Top Ten Catchiest Guitar Riffs


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!

2 Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

Best riff EVER! Should be 1.

I can't disagree - Ledjam17

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

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

8 Fade to Black - Metallica

Opening sounds like a one ripoff

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

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

12 Back in Black - AC/DC
13 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
14 Seven Nation Army - White Stripes

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

Why don't see this yet?

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

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

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

Total Rip Off! They stole Joe Satriani

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

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

29 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Love this riff - Userguy44

Gives me the biggest eargasm - MouldyWalrus

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

Very underrated, but great! - LightningStrike

35 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
36 In A Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly
37 Urgent - Foreigner
38 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
39 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
40 Warriors - Imagine Dragons
41 Brain Stew - Green Day
42 Stay Together for the Kids - Blink-182
43 Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
44 Panama - Van Halen
45 It's the End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M.
46 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
47 American Idiot - Green Day
48 You Got Me Floatin' - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
49 Walk - Pantera
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
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. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
3. Back in Black - AC/DC

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