Top Ten Catchiest Guitar Riffs

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The Top Ten

1 Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple

First riff I learned, still my favorite - WahlaBear

For me the best riff is the black dog but, we have to admit it that that smoke on the water is the catchiest riff. because when heard this riff you will be gonna amaze even you are not a rock song fan. And also this riff is easy to memorize in your mind not the black dog by Page.

Lol! It's the first riff I ever learned too!

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2 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Best riff EVER! Should be 1.

I can't disagree - Ledjam17

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3 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne UListen to Sample
4 Day Tripper - The Beatles

Catchy enough to build half of a double A-side #1 single around. - PetSounds

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5 Money For Nothing - Dire Straits UListen to Sample
6 Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies UListen to Sample
7 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

I've remembered that riff since the first time I heard it. - IronSabbathPriest

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8 Fade to Black - Metallica

Opening sounds like a one ripoff

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9 More Than A Feeling - Boston UListen to Sample
10 Thunderstruck - AC/DC UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Sweet Child O Mine - Guns & Roses

The riff is what made me to love the song. I really didn't care about the rest of the song when I first heard it. - zxm

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12 Back in Black - AC/DC UListen to Sample
13 Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

First riff I played, and I love it! - SuperCharged

Why don't see this yet?

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14 Paranoid - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
15 My Sharona - The Knack UListen to Sample
16 Iron Man - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
17 Sails of Charon - Scorpions UListen to Sample
18 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones UListen to Sample
19 Layla - Derek & The Dominos

Amazing riff! My favourite riff of all time. Eric Clapton and Duane Allman are geniuses!

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20 La Grange - ZZ Top UListen to Sample
21 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace UListen to Sample
22 You Really Got Me - The Kinks UListen to Sample
23 Enter Sandman - Metallica UListen to Sample
24 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin UListen to Sample
25 Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen UListen to Sample
26 Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Total Rip Off! They stole Joe Satriani

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27 Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys UListen to Sample
28 Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

Definitely. This one gets stuck in my head all the time. - Gg2000

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29 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Love this riff - Userguy44

Gives me the biggest eargasm - MouldyWalrus

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30 Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones UListen to Sample
31 Only for the Weak - In Flames UListen to Sample
32 Stay Together for the Kids - Blink-182 UListen to Sample
33 Barracuda - Heart UListen to Sample
34 Break on Through (to the Other Side) - The Doors UListen to Sample
35 Mind Mischief - Tame Impala

Very underrated, but great! - LightningStrike

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36 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream UListen to Sample
37 In A Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly UListen to Sample
38 Urgent - Foreigner UListen to Sample
39 Master Exploder - Tenacious D UListen to Sample
40 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers UListen to Sample
41 Warriors - Imagine Dragons UListen to Sample
42 Brain Stew - Green Day UListen to Sample
43 Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen UListen to Sample
44 Panama - Van Halen UListen to Sample
45 It's the End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M. UListen to Sample
46 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden UListen to Sample
47 American Idiot - Green Day UListen to Sample
48 You Got Me Floatin' - The Jimi Hendrix Experience UListen to Sample
49 Walk - Pantera UListen to Sample
50 Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones

Very catchy riff indeed, if you ask me. - Metarock

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Top Remixes (5)

1. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
2. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
3. Day Tripper - The Beatles
gemcloben
1. Sweet Child O Mine - Guns & Roses
2. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
3. Back in Black - AC/DC
zxm
1. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
2. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Back in Black - AC/DC
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