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Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:26 am

I just put together a list of my favorite guitar songs (songs that I enjoy that have at least one tasty guitar lead). Because of my bias and age, I have very few songs from recent decades and would greatly appreciate suggestions of songs that aren't on the list already that I should listen to and discussions of why any of the newer songs that ended up in BU and NR sections need to be bumped up.

Notes:

1) The fourth column in the 2018 AM rank
2) I am well aware that there are too many Todd, Satriani and Boston songs in the list for most others.

Thanks!

1. Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven 1971 21
2. Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower 1968 69
3. Bruce Springsteen Born to Run 1975 13
4. Derek and the Dominos Layla 1970 66
5. The Rolling Stones Start Me Up 1981 794
6. Steely Dan Reelin' In the Years 1972 903
7. Utopia The Ikon 1974 NR
8. Rolling Stones Satisfaction 1965 5
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd Freebird 1973 275
10. Steely Dan Don't Take Me Alive 1976 NR
11. Eric Clapton Let It Rain 1972 8642
12. The Who Pinball Wizard 1969 711
13. Isley Brothers That Lady 1975 1671
14. Eagles Hotel California 1976 65
15. Utopia Caravan 1980 NR
16. Chicago Questions 67 and 68 1969 NR
17. The Who Won't Get Fooled Again 1971 133
18. Allman Brothers Blue Sky 1972 BU
19. Dire Straits Sultans of Swing 1978 344
20. Steely Dan Kid Charlemagne 1976 BU
21. Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1975 39
22. Yes I've Seen All Good People 1971 1718
23. The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil 1968 14
24. Michael Jackson Beat It 1982 271
25. Todd Rundgren Couldn't I Just Tell You 1972 BU
26. The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 1964 372
27. The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1968 172
28. Blind Faith Presence of the Lord 1969 7653
29. Neil Young Southern Man 1970 1551
30. Steely Dan The Boston Rag 1973 7441
31. BB King The Thrill Is Gone 1969 576
32. Deep Purple Smoke On the Water 1972 171
33. Van Halen Jump 1984 382
34. Soundgarden Black Hole Sun 1994 435
35. Todd Rundgren Parole 1971 NR
36. Allman Brothers Jessica 1976 2102
37. Santana Smooth 1999 1429
38. Allman Brothers Ramblin' Man 1973 976
39. Boston More Than A Feeling 1976 324
40. Steely Dan My Old School 1973 6744
41. Lynyrd Skynyrd That Smell 1977 2496
42. Pink Floyd Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) 1975 551
43. Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama 1974 285
44. Aerosmith Dream On 1973 501
45. Todd Rundgren Intro/Mister Triscuits 1975 NR
46. Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town 1976 218
47. Red Hot Chili Peppers Otherside 1999 3538
48. Blue Oyster Cult Don't Fear the Reaper 1976 162
49. Rolling Stones Brown Sugar 1971 138
50. Steely Dan Chain Lightning 1975 NR

51. Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter 1969 33
52. Kansas Carry On Wayward Son 1976 3097
53. U2 Where the Streets Have No Name 1987 491
54. Cream Sunshine of Your Love 1968 177
55. Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary 1969 109
56. Beatles Come Together 1969 317
57. The Who I Can See For Miles 1967 278
58. Jefferson Airplane Somebody To Love 1967 319
59. Grateful Dead Truckin' 1970 2861
60. Queen We Will Rock You 1977 647
61. Utopia The Road to Utopia 1980 NR
62. Yes Starship Trooper 1971 BU
63. Jimi Hendrix Little Wing 1967 473
64. Santana Europa 1976 BU
65. Yes Roundabout 1971 1854
66. Steely Dan Time Out of Mind 1980 NR
67. Aerosmith Walk This Way 1975 441
68. Joe Satriani The Crush of Love 1988 NR
69. Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love 1969 48
70. The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash 1968 56
71. Led Zeppelin Black Dog 1971 757
72. Todd Rundgren Number 1 Lowest Common Denominator 1974 NR
73. Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild 1968 253
74. Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze 1967 32
75. Boston Hitch A Ride 1976 NR
76. U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday (live) 1983 169
77. Yes Heart of the Sunrise 1971 6120
78. Steely Dan Bodhisattva 1973 BU
79. Todd Rundgren Heavy Metal Kids 1974 NR
80. Santana Evil Ways 1969 4193
81. Journey Wheel In the Sky 1978 6950
82. Doobie Brothers China Grove 1973 BU
83. Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb 1979 411
84. Steely Dan Josie 1977 NR
85. Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall - Part 2 1979 407
86. Utopia Utopia Theme 1974 NR
87. Jethro Tull Aqualung 1971 773
88. The Kinks You Really Got Me 1964 28
89. Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady 1966 1509
90. Chicago 25 or 6 to 4 1970 5884
91. Todd Rundgren Black and White 1976 NR
92. The Doors Light My Fire 1967 45
93. Lynyrd Skynyrd I Never Dreamed 1977 NR
94. Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 1958 6
95. Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe 1966 231
96. Todd Rundgren Is It My Name? 1973 NR
97. Allman Brothers Whipping Post 1971 876
98. Bill Haley Rock Around the Clock 1955 81
99. Jimi Hendrix Manic Depression 1967 1239
100. Sam and Dave Soul Man 1967 699

101. Todd Rundgren Bleeding 1971 NR
102. Foo Fighters Monkey Wrench 1997 2216
103. Pink Floyd Money 1973 614
104. Yes Long Distance Runaround 1971 BU
105. Jimi Hendrix Freedom 1971 NR
106. Todd Rundgren Mountaintop 2008 NR
107. Lynyrd Skynyrd What's Your Name 1977 8801
108. Heart Magic Man 1976 6858
109. Guns n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine 1987 76
110. Guess Who American Woman 1970 1171
111. Todd Rundgren Gun 2008 NR
112. Jimi Hendrix Fire 1967 1010
113. Led Zeppelin Kashmir 1975 100
114. Dire Straits Money For Nothing 1985 3032
115. The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women 1969 127
116. Derek and the Dominos Bell Bottom Blues 1970 BU
117. AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long 1980 507
118. Boston Peace of Mind 1976 BU
119. The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go 1982 405
120. Free All Right Now 1970 541
121. Jimi Hendrix The Wind Cries Mary 1967 892
122. Pearl Jam Alive 1991 449
123. Santana Everything is Coming Our Way 1971 NR
124. Utopia Overture: Mountain Top and Sunrise/Communion With the Sun 1977 NR
125. Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll 1971 618
126. Jimi Hendrix Bold As Love 1967 NR
127. Santana Oye Coma Va 1970 1504
128. Santana Samba Pa Ti 1970 3516
129. Todd Rundgren Little Red Lights 1972 NR
130. Jimi Hendrix Red House 1967 6151
131. Jeff Beck Cause We've Ended As Lovers 1975 NR
132. Todd Rundgren The Seven Rays 1975 NR
133. Mountain Nantucket Sleigh Ride 1971 9591
134. Pink Floyd Time 1973 2079
135. Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge 1991 299
136. Dire Straits Down to the Waterline 1978 BU
137. The Who My Generation 1965 10
138. Neil Young Cowgirl In the Sand 1969 1080
139. Utopia Singring and the Glass Guitar 1977 NR
140. The Police Message In a Bottle 1979 543
141. The Smiths How Soon Is Now 1984 71
142. Aerosmith Mama Kin 1973 4592
143. Van Halen Beautiful Girls 1979 NR
144. Heart Crazy On You 1976 3120
145. Santana Everybody's Everything 1970 NR
146. Beatles Day Tripper 1965 1113
147. Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker 1969 1160
148. Jimi Hendrix Castles Made of Sand 1967 5474
149. Dire Straits Tunnel of Love 1980 4188
150. Todd Rundgren Everybody's Going To Heaven/King Kong Reggae 1974 NR

