There's a solid chapter about this subject in Ben Ratliff's book "Every Song Ever."
Agreed with those who said it above: Neil Young is the master at one-noters although my favorite is Phil Manzanera's on Eno's "The True Wheel," possibly my favorite Eno song.
― Wally P. Doyle, Thursday, 26 September 2019 21:12 (one year ago) link
that "absolutely the worst solo" is pretty great, come on now
― tylerw, Thursday, 26 September 2019 21:41 (one year ago) link
Seen them live a couple of times. They didn't have a sax player but they are certainly musos.
― everything, Thursday, 26 September 2019 22:32 (one year ago) link
Cake's "I Will Survive" has a pretty great solo, which is one note until almost the end
― Duke, Friday, 27 September 2019 15:59 (one year ago) link