Typical Q magazine list

of the 100 greatest guitar tracks, as voted by the magazine’s editors.

Only got the top 10 and some others, not the full 100 and don’t know what the criteria were but Van Halen’s Eruption is probably not pretentious enough for the top 10.

Top 10
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’ Roses (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)

15) ‘Creep’ – Radiohead
17) ‘Boom Boom’ – John Lee Hooker
19) ‘Sunshine Of Your Love’ – Cream
38)’ The Boys Are Back In Town’ – Thin Lizzy
42) ‘Johnny B. Goode’ – Chuck Berry
43) ‘Layla’ – Eric Clapton’s Derek & the Dominos
49) ‘Somkestack Lightnin” – Howlin’ Wolf
50) ‘Eight Miles High’ – The Byrds
55) ‘Hound Dog’ – Elvis Presley
61) ‘Shapes Of Things’ – the Yardbirds
64) ‘Bo Diddly’ – Bo Diddley
74) ‘Cold Turkey’ – John Lennon
77) ‘Summertime Blues’ – Eddie Cochran
80) ‘All Along The Watchtower’ – Bob Dylan
84) ‘I Want To Take You Higher’ – Sly and the Family Stone
87) ‘Rumble’ – Link Ray & His Ray Men
89) ‘Miserlou’ – Dick Dale & His Del-Tones
96) ‘Apache’ – The Shadows
100) ‘ Crazy Horses’ – the Osmonds

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