Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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261 2 + 2 = 5 - Radiohead
262 In My Place - Coldplay
263 Sails of Charon - Scorpions
264 Say It Ain't So - Weezer V 1 Comment
265 Witchy Woman - Eagles
266 The Philosopher - Death
267 Holy Diver - Dio

Vivian Campbell uses the first three notes of the Cm scale and their respective 5th notes to create one of the best utilizations of power chords in metal history. A truly great song. - Edgelord

268 Poison Heart - Ramones

A different kind of riff by Johnny Ramone. - zxm

269 Somebody Told Me - The Killers

Hold on. You are telling me that Smoke on the Water is better than this riff?! Hell no! - GGiant1921

270 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
271 Crossroads - Cream
272 November Rain - Guns N' Roses

Guitar Riff isn't only about speed and loudness. Come on! I don't even see "Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin" up there! And this.. song has one of the PUREST RIFFS ever! The guitar sings, cries, and pulls you right into the heart of this song! Slash is wonderful and this riff is one, you should definitely listen to! I hope to see this up there someday along with 'Stairway to Heaven'.

This should be in the top 10, at least. One of the greatest riffs/solos ever. Better than 'Welcome to the Jungle' and 'Sweet Child O' Mine'

Have you ever listen a guitar sing? Yeah november rain does!


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273 Talk Dirty to Me - Poison
274 Only Women Bleed - Alice Cooper
275 Crazy On You - Heart
276 Knife-Edge - Emerson, Lake, And Palmer
277 Bring It On Home - Led Zeppelin
278 Bark at the Moon - Ozzy Osbourne

Well I just really enjoy and play this awesome riff. Jake E Lee at his finest!

279 You're All Talk - Cheap Trick

If you can, watch the Cheap Trick DVD "Silver, " where Rick and Slash are trading furious riffs in one of Cheapt Trick's greatest rockers.

280 Raise Your Hands - Bon Jovi

The whole song is a guitar masterpiece! - richie4life

Really amazing riff listen to it now - ballaboi17

Haha! Not one you'd expect to be here but it totally deserves it! Total master work!

Raise your hands, as first song in concert : everyone obeys Jonny ^^

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