Vote for the greatest guitar riff of all time!
Follow us on...
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Facebook Watch us on YouTube
Register
Likes Likes:  22
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21
  1. #1
    The Full Bug
    ScottyBHarris's Avatar
    Join Date
    07.03.06
    Location
    Dallas Texas
    Posts
    2,163
    Posts Per Day
    0.40
    Favorite VH Album

    VHII
    Favorite VH Song

    Light up the Sky
    Last Online

    06.16.21 @ 07:40 AM
    Likes (Given)
    231
    Likes (Received)
    219
    Thanks (Given)
    655
    Thanks (Received)
    752

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserWell-LikedVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life PointsOld Guard

    Default Vote for the greatest guitar riff of all time!

    Total Guitar needs your votes to determine the best riffs ever recorded.

    I thought about putting this in Main, but it seems more Guitar Room oriented.

    I always go back and forth on what my favorite Van Halen Riff is. Lol

    They have Ainít Talkin Bout Love, which is a worthy mention, but Come On. Only one Van Halen Riff listed?
    There is an option to add your own favorite as well. Check it out!

    I wrote in Drop Dead Legs. Iím felling a little 1894ish today.

    https://www.guitarworld.com/news/vot...ff-of-all-time

  2. #2
    Baluchitherium
    CaboChris's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.23.11
    Age
    49
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    27,051
    Posts Per Day
    7.61
    Last Online

    Today @ 08:20 AM
    Likes (Given)
    1576
    Likes (Received)
    2597
    Thanks (Given)
    5090
    Thanks (Received)
    10270


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!100,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    My favorite riff of all time.

    Unchained.

  3. #3
    Hang 'Em High
    JUNGLE DRUMMER's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.20.07
    Age
    47
    Posts
    19,557
    Posts Per Day
    3.78
    Favorite VH Album

    WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST/ADKOT
    Favorite VH Song

    EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
    Last Online

    Today @ 05:05 AM
    Likes (Given)
    6895
    Likes (Received)
    2732
    Thanks (Given)
    48590
    Thanks (Received)
    14288

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Old Guard200,000 VHL Life Points
    Awards:
    The VHLinks Forum MAP (Most Active Poster)

    Default

    Unchained is the greatest riff of all time, period. And it influenced a generation of guitarists to start doing drop D tuning.

  4. #4
    Light Up The Sky
    MF5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.05.04
    Age
    32
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    21,477
    Posts Per Day
    3.45
    Favorite VH Album

    WACF
    Favorite VH Song

    Me Wise Magic/Seventh Seal
    Last Online

    Today @ 07:18 AM
    Likes (Given)
    2432
    Likes (Received)
    1617
    Thanks (Given)
    1201
    Thanks (Received)
    1150

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Knight Of Da RoundtableSupremely-Liked75,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    I picked Cream - Sunshine of Your Love.
    My man, when you are fantasizing, don't go for attainable, you can get attainable at the local Applebee's. - Dave's Dreidel

  5. ScottyBHarris, evhintexas Liked This Post
  6. #5
    Runnin' With The Devil

    Join Date
    12.26.13
    Age
    24
    Location
    East Virginia
    Posts
    1,569
    Posts Per Day
    0.57
    Favorite VH Album

    For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
    Favorite VH Song

    Mine All Mine
    Last Online

    Yesterday @ 07:50 PM
    Likes (Given)
    180
    Likes (Received)
    59
    Thanks (Given)
    2767
    Thanks (Received)
    972

    Achievements:
    VeteranPic PosterMaster PraiserWell-LikedVHLinks Proud!25,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    I wrote in Deep Purple - Burn.

    It's Smoke on the Water, but better (imo).

