Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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201 Drive - Incubus
202 Hocus Pocus - Focus

Dutch band, song came out in 1973 and was recorded live! Unbelievable!

203 Let There Be Rock - AC/DC
204 Can't You Hear Me Knockin' - The Rolling Stones

The opening 10 seconds of the song say it all.

205 Bitch - The Rolling Stones

Defines rock 'n' roll with the guitar riff and the nasty lyrics. -

206 Icky Thump - The White Stripes
207 A Beautiful Lie - 30 Seconds To Mars
208 Oh Well - Fleetwood Mac
209 Waterfall - The Stone Roses

It's not a hard-rock riff, but it's got to be the sweetest, most melodic riff that anybody has mentioned so far. Squire is the modern-day guitar hero!

210 96 Quite Bitter Beings - CKY
211 Icarus Lives! - Periphery
212 Girls On Film - Duran Duran
213 New Orleans Is Sinking - The Tragically Hip

A great Canadian band that deserves more credit

214 Orion - Metallica
215 When I Come Around - Green Day
216 Knights of Cydonia - Muse

No one's gonna siege me alive

217 Pride (In the Name of Love) - U2
218 Keep Yourself Alive - Queen

So many guitar riffs in one song; Rolling Stone said it has a whole album's worth of guitar riffs in one song!

You might not know the name of the song, but this is truly an iconic riff. So fun to play :D

219 Burning Heart - Survivor

Great riff to a great song

220 Opium of the People - Slipknot
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