#1
What is the single greatest individual memorable guitar note in a song? I don’t mean G# or something dumb like that. But in the context of a song, what one note just seems to be absolutely perfectly placed at the right time to achieve resolution/suspense/feeling/whatever…

Multiple notes don’t count (as there are millions of cool passages and riffs), neither do chords; however, bending a note a half-step (or multiple) does…

Here are some examples of what I’m talking about:

Prince: Let’s Go Crazy – the extremely high bend which starts the outro solo

Heart: Magic Man – the note when the whole band is silent near the middle of the solo

Pantera: Cemetery Gates – the final squealing harmonic which completes the ascending back and forth passage with the vocals

Can anyone add any more?
#2
First note of the 'chill' section of Sabbath's Symptom Of The Universe. The whole song is great, but when the solos fade, you're like "K. Nice solo, Tony. Song must be ov- OHHH!!"
#5
2:32 descending line down to Ab acting as a b7 against Bb7 chord on keyboard.

4:49 bending up to a major 9 against Dm vamp.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGzibVH-YCA
#6
That one off of Parisienne Walkways
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#10
The open G at the end of 6:08. I don't know what it is about it, it just seems like it shouldn't be there, even though there's obviously been some kind of plan for it. I don't know, I just love that seemingly random note that must have some meaning beyond me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pPvNqOb6RA
#13
If bends count then...

The solo to "Love Hurts" by Nazareth.
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#15
http://youtu.be/_KGiRB1bXW4?t=4m19s

marty friedman - asu e no sanka

that note at 4:50 and at 5:05 are perfectly placed notes that are the only ones that come to mind when thinking of great single notes. thats marty friedman for you.
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The open G at the end of 6:08. I don't know what it is about it, it just seems like it shouldn't be there, even though there's obviously been some kind of plan for it. I don't know, I just love that seemingly random note that must have some meaning beyond me.


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#18
First note of the guitar solo of "Save Me" by Queen. Between the iconic tone of a Vox AC30 and Brian May's hands you get a sound so powerful it...
Makes you feel like you've just flabbergasted
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#22
I like Garys strat ^ Single bridge Hpup and FR, I'd even play a strat like that, he was great
#24
The bend that starts the solo of Back Door Man by The Doors. It sounds like it could be the best guitar solo ever. The rest of the solo is a bit meh though.
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#26
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Or any note played by Jeff Beck...

Haha +1 to that.
#27
Black Sabbath - Iron Man , opening bend on the E

Smiths - How Soon is Now, that woooo-oooww sound. although I think that is probably a chord