Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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81More Than a Feeling - Boston

prolly one of the catchiest riffs ever - wolf10

82Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson

Everyone loves Eric..he makes satriani and vies list..Van Halen as well, and many more including my rock and roll hall of fame dad.. He loves cliffs of dover. Most guitarists of the 60's listened to my dad's band and they still have the record for most albums and for first band inducted with no vocals... Walk, don't run.. And vote for Johnson. And by the way, Jerry says " The Ventures" should be on every list..They taught so, so many people how to play guitar by listening to their a hall of famer..they listened to The Ventures.

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83Children of the Revolution - T. Rex

Children Of The Revolution is a song, which rocks the stage.

84Working Man - Rush
85Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Why The Hell is this song all the way down here, it is one of the greatest riffs ever, just listen to the damn song. It is totally unrecognized to the mainstream world! It may not be the most consistent riff but when it comes in at 2:40, you know it is that awesome. Give this riff a chance, plus, the song is just pure genius and ranks with the genius of Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway, A Day In The Life, etc.

86Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
87I Got Mine - The Black Keys
88Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

This deserves to be in the Top 10! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

89Parallels - As I Lay Dying
90You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Best chord progression ever and a nice swing too.

91B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

Can't get it out of my head - Gamenerd78

92The Lady Loved The Outlaw - The Country Funkin' Do - Dahz

Only recently released, the riff in this is bound to become a classic

93Duality - Slipknot
94Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf

C'mon guys! the first biker song! - rocknrolldude

95Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

One of the best riffs I've ever heard!
A7X rules! they've got two of the best guitarists in the world! - SyNyStErVaLeNtine247

syn's best for me
i like 4.00 this song - juicymetaly

This riff is extremely catchy, with hamers and pull-off... Extremely melodic... And also got the best solo ever along with Cemetary Gates and Floods! A7x rocks and Syn is the best!

Come on! 67th! This is ridiculous! Best solo they have ever done, apart from So Far Away in my opinion - Danielsun182

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96Headstrong - Trapt
97Freedom - Rage Against the Machine
98Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold
99YYZ - Rush
100La Grange - ZZ TopV1 Comment
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