Best Rock Instrumentals Of All Time

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340 - from www.rockcritics.com (five best lists - instrumentals)
34 - from Listology - "instrumental" search, (Spring, '04)
49 - Listology member dmille (May 30, 2005)
160 (give or take a few) suggestions from 100 websites. Google search: "best" and "favorite" instrumentals.
130 - > http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/best_rockinst.html < (4-29-04)
82 - Classic Rock Forums (9-18-04)

I combined all the song titles on one page, sorted them alphabetically, counted the duplications and noted them here on the left. There may be some errors on the single vote list as I haven't personally heard them all. Please let me know if I need to change or remove a particular title.

14 - Green Onions - Booker T & The M.G.’s
12 - La Villa Strangiata - Rush
10 - Miserlou - Dick Dale & his Del-Tones
8 - Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
8 - Orion - Metallica
8 - Rumble - Link Wray
8 - Time Is Tight - Booker T & the M.G.’s
7 - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - Allman Bros. Band
7 - One of these Days - Pink Floyd
7 - Walk Don’t Run - The Ventures
6 - Hideaway - Freddie King
6 - Pipeline - The Chantays
6 - Samba Pa Ti - Carlos Santana
6 - Wipe Out - Surfaris
5 - Beck's Bolero - Jeff Beck
5 - Classical Gas - Mason Williams
5 - Eruption - Van Halen
5 - Fire on High - Electric Light Orchestra
5 - Hocus Pocus - Focus
5 - Jessica - Allman Brothers Band
5 - Maggot Brain - Funkadelic
5 - Moby Dick - Led Zeppelin
5 - Peaches En Regalia - Frank Zappa
5 - Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet
5 - The Call of Ktulu - Metallica
5 - The Star Spangled Banner - Jimi Hendrix
5 - YYZ - Rush
4 - Albatross - Fleetwood Mac
4 - Any Colour You Like - Pink Floyd
4 - Apache - The Shadows
4 - Embryonic Journey - Jefferson Airplane
4 - Flying - The Beatles
4 - Little Wing - Stevie Ray Vaughan
4 - Outta Space - Billy Preston
4 - Pick Up The Pieces - Average White Band
4 - Raunchy - Bill Justis
4 - Sleepwalk - Santo & Johnny
4 - Telstar - The Tornadoes
3 - Apache - Incredible Bongo Band
3 - Black Star - Yngwie Malmstein
3 - Cissy Strut - The Meters
3 - East-West - The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
3 - Europa - Santana
3 - Fingertips Part 2 - Little Stevie Wonder
3 - For The Love Of God - Steve Vai
3 - Grazing In The Grass - Hugh Masekela
3 - Hang 'em High - Booker T. & the M.G.'s
3 - Honky Tonk Pt. 1 & 2 - Bill Doggett
3 - Jack The Ripper - Link Wray
3 - Larks Tongue in Aspic - King Crimson
3 - Last Date - Floyd Cramer
3 - Lenny - Stevie Ray Vaughan
3 - Let's Go Trippin' - Dick Dale
3 - Linus and Lucy - Vince Guaraldi
3 - Meeting in the Aisle - Radiohead
3 - Memphis - Lonnie Mack
3 - Miami Vice Theme - Jan Hammer
3 - Mood For A Day - Yes
3 - Overture (Tommy) - The Who
3 - Rebel Rouser - Duane Eddy
3 - Rock And Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
3 - Scuttle Buttin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan
3 - Soul Sacrifice - Santana
3 - Soulful Strut - Young Holt Unlimited
3 - Space Guitar - Johnny "Guitar" Watson
3 - Sparks - The Who
3 - Tequila - The Champs
3 - Third Stone from the Sun - Jimi Hendrix Experience
2 - Alley Cat - Bent Fabric
2 - Alice in Blunderland - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
2 - Baja - The Astronauts
2 - Born Under A Bad Sign - Jimi Hendrix
2 - Breathless - Todd Rundgren
2 - Bumble Bee Boogie - B. Bumble & The Stingers
2 - Careful With That Axe Eugene - Pink Floyd
2 - Cecilia Anne - The Pixies
2 - Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
2 - Crystal Planet - Joe Satriani
2 - Djed - Tortoise
2 - Erotomania - Dream Theater
2 - Flipside - The Breeders
2 - Foggy Mountain Breakdown - Flatt & Scruggs
2 - Foreplay - Boston
2 - Freeway Jam - Jeff Beck
2 - F*cking In The Bushes - Oasis
2 - Funeral For A Friend - Elton John
2 - Glad - Traffic
2 - I Robot - Alan Parsons Project
2 - Interstellar Overdrive - Pink Floyd
2 - Iron Butterfly Theme - Iron Butterfly
2 - Is This Music? - Teenage Fanclub
2 - Japan In A Dishpan - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
2 - Last Night - Mar-Kays
2 - Let's Go Away for Awhile - Beach Boys
2 - Love Is Blue - Paul Mauriat
2 - Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
2 - Medley - Fairport Convention
2 - New Orleans Instrumental No. 1 - R.E.M.
