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Most recognizable guitar riffs of all time

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Probably depends on one's age, but Eddie V's eruption and Heart Barracuda come to mind.

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Just some random ones off the top of my head...

Enter Sandman: Metallica

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Nirvana

Alive: Pearl Jam

Plug In Baby: Muse

Killing In The Name: Rage Against the Machine

House of the Rising Sun: Animals

Seven Nation Army: White Stripes

Crazy Train: Ozzy Osbourne

Smoke on the Water: Deep Purple

Sweet Child O Mine: Guns N Roses

Voodoo Child: Hendrix

Purple Haze: Hendrix

What I Got: Sublime

Say It Ain't So: Weezer

Blitzkrieg Bop: The Ramones

Just a few, I'm forgetting tons....

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Just some random ones off the top of my head...

Enter Sandman: Metallica

Smells Like Teen Spirit: Nirvana

Alive: Pearl Jam

Plug In Baby: Muse

Killing In The Name: Rage Against the Machine

House of the Rising Sun: Animals

Seven Nation Army: White Stripes

Crazy Train: Ozzy Osbourne

Smoke on the Water: Deep Purple

Sweet Child O Mine: Guns N Roses

Voodoo Child: Hendrix

Purple Haze: Hendrix

What I Got: Sublime

Say It Ain't So: Weezer

Blitzkrieg Bop: The Ramones

Just a few, I'm forgetting tons....

Muse used to be such a good band...

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Iron Man - Sabbath

Crazy Train - Ozzy

Black Dog - Zeppelin

Carry On My Wayward Son - Kansas

La Grange - ZZ Top

Bulls on Parade - RATM

Cat Scratch Fever and Stranglehold - Nugent

Cocaine - Clapton

Davidian - Machine Head

Pretty much anything by Dimebag

Come as You Are - Nirvana

Voodoo Chile - Hendrix/SRV

Jessica - Allman Brothers

Message in a Bottle - The Police

Pride and Joy - SRV

Holy Diver - Dio

Going the Distance - Cake

Just off the top of my head... some have already been mentioned... could probably think of a thousand more if given the time... and these don't really include the metal I listen to...

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oh here's a few I should have included from back in my high school days

and lol the simplest riff of them all

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FML this one just popped into my head with a vengeance... Actually, Slayer could have a lot of riffs on my list...

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Any guitar riff talk has to include Superstition

and Cocaine was written by JJ Cale (along with After Midnight)

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michael jackson black or white and BEAT IT (probably the winner since he so fuccking popular lol)

EYE OF THE TIGER....-survivor

ac/dc stuff like thunderstuck...you shook me night long,, back in black

sweet child of mine, paradise city-gun and roses

voodoo chile, all along the watch tower, WILD THING(cover) jimi is the best guitar player of all time.

van halen aint talking about love and why cant this be love(one of my favs)

ram jam-black betty

bo diddley im a man

barracuda......alone- heart

the police every breathe you take, message in a bottle, everything little thing she does is magic

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I'm surprised no one's mentioned Eric Johnson's "Cliffs of Dover"

If you lived in the 80s and went to see any hard rock or glam metal band play, it was always playing right before the show started.

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Great lists. A few I'd forgotten about.

One I would add probably isn't considered great, but it definitely gets stuck in my head - When I Come Around by Green Day

eta: Shine by Collective Soul

Another edit: had wrong green day song

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Every Breath You Take - The Police

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I decided to teach myself guitar in order to learn the Crazy Train intro...that was my first motivation, haha...still can't play it lol. Back in Black comes to mind too.

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