55 riffs that you must know as a working guitarist

 

In alphabetical order 55 guitar riffs that I feel you must know as a working/depping guitarist…at a jam, or a last minute covers gig, knowing these will save you from a few embarrassing moments…and a good set of  ears will help you busk through the rest of the song!
 
1.Ace of spades (Motorhead)
2.Aint Talkin 'Bout Love (van Halen)
3.All along the watchtower (Jimi Hendrix)
4.All right now (Free)
5.Aqualung (Jethro Tull)
6.Are you gonna go my way (Lenny Kravitz)
7.Back in black (AC/DC)
8.Beat it (Michael Jackson)
9.Black Dog (Led Zeppelin)
10.Brown Sugar (Rolling Stones)
11.China groove (Doobie Brothers)
12.Cocaine (Eric Clapton)
13.Cult of personality (Living Color)
14.Day tripper (The Beatles)
15.Enter sandman (Metallica)
16.Eye of the tiger (Survivor)
17.Foxy Lady (Jimi Hendrix)
18.I feel fine (The Beatles)
19.I love rock and roll (Pat Benatar)
20.Immigrant song (Led zepplin)
21.Johnny be goode (Chuck Berry)
22.Kashmere (Led Zeppelin)
23.Layla (Eric Clapton)
24.Life in the fast lane (The Eagles)
25.Moby Dick (Led Zeppelin)
26.Money For nothing (Dire Straits)
27.More than a feeling (Boston)
28.My sharona (The Knack)
29.Owner of a lonely heart (Yes)
30.Panama (Van Halen)
31.Paranoid (Black Sabbath)
32.Pride and joy (SRV)
33.Purple Haze (J Hendrix)
34.Rebel rebel (D Bowie)
35.Roadhouse blues (The Doors)
36.Satisfaction (Rolling Stones)
37.Sharp dressed man (ZZ top)
38.Smells like teen spirit (Nirvana)
39.Smoke on the water (Deep Purple)
40.Start me up (Rolling Stoned)
41.Start me up (Rolling Stones)
42.Summertime blues (Eddy Cochran)
43.Sunday bloody Sunday (U2)
44.Sunshine of your love (Cream)
45.Sweet child of mine (Guns and roses)
46.Sweet home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
47.Under the Bridge (RHCP)
48.Walk this way (Aerosmith/Run dmc)
49.Whola lotta love (Led Zeppelin)
50.Wild thing (The Troggs)
51.Wipeout (The Surfaris)
52.Wodoo chile (Jimi Hendrix)
53.You really got me (The Kinks)
54.You shook me all night long (AC/DC)
55.Zero (Smashing Pumpkins)

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