2 - Number Three - Ben Harper
2 - Pali Gap - Jimi Hendrix
2 - Peter Gunn theme - Henry Mancini
2 - Quadrophenia - The Who
2 - Red - King Crimson
2 - Reoccuring Dreams - Husker Du
2 - Riviera Paradise - Stevie Ray Vaughn
2 - Satch Boogie - Joe Satriani
2 - Slaughter On 10th Avenue - Mick Ronson
2 - Song of The Wind - Santana
2 - Soul Finger - Bar-Kays
2 - Soul Twist - King Curtis
2 - Speed of Life - David Bowie
2 - Surf Rider - The Lively Ones
2 - Surfin With the Alien - Joe Satriani
2 - The Happy Organ - Dave Baby Cortez
2 - The In Crowd - Ramsey Lewis Trio
2 - The Lonely Surfer - Jack Nitzsche
2 - The Noonward Race - Mahavishnu Orchestra
2 - The Tenant - Japan
2 - Theme from A Summers Place - Percy Faith
2 - Toccata - Emerson Lake and Palmer
2 - Whammer Jammer - J. Geils Band
2 - Whale and Wasp - Alice In Chains
2 - Wonderful Land - The Shadows
2 - Wonderland By Night - Bert Kaempfert
2 - Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph

and ~ 380 ~ single vote selections:

#34 - Dave Matthews Band
3 Kilos - Prodigy
5 + 4 = Unity - Pavement
A Joyful Process - Funkadelic
A Love Supreme - John McLaughlin / Carlos Santana
A Taste of Honey - Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
A Walk In The Black Forest - Horst Jankowski
A Warm Place - Nine Inch Nails
Ace Of Wands - Steve Hackett
Acid Rain - Liquid Tension Experiment
Afghan Farmer Driving Cattle - The Mothmen
Afro Blue - John Coltrane
Albert - Santa Barbara Machine Head
Albert's Shuffle - Mike Bloomfield/Al Kooper
Altamont Raven - Tricky Woo
Always Returning - Brian Eno
Always With Me, Always With You - Joe Satriani
Ambient Bollocks - Raggadeath
Anarchy X - Queensryche
Another Dimension - Liquid Tension Experiment
AP Special - Augustus Pablo
Apache '65 - Davie Allan & the Arrows
Apache - Jorgen Ingmann & His Guitar
Apollo - The Alan Parsons Project
Apostrophe - Frank Zappa
Aquamarine - Santana
Arco Arena - Cake
Arpeggiator - Fugazi
Asbury Park - King Crimson
Ascension - John Coltrane
Asteroid - Kyuss
Astradyne - Ultravox
At the Edge - Stiff Little Fingers
Attack Sequence - The Flying Luttenbachers
Atom Heart Mother - Pink Floyd
Awakening - Les Claypool
Aztec - Bo Diddley
Ballbados - Trans Am
Bankshot - Operation Ivy
Bass Strings - Country Joe and the Fish
Biaxident - Liquid Tension Experiment
Big City After Dark - Link Wray
Big Sky - Reverend Horton Heat
Big Swifty - Frank Zappa
Black Moon Overture - Nokturnal Mortum
Black Page - Frank Zappa
Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen
Blue Ronda A La Turk - Dave Brubeck Quartet
Blue Wind - Jeff Beck
Blues Five Spot - Thelonious Monk
Blues On The Bayou - B B King
Blues Theme - Davie Allan & the Arrows
Bo's Beat - Bo Diddley & Chuck Berry (45 rpm version)
Bo's Bounce - Bo Diddley
Bron-Yr-Aur - Led Zeppelin
Buckaroo - Buck Owens's Buckaroos
Bullitt - Lalo Schifrin
Buried Alive - Phish
Bustin' Surfboards - The Tornadoes
Buzzsaw Twist - GeeCees (Glen Cambell circa 1963)
Calcutta - Lawrence Welk
Cantaloupe Island - Herbie Hancock
Carnage Visors - The Cure
Ceremony - Joe Satriani
Chase - Giorgio Moroder
Chi Mai - Ennio Morricone
Church of Anthrax - John Cale & Terry Riley
Clinch Mountain Breakdown - Ralph Stanley
Chords Of Life - Joe Satriani
