Top 10 Songs with the Easiest Guitar Riffs to Play on Guitar


The Top Ten

1 Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple

Few chords and some practice. The best thing about this riff is its slow. - zxm

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2 Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf UListen to Sample
3 Sunshine of Your Love - Cream UListen to Sample
4 Roadhouse Blues - The Doors

This one might be a bit trickier for a beginner (with the hammer-on's and stuff), but overall it's pretty simple. - BrianScott01

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5 Iron Man - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
6 Thunderstruck - AC/DC

The hammer-on and pull off one is complicated, but for beginners, I suggest just doing it while picking. - BrianScott01

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7 Spoonful - Howlin' Wolf

It might be simple but it's still great. - BrianScott01

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8 Fat Bottomed Girls - Queen UListen to Sample
9 (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones


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10 Breaking the Law - Judas Priest

I remember in my very first time trying to play guitar, I was watching my friend play smoke on the water with ease and I was amazed. By now, I can play the crazy train solo. Then I decided to learn a Judas Priest song- Breaking the law. EASY. I learnt it in 5 minutes. A couple of months before that I was struggling with all chords. I wouldn't say I'm a guitarist, but I certainly know a thing or two about the electric guitar. By the way, I've never had a guitar lesson in my life.

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The Contenders

11 Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana UListen to Sample
12 Paranoid - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
13 War Pigs - Black Sabbath UListen to Sample
14 Rhiannon - Fleetwood Mac UListen to Sample
15 Communication Breakdown - Led Zeppelin

I won't say it's the easiest guitar riff. Also it shouldn't be on top. But the chords aren't difficult to remember. The speed is what to worry about. - zxm

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16 Wish You Were Here - Pink Floyd UListen to Sample
17 Seven Nation Army - The White Stripes

It's so easy even the white stripes can play it! - SoldierOfFortune

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18 Come as You Are - Nirvana UListen to Sample
19 Psychosocial - Slipknot

This riff is literally so easy easy you only need one finger!

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20 Bulls on Parade - Rage Against the Machine UListen to Sample
21 Through the Fire and Flames - Dragonforce UListen to Sample
22 Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) - Marilyn Manson UListen to Sample
23 My Generation - The Who UListen to Sample
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Top Remixes

1. Smoke on the Water - Deep Purple
2. Smokestack Lightning - Howlin' Wolf
3. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream


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