Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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61 Tom Sawyer - Rush

the riff is bassiccly rushs theme song

Alex Lifeson- what an amazing guitarist!

62 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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63 Pinball Wizard - The Who

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


64 Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers

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

65 N.I.B. - Black Sabbath V 1 Comment
66 Schism - Tool

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

67 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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68 Roulette - System of a Down
69 More Than a Feeling - Boston

prolly one of the catchiest riffs ever - wolf10

70 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 a hall of famer..they listened to The Ventures.

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71 Paranoid Android - Radiohead

Why The Hell is this song all the way down here, it is one of the greatest riffs ever, just listen to the damn song. It is totally unrecognized to the mainstream world! It may not be the most consistent riff but when it comes in at 2:40, you know it is that awesome. Give this riff a chance, plus, the song is just pure genius and ranks with the genius of Bohemian Rhapsody, Stairway, A Day In The Life, etc.

The riff in the middle is absolutely astounding - kempokid

Better than all the riffs up at top10

kill nigs

72 Children of the Revolution - T. Rex

Children Of The Revolution is a song, which rocks the stage.

73 Working Man - Rush
74 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath - Black Sabbath
75 I Got Mine - The Black Keys
76 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

This deserves to be in the Top 10! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

77 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Best chord progression ever and a nice swing too.

78 Duality - Slipknot
79 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio
80 Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

C'mon guys! the first biker song! - rocknrolldude

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