What Are Your Favorite, Most Mindblowing Guitar Solos?

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March 22, 2024

In celebration of International Guitar Month, we’re counting down the “50 Baddest Six-String Solos” on SiriusXM Guitar Greats — as chosen by you, our listeners!

You voted for your favorite six-string pioneers and virtuosos from across genres and eras to help determine the countdown and, ultimately, which guitar solo is number one. Listen to the full countdown on the SiriusXM app now.

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’50 Baddest Six-String Solos’ Nominees:

AC/DC – Back In Black
AC/DC – Let There Be Rock
AC/DC – Thunderstruck
AC/DC – Whole Lotta Rosie
Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Aerosmith – Train Kept A Rollin’
Aerosmith – Sweet Emotion
Albert King – Born Under a Bad Sign
Albert King – Crosscut Saw
Alice In Chains – Nutshell
Alice In Chains – Them Bones
Allman Brothers – In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
Allman Brothers Band – Jessica
Allman Brothers Band – One Way Out
Allman Brothers Band – Blue Sky
Alter Bridge – Blackbird
Audioslave – Like A Stone
B.B. King – Sweet Little Angel
Bad Religion – I Want to Conquer the World
B.B. King – The Thrill Is Gone
Beatles – Get Back
Beatles – Let it Be
Beatles – Something
Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Beatles – The End
Bill Haley & His Comets – Rock Around The Clock
Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
Black Sabbath – War Pigs
Blue Oyster Cult – (Don’t Fear) the Reaper
Bonnie Raitt – Three Time Loser
Bon Jovi – You Give Love A Bad Name
Bon Jovi – Dry County
Bon Jovi – Wanted Dead or Alive
Bonnie Raitt – Thing Called Love
Boston – Foreplay/Long Time
Boston – Don’t Look Back
Brian Eno – Baby’s On Fire
Buckethead – Telescape 2
Buddy Guy – Damn Right I Got the Blues
Buddy Guy – I Smell a Rat
Cream – White Room
Chicago – 25 or 6 To 4
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
Cream – Sunshine of Your Love
Cream – Crossroads
Cream – White Room
Creedance Clearwater Revival – Heard it Through the Grapevine
Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Deep Purple – Highway Star
Deep Purple – Child in Time
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
Derek & the Dominos – Bell Bottom Blues
Derek & the Dominos – Why Does Love Got to Be So Sad (Live at the Fillmore East)
Derek & the Dominos – Layla
Dick Dale – Misirlou
Dio – Holy Diver
Dire Straits – Telegraph Road
Dire Straits – Sultans of Swing
Doors – Roadhouse Blues
Doors/Eddie Vedder – Road House Blues (1/12/93)
Doors – Moonlight Drive
Dream Theater – Under a Glass Moon
Eagles – Hotel California
Eddie Cochran – Sittin’ in the Balcony
Elmore James – The Sky Is Crying
Elvis Presley – Hound Dog
Elvis Presley – Too Much
Eric Clapton – Cocaine
Eric Clapton – Let It Rain
Eric Gales/Zakk Wylde – Steep Climb
Eric Johnson – Cliffs Of Dover
Europe – The Final Countdown
Extreme – Get The Funk Out
Extreme – Play With Me
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
Fleetwood Mac – Oh Well
Fleetwood Mac – Black Magic Woman
Foghat – Slowride
Foo Fighters – Long Road To Ruin
Frank Zappa – Black Napkins
Frank Zappa – Zoot Allures
Frank Zappa – Watermelon In Easter Hay
Freddie King – Have You Ever Loved a Woman
Freddie King – Going Down
Free – All Right Now
Funkadelic – Maggot Brain
Gary Moore – Still Got The Blues
Gary Moore – Parisienne Walkways
Gene Vincent & His Blue Caps – Race With the Devil
Genesis – Firth of Fifth
Grateful Dead – Friend of the Devil
Greta Van Fleet – The Weight of Dreams
Greta Van Fleet – When The Curtain Falls
Guns n Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine (Slash)
Guns N’ Roses – Estranged
Guns N’ Roses – November Rain
Guns N’ Roses – Paradise City
Heart – Magic Man
Humble Pie – Strange Days
Iron Maiden – The Trooper
Iron Maiden – Powerslave
Iron Maiden – Hallowed Be Thy Name
Isley Brothers’ – That Lady
James Gang – Funk 49
Jeff Beck – Goin’ Down
Jeff Beck – People Get Ready
Jeff Beck – Cause We’ve Ended as Lovers
Jethro Tull – Aqualung
Jimi Hendrix – Bold As Love
Jimi Hendrix – Little Wing
Jimi Hendrix – Foxy Lady
Jimi Hendrix – Purple Haze
Jimi Hendrix – Red House
Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower
Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin
Joe Bonamassa – India / Mountain Time
Joe Satriani – Always With Me, Always With You
Joe Satriani – Flying in a Blue Dream
Joe Satriani – Surfing With The Alien
Joe Walsh – A Life of Illusion
Joe Walsh – Rocky Mountain Way
Joe Walsh with Don Henley – Dirty Laundy
John Mayal’s Bluesbreakers – Have You Heard