151. The Beatles I Want You 1969 1336
152. Boston Don't Look Back 1978 BU
153. Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend 1970 2003
154. Pink Floyd Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) 1975 551
155. Neil Young Cinnamon Girl 1969 1027
156. Edgar Winter Frankenstein 1972 3165
157. The Beatles Revolution 1973 428
158. The Beatles I Feel Fine 1964 1796
159. Janis Joplin Piece of My Heart 1968 542
160. The Beatles And Your Bird Can Sing 1966 1910
161. Journey Any Way You Want It 1980 6060
162. Lynyrd Skynyrd I Know a Little 1977 NR
163. Cream Badge 1969 1538
164. Led Zeppelin The Lemon Song 1969 BU
165. Boston A Man I'll Never Be 1978 NR
166. Led Zeppelin No Quarter 1973 2052
167. Jeff Beck Freeway Jam 1975 BU
168. Eric Clapton Cocaine 1977 3117
169. Ten Years After I'd Love To Change the World 1971 9082
170. AC/DC Back in Black 1980 258
171. Metallica Enter Sandman 1991 262
172. Prince Let's Go Crazy 1984 1303
173. Boston Feelin' Satisfied 1978 NR
174. Cream White Room 1968 793
175. Joe Satriani Revelation 2008 NR
176. Boston Let Me Take You Home Tonight 1976 NR
177. Van Halen Eruption 1978 7462
178. Queen Killer Queen 1974 885
179. Van Halen Panama 1984 2888
180. Ten Years After I'm Going Home 1968 6405
181. Boston Don't Be Afraid 1978 NR
182. Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused 1969 284
183. Boston It's Easy 1978 NR
184. Jimi Hendrix Angel 1971 NR
185. Derek and the Dominos Why Does Love Have to Be So Sad 1970 NR
186. Lynyrd Skynyrd One More Time 1977 NR
187. Alice Cooper School's Out For Summer 1972 250
188. Guns n' Roses Paradise City 1987 677
189. Led Zeppelin Dancing Days 1973 6898
190. Focus Hocus Pocus 1971 3775
191. Guns n' Roses Welcome to the Jungle 1987 523
192. Boston Something About You 1976 NR
193. Santana Black Magic Woman 1970 1017
194. Van Halen (Oh) Pretty Woman 1982 NR
195. Byrds Eight Miles High 1966 101
196. Joe Satriani Searching 2004 NR
197. Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven 1956 333
198. Boston Foreplay/Long Time 1976 9906
199. The Faces Stay With Me 1971 922
200. David Bowie Ziggy Stardust 1972 193

201. The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There 1963 777
202. Joe Satriani If I Could Fly 2004 NR
203. Return to Forever Captain Senor Mouse 1973 NR
204. The Who The Rock 1973 NR
205. Lynyrd Skynyrd Saturday Night Special 1975 4969
206. Al Di Meola Mediterranean Sundance 1977 NR
207. Joe Satriani Always With Me, Always With You 1987 NR
208. Boston Rock N Roll Band 1976 NR
209. Joe Satriani Summer Song 1992 NR
210. Joe Satriani Andalusia 2008 NR
211. Boston Smokin 1976 NR
212. Aerosmith Sweet Emotion 1975 950
213. Rush Tom Sawyer 1981 1590
214. The Monkees Valleri 1968 BU
215. Gary Moore The End of the World 1982 NR
216. The Style Council Blue Café 1984 NR
217. Joe Satriani The Forgotten 1989 NR
218. The War On Drugs Pain 2017 6021
219. Pat Martino I Remember Clifford 1977 NR
220. Joe Satriani Come On Baby 2008 NR
221. Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner 1969 1889
222. Pink Floyd Have a Cigar 1975 9854
223. Steve Vai For the Love of God 2000 NR
224. Joe Satriani Crystal Planet 1998 NR
225. Blue Oyster Cult Cities On Flame with Rock and Roll 1972 NR
226. UFO Rock Bottom (Live version) 1979 NR
227. The Beatles The End 1969 816
228. Rush Working Man 1974 NR
229. Joe Satriani Out of the Sunrise 2008 NR
230. The War On Drugs An Ocean Between the Waves 2014 3199
231. Guns n' Roses Out Ta Get Me 1987 NR
232. Joe Satriani Asik Veysel 2008 NR
233. Led Zeppelin The Ocean 1973 3523
234. Van Halen Runnin' With the Devil 1978 986
235. Eric Clapton Blues Power 1970 9565
236. Funkadelic Maggot Brain 1971 1346
237. The Rolling Stones Time Waits For No One 1974 6979
238. Lou Reed Sweet Jane (live) 1974 3921
239. Dire Straits Private Investigations 1982 4753
240. Metallica Orion 1986 7334
241. Cream Crossroads 1968 1772
241. Pat Metheny Bright Size Life 1976 NR
243. Dire Straits Lady Writer 1979 BU
244. Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit 1991 2
245. Mountain Mississippi Queen 1970 2806
246. Van Halen When It's Love 1988 BU
247. Creedence Clearwater Revival Born on the Bayou 1969 2516
248. Derek and the Dominos Anyday 1970 NR
249. Aerosmith Last Child 1976 8508
250. Heart Barracuda 1977 2029
251. Stevie Ray Vaughan Little Wing 1991 BU

252. Van Halen Dancing In the Street 1982 NR
253. ZZ Top La Grange 1973 546
254. Led Zeppelin Since I've Been Loving You 1970 2343
255. Led Zeppelin Communication Breakdown 1969 2201
256. Peter Frampton Do You Feel Like We Do? 1976 4452
257. Prince Little Red Corvette 1982 181
258. Van Halen Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love 1978 2449
259. Stevie Ray Vaughan Riviera Paradise 1989 NR
260. ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man 1983 2676
261. Rush Freewill 1980 BU
262. Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues 1958 91
263. Yngwie Malmsteen Black Star 1984 NR
264. Metallica Master of Puppets 1986 674
265. Wishbone Ash Blowin' Free 1972 NR
266. Jeff Beck Beck's Bolero 1968 9232
267. Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Chile 1968 326
268. Wishbone Ash Time Was 1972 NR
269. Metallica Breadfan 1998 NR
270. Todd Rundgren Boogies (Hamburger Hell) 1976 NR
271. Earl Klugh Las Manos De Fuego 1976 NR
272. Metallica Mercyful Fate 1998 NR
273. Rush YYZ 1981 BU
274. Gary Moore Still Got the Blues 1990 NR
275. George Benson Affirmation 1976 NR
276. Joe Satriani Surfing With the Alien 1987 2019
277. Steve Vai Tender Surrender 2000 NR
278. George Benson Billie's Bounce 1968 NR
279. Wes Montgomery Four On Six 1960 BU
280. Jeff Beck Sophie 1976 NR
281. George Benson The World Is A Ghetto 1977 NR
282. Metallica Am I Evil? 1984 BU
283. Allman Brothers Statesboro Blues 1970 5168
284. George Benson Something 1970 NR
285. Eric Clapton Third Degree 1994 NR
286. Metallica Stone Cold Crazy 1998 NR
287. CTI All-Stars (George Benson) Leaving West 1972 NR
288. Rush Limelight 1981 9142
289. Led Zeppelin Moby Dick 1969 BU
290. Lonnie Smith (George Benson) Expressions 1995 NR
291. Eric Clapton Someday After A While 1994 NR
292. Metallica The Unforgiven 1991 4072
293. Freddie Hubbard (George Benson) Mr. Clean 1970 NR
294. Rush The Spirit of Radio 1980 2293
295. Joe Satriani Cryin' 1992 NR
296. Freddie Hubbard (George Benson) Povo 1972 NR
297. The Stone Roses I Am the Resurrection 1989 1021
298. Bad Company Shooting Star 1975 BU
299. Velvet Revolver Let It Roll 2007 NR
300. Guns n' Roses Think About You 1987 NR

