Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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141 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.

142 Mouth for War - Pantera
143 You Really Got Me - Van Halen

The kinks first used this riffs and song

144 A Passage to Bangkok - Rush
145 Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin
146 Coming Home - Avenged Sevenfold
147 Down Down - Status Quo
148 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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149 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! ¬¬

150 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

151 Cult of Personality - Living Colour

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

152 Slither - Velvet Revolver

Another one of Slash's guitar magic - patch32

153 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

154 The Hell Song - Sum 41
155 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hendrix influenced awesomeness right here.

156 Hey You - Pink Floyd
157 On Every Street - Dire Straits
158 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

159 The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
160 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
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