The greatest guitar riff is....?

...this one!

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I'm not saying this ok. I saw yesterday's Final Countdown on VH1. But I'm very happy!! xD

MQ: Favorite guitar riffs?

MQ2: Glad with the result?

BQ: How's everyone here today?


Ok.. I gotta tell you...

Smoke On The Water wasn't in the chart...


14 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    AHH!! I was gonna say that!!! YAY!!! xD

    I think that is one of the most easily recognizable guitar riffs in music history =) Whether you like it or hate it, you've kinda gotta admit that is IS popular and well known! And...I LOVE IT!!!

    MA: This is one of my other favourites...what the hell?! I can't find a link for Immortally Insane on YouTube...ohh well, we can have Walk instead 'cause I love that too!!

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    MA2: YEAH!!! =)

    BA: I'm very well thankies!! Just been playing guitar, so I'm pretty happy!!! How are you doing?

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    1) Satisfaction- The Rolling Stones 2) Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple 3) Layla- Derek & the Dominos 4) Sunshine of Your Love- Cream 5) You Really Got Me- The Kinks 6) Iron Man- Black Sabbath 7) Crazy Train- Ozzy Osbourne 8) Purple Haze- The Jimi Hendrix Experience 9) In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida- Iron Butterfly 10) Whole Lotta Love- Led Zeppelin 11) Walk This Way- Aerosmith 12) Sweet Home Alabama- Lynyrd Skynyrd 13) Heartbreaker- Led Zeppelin 14) Brown Sugar- The Rolling Stones 15) Aqualung- Jethro Tull No way in hell was I gonna be able to keep that to just 10. I feel like all of those are worth mentioning. I definitely could've done 40 or 50, but I had to cut myself off.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ahh noooo this riff was originally a joke and it sounds really oh well this is my opinion i just dont like it

    MQ: ok so i admire slash as a guitarists but i think hes too over rated my favourite has to be smoke on the water its simply the greatest and most memorable guitar riff ever, written by Ritchie Blackmore, the greatest, most allround talented guitarist ever. He had a gift for great riffs, amongst many other things, and this riff will forever ensure he has a spot in history

    MQ2: hell no lol

    BQ: ill haha how are you

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Fav riff- Eve of Seduction (intro) - Symphony X

    Fav acoustic riff- Three E's in Edward- Paul Gilbert

    mq2- didnt watch it.

    Bq- fine, thx for askin.

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  • YAY!

    That was the first song I ever learned on guitar!

    My favorite riffs are Welcome To The Jungle (The intro and verse)

    Sweet Emotion (Again intro and Verse), and Dream On intro..

    I can play them all~ And even though Stairway To Heaven isn't really friff, I like the way it sounds!


    Great! Happy Mother's Day to any mother's ;D


  • Bryan
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    Layla: Derek and The Dominos.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't particularly agree with that opinion generated by corporate America; in my own it's Randy Rhoad's solo in "Crazy Train".


    1. Crazy Train - Randy Rhoads

    2. Comfortably Numb - David Gilmour

    3. Rock You Like A Hurricane - Mathias Jabs

    4. Floods - Dimebag Darrell

    5. Black Star - Yngwie Malmsteen

    6. Robot Man - Uli Jon Roth

    7. Hangar 18 - Dave Mustaine/Marty Friedman

    8. Fade to Black - Kirk Hammett

    9. Jingo - Carlos Santana

    10. Cult of Personality - Vernon Reid

    mq2 - I'm not happy or sad with it, I just don't agree with it.

    bq - peachy, thanks. Yourself?

  • Purple Haze

    Sunshine of Your Love


    Black Dog


    My Generation

    You really Got Me

    and yes... Smoke on the Water IS "in the chart", youngster.

    ...and props to Devil for Jingo ^^^^^.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Ok I'm going to try and not be...mean haha because I'm so irritated right now.

    My mom is blasting Toxic by Britney Spears while I'm listening to Black Dog (Zeppelin) and they're clashing.

    I'm almost wishing I was deaf right now OH MY GOD.

    Okay, now to actually answer the question haha

    MQ- Heartbreaker-Led Zeppelin

    MQ2- Not really...ahah

    BQ- Irritated ;|

  • 1 decade ago

    Not Sure about my fav riff but here's some good ones:

    Children Of Bodom - Banned From Heaven

    Ozzy Osbourne - I Dont Wanna Stop

    Iron Maiden - Fear Of The Dark

    Sonata Arctica - Wolf & Raven

    All metal & you might find COB too heavy, but all top class riffage...

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