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 Post subject: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:18 am 
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100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
Edited By: Jack Johnson
~Updated 11/18/05~

1.Light My Fire- The Doors
2.Green Onions- Booker T. & The Mg's
3.A Whiter Shade Of Pale-Procol Harum
4.Baba O'Riley-The Who
5.HIgher Ground- Stevie Wonder
6.Jump-Van Halen
7.Peaches En Regalia- Frank Zappa
8.When The Music's Over-The Doors
9.Won't Get Fooled Again-The Who
10.Child In Time-Deep Purple
11.In The Court Of The Crimson King- King Crimson
12.Money (That's What I Want)- Barrett Strong
13.Misty Mountain Hop- Led Zeppelin
14.Louie Louie- The Kingsmen
15.Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing- Stevie Wonder
16.Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen
17.Eclipse-Pink Floyd
18.Magic Carpet Ride- Steppenwolf
19.Mess Around- Ray Charles
20.Superstition- Stevie Wonder
21.FInal Countdown- Europe
22.Hoedown- Emerson, Lake & Palmer
23.In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida- Iron Butterfly
24.Love Lies Bleeding- Elton John
25.Living For The City- Stevie Wonder
26.Frankenstein- Edgar Winter
27.Seven Seas Of Rhye- Queen
28.You're My Best Friend- Queen
29.You Are The Sunshine Of My Life- Stevie Wonder
30.Karn Evil 9: First Impression, Pt. 1- Emerson, Lake & Palmer
31.Mary Ann- Ray Charles
32.Free Bird- Lynyrd Skynyrd
33.Space Truckin'-Deep Purple
34.Hey Bulldog- The Beatles
35.I Wish It Would Rain- Temptations/ Funk brothers
36.Chest Fever- The Band
37.Touch Me- The Doors
38.Yours Is No Disgrace- Yes
39.Blinded By The Light- Mannefred Man
40.Have A Cigar- Pink Floyd
41.Too HIgh- Stevie Wonder
42.A Time And A Place- Emerson, Lake & Palmer
43.Crocodile Rock- Elton John
44.Let's Spend The Night Together- The Rolling Stones
45.Imagine- John Lennon
46.Afternoon: Forever Afternoon (Tuesday?)- The Moody Blues
47.Firth Of Fifth- Genesis
48.Trampled Under Foot- Led Zeppelin
49.Hello, I Love You- The Doors
50.Carouselambra- Led Zeppelin
51.Walk of Life- Dire Straits
52.Learning to Live- Dream Theater
53.Pastime Paradise- Stevie Wonder
54.Let It Be- The Beatles
55.House of the Rising Sun- The Animals
56.The Logical Song- Supertramp
57.Oye Como Va- Santana
58.Glad- Traffic
59.Master Blaster (Jammin')- Stevie Wonder
60.Pigs (Three Different Ones)- Pink Floyd
61.Fools Overature- Super Tramp
62.You Haven't Done Nothing - Stevie Wonder
63.Someone Saved My Life Tonight- Elton John
64.Martha My Dear-The Beatles
65.Whipping Post- The Allman Brothers Band
66.The Low Spark Of High Heeled Boys- Traffic
67.These Eyes- The Guess Who
68.I've Seen That Movie Too- Elton John
69.Black Magic Woman- Santana
70.That Girl- Stevie Wonder
71.The Pyramid Song- Radiohead
72.Kashmir- Led Zeppelin
73.Ordinary Pain- Stevie Wonder
74.Strange Days- The Doors
75.Knife Edge- Emerson, Lake & Palmer
76.6:00- Dream Theater
77.Free Hand- Gentle Giant
78.All In Love Is Fair- Stevie Wonder
79.Mr. Crowley- Ozzy Osbourne
80.Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Me- Elton John
81.She's A Rainbow- The Rolling Stones
82.Go Now!- The Moody Blues
83.That's All- Genesis
84.The Knife- Genesis
85.Happy Birthday- Stevie Wonder
86.Werewolves of London- Warren Zevon
87.Rock the Casbah- The Clash
88.Tiny Dancer- Elton John
89.Jealous Guy- John Lennon
90.Spinning Weel- Blood, Sweat & Tears
100.Stage Fright- The Band
101.America- The Nice
102.Mother People- Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
103.Strawberry Fields Forever- The Beatles
104.Grey Seal- Elton John
105.Saturday In The Park- Chicago
106Cosmik Debris- Frank Zappa
107.No Quarter- Led Zeppelin
108.Knocks Me Off My Feet- Stevie Wonder
109.Lazy- Deep Purple
110.Boogie On Reggae Woman- Stevie Wonder
111The Way It Is- Bruce Hornsby & The Range
112.Maybe Your Right- Cat Stevens
113.God Only Knows- The Beach Boys
114.Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds- The Beatles
115.Angry Young Man- Billy Joel
116.King Must Die- Elton John
117.Maybe Your Baby- Stevie Wonder
118.Colour My World- Chicago
119.He's Misstra Know-It-All
120.New Millennium- Dream Theater
121.November Rain- Guns N' Roses
122.Radio Radio- Elvis Costello and the Attractions
123.Homburg- Procol Harum
124.Demon's Eye- Deep Purple
125.Anyways- Genesis
126.Awaken- Yes
127.Alabama Song- The Doors
128.Sunburn- Muse
129.Evil Woman- Electric Light Orchestra
130.Up to Me- Jethro Tull
131.Rainbow In The Dark- Dio
132.Everything In It's Right Place- Radiohead
133.Ruby Tuesday-The Rolling Stones
134.Burn- Deep Purple
135.The Dance Of Eternity- Dream Theater
136.Clocks- Coldplay
137.All My Love- Led Zeppelin
138.Steel Monkey- Jethro Tull
139.Heaven is 10 Zillion Light Years Away- Stevie Wonder
140.You're The Inspiration- Chicago
141.Hero & Heroine- The Strawbs
142.Subdivisions- Rush
143.In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed- The Allman Brothers Band
144.High Hopes- Pink Floyd
145.Lady Madonna- The Beatles
146.Feelin' Stronger Every Day- Chicago
147.My Doorbell- The White Stripes
148.Fool In The Rain- Led Zeppelin
149.Beyond This Life- Dream Theater
150.Tunnel Of Love- Dire Straits
151.Freedom Rider- Traffic
152.Loving Cup- The Rolling Stones
153.My Guitar Wants To Kill Your Mama- Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
154.Flaming Telepaths- Blue Öyster Cult
155.Badge- Cream
156.On the Run- Pink Floyd
157.Sit Down, Stand Up- Radiohead
158.Metropolis- Dream Theater
159.Let's Make The Water Turn Black- Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention
160.Perfect Strangers- Deep Purple
161.Little Umbrellas- Frank Zappa
162.Then- Yes
163.Turn It On Again- Genesis
164.Monkey Man- The Rolling Stones
165.I Can't Quit Her Blood, Sweat & Tears
166.Watching The Wheels- John Lennon
167.Erotomania- Dream Theater
168.Bach In N.Y.C.- Genesis
169.Roundabout- Yes
170.Stop- Pink Floyd
171.Hope You're Feeling Better- Santana
172.Come Sail Away- Styx
173.Blind- Deep Purple
174.Love Her Madly- The Doors
175.Bennie And The Jets- Elton John
176.I Want To Break Free- Queen
177.Waiting For The Sun- The Doors
178.Tom Sawyer- Rush
179.South Bound Saurez- Led Zeppelin
180.Right Now- Van Halen
181.Round and Round- The Strawbs
182.Speed Of Sound- Coldplay
183.Packard Goose- Frank Zappa
184.Tall Boy- Widespread Panic
185.Peace Frog- The Doors
186.Goin' Through The Motions- Blue Öyster Cult
187.In Your World- Muse
188.The Scientist- Coldplay
189.Please Don't Go- Stevie Wonder
190.Estranged- Guns N' Roses
191.Bargain- The Who
192.Villa Ghetto Land- Stevie Wonder
193.I Can't Tell You Why- The Eagle
194.Somewhere Only We Know- Keane
195.Parallels- Yes
196.All Day Sucker- Stevie Wonder
197.The Return Of The Giant Hogweed- Genesis
198.The Hand That Feeds- Nine Inch Nails
199.Who Are You- The Who
200.You Got Yours- Widespread Panic
201.Lawyers, Guns and Money- Warren Zevon
202.I'd Die For You- Bon Jovi
203.Your Wildest Dreams- The Moody Blues
204.California Girls- The Beach Boys
205.No More Tears- Ozzy Osbourne


