The 50 Greatest Guitar Riffs of All Time

According to, anyway.  Here’s the Top 5:

1 – Voodoo Child (Slight Return) – Jimi Hendrix

2 – Satisfaction – Rolling Stones

3 – Smoke on the water – Deep Purple

4 – Sunshine of your love – Cream


5 – Sweet child o’ mine – Guns ‘n Roses


In case you’re wonder, Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love”–my pick as the best–ended up at #7.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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