Greatest Ritchie Blackmore Riffs

Some of the greatest Ritchie Blackmore guitar riffs.

The Top Ten

1 A Light In the Black - Rainbow

I would say it's better than Smoke On the Water. But that's just my opinion. - zxm

For me, this is an essential metal riff. And I agree it's better than Smoke On the Water. - Metal_Treasure

Una luz en el negro - Rainbow on the list of Riffie más grande de Blackmore RiffsTexto original? - zxm

2 Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple

The ending riff. I got into this song by this riff. Sounds like a monster riff to me. - zxm

Killer riff. One of my most favorite by this riff master. - Metal_Treasure

3 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

I still like this riff, it's amazing and all, but it's sad that people know only this riff when Ritchie Blackmore created better riffs that are also more complex and difficult to play. - Metal_Treasure

For its not his best riff but this riff is more popular than any other of his riff. That's why I added in on top. - zxm

4 Stargazer - Rainbow
5 Spotlight Kid - Rainbow

This riff was ripped off by over 10 metal bands (including Dream Theater). - Metal_Treasure

6 Highway Star - Deep Purple

Unnoticed riff. Most people like the solo of this song. Its also great. But if you see the cover of this song's riff you'll notice its different. Very fast. - zxm

7 Black Night - Deep Purple

I like the riff to the verses better than the main riff. The riff to the verses is a headbanging riff from 1970. I listened to a cover of this song - the cover band accentuated this riff and when you hear it better, it sounds like a thrash riff. - Metal_Treasure

8 Kill the King - Rainbow
9 Demon's Eye - Deep Purple

This is a top riff for me. - Metal_Treasure

10 Pictures of Home - Deep Purple

An underrated song, I myself discovered it not long ago. Everything in this song is awesome, including the riff. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Stormbringer - Deep Purple
12 Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
13 Fireball - Deep Purple
14 Gates of Babylon - Rainbow
15 Strange Kind of Woman - Deep Purple

The bluesy sort of riff at the start is used very well. - BrianScott01

16 Hungry Daze - Deep Purple

The riff between the vocals sounds unique and exquisite, probably classically inspired. Overall, a very underrated song. - Metal_Treasure

17 Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow
18 Burn - Deep Purple
19 Lazy - Deep Purple

Best deep purple riff ever!

20 Mistreated - Deep Purple
21 The Gypsy - Deep Purple
22 I Surrender - Rainbow
23 Still I'm Sad - Rainbow

Its Yardbirds cover. But the riff is very good. - zxm

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Top Remixes

1. A Light In the Black - Rainbow
2. Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
3. Stargazer - Rainbow
1. A Light In the Black - Rainbow
2. Perfect Strangers - Deep Purple
3. Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow


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