Top Ten Catchiest Guitar Riffs


The Top Ten

1 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Best riff EVER! Should be 1.

I can't disagree - Ledjam17

2 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!

3 Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
4 Day Tripper - The Beatles

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

5 Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress - The Hollies
6 Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
7 Fade to Black - Metallica

Opening sounds like a one ripoff

8 More Than A Feeling - Boston
9 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

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

10 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

The Contenders

11 Thunderstruck - AC/DC
12 Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

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

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13 Viva La Vida - Coldplay

Total Rip Off! They stole Joe Satriani

14 My Sharona - The Knack
15 Sails of Charon - Scorpions
16 Layla - Derek & The Dominos

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

17 La Grange - ZZ Top
18 Animal I Have Become - Three Days Grace
19 Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen
20 Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
21 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
22 Back in Black - AC/DC
23 Rebel Rebel - David Bowie
24 Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
25 You Really Got Me - The Kinks
26 Enter Sandman - Metallica
27 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Gives me the biggest eargasm - MouldyWalrus

28 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
29 Only for the Weak - In Flames
30 Break on Through (to the Other Side) - The Doors
31 Mind Mischief - Tame Impala
32 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
33 In A Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly
34 Urgent - Foreigner
35 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
36 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
37 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
38 Warriors - Imagine Dragons
39 Brain Stew - Green Day
40 Stay Together for the Kids - Blink-182
41 Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
42 Panama - Van Halen
43 It's the End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M.
44 Barracuda - Heart
45 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
46 American Idiot - Green Day
47 You Got Me Floatin' - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
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Top Remixes (4)

1. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
2. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
3. Day Tripper - The Beatles
1. Sweet Child O Mine - Guns & Roses
2. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
3. Back in Black - AC/DC
1. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
2. Thunderstruck - AC/DC
3. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

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