Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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141 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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142 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

143 Cult of Personality - Living Colour

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

144 Slither - Velvet Revolver

Another one of Slash's guitar magic - patch32

145 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

146 The Hell Song - Sum 41
147 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hendrix influenced awesomeness right here.

148 Hey You - Pink Floyd
149 On Every Street - Dire Straits
150 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?

151 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

152 The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
153 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
154 Cochise - Audioslave

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

155 Fix You - Coldplay V 1 Comment
156 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!

157 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

158 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!

159 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

160 Pieces - L'Arc~en~Ciel
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