Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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101 Bat Out Of Hell - Meat Loaf
102 Children of the Grave - Black Sabbath
103 Foxey Lady - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
104 Madhouse - Anthrax
105 Cherub Rock - The Smashing Pumpkins
106 Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix
107 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.

108 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

109 T.N.T. - AC/DC
110 Come Together - The Beatles

Super sexy guitar riff!

111 Indestructible - Disturbed
112 Hotel California - Eagles

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

113 Ace of Spades - Motorhead

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

114 Laid to Rest - Lamb of God
115 Walk With Me In Hell - Lamb of God

Killer riffs from mark morton.

116 Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
117 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd
118 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

119 La Grange - ZZ Top V 1 Comment
120 T.N.T. - AC/DC
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