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(@voodoo_merman)
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I think it should go to Iron Man. Everyone knows that one.

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I agree that Iron Man is very popular...but I also have to say that ANYTHING by Angus Young is memorable.


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(@dan-t)
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I'd agree that Iron Man is probably the most popular. My son's 5th grade music/guitar teacher taught him that one. I opted to teach him Smoke On The Water. Shows what I know!

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All are great, but My choice would be "Dazed and Confused"--LZ
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I'd have to go with Pride and Joy - SRV. Good stuff!


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Another Brick in the Wall-Part 2.

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The version of "You Really Got Me" played over and over on "classic rock" stations is by Van Halen. Dear Lord, I hate that squeal after each repetition of "You Really Got Me." That little squeal was Van Halen's one trick that they used incessantly, and I despise 'em for it.

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i'm going with sunshine of your love, but the bo diddley beat or bad to the bone should be up there, too


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The version of "You Really Got Me" played over and over on "classic rock" stations is by Van Halen. Dear Lord, I hate that squeal after each repetition of "You Really Got Me." That little squeal was Van Halen's one trick that they used incessantly, and I despise 'em for it.

I agree, he really did over use them. The only squels that I like in songs are in the song Welcome Home, by Coheed & Cambria. I guess some metal songs too, but those aren't as memorable.

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(@tucker)
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"You Really Got Me" was The Kinks, wasn't it?

And I vote "other" - the best riff ever is the intro to Jarcrew's Destructor/Creator. Disagree? Then here's your complimentary bag of incorrect.


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Well, I've just done some rewiring on an amp I've built, which is working better but still needs some revision. (It's got insane gain and infinite sustain at 9:00 on the gain knob.) But it plays, and it's putting out ear-blasting volume at something like 77 watts through a 15" speaker, so I'm half deaf at the moment. Guess what I've been banging through it for the last 30 minutes while I've been testing it? Mostly the "Iron Man" riff.

And an insanely distorted "Star Spangled Banner." Oh, yeah, and some "La Grange." Guess it's time to go back and beat out some "Smoke On The Water" through it, before I get back to work on decreasing its gain and taming it down.

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I have "Iron Man" playing in my head right now, honestly I do. I can play the main riff, but haven't learned the rest of the song. My nephew also learned it at school when he was getting lessons.

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the riff from The Fly is pretty damn awesome.

and ANY riff made by my man Tom Morello is a cut above the rest.

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'Wild Thing' would be by the Troggs

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'Wild Thing' would be by the Troggs
There have been several covers, I believe, including one by Jimi Hendrix

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