Top Ten Best Classic Rock Guitar Riffs

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The Top Ten

1 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones

The rolling stones' first American #1 billboard song - Ajkloth

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2 You Really Got Me - The Kinks

This riff inspired a lot of musicians to play hard rock. - zxm

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3 Sweet Home Alabama - Alabama UListen to Sample
4 Day Tripper - The Beatles UListen to Sample
5 Layla - Derek & The Dominos UListen to Sample
6 Money for Nothing - Dire Straits UListen to Sample
7 La Grange - ZZ Top

This is not a riff by ZZ-Top! It's Jerry Lee Hooker ar what he was called this Riff belongs to!

So what?

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8 Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy UListen to Sample
9 Urgent - Foreigner UListen to Sample
10 Back in Black - AC/DC UListen to Sample

The Contenders

11 Out In the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott UListen to Sample
12 The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple UListen to Sample
13 Rebel Rebel - David Bowie UListen to Sample
14 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream UListen to Sample
15 Crying in the Rain - Whitesnake UListen to Sample
16 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Number 20? This should be number 1! Who doesn't know this riff? The answer is no one because it is the greatest riff of all time! - TimTamTheTurtleMan

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17 All Night Long - Rainbow UListen to Sample
18 Limelight - Rush

Living on a lighted stageā€¦ I think you know the rest

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19 More Than A Feeling - Boston UListen to Sample
20 Fool for Your Loving - Whitesnake UListen to Sample
21 Kashmir - Led Zeppelin

One of the most underrated guitar riffs - zxm

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22 Heartbreaker - Led Zeppelin
23 Aqualung - Jethro Tull UListen to Sample
24 Do It Again - Steely Dan

Slinky, memorable and way beyond its time

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25 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top UListen to Sample
26 Black Betty - Ram Jam

Crazy to play!

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27 Witchy Woman - Eagles UListen to Sample
28 New Day Yesterday - Jethro Tull

A peerless jazz riff played in heavy metal style

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29 Ain't Talkin' 'bout Love - Van Halen UListen to Sample
30 Close To The Edge - Yes UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Out In the Fields - Gary Moore & Phil Lynott
2. Urgent - Foreigner
3. The Cut Runs Deep - Deep Purple
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1. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
2. You Really Got Me - The Kinks
3. Sweet Home Alabama - Alabama
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