301. Rolling Stones Can't You Hear Me Knocking 1971 1382
302. Led Zeppelin Achilles Last Stand 1976 2517
303. Stevie Ray Vaughan Pride and Joy 1983 2283
304. Dixie Dregs Take It Off the Top 1978 NR
305. Steve Vai Christmas Time is Here 2000 NR
306. BB King How Blue Can You Get 1964 NR
307. Dire Straits Single Handed Sailor 1979 NR
308. Joe Bonamassa Blue and Evil 2010 NR
309. Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop 1976 62
310. The White Stripes Seven Nation Army 2003 36
311. Joe Satriani Flying in a Blue Dream 1989 NR
312. Queen Keep Yourself Alive 1973 5825
313. Elvis Presley That's All Right 1960 102
314. Eric Johnson Cliffs of Dover 1990 NR
315. U2 I Will Follow 1980 1091
316. John Mayall Hideaway 1966 NR
317. Dick Dale Miserlou 1962 1884
318. Paco de Lucia Almoraima 1976 NR
319. Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign 1967 2332
320. Joe Satriani Engines of Creation 2000 NR
321. Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood 1983 6242
322. Joe Satriani A Cool New Way 2006 NR
323. Stevie Ray Vaughan Tightrope 1989 NR
324. Bruce Springsteen Adam Raised a Cain 1978 6745
325. Cream Those Were the Days 1968 NR
326. Marc Ribot Esclavo Triste 1998 NR
327. Smashing Pumpkins Bullet with Butterfly Wings 1995 974
328. Joe Satriani Made of Tears 2006 NR
329. Rick Derringer Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo 1973 NR
330. Larry Carlton Fingerprints 2000 NR
331. Funkadelic Cosmic Slop 1973 8432
332. Joe Satriani The Extremist 1992 NR
333. Judas Priest Beyond the Realms of Death 1978 NR
334. Tom Petty American Girl 1976 733
335. Neil Young Like A Hurricane 1977 796
336. A Flock of Seagulls I Ran 1982 3967
337. Marc Ribot Postizo 1998 NR
338. Jimi Hendrix Crosstown Traffic 1967 826
339. The Doors Love Me Two Times 1967 6311
340. Paco de Lucia Plaza Alta 1976 NR
341. Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut 1983 4226
342. Blind Faith Had to Cry Today 1969 NR
343. Sublime What I Got 1996 2563
344. Van Halen Dreams 1986 8042
345. Joe Satriani Light Years Away 2010 NR
346. John Fahey Some Summer Day 1063 NR
347. Orianthi Highly Strung 2009 NR
348. John Mayer Gravity 2004 NR
349. Stevie Ray Vaughan Couldn't Stand the Weather 1984 BU
350. Phish You Enjoy Myself 1986 NR

351. Larry Carlton Gracias 2000 NR
352. The Doors Roadhouse Blues 1970 3257
353. My Morning Jacket Run Thru 2003 NR
354. Thin Lizzy Black Rose (Roisin Dubh) 1979 NR
355. Joe Satriani Musterion 2008 NR
356. Manic Street Preachers You Love Us 1991 4725
357. Muse Stockholm Syndrome 2003 9697
358. Aerosmith Back In the Saddle 1977 7037
359. Cream Politician 1968 BU
360. Oasis Live Forever 1994 131
361. Neil Young Hey Hey My My 1991 570
362. Radiohead Paranoid Android 1997 58
363. Wishbone Ash Phoenix 1970 NR
364. Judas Priest Metal Meltdown 1990 NR
365. Django Reinhardt Nuages 1946 1419
366. Stevie Ray Vaughan Scuttle Buttin 1984 NR
367. Utopia Mystified 1985 NR
368. Y&T Rescue Me 1981 NR
369. Aerosmith Make It 1973 NR
370. Fleetwood Mac Albatross 1968 1613
371. Al Di Meola Race with the Devil On a Spanish Highway 1977 NR
372. Jimi Hendrix Machine Gun 1970 5193
373. Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin The Life Divine 1973 NR
374. Deep Purple Highway Star 1972 1474
375. Dixie Dregs Cruise Missile 1982 NR
376. Leni Stern Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp 1997 NR
377. Allman Brothers Dreams 1969 NR
378. Ram Jam Black Betty 1977 1990
379. Cream Tales of Brave Ulysses 1967 6232
380. The Rolling Stones Shine A Light 1972 2498
381. Robin Trower Too Rolling Stoned 1974 NR
382. Neil Young Rockin' in the Free World 1991 571
383. Van Halen Hot For Teacher 1984 4583
384. Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way 1973 5500
385. Nels Cline Ringing Hand 2001 NR
386. Django Reinhardt Minor Swing 1937 3880
387. Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970 116
388. Neil Young Love and Only Love 1990 NR
389. Pink Floyd Interstellar Overdrive 1967 1388
390. Megadeth Tornado of Souls 1990 NR
391. Television Marquee Moon 1977 140
392. Sex Pistols Holidays In the Sun 1977 1161
393. Buddy Guy Stone Crazy 1961 NR
394. The Ventures Walk - Don't Run 1960 896
395. Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train 1980 1903
396. Link Wray Rumble 1958 314
397. Sonic Youth Teen Age Riot 1988 281
398. Pearl Jam Even Flow 1991 3684
399. King Crimson Red 1974 BU
400. Joan Jett I Love Rock N Roll 1981 443

401. Megadeth Hangar 18 1990 BU
402. Deep Purple Child In Time 1970 2273
403. Grateful Dead Eyes of the World 1973 NR
404. Phish Waves 2002 NR
405. Queens of the Stone Age No One Knows 2002 302
406. Smashing Pumpkins Soma 1993 NR
407. Muse Knights of Cydonia 2006 1937
408. Johnny Winter Mean Town Blues 1970 NR
409. Black Sabbath Iron Man 1971 628
410. Mahavishnu Orchestra Meeting of the Spirits 1971 BU
411. Dick Dale Peter Gunn 1996 NR
412. Joe Satriani Midnight 1987 NR
413. AC/DC Hells Bells 1980 1263
414. Asia Midnight Sun 1983 NR
415. King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man 1969 1521
416. Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name 1982 1781
417. Smashing Pumpkins Cherub Rock 1993 2792
418. Grateful Dead Shakedown Street 1978 NR
419. Megadeth A Tout Le Monde 2007 NR
420. Johnny Winter Jumpin' Jack Flash (live) 1974 NR
421. Alice In Chains Man In the Box 1990 4273
422. My Bloody Valentine Only Shallow 1991 719
423. The Mars Volta Drunkship of Lanterns 2003 NR
424. Creedence Clearwater Revival I Heard It Through the Grapevine 1970 7932
425. Judas Priest Ram It Down 1988 NR
426 Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way 1993 1788
427. Miles Davis (George Benson) Side Car II 1969 NR
428. Alice In Chains Nutshell 1993 NR
429. Guns n' Roses November Rain 1991 837
430. Miles Davis (George Benson) Paraphernalia 1968 NR
431. Soundgarden Spoonman 1994 1906
432. Stevie Ray Vaughan Cold Shot 1984 NR
433. CTI All-Stars (George Benson) Red Clay 1972 NR
434. Ted Nugent Stranglehold 1975 2693
435. Guns n' Roses Dead Horse 1991 NR
436. Lonnie Smith (George Benson) Play It Back 1995 NR
437. Smashing Pumpkins Geek USA 1993 NR
438. Soundgarden Outshined 1991 8214
439. Lonnie Smith (George Benson) I Can't Stand It 1995 NR
440. Aerosmith Draw the Line 1977 BU
441. Scorpions Blackout 1982 NR
442. George Benson Ready Now That You Are 1990 NR
443. Guns n' Roses Anything Goes 1987 NR
444. Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever 1977 3778
445. CTI All-Stars (George Benson) Fire and Rain 1972 NR
446. Black Sabbath War Pigs/Luke's Wall 1970 748
447. Guns n' Roses Nighttrain 1987 BU
448. John McLaughlin Extrapolation 1969 2268
449. George Harrison Thanks for the Pepperoni 1970 NR
450. Van Halen You Really Got Me 1978 BU
451. Tool Vicarious 2006 BU

BU Led Zeppelin White Summer/Black Mountain NR
BU Mastadon The Czar: 1. Usurper 2. Esc 2009 NR
BU Mick Jagger Memo From Turner 1970 4081
BU Pixies Debaser 1989 198
BU Quicksilver Messanger Service Mona NR
BU Radiohead My Iron Lung 1994 4088
BU Rush La Villa Strangiato NR
BU Santana Jingo NR
BU Sonic Youth Silver Rocket 1988 6063
BU Stooges 1969 1969 1624
BU Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1970 1208
BU Dire Straits Telegraph Road 1982 5234
BU Grateful Dead Dark Star 1968 807
BU Judas Priest Breaking the Law 1980 3051
BU Led Zeppelin Bring It On Home NR
BU Living Colour Cult of Personality 1988 2524
BU The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Look Over Yonders Wall NR

NR AC/DC Thunderstruck 1990 3850
NR Blue Cheer Summertime Blues 1968 2412
NR The Strokes Take It Or Leave It NR
NR The Yardbirds Over Under Sideways Down 1966 5346
NR Weezer Say It Ain't So 1994 812
NR Black Sabbath Electric Funeral NR
NR Franks Zappa Willie the Pimp 1969 5082
NR Husker Du New Day Rising 1985 8623
NR Rage Against the Machine Killing In the Name 1992 228
NR Rage Against the Machine Bulls On Parade 1996 1824
NR Sleater-Kinney Dig Me Out 1997 2851

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by prosecutorgodot » Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:48 am

Nice list. I'll just name one of my tops: "Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)"
waiting patiently to be able to say "the kids are coming up from behind"

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:18 pm

prosecutorgodot wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:48 am
Nice list. I'll just name one of my tops: "Rhiannon (Will You Ever Win)"
Thanks for the suggestion.