  7. #6
    Soclal Media Manager
    Dave's Dreidel's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.10.05
    Age
    50
    Location
    P.F. Chang, South Korea
    Posts
    56,375
    Posts Per Day
    9.39
    Favorite VH Album

    Alex, Dave, Ed and Mike
    Favorite VH Song

    The songs with Ed on them
    Last Online

    Today @ 08:51 AM
    Likes (Given)
    1114
    Likes (Received)
    4804
    Thanks (Given)
    5473
    Thanks (Received)
    26012

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Knight Of Da Roundtable250,000 VHL Life Points
    Awards:
    The Energizer Bunny

    Default

    I voted Two Minutes to Midnight with that list.
    If I don't respond to you it means I have you on ignore, which means you are a douchenozzle.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

    A man's rights rests in three boxes: the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box

    Hurricane Halen - Let's all gingery touch our sword tips!!!

  8. ScottyBHarris, CaboChris Liked This Post
  9. #7
    Unchained
    I Coulda Hada VH's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.29.00
    Location
    Land O' Lakers
    Posts
    56,822
    Posts Per Day
    7.60
    Favorite VH Album

    The First One
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm The One
    Last Online

    Today @ 08:54 AM
    Likes (Given)
    5601
    Likes (Received)
    4584
    Thanks (Given)
    21678
    Thanks (Received)
    25222


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Thee King400,000 VHL Life Points
    Awards:
    The VHLinks Forum MVP

    Default

    From that list, I would go with either Bowie's Rebel Rebel or VH's Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love.
    "It's so lonely at the top because it's so crowded at the bottom" - Diamond David Lee Roth

    "The truth sounds like hate to those who hate the truth" - Todd Wagner

    "Women and Children First ... The REAL Van Halen III"

  10. #8
    Baluchitherium
    CaboChris's Avatar
    Join Date
    09.23.11
    Age
    49
    Location
    Reno, NV
    Posts
    27,051
    Posts Per Day
    7.61
    Last Online

    Today @ 08:20 AM
    Likes (Given)
    1576
    Likes (Received)
    2597
    Thanks (Given)
    5090
    Thanks (Received)
    10270


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    VeteranMaster PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!100,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    I voted Two Minutes to Midnight with that list.
    Dude. Fuck yeah.

  11. evhintexas Liked This Post
  12. #9
    Hang 'Em High
    edwardv's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.13.01
    Age
    63
    Location
    hanover pennsylvania
    Posts
    15,490
    Posts Per Day
    2.17
    Favorite VH Album

    diver down
    Favorite VH Song

    drop dead legs
    Last Online

    Today @ 07:25 AM
    Likes (Given)
    2025
    Likes (Received)
    1254
    Thanks (Given)
    7761
    Thanks (Received)
    4186


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!75,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    Cream Badge
    Claptons solo and Gingers drums

    Sent from my LGL322DL using Tapatalk
    10-6-2020 RIP King of sixstrings.

  13. MF5150, noise next door Liked This Post
  14. #10
    Runnin' With The Devil
    Naked Wake's Avatar
    Join Date
    01.26.09
    Location
    Oakland Ca
    Posts
    1,705
    Posts Per Day
    0.38
    Favorite VH Album

    Diver Down
    Favorite VH Song

    I'm the One
    Last Online

    Today @ 07:35 AM
    Likes (Given)
    101
    Likes (Received)
    66
    Thanks (Given)
    284
    Thanks (Received)
    296

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserWell-Liked15,000 VHL Life PointsOld Guard

    Default

    so many great ones there. It came down to Smoke On the Water, Iron Man, or Crazy Train for me. I went with Iron Man.

  15. #11
    Light Up The Sky
    MF5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.05.04
    Age
    32
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    21,477
    Posts Per Day
    3.45
    Favorite VH Album

    WACF
    Favorite VH Song

    Me Wise Magic/Seventh Seal
    Last Online

    Today @ 07:18 AM
    Likes (Given)
    2432
    Likes (Received)
    1617
    Thanks (Given)
    1201
    Thanks (Received)
    1150

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Knight Of Da RoundtableSupremely-Liked75,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    Cream Badge
    Claptons solo and Gingers drums

    Sent from my LGL322DL using Tapatalk
    Stellar selection.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    My man, when you are fantasizing, don't go for attainable, you can get attainable at the local Applebee's. - Dave's Dreidel

  16. #12
    Hang 'Em High
    edwardv's Avatar
    Join Date
    12.13.01
    Age
    63
    Location
    hanover pennsylvania
    Posts
    15,490
    Posts Per Day
    2.17
    Favorite VH Album

    diver down
    Favorite VH Song

    drop dead legs
    Last Online

    Today @ 07:25 AM
    Likes (Given)
    2025
    Likes (Received)
    1254
    Thanks (Given)
    7761
    Thanks (Received)
    4186


    Premium Member
    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedVHLinks Proud!75,000 VHL Life PointsKnight Of Da Roundtable

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    Stellar selection.
    I agree......enjoy
    10-6-2020 RIP King of sixstrings.

