Top 10 Deep Purple Riffs


The Top Ten

1 Mistreated Mistreated

Just find on YouTube the live video from California 1974. Beware though - this riff is able to open your third eye. - Metal_Treasure

2 The Cut Runs Deep The Cut Runs Deep
3 Stormbringer Stormbringer
4 Hungry Daze Hungry Daze
5 Demon's Eyes Demon's Eyes
6 Pictures of Home Pictures of Home
7 Black Night Black Night V 1 Comment
8 Perfect Strangers Perfect Strangers
9 Burn Burn

This song was pretty complex and odd for the 70s. Besides, it isn't melody-driven and it rather showcases musicianship/technicality. That's the reason it never became very popular but metal musicians appreciate it - for its riff, drumming and vocals. - Metal_Treasure

10 Smoke On the Water Smoke On the Water

I think the intro riff is amazing but I've put it at 11 because many people think it's overplayed, simple and overrated. Okay then, there at least 10 Deep Purple riffs that are better and more complex, which are not overplayed for sure. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Hard Lovin' Man Hard Lovin' Man

It's a gallop. I love gallops and I also love when Iron Maiden and Iced Earth base their songs on gallops. This song was probably the first speed metal song ever (1970). - Metal_Treasure

12 Highway Star Highway Star
13 The Gypsy The Gypsy
14 King of Dreams King of Dreams
15 Mad Dog Mad Dog
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