I will add it to the list shortly.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Brad » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:54 pm

Here's two of my recent faves - I'm not sure about ratings & stuff but I know I dig the guitars:
Arbouretum - Let It All In
Ty Segall - And, Goodnight

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:24 pm

Brad wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:54 pm
Here's two of my recent faves - I'm not sure about ratings & stuff but I know I dig the guitars:
Arbouretum - Let It All In
Ty Segall - And, Goodnight
Thanks for expanding my palette. Both songs will make my list when it is revised.

The Ty Segall song works better for me, but both are quite good.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by mileswide » Thu Jun 04, 2020 11:18 am

No Rundgren on Bat out of Hell?

I remember you saying you liked Paul Weller, so I'll throw in his version of I Walk on Guilded Splinters, which is more straight-ahead rock than Dr. John's original.

Based on your extensive list, I'll proffer the following too (without knowing if you've already heard them or not):

The White Stripes - A Boy's Best Friend
Muse - Assassin
Clutch - Electric Worry
Interpol - Take You on a Cruise
The Verve - A New Decade
Parquet Courts - Almost Had to Start a Fight/In and Out of Patience
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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Rob » Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:53 pm

A few other personal favorites as suggestions just from the top of my head, one per artist:

Thee Oh Sees - Toe Cutter/ Thumb Buster
Funkadelic - Hit It and Quit It
The Sonics - Have Love Will Travel (or doesn't this have enough of a solo?/ I like the guitar tone of this one a lot, at least)
The Shadows - Apache
Ty Segal - She
Arctic Monkeys - Do I Wanna Know (same question as The Sonics)
Tinariwen - Sastanàqqàm

And what's your stance on guitar jazz or American primitivism?

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by DaveC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:36 pm

Another chance to roll out my favourite guitar solo of all time:
That passage from about 4:30 - 6:30 gets me every time.

"He has the sweetest tone I've ever heard; he was the only one who gave me the cold sweats." - B.B. King on Peter Green

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by DaveC » Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:54 pm

Another oldie: Wishbone Ash: Throw down the Sword.

You picked two tracks from Argus, but this one just takes off with the dual guitar solos from 3:40.

Also 'Burn' deserves a place amongst those Deep Purple picks.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by prosecutorgodot » Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:30 pm

DaveC wrote:
Thu Jun 04, 2020 8:36 pm
That passage from about 4:30 - 6:30 gets me every time.
That's a great one. The guitar tone is really nice.
waiting patiently to be able to say "the kids are coming up from behind"

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Fri Jun 05, 2020 2:54 am

Thanks for the many wonderful suggestions. I'm getting through them a little bit slowly so far, but do want more.

I enjoyed The White Stripes song, but did not find it to be particularly suitable for the guitar theme yet.

The Wishbone Ash, Muse, Deep Purple and Fleetwood Mac tracks will likely make the revised list.

I do not yet enjoy the Parquet Courts song enough to include it on the list.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by andyd1010 » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:27 am

I think Knights of Cydonia is the classic from that album, although Assassin is an impressive guitar track too.

Wilson Pickett's cover of Hey Jude, featuring Duane Allman, always gets me.

Free Bird and Green Grass and High Tides are a couple obvious choices (maybe obvious enough that you omitted them deliberately?)

I could easily name a dozen fantastic solos by Brian Haner Jr. (Synyster Gates), but his and his band's style don't seem to appeal to this forum too much.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:42 am

andyd1010 wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:27 am
I think Knights of Cydonia is the classic from that album, although Assassin is an impressive guitar track too.

Wilson Pickett's cover of Hey Jude, featuring Duane Allman, always gets me.

Free Bird and Green Grass and High Tides are a couple obvious choices (maybe obvious enough that you omitted them deliberately?)

I could easily name a dozen fantastic solos by Brian Haner Jr. (Synyster Gates), but his and his band's style don't seem to appeal to this forum too much.
Freebird is number 9 on the list. Perhaps it needs a space :-)

Green Grass and High Tides was an oversight and will be in the updated list.

The Wilson Pickett cover is also set to be included.

I'll see what I can find regarding Brian Haner.

Thanks!

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Listyguy » Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:06 pm

A few that come to mind immediately:

Nick Drake - Three Hours
Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart
Sandy Bull - Blend
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Really any Nick Drake song is a great guitar song, but "Three Hours" is where I think his playing is at it's best.

John McLaughlin's work with Miles Davis as well.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:39 pm

Listyguy wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:06 pm
A few that come to mind immediately:

Nick Drake - Three Hours
Michael Kiwanuka - Cold Little Heart
Sandy Bull - Blend
Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right

Really any Nick Drake song is a great guitar song, but "Three Hours" is where I think his playing is at it's best.

John McLaughlin's work with Miles Davis as well.
John McLaughin, Cold Little Heart and Blend are expected to be on the updated list.

Three Hours is expected to be in the bubbling under section of the list.

I enjoy the mellow guitar picking in the Dylan song as it works very well with his vocals, but it's not enough for me to put it on my guitar list.
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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Listyguy » Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:28 pm

Henry wrote:
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:39 pm
If possible, please be specific about a track from Miles Davis. Please note that I usually prefer more clearly defined melodic intervals over uninterrupted improvisation.
The eponymous "John McLaughlin" is my pick, then.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Jackson » Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:34 pm

A pick from every year of the 2010s:

2019: Aldous Harding - The Barrel
2018: Hatchie - Sure
2017: Sufjan Stevens - Mystery of Love
2016: Car Seat Headrest - Vincent
2015: Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile
2014: Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me
2013: Queens of the Stone Age - I Appear Missing
2012: Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
2011: Fucked Up - Queens of Hearts
2010: Liars - Scissor

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Nassim » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:31 pm

My favorite guitarist (and one of my favorite songwriters) is Doug Martsch from Built to Spill so I have to recommend a few songs.
"Velvet Waltz" probably have my favorite solo ever
"Broken Chairs" would be a close second
In a more classic "cool riff" and "nice melody" approach, I'd also recommend Carry the Zero.

The older songs that is the closest to how Doug Martsch plays is also a favorite of mine, Cortez the Killer by Neil Young.

There are a few other of my favorite guitar songs that given our respective tastes, I do not think you will like much. But anyways, here it goes :
Pavement - Fillmore Jive
Modest Mouse - Doin' the Cockroach, Dramamine, Trailer Trash
At the Drive-In - Quarantined
Refused - New Noise
Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are in Heaven

On the fence :
Elliott Smith - Christian Brothers
Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonnaise
Car Seat Headrest - Unforgiving Girl
The Thermals - A Pillar of Salt
Sparklehorse - Cow
Gang of Four - Damaged Goods

Songs I think you could like :
Black Sabbath - Supernaut (coolest riff ever)
Queens of the Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu, In The Fade
Tapes n Tapes - Insistor
Foo Fighters - Hey Johnny Park, All My Life
Sleater-Kinney - Rollercoaster

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:18 pm

Jackson wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 4:34 pm
A pick from every year of the 2010s:

2019: Aldous Harding - The Barrel
2018: Hatchie - Sure
2017: Sufjan Stevens - Mystery of Love
2016: Car Seat Headrest - Vincent
2015: Wolf Alice - Moaning Lisa Smile
2014: Cloud Nothings - I'm Not Part of Me
2013: Queens of the Stone Age - I Appear Missing
2012: Tame Impala - Apocalypse Dreams
2011: Fucked Up - Queens of Hearts
2010: Liars - Scissor
Thanks Jackson, I completed my first listen for these wonderful recommendations from the past ten years - which are greatly appreciated. My initial comments are provided below.

"Moaning Lisa Smile" works very well for me and has some interesting guitar work so it will make the updated list. Please provide me additional Wolf Alice song recommendations for listening pleasure or guitar work.

I Appear Missing and VIncent are also expected to be on the updated list.

