View Full Version : 20 Greatest Riffs

05-05-2004, 12:42:23

The Top 20 riffs as voted for by Total Guitar magazine readers:

1. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses
2. Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
3. Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
4. Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
5. Enter Sandman - Metallica
6. Layla - Derek & The Dominoes/Eric Clapton
7. Master Of Puppets - Metallica
8. Back In Black - AC/DC
9. Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) - Jimi Hendrix
10. Paranoid - Black Sabbath
11. Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
12. All Right Now - Free
13. Plug In Baby - Muse
14. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
15. Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love - Van Halen
16. Walk This Way - Aerosmith w Run DMC
17. Sunshine Of Your Love - Cream
18. No-One Knows - Queens Of The Stone Age
19. Paradise City - Guns N' Roses
20. Killing In The Name - Rage Against The Machine

Can't argue much with that, although a pretty predictable top 5.
Some of the comments on the link make amusing reading - if some people understood what a riff is they might be able to contribute something useful :D

05-05-2004, 12:58:56
It's very rock orientated isn't it... mind you having read Total Guitar I'm surprised there's no Megadeth in there. :D

05-05-2004, 13:15:27
Ain't talkin' 'bout dub

Lazarus and the Gimp
05-05-2004, 16:10:19
I can't believe "You really got me" by The Kinks isn't in there.

22-05-2004, 16:41:42
I can't believe this guy (http://www.counterglow.com/forum/member.php?s=&action=getinfo&userid=648) hasn't posted in this thread.

Greg W
24-05-2004, 02:50:13
No "Satisfaction" by the Stones? Criminal!

25-05-2004, 23:46:34
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
I can't believe "You really got me" by The Kinks isn't in there. I totally agree. But now I feel dirty.:eek:

Immortal Wombat
26-05-2004, 17:33:42
No Baker Street either.

26-05-2004, 18:59:53
Well the guitar does share the riff chores with the sax...

(nice choice though :) )