Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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141 Cult of Personality - Living Colour

A crazy non-stop one minute solo, the solo of personality.

142 Slither - Velvet Revolver

Another one of Slash's guitar magic - patch32

143 Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam

'cause this band is everything and its music is incredibly amazing. Although many people may think it's nothing much, but this band made a significant influence on rock music. Thank you, Pearl Jam

144 The Hell Song - Sum 41
145 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hendrix influenced awesomeness right here.

146 Hey You - Pink Floyd
147 On Every Street - Dire Straits
148 Constant Motion - Dream Theater

I am surprised there is no Dream Theater on this list to this point. Petrucci writes some of the coolest riffs of the last 20 years. - fluntimes

If this band had been played as much as Metallica, they would have dominated this list, people don't know how good they are.

The dark eternal night

149 Cowboys From Hell - Pantera

Absolutely amazing! Gets me up on my feet and make me want to headbang. How is this not even on the list?

150 The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
151 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
152 Cochise - Audioslave

Best riff ever! So well done, tom morello is an expert guitarest!

153 Fix You - Coldplay V 1 Comment
154 School's Out - Alice Cooper

School's out for summer! School's been blown to pieces!
I don't think it gets much better than that!
Best anti-edu. Song I've ever heard, and the guitar riff is SICK!

Doo doo DOO doo doo DOO doo doo DOO DOO DOO!

155 The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana

Hows this not higher on the list?! The riff is amazing and its throughout the whole song.

Yes it's amazing, but it should be credited to Bowie, given he's the original artist. - CharlieM

156 Beautiful Disaster - 311

Nick Hexum and Tim Mahoney simply lay it down on this track... the entire song is great, but the two of them jammin togeather make it a GREAT SONG!

157 He-Man Woman Hater - Extreme

Complexity does not always mean beauty, but in this case definitely!

I my book, the best guitar riff ever. - mhosbond

158 Pieces - L'Arc~en~Ciel
159 XXX For You - D'erlanger
160 Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
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