Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs

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161 Constant Motion - Dream Theater Constant Motion - Dream Theater

I am surprised there is no Dream Theater on this list to this point. Petrucci writes some of the coolest riffs of the last 20 years. - fluntimes

If this band had been played as much as Metallica, they would have dominated this list, people don't know how good they are.

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162 Cowboys From Hell - Pantera Cowboys From Hell - Pantera

Absolutely amazing! Gets me up on my feet and make me want to headbang. How is this not even on the list?

163 The Ocean - Led Zeppelin The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
164 Master Exploder - Tenacious D Master Exploder - Tenacious D
165 Cochise - Audioslave Cochise - Audioslave

Best riff ever! So well done, tom morello is an expert guitarest!

166 Fix You - Coldplay Fix You - Coldplay V 1 Comment
167 School's Out - Alice Cooper School's Out - Alice Cooper

School's out for summer! School's been blown to pieces!
I don't think it gets much better than that!
Best anti-edu. Song I've ever heard, and the guitar riff is SICK!

Doo doo DOO doo doo DOO doo doo DOO DOO DOO!

168 The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana

Hows this not higher on the list?! The riff is amazing and its throughout the whole song.

Yes it's amazing, but it should be credited to Bowie, given he's the original artist. - CharlieM

169 Beautiful Disaster - 311 Beautiful Disaster - 311

Nick Hexum and Tim Mahoney simply lay it down on this track... the entire song is great, but the two of them jammin togeather make it a GREAT SONG!

170 He-Man Woman Hater - Extreme He-Man Woman Hater - Extreme

Complexity does not always mean beauty, but in this case definitely!

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171 Pieces - L'Arc~en~Ciel Pieces - L'Arc~en~Ciel
172 XXX For You - D'erlanger
173 N.I.B. - Black Sabbath V 1 Comment
174 Seventeen - Winger Seventeen - Winger

Wow! This riff is just amazing, rob beach was a way underrated guitarist!

175 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

This song probably is Megadeth's most known song, this riff is catchy, easy and fun to play, and Mustaine is God.

This is probably Megadeth's most known song, this riff is really easy, fun to play and Mustaine is God.

Mustaine should have a lot of creds for a lot of good sounding riffs, this is one of them.

176 The Spirit of Radio - Rush The Spirit of Radio - Rush

172? Really? It's at least one of the 20 best guitar riffs of all time, at least. - DavidBondra

177 Mississippi Queen - Mountain Mississippi Queen - Mountain
178 What's the Frequency, Kenneth? - REM What's the Frequency, Kenneth? - REM
179 Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent

Excellent riff...simple and in yo face

180 No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper No More Mr. Nice Guy - Alice Cooper

Why would this be 218!?!? This is literally one of the best riffs ever

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