The 20 Best Iron Maiden Solos

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Dave Murray, Adrian Smith, and Janick Gers: the three guitarists from Iron Maiden are the writers of some of the best metal riffs and solos of all-time. This particular blog post looks at the best solos of their careers. That’s right, I have scoured the entire Iron Maiden discography and here present the 20 best Iron Maiden solos.

Before I get to the list, let me first say that pretty much every Maiden song has a great solo or two in it. The solos picked for this list are the special ones; the ones that make you play along with your air guitar; the ones that stand out from the rest; the ones that blow your mind.

      How to use this post:

  1. Click on the “solo time” link to be taken to a Youtube video of the song
  2. The song will start playing right at the part in the song where the solo is
  3. Marvel at the awesomeness

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(A few songs from this Top 20 list are not on Spotify yet)


20. “Prowler” (1980)

Solo time: 1:58 – 2:20

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19. “The Ides Of March” (1981)

Solo time: 0:40 – 1:19

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18. “The Alchemist” (2010)

Solo time: 3:05 – 3:35

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17. “Dance Of Death” (2003) 

Solo time: 4:32 – 5:15

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16. “The Mercenary” (2000)

Solo time: 3:02 – 3:37

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15. “Ghost Of The Navigator” (2000)

Solo time: 4:35 – 5:03

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14. “Hallowed Be Thy Name” (1982) 

Solo time: 4:49 – 5:26

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13. “Powerslave” (1984)

Solo time: 3:05 – 3:56

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12. “No More Lies” (2003) 

Solo time: 4:49 – 5:48

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11. “The Number Of The Beast” (1983) 

Solo time: 2:47 – 3:34

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10. “Innocent Exile” (1981)

Solo time: 2:24 – 3:03

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9. “The Prisoner” (1982)

Solo time: 4:19 – 4:56

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8. “No Prayer For The Dying” (1990) 

Solo time: 2:34 – 3:28

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7. “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1984)

 Solo time: 9:16 – 10:03

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6. “Alexander The Great” (1986)

Solo time: 6:04 – 7:09

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5. “The Trooper” (1983) 

Solo time: 2:11 – 2:58

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4. “Aces High” (1984) 

Solo time: 2:07 – 2:36

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3. “Children Of The Damned” (1982) 

Solo time: 3:21 – 3:41

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2. “Killers” (1981)

Solo time: 2:59 – 3:38

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1. “Caught Somewhere In Time” (1986)

Solo time: 3:27 – 4:51

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Related Posts:

The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs
My Favorite 25 Iron Maiden Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Songs…Period 
The Best Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last  
My Favorite Iron Maiden Albums From First To Last
The Top 20 Iron Maiden Epic Songs
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Intros
The 25 Best Iron Maiden Choruses
My Top 50 Favorite Albums of All-time
(Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is number 3 on the list)
My Top 100 Favorite Songs of All-time
(The Evil That Men Do is number 4 on the list)


Links of Interest:

Iron Maiden Official Site
Iron Maiden Youtube Channel
Follow Iron Maiden on Facebook
Follow Iron Maiden on Twitter
Iron Maiden Myspace Page
Iron Maiden Wikipedia Page
Iron Maiden Last.fm Page
Iron Maiden RollingStone Artist Page
Iron Maiden ArtistDirect Artist Page
Iron Maiden NME.com Artist Page
Iron Maiden Lyrics at LetsSingIt.com
Iron Maiden on Spotify


2 Comments on “The 20 Best Iron Maiden Solos

  1. Stranger in a strange land didn’t even make the list? Absurd!! And Hallowed… should be among the top 5. Your list is hogwash!

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