The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time

Submitted by: SaintPatty 8 years ago in Entertainment
http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/20947527/the_100_greatest_guitar_songs_of_all_time/print

What makes a great rock & roll guitar sound: an irresistible riff that takes you higher every time you hear it.
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Male 2
Wheres KISS?
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Male 449
What authority did the author of this article have to declare these songs as the 100 greatest guitar songs of all time? Everyone is going to get a different vibe from listening to these songs, so there are going to be hundreds of different opinions on what the best of all time are going to be.
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Male 165
You guys know that this list is in no particular order??
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Male 426
no chumbawumba???
no presidents of the united states of america??
no creed??
WTF?? epic fail...blah blah blah
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Male 3,301
ZOMG Where are <insert band name here>!!?!?!? THEYRE THE BEST BAND EVAR. This list is fail.

(¬_¬)

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Male 153
I......no initial comments.
*silence*
I CAN`T BELIEVE THAT MetallicA only got in with Master OF Puppets. That`s just bs. There are so many other great songs they have, that could replace half the songs on the list.
SoTW isn`t on there? Shenanigans. If riffs is what they are rating, this song should be in the top 20. Iron man as well.
Only Sweet Child O` Mine? jeezus, same remark as MetallicA.
Killing in the Name as the RaTM song? Alright, I declare bullshiz. At least 20 of the first 50 songs were in Guitar Hero in some shape or form.
No Police Songs? They had very catchy songs.
Freebird at 64th? I realize it is overrated, but the solo is 4 minutes long and is pure insanity. Should be in the top 20.
Why isn`t All along the Watchtower on there? Someone explain to me.
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Male 67
how can stair way to heaven only be at eight?? that song is a f**king legend!! anyway at least tool made it at 100, i didnt see that coming. oh any where the hell is the maze by vinnie moore?
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Male 730
RIP Bo Diddley. you ROCKED!!!
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Male 2
Im pretty sure Rolling Stones know what they are talking about.

This list isnt based just on how awesome the playing is.. Stuff like influence, tone and style come into it. Even the most simple riff (teen spirit, seven nation army) can sound awesome..

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Male 64
smells like teen spirit above zep!

rolling stone are a f ucking outrage

idiots no nothing

the kinks above zep and stevie ray vaughaun?

with their crappy semitone riff

arseholes

just to please all the ignorant munters

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Male 114
wtf what a poo list. wheres michael angelo batio!?!? no boundaries is the most soulful song in existence! you should see his expressions when he plays. its as if his very soul were the airwaves generated from his guitar. and buckethead. where the hell is he!! this guy invented soulful guitar playing practically!!. ok im just gonna stop while im ahead.
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Female 662
Seven Nation Army is just a catchy song. And I`m not surprised the Pumpkins are up there, because the guitars in all of their songs sound amazing. Although Cherub Rock would have been a better choice than Bullet With Butterfly Wings.
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Male 1,129
WHERE THE HELL IS ELECTRIC EYE BY JUDAS PRIEST. LISTEN TO THAT SONG THE GUITAR IS AMAZING. THIS INTRO IS THE CHIT
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Male 77
First off, George Harrison isn`t over-rated, iceblack. You probably think all the Beatles songs are pop.

However, I didn`t read through the whole list, & I find it stupid how Hard Day`s Night is the first Beatles song on there. If they want to pick a good one with better guitar, why not try I Feel Fine or Day Tripper.

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Male 95
Oh and the only reason people know about Dragonforce is because Guitar Hero.
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Male 95
gblak is so right no band can play that song.
Pantera was missing.
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Male 1,556
Purple Haze had its right ful spot. " am I happy? or in misery?, whatever it is, that girl put a spell on me, dow dow dow, dow dow dow!"
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Male 263
100 greatest? I don`t think so! Some of them were great but the White Stripes? Sublime? John Mayer? Phish? What the hell? Also there were some great bands but they didn`t pick the best guitar songs.
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Male 3,296
love u ^^^

jk am not pabasa

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Male 3,301
You all make me laff. Everyone`s getting all worked up because their particular favorite band didn`t make the list. >:P
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Male 45
there is no "through the fire and flames" because the band cant play it. also why is there no Pantera, a song like floods is way better than any of those, and i noticed most of the songs there have guitar parts that are the same as the vocal part
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Male 551
Agree "elHadji"
White Stripes and U2 on the top 25?
NO WAY!!!!

Slayer is missing, AC/DC should be WAY
higher, Lynyrd Skynyrd on 64?
Sex Pistols on 43
The Beatles in like 325 positions(Overated)
Guns n` Roses in 63? Are you serius?
Slash is one of the top 10!!!
Michael Jackson in 81? I don`t even like
him, but should be higher

I`ll call this "THE BIGGEST FAIL"

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Male 1,455
No freakin Slayer????

Seriously they have stuff like Neil Young with Crazy Horse but not Slayer?

Fail, EPIC fail.

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Female 2,228
There`s nothing like listening to sweet child o` mine after climbing sleeping bear dunes, makes you feel you`ve overcome the world.
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Male 354
smoy- i dont think they were steering away from common songs at all... back in black, i love rock n roll, purple haze.... who hasnt heard of those?
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Male 83
Little Wing by Stevie Ray Vaughan, best song on this list.
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Male 712
Out of all the "top *insert number here*" i have to agree. Plus theres like 495809680485.5555555 songs so of course they will leave out a lot.
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Female 99
Gibson - I think that they were trying to stear away from the more common, overly hyped songs.
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Male 2,159
Oh great. Another opinion list pretending to be fact. And you think I have the attention span to go through all these? I`m sure there are some great ones in there - but then you can`t get it wrong 100 times.
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Male 268
wow...missed alot of songs...smoke on the water....iron man....heartbreaker...inagadadavida...aqualung...these are just a few
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Male 208
you know nothing of music
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Male 83
also, "eruption" was the best one to me
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Male 83
i want my MTV!!!!
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Male 219
Yeah, some good choices in there.
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Female 43
All these songs are great, but I have a feeling a lot of you will disagree.
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Male 626
What? No "Through fire and flames"?
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Male 970
Link: The 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time [Rate Link] - What makes a great rock & roll guitar sound: an irresistible riff that takes you higher every time you hear it.
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