ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The Best Instrumentals of All Times

Updated on September 16, 2014

Its time to rock and roll!

Truly a lost song!

What is an instrumental?

There are so many great instrumentals that fall into so many different music genres. This is just a list for fun, and some of my favorites.

So, what is an instrumental? It is usually seen as any song that has no lyrics. Its that simple.

Some on here were done originally done on an organ or guitar, while other by a band or an orchestra. Since then, most on this list have been redone and some mastered on other instruments.

Whether they are inspiring, calming or a rocking jam fest, instrumentals are one the most overlooked class of songs in music history. I love so many of these and hope you will too! Please comment below and tell me your favorites.

A masterpiece an the baritone guitar!

Here are my daring dozen!

12.Digging in-Harold Faltermeyer This was made famous in Fletch with Chevy Chase. I love the synthesizer in this one. Falter Meyer is brilliant!

11. Rebel Rouser-Dwayne Eddy Yes, this would have been left out by most writers, but I love it. Its a rock and roll, masterpiece!

10. Last Night- A beautiful ensemble lead on the piano.

9.Indian Jones's Theme- A whole orchestra and an amazing theme that brought the movie to life.

8. Starwars- Another awesome theme song that makes you want to go fight for freedom! What a beautiful arrangement that is even better when done by a live orchestra.

7.The Lost Song of Scotland- I love bag pipes and snares. This was amazing!

6.The Tree of Life- Form the movie, The Fountain. A very richly composed arrangement that seems to penetrate the soul.

One to raise the dead!

The fantastic five!

5.Chariots of Fire- Who could forget this? This was what made me want to watch the movie. The piano work in this was so captivating. The Academy agreed!

4. Bron Yr Aur-Led Zeppelin- With nothing but a single guitar, Jim Page awed the world of Rock and roll with this one. Robert's "Owwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww" at the end, set it off perfectly.Jimmy was the master!

3. The theme from Broken Arrow- Lead by a baritone guitar, and backed up by a full orchestra, this heroic piece is just awesome!

2.Jesu bleibet meine Freude-Bach A great hymn by the great one himself! I love this both on the guitar and on the pipe organ.

Here is my number one. These will surprise some, and I am sure that many fans of classical music will disagree. But, here it is!

1. Time is Tight-Booker T and the MG's This was an up beat and wild composition lead by an organ but taken over by a rock band! I love everything about this one! Sit back and enjoy.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • MikeSyrSutton profile imageAUTHOR


      10 years ago from An uncharted galaxy

      There is one clip but, i'd rather have you buy it here than watch it here. LOL

    • FCEtier profile image


      10 years ago from Cold Mountain

      I agree with several of your choices, especially "Time is Tight". "The Horse" and "Green Onions" were good, too. How about some of the Ventures tunes?

      Also, were there no YouTube clips available? That would have been nice....


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
    ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)