Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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101Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
102Foxey Lady - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
103Cherub Rock - The Smashing Pumpkins
104Tie Your Mother Down - Queen

One of the best riffs to ever begin a live show... And one of my favourite rock songs. Brian May has a few great ones to choose from; Queen didn't do a lot in that regard, so the few they did use were smokin.

Best damn riff ever. Can't believe this is the only queen song here. People should start listening to good music

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105Let It Go - Def Leppard

Great but the Switch 625 - definitely Leppard from their 1981 album " High 'n' Dry " one of the best riffs ever.

106Stay Away - L'arc~en~ciel

I love the song, great music, specially the guitar. - Viktor19

there's distortion and the weird guitar solo - ronluna

107T.N.T. - AC/DC
108Come Together - The Beatles

Super sexy guitar riff!

109Good Riddance - Green Day

It's a catchy song not my fave song forever and the riff is easy to remember and is in tune with the song I played this whole song by just making a few changes to the riff and it was like you couldn't even tell the diffrence

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110Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
111Indestructible - Disturbed
112Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God

Killer riffs from mark morton.

113Hotel California - Eagles

One of the best opening guitar riffs along with "pictures of matchstick men" by status quo & "baby blue" by badfinger

114In Pieces - Linkin Park

I'm 100% sure, no one would've listened to this song... I myself was shocked because the song is a bit dry but LINKIN PARK DELIVERED AN 80'S GUITAR RIFF here and its MESMERISING

115Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
116Misirlou - Dick Dale

Just listen... It is amazing

117Eruption - Van Halen
118Paint it Black - The Rolling Stones
119Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
120I'm Free - Kenny Loggins
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