Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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121 Jordan - Buckethead
122 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/

123 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!

124 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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125 Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
126 Dammit - Blink-182

Take your pants off!

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

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

Such a good guitar riff - mneilan

128 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

129 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.

130 Message In a Bottle - The Police

Amazing. The unique sound mixed with rock is uncomparible.

131 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

132 Phantom of the Opera - Iron Maiden
133 You Really Got Me - Van Halen

The kinks first used this riffs and song

134 A Passage to Bangkok - Rush
135 Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin
136 Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
137 Down Down - Status Quo
138 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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139 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! ¬¬

140 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

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