|Obviously you know which one I'd choose!|
When you hear a song, usually, especially in blues and rock, there's a recurring 'riff', or a repeated musical phrase that 'defines' the song. The best examples I can give is 'Smoke on the Water' or 'Enter Sandman'. Those songs among thousands of others are built upon a riff.
Now that you are familiar with what a riff is, go to BBC2 can check out the poll they are launching to determine the Top 100 Greatest Guitar Riffs.
Of course them being assholes, the vote is not available to anyone outside the UK, but at least we can see the results.
The page has 100 songs you can listen to and choose from. The polls will last until 25 July.
- Mannish Boy - Muddy Waters
- Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley
- Boom Boom - John Lee Hooker
- Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry