Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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121 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

122 Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
123 I'm Free - Kenny Loggins
124 Wake Up - Rage Against the Machine
125 She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
126 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

127 Jordan - Buckethead
128 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/

129 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!

130 Stockholm Syndrome - Muse

Stockholm syndrome, plug in baby, citizen erased, assassin, reapers, and micro cuts!

Man! Great written guitar riff it is like a crazy left hand practising song

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131 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
132 Comfortably Numb - Pink Floyd

This is without a doubt the most intense and nerve pulling riff ever made, David Gilmore really touched deep fibers, goose bumps all over!

What 126? Jesus. I don't personally think it's the best riff of all time, but it should at least be in the top ten. AT LEAST. Jeez.

It's the greatest song of all time, but it hasn't got a riff - TheJepperen

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133 It's A Long Way To The Top - AC/DC

Such a good guitar riff - mneilan

134 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

try to find an acoustic version, if not just listen to the song. All these silly songs listed got nothing on SRV's riffs - me145

135 Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton

I love In The Flesh, Over The Hills and Far Away, Whole Lotta Love, Daytripper, Sunshine of Your Love, all that stuff. But I believe this is one of, if not the, greatest love song ever written.

136 Message In a Bottle - The Police

Amazing. The unique sound mixed with rock is uncomparible.

137 Fear of the Dark - Iron Maiden

It's almost haunting and conveys the whole meaning of the song. 2002 Rock in Rio completely showcases the riffs versatility and popularity amongst fans.

138 Carry On Wayward Son - Kansas

Ta ta ta taa... Ta ta ta taa. ta ta ta ta ta ta ta.. Ta ta..
Maybe now you understand why this should be on number one

139 Dammit - Blink-182

Take your pants off!

Wheres eddie van halen here? Hot for teacher is number one by far?

140 Mouth for War - Pantera
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