20 Greatest Guitar Solo’s Of All Time
If music is the flame that ignites our soul, then guitar solo’s are the heart of that flame. The best solo’s have the power to take a great song to the next level, showcase the talent of the guitarist and send an audience into a frenzy. The greatest rock and metal songs in the world have always used an epic solo as a crescendo to amazing effect. Here is a list of songs that have featured some of the best guitar solo’s of all time.
Stairway To Heaven – Led Zeppelin
‘Stairway To Heaven’ is a once in a lifetime song for a band. Every facet of the song, from its open-ended lyrics, to the gentle progression leading up to the epic solo, is nearly perfect. It has been regularly voted as the ‘Greatest rock song of all time’ and is known to feature the ‘Greatest guitar solo of all time’, performed by the one and only Jimmy Page.
While My Guitar Gently Weeps – The Beatles
No band has received more love or fanfare than ‘The Beatles’ in the 60’s. They had a charming image that drove women crazy and they had the music to match the hysteria, with most of their best songs being far ahead of the time. ‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ is a perfect example of the love being showered on this band being completely justified.
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
They were undoubtedly the kings of psychedelic rock, with their music holding up phenomenally well even after half a century. ‘Comfortably Numb’ was probably one of their most structured and accessible tracks. The guitar solo towards the end of the song was absolutely spectacular, driving live crowds to the brink of musical nirvana.
Freebird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
This modern country rock band has always been known for their sweeping and uplifting music. The guitar solo portion in ‘Freebird’ has been treated like fodder for soundtrack vultures who have used this iconic segment in many popular films and television shows.