Bluesdjben's 100 Best Guitarists of All Time

Name the guitarist based on a notable song.
This is a list I created based on my own research and listening.
View the list on my blog Blues Power with Ben
You can also check out my 100 best guitarists playlists on Spotify and Youtube.
Quiz by bluesdjben
Rate:
Last updated: June 16, 2017
First submittedJune 11, 2017
Times taken120
Report this quizReport
15:00
Enter answer here
0
 / 100 guessed
The quiz is paused. You have remaining.
Scoring
You scored / = %
This beats or equals % of test takers also scored 100%
The average score is
Your high score is
Your fastest time is
Keep scrolling down for answers and more stats ...
Rank
Notable Song
Answer
1
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Jimi Hendrix
2
Texas Flood
Stevie Ray Vaughan
3
Crossroads
Eric Clapton
4
Freeway Jam
Jeff Beck
5
Whipping Post
Duane Allman
6
Dazed and Confused
Jimmy Page
7
Stranglehold
Ted Nugent
8
Damn Right, I've Got the Blues
Buddy Guy
9
Comfortably Numb
David Gilmour
10
Seven Nation Army
Jack White
11
Eruption
Eddie Van Halen
12
Come Together
George Harrison
13
Hellhound on My Trail
Robert Johnson
14
The Storm
Derek Trucks
15
Black Magic Woman
Carlos Santana
16
Sultans of Swing
Mark Knopfler
17
The Green Manalishi
Peter Green
18
Jessica
Dickey Betts
19
Watermelon in Easter Hay
Frank Zappa
20
Brighton Rock
Brian May
21
Paranoid Android
Jonny Greenwood
22
Call It Stormy Monday
T-Bone Walker
23
Walk on Hot Coals
Rory Gallagher
24
Rego Park Blues
Ronnie Earl
25
Roy's Bluz
Roy Buchanan
26
Limehouse Blues
Django Reinhardt
27
East-West
Mike Bloomfield
28
Mean Town Blues
Johnny Winter
29
Mr. Sandman
Chet Atkins
30
Born Under a Bad Sign
Albert King
31
Maggot Brain
Eddie Hazel
32
Killing in the Name
Tom Morello
33
Rumble
Link Wray
34
Nitpickin'
Danny Gatton
35
Tender Surrender
Steve Vai
36
Mojo Hand
Lightnin' Hopkins
37
You Got to Move
Mississippi Fred McDowell
38
The Thrill Is Gone
B.B. King
39
Susie Q
John Fogerty
40
Ball and Chain
James Gurley
41
Boogie Chillen
John Lee Hooker
42
Frosty
Albert Collins
43
Marquee Moon
Tom Verlaine
44
La Grange
Billy Gibbons
45
Death Letter
Son House
46
Pony Blues
Charley Patton
47
Miserlou
Dick Dale
48
The Dark End of the Street
Ry Cooder
49
Solid Ice
Jimmy Thackery
50
Blackest Day
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Rank
Notable Song
Answer
51
Congo Square
Sonny Landreth
52
Rollin' Stone
Muddy Waters
53
Crazy Train
Randy Rhoads
54
Devil Got My Woman
Skip James
55
The Sky Is Crying
Elmore James
56
War Pigs
Tony Iommi
57
Cherry Red Wine
Luther Allison
58
I'm Going Home
Alvin Lee
59
Start Choppin'
J Mascis
60
Hideaway
Freddie King
61
Ted's Jam
Robert Randolph
62
Spoonful
Hubert Sumlin
63
All Your Love (I Miss Loving)
Otis Rush
64
L.A. Woman
Robby Krieger
65
Vital Transformation
John McLaughlin
66
Split - Part Two
Tony McPhee
67
Evil
Jim McCarty
68
Sympathy for the Devil
Keith Richards
69
Californication
John Frusciante
70
Still Got the Blues
Gary Moore
71
Teen Age Riot
Thurston Moore
72
Teen Age Riot
Lee Ranaldo
73
How High the Moon
Les Paul
74
Hotel California
Joe Walsh
75
Welcome to the Jungle
Slash
76
Close to the Edge
Steve Howe
77
Purple Rain
Prince
78
Bumpin' on Sunset
Wes Montgomery
79
Swing to Bop
Charlie Christian
80
Treetop Flyer
Stephen Stills
81
Blues Deluxe
Joe Bonamassa
82
Bridge of Sighs
Robin Trower
83
Bright Lights
Gary Clark Jr.
84
21st Century Schizoid Man
Robert Fripp
85
Fresh Air
John Cipolina
86
Somebody to Love
Jorma Kaukonen
87
Soulshine
Warren Haynes
88
Surfing with the Alien
Joe Satriani
89
Highway Star
Ritchie Blackmore
90
The Spirit of Radio
Alex Lifeson
91
Freebird
Gary Rossington
92
Freebird
Allen Collins
93
Drunkship of Lanterns
Omar Rodriguez-Lopez
94
Boogie Stupid
John Scofield
95
Angel Eyes
Jeff Healey
96
Walk This Way
Joe Perry
97
Come As You Are
Kurt Cobain
98
Inside Looking Out
Mark Farner
99
Summertime Blues
Leigh Stephens
100
Vamos
Joey Santiago
+2
Level 76
Jun 13, 2017
I missed a few that I should have gotten, Trucks, Clark Jr., Santiago, etc... This is one of the better lists that I have seen. Nice work. I might disagree with some of the positions, but this is much better than many of the lists put out by Rolling Stone, or VH1 or other publications. Thanks.
+1
Level 72
Jun 13, 2017
Walacama, thanks for the nice comment! I always thought the Rolling Stone list was cool but that they gave too much weight to popularity and reputation, so it was fun to make my own list relying on my own ears.
+2
Level 67
Sep 26, 2017
I think your list, like most, is way too light on metal guitarists. But I appreciate that at least you're trying to weigh the list on real criteria instead of popularity and word of mouth.
+1
Level 72
Oct 4, 2017
Thanks. I do acknowledge that metal guitarists are the group that was probably the most hurt by my personal taste. Since I'm a blues fan, I put more weight into feeling, expression, and soul whereas if I liked metal more I would have given more weight to the technical brilliance of guys like Hammett & Hetfield, Zakk Wylde, Dimebag Darrell, Jason Becker, and more.
+1
Level 11
Aug 24, 2018
How many more time - IT'S VOODOO CHILE, not CHILD. If you can't get the basics right don't submit a quiz.
+1
Level 72
Nov 5, 2018
Actually, I've wondered about the Chile/Child discrepancy for a while, but I've never bothered to look it up. It turns out Hendrix used both spellings in the notes he sent to his record label (whether he meant to or not), so the US release of Electric Ladyland featured the titles "Voodoo Chile" for the 15-minute song on side 1 and "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)" for the more famous song on side 4. However, the UK release spelled both songs with "Chile." Because I'm from the US, I've usually seen the spelling "Voodoo Child (Slight Return)," and that title seems to be used more frequently in official Hendrix media. If this was a song titles quiz I would definitely accept both spellings as type-ins.
+2
Level 57
Jan 5, 2019
Top five omission: Terry Kath of Chicago. Often overlooked on lists like these.
+1
Level 72
Jan 6, 2019
He is really good. Didn't quite make my list, but he was an honorable mention in my blog post.