Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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161Fix You - ColdplayV1 Comment
162School'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!

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163The 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

164Beautiful 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!

165He-Man Woman Hater - Extreme

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

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166Pieces - L'Arc~en~Ciel
167XXX For You - D'erlanger
168N.I.B. - Black SabbathV1 Comment
169Seventeen - Winger

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

170Symphony 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.

171The Spirit of Radio - Rush

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

172Mississippi Queen - Mountain
173What's the Frequency, Kenneth? - REM
174Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent

Excellent riff...simple and in yo face

175Rocky Mountain Way - Joe Walsh
176Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
177Made of Tears - Joe Satriani

greatest sounding solo I have heard live. EVER! - GuitarFreeeK

178Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
179Everlong - Foo Fighters
180You Know You're Right - Nirvana
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