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:42 pm 
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This list needs work. This is how I'd do the beginning of it:

1. Superstition - Stevie Wonder
2. A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
3. Don't Stop Believing - Journey
4. Light My Fire - The Doors
5. Green Onions - Booker T. & the MGs
6. The Final Countdown - Europe
7. Frankenstein - Edgar Winter
8. Baba O'Reilly - The Who
9. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
10. Strawberry Fields Forever - The Beatles
11. Kashmir - Led Zeppelin
12. Free Bird - Lynyrd Skynyrd


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 2:26 am 
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One Vision and Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:36 pm 
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The Message?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:50 pm 
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Outa-Space by Billy Preston?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:18 am 
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Manzarek is the fucking boss, two performances in the top 10! Yeah! :irish:
Definitely my favorite keyboardist in rock.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:00 am 
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what is soul kitchen not doing on this list? I'd have it in place of When the Music's Over, they're similar but Soul Kitchen is much more of a riff and much more well known as far as I know. Regardless it should still be on here.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:27 am 
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Well I see what you mean in that Soul Kitchen is 'more of a riff'.
WtMO has a killer intro but it's more like an actual solo than a riff.

HOWEVER,
Strange Days > both.
One of the first uses of the Moog synth in rock, and the riff is a classic.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2012 10:09 am 
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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
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"You Can Call Me Al" is way too infectious to be missing from this list.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2012 8:49 pm 
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23.In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida- Iron Butterfly


I'd have thought this would be much higher. Absolutely classic and instantly identifiable.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:19 pm 
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I'm now convinced that A Whiter Shade of Pale may deserve the #1 spot, considering it's one of the most covered songs of all time. And where's Easy Livin' by Uriah Heep?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 7:24 am 
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I know this is basically subjective, but I think Light My Fire should always reign as THE unchallenged number one.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
PostPosted: Thu May 31, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Well there are ones that are even more iconic, like Superstition.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 Greatest Rock Keyboard Riffs
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Heard this yesterday, kind of forgotten, but a good piano riff.



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