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    Default Top 10 greatest guitar riffs – BBC Radio 2 poll

    Listeners of BBC Radio 2 voted Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love the greatest guitar riff of all time. The winner topped a shortlist of 100 classic rock guitar riffs put together by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics and record producers.
    Guns ‘N’ Roses‘ Sweet Child O’ Mine was second in the poll, with Back In Black (AC/DC) and Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) the next most popular.
    Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Page said he was “knocked out” by winning the vote.
    “I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive,” he said.
    “There was this intent to have this riff and the movement of it, so it was menacing as well as quite sort of caressing.”
    The combined talents of Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham sent the riff into “overdrive”, Page said
    “Whole Lotta Love is one of the most important guitar riffs of the 20th century,” said record producer and panellist Steve Levine. “The moment you hear literally two notes of it, you know exactly what it is.”


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    Source: BBC Radio 2
    Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
    Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses
    Back in Black – AC/DC
    Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
    Layla – Derek and The Dominoes
    How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
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    Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
    You Really Got Me – The Kinks
    Money – Pink Floyd


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilovevh View Post
    Listeners of BBC Radio 2 voted Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love the greatest guitar riff of all time. The winner topped a shortlist of 100 classic rock guitar riffs put together by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics and record producers.
    Guns ‘N’ Roses‘ Sweet Child O’ Mine was second in the poll, with Back In Black (AC/DC) and Smoke On The Water (Deep Purple) the next most popular.
    Led Zep guitarist Jimmy Page said he was “knocked out” by winning the vote.
    “I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive,” he said.
    “There was this intent to have this riff and the movement of it, so it was menacing as well as quite sort of caressing.”
    The combined talents of Page, Robert Plant and John Bonham sent the riff into “overdrive”, Page said
    “Whole Lotta Love is one of the most important guitar riffs of the 20th century,” said record producer and panellist Steve Levine. “The moment you hear literally two notes of it, you know exactly what it is.”


    Top 10 guitar riffs
    Source: BBC Radio 2
    Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
    Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns ‘N’ Roses
    Back in Black – AC/DC
    Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple
    Layla – Derek and The Dominoes
    How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
    Down Down- Status Quo
    Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
    You Really Got Me – The Kinks
    Money – Pink Floyd


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    Two songs on there I couldn't even tell you how they go, so not very memorable! And wouldn't "Money" be more notable for the bass riff? Not a single Rolling Stones song and they could've filled the list!

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Two songs on there I couldn't even tell you how they go, so not very memorable!
    Hmm...I am going to assume that the two you don't know are "Down Down" by Status Quo and "How Soon Is Now" by the Smiths. Well, you are American, so I seriously doubt you'd know "Down Down" (hardly any of us do...shit, I bet hardly any of us know who Status Quo is). "How Soon Is Now"...unless you listened to alternative in the 80's, you probably wouldn't know it off-hand. It's hard for me to comprehend that someone wouldn't recognize this one, but that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    And wouldn't "Money" be more notable for the bass riff? Not a single Rolling Stones song and they could've filled the list!
    Bass guitar or not, that riff is the song's riff. Also, it's doubled by a clean guitar.

    I agree about the absence of Stones songs. Not even one? Oh, well...

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    Here are (10) off the top of my head that, IMO, smoke most of the (10) on that list:

    (1) Ain't Talkin' Bout Love - Van Halen
    (2) Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
    (3) Walk This Way - Aerosmith
    (4) Day Tripper - Beatles
    (5) Satisfaction - Rolling Stones
    (6) Life In The Fast Lane - Eagles
    (7) Burn - Deep Purple
    (8) Crazy Train - Ozzy Osbourne
    (9) Thunderstruck - AC/DC
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    Hmm...I am going to assume that the two you don't know are "Down Down" by Status Quo and "How Soon Is Now" by the Smiths. Well, you are American, so I seriously doubt you'd know "Down Down" (hardly any of us do...shit, I bet hardly any of us know who Status Quo is). "How Soon Is Now"...unless you listened to alternative in the 80's, you probably wouldn't know it off-hand. It's hard for me to comprehend that someone wouldn't recognize this one, but that's just me.
    Never heard of them either.

    AC/DC's fine but they have a couple other songs with more memorable riffs. IMO
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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Here are (10) off the top of my head that, IMO, smoke most of the (10) on that list:

    (2) Black Dog - Led Zeppelin
    (9) Thunderstruck - AC/DC
    Black Dog would have been low on the list of Zeppelin songs I would thought of. Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, Nobody's Fault But Mine (to name a few) would have come before it.

    I guess I just don't think of Thunderstruck as a popular guitar "riff." Highway to Hell, to me, is a much better example of the quintessential guitar riff, IMO.

    Can't argue with the others on your list.

    Although I might have put Unchained ahead of Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    Hmm...I am going to assume that the two you don't know are "Down Down" by Status Quo and "How Soon Is Now" by the Smiths. Well, you are American, so I seriously doubt you'd know "Down Down" (hardly any of us do...shit, I bet hardly any of us know who Status Quo is).
    Status Quo opened up Live Aid in Wembley Stadium back in '85. I actually didn't know they were unheard of in the U.S.?


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    I know this will be considered blasphemy however I think Ratt's Lay it Down kicks all those riffs ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraig5150 View Post
    Status Quo opened up Live Aid in Wembley Stadium back in '85. I actually didn't know they were unheard of in the U.S.?
    Well the phrase "Status Quo" is fairly well known. The band, not so much. I think I've heard of them, maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    I guess I just don't think of Thunderstruck as a popular guitar "riff." Highway to Hell, to me, is a much better example of the quintessential guitar riff, IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy812 View Post
    Black Dog would have been low on the list of Zeppelin songs I would thought of. Heartbreaker, Whole Lotta Love, Communication Breakdown, Nobody's Fault But Mine (to name a few) would have come before it.

    I guess I just don't think of Thunderstruck as a popular guitar "riff." Highway to Hell, to me, is a much better example of the quintessential guitar riff, IMO.

    Can't argue with the others on your list.

    Although I might have put Unchained ahead of Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.
    Highway To Hell is my all-time favorite Ac/DC song. Do three chords constitute a great "riff"?
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    The two best on that list are Whole Lotta Love and Sweet Child O Mine. Neither can be debated.
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