The Q Magazine 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks Ever

Because fans of rock and roll love to argue about rock and roll lists, I present to you the top 10 selections from Q Magazine’s “100 Greatest Guitar Tracks Ever”:

1) ‘Purple Haze’ – JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE (1967)
2) ‘Jumpin’ Jack Flash’ – The Rolling Stones (1968)
3) ‘Whole Lotta Love’ – LED ZEPPELIN (1969)
4) ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ – NIRVANA (1991)
5) ‘Helter Skelter’ – The Beatles (1968)
6) ‘Sweet Child O’Mine’ – GUNS N’ ROSE (1987)
7) ‘Won’t Get Fooled Again’ – The Who (1971)
8) ‘Seven Army Nation’ – THE WHITE STRIPES (2003)
9) ‘You Really Got Me’ – THE KINKS (1964)
10) ‘I Am The Resurrection’ – THE STONE ROSES (1989)



  1. Well – What can I say? – Nice to see Hendrix and Page on the list but those numbers are definately not the best examples of their work. Little Wing and Stairway to heaven spring to mind. However even those two songs are probably not their best guitar tracks either?

    In my opinion some of the other numbers listed don’t belong on the list at all and what about all time guitar gods such as: David Gilmour, Gary Moore, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Al DiMeola, Alan Houldsworth and Paul Kossof to name but a few?

    Perhaps it would be a fairer and more acurate poll if voters were able to name their own favourite guitar track?

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