Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs

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81 More Than a Feeling - Boston More Than a Feeling - Boston

prolly one of the catchiest riffs ever - wolf10

82 Roulette - System of a Down Roulette - System of a Down
83 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
84 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson Cliffs 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 records...name a hall of famer..they listened to The Ventures.

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85 Children of the Revolution - T. Rex Children of the Revolution - T. Rex

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

86 Paranoid 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.

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

This deserves to be in the Top 10! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

91 Parallels - As I Lay Dying Parallels - As I Lay Dying
92 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Best chord progression ever and a nice swing too.

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

Can't get it out of my head - Gamenerd78

94 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
95 The Lady Loved The Outlaw - The Country Funkin' Do - Dahz

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

96 Duality - Slipknot Duality - Slipknot
97 Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf

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

98 Dammit - blink-182 Dammit - blink-182

Wheres eddie van halen here? Hot for teacher is number one by far?

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99 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold Afterlife - 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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100 Reapers - Muse Reapers - Muse

Very good riff, but just tapping

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