Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


The Contenders: Page 6

101 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.

102 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

103 T.N.T. - AC/DC
104 Come Together - The Beatles

Super sexy guitar riff!

105 Hotel California - Eagles

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

106 Indestructible - Disturbed
107 Ace of Spades - Motorhead

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

108 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
109 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God

Killer riffs from mark morton.

110 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
111 She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
112 In The Flesh - Pink Floyd

Okay, I know everybody's just here to see the top ten, but DO YOURSELVES A FAVOR AND LISTEN TO AT LEAST THE FIRST MINUTE OF THIS SONG, it's beautiful and thrilling and in my opinion is the best riff of all time. Pink Floyd is the master of walkdowns.

V 1 Comment
113 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
114 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

115 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

116 Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine
117 In Pieces - Linkin Park

I'm 100% sure, no one would've listened to this song... I myself was shocked because the song is a bit dry but LINKIN PARK DELIVERED AN 80'S GUITAR RIFF here and its MESMERISING

118 Jordan - Buckethead
119 Fade to Black - Metallica

Truly the greatest guitar riff ever made! If you haven't heard this song, you should definitely do it! Because you will be blown away!

Should definitely be higher, even if the riff itself isn't the best the song more than makes up for it

Great solo, great song, great band! Metallica for life! M/

120 Mechanix - Megadeth

Any Megadeth riff, dave mustaine was ranked number one rhythm metal guitarist in guitar one mag. i have no clue why there is no respect to him on this site, it's the overpowering metallica that makes megadeth get ignored when they are equals. Mechanix is the original four horsemen

the fastest riff I ever heard. fits about 100 chords in every second. the master - mustaine. megadeth ftw!

PSearch List

Recommended Lists

Related Lists

Top 10 Darkest Sounding Guitar Riffs Top Ten Thrash Metal Songs With the Best Guitar Riffs Top Ten Catchiest Guitar Riffs Metal Songs With the Best Guitar Riffs Top Ten Best Classic Rock Guitar Riffs

List StatsUpdated 25 Sep 2017

12,000 votes
497 listings
10 years, 120 days old

Top Remixes (54)

1. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
2. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
3. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
1. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
2. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
3. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
1. Smoke On the Water - Deep Purple
2. Iron Man - Black Sabbath
3. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne

View All 54


Add Post

Error Reporting

See a factual error in these listings? Report it here.