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I browsed all around the internet to find out what are the top guitar riffs that people want to learn how to play. And the list below is one of many that I found.

Checking the songs, I think this list is fairly accurate. I am not sure what the scoring or critiria used that made this list but what I am sure about is pretty soon, RiffRiff.com will have most of these guitar riff posted and I will be teaching you guys how to play each of these songs and more!

The opening riff is usually the most memorable parts of the song, and although not always difficult to play, it’s enough to determine the lasting appeal of these recordings.

Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Rolling Stones
Sunshine Of Your Love – Cream
Layla – Derek And The Dominos (Eric Clapton)
Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Iron ManBlack Sabbath
Johnny B Goode – Chuck Berry
Heartbreaker – Led Zeppelin
You Really Got MeThe Kinks
Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
Purple Haze – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Day Tripper – The Beatles
Walk This Way – Aerosmith
In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Iron Butterfly
Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
Sweet Home Alabama – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Crazy TrainOzzy Osbourne
Back In Black – AC/DC
Foxey Lady – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Frankenstein – Edgar Winter
Aqualung – Jethro Tull
Bad To The Bone – George Thorogood & Destroyers
Brown Sugar – Rolling Stones
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Money For NothingDire Straits
Jumpin’ Jack Flash – Rolling Stones
American Woman – Guess Who
Wild Thing – The Troggs
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Black Dog – Led Zeppelin
Rebel Rebel – David Bowie
Roadhouse Blues – The Doors
Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley
Breaking The Law – Judas Priest
Runnin’ With The Devil – Van Halen
Enter SandmanMetallica
The Hellion/Electric Eye – Judas Priest
Outshined – Soundgarden
Eye Of The Tiger – Survivor
Hells Bells – AC/DC
La Grange – ZZ Top
Master Of Puppets – Metallica
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
Sultans Of Swing – Dire Straits
Rusty Cage – Soundgarden
Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love – Van Halen
Bring It On Home – Led Zeppelin
Man On The Silver Mountain – Rainbow
Panama – Van Halen
Maybellene – Chuck Berry
N.I.B – Black Sabbath
Pinball Wizard – The Who
China Grove – The Doobie Brothers
Stranglehold – Ted Nugent
Ace Of Spades – Motorhead
Wipeout – The Surfaris
Paradise City – Guns N’ Roses
Don’t Fear The Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
Five Minutes Alone – Pantera
All Day And All Of The Night – The Kinks
Up Around The Bend – Creedence Clearwater Revival
Bulls On Parade – Rage Against The Machine
Life In The Fast Lane – The Eagles
Start Me Up – Rolling Stones
Walk – Pantera
Welcome To The Jungle – Guns N’ Roses
I’m Broken – Pantera
All Along The Watchtower – Jimi Hendrix Experience
Under The BridgeRed Hot Chili Peppers
Working Man – Rush
Are You Gonna Go My WayLenny Kravitz
Pride And Joy – Stevie Ray Vaughan
The Boys Are Back In Town – Thin Lizzy
Whipping Post – Allman Brothers Band
Aenima – Tool
You Shook Me All Night LongAC/DC
School Day – Chuck Berry
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
Honey Don’t – Carl Perkins
Moby Dick – Led Zeppelin
Rockin’ In The Free World – Neil Young
