Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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81 Children of the Revolution - T. Rex

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

82 Working Man - Rush
83 Wanted Dead or Alive - Bon Jovi
84 I Got Mine - The Black Keys
85 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

This deserves to be in the Top 10! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

86 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
87 Parallels - As I Lay Dying
88 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Best chord progression ever and a nice swing too.

89 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix Experience
90 Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult
91 B.Y.O.B. - System of a Down

Can't get it out of my head - Gamenerd78

92 Duality - Slipknot
93 The Lady Loved The Outlaw - The Country Funkin' Do - Dahz

Only recently released, the riff in this is bound to become a classic

94 Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

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

95 Bonded by Blood - Exodus
96 Headstrong - Trapt
97 More Than a Feeling - Boston

prolly one of the catchiest riffs ever - wolf10

98 Afterlife - Avenged Sevenfold

One of the best riffs I've ever heard!
A7X rules! they've got two of the best guitarists in the world! - SyNyStErVaLeNtine247

syn's best for me
i like 4.00 this song - juicymetaly

This riff is extremely catchy, with hamers and pull-off... Extremely melodic... And also got the best solo ever along with Cemetary Gates and Floods! A7x rocks and Syn is the best!

Just because Smoke On The Water is the most recognisable riff doesn't mean its the greatest. Smoke On The Water is easy to play but most of A7Xs solos aren't. That's why I say Syn is one of the best in the world - Danielsun182

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99 Beast and the Harlot - Avenged Sevenfold

Seriously dude? 103? The song peaked at #19 on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart, #47 on the UK Singles Chart.,. and #1 on the UK Rock Chart on 12 March 2006. The song's rapid main riff was voted as the 14th greatest riff ever by the guitar magazine Total Guitar in March 2007. What is this doing at 103?

100 YYZ - Rush
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