My Top 20 Favorite Guitar Riffs.

MY TOP TWENTY FAVORITE GUITAR RIFFS -Luke Giese

“Greetings folks! I’ve been asked to do this for a while, so I’m here & I shall do it!” -Luke Giese

20. CALIFORNIACATION – RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS

“Every thing about this song Is absolutely perfect. Great song, great lyrics, great bass-line, great effort, & great guitar riff. Throughout the whole song the riff has moved me, and this list wouldn’t be a real list without it.” -Luke Giese

19. CREEP – STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

“The riff is only in the chorus, and it fits perfectly. A three string lick with heavy distortion, and really completes the song. It really is kinda forced to make this list because of how melodic and beautiful it is.” -Luke Giese

18. THE CHAIN – FLEETWOOD MAC

“These Acoustic riff is one of my all time favorites mainly because of proof that simplistic can be amazing. The riff is calm and moving and is throughout the whole beautiful song. I love this song, riff, album, & band!” -Luke Giese

17. HAGINAROUND – COUNTING CROWS

“This riff is unlike no other. Using the low e string is moves me every time. With some distortion and some snare drums it completes the song and perfects the album.” -Luke Giese

18. COME AS YOU ARE – NIRVANA

“The only riff on here that uses chorus flange. The riff is absolutey amazing, intense, yet slow, and really put emphasis and name to the album.” -Luke Giese

17. BLACKBIRD – THE BEATLES

“This very difficult and beautifully melodic riffs sways me around every time I hear it. It becomes even more beautiful every time I hear it.” -Luke Giese

16. PAINT IT BLACK – THE ROLLING STONES

“The Stones will be in my top twenty favorite rock bands of all time because this isn’t going to be the last time you see one of their riffs on here, Keith Richards is an amazing author of great riffs!” -Luke Giese

15. THE EVERLASTING GAZE – SMASHING PUMPKINS

“The pumpkins heaviest and most melodic guitar riff, you hear the obvious rhandy rhoads Influence, and how much they put into it. Amazing riff.” -Luke Giese

14. JEREMEY – PEARL JAM

“Heavy distortioned riff that started the movement of feedback in grunge. Can what I said be more positive to this great riff?” -Luke Giese

13. MY SWEET LORD – GEORGE HARRISON

“Beautiful riff, using the pointer finger with no distortion and a bit of the tapping technique.” -Luke Giese

12. PURPLE HAZE – THE JIMI HENDRIX EXPERIENCE

“A great riff from the greatest guitarist ever known.” -Luke Giese

11. HELP! – THE BEATLES

“A simple 6 notes. Yet so amazing!” -Luke Giese

10. WALK THIS WAY – AEROSMITH

“A fun and fabulous riff that never seems to run dry!” -Luke Giese

9. STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN – LED ZEPPELIN

“Great riff, great song, the riff is acoustic and melodic to the point where I can’t help but sing a long. And i Love How The Song builds up.” -Luke Giese

8. I WALK THE LINE – JOHNNY CASH

“Slow, you’ll enjoy every minute of this amazing riff that falls write into place of the music.” -Luke Giese

7. THUNDERSTRUCK – AC/DC

“Fast, exciting, intense, distorted, and gets even cooler every time you hear it.” -Luke Giese

6. SMOKE ON THE WATER – DEEP PURPLE

“The greatest riff with the reverb effect. Blues setting in hard rock just proving his genius.” -Luke Giese

5. WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE – BON JOVI

“Perfectly drafted twelve string acoustic guitar song.” -Luke Giese

4. YELLOW LEDBETTER – PEARL JAM

“There’s Like a Million notes in this beautiful riff. Mike McCready really shows his soft side and hard side in this intense and great song.” -Luke Giese

3. SATISFACTION – THE ROLLING STONES

“Iconic & easy. Keith knows what he’s doing!” -Luke Giese

2. HEAVEN BESIDE YOU – ALICE IN CHAINS

“They call Jerry Cantrell the riff lord for a reason.” -Luke Giesd

1. CRAZY TRAIN – OZZY OSBOURNE

“Spilbining, the most intense guitar riff in guitar history, the notes fall exactly into place.” -Luke Giese

“Thanks for reading! It’s important you guys know that this wasn’t a walk in the park! Of course I love making lists and writing reviews, but this one was especially hard for a passionate guitarist like me. I’ll post again very soon! Thank-you.” -Luke Giese

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