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Default Radio 2 releases list of top 20 'Greatest Guitar Riffs Ever'

25 August 2014

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/m...iffs-Ever.html

The Top 20, in alphabetical order:
20th Century Boy - T.Rex
Back in Black - AC/DC
Do I Wanna Know? - Arctic Monkeys
Down Down - Status Quo
Enter Sandman - Metallica
How Soon Is Now? - The Smiths
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Layla - Derek And The Dominoes
Livin' On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Money - Pink Floyd
Money For Nothing - Dire Straits
Motocycle Emptiness - Manic Street Preachers
Purple Haze - The Jimi Hendrix Experience
Smells Like Teen Spirit - Nirvana
Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
Sweet Child O'Mine - Guns N' Roses
The Spirit of Radio - Rush
Whole Lotta Love - Led Zeppelin
You Really Got Me - The Kinks
Ziggy Stardust - David Bowie



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25 August 2014


http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-28929167
Top 10 guitar riffs

Title Artist Source: BBC Radio 2
Whole Lotta Love
Led Zeppelin

Sweet Child O'Mine
Guns 'N' Roses

Back in Black
AC/DC

Smoke On The Water
Deep Purple

Layla
Derek and The Dominoes

How Soon Is Now?
The Smiths

Down Down
Status Quo

Money For Nothing
Dire Straits

You Really Got Me
The Kinks

Money
Pink Floyd
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What no Funk 49?


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Introduction to Sweet Jane.
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Introduction to Sweet Jane.
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Total BS. Van Halen should occupy 10 of those spots, and they are not even on the list.
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Weak list, for the most part.

They forgot-

Voodoo Child- Hendrix
Crossroads- Cream
Pride and Joy- SRV
Surfing with the Alien- Satriani
La Grange- ZZ Top
Pretty Woman- Roy Orbison
The Trooper- Iron Maiden
Samba Pa Ti -Santana
Europa- Santana
The Boys are Back in Town-Thin Lizzy
Classical Gas- Mason Williams
Dueling Banjos-
Walk Don't Run -The Ventures
Wipeout- The Surfaris

and so many more.....
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Pretty much anything by Mark Knopfler.

The Outlaws - Green Grass and High Tides. Amazing guitar work.
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I guess they mean the lead-off / theme kind of riff; yesh pretty weak list.

Stones kind of invented it with "The Last Time" Followed of course by "Satisfaction" which is still got to be the most iconic of them all. I liked Bowie's take off on that with "Rebel Rebel".

Beatles had great ones, such as "You Can't Do That" "I feel Fine", "Paperback Writer", "And Your Bird Can Sing" "Taxman", "Day Tripper" and others.

One of my faves which can run through my head for days is "Girl You Want" by Devo. They had some other great ones such as "Gates of Steel"

On that first list about the only ones I'd give cred to are
Money For Nothing , Purple Haze,Sweet Child O'Mine , You Really Got Me (might actually have been the first), Sweet Child O'Mine, Whoie Lotta ("Dancing Days" is my favorite Zeppelin riff, also "When the Levee Breaks" . Have to agree with others on Crossroads, maybe Layla, (gotta throw "Sunshine of your Love" in too}, Voodoo Child.

Sorry, ZZ Top fans, (and I'm one), but John Lee Hooker did that riff first. Prefer Canned Heat's take anyway.

And what about "I'm a (boyish) Man" by Muddy Waters, speaking of early influences? And its many offshoots, such as the great "Bad to the Bone" by George Thorogood?
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No Iron Man? Blasphemy!
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No Eric Clapton.....WTF?
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No Eric Clapton.....WTF?
Yes....Derek and The Dominoes
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The list was compiled from votes cast by listeners of the BBC's Radio 2. Take that into consideration.
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How about,
"Lookin for some Tush" - ZZtop,
"They call me the Breeze" - Lynnrd Skynnrd ,
"The House is a Rockin" - Stevie Ray,
"Crossroads" - Eric Clapton,
"Rock and Roll" -Led Zep.
"Boom Boom" - The Animals,
"Tuff Enuf" -Fabulous Thunderbirds,
"96 tears" - Question mark and the Mysterians,
"Need You Tonight" - INXS,
"Locomotive Breath" - Jethro Tull,
"For Your Love" - Yardbirds.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIU0RMV_II8
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The Spirit of Radio - Rush


Anything Rush did sucked!

Plus, no Buckethead?

List is bogus!
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Navy version

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqaWdkdFb3Y
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Yes! Of course, one of the Best ever!
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What no Funk 49?


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You'd think SRV would be in there somewhere...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNgcKoJAYgs
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