Circles - Joe Satriani
Cobwebs and Strange - The Who
Cold Day In Hell - Atomic Bitchwax
Comprachico Boogie - Zoogz Rift
Cool #9 - Joe Satriani
Corrosion - Ministry
Crazed Fandango - Atomic Bitchwax
Cruise Missle - Dixie Dreggs
Crystal Planet - Joe Satriani
Crystal Lake - Klaus Schulze
Cuckoo - Aphex Twin
Dance Of Eternity - Dream Theater
Dance with the Devil - Cozy Powell
Dark Destroyer Dub - King Tubby
Deep Blue Day - Brian Eno
Definitely Maybe - Jeff Beck Group
Destoyer - Buckethead
Deuces Wild - Link Wray
Different Drum - Peter Gabriel
Dig It - Los Hornets
Dig Your Own Hole - The Chemical Brothers
DNA - Flock of Seagulls
Do You Dig Worms? - Brian Wilson
Doina De Jale - Gheorghe Zamfir
Don't Let Me Down - Harry J. Allstars
Don't Knock My Love - Ronnie Foster
Dream of Unwin - Wizzard
Drinking - They Might Be Giants
Drone Blues - Jimi Hendrix
Drugs & Poison - The Upsetters
Earl Gray - Fleetwood Mac
El Baterista - Rush
El Verano - Pablo Cruise
Elegia - New Order
Elizabethan Serenade - Mantovani
Emerald Eyes - Jimmy Page
Endless Deep - U2
Energy Flash - Joey Beltram
Energy Fools the Magician - Eno
Erotic Nightmares - Steve Vai
Eruption - Focus
Every Step Of The Way - Santana
Falling Idols - Sublime
Fanfare for the Common Man - Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Far Beyond The Sun - Yngwie Malmsteen
Favorite Things - John Coltraine
Feelin' Bad Blues - Ry Cooder
Feels So Good - Chuck Mangione
Firesuite - The Doves
Flamingo - Earl Bostic
Flying Turkey Trot - REO Speedwagon
Fractured Mirror - Ace Frehley
Fun Zone - Weird Al Yankovic
Go For Your Guns - Isley Brothers
Gold and Silver - Quicksilver Messenger Service
Great Gig In The Sky - Pink Floyd
Guess I'm Falling in Love - The Velvet Underground
Guitar Boogie - Arthur Smith
Hair Pie, Bake One - Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
Hairless Heart - Genesis
Haitian Fight Song - Charles Mingus
Hands Of The Priestess Pt 1 - Steve Hackett
Hard - MX-80 Sound
Hard Grind - Wild Jimmy Spruill
Harlem Nocturne - Lounge Lizards
Hell's Kitchen - Dream Theater
He Loved Him Madly - Miles Davis
Hideaway - John Mayall's Bluesbreakers
Hip Hug-Her - Booker T & the MG's
Holiday In Berlin Full Blown - Mothers of Invention
Hot Lanta - Allman Brothers Band
Hot Rod - Lou Berry & The Belraves
How Deep is Your Love - Peter White
Hurtwood Alley - Dan Fogelberg
I Love N.Y.E. - Badly Drawn Boy
Ice Cakes - Dixie Dregs
Ice Pick - Albert Collins
Ice Rose - Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band
If You Knew Suzie - Henry Busse
I'm In The Mood For Love - The Jackie Gleason Orchestra
In The Mood - Glenn Miller
In the Trees - Faze Action
Incident at Neshabur - Santana
India - John Coltrane
Into The Quiet Earth - Genesis
Invocation and Ritual Dance of the Young Pumpkin - Frank Zappa
It's Gonna Rain - Gentleman June Gardner
It's Indian Tobacco My Friend - Cornershop
James Bond - Roland Alphonso
Java - Al Hirt
Jingo - Santana
Journey of the Sorcerer - Eagles
Joy - Apollo 100
Juke - Little Walter
Jungle Strut - Santana
Just Like You Imagined - Nine Inch Nails
Kat Food - Dixie Dreggs
Kisses Men on the Mouth on the Mountain - Breadwinner
KoKo - Charlie Parker's Re-Bopper's
Kometenmelodie 2 - Kraftwerk
Laguna Sunrise - Black Sabbath
