The best part about music is, well, everything. It's not just about the lyrics, the beats or the way it makes you feel. It's all of that combined. There is something powerful about an instrument doing a solo, though. It is absolutely exhilarating to hear a guitar take over the song and take you some place else. Here is a list of great songs with amazing guitar solos that can take your breath away.
- Lynyrd Skynyrd- Free Bird. Anxious to hear the best part? Go ahead, skip to the 4:45 mark and wait for the magic.
- Guns N' Roses- Sweet Child O' Mine
- Guns N' Roses- Paradise City. Yes, they deserve to be on the list twice. They're just that good.
- Van Halen- Eruption. One word, electrifying.
- AC/DC- Thunderstruck
- Jimi Hendrix- Voodoo Child. He's a guitar genius, of course he makes the list.
- Santana- Evil Ways. His facial expressions while rocking out in Woodstock '69 are priceless.
- Led Zeppelin- Stairway to Heaven. It takes nearly six minutes for the guitar to shine but it's worth the wait.
- Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody. This classic is not only one of the greatest songs written, it has an impressive guitar solo.
- The Eagles- Hotel California.
- Ozzy Osbourne- Crazy Train.
- Red Hot Chili Peppers- Scar Tissue.
There are hundreds of songs that can be added to the list but then it would be the never-ending list. These songs are not listed in a specific order. Music is not a competition. It's made for many reasons and being number one is not one of them. Each song is unique and cherished in every way. Besides, is it really possible to pick just one favorite song when someone asks?