Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs

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61 (Don't Fear) The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult

The riff is great and all, but the cowbell is the best part.

This is a pretty scary, but good song. It's based on Romeo and Juliet, and the guitar is amazing.

62 Brain Stew - Green Day V 1 Comment
63 Paradise City - Guns n' Roses

Injustice! This is a highly underrated song. Just feel yourself go wild to its amazing tune. It deserves to be in the top 15.

One of the single most recognizable arpegiated riffs of all time. This song became a stadium anthem and it all started with this incredible riff!

so good!

64 Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin

Is this song's guitar riff really should be at 165!

The solo was 100 times better than those riffs. - zxm

God made this song and played this riff!

How the hell is this 174?

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65 Tom Sawyer - Rush

the riff is bassiccly rushs theme song

Alex Lifeson- what an amazing guitarist!

66 Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd

The 4 min guitar solo of this song beats them all...

YOU GET LOST IN THE 3 GUITAR RIFF! How is this not top 10. always gets my head bobbling to the music

This is an other that harder to play then it sounds and get it right!

Best solo ever!

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67 Cowboys From Hell - Pantera

Absolutely amazing! Gets me up on my feet and make me want to headbang. How is this not even on the list?

68 Ace of Spades - Motorhead

How is this and Come As You Are so low?! And where's Soundgarden?

69 Pinball Wizard - The Who

One of the best riffs of britan invasion! Just listen the Isle of Wight version

God

70 Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers

This is a very-simple riff, but I challenge anyyone to write one as amazing as this! - FireInMyDreams

71 Crazy On You - Heart
72 Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath

One of the evilest Riff and should be way towards the top. Iommi is king of Riffs.

73 Hallowed Be Thy Name - Iron Maiden

Completely underrated riff, solo, lyrics, and song. - VonHaggles

Hallowed Be Thy Name is one of the greatest song in history. And riff is amazing!

Love it, best song on 'Number if the Beast' and I'm an old rocker so I should know!

How can it be on no.97

It should be at least in top 30

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74 Money - Pink Floyd

Gotta be up with the top 10... Iconic... Is the root of all evil today.

It's a shame Guns N' Roses is above this epic masterpiece. Best guitar riff ever.

Its not in classical 4/4 time signature. ITs actually in a 7/4 time signature which makes the riff so uniqe

Come on man its pink floyd.With such a werd time signature executed so brilliantly from gilmour to mason should be at least in the top 20s

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75 Schism - Tool

Shouldn't be #1, but should definitely be a lot higher than it is

76 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio
77 Roulette - System of a Down
78 Wonderwall - Oasis
79 More Than a Feeling - Boston

prolly one of the catchiest riffs ever - wolf10

80 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson

Everyone loves Eric..he makes satriani and vies list..Van Halen as well, and many more including my rock and roll hall of fame dad.. He loves cliffs of dover. Most guitarists of the 60's listened to my dad's band and they still have the record for most albums and for first band inducted with no vocals... Walk, don't run.. And vote for Johnson. And by the way, Jerry says " The Ventures" should be on every list..They taught so, so many people how to play guitar by listening to their records...name a hall of famer..they listened to The Ventures.

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