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Smoke on the Water comes top of classic riffs list
A list of the top 20 riffs was compiled by Robert of the Radish in The Y! Music Playlist Blog, and Deep Purple's 1972 classic came top.
This put it ahead of other well-known riffs such as (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction by The Rolling Stones and Day Tripper by The Beatles.
Layla by Derek and the Dominoes also made it into the list, along with You Really Got Me by The Kinks and David Bowie's Rebel Rebel.
"The best riffs are simple, but highly memorable," Robert observed.
"Everyone knows a good one when they hear it and the very best are timeless."
Wild Thing by The Troggs was also highly rated, as was Back In Black by AC/DC and Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama.
However, U2 star The Edge might care to differ with the list, as he told MusicRadar this week that Led Zeppelin's Whole Lotta Love contains what he thinks is the "quintessential" electric guitar riff.Posted on 6 Jul 2009 14:00 to category : Music News
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