I'm Not Part of Me is expected to be in the bubbling under portion of the updated list.

Mystery of Love is my favorite among your recommendations. Sufjan's vocals continue to amaze me. On the other hand, I haven't yet heard any guitar in the song that would encourage me to put it in this list. Perhaps the guitar is too subtle for me to appreciate in a first listen.

The Barrel has some nice guitar and the vocals and composition also work for me. But, I don't see it fitting into my guitar list.

I also enjoyed Sure but haven't yet heard guitar in the song that motivates me to place it on the list.

I enjoyed the spacey guitar in Apocalypse Dreams but didn't hear a hook or riff that motivated me to put in on the list.

Scissor is a decent song, but not expected to make the revised list.

The vocals in Queen of Hearts are not appealing to me.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Sat Jun 06, 2020 10:36 pm

Nassim wrote:
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:31 pm
My favorite guitarist (and one of my favorite songwriters) is Doug Martsch from Built to Spill so I have to recommend a few songs.
"Velvet Waltz" probably have my favorite solo ever
"Broken Chairs" would be a close second
In a more classic "cool riff" and "nice melody" approach, I'd also recommend Carry the Zero.

The older songs that is the closest to how Doug Martsch plays is also a favorite of mine, Cortez the Killer by Neil Young.

There are a few other of my favorite guitar songs that given our respective tastes, I do not think you will like much. But anyways, here it goes :
Pavement - Fillmore Jive
Modest Mouse - Doin' the Cockroach, Dramamine, Trailer Trash
At the Drive-In - Quarantined
Refused - New Noise
Yo La Tengo - More Stars Than There Are in Heaven

On the fence :
Elliott Smith - Christian Brothers
Smashing Pumpkins - Mayonnaise
Car Seat Headrest - Unforgiving Girl
The Thermals - A Pillar of Salt
Sparklehorse - Cow
Gang of Four - Damaged Goods

Songs I think you could like :
Black Sabbath - Supernaut (coolest riff ever)
Queens of the Stone Age - Make It Wit Chu, In The Fade
Tapes n Tapes - Insistor
Foo Fighters - Hey Johnny Park, All My Life
Sleater-Kinney - Rollercoaster
Thanks for some very good recommendations.

I plan to add the following to the updated list: Velvet Waltz, Broken Chairs, Carry the Zero, Quarantined, More Stars Than There Are In Heaven, Mayonaise, Supernaut, Hey Johnny Park, All My Life, Rollercoaster, Insistor, In the Fade and Make it Wit Chu.

Unforgiving Girl will likely be in the bubbling under section of the list.

I do not expect to add Fillmore Jive to the list.

I still need to listen to the other recommended songs.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:15 am

I updated the list as described above. Thanks to all that made such wonderful suggestions.

1. Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven 1971 21
2. Jimi Hendrix All Along the Watchtower 1968 69
3. Bruce Springsteen Born to Run 1975 13
4. Derek and the Dominos Layla 1970 66
5. The Rolling Stones Start Me Up 1981 794
6. Steely Dan Reelin' In the Years 1972 903
7. Utopia The Ikon 1974 NR
8. Rolling Stones Satisfaction 1965 5
9. Lynyrd Skynyrd Freebird 1973 275
10. Steely Dan Don't Take Me Alive 1976 NR
11. Eric Clapton Let It Rain 1972 8642
12. The Who Pinball Wizard 1969 711
13. Isley Brothers That Lady 1975 1671
14. Eagles Hotel California 1976 65
15. Utopia Caravan 1980 NR
16. Chicago Questions 67 and 68 1969 NR
17. The Who Won't Get Fooled Again 1971 133
18. Allman Brothers Blue Sky 1972 BU
19. Dire Straits Sultans of Swing 1978 344
20. Steely Dan Kid Charlemagne 1976 BU
21. Queen Bohemian Rhapsody 1975 39
22. Yes I've Seen All Good People 1971 1718
23. The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil 1968 14
24. Michael Jackson Beat It 1982 271
25. Todd Rundgren Couldn't I Just Tell You 1972 BU
26. The Beatles A Hard Day's Night 1964 372
27. The Beatles While My Guitar Gently Weeps 1968 172
28. Blind Faith Presence of the Lord 1969 7653
29. Neil Young Southern Man 1970 1551
30. Steely Dan The Boston Rag 1973 7441
31. BB King The Thrill Is Gone 1969 576
32. Deep Purple Smoke On the Water 1972 171
33. Van Halen Jump 1984 382
34. Soundgarden Black Hole Sun 1994 435
35. Todd Rundgren Parole 1971 NR
36. Allman Brothers Jessica 1973 2102
37. Santana Smooth 1999 1429
38. Allman Brothers Ramblin' Man 1973 976
39. Boston More Than A Feeling 1976 324
40. Steely Dan My Old School 1973 6744
41. Lynyrd Skynyrd That Smell 1977 2496
42. Pink Floyd Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V) 1975 551
43. Lynyrd Skynyrd Sweet Home Alabama 1974 285
44. Aerosmith Dream On 1973 501
45. Todd Rundgren Intro/Mister Triscuits 1975 NR
46. Thin Lizzy The Boys Are Back In Town 1976 218
47. Red Hot Chili Peppers Otherside 1999 3538
48. Blue Oyster Cult Don't Fear the Reaper 1976 162
49. Rolling Stones Brown Sugar 1971 138
50. Steely Dan Chain Lightning 1975 NR

51. Rolling Stones Gimme Shelter 1969 33
52. Kansas Carry On Wayward Son 1976 3097
53. U2 Where the Streets Have No Name 1987 491
54. Cream Sunshine of Your Love 1968 177
55. Creedence Clearwater Revival Proud Mary 1969 109
56. Beatles Come Together 1969 317
57. The Who I Can See For Miles 1967 278
58. Jefferson Airplane Somebody To Love 1967 319
59. Grateful Dead Truckin' 1970 2861
60. Queen We Will Rock You 1977 647
61. Utopia The Road to Utopia 1980 NR
62. Yes Starship Trooper 1971 BU
63. Jimi Hendrix Little Wing 1967 473
64. Santana Europa 1976 BU
65. Yes Roundabout 1971 1854
66. Steely Dan Time Out of Mind 1980 NR
67. Aerosmith Walk This Way 1975 441
68. Joe Satriani The Crush of Love 1988 NR
69. Led Zeppelin Whole Lotta Love 1969 48
70. The Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash 1968 56
71. Led Zeppelin Black Dog 1971 757
72. Todd Rundgren Number 1 Lowest Common Denominator 1974 NR
73. Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild 1968 253
74. Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze 1967 32
75. Boston Hitch A Ride 1976 NR
76. U2 Sunday Bloody Sunday (live) 1983 169
77. Yes Heart of the Sunrise 1971 6120
78. Steely Dan Bodhisattva 1973 BU
79. Todd Rundgren Heavy Metal Kids 1974 NR
80. Fleetwood Mac Rhiannon 1975 1189
81. Santana Evil Ways 1969 4193
82. Journey Wheel In the Sky 1978 6950
83. Doobie Brothers China Grove 1973 BU
84. Pink Floyd Comfortably Numb 1979 411
85. Steely Dan Josie 1977 NR
86. Pink Floyd Another Brick In The Wall - Part 2 1979 407
87. Utopia Utopia Theme 1974 NR
88. Jethro Tull Aqualung 1971 773
89. The Kinks You Really Got Me 1964 28
90. Jimi Hendrix Foxy Lady 1966 1509
91. Chicago 25 or 6 to 4 1970 5884
92. Todd Rundgren Black and White 1976 NR
93. The Doors Light My Fire 1967 45
94. Lynyrd Skynyrd I Never Dreamed 1977 NR
95. Chuck Berry Johnny B. Goode 1958 6
96. Jimi Hendrix Hey Joe 1966 231
97. Todd Rundgren Is It My Name? 1973 NR
98. Allman Brothers Whipping Post 1971 876
99. Bill Haley Rock Around the Clock 1955 81
100. Jimi Hendrix Manic Depression 1967 1239

