Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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101 La Grange - ZZ Top V 1 Comment
102 Madhouse - Anthrax
103 Cherub Rock - The Smashing Pumpkins
104 Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
105 Tie Your Mother Down - Queen

One of the best riffs to ever begin a live show... And one of my favourite rock songs. Brian May has a few great ones to choose from; Queen didn't do a lot in that regard, so the few they did use were smokin.

Best damn riff ever. Can't believe this is the only queen song here. People should start listening to good music

Maybe not number one riff but waaay higher than 103

106 Let It Go - Def Leppard

Great but the Switch 625 - definitely Leppard from their 1981 album " High 'n' Dry " one of the best riffs ever.

107 T.N.T. - AC/DC
108 Come Together - The Beatles

Super sexy guitar riff!

109 Hotel California - Eagles

One of the best opening guitar riffs along with "pictures of matchstick men" by status quo & "baby blue" by badfinger

110 Indestructible - Disturbed
111 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
112 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God

Killer riffs from mark morton.

113 Good Riddance - Green Day

It's a catchy song not my fave song forever and the riff is easy to remember and is in tune with the song I played this whole song by just making a few changes to the riff and it was like you couldn't even tell the diffrence

I can't help falling in love with this acoustic guitar's sound!

The classic sound by a classic guitar just sounds awesome! - Green_Day

This is a good song but it's not really a riff - Sabbath

114 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
115 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
116 Eruption - Van Halen

Sorry, but that ain't no riff. You may say there are some repeated notes. But those are licks, not riffs. - zxm

117 She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
118 Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
119 I'm Free - Kenny Loggins
120 Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine
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