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

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

278 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.

279 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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280 Plug in Baby - Muse

This should be number one. Matt is a revolutionary guitarist and an amazing song writer. I understand some people do not like Muse's style or how Matt uses his voice (I think he is amazing), but even they have to admit this riff is amazing. Forever a Muser.

This is the best Total Guitar voted of the past decade! :)

He should be in an higher rank! :)

It is also really good to play, and all the song is great ;)

Great riff...
When I go in Guitar shops I see everyone play this its so good. - GlonnAtronnAdonnAdict

This is the sickest riff. Take it to the ER now. Call a doctor.

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