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Most recognizable guitar riffs of all time

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Iconic riffs everyone mouths the guitar parts are: Crazy Train, Smoke on The Water, Iron Man, Sweet Home Alabama

Great ones mentioned and not:

Beat It and Smooth Criminal by MJax.

Beginning of When Doves Cry by Prince,

Master of Puppets Metallica,

Tom Sawyer by Rush,

satisfaction Rolling Stones,

and cmon Rock you like a Hurricane by Scorpions,

Walk by Pantera.

7 nation Army White Stripes

I know zero guitar riffs by Collective Soul and you should be banned from the thread lol..

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speaking of the Scorpions... I still can't distinguish between No One Like You and Rock You Like a Hurricane... lol... same song for all I care...

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When I'm feeling my whitest, the intros to these songs make me wanna punch someone in the throat and thrash.

(when the actual riffs kick in on these two below)

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Cochise definitely is one....completely forgot that one last night while making my list. Pie for you!

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Another that I just thought of...

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I'd say "Seven Nation Army" is the catchiest/most recognizable riff of the last 20 years.

Few of my favs:

Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters

Cissy Strut - The Meters

Love me 2 times - Doors

Purple Haze - Jimi

The Ocean - Zeppelin (just about any Zeppelin song really)

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Some more of my favorites/most memorable:

Jimi is my favorite guitarist of all-time, so here you go... Yes, I know, how unique of me.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Sj_WhXRUDQ

I don't know that this qualifies as a riff as we like to think of it, but I just wanted to put it up here because it's one of my favorite songs of all-time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLvND_uavLs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9wuBZ9XDjo

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Lenny is one of my favorite musicians of all-time as well. Even though his stuff is relatively simple in technique, as a multi-instrumentalist he brings it altogether like no other:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQOVI3eINvw (i actually can't remember if the intro was from slash on this one, but i think it was)

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And from my childhood...

(the Dookie album changed my life, lol)

And I may be alone on this, but MAN, this is right up there in my favorite songs of all-time list as well. Foo Fighters are awesome...

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Another of my favorites that is often forgotten....

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oh i forgot this one not really a riff but nice intro . lol

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Two more of my favorites, that just came to mind... Still give me chills when I hear them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMIwxObZpSs

This one is so boss.

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