Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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61 Barracuda - Heart Barracuda - Heart

Surprisingly low for one of the most catchy riffs out there.

62 Panama - Van Halen
63 (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

The riff is great and all, but the cowbell is the best part.

This is a pretty scary, but good song. It's based on Romeo and Juliet, and the guitar is amazing.

64 Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
65 Brain Stew - Green Day Brain Stew - Green Day V 1 Comment
66 Bonded by Blood - Exodus Bonded by Blood - Exodus
67 Paradise City - Guns n' Roses Paradise City - Guns n' Roses

Injustice! This is a highly underrated song. Just feel yourself go wild to its amazing tune. It deserves to be in the top 15.

One of the single most recognizable arpegiated riffs of all time. This song became a stadium anthem and it all started with this incredible riff!

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68 Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine Tears Don't Fall - Bullet for My Valentine

I don't know why they are not in the list.. Try any one song by them.. And I mean any one... And you will be crazy by the guitar riffs and the music and everything..

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69 Tom Sawyer - Rush Tom Sawyer - Rush

the riff is bassiccly rushs theme song

Alex Lifeson- what an amazing guitarist!

70 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

The 4 min guitar solo of this song beats them all...

YOU GET LOST IN THE 3 GUITAR RIFF! How is this not top 10. always gets my head bobbling to the music

This is an other that harder to play then it sounds and get it right!

This riff was used in the movie "The Kingsmen", and it was awesome! I realize opinions are like a______, but this 3 guitar riff is monumentos.

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71 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Is this song's guitar riff really should be at 165!

God made this song and played this riff!

No one can beat it when it comes to guitar classics or greatest guitar solos or greatest rock song ever. m/

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72 Sad But True - Metallica Sad But True - Metallica V 1 Comment
73 Crazy On You - Heart Crazy On You - Heart
74 Pinball Wizard - The Who Pinball Wizard - The Who

One of the best riffs of britan invasion! Just listen the Isle of Wight version

75 Stricken - Disturbed Stricken - Disturbed
76 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Completely underrated riff, solo, lyrics, and song. - VonHaggles

Hallowed Be Thy Name is one of the greatest song in history. And riff is amazing!

Love it, best song on 'Number if the Beast' and I'm an old rocker so I should know!

How can it be on no.97

It should be at least in top 30

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77 Stockholm Syndrome - Muse Stockholm Syndrome - Muse

Stockholm syndrome, plug in baby, citizen erased, assassin, reapers, and micro cuts!

Man! Great written guitar riff it is like a crazy left hand practising song

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78 Money - Pink Floyd

Gotta be up with the top 10... Iconic... Is the root of all evil today.

It's a shame Guns N' Roses is above this epic masterpiece. Best guitar riff ever.

Its not in classical 4/4 time signature. ITs actually in a 7/4 time signature which makes the riff so uniqe

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79 Schism - Tool

Shouldn't be #1, but should definitely be a lot higher than it is

80 Madhouse - Anthrax Madhouse - Anthrax
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