Readers' Rock List: The Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time


To bid farewell to our Greatest Guitar Songs issue, we're revealing our readers' Top 25 list of the best six-string classics ever recorded. After two weeks, the votes have been tallied, and the readers have decided to load up on guns and bring their friends by selecting Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" as the number one guitar jam of all time. Radiohead's "Paranoid Android" settled for number two, but don't worry classic rockers, the list is stocked with Hendrix, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd and the Stones. Check out the full list below:

1. Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
2. Radiohead - "Paranoid Android"
3. Led Zeppelin - "Stairway to Heaven"
4. Guns N' Roses - "Sweet Child of Mine"
5. Deep Purple - "Smoke On The Water"
6. Chuck Berry - "Johnny B. Goode"
7. Jimi Hendrix - "Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)"
8. Metallica - "One"
9. The Beatles - "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"
10. Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze"
11. Rolling Stones - "Satisfaction"
12. The Beatles - "Helter Skelter"
13. White Stripes - "Seven Nation Army"
14. Van Halen - "Eruption"
15. Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Freebird"
16. White Stripes - "Ball and a Biscuit"
17. Guns N' Roses - "November Rain"
18. Pink Floyd - "Money"
19. Queens Of The Stone Age - "No One Knows"
20. Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Under The Bridge"
21. Pearl Jam - "Even Flow"
22. Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
23. Rage Against The Machine - "Killing in the Name"
24. Black Sabbath - "Paranoid"
25. Smashing Pumpkins - "Cherub Rock"

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