Leave That Thing Alone - Rush
Level Five - King Crimson
Little Martha - The Allman Brothers Band
Los Endos - Genesis
Lounging There Trying - Hatfield & The North
Love in Outer Space - Sun Ra
Love Theme From Romeo And Juliet - Henry Mancini
Love's Theme - Love Unlimited Orchestra
Lovin' Things - Ventures
Lunar Sea - Camel
Machine Gun - Commodores
Madman - Silverchair
Magnum Opus - Kansas
Man Made God - In Flames
Manhattan Skyline - David Shire
Marching Through Georgia - Tom Paley
Marooned - Pink Floyd
Meeting In The Aisle – Radiohead
Mexican Hip Dance - Horace Silver
Midnight - Joe Satriani
Midnight Cowboy - Faith No More
Midtown - Tom Waits
Mood Indigo - Duke Ellington
Moss Garden - David Bowie
Motorcycle Driver - Joe Satriani
Mr. Rebel - Eddie & The Showmen
Mr. Triscuits - Utopia
Mumblin Guitar - Bo Diddley
Music To Watch Girls By - Herb Albert & The Tijuana Brass
My Favorite Things - John Coltrane
Night Train - Jimmy Forest
Nitro - Dick Dale
Nocturne - Billy Joel
November Hotel - Mad Season
Nucleo Antirapina - Bixio-Frizzi-Tempera
Nun Chuka Kata – Buckethead
Nut Rocker - B Bumble and The Stingers
Odysee - The Dixie Dregs
Ogden's Nut Gone Flake - Small Faces
Open Up - Chic
Orchid - Black Sabbath
Oscillate Wildly - The Smiths
Our Prayer - Brian Wilson
Out Bloody Rageous - Soft Machine
Out Of Limits - Marketts
Over The Rainbow - Jimi Hendrix
Overture (Six Degrees of Inner Turbulence) – DT
Overture 1928 - Dream Theater
Paradise By the 'C' - Bruce Springsteen & the E-Street Band
Paradigm Shift - Liquid Tension Experiment
Pass The Hatchet - Roger & The Gypsies
Pavilion - Eric Johnson
Penetration - Pyramids
Perfidia - The Ventures
Perry Mason theme - Bernard Herrmann
Pet Sounds - Beach Boys
Peter Gunn - Duane Eddy
Pink Buddah Blues - Bill Nelson
Pink Panther - Henry Mancini
Pipeline - Agent Orange
Play With Fire - Andrew Loog Oldham Orchestra
Plough and Star - Jupiter Coyote
Portait Of A Shrinking Man - National Health
Powerhouse - Raymond Scott Quintet
Prelude to Morning - Three Dog Night
Press Play - Stone Temple Pilots
Pretty Little Ditty - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Private Psychedelic Reel - Chemical Brothers
P.S.Y. - The Butthole Surfers
Quiet Village - Martin Denny
Quite a Party - The Fireballs
Raised Eyebrows - The Feelies
Randy Lynn Rag - Earl Scruggs
Rasheed - Sir Richard Bishop
Raspberry Jam Delta V - Joe Satriani
Rawhide - Link Wray
Reel Ten - The Plugz
Remember - Air
Repent Walpuris - Procol Harum
Rhayader Goes to Town - Camel
Right Off - Miles Davis
Rock It - Herbie Hancock
Root Beer Rag - Billy Joel
Round Midnight - Sonny Rollins
Roybigv - Boards Of Canada
Run in the Green and Tangerine Flaked Forest - Factotums
Saddle Up The Grey - Mike Seeger
Saucerful of Secrets - Pink Floyd
Scatterbrain - Jeff Beck
Scratchy - Travis Wammack
Second Sunday In August - Weather Report
Seneca - Tortoise
Sense of Doubt - David Bowie
Service With A Smile - Happy The Man
Sheba - Johnny & the Hurricanes
Singalong Junk - Paul McCartney
Sketches of Spain - Miles Davis
Slam! - Phuture
Slaughter on Tenth Avenue - Ventures
Smell Of Desire - Enigma
Smokie Part 2 - Bill Black's Combo
Sno-Cone - J. Geils Band
Soul Finger - Bar Kays
So What - Miles Davis
