I’m always looking for song selection ideas for my band In Stereo. One of the greatest challenges musicians face when playing live music is playing music that the audience knows and wants to hear. One resource I like to use is industry magazines. Rolling Stone magazine has been covering the music scene since 1967 and I believe it has some authority in the music industry. Rolling Stone Magazine has released several articles with compiled lists of the greatest songs of all time. Today I’d like to point you to their list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Songs Of All Time.
Naturally this list is subjective and I disagree with the placement of a lot of the songs. But the premise behind the list is good in the fact that it focuses on top hit guitar songs. Rolling Stone’s own criteria for the songs on this list is that the song has a feeling that only the guitar can convey. With the premise that the guitar itself is the essential voice of Rock-N-Roll. The songs on the list are a fantastic resource for building your bands live setlist. You can pick ten or twenty songs off this list and you’ll have a guaranteed good set for your band to play live.
I’m going to link you to the printable text version of the article. Make sure you check out the list at the bottom of the article which has clickable links to a special page featuring each individual song on the list. The individual song pages will have links to audio and video clips of each song. You can spend a good long time immersing yourself into this list.
So thanks to Rolling Stone for giving us such a great list of songs to build our bands setlist from. Click the link to read: