar line is clean, yet when listened to with Clapton’s creation it sounds like nothing you’ve ever heard before. Guitar’s weren’t even close to popularity at this time, but you can bet this song gave them a boost. A guitar solo you can’t ignore!
Prince – Purple Rain
This classic ballad builds up more and more until it reaches a scene setting finale that you won’t forget in a hurry. The energy pours out of this song and the rhythm guitars help to make it a masterpiece that isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
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