  17. #13
    Light Up The Sky
    MF5150's Avatar
    Join Date
    06.05.04
    Age
    32
    Location
    Toronto
    Posts
    21,477
    Posts Per Day
    3.45
    Favorite VH Album

    WACF
    Favorite VH Song

    Me Wise Magic/Seventh Seal
    Last Online

    Today @ 07:18 AM
    Likes (Given)
    2432
    Likes (Received)
    1617
    Thanks (Given)
    1201
    Thanks (Received)
    1150

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Knight Of Da RoundtableSupremely-Liked75,000 VHL Life Points

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by edwardv View Post
    I agree......enjoy
    What a concert. No frills. Just three guys on-stage playing a full night of music for the first time in 37 years and showing people they can do it better than just about anybody.
    My man, when you are fantasizing, don't go for attainable, you can get attainable at the local Applebee's. - Dave's Dreidel

  18. #14
    Hang 'Em High
    JUNGLE DRUMMER's Avatar
    Join Date
    04.20.07
    Age
    47
    Posts
    19,557
    Posts Per Day
    3.78
    Favorite VH Album

    WOMEN AND CHILDREN FIRST/ADKOT
    Favorite VH Song

    EVERYBODY WANTS SOME!!
    Last Online

    Today @ 05:05 AM
    Likes (Given)
    6895
    Likes (Received)
    2732
    Thanks (Given)
    48590
    Thanks (Received)
    14288

    Achievements:
    Master PraiserSupremely-LikedElite Daily PosterVHLinks Proud!Old Guard200,000 VHL Life Points
    Awards:
    The VHLinks Forum MAP (Most Active Poster)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MF5150 View Post
    What a concert. No frills. Just three guys on-stage playing a full night of music for the first time in 37 years and showing people they can do it better than just about anybody.
    Pretty awesome. Glad they were able to come together and play again before they passed.

  19. #15
    Super Duper Frontman
    YankeeRose's Avatar
    Join Date
    10.13.99
    Location
    Thorold, Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    13,960
    Posts Per Day
    1.76
    Favorite VH Album

    OU812
    Favorite VH Song

    Why Can't This Be Love
    Last Online

    Today @ 08:43 AM
    Likes (Given)
    319
    Likes (Received)
    601
    Thanks (Given)
    665
    Thanks (Received)
    853

    Achievements:
    Padawan PraiserWell-LikedVHLinks Proud!100,000 VHL Life PointsThee King

    Thumbs up

    I picked 3 from their list

    Ain't Talkin Bout Love - VH

    Crazy Train - Ozzy

    La Grange - ZZ Top
    Right Now you're reading my post!


    I can't stand rap....people who can't sing do rap....you can sing rebellion as well as talk it....Hitler would have been in a rap band...

    -- John Entwistle

    2006 VHL Fantasy Hockey Champ!

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. EDDIEīS SELECTION OF ALL TIME GREATEST GUITAR RIFF VIDEO
    By ED-A-HOLIC in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 463
    Last Post: 11.29.15, 05:13 PM
  2. Replies: 13
    Last Post: 09.05.13, 08:36 PM
  3. Replies: 297
    Last Post: 10.11.12, 09:35 AM
  4. the greatest guitarist's greatest riff...
    By perticelli in forum Main VH Discussion
    Replies: 67
    Last Post: 01.10.05, 09:20 AM
  5. GREATEST RIFF OF ALL TIME...!?
    By edwardocatflappo in forum VH Fans Meeting Place (Music Only)
    Replies: 30
    Last Post: 05.14.02, 07:46 AM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •