Top 10 Alternative Songs With the Best Riffs

The overall Alternative genre is a great genre, but like in many other genres it contains some killer riffs!

The Top Ten

1 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana

Classic riff from a classic alternative song! Even if you think this song is overrated, this riff is outstanding! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

2 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

This is one of the most well known riffs of all time! Of course this should be so high! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

3 Mr. Brightside - The Killers

The Killers needed to be on here! Most of their riffs are great, but this one's the best! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

4 Can't Stop - Red Hot Chili Peppers

There are many great RHCP riffs, but this one just stands out the most! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

5 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace

Brilliant riff, that gets you into the perfect mood for this Post-Grunge masterpiece! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

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6 Plug In Baby - Muse

Awesome intro! - Songsta41

7 Awake - Godsmack
8 Snow (Hey Oh) - Red Hot Chili Peppers V 1 Comment
9 This Charming Man - The Smiths

Long before Nirvana, Radiohead, and R.E.M. defined what we now think of as "alternative," there was a band who paved the way for them all by being pretty much the first underground band to achieve mainstream success -- The Smiths. - PetSounds

10 All My Life - Foo Fighters V 1 Comment

The Contenders

11 Walk - Foo Fighters

This riff sounds so beautiful for an especially beautiful song! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

12 Comes As You Are - Nirvana
13 So Cold - Breaking Benjamin
14 No One Knows - Queens of the Stone Age
15 Burn - Three Days Grace
16 Feel the Pain - Dinosaur Jr.
17 Blackbird - Alter Bridge
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Top Remixes

1. Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3. Awake - Godsmack
1. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
2. Plug In Baby - Muse
3. Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes



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