Jaymz Larson and Mike Ferris had an interesting discussion on today’s KRNA Morning Show that had lots of listeners chiming in to answer the question “What are the greatest guitar riffs and intros of all time?“

Here is a consensus of choices that span the four big decades that cover the classic rock era.

1960’s

  • SATISFACTION
  • DAY TRIPPER
  • PRETTY WOMAN
  • ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER
  • WHOLE LOTTA LOVE

1970s

  • SMOKE ON THE WATER
  • LAYLA
  • SWEET EMOTION
  • COMFORTABLY NUMB
  • WE WILL ROCK YOU

1980’s

  • CRAZY TRAIN
  • PANAMA
  • WILD SIDE
  • PRIDE AND JOY
  • BACK IN BLACK

1990s

  • PLUSH
  • ENTER SANDMAN
  • SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT
  • HARD TO HANDLE
  • BEEN CAUGHT STEALING

Let us know what you think of our list. What have we’ve missed? Who have we overlooked? With a limit of only five choices from each decade, it isn't as easy as it seems!

Tell us in the comments and offer us your top five classic rock intros of all time.

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