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Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' voted Greatest Guitar Riff of all time
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Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' voted Greatest Guitar Riff of all time

Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love' has been voted as the Greatest Guitar Riff of all time in a poll conducted by BBC Radio 2. 

The rock classic, which features on the band's second album, came out top from a list of 100 riffs drawn up by a panel of Radio 2 and 6 Music DJs, critics and record producers. 

Speaking about the vote, Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page said: "I wanted a riff that really moved, that people would really get, and would bring a smile to their faces, but when I played it with the band, it really went into overdrive. There was this intent to have this riff and the movement of it, so it was menacing as well as quite sort of caressing."

Guns N'Roses' classic 'Sweet Child O'Mine' was second, with AC/DC third with 'Back In Black', Deep Purple fourth with 'Smoke On The Water' and Derek And The Dominoes in fifth spot with 'Layla'. 

The Smiths, Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Status Quo and The Kinks made up the rest of the top 10. 

 

The Top 10 was as follows:

1. Led Zeppelin - 'Whole Lotta Love'

2. Guns N' Roses - 'Sweet Child O' Mine'

3. AC/DC - 'Back In Black'

4. Deep Purple - 'Smoke On The Water'

5. Derek And The Dominoes - 'Layla'

6. The Smiths - 'How Soon Is Now?'

7. Status Quo - 'Down Down'

8. Dire Straits - 'Money For Nothing'

9. The Kinks - You Really Got Me'

10. Pink Floyd - 'Money'

 

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