Sonar Blowjob - Portishead
Sordid - Amon Tobin
Soul Twist - King Curtis
Spanish Flea - Herb Alpert and The Tijuana Brass
Spanish Fly - Van Halen
Stang's Swang - Stevie Ray Vaughn
Starry Night - Joe Satriani
Stick Shift - Duals
Stinghead - Ozark Mountain Daredevils
Stoked - The Beach Boys
Stream Of Consiousness - Dream Theater
Street Woman - Ornette Coleman
Strings of Life - Rhythim is Rhythim
Summer Song - Joe Satriani
Swanee River Hop - Fats Domino
Summer Madness - Kool & The Gang
Summer Means New Love - The Beach Boys
Summertime - Miles Davis
Sunny Side Of Heaven - Fleetwood Mac
Sunshine Of Your Love - Jimi Hendrix
Sunspots - Bob Mould
Supertwister - Camel
Surf Medley - Junior Brown
Surf Rider - Ventures
Sylvia - Focus
Take the 'A' Train - Duke Ellington and His Orchestra
Tank - Emerson Lake and Palmer
Taurus - Spirit
Teen Beat - Sandy Nelson
Terminal Frost - Pink Floyd
The Big Ship - Brian Eno
The Boys in the Band - Gentle Giant
The Chase - Alan Reeves
The Clap - Yes
The Dark Tree - Horace Tapscott
The Deacon's Hop - Big Jay McNeely
The Deathless Horsie - Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention
The Downward Spiral - Nine Inch Nails
The Fat Controller – Squarepusher
The Grunt - The J.B.'s
The Happy Organ - Dave Cortez
The Howler - King Crimson
The Hustle - Van McCoy
The Inlaw Josie Wales - Phish
The Horse - Cliff Nobles & Co.
The Jester's Dance - In Flames
The Loner - Gary Moore
The Ox - Who
The Philosopher - John Cale
The Ritual - Jon Butcher
The Sheltering Sky - King Crimson
The Snow Goose - Camel
The Spider - Kansas
The Trembler - Duane Eddy
The Victor - Dick Dale
The Wasteoid - Fu Manchu
The Wit & The Wisdom - Husker Du
Theme - The Descendents
Theme for a Kinetic Ritual - Klark Kent
Theme from S.W.A.T. - Rhythm Heritage
The Rock - The Who
The Supernatural - John Mayall featuring Peter Green
Thicker Than Water - Jack Johnson
Thieves Like Us - New Order
Think - Curtis Mayfield
Tierra Del Fuego - George Lynch
Time Warp - Rick Derringer
To Live is to Die - Metallica
Too Late - Augustus Pablo
Too Tight Rag - Tom Paley
Tramontane - Foreigner
Transitions - The Beastie Boys
Triad - Tool
TSOP - MFSB featuring Three Degrees
Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield
Underdub - Hatfield & The North
Underture - The Who
Universal Mind - Liquid Tension Experiment
University Boulevard - Los Straitjackets
V.B. Phone - Magical Power Mako
Victory Over Peter Bones - Reel Big Fish
Viva Tirado - El Chicano
Voyage of the Trieste - Chocolate Watchband
Walkin With Mr Lee - Lee Allen
War - Joe Satriani
Warda's Whorehouse - Phillip Glass
Wedding Nails - Porcupine Tree
Wham - Lonnie Mack
Whamola - Les Claypool
Wheels - String-A-Longs
When The Water Breaks - Liquid Tension Experiment
White Summer - Yardbirds
Why - Joe Satriani
Wigwam - Bob Dylan
Wild Weekend - The Rebels
Window Licker - Aphex Twin
Winter Solstice - Tea Party
Wipeout - Gary Hoey version
Woodpecker From Mars - Faith No More
Wot Gorilla - Genesis
Wounded Knee - Primus
Yeti - Amon Duul II
Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots Part 2 - The Flaming Lips
Ytse Jam - Dream Theater
Zaar - Peter Gabriel

Is this an exact duplicate or does it just look that way?

camel- snow goose is really fantastic