Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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121 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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122 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
123 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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124 Dammit - Blink-182

Take your pants off!

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

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

Such a good guitar riff - mneilan

126 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

127 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.

128 Message In a Bottle - The Police

Amazing. The unique sound mixed with rock is uncomparible.

129 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.

130 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

131 You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi

one of the best riffs of richie sambora, the guitarist of bon jovi - ronluna

amazing riff! you can't get it out of your head - richie4life

132 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
133 War Pigs - Black Sabbath

I like that guitar riff partway through. Is almost my favorite one. - Feirceraven

134 A Passage to Bangkok - Rush
135 Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
136 Down Down - Status Quo
137 Stranglehold - Ted Nugent

For a pure strong and simply gut grabbing solo-Stranglehold is the BEST ever! And I have heard them all. There is no watered down note, no interference, no cover --just every bit of it clear and perfect and TOUGH! Give that bowhunter his due!

This should be number one NO CONTEST this is the BEST the 89 songs ahead of this one are good but this one stands above the rest

Best guitar riff ever...

It gets no better!

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138 New Born - Muse

This song is way underappreciated, the piano intro is beautiful, it may not be the best intro or whatever you want to say about it, but it is still beautiful. Then after you get that, Matt just breaks out in this crazy guitar riff, and your mind is just blown. Amazing song.

I gave this song a listen after seeing it in top ten muse songs, watch "newborn live in Glastonbury 04" then vote again, kicks my ass every time

C'mon! This riff is top 10 material! -

This Destroys enter sandman bollocks, bote for this now! ¬¬

139 Cemetery Gates - Pantera

This song should be in the top ten. Dimebag poured every bit of his emotion into this song. Honestly, I love A7X but this riff is better than anything they have done in the past three albums.

What? 111?! People, what's wrong with you?

The best of dimebagg darell althought R.I. P but it is one of the best pantera songs and a great riff to begin with with a great solo nothing can match it its heavenly

140 Paradise City - Guns n' Roses

Injustice! This is a highly underrated song. Just feel yourself go wild to its amazing tune. It deserves to be in the top 15.

One of the single most recognizable arpegiated riffs of all time. This song became a stadium anthem and it all started with this incredible riff!

so good!

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