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Rock 101 Tuesday, August 26 2014

Will we be arguing the hell out of this list too?

The BBC reports that the votes are in, and a Top 10 list of the Greatest Guitar Riffs of ALL TIME has been compiled.

Led Zeppelin's 69 classic "Whole Lotta Love", has been voted the GREATEST guitar riff of all time. 

Guitarist Jimmy Page says he "wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive. There was this intent to have this riff and the movement of it, so it was menacing as well as quite sort of caressing."

What else made the list? Agree or Disagree? Who's missing?


01 - Whole Lotta Love – Led Zeppelin
02 - Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
03 - Back In Black – AC/DC 
04 - Smoke On The Water – Deep Purple 
05 - Layla – Derek And The Dominoes
06 - How Soon Is Now? – The Smiths
07 - Down Down – Status Quo
08 - Money For Nothing – Dire Straits
09 - You Really Got Me – The Kinks
10 - Money – Pink Floyd

Be Caller 10 at 1:15 to play Rock 101 to win 2 tickets to see Russell Peters September 18 at Rexall Place!

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  1. Matt posted on 08/26/2014 01:30 PM
    Have to say ride the lightning by Metallica
  2. Matt posted on 08/26/2014 03:25 PM
    Where the hell is Killing In The Name?!
  3. Roborat posted on 08/26/2014 03:53 PM
    I think Thunderstruck would be a better choice than Back in Black for AC/DC. And what about Cliffs of Dover by Eric Johnson?
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