March 11, 2004

Top 5 Opening Guitar Riffs

A group of friends at work started a Top 5 Site, and some of the topics provoked enough consideration to warrant posting here.

  1. The The - "Uncertain Smile"
  2. Sting - "Shape of My Heart" (Dominic Miller wrote this song, and plays the guitar solo)
  3. The Pretenders - "My City Was Gone"
  4. Tommy Tutone - "867-5309 - Jenny"
  5. U2 - "Where the Streets Have No Name"

Honorable Mention:
Tom Petty - The Waiting
AC/DC - Back in Black
The Pixies - Here Comes Your Man
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go
The Scorpions - No One Like You
The Las - There She Goes
Led Zeppelin - Stairway to Heaven
Blind Melon - No Rain
Little River Band - We Two
Diesel - Sausalito Summer Nights
John Mellencamp (Cougar at the time) - This Time
David Bowie - China Girl, Fame
U2 - Pride in the Name of Love, I Will Follow
Stones - Miss You
Elliot Smith - Waltz#2
Cracker - Low
Stray Cats - Stray Cat Strut
Garbage - Stupid Girl
John Lee Hooker & Carlos Santana - Things Gonna Change
Ray Parker, Jr. - The Other Woman
XTC - King for a Day
The Police - When the World is Running Down
Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way?

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