Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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141 Down Down - Status Quo Down Down - Status Quo
142 New Born - Muse 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! -

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143 Stranglehold - Ted Nugent 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

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144 Cemetery Gates - Pantera 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

145 Cult of Personality - Living Colour Cult of Personality - Living Colour

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

146 Slither - Velvet Revolver Slither - Velvet Revolver

Another one of Slash's guitar magic - patch32

147 Yellow Ledbetter - Pearl Jam 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

148 On Every Street - Dire Straits On Every Street - Dire Straits
149 The Hell Song - Sum 41 The Hell Song - Sum 41
150 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hendrix influenced awesomeness right here.

151 Hey You - Pink Floyd Hey You - Pink Floyd
152 Constant Motion - Dream Theater 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.

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153 Cowboys From Hell - Pantera 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?

154 The Ocean - Led Zeppelin The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
155 Master Exploder - Tenacious D Master Exploder - Tenacious D
156 Cochise - Audioslave Cochise - Audioslave

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

157 Fix You - Coldplay Fix You - Coldplay V 1 Comment
158 School's Out - Alice Cooper 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!

159 The Man Who Sold The World - Nirvana 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

160 Beautiful Disaster - 311 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!

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