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    Default Greatest Guitar Solos in Pop Songs

    Criteria:
    (1) Must be a popular song that most people in your generation (or wanna-be generation) would recognize. Thus, no jam albums or obscure Van Halen songs.

    (2) Killer guitar solo.

    (3) Wayne's World rule applies: no Stairway to Heaven.


    Nominations off the top of my head:

    Reeling in the Years--Steely Dan (Elliot Randall, I believe, is the guitar player)
    My Sweet Lord--George Harrison
    Ramblin Man--Alllman Bros (Dicky Betts)

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    Default Re: Greatest Guitar Solos in Pop Songs

    Well, wouldn't Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson be considered one... or at least most of the song.

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    Default Re: Greatest Guitar Solos in Pop Songs

    Quote Originally Posted by Dart Shark View Post
    Well, wouldn't Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson be considered one... or at least most of the song.

    I'm not familiar with the song, but that doesn't mean much. If you think it's great, it's in.

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    Slash - Sweet Child of Mine

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    Eric Clapton - Crossroads

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    Slash: November Rain
    RIP Jacob Schlottke - 1984-2011

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    Default Re: Greatest Guitar Solos in Pop Songs

    I'll go with other Zeppelin tunes:
    Over The Hills And Far Away
    The Ocean

    Pink Floyd - Comfortably Numb
    You do the math..... I'll do the alfredo!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

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    Riviera Paradise, Stevie Ray Vaughn

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    Default Re: Greatest Guitar Solos in Pop Songs

    Metalica- Fade to black and Nothing Else matters
    Pearl Jam- Yellow ledbetter: Maybe not on the same level as others but that opening solo is unmistakable and it gets to me for some reason.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=6e01zP_tp94
    Last edited by UGLY; 07-26-2007 at 06:48 AM.

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