My Top 10 Favorite Guitar Riffs.
These are in no particular order: just 10 of my favorite riffs.
- Beat It (Michael Jackson)
Pretty amazing that this song features Steve Lukather (Toto) playing bass and lead guitar, and Eddie Van Halen playing the solo.
- Ending riff Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)
The rhythm guitar part at 1:36 is one of my favorite Jimmy Page riffs. It’s heavy, it’s funky, it’s perfect.
- Dazed and Confused (Led Zeppelin)
There is something about that chromatic line.
- No More Tears (Ozzy Osbourne, Zakk Wylde)
My favorite Ozzy song. Zakk Wylde kills it in that song.
- Outshined (Soundgarden)
I bought the Badmotorfinger album right when it came out, after hearing Outshined one late night on MTV. I was so crazy about the song I immediately wanted the album.
- Bring It On Home (Led Zeppelin)
2 totally amazing riffs in that song. Every rock player should know how to play “Bring It On Home” note for note.
- Testify (Stevie Ray Vaughan)
That fiery opening riff has always been one of my favorite SRV riffs.
- Walk This Way (Aerosmith, Joe Perry)
Every riff in that song is killer.
- Hit It And Quit It (Funkadelic, Eddie Hazel)
I tried to stay away from funk songs because I feel that is a bit like cheating, but hell… this song has to be in the blog because this is my all-time favorite funk song riff.
- Rock And Roll Hoochie Coo (Johnny Winter)
Every riff in that song is awesome. My favorite Johnny Winter song.
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