The Shark’s Favorite Top 20 for 2020: Guitar Greats
Over this past weekend, The Shark featured the greatest guitar heroes of all time. You heard titles like, "Sweet Child of Mine," by Guns & Roses, "Dancin' in the Street," by Van Halen, "Pride & Joy," by Stevie Ray Vaughn and many others. Through 'round the clock research, and some fabulous inspiration from Rick Beato, we have narrowed down the list of the Top 20 greatest guitar riffs of all time.
We'll start with the three aforementioned guitar greats:
Classic Slash right from the get go on this one, "Sweet Child of Mine," by Guns & Roses
A personal favorite of mine, the legendary, late Stevie Ray Vaughn, "Pride & Joy."
Classic Van Halen, "Dancin' in the Streets," with Eddie Van Halen on the Axe:
This is Eric Clapton's Mona Lisa, in my opinion. One of the very few songs in rock history that has both a classic guitar solo and piano solo in one song.
What would this list be without Keith Richards? I always wondered in this video why Mick was dressed as an aerobics instructor?
Although there have been many guitar greats that have taken the solo in this song, and I recommend you look up Eric Clapton and Prince's version, we pay hommage to the original with this next guitar great, George Harrison, 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps.'
Ray Davies gets a nod with The Kinks, 'You Really Got Me.'
What kind of Boston rock fan would I be without Aerosmith? Joe Perry sizzles in 'Walk This Way.'
An oldie, but a goodie. You can't help but tap your toes to Chuck Berry, 'Johnny B Goode.'
Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist, Randy Rhodes, unfortunately passed away, but what a legacy he left with 'Crazy Train.'
Led Zeppelin, Stairway To Heaven. Dancing 'round and 'round in a circle awkwardly in my 7th grade dance thinking, this song isn't very danceable, but dayum, love the guitar!
Back in Black, AC/DC. All hail Angus Young.
Jimi Hendrix, 'All Along The Watchtower.' Gone too soon.
Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top just COOKS with this classic, 'Tush.'
Boston, 'More Than a Feeling.'
Brian May of Queen can not be forgotten in this ultimate classic, 'Bohemian Rhapsody.'
Eddie, oh Eddie.... How I love thee..... Van Halen's 'Ice Cream Man.'
Neal Schon of Journey, 'Stone in Love.'
Peter Frampton, 'Do You Feel Like We Do.'
Dire Straits, 'Money for Nothing.' Had to be on the list
There you go. There are literally too many to list here. If you have more suggestions, please email me: firstname.lastname@example.org