101. Sam and Dave Soul Man 1967 699
102. Todd Rundgren Bleeding 1971 NR
103. Foo Fighters Monkey Wrench 1997 2216
104. Pink Floyd Money 1973 614
105. Yes Long Distance Runaround 1971 BU
106. Jimi Hendrix Freedom 1971 NR
107. Todd Rundgren Mountaintop 2008 NR
108. Lynyrd Skynyrd What's Your Name 1977 8801
109. Heart Magic Man 1976 6858
110. Guns n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine 1987 76
111. Guess Who American Woman 1970 1171
112. Todd Rundgren Gun 2008 NR
113. Jimi Hendrix Fire 1967 1010
114. Led Zeppelin Kashmir 1975 100
115. Dire Straits Money For Nothing 1985 3032
116. The Rolling Stones Honky Tonk Women 1969 127
117. Derek and the Dominos Bell Bottom Blues 1970 BU
118. AC/DC You Shook Me All Night Long 1980 507
119. Boston Peace of Mind 1976 BU
120. The Clash Should I Stay Or Should I Go 1982 405
121. Free All Right Now 1970 541
122. Jimi Hendrix The Wind Cries Mary 1967 892
123. Pearl Jam Alive 1991 449
124. Santana Everything is Coming Our Way 1971 NR
125. Utopia Overture: Mountain Top and Sunrise/Communion With the Sun 1977 NR
126. Led Zeppelin Rock and Roll 1971 618
127. Jimi Hendrix Bold As Love 1967 NR
128. Santana Oye Coma Va 1970 1504
129. Santana Samba Pa Ti 1970 3516
130. Todd Rundgren Little Red Lights 1972 NR
131. Jimi Hendrix Red House 1967 6151
132. Jeff Beck Cause We've Ended As Lovers 1975 NR
133. Todd Rundgren The Seven Rays 1975 NR
134. Mountain Nantucket Sleigh Ride 1971 9591
135. Pink Floyd Time 1973 2079
136. Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge 1991 299
137. Dire Straits Down to the Waterline 1978 BU
138. The Who My Generation 1965 10
139. Neil Young Cowgirl In the Sand 1969 1080
140. Utopia Singring and the Glass Guitar 1977 NR
141. The Police Message In a Bottle 1979 543
142. The Smiths How Soon Is Now 1984 71
143. Aerosmith Mama Kin 1973 4592
144. Van Halen Beautiful Girls 1979 NR
145. Heart Crazy On You 1976 3120
146. Santana Everybody's Everything 1970 NR
147. Beatles Day Tripper 1965 1113
148. Led Zeppelin Heartbreaker 1969 1160
149. Jimi Hendrix Castles Made of Sand 1967 5474
150. Dire Straits Tunnel of Love 1980 4188

151. Todd Rundgren Everybody's Going To Heaven/King Kong Reggae 1974 NR
152. The Beatles I Want You 1969 1336
153. Boston Don't Look Back 1978 BU
154. Creedence Clearwater Revival Up Around the Bend 1970 2003
155. Pink Floyd Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX) 1975 551
156. Neil Young Cinnamon Girl 1969 1027
157. Edgar Winter Frankenstein 1972 3165
158. The Beatles Revolution 1973 428
159. The Beatles I Feel Fine 1964 1796
160. Janis Joplin Piece of My Heart 1968 542
161. The Beatles And Your Bird Can Sing 1966 1910
162. Journey Any Way You Want It 1980 6060
163. Lynyrd Skynyrd I Know a Little 1977 NR
164. Cream Badge 1969 1538
165. Led Zeppelin The Lemon Song 1969 BU
166. Boston A Man I'll Never Be 1978 NR
167. Led Zeppelin No Quarter 1973 2052
168. Jeff Beck Freeway Jam 1975 BU
169. Eric Clapton Cocaine 1977 3117
170. Ten Years After I'd Love To Change the World 1971 9082
171. AC/DC Back in Black 1980 258
172. Metallica Enter Sandman 1991 262
173. Prince Let's Go Crazy 1984 1303
174. Boston Feelin' Satisfied 1978 NR
175. Cream White Room 1968 793
176. Joe Satriani Revelation 2008 NR
177. Boston Let Me Take You Home Tonight 1976 NR
178. Van Halen Eruption 1978 7462
179. Queen Killer Queen 1974 885
180. Van Halen Panama 1984 2888
181. Ten Years After I'm Going Home 1968 6405
182. Boston Don't Be Afraid 1978 NR
183. Led Zeppelin Dazed and Confused 1969 284
184. Jimi Hendrix Angel 1971 NR
185. Derek and the Dominos Why Does Love Have to Be So Sad 1970 NR
186. Lynyrd Skynyrd One More Time 1977 NR
187. Alice Cooper School's Out For Summer 1972 250
188. Guns n' Roses Paradise City 1987 677
189. Led Zeppelin Dancing Days 1973 6898
190. Focus Hocus Pocus 1971 3775
191. Guns n' Roses Welcome to the Jungle 1987 523
192. Boston Something About You 1976 NR
193. Santana Black Magic Woman 1970 1017
194. Van Halen (Oh) Pretty Woman 1982 NR
195. Byrds Eight Miles High 1966 101
196. Joe Satriani Searching 2004 NR
197. Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven 1956 333
198. Boston Foreplay/Long Time 1976 9906
199. The Faces Stay With Me 1971 922
200. David Bowie Ziggy Stardust 1972 193

201. Golden Earring Radar Love 1973 NR
201. The Beatles I Saw Her Standing There 1963 777
223. Joe Satriani If I Could Fly 2004 NR
203. Return to Forever Captain Senor Mouse 1973 NR
204. The Who The Rock 1973 NR
205. Lynyrd Skynyrd Saturday Night Special 1975 4969
206. Al Di Meola Mediterranean Sundance 1977 NR
207. Joe Satriani Always With Me, Always With You 1987 NR
208. Boston Rock N Roll Band 1976 NR
209. Joe Satriani Summer Song 1992 NR
210. Yes The Fish (Schindleria Praematurus) 1971 NR
211. Joe Satriani Andalusia 2008 NR
213. Aerosmith Sweet Emotion 1975 950
214. Rush Tom Sawyer 1981 1590
215. The Monkees Valleri 1968 BU
216. Gary Moore The End of the World 1982 NR
217. The Style Council Blue Café 1984 NR
218. Joe Satriani The Forgotten 1989 NR
219. The War On Drugs Pain 2017 6021
220. Pat Martino I Remember Clifford 1977 NR
221. Joe Satriani Come On Baby 2008 NR
222. Jimi Hendrix Star Spangled Banner 1969 1889
223. Pink Floyd Have a Cigar 1975 9854
224. Steve Vai For the Love of God 2000 NR
225. Joe Satriani Crystal Planet 1998 NR
226. Blue Oyster Cult Cities On Flame with Rock and Roll 1972 NR
227. UFO Rock Bottom (Live version) 1979 NR
228. The Beatles The End 1969 816
229. Rush Working Man 1974 NR
230. Joe Satriani Out of the Sunrise 2008 NR
231. The War On Drugs An Ocean Between the Waves 2014 3199
232. Guns n' Roses Out Ta Get Me 1987 NR
233. Joe Satriani Asik Veysel 2008 NR
234. Led Zeppelin The Ocean 1973 3523
235. Van Halen Runnin' With the Devil 1978 986
236. Eric Clapton Blues Power 1970 9565
237. Funkadelic Maggot Brain 1971 1346
238. The Rolling Stones Time Waits For No One 1974 6979
239. Lou Reed Sweet Jane (live) 1974 3921
240. Dire Straits Private Investigations 1982 4753
241. Cream Crossroads 1968 1772
242. Metallica Orion 1986 7334
243. Pat Metheny Bright Size Life 1976 NR
244. Dire Straits Lady Writer 1979 BU
245. Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit 1991 2
246. Mountain Mississippi Queen 1970 2806
247. Van Halen When It's Love 1988 BU
248. Creedence Clearwater Revival Born on the Bayou 1969 2516
249. Derek and the Dominos Anyday 1970 NR
250. Aerosmith Last Child 1976 8508

251. Heart Barracuda 1977 2029
252. Stevie Ray Vaughan Little Wing 1991 BU
253. Van Halen Dancing In the Street 1982 NR
254. ZZ Top La Grange 1973 546
255. Led Zeppelin Since I've Been Loving You 1970 2343
256. Led Zeppelin Communication Breakdown 1969 2201
257. Peter Frampton Do You Feel Like We Do? 1976 4452
258. Prince Little Red Corvette 1982 181
259. Van Halen Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love 1978 2449
260. Stevie Ray Vaughan Riviera Paradise 1989 NR
261. ZZ Top Sharp Dressed Man 1983 2676
262. The Pretenders Mystery Achievement 1980 NR
263. Eddie Cochran Summertime Blues 1958 91
264. Yngwie Malmsteen Black Star 1984 NR
265. Rush Freewill 1980 BU
266. Metallica Master of Puppets 1986 674
267. Wishbone Ash Blowin' Free 1972 NR
268. Jeff Beck Beck's Bolero 1968 9232
269. Jimi Hendrix Voodoo Chile 1968 326
270. Wishbone Ash Time Was 1972 NR
271. Metallica Breadfan 1998 NR
272. Todd Rundgren Boogies (Hamburger Hell) 1976 NR
273. The Outlaws Green Grass and High Tides 1975 5249
274. Earl Klugh Las Manos De Fuego 1976 NR
275. Metallica Mercyful Fate 1998 NR
276. Rush YYZ 1981 BU
277. Gary Moore Still Got the Blues 1990 NR
278. George Benson Affirmation 1976 NR
279. Joe Satriani Surfing With the Alien 1987 2019
280. Steve Vai Tender Surrender 2000 NR
281. George Benson Billie's Bounce 1968 NR
282. Wes Montgomery Four On Six 1960 BU
283. Jeff Beck Sophie 1976 NR
284. George Benson The World Is A Ghetto 1977 NR
285. Metallica Am I Evil? 1984 BU
286. Allman Brothers Statesboro Blues 1970 5168
287. George Benson Something 1970 NR
288. Eric Clapton Third Degree 1994 NR
289. Metallica Stone Cold Crazy 1998 NR
290. CTI All-Stars (George Benson) Leaving West 1972 NR
291. Rush Limelight 1981 9142
292. Led Zeppelin Moby Dick 1969 BU
293. Lonnie Smith (George Benson) Expressions 1995 NR
294. Eric Clapton Someday After A While 1994 NR
295. Metallica The Unforgiven 1991 4072
296. Freddie Hubbard (George Benson) Mr. Clean 1970 NR
297. Rush The Spirit of Radio 1980 2293
298. Joe Satriani Cryin' 1992 NR
299. Freddie Hubbard (George Benson) Povo 1972 NR
300. The Stone Roses I Am the Resurrection 1989 1021

301. Bad Company Shooting Star 1975 BU
302. Velvet Revolver Let It Roll 2007 NR
303. Guns n' Roses Think About You 1987 NR
304. Rolling Stones Can't You Hear Me Knocking 1971 1382
305. Led Zeppelin Achilles Last Stand 1976 2517
306. Stevie Ray Vaughan Pride and Joy 1983 2283
307. Dixie Dregs Take It Off the Top 1978 NR
308. Steve Vai Christmas Time is Here 2000 NR
309. BB King How Blue Can You Get 1964 NR
310. Dire Straits Single Handed Sailor 1979 NR
311. Joe Bonamassa Blue and Evil 2010 NR
312. Ramones Blitzkrieg Bop 1976 62
313. The White Stripes Seven Nation Army 2003 36
314. Joe Satriani Flying in a Blue Dream 1989 NR
315. Queen Keep Yourself Alive 1973 5825
316. Elvis Presley That's All Right 1960 102
317. Eric Johnson Cliffs of Dover 1990 NR
318. U2 I Will Follow 1980 1091
319. James Gang Funk #49 1971 5537
320. John Mayall Hideaway 1966 NR
321. Dick Dale Miserlou 1962 1884
322. Paco de Lucia Almoraima 1976 NR
323. Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign 1967 2332
324. Built to Spill Broken Chairs 1999 NR
325. Joe Satriani Engines of Creation 2000 NR
326. Stevie Ray Vaughan Texas Flood 1983 6242
327. Built to Spill Carry the Zero 1999 NR
328. Joe Satriani A Cool New Way 2006 NR
329. Stevie Ray Vaughan Tightrope 1989 NR
330. Bruce Springsteen Adam Raised a Cain 1978 6745
331. Cream Those Were the Days 1968 NR
332. Marc Ribot Esclavo Triste 1998 NR
333. Smashing Pumpkins Bullet with Butterfly Wings 1995 974
334. Mile Davis John McLaughlin 1969 NR
335. Joe Satriani Made of Tears 2006 NR
336. Rick Derringer Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo 1973 NR
337. Larry Carlton Fingerprints 2000 NR
338. Funkadelic Cosmic Slop 1973 8432
339. Joe Satriani The Extremist 1992 NR
340. Judas Priest Beyond the Realms of Death 1978 NR
341. Neil Young Cortez the Killer 1975 433
342. Tom Petty American Girl 1976 733
343. Neil Young Like A Hurricane 1977 796
344. A Flock of Seagulls I Ran 1982 3967
345. Marc Ribot Postizo 1998 NR
346. Jimi Hendrix Crosstown Traffic 1967 826
347. The Doors Love Me Two Times 1967 6311
348. Paco de Lucia Plaza Alta 1976 NR
349. Stray Cats Stray Cat Strut 1983 4226
350. Blind Faith Had to Cry Today 1969 NR

351. Sublime What I Got 1996 2563
352. Van Halen Dreams 1986 8042
353. Joe Satriani Light Years Away 2010 NR
354. John Fahey Some Summer Day 1063 NR
355. Orianthi Highly Strung 2009 NR
356. John Mayer Gravity 2004 NR
357. Stevie Ray Vaughan Couldn't Stand the Weather 1984 BU
358. Phish You Enjoy Myself 1986 NR
359. Larry Carlton Gracias 2000 NR
360. Ty Segall And, Goodnight 2018 NR
361. The Doors Roadhouse Blues 1970 3257
362. My Morning Jacket Run Thru 2003 NR
363. Thin Lizzy Black Rose (Roisin Dubh) 1979 NR
364. Joe Satriani Musterion 2008 NR
365. Manic Street Preachers You Love Us 1991 4725
366. Muse Stockholm Syndrome 2003 9697
367. Aerosmith Back In the Saddle 1977 7037
368. Cream Politician 1968 BU
369. Oasis Live Forever 1994 131
370. Neil Young Hey Hey My My 1991 570
371. Radiohead Paranoid Android 1997 58
372. Wishbone Ash Phoenix 1970 NR
373. Judas Priest Metal Meltdown 1990 NR
374. Django Reinhardt Nuages 1946 1419
375. Stevie Ray Vaughan Scuttle Buttin 1984 NR
376. Utopia Mystified 1985 NR
377. Y&T Rescue Me 1981 NR
378. Aerosmith Make It 1973 NR
379. Foo Fighters Hey Johnny Park 1997 NR
380. Fleetwood Mac Albatross 1968 1613
381. Al Di Meola Race with the Devil On a Spanish Highway 1977 NR
382. Smashing Pumpkins Mayonaise 1993 3371
383. Jimi Hendrix Machine Gun 1970 5193
384. Carlos Santana and Mahavishnu John McLaughlin The Life Divine 1973 NR
385. Foo Fighters Hey, Johnny Park 1997 NR
386. Deep Purple Highway Star 1972 1474
387. Queens of the Stone Age Make It Wit Chu 2007 8044
388. Dixie Dregs Cruise Missile 1982 NR
389. Leni Stern Upstairs By a Chinese Lamp 1997 NR
390. The Good Rats Klash-Ka-Bob 1974 NR
391. Wolf Alice Moaning Lisa Smile 2016 NR
392. Yo La Tengo More Stars Than There Are In Heaven 2009 NR
393. Allman Brothers Dreams 1969 NR
394. Ram Jam Black Betty 1977 1990
395. Cream Tales of Brave Ulysses 1967 6232
396. The Rolling Stones Shine A Light 1972 2498
397. Robin Trower Too Rolling Stoned 1974 NR
398. Neil Young Rockin' in the Free World 1991 571
399. Van Halen Hot For Teacher 1984 4583
400. Joe Walsh Rocky Mountain Way 1973 5500