John Mayer – Gravity
John Mayer – Neon (Live at the Nokia Theatre, Los Angeles, CA – December 2007)
Journey – Lights
Journey – Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)
Journey – Stone In Love
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Judas Priest – Beyond The Realms of Death
Kansas – Carry On Wayward Son
Killers – Read My Mind
King Crimson – 21st Century Schizoid Man
KISS – Duece
KISS – Rock n Roll All Night
Kiss – Shock Me
Led Zeppelin – Heartbreaker
Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven
Led Zeppelin – Achilles Last Stand
Led Zeppelin – Since I Been Loving You
Les Paul – How High the Moon
Link Wray – Rumble
Living Colour – Cult of Personality
Lynyrd Skynyrd – Free Bird
Marillion – Easter
Megadeth – Hanger 18
Megadeth – Tornado of Souls
Metallica – One
Metallica – Ride The Lightning
Metallica – Master of Puppets
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Metallica – The Unforgiven
Metallica – Fade To Black
Michael Jackson – Beat it (Eddie Van Halen)
Muddy Waters – Honey Bee
Muse – Citizen Erased
Muse – Reapers
Muse – Survival
My Chemical Romance – Dead!
Neil Young – Cortez the Killer
Neil Young – Powderfinger
Neil Young – Like a Hurricane
Nirvana – Sappy
Nirvana – Come As You Are
Nirvana’s – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nita Strauss – Dead Inside
Orianthi – Sinners Hymn
Ozzy Osbourne – Crazy Train
Ozzy Osbourne – Mr. Crowley
Ozzy Osbourne – No More Tears
Pantera – Floods
Pantera – Cemetery Gates
Paul Butterfield Blues Band – East-West
Pearl Jam – Black
Pearl Jam – Yellow Ledbetter
Pearl Jam – Alive
Peter Frampton – Do You Feel Like We Do
Phish – Auld Lang Syne @ Worcester, MA 1993
Kinks – You Really Got Me
Phish – Tweezer
Pink Floyd – Comfortably Numb
Pink Floyd – Dogs
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Pink Floyd – Time
Pink Floyd – Shine On You Crazy Diamond
Pretenders – Middle of the Road
Pretenders – Tattooed Love Boys
Primus – Golden Boy
Prince – Lets Go Crazy
Prince – Purple Rain
Queen – Death On Two Legs
Queen – Brighton Rock
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen – Killer Queen
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Rage Against The Machine – Bulls On Parade
Rage Against The Machine – Killing In The Name
Rainbow – Gates of Babylon
Rainbow – Stargazer
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Scar Tissue
Red Hot Chili Peppers – I Could Have Lied
REO Speedwagon – Take It On The Run
Ricky Nelson – Hello Mary Lou
Robert Johnson – Crossroads
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
Rolling Stones – Sympathy for the Devil
Rolling Stones – The Last Time
Rolling Stones – Time Waits for No One
Roxy Music’s – In Every Dream Home a Heartache
Rush – YYZ
Rush – La Villa Strangiato
Rush – Limelight
Santana – Black Magic Woman
Santana – Europa (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile)
Santana Soul – Sacrifice
Santana’s – Samba Pa Ti
Sister Rosetta Tharpe – Strange Things Happening Every Day
Slash – Anastasia
Smashing Pumpkins – I Am One
Steely Dan – Reelin In The Years
Steely Dan – Kid Charlemange
Steve Vai – For The Love Of God
Steve Vai – Tender Surrender
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Lenny
Stevie Ray Vaughn – Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughn- Pride and Joy
Stone Temple Pilots – Silvergun Superman
Styx – Renegade
Styx – The Best of Times
T-Bone Walker – Call It Stormy Monday
Ted Nugent – Stranglehold
Television – Marquee Moon
Temple Of The Dog – Reach Down
The Band – King Harvest
Thin Lizzy – Whiskey in the Jar
Thin Lizzy – Emerald
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – American Girl
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Mary Jane’s Last Dance
TOOL – Parabola
Twister Sister – Were Not Gonna Take It
U2 – Bullet the Blue Sky
U2 – The Fly
U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday
UFO – Rock Bottom
UFO – Love To Love
Van Halen – Ain’t Talkin ‘Bout Love
Van Halen – Eruption/You Really Got Me
Van Halen – Mean Street
Van Halen – Panama
Van Halen – Hot For Teacher
Velvet Revolver – Spectacle
Velvet Revolver – The Last Fight
Velvet Underground – I Heard Her Call My Name
Weezer – Say It Ain’t So
Wes Montgomery – No Blues
White Stripes – Ball & Biscuit
Who – 5:15
Who – Love Reign O’er Me
Who – Won’t Get Fooled Again
Who – Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Yardbirds – Shape of Things
Yes – Starship Trooper
Yes – Yours is No Disgrace
Yes – I’ve Seen All Good People
Yes – Siberian Khatru
Yngwie Malmsteen – Far Beyond The Sun
ZZ Top – La Grange
ZZ Top – Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers