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Ranking of the greatest guitar solos according to Guitar World Magazine
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During most of rock history, the guitar solo was considered as the central part of a song. The solo was a vehicule for measuring the greatness of the song and demonstrating the virtuosity of the greatest guitar players in Rock history. In this ranking we list the 100 greatest guitar solos according to Guitar World Magazine

Songcolumns columns Position  (pts)
1Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin)1
2Eruption (Van Halen)Eruption (Van Halen)2
3Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)3
4Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd)4
5All Along the Watchtower (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)All Along the Watchtower (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)5
6November Rain (Guns N´ Roses)November Rain (Guns N´ Roses)6
7One (Metallica)One (Metallica)7
8Hotel California (The Eagles)Hotel California (The Eagles)8
9Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne)Crazy Train (Ozzy Osbourne)9
10Crossroads (Cream)Crossroads (Cream)10
11Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)Voodoo Child (Slight Return) (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)11
12Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)Johnny B. Goode (Chuck Berry)12
13Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble)Texas Flood (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble)13
14Layla (Derek and The Dominos)Layla (Derek and The Dominos)14
15Highway Star (Deep Purple)Highway Star (Deep Purple)15
16Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin)Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin)16
17Cliffs of Dover (Eric Johnson)Cliffs of Dover (Eric Johnson)17
18Little Wing (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)Little Wing (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)18
19Floods (Pantera)Floods (Pantera)19
20Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)20
21Time (Pink Floyd)Time (Pink Floyd)21
22Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)Sultans of Swing (Dire Straits)22
23Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine)Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine)23
24Fade to Black (Metallica)Fade to Black (Metallica)24
25Aqualung (Jethro Tull)Aqualung (Jethro Tull)25
26Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)26
27Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble)Pride and Joy (Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble)27
28Mr. Crowley (Ozzy Osbourne)Mr. Crowley (Ozzy Osbourne)28
29For the Love of God (Stevie Vai)For the Love of God (Stevie Vai)29
30Surfing with the Alien (Joe Satriani)Surfing with the Alien (Joe Satriani)30
31Stranglehold (Ted Nugent)Stranglehold (Ted Nugent)31
32Machine Gun (Jimi Hendrix)Machine Gun (Jimi Hendrix)32
33The Thrill Is Gone (B. B. King)The Thrill Is Gone (B. B. King)33
34Paranoid Android (Radiohead)Paranoid Android (Radiohead)34
35Cemetery Gates (Pantera)Cemetery Gates (Pantera)35
36Black Star (Yngwie Malmsteen)Black Star (Yngwie Malmsteen)36
37Sweet Child O´ Mine (Guns n´ Roses)Sweet Child O´ Mine (Guns n´ Roses)37
38Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin)38
39Cortez The Killer (Neil Young and Crazy Horse)Cortez The Killer (Neil Young and Crazy Horse)39
40Reelin´ in the Years (Steely Dan)Reelin´ in the Years (Steely Dan)40
41Brighton Rock (Queen)Brighton Rock (Queen)41
42While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles)While My Guitar Gently Weeps (The Beatles)42
43Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top)43
44Alive (Pearl Jam)Alive (Pearl Jam)44
45Light My Fire (The Doors)Light My Fire (The Doors)45
46Hot for Teacher (Van Halen)Hot for Teacher (Van Halen)46
47Jessica (The Allman Brothers Band)Jessica (The Allman Brothers Band)47
48Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)Sympathy for the Devil (The Rolling Stones)48
49Europa (Santana)Europa (Santana)49
50Shock Me (Kiss)Shock Me (Kiss)50
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