3 Most Recognizable Guitar Riffs?

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    Ever Since I´ve Been Loving You- Jimmy Page
    great song, but where is the regognizable riff? It's just a blues progression

    Paranoid- Tony Iommi
    OK....but there are better choices

    Cocaine- Jimmy Hendrix
    Hendrix did Cocaine??? Do u mean Clapton? Good choice if it's Clapton's

    Highway Star-Ritchie Blackmore
    Not a riff
     
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    great choices!
     
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    yes!...............
     
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    A girl was singing "Walk This Way" at work a couple of days ago and made me think of this thread. I didn't think anyone had listed it. Of course I forgot to dig it up and post it.

    Should I Stay or Should I go-The Clash
    The Passenger - Iggy Pop
    Blister in the Sun - Violent Femmes
    Boys Don't Cry - The Cure
    My Sharona - The Knack
     
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    This is for the other thread, most played out! :D
     
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    Probably, but that's why it's a "recognizable riff." :) I don't really listen to the radio so I have no clue what's in high rotation. The only songs that are played out to me are the ones they play at work and make me want to shove sharp objects in my ears. Any new song is a huge aural refreshing relief. The worst is when they start playing songs from bands you actually like and ruin it for you.
     
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    You're totally right, the recognizable songs are usually all played out :)
     
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    Clash were much better in their starting times when London Calling

    Boys don´t cry is a fine song, but I prefer other punk genres.
     
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    One of my favorite songs, but I'm kind of dubious on that ranking.

    As far as the thread:
    "Smoke on the Water"
    "Day Tripper"
    "Money for Nothing"
     
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    Ziggy Stardust (guitar work by Mick Ronson)

    (Bass guitar on) Under Pressure.

    More my time: Sweet Child O'Mine

    Back in Black is so "bad" (good), they used it in The Avengers when Iron Man hacked into the audio system of the Shield jet when confronting Loki. :)
     
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    Well,maybe it is the best known in Britain because of it's use on Top Of The Pops. I knew that riff before I even knew who Led Zeppelin was...
     
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    The usual mainstream fluff.
     
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    Going with classics here. They are indeed the most recognizable:
    1. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water - the GOAT riff no ifs, ands and buts.
    2. Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love
    3. Black Sabbath - Iron Man (could be Paranoid too, but I think Iron Man's riff is more recognizable).
     
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    I'd suggest the majority of the voters would have a fairly narrow music taste
     
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    The BBC poll discussed here. The panel that voted on the list included djs, critics and record producers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZip-fUXeZk

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMWmdU7-odo Whole Lotta Love
     
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    You have to focus on 60s music because there are more baby boomers than other generations if you're talking numbers of people who would recognize.
    Day Tripper
    Purple Haze
    La Bamba (Valenz version)
     
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    Good call on the

    Joe Walsh - Life's been Good


    A couple others:

    Megadeth Symphony of Destruction
    Rush - Spirit of Radio
     
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    vey good choice
     
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    Some great ones listed so far.


    Twilight Zone Golden Earring
    House of the Rising Sun The Animals
    All Day and all of the night The Kinks
     
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    Money for nothing - Dire Straits
    Copperhead Road - Steve Earle
    Brown eyed girl - Van Morrison
     
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    3 straight off the top of my head.

    Smoke on the Water- Deep Purple
    Enter Sandman- Metallica
    Talk Dirty To Me- Poison
     
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    I like the mention of 'Blister In The Sun'.

    Satisfaction - this should be the top pick, in my opinion

    To spare repetition, and add something new, I'll try to mention three that I really like that I haven't seen yet instead of trying to pick the top three...hopefully I did not overlook any of these.

    Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
    Alive - Pearl Jam
    46 & 2 - Tool
    Mr. Jones - Counting Crows

    What about 'Kashmir' from Zeppelin?
     
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    When reading the thread title, the tunes that came into my head first were:

    Walk This Way - Aerosmith
    Layla - Eric Clapton, Jim Gordon/Derek and the Dominos
    Smoke On The Water - Deep Purple
    Outro from The Chain (bassline) - Fleetwood Mac

    Also, Hoppipolla by Sigur Ros immediately came to mind, but that's a piano riff.
     
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    Acdc she shook me all night long
    led zeplin rock n roll
    eric clapton cocaine
     
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    La Bamba
    Every Breath You Take
    Jumping Jack Flash

    ...updated
     
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    GNR Sweet Child O' Mine for me( Just a few notes in)
     
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    Highway to Hell - AC/DC

    Jailhouse Rock - Elvis
     
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    Satisfaction the stones
    Foxy lady mr jimi
    Jumpin Jack flash the stones
     
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    not 'riffs' per se, but

    "Hound Dog" : background vox are really lame but this guitar snippet just before the 2nd solo is pretty slick in comparison:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZdC6oQKU-w&feature=player_detailpage#t=82


    And a solo in the same 'breaking stings' vein (Marc Ribot, a Cuban-American guitarist out of Newark, NJ):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=qTwn7D8DF4Y#t=137


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    Mr Page can forget more riffs than most will ever learn.
     
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    Since this thread title is most RECOGNIZABLE riffs (not the best),
    here are my top ones:

    When you hear these 3 guitar riffs, you INSTANTLY know what song it is...

    Mississippi Queen
    Whole Lotta Love
    Aqualung

    some more good ones:

    You Shook Me All Night Long
    Satisfaction (Can't Get No)
    Day Tripper
    25 or 6 to 4
    Walk This Way
     
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    Yes! Immediately u know that one
     
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