Friday, April 18, 2008

Deep Purple "Smoke on the Water' Voted Best Guitar Riff of All Time



Deep Purple's Smoke On The Water was recently voted the greatest guitar riff of all time, followed by Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit and Walk This Way by Aerosmith.

London's Tech Music Schools compiled the list to coincide with their 25th anniversary

TOP 25

1 Smoke On The Water Deep Purple (1973)

2 Smells Like Teen Spirit Nirvana (1991)

3 Walk This Way Aerosmith (1975)

4 Purple Haze Jimi Hendrix (1967)

5 Sweet Child O Mine Guns N Roses (1987)

6 Paradise City Guns N Roses (1987)

7 Ace Of Spades Motorhead (1980)

8 Enter Sandman Metallica (1991)

9 Under The Bridge Red Hot Chilli Peppers (1992)

10 Welcome To The Jungle Guns N Roses (1987)

11 Run To The Hills Iron Maiden (1982)

12 Walk Pantera (1992)

13 Johnny B Goode Chuck Berry (1958)

14 Back In Black AC/DC (1980)

15 Immigrant Song Led Zeppelin (1970)

16 Wake Up Rage Against The Machine (1992)

17 Highway to Hell AC/DC (1979)

18 My Generation The Who (1965)

19 7 Nation Army The White Stripes (2003)

20 Born To Be Wild Steppenwolf (1968)

21 Give It Away Red Hot Chilli Peppers (1991)

22 Paranoid Black Sabbath (1970)

23 Voodoo Chile (Slight Return) Jimi Hendrix (1967)

24 Eye Of The Tiger Survivor (1982)

25 Money For Nothing Dire Straits (1984)

Photo: Courtesy Deeppurple.com

1 comment:

rockandrollguru said...

Certainly some worthy entries, but a list of the greatest riffs without Neil Young, The Kinks or Clapton is certainly flawed...at least from the perspective of My Generation, which did make the list.