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

Why don't see this yet?

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 Enter Sandman - Metallica
20 Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
21 Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen
22 Gold On The Ceiling - The Black Keys
23 Rebel Rebel - David Bowie

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

24 The Trooper - Iron Maiden

Love this riff - Userguy44

Gives me the biggest eargasm - MouldyWalrus

25 Back in Black - AC/DC
26 Jumpin' Jack Flash - The Rolling Stones
27 You Really Got Me - The Kinks
28 Blitzkrieg Bop - Ramones
29 Only for the Weak - In Flames
30 Barracuda - Heart
31 Break on Through (to the Other Side) - The Doors
32 Mind Mischief - Tame Impala

Very underrated, but great! - LightningStrike

33 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream
34 In A Gadda Da Vida - Iron Butterfly
35 Urgent - Foreigner
36 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
37 Scar Tissue - Red Hot Chili Peppers
38 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
39 Warriors - Imagine Dragons
40 Brain Stew - Green Day
41 Stay Together for the Kids - Blink-182
42 Runnin' With the Devil - Van Halen
43 Panama - Van Halen
44 It's the End of the World As We Know It - R.E.M.
45 Run to the Hills - Iron Maiden
46 American Idiot - Green Day
47 You Got Me Floatin' - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
48 Walk - Pantera
49 Can't You Hear Me Knocking - The Rolling Stones

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

50 Plug in Baby - Muse
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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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