Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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121Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine
122She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
123Mr. Sandman - Chet Atkins
124Jordan - Buckethead
125Mechanix - Megadeth

Any Megadeth riff, dave mustaine was ranked number one rhythm metal guitarist in guitar one mag. i have no clue why there is no respect to him on this site, it's the overpowering metallica that makes megadeth get ignored when they are equals. Mechanix is the original four horsemen

the fastest riff I ever heard. fits about 100 chords in every second. the master - mustaine. megadeth ftw!

126Fade to Black - Metallica

Truly the greatest guitar riff ever made! If you haven't heard this song, you should definitely do it! Because you will be blown away!

Should definitely be higher, even if the riff itself isn't the best the song more than makes up for it

Great solo, great song, great band! Metallica for life! M/

127Stockholm 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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128Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
129Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

This is without a doubt the most intense and nerve pulling riff ever made, David Gilmore really touched deep fibers, goose bumps all over!

What 126? Jesus. I don't personally think it's the best riff of all time, but it should at least be in the top ten. AT LEAST. Jeez.

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130It's A Long Way To The Top - AC/DC

Such a good guitar riff - mneilan

131Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

try to find an acoustic version, if not just listen to the song. All these silly songs listed got nothing on SRV's riffs - me145

132Ace of Spades - Motorhead

How is this and Come As You Are so low?! And where's Soundgarden?

133Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

I love In The Flesh, Over The Hills and Far Away, Whole Lotta Love, Daytripper, Sunshine of Your Love, all that stuff. But I believe this is one of, if not the, greatest love song ever written.

134Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas
135Message In a Bottle - The PoliceV1 Comment
136Dammit - blink-182

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

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137Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
138Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

It's almost haunting and conveys the whole meaning of the song. 2002 Rock in Rio completely showcases the riffs versatility and popularity amongst fans.

139Mouth for War - Pantera
140You Really Got Me - Van Halen

The kinks first used this riffs and song

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