ost memorable riff in Rock history?

March 12, 2010 10:18am CST
Just wanted to get your thoughts on what you consider, the most memorable riff in rock history. Now, it doesnt always mean success, for example, Whole Lotta Love was more successful than Smoke on the Water, but if Im not mistaken, Smoke on the Water seems to be, more memorable... Some songs to consider, (might not all be under your consideration, but they are examples) Smoke on the Water (Smoke on the Water) Whole Lotta Love (Led Zeppelin) Paranoid (Black Sabbath) Who are you (The Who) Back in Black (AC/DC) Give Me All Your Lovin' (ZZ Top) All Night Long (Rainbow) Highway to Hell (AC/DC) Stay With Me (The Faces) I Wanna Be Your Dog (Iggy & The Stooges) Still of the Night (Whitesnake) Holy Diver (Dio) These are 12 examples, some u might like some you wont, so dont shoot me in the foot (so to speak) on the choice, but these are example...anyway for you, and overall choose which you think is the most memorabe riff and why?
2 responses
@olisaur (1932)
• United States
12 Mar 10
I think "Smoke on the Water" is quite a memorable riff; just about everyone I know that has taken guitar lessons from a "professional" has been taught that riff. In fact, I find it almost annoying how commonly its played. ///
13 Mar 10
Yes, Holy Diver is such a great song, and an awesome riff. Crazy Train is Ozzy, not Sabbath.
@fattymc (140)
12 Mar 10
The best riff here would have to be Smoke on the Water and Back in Black. Smoke on the Water I've always known, but I've never been able to place the song until I started playing guitar. Guitar got me into AC/DC where I learned the addictive riff from Back in Black. I'd say Smoke on the Water would have to be it because everybody knows it except some people can't just place the riff to the song.
13 Mar 10
Totally agreed. They are both awesome, and recogniseable, but you as said, cannot always place them.