List of top 20 'greatest guitar riffs ever'



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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