Wake Up Little Susie – Everly Brothers
Taxman – The Beatles
The Ocean – Led Zeppelin
Lola – The Kinks
Hangar 18 – Megadeth
Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top
Thunderstruck – AC/DC
Politician – Cream
The Trooper – Iron Maiden
I Feel Fine – The Beatles
Spirit Of Radio – Rush
Hallowed Be Thy Name – Iron Maiden
Man On A Mission – Van Halen
Fear Of The Dark – Iron Maiden
Raining Blood – Slayer
Scuttle Buttin’ – Stevie Ray Vaughan
 Hysteria – Muse
 Sweet Leaf – Black Sabbath
 Love Me Two Times – The Doors
 Revolution – The Beatles
 Sad But True – Metallica
 Seek And Destroy – Metallica
 Highway To Hell – AC/DC
 Revolution Is My Name – Pantera
 All Right Now – Free
 Paperback Writer – The Beatles
 Miserlou – Dick Dale
 Godzilla – Blue Oyster Cult
 Spoonman – Soundgarden
 I Can’t Explain – The Who
 Ziggy Stardust – David Bowie
 Should I Stay Or Should I Go – The Clash
 Cemetary Gates – Pantera
 Burn – Deep Purple
 Barracuda – Heart
 Highway Star – Deep Purple
 Symphony Of Destruction – Megadeth
 Cowboys From Hell – Pantera
 Guerilla Radio – Rage Against The Machine
 In The Flesh – Pink Floyd
 Life’s Been Good – Joe Walsh
 Stinkfist – Tool
 The Animal – Steve Vai
 South Of Heaven – Slayer
 Statesboro Blues – Allman Brothers Band
 Roundabout – Yes
 YYZ – Rush
 Brown Eyed Handsome Man – Chuck Berry
 Come As You Are – Nirvana
 Sabbra Cadabra – Black Sabbath
 Crossroads – Cream
I Love Rock and RollJoan Jett and the Blackhearts
 Jessica – Allman Brothers Band
 Otherside – Red Hot Chili Peppers
 Children Of The Grave – Black Sabbath
 Estranged – Guns N’ Roses
 Satch Boogie – Joe Satriani
 Fire – Jimi Hendrix Experience
 Cult Of Personality – Living Color
 School’s Out – Alice Cooper
 Cocaine – Eric Clapton
 Electric Funeral – Black Sabbath
 Fortunate Son – Creedence Clearwater Revival
 Floods – Pantera
 Peace Frog – The Doors
 Black Sabbath – Black Sabbath
 Substitute – The Who
 Wake Up – Rage Against The Machine
 Immigrant Song – Led Zeppelin
 Cat Scratch Fever – Ted Nugent
 Blue Suede Shoes – Carl Perkins
 Holy Diver – Dio
 Norwegian Wood – The Beatles
 What The Hell Have I – Alice In Chains
 Sabbath Bloody Sabbath – Black Sabbath
 Driving South – Stone Roses
 Had To Cry Today – Blind Faith
 21st Century Schizoid Man – King Crimson
 No Quarter – Led Zeppelin
 Rock And Roll – Led Zeppelin
 Speed King – Deep Purple
 Gallon Of Gas – The Kinks
 Changes – Jimi Hendrix
 War Pigs – Black Sabbath
 Man In The Box – Alice In Chains
 Proud Mary – Creedence Clearwater Revival
 My Michelle – Guns N’ Roses
 Rock You Like A Hurricane – The Scorpions
 Space Truckin – Deep Purple
 Into The Void – Black Sabbath
 The Extremist – Joe Satriani
 Run To The Hills – Iron Maiden
 Home – Dream Theater
 Dancing Days – Led Zeppelin
 My Generation – The Who
 Seven Nation Army – The White Stripes
 Couldn’t Stand The Weather – Stevie Ray Vaughan
 Give It Away – Red Hot Chili Peppers
 Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
 On The Hunt – Lynyrd Skynyrd
 Even Flow – Pearl Jam
 Animal – Pearl Jam
 Grind – Alice In Chains
 Alive – Pearl Jam
 The Waiting – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
 Woman From Tokyo – Deep Purple
 Parabola – Tool
 Saturday Night Special – Lynyrd Skynyrd
 Somebody To Love – Jefferson Airplane
 Mary Jane’s Last Dance – Tom Petty & Heartbreakers
 Suck My Kiss – Red Hot Chili Peppers
 My Own Summer – Deftones
 Cinnamon Girl – Neil Young
 Judith – A Perfect Circle
 Blackest Eyes – Porcupine Tree
 Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
 Vertigo – U2