Great Underrated Guitar Songs (100 Songs)

Inspired by Rolling Stone's underwhelming "100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All-Time," which was either overly obvious (if warranted in many cases) or head scratching ("Born To Run" is an all-time great song, but an all-time great "guitar song?"), I decided to make my own, hopefully more interesting list. Most of these songs I feel are underrated/overlooked; in some cases even if they are well-known you're unlikely to ever hear them on commercial radio (thank goodness for SiriusXM). Or if you do, it's not because it's considered a "guitar song." Listed in alphabetical order by artist, only 1 song per artist (unless there were completely different versions of the band a la Fleetwood Mac), live versions are included where warranted. (As usual, this isn't meant to be a definitive list, merely a list of songs I like that hopefully you will as well.)

10cc: Feel The Benefit
Alan Parsons Project: Nothing Left To Lose
Aphrodite's Child: The Four Horsemen
The Band - The Unfaithful Servant
Be Bop Deluxe: Adventures In A Yorkshire Landscape (Live! In the Air Age)
Bettie Serveert: Leg
The Black Crowes: Oh! Sweet Nuthin' (Cabin Fever DVD)
Black Sabbath: Wheels Of Confusion/The Straightener
Blackfoot: Highway Song (Highway Song Live)
Blue Oyster Cult - Astronomy (Some Enchanted Evening)
Bob Marley & The Wailers: Concrete Jungle
Boz Scaggs: Loan Me A Dime (Duane Allman on guitar)
Bruce Springsteen: It's Hard To Be A Saint In The City (Hammerstein Odeon, London '75)
Brian Eno: St. Elmo's Fire (Robert Fripp on guitar)
Built To Spill: Broken Chairs
The Byrds: Tribal Gathering
Camel: The Snow Goose
The Carpenters: Goodbye To Love (Tony Peluso on guitar)
Collective Soul: Run
Cream: Dance The Night Away
The Cure: The Kiss
Dave Mason: Look At You Look At Me
David Bowie: Memory of a Free Festival (Part 2) (single version)
The Dictators: No Tomorrow
Dinosaur Jr.: Get Me
The Dream Syndicate: Halloween (Live At Raji's)
Dust: From A Dry Camel
The Electric Prunes - Holy Are You
Elton John: Madman Across The Water (Mick Ronson version)
Flamin' Groovies: Whiskey Woman
Fleetwood Mac: My Dream
Fleetwood Mac: I'm So Afraid (The Dance)
The Four Horsemen: I Need A Thrill/Somethin' Good
Frank Zappa: Muffin Man
Frost: Stand In The Shadows
Funkadelic: Maggot Brain
Genesis: Firth Of Fifth
Graham Nash/David Crosby: Love Work Out (Danny Kortchmar and David Lindley on guitar)
Iggy Pop and James Williamson: I Got Nothin'
Iron Maiden: Phantom Of The Opera
Isaac Hayes: Walk On By (Michael Toles on guitar)
Jackson Browne: Late For The Sky (David Lindley on guitar)
The Isley Brothers: Ohio/Machine Gun
Jeff Buckley: What Will You Say (Mystery White Boy)
Jefferson Airplane: The Other Side Of This Life (Bless Its Pointed Little Head)
Jefferson Starship: Save Your Love
Jimi Hendrix: Machine Gun (Band Of Gypsies)
John Lennon: Aisumasen (I'm Sorry) (David Spinozza on guitar)
Journey: Look Into The Future
Kate Bush: Wuthering Heights (remake with Ian Bairnson on guitar)
The Knack: My Sharona (album version)
Love: A House Is Not A Motel
Lucinda Williams: Blessed (Val McCallum on guitar)
Mahavishnu Orchestra: Meeting Of The Spirits
MC5: Baby Won't Ya
Molly Hatchet: Fall Of The Peacemakers
Motorhead: Stone Dead Forever
Mott The Hoople: Rock and Roll Queen
Mountain: Theme For An Imaginary Western
Mouse & The Traps: Maid Of Sugar-Maid Of Spice
My Morning Jacket: One Big Holiday (Okonokos)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Cowgirl In The Sand (Live At The Fillmore East)
Paul Butterfield Blues Band: East-West
Paul McCartney & Wings: My Love (Henry McCullough on guitar)
Pavement: Fillmore Jive
Pere Ubu: Final Solution
The Pooh Sticks: I'm In You
Popol Vuh - Oh wie nah ist der Weg hinab
The Posies: Flood of Sunshine
Procol Harum: Repent Walpurgis
Rainbow: Catch The Rainbow
Red Hot Chili Peppers: Wet Sand
Richard and Linda Thompson: When I Get To The Border
The Roches: Hammond Song (Robert Fripp on guitar)
Rod Stewart - I Was Only Joking (Gary Grainger on guitar)
The Rolling Stones: Sway
Rory Gallagher - Tatoo'd Lady (Irish Tour '74)
Roy Buchanan - Home Is Where I Lost Her
Rush - Here Again
Santana: Toussaint L'Overture
Smashing Pumpkins: Starla
Sonic Youth: Schizophrenia
Spirit: I Got A Line On You
Spiritual Beggars: Escaping The Fools
Steven Wilson: Drive Home (Guthrie Govan on guitar)
Stevie Ray Vaughan: Live Without You (Live at Montreux 1982 & 1985)
Stone Temple Pilots: Silvergun Superman
The Strokes: The Modern Age
Styx: Queen Of Spades
Sweet: Set Me Free
Tedeschi Trucks Band: Midnight In Harlem
Teenage Fanclub: Neil Jung
Television: Ain't That Nothin'
Terry and the Pirates: Inlaws and Outlaws (John Cippolina on guitar)
Thin Lizzy: Emerald (Live and Dangerous)
Tortoise: Glass Museum
The Velvet Underground: I Heard Her Call My Name
Wilco: Impossible Germany
Wilson Pickett: Hey Jude (Duane Allman on guitar)
Wishbone Ash: Phoenix
XTC: Books Are Burning
Yo La Tengo: I Heard You Looking
Zebra: Take Your Fingers From My Hair
ZZ Top: Sure Got Cold After The Rain Fell


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