List of top 20 'greatest guitar riffs ever'

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List of top 20 'greatest guitar riffs ever'
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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Music lovers in the UK have done their best to finally put to rest the endless debate of what is the greatest guitar riff in music history. The voting was sponsored by BBC Radio 2 for a just over a month.
Everyone's tastes are subjective, so you may not agree -- but take a look at the fabulous photos that will bring you back in time. Maybe you were even inspired to pick up a guitar by one of these artists.

The top 5 picks were, Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love', Guns N Roses' 'Sweet Child O Mine', AC/DC's 'Back in Black', Deep Purple's 'Smoke on Water' and 'Layla" by Derek and The Dominoes.

Check out the top 20 in the slideshow above, in alphabetical order.


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