• Randy McGravey

100 Great Guitar Riffs (Celebrating 100 Blog Posts)!

Today I am compiling a list of 100 great guitar riffs in celebration of my 100th blog post! If you play guitar or even are just a fan of guitar, check out these riffs. They will be of varying styles, varying difficulty and hopefully there is something for everyone in this list. Also I will try somewhat to stay away from some of the obvious clichés like Smoke on the Water. They are also in NO PARTICULAR ORDER. I'll just rattle them off. Enjoy!


  1. Walk This Way - Aerosmith

  2. Little Wing - Jimi Hendrix

  3. Killing in the Name - Rage Against the Machine

  4. Over the Hills and Far Away - Led Zeppelin

  5. Drop Dead Legs - Van Halen

  6. Out ta Get Me - Guns N' Roses

  7. Who Do You Think I Was? - John Mayer

  8. Ladies Love Country Boys - Trace Adkins

  9. Sunshine of Your Love - Cream

  10. Outshined - Soundgarden

  11. Blackbird - Beatles

  12. Ride the Cliché - Stone Temple Pilots

  13. I See Fire - Ed Sheeran

  14. My Song - Jerry Cantrell

  15. Man on the Silver Mountain - Rainbow

  16. Black Dog - Led Zeppelin

  17. Animal - Pearl Jam

  18. Hunger Strike - Temple of the Dog

  19. Cold Shot - Stevie Ray Vaughan

  20. Crazy on You - Heart

  21. Combination - Aerosmith

  22. Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5

  23. What Was I Thinking? - Dierks Bentley

  24. Cluster Pluck - Brad Paisley

  25. Funky Monks - Red Hot Chili Peppers

  26. Untitled - Collective Soul

  27. Round Here - Counting Crows

  28. Show Me How to Live - Audioslave

  29. Riff Raff - AC/DC

  30. What the Hell Have I? - Alice in Chains

  31. Twice as Hard - Black Crowes

  32. Tuesday's Gone - Lynyrd Skynyrd

  33. So Much to Say - Dave Matthews Band

  34. Europa - Santana

  35. Money for Nothing - Dire Straits

  36. Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry

  37. Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys

  38. Behind the Wall of Sleep - Black Sabbath

  39. Beat It - Michael Jackson

  40. Supermassive Black Hole - Muse

  41. Here Comes Your Man - The Pixies

  42. She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult

  43. Godzilla - Blue Oyster Cult

  44. Pinball Wizard - The Who

  45. Gates of Babylon - Rainbow

  46. Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton

  47. Day Tripper - Beatles

  48. Running Down a Dream - Tom Petty

  49. Hear About it Later - Van Halen

  50. Seek and Destroy - Metallica

  51. Electric Eye - Judas Priest

  52. Cemetery Gates - Pantera

  53. Shoot to Thrill - AC/DC

  54. Purple Haze - Jimi Hendrix

  55. Bumpin' On Sunset - Wes Montgomery

  56. Mr. Sandman - Chet Atkins

  57. Aqualung - Jethro Tull

  58. The Trooper - Iron Maiden

  59. Dinner and Diatribes - Hozier

  60. He Man Woman Hater - Extreme

  61. Are You Gonna Go My Way? - Lenny Kravitz

  62. Way Cool Jr. - Ratt

  63. It's Not Love - Dokken

  64. Miserlou - Dick Dale

  65. Wipeout - The Surfaris

  66. Billion Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper

  67. Stormtroopin' - Ted Nugent

  68. Don't Believe a Word - Thin Lizzy

  69. The Spirit of Radio - Rush

  70. Highway Star - Deep Purple

  71. Seventeen - Winger

  72. Animal - Def Leppard

  73. That's My Kinda Night - Luke Bryan

  74. Rats in the Cellar - Aerosmith

  75. Belleville - Django Reinhardt

  76. Power of Equality - Red Hot Chili Peppers

  77. Life in the Fast Lane - The Eagles

  78. O My God - The Police

  79. We'll Burn the Sky - Scorpions

  80. Elevate - Winery Dogs

  81. Love Me Two Times - The Doors

  82. Crossfire - Stevie Ray Vaughan

  83. Little Walter Rides Again - Medeski, Scofield, Martin and Wood

  84. In Too Deep - Sum 41

  85. Schism - Tool

  86. Shiny Happy People - R.E.M.

  87. Edison's Medicine - Tesla

  88. River of Deceit - Mad Season

  89. Frogs - Alice in Chains

  90. Draw the Line - Aerosmith

  91. Jackboot Jump - Hozier

  92. Fall Down - Toad the Wet Sprocket

  93. Selling the Drama - Live

  94. I Wonder - Blind Melon

  95. The Threat - Skid Row

  96. Mista Bone - Great White

  97. Wicked Sensation - Lynch Mob

  98. Weathered - Creed

  99. No More Tears - Ozzy Osbourne

  100. Scuttle Buttin' - Stevie Ray Vaughan


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