Editors’ Notes If one were to definitively name the golden age of the guitar riff, it'd be tough to argue against the ‘70s, when the lean rock ‘n' roll of the late ‘60s met the rise of heavy metal. Led Zeppelin sculpted goliath hooks that pushed their blues sound into the cosmos, and Black Sabbath, armed with a dark and towering din, struck fear into the hearts of parents around the world. Whether employing turbocharged takes on classic forms (AC/DC), building arena-crumbling walls of sound (The Who), or embarking on interstellar prog missions (Rush), the riff rose to glorious heights in the hands of these artists.

SONG
ALBUM
Highway to Hell
3:28
 
Paranoid
2:48
 
Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love
3:47
 
The Boys Are Back In Town
4:26
 
Detroit Rock City
5:14
 
Immigrant Song
2:26
 
Working Man
7:10
 
We Will Rock You
2:01
 
Cherry Bomb
2:18
 
Crazy On You
4:54
 
(Don't Fear) The Reaper
5:08
 
No More Mr. Nice Guy
3:07
 
Smoke On the Water
5:40
 
Tush
2:16
 
Back In the Saddle
4:40
 
Stranglehold
8:23
 
Man On the Silver Mountain
4:37
 
Hell Bent for Leather
2:40
 
The Sails of Charon (2015 - Remaster)
5:11
 
Overkill
5:12
 
Doctor Doctor
4:12
 
All Right Now (Single Version)
4:15
 
Baba O'Riley
4:59
 
Slow Ride (Single Version)
3:58
 
Mississippi Queen
2:30
 
More Than a Feeling
4:45
 
Rock and Roll
3:40
 
Bohemian Rhapsody
5:54
 
Iron Man
5:55
 
Runnin' with the Devil
3:34
 
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
3:52
 
Rock and Roll All Nite (Live)
4:00
 
He's a Whore
2:42
 
Radar Love
6:26
 
Hair of the Dog
4:09
 
Smokin' In the Boys Room
2:58
 
Carry On Wayward Son
5:23
 
Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
3:45
 
Woman from Tokyo
5:48
 
Jailbreak
4:00
 
Mean Business
3:46
 
Fly By Night
3:22
 
Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll
4:02
 
Dream On
4:27
 
Roller
4:19
 
School's Out
3:30
 
Aqualung
6:36
 
Fox On the Run
3:27
 
Barracuda
4:21
 
Bang a Gong (Get It On)
4:27
 
Love Gun
3:16
 
Lights Out
4:35
 
Saturday Night Special
5:09
 
Cat Scratch Fever
3:39
 
La Grange
3:52
 
Train, Train
3:36
 
Queens of Noise
3:28
 
Cum on Feel the Noize
4:24
 
3:41
 
Walk This Way
3:41
 
Black Betty
4:00
 
Candy's Going Bad
6:12
 
Under My Wheels
2:51
 
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
5:46
 
Long Live Rock 'N' Roll
4:24
 
Crash Course In Brain Surgery
2:39
 
Motörhead
3:08
 
Whole Lotta Rosie
5:24
 
Another Piece of Meat
3:30
 
Highway Star
6:06
 
Weeping Widow
3:57
 
Strutter
3:12
 
The Ballroom Blitz
4:06
 
Suicide
5:11
 
Rock Candy
5:03
 
Won't Get Fooled Again
8:36
 
Wishing Well
3:40
 
Stairway to Heaven
8:02
 
Tie Your Mother Down
4:49
 
Closer to the Heart
2:56
 
American Woman (Remastered)
5:07
 
On the Hunt
5:27
 
So Young, So Bad
3:26
 
Snow Blind
3:54
 
The Wild One (Single Version)
2:51
 
Mama Weer All Crazee Now
3:45
 
Trouble
Rex
4:14
 
Just Got Paid
4:28
 
Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy
3:17
 
The Time Is Right for Love
3:26
 
We're an American Band
3:27
 
Crazy Horses
2:33
 
Funk #49
4:06
 
Better By You, Better Than Me
3:22
 
Hell Hound
3:19
 
Freelance Fiend (Remastered)
3:10
 
Frankenstein
4:44
 
Jesus Freaks
5:44
 
Tower
6:58
 
Look at Yourself
5:08
 

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