OK. There are only two rules. It has to be a guitar riff and it has to be AWESOME. So here is my ULTIMATE Top 10 with the Awesomest Guitar Riffs. Feel free to comment with your own suggestions.
Muddy Waters – Manish Boy
In the beginning, there was The Blues.
The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Well, they’re at their 80’s and still trying… At least back then they were honest.
T. Rex – 20th Century Boy
Two chords only.
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
The most classic classic rock tune.
The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The first punk rock guitar riff… 15 years before punk rock existed.
AC/DC – Highway to Hell
The reply to Stairway to Heaven.
Iron Butterfly – In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida
Probably the first heavy metal band. The tune is 17 minutes and 5 seconds long!
Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
The only riff as big as Godzilla.
The Troggs – Wild Thing
… I think I love you… Classic!
The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
Well God heard this and decided that he wanted Jimmy in heaven…