Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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61Black Hole Sun - Soundgarden
62Brain Stew - Green DayV1 Comment
63(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.

64Bonded by Blood - Exodus
65Paradise 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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66Tears 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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67Tom Sawyer - Rush

the riff is bassiccly rushs theme song

Alex Lifeson- what an amazing guitarist!

68Free 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!

Best solo ever!

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69Stairway 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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70Sad But True - MetallicaV1 Comment
71Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This is a very-simple riff, but I challenge anyyone to write one as amazing as this! - FireInMyDreams

72Pinball Wizard - The Who

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

73Stricken - Disturbed
74Crazy On You - Heart
75Hallowed 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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76Schism - Tool

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

77Madhouse - Anthrax
78Roulette - System of a Down
79Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
80Money - Pink Floyd

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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