12 Sexiest Guitar Riffs

Time to bring up the heat!

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It's time to spice these pages up with a smooth rundown of 12 sexy rock guitar riffs.

No chit-chat needed, a dozen of elegant, sly, sleek and subtle guitar bits await below.

Led Zeppelin - Whole Lotta Love

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The Kinks - You Really Got Me

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Jimi Hendrix - Voodoo Child

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Eric Clapton - Cocaine

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Chris Rea - Auberge

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INXS - Need You Tonight

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Scorpions - The Zoo

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George Thorogood - Bad to the Bone

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ZZ Top - Tush

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Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls

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WASP - Mean Man

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Def Leppard - Pour Some Sugar on Me

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74 comments sorted by best / new / date

    AccountAttempt4
    A list of sexy guitar riffs is invalid if it doesn't feature a single Queens of the Stone Age song.
    UniformRecon
    Yeah, "Smooth Sailing" is a definite panty-dropper.
    julien112
    Although I do think QOTSA would fit this article perfectly, I don't believe Smooth Sailing is the right choice. That song makes you wanna walk badassely across the pavements, but hearing that song in a stripclub wouldn't be perfect. Skin on Skin or ''You Got a Killer Scene There Man'' or You Can't Quit Me Baby would fit the scene.
    jozef2451
    How can you forget Deep Purple? Smoke on the water... That riff was first riff to know by almost every beginnig guitarist...
    Playtodie
    Some "sexy" riff : Supermassive Black Hole/Muse; I'll Get Even/Megadeth; Makin' Love/KISS, Seeya/Deadmau5 (yes it's electro but it's a guitar riff which is sexy as hell)
    RomStapleton
    Them Crooked Vultures - No One Loves Me & Neither Do I The song is basically sex. First part is the foreplay, leading to the act itself with the perfect riff to (head)bang to.
    Everlong729
    I was listening to that as I read this list, hoping to see it. Alas, I was disappointed
    axelorenz
    What about "Cherry Pie" by Warrant or "You Shook Me All Night Long" by ACDC? Maybe it's just me, but those would seem like the over the top obvious ones to me...
    aenimafist
    How could you have forgotten about hundreds of other songs that people are posting here? How could you!?!?!?!
    LightxGrenade
    I dunno, when I think sexy I think of a song that I would, you know...wanna have sex to. 80's metal isn't really what I have in mind. I think of something more like "Do I Wanna Know" by the Arctic Monkeys or "So He Wont Break" by the Black Keys.
    amartini607
    NO Red Hot Chili Peppers? Give It Away, Hump De Bump, Get On Top, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Apache Rose Peacock, She's Only 18???
    AlbertCamus
    Good list dude. The first thing that came to mind for me is the little solo in Readymade by the Chili Peppers (is at 2:30):
    Short and simple, but something about it really hits that sweet spot for me.
    Aryon
    THIS one is quite Heavy www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJ-FsBvz4i8
    vikingman369
    there is only one right answer to what is the sexiest riff of all time: "Limb from Limb" by Motorhead