Top Ten Greatest Guitar Riffs


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141 Under the Bridge - Red Hot Chili Peppers

Hendrix influenced awesomeness right here.

142 Hey You - Pink Floyd
143 On Every Street - Dire Straits
144 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

145 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?

146 The Ocean - Led Zeppelin
147 Master Exploder - Tenacious D
148 Cochise - Audioslave

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

149 Fix You - Coldplay V 1 Comment
150 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!

151 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

152 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!

153 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

154 Pieces - L'Arc~en~Ciel
155 XXX For You - D'erlanger
156 Whole Lotta Rosie - AC/DC
157 Runnin' With The Devil - Van Halen
158 Seventeen - Winger

Wow! This riff is just amazing, rob beach was a way underrated guitarist!

159 Cat Scratch Fever - Ted Nugent

Excellent riff...simple and in yo face

160 Symphony of Destruction - Megadeth

This song probably is Megadeth's most known song, this riff is catchy, easy and fun to play, and Mustaine is God.

This is probably Megadeth's most known song, this riff is really easy, fun to play and Mustaine is God.

Mustaine should have a lot of creds for a lot of good sounding riffs, this is one of them.

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