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Best Rock Instrumentals

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The best rock instrumentals manage to be powerful and moving, without using any lyrics whatsoever. The instrumentals on this list include fiery guitar assaults, surf rock songs and trippy, psychedelic-era rock fusion tunes. Many of the greatest rock instrumentals were recorded decades ago, particularly in the 1970s, but some more modern instrumentals are also included here. What is the best instrumental rock song of all time? That's for you to decide, with your votes. If you don't think a song deserves a spot on this list, vote it down. If it's more than worthy, vote it up!

Some of the most memorable rock instrumentals include jams by some of the greatest guitarists of all time, like Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Hendrix' version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" makes the list (and should top any list of best guitar solos), but several other Hendrix tunes also make the cut (one, "Little Wing," was recorded by Vaughan). Other truly amazing instrumentals come from monster rock bands like Yes, Rush and of course, Pink Floyd.

What are the top instrumental electric guitar songs? Deciding the greatest rock instrumentals of all time is tough to do with so many choices, and this list is merely a jumping off point. Again, add your choices for best rock instrumentals as well.

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    Jimi Hendrix More
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    Stevie Ray Vaughan More
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    Rush More
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    The Allman Brothers Band More
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    Edgar Winter, The Edgar Winter Group More
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    Cliffs of Dover

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    Santana More
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    Freeway Jam

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    Wipeout

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    Beck's Bolero

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    Scuttle Buttin'

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    Orion

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    Peaches en Regalia

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    Eric Clapton Hideaway

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    Apache

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    If I Could Fly

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    Say What

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    new! Oh Well, Part 1

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    Whammer Jammer (live)

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    Wring That Neck

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    Son of Alerik

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    Bad Horsie

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    Pipeline

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    Difficult to Cure

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    Icarus' Dream Suite, Op. 4

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    Owed to "G"

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    Your Hand in Mine (With Strings)

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    Sparks

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    Ride Into the Sun

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    Slash Godfather Theme

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