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posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 09:43 AM
I'm sure all of us knows a song with a guitar solo in it that makes us stop whatever it is that we are doing and break out the air guitar. I want to know what song that is for you.

If I'm driving, this song's guitar solo will make me take my hands off the wheel. If I was a brain surgeon and was in the middle of surgery, this song's guitar solo would make me drop the scalpel. The song is Keep On Loving You by REO Speedwagon. I don't care what it is that I'm doing (yes, probably even that), I have to stop and break out the air guitar every time.


[edit on 25-10-2005 by Dr Love]

posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 09:48 AM
The last part in "November Rain" by Guns and Roses
it was playing in a shop and i broke out the air guitar
and like 10 people were watching me but i didn't realise
and at the end they all clapped
I was really embarassed but i love that song

posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 09:19 PM
(Carlos) Santana's "Europa (Earth's Cry, Heaven's Smile)"

Vivian Campbell's solo in Dio's "Rainbow In The Dark"

posted on Oct, 25 2005 @ 09:30 PM
Intro to Steely Dan's "Reelin in the Years", as well as the Solo within the song.

Ted Nugent's "Stranglehold" is like a Solo...with some lyrics thrown in..
I actually won an Air guitar contest at a bar in Ohio, to that one..

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 05:42 AM
The outro to 'The Clock Struck 15 hours ago' by Ocean Colour Scene. Its not long, it's not particularly technical, there are no 20th fret string bending feats, but the context and the body of it just send shivers down my spine every time.

Other good'uns are I Am The Resurection by the Stone Roses, and All Along The Watchtower by Hendrix.

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 06:24 AM
The guitar solo in Led Zeppelins' "Since I've Been Loving You". Hands down, enough to drive you to pour that bourbon and shed a tear. Otherwise the entire song "Speed Metal Symphony" by Carcophony (Jason Becker and Marty Friedman). If you haven't heard it, I feel for ya!

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 06:31 AM
Jonny Greenwood's solo in "Paranoid Android" by Radiohead.

Eric Clapton's solo in "Crossroads" by Cream.

Peter Green's lead in "I Need Your Love So Bad" by Fleetwood Mac

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 06:40 AM
It was November Rain, but I think I overdosed on it a bit and it's slid down the rankings.

I'd say right now the ONE guitar solo that makes me rejoice is the one towards the end of "The Intense Humming of Evil" by the Manic Street Preachers. It's form the Holy Bible album, and it's not too technical, but it's got a certain something I love.

posted on Oct, 26 2005 @ 08:54 AM
Another one that makes me stop what I'm doing is Neil Schon's solo in Journey's Anytime. That song almost got me in a car wreck. I was doing all the guitarist facial contortions and moves and forgot about my car's bad alignment, almost drifting in to oncoming traffic.


posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 11:11 AM
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing. Almost any Dire Straits solo... So clean!

[edit on 30-10-2005 by Benevolent Heretic]

posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 11:20 AM
Lynard Skynard's "Free Bird".

And it isn't a guitar, rather violins, but Moody Blue's "Nights in White Satin". Aweeeeeeeeeeeesome.

posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 12:24 PM

Originally posted by Rouschkateer
Lynard Skynard's "Free Bird".

Well, I was gonna say Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama and Call Me The Breeze.

posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 01:14 PM

by BH:
Dire Straits - Sultans of Swing. Almost any Dire Straits solo... So clean!

SofS quickie w/ a bit of live DS
Definitely in my top10 of all time!

Hendrix and "Watchtower" is another. He was so damned talented.

...but there are sooooo many?????

Another very impressive piece of work would be Siberian Khatru by YES.

For that matter, it's best to start with the entire album.
Close to the Edge side 1 song 1
Put the headphones on close your eyes and enjoy!

[edit on 10/30/2005 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 04:49 PM

Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
SofS quickie w/ a bit of live DS

Man! I've got goose bumps on my goose bumps! Fantastic! Knopfler is just as good live, too! Thanks for that!

posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 04:57 PM
the end solo for comfortbly(sp) numb by pink floyd

pink floyd > all

posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 05:08 PM
Good thread.

A good guitar solo will make me want to learn it. Some of my picks:

Voodoo Chile (slight return) - Jimi Hendrix (whole song is pretty much a solo)
Guns n Roses - Sweet Child O Mine , November Rain , outro of Paradise City
Anything by Stevie Ray Vaughan, but scuttle buttin' is cool
AC/DC - Back in Black, or anything by them
Intro to Hot for Teacher by Van Halen
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven , Whole Lotta Love
Crazy Train - Ozzy

And it isnt a solo but who hasnt rocked out to SMOKE ON THE WATER by Deep Purple

Dunn dun dun, dun dun da naaaa, dun dun dun, daaaa dun

posted on Oct, 30 2005 @ 05:35 PM

Hats off 2 All! ;O)

I tend to go a little older, but all you have mentioned are excellent!

At 41 I tend to hold in reverence some that many may not remember.

The Pink Floyd "outro" mentioned is a definite inclusion.

Smoke On The Water is a classic by any standard!

REO Speedwagon - Ridin' The Storm Out (LIVE) is another.

AC/DC . . . nothing more needs to be said.

Gawd . . . there are so many!?

But, then again, my interests/mood can range from Chamber music to a lightning fast guitar riff.

posted on Nov, 1 2005 @ 03:34 PM
Eruption by Eddie Van Halen.

The ultimate guitar solo!!!! Tapping, dive bombs, wild squeels!!! the amazing Mr Eddie Van Halen!!!!!!!!!!

Another Brick in the Wall p2 by Pink Floyd.

A nice melodic and structured solo. Those bends give it alot of feel too.

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen.

This guitar solo is a piece of music in itself. Can't help but play air guitar when hearing it

All Along the Watchtower by Jimi Hendrix.

Purhapse his best guitar playing is heard of this track. Lots of lovely blues licks and sweet wah playing. Again, structured great and an air guitar classic.

Sultans of Swing by Dire Straites

Very good finger picking from Mr Knop. Great tone and almost perfect in everyway.

Get the Funk Out by Extreme.

The great Nuno Bettencourt. Proberbly the best rock guitarist alive. And this solo proves it.

Black Star by Yngwie J. Malmsteen.

When I first heard Yngwie's playing I was blown away by his furious sweeping and picking technique, inspired by classical violinist Paganini's 24 Caprices

Ice Cream Man by Van Halen.

A personal favourate of mine. Maybe the first solo that blew me away and made me learn the guitar.

[edit on 1-11-2005 by Spreadthetruth]

posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 12:46 AM
The end solo for Eagles's Hotel California! I just love it so much.

posted on Nov, 4 2005 @ 02:41 PM
Basically the whole song of " A Tear For Eddie" by Ween... amazing amazing stuff... if you've never heard it U2U me i can hook you up with it or just find it and download it... try to get the live version... otherwise its on the album Chocolate And Cheese.

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