401. Nels Cline Ringing Hand 2001 NR
402. Django Reinhardt Minor Swing 1937 3880
403. Black Sabbath Paranoid 1970 116
404. Foo Fighters All My Life 2002 2084
405. Neil Young Love and Only Love 1990 NR
406. Pink Floyd Interstellar Overdrive 1967 1388
407. Megadeth Tornado of Souls 1990 NR
408. Television Marquee Moon 1977 140
409. Sex Pistols Holidays In the Sun 1977 1161
410. Buddy Guy Stone Crazy 1961 NR
411. The Ventures Walk - Don't Run 1960 896
412. Ozzy Osbourne Crazy Train 1980 1903
413. Link Wray Rumble 1958 314
414. Sonic Youth Teen Age Riot 1988 281
415. Pearl Jam Even Flow 1991 3684
416. King Crimson Red 1974 BU
417. Joan Jett I Love Rock N Roll 1981 443
418. Megadeth Hangar 18 1990 BU
419. Deep Purple Child In Time 1970 2273
420. Grateful Dead Eyes of the World 1973 NR
421. Phish Waves 2002 NR
422. Queens of the Stone Age No One Knows 2002 302
423. Smashing Pumpkins Soma 1993 NR
424. Muse Knights of Cydonia 2006 1937
425. Johnny Winter Mean Town Blues 1970 NR
426. Black Sabbath Iron Man 1971 628
427. Mahavishnu Orchestra Meeting of the Spirits 1971 BU
428. Dick Dale Peter Gunn 1996 NR
429. Joe Satriani Midnight 1987 NR
430. AC/DC Hells Bells 1980 1263
431. Asia Midnight Sun 1983 NR
432. King Crimson 21st Century Schizoid Man 1969 1521
433. Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name 1982 1781
434. Smashing Pumpkins Cherub Rock 1993 2792
435. Grateful Dead Shakedown Street 1978 NR
436. Megadeth A Tout Le Monde 2007 NR
437. Johnny Winter Jumpin' Jack Flash (live) 1974 NR
438. Alice In Chains Man In the Box 1990 4273
439. My Bloody Valentine Only Shallow 1991 719
440. The Mars Volta Drunkship of Lanterns 2003 NR
441. Creedence Clearwater Revival I Heard It Through the Grapevine 1970 7932
442. Judas Priest Ram It Down 1988 NR
443. Lenny Kravitz Are You Gonna Go My Way 1993 1788
444. Miles Davis (George Benson) Side Car II 1969 NR
445. Alice In Chains Nutshell 1993 NR
446. Arbouretum Let It All In 2020 NR
447. Guns n' Roses November Rain 1991 837
448. Miles Davis (George Benson) Paraphernalia 1968 NR
449. Soundgarden Spoonman 1994 1906
450. Stevie Ray Vaughan Cold Shot 1984 NR

451. CTI All-Stars (George Benson) Red Clay 1972 NR
452. Michael Kiwanuka Cold Little Heart 2016 9826
453. Ted Nugent Stranglehold 1975 2693
454. Guns n' Roses Dead Horse 1991 NR
455. Lonnie Smith (George Benson) Play It Back 1995 NR
456. Smashing Pumpkins Geek USA 1993 NR
457. Soundgarden Outshined 1991 8214
458. Lonnie Smith (George Benson) I Can't Stand It 1995 NR
459. Wilson Picket Hey Jude 1968 NR
460. Scorpions Blackout 1982 NR
461. George Benson Ready Now That You Are 1990 NR
462. Guns n' Roses Anything Goes 1987 NR
463. Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever 1977 3778
464. CTI All-Stars (George Benson) Fire and Rain 1972 NR
465. Black Sabbath War Pigs/Luke's Wall 1970 748
466. Guns n' Roses Nighttrain 1987 BU
467. John McLaughlin Extrapolation 1969 2268
468. George Harrison Thanks for the Pepperoni 1970 NR
469. Sleater-Kinney Rollercoaster 2005 NR
470. Van Halen You Really Got Me 1978 BU
471. Tool Vicarious 2006 BU
472. The Cult Fire Woman 1989 7935
473. Black Sabbath Supernaut 1972 2427
474. Built To Spill Velvet Waltz 1997 NR
475. Queens of the Stone Age I Appear Missing 2013 NR
476. Car Seat Headrest Vincent 2016 NR
477. Queens of the Stone Age In the Fade 2000 NR
478. Sandy Bull Blend 1965 NR
479. Tapes 'n Tapes Insistor 2005 NR
480. At The Drive-In Quarantined 2000 NR

BU Led Zeppelin White Summer/Black Mountain NR
BU Aerosmith Draw the Line 1977 BU
BU Mastadon The Czar: 1. Usurper 2. Esc 2009 NR
BU Arctic Monkees Do I Wanna Know? 2013 916
BU Mick Jagger Memo From Turner 1970 4081
BU Pixies Debaser 1989 198
BU Quicksilver Messanger Service Mona NR
BU Radiohead My Iron Lung 1994 4088
BU Rush La Villa Strangiato NR
BU Santana Jingo NR
BU Sonic Youth Silver Rocket 1988 6063
BU Stooges 1969 1969 1624
BU Black Sabbath Black Sabbath 1970 1208
BU Dire Straits Telegraph Road 1982 5234
BU Grateful Dead Dark Star 1968 807
BU Judas Priest Breaking the Law 1980 3051
BU Led Zeppelin Bring It On Home NR
BU Living Colour Cult of Personality 1988 2524
BU Nick Drake Three Hours 1969 NR
BU The Paul Butterfield Blues Band Look Over Yonders Wall NR

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Edre Peraza » Sun Jun 14, 2020 8:05 pm

I cant rank but here are some I really like in order (not exactly though) from newest to oldest, I include songs with notable lead guitar as well as a few with great solos. Accoustic is harder for me to pin point but standout acoustic performances will be on here

Personal Favorites (1990 - 2020)
  • The 1975 - People
    Anti-Flag - Un-American
    Post Malone - Take What You Want (feat. Ozzy Osbourne, Travis Scott)
    Lil Nas X - Rodeo (feat. Cardi B)
    The 1975 - Give Yourself A Try
    Kanye West - Ghost Town
    Post Malone - Stay
    Juice WRLD - Lean Wit Me
    Lil Peep - Benz Truck
    Drab Majesty - Dot In The Sky
    Wavves - My Head Hurts
    Bet The Levels - GE Days
    The Offspring - Turning Into You
    Erland & The Carnival - Trouble In Mind
    Guns N Roses - Chinese Democracy
    Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place
    Radiohead - Weird Fishes
    Modest Mouse - Dashboard
    Depeche Mode - Precious
    Bright Eyes - Ship In A Bottle
    Green Day - Holdiay/Boulevard of Broken Dreams
    Papa Roach - Last Resort
    Taking Back Sunday - Cute Without The E
    Blink 182 - What's My Age Again
    Face To Face - I Know What You Are
    The Offspring - The Kids Aren't Alright
    Depeche Mode - Useless
    Radiohead - Airbag
    Radiohead - Paranoid Android
    Social Distortion - Don't Drag Me Down
    Rancid - Avenues & Alleyways
    Radiohead - Just
    Radiohead - The Bends
    Radiohead - My Iron Lung
    Guns N Wankers - Skin Deep
    The Offspring - Come Out And Play
    The Queers - Debra Jean
    Bad Religion - American Jesus
    Depeche Mode - I Feel You
    Radiohead - Creep
    Bad Religion - Generator
    Nirvana - Come As You Are
    The Offspring - Dirty Magic
    Screeching Weasel - My Brain Hurts
    Guns N Roses - November Rain
    Depeche Mode - Enjoy The Silence
    Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus
    Social Distortion - Story of My Life
    Green Day - Dry Ice
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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Henry » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:28 am

Thanks Edre. I'm out of town until the 23rd, so I likely won't make much progress listening to your suggestions for a few weeks. I am familiar with and enjoy several of the songs you listed, so their absence may have been an oversight on my part, or I did not previously appreciate the guitar work on the songs as much as I should have.

Most of the newer songs will be first listenings for me, so I hope to find some great new discoveries among them.

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Re: Guitar Songs

Post by Edre Peraza » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:40 am

Henry wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:28 am
Thanks Edre. I'm out of town until the 23rd, so I likely won't make much progress listening to your suggestions for a few weeks. I am familiar with and enjoy several of the songs you listed, so their absence may have been an oversight on my part, or I did not previously appreciate the guitar work on the songs as much as I should have.

Most of the newer songs will be first listenings for me, so I hope to find some great new discoveries among them.
Great! Many of the newest more hip hop ones are a bit out of the ordinary for these lists. The Juice WRLD and Lil Peep entrys are not solos or really even upfront leads but they are to me the most important part of the tracks. I tend to go off of my personal liking instead of talent or technicality
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