The Twenty-Five Best Rock Instrumentals


Last Friday, we asked you what rock songs said the most without saying anything at all. We received hundreds of responses (mostly from mass-commenting Fragile-loving Nine Inch Nails fans), and after consulting with one another using only hand signals, we silently nod in agreement on this list of the Twenty-Five Best Rock Instrumentals.

1. Booker T. and the MGs — "Green Onions"
2. Dick Dale — "Miserlou"
3. Van Halen — "Eruption"
4. Pink Floyd — "One Of These Days"
5. Jimi Hendrix — "The Star Spangled Banner"
6.The Allman Brothers — "Jessica"
7. Edgar Winter Group — "Frankenstein"
8. Led Zeppelin — "Moby Dick"
9. The Who — "Sparks"
10. Stevie Ray Vaughn — "Little Wing"
11. Rush — "YYZ"
12. The Ventures — "Walk, Don't Run"
13. Frank Zappa — "Peaches En Regalia"
14. Funkadelic — "Maggot Brain"
15. The Beach Boys — "Pet Sounds"
16. The Beatles — "Flying"
17. Santana — "Soul Sacrifice"
18. Cream — "Toad"
19. Oasis — "Fuckin' In The Bushes"
20. Santo & Johnny — "Sleepwalk"
21. David Bowie — "Speed Of Life"
22. The Smiths — "Oscillate Wildly"
23. Duane Eddy — "Rebel Rouser"
24. Radiohead — "Treefingers"
25. Nine Inch Nails — "Just Like You Imagined"

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