Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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81 Sharp Dressed Man - ZZ Top

This deserves to be in the Top 10! - CastlevaniaFanboy128

82 Parallels - As I Lay Dying
83 You Shook Me All Night Long - AC/DC

Best chord progression ever and a nice swing too.

84 Cities on Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult
85 Duality - Slipknot
86 The Lady Loved The Outlaw - The Country Funkin' Do - Dahz

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

87 Rainbow In the Dark - Dio
88 Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf

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

89 Into the Void - Black Sabbath
90 Bonded by Blood - Exodus
91 Freedom - Rage Against the Machine
92 Headstrong - Trapt
93 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?

94 YYZ - Rush
95 La Grange - ZZ Top V 1 Comment
96 Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
97 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
98 Foxey Lady - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
99 Madhouse - Anthrax
100 Cherub Rock - The Smashing Pumpkins

Outstanding riff!

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