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Total Guitar & Guitar World Best ever Guitar Riff

Readers of "Total Guitar" and "Guitar World" magazines chose the greatest guitar riff of all time!


In the July 2021 magazine of "Total Guitar" which was released on June 4, 2021 you will find the complete list of the 50 greatest riffs of all time chosen by the readers of the esteemed magazines.


From the Beatles to Metallica you'll find Ozzy Osborne's "Crazy Train" in second place, AC/DC's "Back in Black" in third, Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" in fourth place, "Ain't Talkin' Bout Love" from Van Helen in fifth, Metallica's "Enter Sandman" in sixth, Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" in seventh, Pantera's "Walk" in eighth, ZZ Top's "La Grange" in ninth and Hendrix' "Purple Haze" in 10th place.


The list also includes Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit", Rage Against The Machine's "Killing in the Name", Slipknot's "Psychosocial" and Opeth and Heart are also there.


And who in the first place you ask? So readers of the magazine chose Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" riff as the greatest of all time.


This is the full list:


50: Heir Apparent – Opeth

49: Ticket To Ride – The Beatles

48: All Right Now – Free

47: G.O.A.T. – Polyphia

46: Outshined – Soundgarden

45: No One Knows – Queens Of The Stone Age

44: Can’t Stop – Red Hot Chili Peppers

43: Life In The Fast Lane – Eagles

42: Message In A Bottle – The Police

41: Stargazer – Rainbow

40: Alive – Pearl Jam

39: Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

38: Psychosocial – Slipknot

37: Scuttle Buttin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble

36: Mississippi Queen – Mountain

35: Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

34: Man In The Box – Alice In Chains

33: You Really Got Me – The Kinks

32: The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy

31: Lateralus – Tool

30: Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes

29: The Spirit Of Radio – Rush

28: (Don’t Fear) The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

27: Barracuda – Heart

26: Breaking The Law – Judas Priest

25: Walk This Way – Aerosmith

24: 2 Minutes To Midnight – Iron Maiden

23: Beat It – Michael Jackson

22: Ace Of Spades – Motörhead

21: Money – Pink Floyd

20: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – The Rolling Stones

19: Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd

18: Angel Of Death – Slayer

17: Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana

16: Killing In The Name – Rage Against The Machine

15: Symphony Of Destruction – Megadeth

14: Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream

13: Money For Nothing – Dire Straits

12: Johnny B. Goode – Chuck Berry

11: Layla – Derek And The Dominos

10: Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix

9: La Grange – ZZ Top

8: Walk – Pantera

7: Iron Man – Black Sabbath

6: Enter Sandman – Metallica

5: Ain’t Talkin’ ’Bout Love – Van Halen

4: Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple

3: Back In Black – AC/DC

2: Crazy Train – Ozzy Osbourne

1: Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin


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