Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child – Best Guitar Riff of All Time

Nearly 40 years after Hendrix’s death, he still remains as the most influential guitarist of all time. “Voodoo Child (Slight Return)” has been voted for having the best guitar riff of all time.

Here is the top 20 greatest guitar riffs of all time (according to musicradar.com)

1. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Voodoo Child (Slight Return)
2. Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
3. Led Zeppelin – Whole Lotta Love

4. Deep Purple – Smoke On The Water
5. Derek and the Dominos – Layla
6. AC/DC – Back In Black
7. Metallica – Enter Sandman
8. The Beatles – Day Tripper
9. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
10. The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
11. Black Sabbath – Paranoid
12. Muse – Plug In Baby
13. Eddie Van Halen – Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love
14. The Kinks – You Really Got Me
15. The White Stripes – Seven Nation Army
16. AC/DC – Highway to Hell
17. Led Zeppelin – Heartbreaker
18. Black Sabbath – Iron Man
19. Led Zeppelin – Black Dog
20. Michael Jackson – Beat It

Only two songs from the past decade made the list – “Plug In Baby” by Muse and “Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes. What’s your favorite guitar riff of all time? Post your comments.

2 thoughts on “Jimi Hendrix’s Voodoo Child – Best Guitar Riff of All Time”

  1. I have a couple:
    Boston – More than a feeling (Smells Like Teen Spirit is based on this riff)
    Montrose – Rock the Nation

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