Top Ten air guitar songs

We all do funny and embarrassing things when we have the house to ourselves, some people have conversations with their pets, while others pretend their hairbrush is a microphone and sing along to their favorite songs. In the past, Pop Ten has given you the top 10 most inspirational 80s songs and the top 10 rap samples, but now it is time to find out what we think are the top 10 air guitar songs. If you are home alone, why not draw the blinds, turn up the stereo and warm up your guitar strumming fingers as you read through our top 10 list.

Our top 10 is sure to remind you of some well loved classic rock ballads, so you might even be tempted to pause your game of partypoker or your Facebook chat to download some songs off iTunes or listen to them via YouTube. Let’s begin the countdown.

10. Hysteria – Muse

9. Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple

8. Brown Sugar – The Rolling Stones

7. Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses

6. Purple Haze -Jimi Hendrix

5. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin

4. Eruption – Van Halen

3. You Really Got Me Going – The Kinks

2. Paranoid – Black Sabbath

1. Wanted Dead of Alive – Bon Jovi

Who could defeat the amazing guitar work of Richie Sambora, lead guitarist of the 80s rock band Bon Jovi? The cowboy inspired song begins rather subdued before erupting into a blast of amazing guitar work. Wanted Dead or Alive is from the 1986 album Slippery When Wet, which also features some of the band’s other well known songs including Living on a Prayer and Shot Through the Heart. It was the first hard rock album to have 3 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100. The song reflects Jon Bon Jovi’s admiration for Old West heroes and how he relates to them, being hated by some people but loved by others, hence wanted dead or alive.

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