AC/DC - Hells Bells Megadeth - Symphony of Destruction Iron Maiden - Fear of the Dark The Sword - Freya STPs - Plush/Sex Type Thing Metallica - Master of Puppets White Stripes - Seven Nation Army Van Halen - Panama RHCP - Scar Tissue
This reminded me of the "Guitar Masters", Phil deGruy, Jimmy Robinson, Cranston Clements, and Jimmy Robinson. They play a selection entitled Pop 40 Goes the Weasel with all the best guitar riffs in one song.
1. Satisfaction It's All Right Ma (I'm Only Bleeding)/Dylan Cowgirl in the Sand 7+7 Is/Love Inna-Gadda-Da-Vida School/Nirvana Blind Willie McTell/Dylan Whippin Post Keith Don't Go—acoustic version/Nils Lofgren Eight Miles High The King Will Come/Wisbone Ash Communication Breakdown Stairway to Heaven Happenings Ten Years Time Ago/The Yardbirds Heart full of Soul/Yardbirds Take Five/Dave Brubeck Quartet House of the Rising Sun/The Animals Three Hours/Nick Drake Boys of Summer Countdown to Extinction Purple Haze Hey Joe/Hendrix version (Deep Purple's a close second)
You can say what you want about rock 'n roll ... but when it comes to riffs that stay with you your whole life, no other musical genre comes close.